I’m going to try to divide this up into a series of reasonably digestible chunks, beginning with Dr Matthews’ clever ploy of mostly posting tweets. Let’s start with this guy on the first day of November:
Who had prompted that? This fellow:
The Canadian was comforted in his loss by his long-term collaborator:
What is Jacobson up to now? A meteorologist explains:
And that of course prompted Ridley’s comment.
I want to come back to the Enlightenment part. But McIntyre and McKitrick’s ridicule back in June is important to me in this week of remembrance and ties in with something that resonated in the run-up to the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik coup in Russia:
I agree with Benjamin and Dalrymple on the evil of communism in practice in enforcing humiliation (this came through to me strongly as a teenager in the writings of Richard Wurmbrand and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn) but I’d not seen anyone make the connection with the utter stupidities of climate consensus enforcement. (For which Geoff Chambers’ latest post provides a hilarious, typical yet tragic example.)
You need Nigel Lawson’s insistence on classifying climate moronity as a subset of political correctness, restated with force at the launch of Rupert Darwall’s new book at the House of Lords ten days ago, to fully appreciate the connection I guess. But for me humiliation is the common thread, for the purpose of control. How deeply it makes me appreciate all sceptics, those who refuse to conform.
I’m going to take Jacobson as a sample ‘expert’ but also Ridley. More on that pretty soon. Feel free to discuss anything that comes to mind as a result of this hasty first cut.