The Pointman is a guy like me: he thinks and writes well, and I would like you to wander over to his analysis of the five phases of grief which warmists are going through over the tanking of the religion of anthropogenic global warming.
By the start of last year they’d mostly transitioned deep into the anger phase and that was the explanation for most of their blunders and bizarre outbursts. You can expect to see a lot more of the same this year as well as a jacking up of the alarmist propaganda to unheard of levels.
He thinks the fanatics are finished. The real culprits are the groups that have latched onto the government money-spigot, from which they will be difficult to detach.
The last opposition is the people and institutions who truly believe in one single thing – making lots of money from green policies. They’re clamped hard onto that sweet money teat and will take some prizing off it….
The pressure has to be exerted on the politicians because they’re the only ones who can turn off the money tap to all three groups. How that’s to be done is to seek to encourage the popular perception that environmental policies are actually bad things. The particular way that’s to be accomplished comes down to where you or your organisation fit into the skeptic landscape. I’m a skeptic blogger so my blogging efforts this year will be focused on that strategic objective.
There are a lot of real issues the ordinary person can easily relate to without knowing any science, climate or otherwise. Some obvious areas are sky-rocketing utility bills, fuel poverty, bird chopping windmills, solar panels that just don’t work, rich fat cats gorging out on subsidies, multi-million dollar failures like Solyndra, EPA fraud running into the millions and there are lots more viable targets.
Repeatedly beating the hell out of opponents who are already bested is a waste of your energy. It’s the ones still standing you have to go after.
Anyone who can say that environmental policies are actually bad things is likely to be a friend of mine. I just have not met Pointman in the flesh yet. When I do, I shall buy him a drink.