The Climate Scepticism Group is a band of bloggers who got together in June 2015 to jam on the subject of climate change and how it seems to have become a quasi-religion. Many of the members had successful solo careers before joining the band, whilst others could be found turning up at open mic sessions at venues such as Watts Up With That? and Bishop Hill. Band membership is open to anyone who thinks that their voice may be heard more readily as a member of a group that has an amp that goes up to 11, rather than as a singleton busking on the corner of Internet Street.
There is no wish to compete with supergroups such as WUWT or the GWPF on the news-gathering front. The group is just a collection of disparate voices in a joint venture. There’s no “party line” or rulebook, and certainly no 97% consensus about anything.
As with all bands, membership has changed over the years, with at least one member vowing never to re-join (artistic differences and all that). The current list of members, past, present, and possibly sleeping it off in the tour bus toilet, is as follows. (Click on the name to see the person’s Cliscep posts.)
Geoff Chambers (personal blog)
Alex Cull (personal blog and transcriptions)
Mike Dombroski (personal blog)
Richard Drake (personal blog)
Tom Fuller (personal blog)
Jaime Jessop (personal blog)
Brad Keyes (personal blog)
Paul Matthews (personal blog)
Ben Pile (personal blog, also at spiked)
Scepticus (a group name)
John Shade (personal blog)
Tony Thomas (also at Quadrant)
Ian Woolley (personal blog)
You can also follow us on Twitter at @cliscep.
The Climate Scepticism Group was never about the money. Even today it has yet to sign a record contract. And in these post covid days, who knows where the audience for climate scepticism will go? Whatever, let the music live on!
If you’re interested in joining us, for example by contributing an article, drop us a line here. In the immortal words of Professor Phil Jones: “The internet has allowed all these people to find one another – unfortunately”
‘Climate Scepticism Group’ is a form of words chosen purely for convenience by a group of contributors who use this website to present their views. Climate Scepticism Group is not a separate legal entity (whether incorporated or unincorporated), merely a name applied to a website. Each individual contributor is solely responsible for his/her own articles, and the views expressed in any article are not necessarily those of any other contributor.
While every effort will be made by contributors to moderate the site, none of the contributors accept responsibility for the comments of third parties.
[The page image is of the Greek philosopher Pyrrho, founder of philosophical scepticism.]
Updated 19 May 2021