Remember the Battle of Stalingrad during WW2? The German juggernaut ran into a ferocious rear-guard action from the Soviet defenders who battled street by street, block by block, building by building, always moving back only a notch before fighting even more fiercely from the next fortified position behind them. The battle had a foregone conclusion, but that didn’t stop the fanatical defenders from laying down the last Russian life over the last centimetre of Stalingrad.
So it has been with climate-change deniers. Each week their commissars pass down the latest rallying cries, which are faithfully, frequently, and loudly chanted by the troops each time they’re forced to move back another next block. Here’s a sampling:
What’s global warming?
That’s a hoax.
Sure, there are seasonal fluctuations. So what?
What makes you think the glaciers are retreating? Well, that’s not ALL glaciers. OK, nice photos, but the polar ice cap hasn’t budged.
Scores of climatologists disagree.
The UN. Aren’t those the black-helicopter guys?
The polar ice cap grew ALMOST all the way back this winter.
It’s preposterous to think that humans can affect the whole planet.
A dozen climatologists disagree.
Well, there’s nothing WE can do about it.
Not all climatologists agree.
I’m shoveling snow today. Global warming, ha ha ha!
Look, here’s a climatologist who disagrees.
4 degrees? Is that like 7 degrees of separation, ha ha?
If it’s not primarily our fault, why should we pay for it?
Let’s not get carried away listening to only one extreme.
Scores of climatologists think we can save Holland.
Benghazi! Gun-grabbers! AP! IRS! Squirrel!
April 12, 2017