Sunder Katwala has taken a deep breath and dived like a mythical Danish hero into the depths of the tory blog to find out what they think about global heating. He has come up with the dismal news that the top 10 are all in denial over the effect of carbon dioxide on our atmosphere.
Let's look at their rascally links:
1. Iain Dale
2. Conservative Home
3. Dizzy Thinks
4. Daniel Hannan MEP
5. Tory Bear
6. Archbishop Cranmer
7. John Redwood MP
8. Douglas Carswell MP
9. Letters from a Tory
10. Burning our Money
This dismal shower will be in power come next June, barring acts of God (although "Lord" Heseltine of Quiff thinks the mountain is too steep to climb, and we are going to get a hung Parliament. Yes please).
What to do?
All I can suggest is that we copy the text below, store it on our desktops, and paste it into their comment slots at every opportunity.
To all the climate change deniers out there, you must understand that in the end, this is not an academic debate, because we and our children are part of the experiment. The consensus among scientists (yes, with a few exceptions, as is always the case in science) is that we should decarbonise our economy as a matter of urgency.
Let's take a bookie's eye view of the matter.
Say we decarbonise our economy, and it turns out (unlikely as that may be) that IPCC view is wrong? Well, we will have created hundreds of thousands of jobs in insulation and renewable energy manufacturing and taken thousands out of fuel poverty. Not bad, but that's not all. We will also have reduced the shock of Peak Oil and Peak Gas, and reduced the acidification of the oceans. And addressed our energy security problems. And increased prosperity in hot countries. Not bad, not bad at all.
Say on the other hand, we go the way of the denialists/skeptics, and it turns out, as per all reasonable expectations, that they are wrong? We will have problems with energy security, Peak Oil, Peak Gas, acidified oceans, acid rain, fuel poverty, unemployment, poverty, civil unrest and finally, massive, catastrophic climate disruption from droughts, floods, crop failures, disease, and war. With massive migration caused by environmental collapse. Not good.
Any sensible punters would put their money on decarbonising the global economy.