Dr Andrew Baxter seeks to dismiss my scepticism about the orthodox view on climate change as “theatrical”, whatever that may mean (“Undeniable evidence”, October 24) (https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/letters/2019-10-24-letter-undeniable-evidence/). The views of sceptics are dismissed as “shenanigans”, “right-leaning” and “fossil-fuel funded”.

Not one of these terms is actually an argument. Having thus dismissed any viewpoints other than his own, he claims  that the evidence of unfolding “human-induced climate catastrophe” is “undeniable, overwhelming, and alarming”...

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