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You don't speak to denialists. You speak about them. Never expect a crank to turn.

In this respect, our American comrades have valuable experience to impart. See for instance www.scienceblogs.com/denialism

In particular, I like the Denialist's Deck of Cards - useful for both a good laugh and for recognizing and replying to CATO-style libertarian crankery (including global warming denialism).

Since the European right seems to have imported both its ideas and its "arguments" lock, stock and barrel from the US, I think it makes sense to look up the boilerplate responses that the American left has already prepared for us. At least as a starting point.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Fri Jun 22nd, 2007 at 07:51:15 PM EST
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Nice page! Grist also has a site on How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic. Since the right is reading off a scripted manual, having this page is valuable for the "facts" they will come up with. Caution! Following a scripted mode of rebuttal is not necessarily the best way to reply.

What I tried to do with my question is turn the age-old conservative tome "whatever happened to responsibility" on its head. Responsibility only matters to the right when it comes to picking yourself up out of the gutter or being a small consumer duped by corporate criminals. When the left or the greens start talking about paying for negative external effects, responsibility suddenly vanishes a long way into the distance.

by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Sat Jun 23rd, 2007 at 05:31:36 AM EST
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