Exclusive: Top climate denier tweeting links to BNP propaganda

Anthony Watts’ latest source of information is none other than the British National Party – yes, those known to the rest of us as the British Nazi Party.

Climate denying Nazi Nick Griffin

‘Watts up with that?’ is ranked as the number one most read “science” blog in the world according to Wikio – and it has become the hub for the climate denial community online. Its lead blogger, Anthony Watts, is often quoted in mainstream media outlets such as The Times and his blog was winner of “best science blog” at the Weblog awards.

So you might be surprised (or not – if you already doubted the credibility of his sources) to learn that Anthony Watts’ latest source of information is none other than the British National Party – yes, those known to the rest of us as the British Nazi Party.

Anthony Watts blogged today at 15.30 GMT about how “climate scepticism could become a criminal offence in UK” – and his source? BNP leader, Nick Griffin. Unsurprisingly, by 16.11, the page had disappeared. No doubt, after one of his friends in the UK pointed out it doesn’t look great when you post Nazi propaganda on your blog and twitter feed.

But Left Foot Forward caught screen grabs here, here – and here.

For those outside the UK, you may be interested to know Nick Griffin was convicted of criminal charges after inciting racial hatred with statements like this:

“I am well aware that the orthodox opinion is that six million Jews were gassed and cremated and turned into lampshades. Orthodox opinion also once held that the world is flat.”

This comes hot on the heels of Richard North’s questionable blogs. As George Monbiot posted for The Guardian, about the Conservative climate denial blogger, Richard North, who was the one who manufactured the ‘Amazongate’ story.

Under the heading “Liar, liar!”, North ponders whether lying “is an in-built part of human nature”. He then goes on to say the following:

“What would be really interesting in this respect would be an examination of cultural attitudes to lying – why, for instance, Indians such as Rajendra Pachauri are practiced liars and why others find it difficult to accept that they are being lied to, even in the face of incontrovertible evidence.”

In the comment thread, someone calling himself bennyboy writes:

“Anything east of dover, not to be trusted!”

North then responds:

“There are a lot of Kermits to the west of Dover … to say nothing of the Dagos and sundry others. These are to be trusted?”

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  35. Robert

    Lots of tweets not much in comments, seems when the BNP get a mention boy the lights go on, talk about something like welfare reforms dead, real new labour

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  37. Billy Blofeld

    Joss,

    With respect your phrase “climate denial community” – it really is time that you moved on from your one size fits all blinkered political climate stance.

    As I’ve pointed out to you before, the New Scientist have summed up climate science reality. You sound equally as idiotic and ignorant as Nick Griffin when you go around trying to brand people “deniers”:

    “IT’S time to abandon the black-and-white fiction that human-induced climate change is fact or conspiracy. Instead, accept that the climate is changing and that there are shades of grey about how fast, how severe the impact will be and what we can do about it.”

    The source: New Scientist

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  40. Wattock Hunt-Dewar

    A thorougly stupid one too.

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