I don't know if it's the Trump effect or if something else is causing denier blogs to be weirder and nastier than their normal weird and nasty. As you may have figured out, science deniers seem to think that global warming will stop now that Donald Trump has been elected (archived here). There's no rationale for this.
For years many science deniers have been arguing that "man" is too puny to have any discernible effect on the vast forces dominating Earth's climate. All of a sudden they've changed their tune, and many of them think that just one puny little man can change the direction of climate change and has stopped global warming dead in its tracks.
I don't know what they'll do when the announcement is made in a couple of months that this year, 2016, was the third year in a row that was the "hottest year on record".
There's famine in Africa, but we don't care. Let them starve - sez WUWT
There's more. Science deniers used to pretend to care for the well being of people in less developed countries, especially poor people. (They wanted to ship them coal and have them die young from air and water pollution and smog.) Today they've turned their back on them and are arguing that poor people, especially poor people in Africa, who are starving, should be left to fend for themselves. Eric Worrall (archived here) is saying that some countries, who've let in foreign corporations to rid them of minerals while paying some of the local population a pittance to slave away in their mines, and forcing others to relocate - are "rich" enough to stand on their own two feet. So if there's a famine, let them starve, says Eric. Eric calls the following nations bluff:
- Zambia - where 60% of people live below the poverty line (living on less than USD 1.25 per day),
- Congo - where 63.6 per cent live below the poverty line,
- Zimbwabe - where 72 percent of the population live below the national poverty line,
- Mozambique - where 59.6% of people live below the poverty line.
Eric's attitude is:
The moral of the story is clear – let other people sort their own problems out, even if they try to play on your empathy and convince you that their suffering is your fault.
Thankfully the Government of India doesn't share Eric's lack of humanity.
From the WUWT comments
I was going to post a random selection of what you'll see on climate conspiracy blogs, which seem to have turned into purely political blogs of the Breitbart kind. However, I find that I can't choose which are the worst. You can read the misquotes and conspiracy theories galore under the Trump article, where Paul "bring back smog" Driessen thinks that scientists are about to proclaim that global warming is no more. (Paul Driessen is employed by CFACT to tell lies and spread disinformation about climate science and the environment in general.)
If you're more interested in finding out about the rampant greed, envy and lack of human empathy and compassion among Anthony Watts' fans, read the comments under Eric Worrall's article.
References and further reading
Southern Africa cries for help as El Niño and climate change savage maize harvest - article by John Vidal in the Guardian, 26 November 2016
The small African region with more refugees than all of Europe - article by Patrick Kingsley in The Guardian 26 November 2016
Millions face starvation as famine hits southern Africa - article by Gavin Drake in the Anglican News, 16 November 2016
Madagascar drought: 330,000 people 'one step from famine', UN warns - article by Peter Lykke Lind in The Guardian, 25 November 2016
Climate Diaries: Drought threatening African mountain gorillas - article by Mark Phillips on CBS News, 17 November 2016