From Letters to the Editor in today’s Age, in response to the Simon Castles article, covered previously, three posts down:
I AM getting heartily sick of the climate change deniers [swallowing the Holocaust lexicon, with no shame] who claim that those of us worried [how about hysterical, irrational? I’ve seen “worried”, and this is not how it looks] about global warming are in the thrall of some religious. Just who are the religious maniacs exhibiting blind irrational faith? [aah, that would be you buddy] Is it those who can see — melting glaciers, melting icecaps, one-in-a-thousand-year droughts [false / untrue / a lie], cyclones in Newcastle [yes, and?], bushfires that burn for months [no surprises there; it's not called bush fire season for nothin'], record high temperatures [err, not really, one or two days of record highs during summer … well, that happens every summer that I've ever lived], shrinking water reserves [yep – “reserves” – manmade infrastructure, of which we haven’t built enough – we are in a country with more water than anyone else – it’s called mismanagement; newsflash: we also live in a drought-ridden county], — or those claiming that every [CONSENSUE IS NOT SCIENCE; yup, I really should get those bumper stickers out there] respected [oh dear, to we have to start splitting hair over the qualifier "respected" now?] climate scientist in the world is part of a massive conspiracy [the “deniers” aren’t idiot conspiracy theorists, they leave that to loopy-lefties and goofy-greenies] to fool us into giving up our four-wheel-drives?
Such dross made its way into The Age at the weekend with a piece by Simon Castles. I know it's easier to attack the messenger than the message [not always, and not in this case], and greenies can be painfully sanctimonious, but that doesn't mean The Age should give support to this silly line about climate change "religion". [No, of course not, the media should forcefully uphold censorship, close down debate and man the barricades against social analysis of cultural movements.]