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Eschenbach: A 'live debate'? A trap more like...

So, I was expecting Willis Eschenbach to write a new blog in reply to my previous piece. But it turns out he was expecting me to debate through comments on Watts Up With That. The trouble is, I've been in those sort of situations before, and really it's a trap. What you have there is a horde of pseudo-scientists, many of them very well practiced in their various, often cherrypicked, misrepresentations, lies and distortions of the real science. It's usually a complete mess, presented by people who think they are doing real science ("what if we do this", "What if we do that" etc. Most of them are too cowardly to post under their real name, making it very difficult to identify the real person behind the post.

And so on. If I had gone on there, I would have been ambushed pretty quickly, with loads of cooky theories thrown at me. The intention being to ridicule, humiliate and silence me. The usual denier dirty politics basically.

But I am not doing that. I p…

The Battle of the Blogs? Whitlock goes to War...

Good day folks, you're all in for a bit of a treat as it happens, so I hope you're sitting comfortably. Before I go any further, I should issue a 'long read' warning. This blog piece is going to be fairly long, quite involved in its detail, but hopefully very enjoyable if you despise and detest climate change denial, as I do. But first, an explanation of the circumstances.

The other day, on Twitter, I indulged in a bit of regular fun-poking at James Delingpole, as I often do because, quite simply, the man just invites it. For those not in the know, Delingpole is a pretty nasty character really. He writes regular blog pieces and op-eds for Breitbart and The Spectator, usually on climate change, but also on other subjects as well. He is usually, and seemingly, unashamedly vicious, as will become apparent in my coverage of him and his behaviour in this piece. Given his behaviour, I am not afraid, occasionally to indulge in a bit of 'ad-hominem' warfare myself, ind…