I’ve got a blog

I’ve had a blog for two years, and I didn’t even know.

It’s like this.

Some blogs require that you register with them via Google or WordPress or someone before you can comment. So I registered with WordPress to get a password, and they said “Wanna blog?” and I said “Why not?” and went through the motions, and then forgot about it. Then at Climate Audit, I noticed my name comes up automatically at the top of the page, so I clicked on it to see what it was all about, and ended up on my own blog, which was marked “under construction”.

Under construction? First I’d heard about it. And the worst of it was, 68 people had visited my blog before I even knew it existed. So I thought it was maybe time I got it together.

Up till now I’ve been an ardent, incessant, obsessive commenter on other people’s blogs. A parasite. A decorative mistletoe on the sturdy oak of climate scepticism. Now I’m putting down roots.

It’s not as if I hadn’t got things to say. Hundreds of pages I”ve already said on other blogs, not counting the stuff I’ve lost, or which has been deleted by moderators.

Here are links to the articles I’ve published on other people’s blogs.

The Union of Soviet Climate Change Writers

http://omnologos.com/the-union-of-soviet-climate-change-writers/

Moderation in Moderation: Comment is Free at The Guardian?

http://ccgi.newbery1.plus.com/blog/?p=337

My Affair with George Monbiot: part 1

http://ccgi.newbery1.plus.com/blog/?p=339

My Affair with George Monbiot: Part2

http://ccgi.newbery1.plus.com/blog/?p=357

Who scrutinises the advice from government climate change advisers?

http://ccgi.newbery1.plus.com/blog/?p=450#more-450

Questions the Guardian climate debate didn’t answer

http://ccgi.newbery1.plus.com/blog/?p=473

Climategate2: Taking Your Argument to the Public

http://ccgi.newbery1.plus.com/blog/?p=534

Christmas Football in No-mans-land

http://ccgi.newbery1.plus.com/blog/?p=581

http://talkingclimate.org/understanding-climate-scepticism-a-sceptic-responds/

Dr Adam Corner talks with Geoff Chambers – Discussion 2

http://unsettledclimate.org/2012/08/20/dr-adam-corner-talks-with-geoff-chambers-discussion-2/

It’s a f*ct. We’re f*cked

http://www.climate-resistance.org/2012/08/it’s-a-fct-we’re-fcked.html

Several are attacks on Guardian activist and former investigative journalist George Monbiot. Then there are two dialogues with psychologist and Guardian journalist and activist Adam Corner, and a critique of Royal Court thespian and doom monger Professor Stephen Emmott.

There’s a common theme running through them. They’re not about climate change. I’m not interested in climate change. Climate change is boring.

I’m interested in lots of things, for instance art history and foreign languages (and also politics, but I’ll leave that for later). These articles are attacks on people who think that climate change is so important that an interest in art history and foreign languages is a frivolous conceit. These people belong to my world, my social class, my political tendency, often my generation. I understand them.

To paraphrase Professor Emmott, these people are f*cking dangerous.

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5 Responses to I’ve got a blog

  1. j ferguson says:

    Good for you Geoff. I think I’ve learned more about writing in the 4 years I’ve been commenting than in the preceding 60 years. I continue to be a leach, though, loading up other peoples’ blogs with observations which for some reason often seem showstoppers.

    We live in truly wonderful times where we can share ideas worldwide, not just down to the corner pub (wish we had one, though).

    Keep at it. I’ll be reading.

    john ferguson

  2. Welcome to the Blogosphere🙂

    Hope you enjoy the ride!

  3. j ferguson
    Agreed about the wonderful times. The first time we chatted, if I remember, was at Climate Resistance. You were reading Gibbon’s Decline and Fall while navigating round the Georgia Sea Islands. Those three words mean two things to me: John White’s ill-fated 1587 colony on Roanoke island, (and his wonderful paintings of the people and fauna); and the Gershwins’ opera “Porgy and Bess”.
    It’s one of the wonders of our world that places I’ll never see and people I’ll never meet can mean so much.
    It was the same for the ancient Greeks, who delighted in reading accounts of faraway countries they would never see and hardly believed in. Most of their accounts have disappeared, yet the echo remains in a certain attitude combining curiosity and analysis – the basis of everything we call civilisation.

  4. Mike Bowyer says:

    “Climate change is boring”.

    What a cunt.

  5. Jules Maigret says:

    Refreshingly Candid Geoff

    Thank you for being the thorn to deflate the hubrists’s ego balloons !

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