May 03, 2007

Once again: Global warming skepticism vs. Holocaust denial

How pathetically stupid can people be? The Daily Telegraph's (UK) Melissa Whitworth, among others, once again compares skepticism of global warming to Holocaust denial.

Let's see -- measuring something that has virtually innumerable factors affecting it vs. an immutable historical fact. Did Holocaust deniers have a 180 degree view appoximately 30 years ago ... like those who are "absolutely sure" global warming is occuring now? They didn't?? What do you mean??

Let's be real, people: Global warming is most probably occurring at present, but the big argument is whether man is playing a key role in said warming. It is just ludicrous to compare these two items, especially since the friggin' weather cannot be accurately stated from day to day, let alone climate across centuries and millenia. Climate just doesn't compare to an outright FACT of history.

Posted by Hube at May 3, 2007 06:16 PM | TrackBack

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Hube, I think the point here is that from a scientific standpoint (measurements) global warming is as solid a fact as the Holocaust is from an historical standpoint. I do agree with you that the relative contributing factors to global warming are in dispute. Nevertheless, couldn't we argue that the causes (not the perpetrators) of the Holocaust may likewise be in dispute? Andrew Stuttaford did not dig very far beneath the surface.

Posted by: Perry at May 4, 2007 08:54 AM

"Causes of the Holocaust may be in dispute"?

Like how, for instance?

Posted by: Hube at May 5, 2007 08:14 AM