These "Shrills" used many ad hominem attacks and some erroneous terms to describe the realist side of the debate. Two of the most erroneous of these are Shill and Denier.
Shill is defined by Wikipedia:
A shill, also called a plant or a stooge, is a person who publicly helps a person or organization without disclosing that they have a close relationship with the person or organization.The Urban Dictionary defines Shill as:
A person engaged in covert advertising. The shill attempts to spread buzz by personally endorsing the product in public forums with the pretense of sincerity, when in fact he is being paid for his services.
I have been called a "shill" many times. Those who call me, and other sceptics, this are deluded liars.
I cannot be a "shill" because
- I disclose the fact that I represent Australian Climate Sceptics;
- I AM sincere;
- I am NOT paid for my services;
- The only "buzz" I mention is the sceptical Buzz Aldrin (‘I am sceptical humans are causing global warming’)
Actually the boot is on the other foot. Alarmist Organisations received much more funding to push their flawed science. (see Jo Nova diagram above)
Funding for global warming alarmists dwarfs the much-publicized funding for climate crisis skeptics, science writer Joanne Nova explains in a global warming funding chart and accompanying text on her Website. JoanneNova.com.au.Dr. Richard Lindzen, MIT atmospheric sciences professor emeritus has pointed out"
“Billions of dollars have been poured into studies supporting climate alarm, and trillions of dollars have been involved in overthrowing the energy economy” – and replacing it with expensive, inefficient, insufficient, job-killing, environmentally harmful wind, solar and biofuel sources. (Link)