Australian Politician Really Vexed By ‘Keyboard Warriors’

William “Bill” Shorten is a member of the Australian Labor party, and is currently leader of the opposition, since Labor was wiped out, crushed, during the 2013 elections, and a major reason for Labor’s loss goes directly to their cap and trade policies, much as it was when Labor lost so bad in the 2012 Queensland, Australia elections that they were no longer recognized as a political party. Bill is very upset that people are allow to offer their opinions

(UK Guardian) The climate change debate has been abandoned to “conspiracy theorists and keyboard warriors, the social media trolls and the angry shouts of talkback radio”, Bill Shorten says, and scientists should feel insulted their peer-reviewed research is being subject to “feelpinions”.

The opposition leader gave a speech to a “Science meets Parliament” event on Monday in which he said the Labor party would not walk away from action on climate change but the debate had suffered because of people using one-off weather events to justify their science.

He said consensus needed to be built on climate change, with scientists defending their findings more vigorously.

“I think the degradation of the climate change debate is the cautionary tale for what happens if we abandon the field to the conspiracy theorists and keyboard warriors, the social media trolls and the angry shouts of talkback radio,” he said.

In other words, dissenting voices must not be allowed. Remember, these same Labor party folks attempted, and in some cases succeeded, to ban speaking in a negative fashion about climate change, and Aussie climate change laws. Good little fascists. Funny how the keyboard warriors tend to be right and the consensus folks tend to be wrong, just like their computer models and talking points.

“On climate change, I think too many scientists – and indeed, politicians – made the mistake of projecting the strong consensus within their academic community onto the population at large. Too many of us took the popular support for action on climate change for granted.”

Yes, you did, and your Party paid the price. Aussie’s do not support your restrictive and costly policies. People yammer on about Doing Something about “climate change”, but when the rubber meets the road, they refuse to pay the price themselves.

“In this age of self-publishing platforms, it has never been easier for people to broadcast their opinion to the world – regardless of its veracity or foundation,” he said.

“On scientific matters, this means any outspoken blogger can pit their anecdotal ‘evidence’ and ‘commonsense’ reasoning against years of painstaking, peer-reviewed research.

Which is amusing, since Warmists blame every weather event on “climate change”. They even blame earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis on CC. Labor blamed the drought on CC, then, when Australia started seeing wet weather, they blamed that on CC. It’s a cult.

Oh, and when someone yammers on about “consensus”, they’ve left the realm of science and journeyed to sociology or some other type of soft discipline.

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5 Responses to “Australian Politician Really Vexed By ‘Keyboard Warriors’”

  1. Jeffery says:

    Pirate,

    Yep, he’s pretty much spot on. Scientists need to vigorously defend themselves and their data from the ignorati.

  2. gitarcarver says:

    Yep, he’s pretty much spot on. Scientists need to vigorously defend themselves and their data from the ignorati.

    See: Mann, Michael; SLAPP lawsuit; hiding data as evidence of the “defense.”

  3. Jl says:

    Ouch, Jeffery- did that hurt?

  4. Jeffery says:

    jl,

    OK, I’ll bite. Did what hurt?

  5. Jl says:

    It must happen so much that you’re immune to it. Your willful ignorance, or blatant hypocrisy, of the Michael Mann saga, as gitarcarver pointed out. In other words, one of your gurus is not “defending his data”, as you put it. He’s hiding it. Hope that obvious answer helps.

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