As the mercury climbs and the citizens slowly drift back to work the political silly season continues unabated. What passes for commentary in our media is slanted to the sensational and has no test of truth or honesty. One opinion is as good as another particularly if it comes with a smartly packaged quotable one liner. The endless chatter on the so-called climate change debate has everything apart from facts, scientific heft and a realism about the urgency.
This is not my opinion. I am not a scientist. It is what the scientists are telling us. Not all scientists for sure but 99% of them. Australia has two prominent exceptions neither of whom have expertise in the field. Ian Plymer is a geologist and a mining company board member who has made obfuscation and misinformation his business, and a healthy business it turns out to be. There is a lovely youtube of him "debating" George Monbiot - I say debating in inverted commas because ... well look it up.
The Jewish community decided unilaterally not to debate David Irving. The Holocaust was real, did happen and many of us have to deal with issues from it daily. Why pretend it is a legitimate subject for debate with two sides to the argument? Ask the President of Iran but who really wants to talk to him.