A lot of us think we live in a rational,
science dominated world with the dividends from the Reformation, the
Renaissance and the Age of Reason flowing into our lives. There are
however an awful lot of people out there whose education was not really
sufficient to bring them up to speed with enough maths, science and the
rationality of scientific method who simply do not see. hear or feel in
that same part of the intellectual spectrum. They still take their life
cues from the sorts of emotionally targetted thinking and rhetoric that
has been the signature of the shamans, the priests, the mythmakers and
the secular spruikers who have always been there in the irrational
shadows. Climatologists are just a recent iteration of the doomsayer
strand of humanity’s manipulator class who can make a buck spruiking
their schlok and form alliances of convenience with political and
commercial interests who see their work as just the latest brand of
This is an old problem wearing some new ’emperor’s’ clothes.
I just wish they would all find their Jim Jones and a supertanker full of Kool Ade.