In his paper ‘A General Theory of Climate Denial’ published in the May 2012 edition of Global Environmental Politics Peter Jacques seeks to argue that “denier” is an appropriate label for those who question the theory of catastrophic global warming,
and further, that comparisons with holocaust denial are indeed valid. In the course of making his argument, Jacques makes a number of rather tenuous and dubious assumptions and statements, which should not go unremarked.
Jacques begins by asking why there is no generally agreed upon label for those who question the theory of catastrophic anthropogenic global warming (CAGW). He notes that “skeptic” is widely used, but rejects that label because: