Do you think James Delingpole is representative of your average global warming contrarian?

In a recent BBC show, Sir Paul Nurse (the new president of the Royal Society and Nobel prize-winner) sat down and talked with James Delingpole (journalist and rabid global warming contrarian). Discussing the scientific consensus on global warming, Nurse drew an analogy to cancer. If you have cancer, there will be... show more In a recent BBC show, Sir Paul Nurse (the new president of the Royal Society and Nobel prize-winner) sat down and talked with James Delingpole (journalist and rabid global warming contrarian). Discussing the scientific consensus on global warming, Nurse drew an analogy to cancer. If you have cancer, there will be a consensus among doctors as to how you should treat it. You may do your own research and come to a different conclusion, but wouldn't you follow the doctors' advice anyway? Delingpole was left tongue-tied and eventually just said that climate contrarianism was somehow different and he resented the comparison.

Later on when asked about what research he does, Delingpole said he doesn't have time to read peer-reviewed papers, so he just interprets other people's interpretations of climate science research. Sounds kind of like most contrarians, who get their climate science information from sources like WattsUpWithThat.

You can see a 2 minute clip with Nurse talking with Delingpole here:
http://climateprogress.org/2011/01/25/de...

Suffice it to say Delingpole didn't come off looking very good. Do you think James Delingpole is representative of your average global warming contrarian?
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