Meanwhile back in the parallel universe …
Andrew Bolt is still touting the Oregon Petition. Is he too lazy to spend the five minutes’ with Wikipedia and Google that would tell him this was a fraudulent exercise put together by professional shills, and that its main claims about satellite data have long since been abandoned even by hardcore denialists, or does he just not care?
Of course, with the denialist political position collapsing around him, Bolt is pretty much irrelevant. It’s startling to reflect that it’s only six weeks since he published this attempted hit piece on Al Gore duly demolished by Tim Lambert. At that time, it looked as if this kind of whack-a-mole game had a long time left to run.
Now the government in whose interests he wrote it is scrambling to pretend they’ve never doubted the need to do something big about climate change. But Bolt is still stuck in the parallel universe, and finding it hard to make his way back.