Chaff, Noise and Fog in the Climate Debate

Dear HumanDHS network friends,

thanks are due to Dan Smith who made us aware of a recent publication about the climate discourse. There, he advocates for a calm and reasoned voice when discussing climate change issues. Please see below.

Kind regards
Uli Spalthoff

Hello –

Last night I finally succeeded in getting some long-germinating thoughts on climate discourse onto my blog. I’m especially looking at the UEA emails affair and, separately, the issue of the religiosity of some people’s approach on either side of the argument. I hope you might be interested; if so, go to


Dan Smith

Secretary General
International Alert, London
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