I rarely examine the oeuvre of William Teach -- out of charity, because I so deeply respect his legacy as a giant of women's tennis throughout the 1970s.
But this particular post is something very special.
This takes a bit of set up. Bear with us.
Teach styles himself a "climate realist blogger," which may be read as "cretin." In furtherance of his mission he links this Guardian piece about how "climate scientists," which may be read as "people who know what they are talking about as opposed to dimwit 'climate realist bloggers,'" say flat out that climate change is real and will have remarkably unpleasant consequences.
He then observes that climate scientists are fascists bent on world domination, and the people who listen to them are hypocrites because they fly to meetings in airplanes.
Which is entertaining, but not the good bit. This is the good bit.
If you follow Teach's link to the Guardian, you find that their article is adorned with this picture:
And Teach gets all HA HA I HAVE FACT CHECKED YOUR ASS snotty in the best rightblogger tradition.
Everyone should enjoy this photo of what the Guardian terms a thermal power plant with its massive amount of evil carbon pollution….what? A thermal power-plant turns water into steam, and that’s all steam, ie, water vapor? Hmph
Jesus Christ what a maroon.
Listen, you goddamn idiot:
Globally, fossil fueled thermal power plants produce a large part of man-made CO2 emissions to the atmosphere, and efforts to reduce these are varied and widespread.
It's a picture of smog.
It's always kind of alarming, even after all these years, to reflect on the fact that yes, they really are that stupid.