Friday, 20 February 2009

Here's a pathetic article:

http://www.spiked-online.com/index.php?/site/article/6271/

The author's chosen preoccupation is with the output of James Hansen. I say 'chosen' because, out of the thousands of climate scientists in the world warning of doom, one would have to make a deliberate choice in targeting any particular one for criticism.

And the nature of that criticism is truly pathetic: the author doesn't like Hansen's choice of words and tone of voice. And this is apparently enough - in the author's eyes - seriously to undermine the content of what Hansen has to say.

I've been reading spiked for a while now and I am repeatedly struck by how often their articles are similarly vacuous - intended as serious comment but actually advancing no substantial arguments.

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