One of the most insane and often economical-with-the-truth of the many climate propaganda websites is “Climate Home”, formerly known as RTCC.
Last week they wrote a post Climate denial is alive and kicking say scientists, on a paper that has recently been discussed at the Fabius Maximus blog.
The first problem with the Climate Home article is that the people who wrote the paper weren’t ‘scientists’ at all. Both of them work in politics departments. One of them has a Greenpeace flag on his web page, just in case there is any doubt about his politics. Describing academia’s political activists as “scientists” seems to be common, see also this example.
The second curious thing is that the paper and the Climate Home article claim that there has been a huge increase in the output (blogs, reports etc) from sceptical organisations such as the Heartland Institute. Yet their article is illustrated with a picture of a wall covered in posters produced by climate activists. The truth is that the vast increase has been in the amount of propaganda from people like Climate Home themselves.
Thirdly, there is a space for comments at the bottom of the article, which conveys the impression that you can comment there. I did so last Friday, pointing out quite politely, in response to a comment claiming that ‘deniers’ were getting more desperate, that it was in fact climate alarmists who were getting more desperate, as the Wanted posters in their picture show. My comment wasn’t posted.
Another of Climate Home’s topsy-turvy, mad-as-a-hatter posts is Big oil lines up to battle kids in climate court case. The impression given is that the evil fossil fuel companies are attacking defenceless little children via the courts. In fact what seems to be happening is, again, the opposite, that climate activists have brainwashed children – as young as 8 – and cynically manipulated them into launching lawsuits. Ironically, the organisation that is doing this calls itself “Our children’s trust”. Would child abusers be a better description?