With lots of new readers from different directons, I thought it was time to make this blog more accessible. I’ll add an annotated contents page when I can.
In the meantime, I’ve sorted out the Categories and added some. “Weirdos”, “Phantom Bodies” (and of course “Apocalypse Close” for the initiates) are probably the most fun. “France Italy & the Rest” is for everything foreign. “Sociology of Climate Change” is what I intended to be the principle subject here, and I note that the oldest articles are probably the best.
For example, in
I said of one of the umpteen green corpse-counting reports which constitute the main corpus of global warming literature:
“The Danes’ brief dummy’s guide to climate change is peppered with footnotes referring to the IPCC report which, being based on science, is full of doubts and uncertainty. But the key references, the ones which allow of no doubt and which justify the references to collapse and devastation, are the ones from Doran, Oreskes and co., a bunch of incompetent mendacious third-rate social scientists who can’t count higher than 77, can’t read the titles of articles in Nature without moving their lips, and can’t produce a peer-reviewed paper which doesn’t sound like a cat food commercial.”
I don’t think the analysis of the social scientific reaction to the global warming phenomenon has advanced since then.