Misleading arguments 3 and 6..

Northern Ireland Environment Minister, the DUP’s Sammy Wilson, [Sarah Palin in drag? – Ed] is partly right in that hysterical media coverage linking every extreme weather event to climate change is counter-productive – the general media has never been very good at reporting science after all. But if he really wanted a “reasoned debate” he needs a new play-book. Misleading arguments on solar activity and rises in CO2 occuring after global warming, not before, are just that – misleading arguments. And whilst I’d encourage scepticism on all things, scepticism doesn’t include Sammy Wilson’s previously stated conspiracy theories. It’s not Somebody Else’s Problem.
From the wikipedia entry

“An SEP is something we can’t see, or don’t see, or our brain doesn’t let us see, because we think that it’s somebody else’s problem…. The brain just edits it out, it’s like a blind spot. If you look at it directly you won’t see it unless you know precisely what it is. Your only hope is to catch it by surprise out of the corner of your eye.”

Btw that’s a Douglas Adams quote. As is this on why Somebody Else’s Problem Fields require very little energy.

“This is because it relies on people’s natural predisposition not to see anything they don’t want to, weren’t expecting, or can’t explain.”