Skeptic Or Denier?

The role of skeptic – the one who asks the questions, the one who demands answers – is generally a lauded role in modern society. At least .. as long as there’s a Republican on the hot seat. But in climate circles, they have another word, a pejorative term, for skeptics: deniers. The church of global warming has no tolerance for heresy, and even less for probing questions or investigations. And so it is that the journalist Phelim McAleer was denied press credentials for the UN Climate Change Conference taking place in sunny Cancun, Mexico this week.

Meanwhile Christina Figueres, the UN climate chief, launched the annual climate change meeting in Cancun in Mexico, asking negotiators to strike a “compromise” and weave together elements of a solid response to global warming by drawing inspiration from the Mayan goddess of “reason and creativity.”

And, more talk of the need to transfer money and technology under the belief that the United Nations can adjust an imaginary global thermostat by moving vast amounts of money from one side of the earth to the other, if only the other side of the earth will go along. Guess who from? Leaving the rest of us in the dark.

Link:  The Climate Conference Echo Chamber UN climate change conference opens in Mexico

Joe Bonamassa Preview

Pensacola, fasten your seatbelts. JB is coming to town. If you’ve never heard about Joe Bonamassa, then you haven’t been keeping up with the Blues. Well that, and you haven’t been reading The Lunch Counter either.

At any rate, the best local review, or preview, of Joe Bonamassa’s show at the Saenger Theater tomorrow night, Dec.1, can be found in the IN Weekly in a piece called Tangled Up In Blues.

Check it out.

Link:  Tangled Up in Blues | inweekly.  |  Lunch Counter links and videos of Joe Bonamassa