The comfort of your world-view

Al Gore and others dismiss any arguments against the current consensus that global warming is man-made by citing the heretics links with the fossil fuel lobbies. I can understand why Al Gore accepts no dissent of his view – he is on a mission and to deign to address the arguments of the dissenters is to introduce doubt. What I cannot understand is that intellgient people that I meet are so perturbed by any challenge to their world-view, that they latch on to any excuse they can to dismiss the arguments of those that may challenge their views. This is simplistic, lazy and dangerous.

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