What is it that totally shows the ending of the road. Is there a dramatic climax or just a slow ebbing towards the end?
Can there be one singular action. 45 more words
This call by (real) sceptics to stop conflating 'skeptic' and 'denier' deserves to be better publicised. Denial of scientific fact is not scepticism! For clarification, I'll steal the words of one of the commenters, lesliegraham1:
The word denier dates from the 15th century and simply means ‘one who denies’. “…Denialism is the employment of rhetorical tactics to give the appearance of argument or legitimate debate, when in actuality there is none. These false arguments are used when one has few or no facts to support one’s viewpoint against a scientific consensus or against overwhelming evidence to the contrary. They are effective in distracting from actual useful debate using emotionally appealing, but ultimately empty and illogical assertions….” That definition fits climate change deniers to an absolute ‘T’. There is simply no other word in the English language that is more apt.The comment thread (in the original) makes for some entertaining reading, as the resident troll on climatecrocks flaps around wittering about 'the pause'.