I find that I’m listed as a climate denier. Someone actively preventing the world from dealing with the major problem de nos jours. This according to an organisation called DeSmog:
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Well, OK, and we find this entry:
There we go then eh, proof perfect!
It’s just that they’re using a very, entirely, strange definition of climate denier. Now these are the quotes that they are using mind, this is not me trawling for things that show me in a better light. These are the quotes they themselves pick up to show that I am in fact a climate denier:
November 20, 2013
“If we are to believe that climate change is happening, that it is indeed something we must do about and further, that it is us causing the problem, then the answer is a carbon tax at that social cost of carbon emissions.”
That’s cute, isn’t it? I agree with the Stern Review and William Nordhaus (and yes, I can even explain the difference between their approaches) and that makes me a climate denier?
January 7, 2016
Worstall took issue with the way the EU has dealt with climate change and wrote, “assuming, for the sake of argument, that there is a problem that needs solving”, “we here at the [Adam Smith Institute] have always been in favour of a carbon tax. We know very well that, whatever the reality of climate change, some fool somewhere is going to do something. So, let’s make sure that what is done is minimally damaging and might even have some useful side effects”.
Apparently recommending the solution that near all economists do make me a denier.
Which is, don’t you think, an interesting insight into who is a climate denier and why. Saying that, to solve this problem “Do this over here, not that over there” is to deny a solution?