Mr. Blunt and Cranky heard something remarkable today: shall he share it? Why yes, yes he shall: 97% of scientists actively working and publishing in the field of climatology agree that man-made global warming is an established fact. Ninety-Seven Friggin’ Percent. When was the last time you saw that kind of unanimity among humans on any topic? Hell, there’s not that much agreement on the validity of the moon landings.

If an international group of contentious, contumacious brainiacs can agree on Global Climate Change, we should treat it as a fact.  That means that anyone who bleats and blathers against the facts is a liar, because they choose to ignore reality and spew falsehoods.

“Oh, but Cranky One,” we hear you cry, “they are entitled to their opinion”. To which the response must be, “facts don’t give an armadillo’s fart about opinions”. Americans have gotten waaaaay too tolerant of fools and liars, and too invested in the silly-arsed, school-of-fluffy-bunnies-and-magical-rainbow-ponies  notion that everyone’s opinion is of equal value and deserves equal time and consideration.  Sorry, but that is not the case.  Some people simply have more information about a given topic than others, and their knowledge is worth more than the opinions of the ignorant.

This writer might opine that that all the gold in Fort Knox belongs to him, but he’d get a rude shock if he tried acting as if that opinion were true. Try having an “opinion” on gravity. Or how hot that stove burner is. Or how sharp a crocodile’s teeth are. No matter what you may believe, you’ll be bruised, burnt or dismembered when you encounter reality.

Climate change deniers are causing great harm because of their lies, and the first step in solving the problem is to call them out as the liars they are. Not “mistaken”; not “presenting a minority view”; not “stating an opinion”; no, these are liars. They should be forced to wear their Crowns O’ Polished Turds in public, the better that we may know to ignore anything that comes out of their mouths.

Monday: Reasons conservatives should acknowledge Climate Change and work to reverse it (yes, there are such reasons).

Mr. B & C