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Comments on: The limits of doubt-mongering http://www.climateshifts.org/?p=6489 Science, climate change, coral reefs and the environment Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:57:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.25 By: Richard Nixon http://www.climateshifts.org/?p=6489#comment-1305 Sun, 13 Mar 2011 14:50:30 +0000 http://www.climateshifts.org/?p=6489#comment-1305 I agree. It does seem to be shifting to the point where even the most frustrated denialists will start looking for the next angle to latch on to and drive home. Take Andrew Bolt for example. He’s on record as one of the most outspoken – but lately he’s taken a different tack. He won’t admit publicly (what he knew all along) that the science is credible, but now he’ll say things like ‘yes there is warming but it is insignificant’. Instead he will continue ridiculing any abatement measures such as carbon tax or ETS. That’s his job and I have to say he does it well. The trouble is, he’s starting to impact the ABC. I can see an influence just from his presence. Other commentators are being cautious and some are holding back. The doubt strategy works and when they give up on the science denial stance, they won’t stop there.

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By: Ricki http://www.climateshifts.org/?p=6489#comment-1304 Sun, 06 Mar 2011 11:19:46 +0000 http://www.climateshifts.org/?p=6489#comment-1304 Nice to see Climate Shifts back in action.

However, I think there is a bit of a way to go yet before we see strong action on mitigation. The money and resources of the denial campaign give them far more strength than the tobacco lobby. They seem to have captured a fair proportion of the right wing of politics both in
the USA and here in Australia. Also, the effort involved to change our ways is much greater than for the recognition of the cancer causes of tobacco.

That said, I do believe that there has been a resurgence in the coverage of the science this year and that as a result the public is more aware of the weight of evidence of the science. The denial campaign is focussing directly on the politics and this makes it hard for the scientists and their supporters to achieve change.

We still have a long way to go.

The Zero Carbon Australia Plan is encouraging though. It is clear that we can replace our energy systems in the practical sense and in as short as 10 years. So we have to keep lobbying our politicians and fighting for recognition in the media.

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