I thought I would highlight this sort video by Marc Hudson – who runs the Manchester Climate Monthly blog. I’ll acknowledge an element of self-promotion as he mentions this blog in the video, and the video itself was partly a consequence of a question on a recent interview with an – apparently – excellent blogger 😉 .
What he describes is very close to what I’ve experienced in the last year or so – conspiracy ideation, use of fake experts, cherry-picking, and logical fallacies. I tend not to use the term “denier” because it does have a habit of damaging dialogue. However, Marc has quite clearly defined climate denialism, and I would hope most would agree, that the charateristics that Marc describes are characteristics that people who want to be credible should do their best to avoid. In my opinion, if you think you’re regarded as someone who is practicing climate denialism – and you think that’s an unfair characterisation – maybe you should watch the video and then try harder to avoid doing what Marc describes.