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'Deny climate change? Then you're as ignorant as those who think the world is flat' - Scotsman.com News

CLIMATE-change sceptics are as ignorant as people who believe the earth is flat, according to one of Scotland's most influential conservationists, Professor Colin Galbraith, director of policy at Scottish Natural Heritage.
Of the sceptics, Prof Galbraith said: "They also believe the world is flat. I'm absolutely scathing of them. The more people that ignore this, the worse it will be. They should open their eyes. There is evidence all around us. "It's not about climate change happening in 20 years' time. It is happening now."
A Cardiff University survey earlier this year suggested one in five people were "hard-line sceptics". Men, people who lived in rural areas, older people and high earners were the most sceptical.
Professor Des Thomson, policy and advice manager at SNH, said he thought it was "dangerous" that people were continuing to question the evidence.

How very dare you question the evidence we say is all around you!

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Where is all this evidence, anyway? A few melting glaciers and, er, that's it, as far as I can see.

Just in case you or any of your readers were interested, Professor Galbraith can be contacted via his email, colin.galbraith@snh.gov.uk

Of course the climate is changing. It has been for more than 3 thousand million years. And will continue changing for another 4 billion years or so, until the sun goes red giant and ends it all. Fuckwit, professor or not.

Of course the climate is changing. It has been for more than 3 thousand million years. And will continue changing for another 4 billion years or so, until the sun goes red giant and ends it all. Fuckwit, professor or not.

The semantic sleight of hand that led to catastrophic anthropologenic global warming sceptics being labelled as climate change deniers amuses me.

Because I believe the climate changes and always has I am a climate change denier. And yet the people who might brand me as such deny that the climate changed before the industrial revolution in the face of all the historical evidence.

"Because I believe the climate changes and always has I am a climate change denier."

Quite. You'd have thought it was obvious that the climate has changed the dawn of time.
Climate change is the reason my house isn't covered with two hundred feet
of ice.

Men = more likely to consider the evidence dispassionately
People who lived in rural areas = people who might actually know what last winter was like
Older people = more likely to have a reasonable scientific education
High earners = probably brighter, or at least more likely to think rationally

Just saying

Damnit Brian, follower of Deornoth you beat me to it.

Prof Galebreath = pompous tw*t

A warmist so you'd imagine would be female, live in a city, young and poor. Doubt it though .... this prof is presumably on the gravy train...so male, lives in the nice suburbs, old and rich

Rather pompous, but probably an agreeable chap from time to time.

Sure it gets hot in the summer, and cold in the winter, but I remember that happening over the last 50 years, so as easy as it might seem, I don't see the "evidence we say is all around you!"

BTW - I would like to get myself one of those castles someday...

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