"As a taxpayer, I must say I struggle with the idea that I should be forced to pay people to work on coming up with new tactics to get me to amend my ways. This seems to me to be political campaigning rather than academic research."
Hulme's announcement that " Insights from nature writing and eco-poetry will be considered alongside those of philosophy and science" is especially highlighted. First anonymous comment takes it up and simply states "Eco-poetry...Dear God".
Here we have it, the critical blogger's mindset in a nutshell. It's not that difficult - you can learn it, too, dude! Just try: "I, as a taxpayer, ...." and add the ingredients "social science, political campaign, oh my God!" Got it? Great! Now you are fit to comment as an expert on 99% of all climate issues!