The #ExxonKnew scandal has hit the mainstream, thanks to Senator Bernie Sanders' letter to the Department of Justice, Bill McKibben's piece in The Nation, and James Delingpole running to Exxon's defense.
But there is one development in the deniersphere:a new website featuring the writings of various UK deniers called cliscep.com (as in "climate skepticism"). The group of bloggers are pooling their efforts because the deniersphere is, according to the site's about page, "becoming crowded to the point that it's difficult to keep up."
To make things easier for their collective readers, the bloggers are combining forces with the aim of packaging all their denial together on one site. Their inaugural post is predictably classy and is titled "Silly Cnut." It announces the bloggers' plans for a national event in 2016 to honor King Cnut with an award for "Silly Cnut of the year." The second post looks at the initiative where climate scientists describe how their work makes them feel. The post is pretty pointless and mostly just quotes the scientists. Then there's a post that suggests we should "restart the climate change debate" by testing the models from past IPCC reports. This displays a fair amount of ignorance, considering that the IPCC AR5 dedicated an entire chapter to the evaluation of climate models. Then they attempt to dispute the fact that corporations have dropped millions on denial organizations by pointing out that some denier sites have ads on them.
So bookmark the site if you're looking for an easy way to keep tabs on the second-string UK deniers—or you can just continue ignoring them, like everyone else.
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