Quote of the Day: George Monbiot

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day

George Monbiot on denial (but slips in a Denier Alert at the same time):

I have seldom felt so alone. Confronted with crisis, most of the environmentalists I know have gone into denial. The emails hacked from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia, they say, are a storm in a tea cup, no big deal, exaggerated out of all recognition. It is true that climate change deniers [!!] have made wild claims which the material can’t possibly support (the end of global warming, the death of climate science). But it is also true that the emails are very damaging.

The response of the greens and most of the scientists I know is profoundly ironic, as we spend so much of our time confronting other people’s denial. Pretending that this isn’t a real crisis isn’t going to make it go away.

Read it here. (h/t Andrew Bolt)


  1. The most disturbing aspect for me is – how am I ever going to be able to look my grandchildren in the eye and answer their questions:

    “Grandad – what did you do to stop these nutters from wrecking our economy?
    Grandad – were Rudd and Turnbull both Muslim extremist fanatics? Is that why they were so intent on taking Australia back to the 7th century?
    Grandad – didn’t we have a parliament back then? Didin’t anyone in there speak up and challenge these megalomaniacs?
    Grandad – what were the journalists doing while all this was happening? Didn’t they ever question what all the lying “scientists” were saying?
    Grandad – will it ever be warm again like it was when you were our age?”

    Help me out here with some answers …

  2. Incredible. Thanks for posting that. I have alerted the local green left website about it, and have been conducting an online debate about the whole thing…


  3. …and of course at mickysmuses.blogspot.com.

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