Look how panicked this strange £5million/year outfit is by people having a different opinion.

They don't seek to counter what they call 'misinformation' through debate -- nor even *dialogue* -- but by smear-mongering and intrigue.

It's a strategic blunder.
They're adamant that "Tactics have pivoted from outright climate denial to attempts to frame climate change through a culture wars lens". But sceptics have been consistent in arguing that the issues are the costs of policies: jobs, money, freedoms &c &c... NOT culture war stuff.
It is the likes of @ISDglobal's framing that has shifted to 'culture wars', because it's a convenient peg on which to hang the issue, and by which to belittle dissenting opinion as a skirmish in a broader social phenomenon, that resonates with their analysis and remit.
@ISDglobal I.e., if you can say that people who object to wind farms are just the expression of the 'far right', then you can smear them with impunity rather than answering their material claims about the problems of interruptible and non-dispatchable forms of power.
@ISDglobal In this way, you see, clever climate sceptics can "prey on existing divisions or conspiracies".

It's a conspiracy.

Because nobody can have a *genuine* reason for objecting to any part of the climate agenda, from The Science through to the policy...
@ISDglobal See for yourself... The @ISDglobal's own analysis is a conspiracy theory... bbc.co.uk/news/science-e… Image
@ISDglobal The notion that anyone might have a genuine objection is ruled out... by the ISD's and the BBC journalists' *own* bad faith.

bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-tre… Image
@ISDglobal If the nature of the debate *has* changed in recent years, as the ISD resident idiots claim, then it might have less to do with a 'pivot' to the culture wars than the development of climate policy...
@ISDglobal Since #NetZero, the government and the CCC have been forced to put more flesh on the bones, so to speak, of what had until then been only targets.

It is only since the most recent government that policies such as the abolition of ICE cars and the gas boiler have been announced.
@ISDglobal That is to say that the climate debate (such as it was) until 2019, was almost entirely abstract, apart from somewhat geeky discussions about the energy market.

No government had explained to the public what the climate agenda would require from them.

That is what has changed.
@ISDglobal The government and the broader political establishment and blobs became both frustrated with the slow pace of climate policy, but were acutely aware that they had not brought the public with them on their own journey to ecological utopianism. A democratic deficit was now obvious.
@ISDglobal Coincidentally (or not), the Brexit referendum and the election of Trump caused a shock to cosy political consensuses that had developed in the categorically post political, post-democratic era.
@ISDglobal And that is why the ISD et al want to claim meat-and-potatoes political issues are mere skirmishes in 'culture wars'.

They are categorically anti-democratic.
@ISDglobal If you believe otherwise, check out my author archive at Spiked. Tell me that you can detect a "pivot" in the themes in my writing.

I have argued from the outset that politics hides behind "science".

@ISDglobal And check out my blog. I have argued the same there: that green ideology needs to be interrogated, rather than 'the science' taken at face value.

@ISDglobal Organisations such as the @ISDglobal have very little to say for themselves in *actual* debate.

They are terrified of it.

But there are very many of them, and they have vast funds and resources.

Shame on the BBC.
@ISDglobal Put brutally simply...

The ISD is how we can know that climate change is bullshit, even if it's real.
@ISDglobal And this is just one of the many consequences of Strategically Avoiding Dialogue...


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