Geoff Brown from The Climate Sceptics Party has some interesting things to say about my blog:
They (Mike?) have made a false statement here. Denying the reality of Global Warming? No, we KNOW that the Globe has been warming since it came out of the Little Ice Age (LIA) ~1850. Do the “watchers” deny the MWP and the LIA. If you take these events into account, the late twentieth century warming is not unusual.
The Climategate Cabal tried to suppress these events in order to make the 20th century warming look more striking to scare the populace. See here…
The Watcher goes on to dispute our connecting the severity of the Victorian fires to the Greens.
First of all, welcome Geoff!
I have no intention of censoring what you have to say.
That the Climate Sceptics Party exists is a good thing for democracy: this is the debate we have to have.
The science is settled: it is our society that needs to thrash this issue out in public. And yes, the debate is robust because it has to be.
I’m extremely busy at work, and will respond to the post on this blog shortly.
The debate we must have
However, I think people should have the opportunity to discuss the issue. A few ground rules for everyone:
- Keep it civil
- Don’t resort to ad hominem/personal attacks
- Respect the other, even if they have widely differing views to yours
- Foul language or personal abuse will not be tolerated.
I will apply the same rules to “warmist” and “denier” alike. Breach of these rules results in a temporary ban. A “one warning” rule will apply, and I’ll monitor things carefully.
I’ve always believed in freedom of expression, and the right of any one to express their view. We’re all adults here; let’s not fall into the trap of demonizing those with opposing views.
Some background on me
I’m not a:
- Member of the Labor Party
- Agent for the NWO
I am centrist in my political views, comfortable with market based economies (regulated) and believe democratic forms of government allow the flourishing of individuals and societies.
About this fire thing…
I’m favour of controlled burn offs to reduce fuel loads. I agree, more could have been down to reduce the fuel load. I spent a little bit of time in the CFA. I never saw any major action, however I understand the need for proper fire management techniques.
We probably have far more in common that either side of the “debate” realise.