But here’s the most disturbing thing. Denialists – led by powerful politicians and business leaders – have won the day. By clouding the debate – by badgering and bullying credible scientists and those who respect them – they have prevented any meaningful action on slowing the rate of global warming. If it wasn’t so serious you could smile at the irony. Those people who hate change more than anything else, those people who deal with the horrifying prospect of global warming by pretending it doesn’t exist, have successfully prevented efforts to stop one of the greatest disruptions confronting humanity. Those people. They’ve certainly earned their place in the hell to come.