Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week. Anthony Watts brings to our attention a quote from Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. about the hated Joe Romm that is “long overdue”, prompted by Joe’s coverage of Clive Crook at the Atlantic repeatedly smearing climatologist Dr. Michael Mann:

“More than any individual — James Inhofe and Marc Morano included — Joe Romm is responsible for creating a poisonous, negative atmosphere in the climate debate. Responsible voices should say so, this nonsense has gone on long enough.”

This is code for “Joe Romm is kicking my ass all over town.” You see, Joe Romm has a Physics Ph.D. but Roger Pielke Jr.’s Ph.D is in… political science. They’ve crossed paths many times, but it’s like bringing a knife to a gun fight, and Romm doesn’t sugar-coat it.

Interesting to see the implication that denialists Senator James Inhofe and political operative Marc Morano are also “poisonous.” I’m not sure how Anthony avoided that short-list, but perhaps it’s because he’s one of Roger’s buddies. Roger Pielke Jr.’s claim of being (the only?) “honest broker” in the climate change debate is currently being laughed out-of-town. Here are two links (Roger at Face Value and The Honestly Broken) about Roger’s self-serving concept.

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  1. “Quote of the Week” WUWT(Aug6,2010)

    REALITY……….Mann had been EXONERATED, after due consideration, in three of the four allegations.
    Romm’s pursuit of the expression, “lack of credible evidence,” was apparently to find the rest of Crook’s (non-existent) quote.

    Click to access Findings_Mann_Inquiry.pdf

    Per Crook…..”Three of four allegations are dismissed out of hand at the outset: the inquiry announces that, “for lack of credible evidence,” it will not even investigate them”

    REALITY……….Phil Jones applied the term “trick” to a statistical graphing practice used by Michael Mann.
    Phil Jones used the expression “hide the decline” to an aspect of research done by Keith Briffa.
    I saw no mention of Keith Briffa or the expression, “hide the decline,” in my quick scan of the 10 page Inquiry Report.

    Per Crook…..”Well. It seems to me, and I daresay to other open-minded readers, that the talk in the emails of a “trick to hide the decline” raised the reasonable suspicion that a trick had been used to hide the decline.”


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