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- Oct 27, 2006
Uh, no. Label them alarmists because they're raising the alarm.
Right...based on their measurements. It's not alarmist to pull the fire alarm when you spot a fire in a building either...
This isn't just contained to climate stuff. Marine biologists who have been measuring the steady declines in the ocean nekton and benthic communities have also been called alarmist.
Basically, if the data collected by scientists is in any way seen as threatening the revenue stream of businesses, then it's going to be labeled alarmist.
Just for measuring something, and telling people what you measured.
Again, if what they're saying is alarming, perhaps it's because it should be alarming...
I don't recall you objecting to the word "denier". :roll:
If you deny a fire when someone pulls the alarm, that makes you a denier.
I don't object to proper use of language...