The underlying argument of many climate-change skeptics1 is

anthropogenic climate change is frightening, therefore it must not be true and the evidence for it must be faked.

It is entertaining to apply this argument in some other places to see how well it works:

bankruptcy is frightening, therefore I cannot be bankrupt and the nasty demands for payment people keep sending me can be ignored.


cancer is frightening, therefore I do not have cancer and the red stuff I am coughing up is not blood.

What's that thing that ostriches are meant to do?

  1. Or, fools and liars. 

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