My Thanks and Comments for Dr. Walt Meier

My Thanks and Comments for Dr. Walt Meier“. Now it’s Willis Eschenbach’s turn to pick at Dr. Walt Meier’s response to Willis’ “questionnaire”. This is just the trap that Willis hoped to spring on Dr. Meier. After some self-congratulatory remarks about civil discussion and the like, he can now nit-pick, throw out cherry-picked counter examples, argue over word choices, casually repeat denialist memes, and generally posture and enjoy the superficial connection to a “real scientist”.

Dr. Meier finds the denialist welcome depicted in this stock photo used at WUWT contains a surprise.

This goes on for about 7300 words. Two points from his “conclusions” bear comment:

1. Reading Dr. Meier’s answers to the questions has been very interesting and very productive for me. It has helped to identify where the discussion goes off the rails. [Implying that it’s Dr. Meier that :”goes off the rails”, not Willis. The departure is in Willis’ head, refusal to accept basic science is why the denialists fail to understand the evidence of Global Warming.]

7. Since the null hypothesis that the climate variations are natural has not been falsified, the AGW hypothesis is still a solution in search of a problem. [This chance to make this unsupported claim is the entire point of Willis’ extended debating exercise. In fact, no scientifically honest climate models can’t match historical climate trends without human factors.]

It feels like Anthony and his associates are chasing their own tails in ever-tightening circles.

3 thoughts on “My Thanks and Comments for Dr. Walt Meier

  1. Of course the climate variations are natural. They are a natural response to the unnatural act of humans digging up all that natural carbon out of the ground and chucking it into the atmosphere.

    Not according to young Willis. He has created his very own theory. What use has he for decades of research by the some of the world’s most intelligent men and women researching in multiple disciplines in locations all around the world?

    Willis doesn’t read or need to read the literature, he just looks up and realises that all the world’s climate is totally controlled by clouds, which of their own volition whip up storms that attack the ocean and drive the currents. It’s a miracle no-one has noticed this most obvious fact before (or since).

    (Oh, if only those danged climate scientists would get out of their ivory towers and look at the weather. I expect they are too busy working in the antarctic and wading through swamps in the tropical rainforests and trudging across frozen tundra and diving in the oceans.)

  2. “Willis doesn’t read or need to read the literature, he just looks up and realises that all the world’s climate is totally controlled by clouds, which of their own volition whip up storms that attack the ocean and drive the currents.”

    And yet this superlatively stupid person continues to attract attention from people of actual achievement. Not only is an actual scientist wasting time on him here, but he was quoted in the New York Times the other day. I wish I were joking.

    Like a toddler kicking the back of your seat, he lacks manners and maturity yet manages to pitch his ignorance in a way impossible to ignore. It’s like a superpower.

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