A guest activity by Rob Maris
See survey in the right column of this webblog.
Often it is claimed that warmists are those sort of people who are associated with progressive/left-sided political parties (examples: US/democrats, DE/SPD, UK/Labour) while sceptics be associated with conservative parties or communities. Often, warmist's argumentations as well as sceptics' argumentations do contain such claims (mostly in a depreciative manner) as to underpin the argumentation. Having stated this, one could also postulate that climatic related articles, essays and books can be treated as more serious contributions to the debate when the author represents a political viewpoint that contradicts the usual assumption. Recent example: Claude Allègre's latest book ’L’imposture climatique’ (the climatic swindle). Claude Allègre is a former french minister with socialist/progressive political association. Indeed, a Dutch newspaper columnist treats his book as a valueable contribution, just because of this reason – of course this will not necessarily mean that the columnists' suggestion is correct.
The new poll should provide a bit insight about the claim. This poll has been arranged after taking suggestions from the Klimazwiebel community into account. Thanks to all contributors!