How Australian McCarthyism operates in 2009. Extracts from a discussion by Left bloggers on global warming.
Christopher Monckton’s views on climate change have previously been enthusiasically reported on by Bob Carter at Quadrant Online, and presented to an adoring audience at the Heartland Institute’s 2009 Heartland-2 conference on climate change, where Monckton rubbed shoulder with an all-star cast including not a few from Australia.
Who cares about denialists? Ignore them, don’t feed them. Never link to them.
Monckton is also one of the speakers at the IPA Conference on the Economics of Climate Change Policy next month. I am not kidding.
Democracy is up there on the list of potential casualties in the post global warming world, I mean how much longer can the fascade [sic] of talking about action hold up in the face of real world outcomes?
David Irving (no relation):
Yeh, but Tim, since when have the IPA had anything useful to say on either the environment or economics?
Conference on the Economics of Climate Change Policy next month
I mean, give a rats arse about the IPA and their loony ideas, but this is really sad. There is a lot of contested ground that could be dug over (if you excused the mixed metaphor) in the economics of the responses to climate change. This is an area where right-wing economists could have a red-hot go at actual interesting policy. However, Harry Clarke excepted, they’re too busy crapping on about serious scientific stuff that they are entirely unqualified to judge.
Personally I would have welcomed a bit of hard-nosed right-wing thinking in an ETS. The current beast we’re getting is a monstrosity.
As for Monckton, who cares really.