So while I’ve been “away” the idiocy and outrage at Watts Up With That has continued unabated. It’s too funny to just let it drain away like the sour milk that it fundamentally is though. So I’ll do some one-liners to try to catch up with Anthony’s verbal diarrhea…
Scientists study shifting attitude to climate change (June 15, 2010): Steven Mosher rises up to the level of Grade Nine peanut gallery when describing an Australian Broadcast News radio transcript about Global Warming. Apparently there’s nothing he can do to counter to rational statements. How dare scientists “publicise the facts of climate science”!
Arctic Albedo (June 16, 2010): Deep thoughts from Steven “Shemp” Goddard. Snow is shiny! Until we can precisely predict clouds, we can’t say anything about the Arctic! So forget about Arctic Sea Ice extent, or volume, or… WUWT readers are agog.
Scan of Arctic ice dispels melting gloom: Researcher (June 16, 2010): Steven Mosher wants us to know that an aerial EM survey of one small area last year proves that there’s plenty of thick, thick ice up there in the Arctic. Oh really?
Whale poop fights global warming (June 16, 2010): Whale researchers conclude that sperm whales in the Southern Ocean sequester 400,000 tonnes of carbon a year through iron-rich defecation. Steven Mosher giggles a bit.
Oz report – Footy at least has rules (June 16, 2010): Anthony’s “grand tour” of Australia’s finest empty rental halls was interrupted by confrontation by actual coral reef expert Dr. Hoegh-Guldberg. Anthony and his fellow gypsies agree that the Dr. was mean.
Margaret Thatcher: the world’s first climate realist (June 16, 2010): His Most Royal Majesty Christopher Monckton shows up to explain that he was the genius behind everything Margaret Thatcher did. Also, he walked 5 miles through the snow to school every day (uphill both ways).
Peer reviewed whack a mozzie (June 17, 2010): In a bit of denialist circularity, Anthony Watts pastes in a posting from the “Science and Public Policy Institute” which itself is a paste-up of a “World Climate Report” post (both laughably misnamed). Apparently malaria hasn’t increased even though mosquitos like warmer climates! Therefore, there has been no Global Warming. Assuming, of course, that there hasn’t been any public health efforts to control the disease…
Nasa warns solar flares from ‘huge space storm’ will cause devastation (June 17, 2010): Steven Mosher re-posts a Telegraph article about a NASA what-if presentation at a Space Weather conference. More ignorant “NASA is a worrywart about everything!” nonsense.
An Aggie Joke (June 17, 2010): Steven Goddard falsely pins a incorrect claim that there has been a 3°C increase over the last hundred years on A&M Professor Gerald North, leading to much denialist hate mail, and then tries to imply that the flat temperature trend for just Texas summers invalidates the well-known record of an increase of nearly 1°C (and accelerating) over the last 130 years. Steven says that”Every fact and statistic quoted are suspect” but doesn’t realise that he is self-describing.
How to improve the IPCC (June 17, 2010): Steven Mosher cherry picks a few quotes from a Nature news report about a committee that is considering ways for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to correct errors in their reports in a timely fashion. Denialists have made great hay out of trivial errors in the sections that don’t deal with the physical evidence of Global Warming.
Americans Not Inclined To Pay More To Fight Global Warming (June 17, 2010): Breaking news in Canada Free Press (tagline: “Because without America, there is no Free World.”) – no-one wants to pay for anything! I thought I was the only one.
UK Climate Minister: “Britons Are ‘Inherently Sceptical’ Of Climate Science And Politics” (June 17, 2010): Yes, public opinion polls are what decide whether Global Warming is happening or not.