[This year I want to express my thankfulness for the "climate deniers." These unjustly smeared climate thinkers are addressing climate change from a humanist perspective. They actually consider the facts, consider them rationally, and draw logical conclusions about climate and human fourishing. They have assembled a monumental body of fact-oriented work showing that the climate catastrophe scenario peddled by leading politicians, crony businesses, Environmentalists, and much of the media is fraud. The basis of the catastrophe movement is that any human impact on the raw nature is by that very fact immoral, including man's impact on the climate, regardless of the benefits to human well-being.
[The "demiers" hold a different perspective that prioritizes human well-being—humanism—at the moral center. And it yields different logical conclusions. This view is backed up by extensive research, including much of the same source material that the catastrophists use (and misuse). But the "deniers"—dissenters from the mainstream dogma—read the data to show that, from a human, rather than Environmentalist, perspective, that climate change has both positive and negative influences, is mild and manageable, and has coincided with the best climate for human life ever. True, the dissenters acknowledge, climate change can cause serious problems in the future.
[But it is here that the principle "First, do no harm" must be honored. The catastrophists' moral premises demand immediate cutbacks and elimination of reliable energy, industrial development, technological innovation, freedom of markets to avoid the chimera of a climate "crisis"—a cognitively useless phrase if there ever was one. To the catastrophists, human impact is not causing the crisis; human impact is the crisis, and must e stopped at all costs to man, however bad. To deal with any negatives resulting from man's impact on the climate, the dissenters want to preserve man's access to reliable energy, industrial development, technological innovation, freedom of markets, adapt where necessary, mitigate where possible, and be sure not to damage human progress in quality of life.
[To any followers of the climate catastrophist hustlers, ask yourself , Why do your leaders demonize dissenters as deniers. Why do they want to discourage you from familiarizing yourselves with the pro-human view? What are the deniers saying that the catastrophist thought leaders don't want you to know? Here is a list of some of the "deniers" and energy experts, whose thoughts any objective person must consider:
Richard Lindzen, Naomi Seibt, Bjorn Lomborg, Michael Shellenberger (On Behalf Of Environmentalists, I Apologize For The Climate Scare), Judith Curry, Patrick Moore (ex-Greenpeace founder), Willam Happer, Roger Pielke Jr., Ronald Bailey, Steven E.Koonin, Ross McKittrick, Paul C. Knappenberger, Patrick J. Michaels, Robert Balling Jr., Alex Epstein (Fossil Future), Freeman Dyson, John Christy, and many others.]
To these "climate deniers"—Thank you for your tireless effort to counter the climate catastrophist religion with honesty, realism, and humanism.