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Jan. 9th, 2010 | 07:11 pm

Giles Coren wonders when people are going to stop making stupid shit jokes about climate change because it's cold. Unfortunately, the answer is "probably never".

We do of course have plenty of
middle-aged rightwingers, who think that climate change (along with racial prejudice, gender inequality and Aids) is a lefty invention by softies on Camden Council
writing columns - what would British journalism be without them? See Gerald Warner in the Telegraph guffawing about how he doesn't understand what "climate" means or Janet Daley, also in the Telegraph, seriously saying that it was political correctness that means councils are running out of grit. No, I didn't make that one up. There's the Express of course:

but it is the Express so not very surprising there. And there's the usual procession of backslapping trolls in the comments on Coren's piece, the ones who always turn up to spout the same discredited bollocks on anything mentioning climate change.

Half the Caribbean could be underwater and the Gulf Stream diverted and people will still be saying "oh nippy outside isn't it, so much for global warming HA HA HA". Put it this way: there are still plenty of people who think "Tony Bliar" (LIAR GET IT BECAUSE HE LIES) and "New Shame-bore" are funny, or that commenting on any news report about the Gaza Strip as if it were about Paul Gascoine's footballing uniform is the height of wit. Combine general rampant unfunniness with an actual agenda and I'm afraid we're in for decades of appalling reactionary japery. Sorry Giles.

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from: lilyvalley
date: Jan. 10th, 2010 03:06 am (UTC)

I'm appalled almost daily by the general public's lack of understanding of just what science is. Admittedly, though, I'm glad your general public is as dumb as ours. And have the same half-witted sense of humor.

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