#Climate scientist riposte reposted. Corinne Le Quere skewers #torygraph blogger. #floods of tears. Don’t read the comments…

Corinne Le Quéré is professor of climate change science and policy at the University of East Anglia. She recently got smeared by a Telegraph blogger, who used all the standard denialist tosh, with a garnish of tweeting in which he (97% of climate denialists…) called her a “nutter.”
Her admirably brief reply – titled “What if man-made climate change is loading the dice on floods in the UK?” is pitch-perfect, and ends with the following;

If Mr Thomas would like to improve upon his fictional writing, my university, the University of East Anglia, has an esteemed creative writing programme, though he’ll have to do better than this to win a place.

#roflmao, even though #dontfeedthetrolls.

And as there is that Lewis’ LawComments on any article about feminism justify feminism,” so it is with climate articles. Only read the comments if you have a genuinely unshakeable faith in the ultimate victory of human rationality.


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