Last Tuesday I went along to the “Supper club” event, where the topic was why some environmentalists seem to enjoy pessimism, and the similarities between some AGW-alarmists and religious fanatics. As was the intention for the Supper club, there was not agreement, and we all had a good time telling each other how wrong we all were.
The presentation was given by Paul Comrie-Thomsons (from ABC’s counterpoint) and afterwards he mentioned to me a website that would be of interest to people who want to follow the climate debate — Climate Debate Daily.
I quickly followed a random link, and found the website of Climate Skeptic. In one of the discussions, and AGW-proponent asked a few questions which sparked a less-than-friendly response from another commentator. The author (Stevo) then politely responded to the original questions and asked the other commentator to be more polite. Bravo! There is so little reasoned and polite debate about this issue that it’s nice to find a place for friendly discussion.
The consequence was that the questioner ended up taking the skeptical argument more seriously.