Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Friday, July 3, 2015

"Climate Change Skeptic"

Can we stop using this phrase to refer to denialists?

A skeptic is someone who doubts something. Not someone who doesn't believe in something.

Skepticism sounds clever (because it alludes to a philosophical position). Global warming denial is not clever.

"Skeptic" sounds like "I have read and assessed and evaluated and carefully parsed." Global warming denial doesn't read.

1 comment:

Asa Henderson said...

I prefer "science denier."