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
Moderation in Moderation: Comment is Free at The Guardian?
My Affair with George Monbiot: part 1
My Affair with George Monbiot: Part2
Who scrutinises the advice from government climate change advisers?
Questions the Guardian climate debate didn’t answer
Climategate2: Taking Your Argument to the Public
Christmas Football in No-mans-land
Dr Adam Corner talks with Geoff Chambers – Discussion 2
It’s a f*ct. We’re f*cked
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.