Donald Trump and Nick Denton

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In some ways, this isn't a strange pairing at all. Nick Denton is a snarky-blogger mogul, Donald Trump a real-estate shogun. Both men have outsized personalities, both have a penchant for dramatic firings, and both embark on ambitious, intimidating expansions of their enterprises. Also, as it turns out, both are skeptical of the climate-change consensus.

Here's Trump speaking to the Trump National Golf Club in suburban New York:

With the coldest winter ever recorded, with snow setting record levels up and down the coast, the Nobel committee should take the Nobel Prize back from Al Gore ... China, Japan and India are laughing at America's stupidity.

And Denton, as reported by the Daily Caller, called himself a "natural sceptic" after linking to a story "puncturing the consensus on climate change."

I respect those who don't simply defer to expert consensus. There was much the same level of agreement about the Soviet threat, the abolition of the economic cycle, acid rain and the inexorable economic rise of Japan, to name just a few.
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