Monbiot Battles 'Hippywash'

Well, George, I did warn you.

Here is Monbiot, sounding gobsmacked by the outcry to his recent pro-nuclear power column:

The accusations have been so lurid that I had to read my article again to reassure myself that I hadn’t written the things that so many of my correspondents say I wrote.

Not everyone is foaming at the mouth, though. One Monbiot fan tweets a great zinger:

I’m a greeny but hippywash annoys the hell out of me. Here’s @GeorgeMonbiot fighting bullshit with logic#hurrah!  http://t.co/bk2bBQ3

6 Responses to “Monbiot Battles 'Hippywash'”

  1. Jack Hughes says:

    When I read this bit
    “the pseudo-scientific gibberish of a motley collection of cranks and quacks, who appear to have begun with the assumption that it must be killing thousands of people every year”
     
    I thought ‘Bat was writing about man-bear-pig 🙂

  2. Tom Gray says:

    A more complete quote is better:
     
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    We emphasise, when debating climate change, the importance of the scientific consensus, and reliance on solid, peer-reviewed studies. But as soon as we start discussing the dangers of low-level radiation, we abandon that and endorse the pseudo-scientific gibberish of a motley collection of cranks and quacks, who appear to have begun with the assumption that it must be killing thousands of people every year, and retrofitted the evidence to match it.
    =======================

    It seems that with GMOs, nuclear power, nanotech …, being “scientific” is not cool. Contrat this to AGW when being “scientific” is very cool.

    Anti-science, flat earth, fossil fuel funded,creationist deniers rule the world

  3. Tom Gray says:

    When are we going to start calling the anti-nuke people “deniers”?
     
    It is just common Internet give and take.

  4. Roddy Campbell says:

    Superb Monbiot response article.
     
    And I like the way he hammers the Low Level Radiation nutters.  Take a look at the LLRC website.

  5. Roddy Campbell says:

    And he links to an ecellent Mark Lynas radiation blog too.
     
    http://www.marklynas.org/2011/03/the-dangers-of-nuclear-power-in-light-of-fukushima/

  6. Hannah says:

    For those living in the UK there is actually as chance to discuss this on Thursday next week. Debate followed by public dinner with Mark Lynas in attendance. http://www.intelligencesquared.com/events/nuclear

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