Thank you, Gadfly (“Emission denied”, December 8–14). Throwing light on the climate change denialists and exposing their noxious distortions renders a worthy community service. The people referred to by Gadfly are not stupid, as far as I am aware. Their perfidy is that they are perfectly capable of coming to grips with the truth of the science and its implications. In the absence of a plausible explanation one can only assume they fear any impediment to their accumulation of more and more wealth. As such they absolutely deserve our ridicule.
– David Payne, Bermagui, NSW