The ‘duckspeak’ of climate change

We hear it all the time: “Climate change is real”, “97% of experts agree”, “we must increase our use of green energy to reduce carbon pollution”.

But it is all “duckspeak”, precisely what George Orwell warned us about in his novel 1984.

Duckspeak was a form of speech consisting entirely of words and phrases approved by the controlling party in Orwell’s disturbing vision of a dystopian future.

  • mauser 98
  • Waffle

    This piece is so badly written, I had major problems in following his line of reasoning. BTW, I just love how these would-be intellectuals toss around the term “logical fallacy” as if they really knew what they were talking about. And for what it’s worth, I really don’t remember the term “duckspeak” from ‘1984’. Time for a re-read, since it has suddenly shot to the top of the “most read” list.

  • mauser 98

    the Arctic seems to be warming up..1922

  • Alain

    It is the party line of the globalists. With funding and grants only going to those “scientists” who toe the party line, what else does one expect? Those “scientists” are really just adherents of scientism rather than science. Perhaps we should label them the new voodoo priests.

    • Clausewitz

      Funny thing is, is that I’ve never come across this 97% that believe the science is settled. At the university I lecture at none of the geologists, nor the environmental geographers believe in man made global warming. Somebody is bullshitting somebody, and it’s not my colleagues.

  • bob e

    let’s start an alternate energy company that receives
    power from growing grass. we can sell the hell out of it &
    plant some grass somewhere & tell them we won’t get
    results till next year. charge $250,000 for the new new technology.

    • Alain

      Everything depends on the kind of “grass”.

  • My only question is at what point does Justin actually start functioning as the CEO of Canada, instead of as a leader of a religious cult? At one point does he start making responsible economic decisions about the taxpayer money we have entrusted him with, instead spending it on ideology?

    If Kathleen Wynne his mentor is any indicator I guess the answer is never — she started out on ideology and she continues down that road. Same goes for Notley of Alberta. The result will be economic collapse in Ontario and Alberta, with Trudeau pulling hard in that direction on the federal level. Venezuela North.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      He won’t.

  • Jay Currie

    The sun is blank. El Nino is turning into La Nina. Cold is coming. Enjoy the summer.