Not the funniest Monty Python sketch, but for me it illustrates what the climate wars have finally come down to: blackmail. The examples range from the benign?pressuring journalists not listen to skeptics? to the professional? pressuring colleagues to avoid working with skeptics, to the petty?Ammann refusing to do a paper with McIntyre because it would be bad for his career? to the bizarre, blowing up people who refuse to sign a pledge to cut their carbon emissions.
Aptly titled, ?no pressure?, this video depicts the common fantasy people have about those with whom they disagree. ?Why can?t we just blow them up? ? When reasoned words don?t work, there is an ineluctable progression through the following stages?naming calling, caricature, demonizing, dehumanizing, through fantasy attacks which culminate in action. Doing something about it. Showing them you mean business.