(NOTE: This post is adapted from something I wrote here a year ago this month).


It occurs to me that both sides in the debate over global warming have one thing in common: Hardly anybody really wants it to be true that climate-change trends pose a significant threat to our way of life.


But global-warming deniers want it to be untrue for reasons that are fundamentally different from mine, at least in one respect: They don’t merely want to avoid the havoc of environmental catastrophe.  Rather, they find us exponents of mainstream scientific theories on climate change repugnant, and they ...

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(NOTE: This post is adapted from something I wrote here a year ago this month).

It occurs to me that both sides in the debate over global warming have one thing in common: Hardly anybody really wants it to be true that climate-change trends pose a significant threat to our way of life.

But global-warming deniers want it to be untrue for reasons that are fundamentally different from mine, at least in one respect: They don’t merely want to avoid the havoc of environmental catastrophe.  Rather, they find us exponents of mainstream scientific theories on climate change repugnant, and they ...

Read more