Our own CTM is a “nasty cruel man”

Heh, gaze upon the face that launched a thousand quips.

Charles the Moderator

I figured though, that I owed Dellers a linky for the big LOL I got this morning as I read that CTM gets press in the UK Telegraph for his recent WUWT article.

The figures refer to the number of “views” for Gore’s special “24 Hours Of ManBearPig” which this column helped celebrate the other day. Gore claims that as many as 8.6 million flocked to his thrilling festival of climate fear; but a nasty cruel man called Charles the Moderator at Watts Up With That? has “done the math” and reckons the figure is probably more like 17,000. And that, he believes, is a generous estimate.

Read the whole hilarious piece by James Delingpole here:

Al Gore’s five loaves and two fishes

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90 thoughts on “Our own CTM is a “nasty cruel man”

  1. Charles…….at last! Something to make me smile….you geek! ;-) By the way… I am DHL’ing the cat to take care of that lip growth!

  2. You are all wicked wicked people who will get your just deserts for making fun of a holy and wondrous man. I believe by buying beach front properties he has by his saintly faith managed to lower the sea level, if not walk on it. His vast fortune made from climate change is a signal from the Universe that he is correct in his blessings and it his said that he can even make the USA rugby team capable of winning a match in the world cup. ( Ok Ok that may be a real miracle, but you get my drift)

  3. What CTM failed to appreciate is that if you consider the 17000 ‘attendees’ as a proxy for climate interest, and carry out a statistical assessment using ‘Mannian’ theories, it is clear that the rate of ‘attendees’ was spiking up sharply during the last few minutes of the 24 hours, having flatlined for the previous 23 and a bit hours. Clearly CTM ignored the possibility that this ‘hockey stick’ response meant that, with high certainty, there were going to be 8.6 million ‘attendees’ by the end of hour 25. Jeez, some people just don’t understand stats, do they?

    This ‘rebuttle’ was drafted, peer-reviewed (by myself), and ‘OK’d’ by a randomly selected editior teetering on the brink of resignation all within 8 minutes 32 seconds. Now move along folks, nothing to see here!

  4. Aha! I always thought CTM was working behind the scenes to make sure the contentiousness level at WUWT was high enough to ensure the readers don’t get bored. I’m going to go back and check all my comments to make sure he hasn’t changed them.

  5. breaking news……..

    Times Atlas to omit Maldives in upcoming edition: report

    MALE, September 21 (HNS) – The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World will completely omit Maldives in its upcoming 14th edition, media reports say.

    British newspaper The Daily Telegraph reported that the Times Atlas will omit Maldives, Tuvalu – an island nation located midway between Hawaii and Australia – and major parts of Bangladesh in order to convey the “emotional truth” about “man-made climate change”.

    http://www.haveeru.com.mv/english/details/38339

  6. Careful Charles, Al may take up residence in his waterfront property near you and curse you with endless blizzards.

  7. “I didn’t go through 8 years of Evil Moderator school to be called nasty and cruel, thank you very much.” – CTM, Evil Moderator

  8. Ah, Charles, Charles, Charles [The Moderator]!! Wicked funky nifty kewl photo to match the peice.

    Pete H., no need to DHL the cat for that CTM lip growth – the cat is already eye’n it. Where’d ya think the photo came from? Clearly it’s the Cat’s Eye View of Our Own Charles The Moderator.

  9. If CTM had really done his homework, he would have found that most of the 17,000 were skeptics doing due diligence.

  10. CTM,

    Stuck you head over the Gorean parapet? That is cool. What did you see in the Goreacle’s world? I would think your view must have been Orwellian and ahhhh hot. : )

    So with Al baby it seem it is both millions of degrees and millions of CRP participants . . . and for him also it seems that through the years it is millions of dollars in green marketeering. [chuckling]

    John

  11. Read the whole hilarious piece by James Delingpole here:

    Al Gore’s five loaves and two fishes

    ——————

    There is a feeding frenzy going on in the comments there.

    Congratulations, Charles the Moderator, you ol’ evil one / sarc.

  12. Congratulations with your now peer-reviewed publication!

    I think you’re absolutely right. I know nobody who did see the propaganda or read nor heard anyone even mentioning the event.

  13. Delingpole writes:

    “What we need now is maps that change the world, transforming into something which it isn’t actually yet but might be one day if we don’t act NOW!”

    Beautiful translation from Marx’s time, place, economic, and political conditions to our own.

  14. Ok, Charles the Moderator has never deleted a post of mine or snipped a part of it or even warned me about one — BUT he wanted to do so!

  15. British newspaper The Daily Telegraph reported that the Times Atlas will omit Maldives, Tuvalu – an island nation located midway between Hawaii and Australia – and major parts of Bangladesh in order to convey the “emotional truth” about “man-made climate change”.

    The European Union maps also frequently miss out on showing Anglesey, The Isle of Wight and Isle of Man in European maps. Does that mean they don’t believe we exist? Just because we are friends with Father Christmas and his Elves who love our little islands the mapmakers have taken the humph. Can we have lots of the same loot given to tropical islands?

  16. I love Delingpole, and I love all here. How wonderful to have the weapon of humor, the sharpest and most effective knife in the Alinsky-box…to use on the Alinskyites!

    Keep up the good work, and God Bless James D.

  17. Comment by Delingpole reader “suffolkboy” Today 02:29 PM

    Mrs.Merkle It’s just comedy. You wait till he climbs on a pile of recalled Times Atlas of the Worlds to stick another CO2 icon on top of a hockey-stick graph and falls into the jaws of a polar bear.

  18. Latitude says:
    September 21, 2011 at 9:45 am

    breaking news……..

    Times Atlas to omit Maldives in upcoming edition: report

    MALE, September 21 (HNS) – The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World will completely omit Maldives in its upcoming 14th edition, media reports say.
    ———————————————————————————————————
    ROFLMAO does not do justice to the way I was after reading James Delingpole, then seeing the piece http://www.haveeru.com.mv/english/details/38339. Even the dog was worried about me!

    Seems that the Haveeru Daily in the Maldives is not samiliar with the concept of satire.
    Alec J

  19. commieBob says:
    September 21, 2011 at 10:16 am
    “If CTM had really done his homework, he would have found that most of the 17,000 were skeptics doing due diligence.”
    ==================================================

    And the rest of the 17,000 were believers doing penance.

  20. >> Latitude says:
    September 21, 2011 at 9:45 am <<

    Funny.

    I wonder how many warmists will fail to see the humor and jump to the defense of the 'decision.'

  21. Even if the numbers presented by Al Gore was accurate, and I don’t think they are, how does one count “a viewer”? I clicked on the page, but after 10 seconds of this hogwash, left. Yes, I could be counted as “a viewer”, but I didn’t stay to watch. Would Nelson give a rating based on a 10 second view OR would they want the person to stay for a longer time? We could debate the time, but I think a real viewer stays for a lot longer than 10 seconds. I wonder how may “viewers” were very short term surfers? I also wonder how many viewers came there from WUWT?

  22. kim;) says:
    September 21, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Can anyone tell me why according to WSJ and other sources. Mr Mann received economic stimulus funds?

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703657604575005412584751830.html

    Hey Kim,

    You can find most of that information at the nsf.gov website:

    http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=0902133

    Down at the bottom:
    “This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5).”

  23. Funny.

    I wonder how many warmists will fail to see the humor and jump to the defense of the ‘decision.’

    Both of them !!!!

  24. Thank goodness Anthony deleted CTM’s post spilling the truth behind the Tooth Fairy before Delingpole saw it. Can you imagine his reaction to THAT?!?

    Jeff

  25. Charles

    I’m afraid to say I was riveted to the London section of the Goreathon. There was a gorgeous feamae presenter doing the honours. I think she had some gurests on who were talking about the weather or something

    tonyb.

  26. Suggestion for Anthony: There should be a regular weekly roundup of the Top Ten external threads like this one (Delingpole’s). Or there should be a running list of the most recent Ten Threads in the sidebar.

    REPLY: Sure, I’ll just squeeze that into my already underbooked schedule – Anthony

  27. Do you guys have stats on how many of those 17,000 (and/or 8 bajillion) were forwarded from WUWT? I know that the couple that I pinged were just because I wanted to see the insanity you guys were talking about. I might have lasted a total of 15 seconds between the two visists, or so… adjusting for ENSO variability, solar irradiance, and general laziness. ;)

  28. PB-in-AL

    Here’s what I have from our wordpress stats system

    outbound clicks to climaterealityproject.org

    9/15/2011 1555
    9/14/2011 240

    So if CTM’s estimate holds true, WUWT contributed 10%, and that’s not counting all the other skeptical blogs that had links to it. Climatedepot.com also had a big traffic day due to the APS resignation story and they had the link to CRP front and center.

    I’ll bet skeptics made up a significant portion of the viewers.

  29. I understand the average view time for the GoreFest was just 3 minutes–that’s long enough to get interested, bored, then disgusted with the whole “fest”. (And admittedly it’s 3 minutes more than I spent.)

  30. CTM,

    The WUWT moderators are all destined for fame . . . . are you prepared . . . do you all have an agent?

    You all are . . . . moderators extraordinaire.

    Love,
    John

  31. Anthony,

    Why don’t we have an international ‘WUWT moderator-fest’? It will probably get more views/participation than AG’s Climate Reality Project.

    John

  32. I checked out the Gore-A-Thon as well. Couldn’t get anything to work, so left. Can’t remember if I clicked there from WUWT or not, but I’ll bet a significant number of Gore’s hits were from the more skeptical crowd.

  33. Now that’s a compliment you should get printed in black and white to frame and hang next to your desk (cube/whatever).

    You the Man!

    On a different tangent; I think maybe the 8.6 mill estimate must’ve come from the alarmist expectations that true believers will reduce electricity (besides give money with abandon), so for every screen there were 500 people in attendance watching that one little screen… Yeah right! More like, what’s it called when people see crowds waving and cheering them, when nobody is present? Oh yeah, Gore’s delusions of grandeur.

    On a different tangent; Does anbody know how much money got given or pledged during that marathon of Goreness? Did they even get $17,000?

  34. Anthony Watts says:

    September 21, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    PB-in-AL

    Here’s what I have from our wordpress stats system

    outbound clicks to climaterealityproject.org

    9/15/2011 1555
    9/14/2011 240

    I was one of those. Couldn’t get the video to run after waiting a few minutes so I closed the browser window.

    At least I was able to do something else while waiting for the video so I didn’t really lose that few minutes of my life.

    :)

  35. John Whitman says:
    September 21, 2011 at 3:02 pm
    Sucking up to the mods probably won’t stop them from snipping you if you go to far but that being said they are pretty good aren’t they :)

  36. Dang, and here I thought the funniest part of the day was this morning.

    ABC’s Good Morning America, the 7AM EDT news update. They were warning about the falling satellite. The presenter was at their large monitor screen, showing some images, then showed a calendar with the Thurs-Sat block colored red, saying how the breakup and crash was expected Friday.

    They were highlighting September 15 to 17.

    How many graphic designers, editors, and producers did that get through, including the presenter dude and the rest of the on-air crew who didn’t comment, without noticing they had highlighted last week?

    *sigh* GMA, produced by the ABC News Division. Yup, that sure inspires confidence in their accuracy. And how much longer until they trot out their trusted nuclear/earthquake/tsunami/global warming/(fill-in-blank) expert Michio Kaku again? Could he comment on the Gore-a-thon numbers? Maybe explain how the “missing viewers” were in the deep ocean and will reappear later?

  37. PaulID says:
    September 21, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    @John Whitman – Sucking up to the mods probably won’t stop them from snipping you if you go to far but that being said they are pretty good aren’t they :)

    ——————

    PaulID,

    : )

    Snipped once in 3 years and through thousands of comments. No problem. But good is good and they is good.

    Gravity generally (Einsteinian pun intended) sucks, but life doesn’t.

    John

  38. Varco says:
    September 21, 2011 at 9:19 am
    ..
    This ‘rebuttle’ was drafted, peer-reviewed (by myself), and ‘OK’d’ by a randomly selected editior teetering on the brink of resignation all within 8 minutes 32 seconds.

    I’m with your “editior” (sic). Unless your scare quotes around “rebuttle” were meant to acknowledge that you were deliberately misspelling “rebuttal”? Somehow, I doubt it …

    >:p

  39. If nothing else I would like to thank the moderators for their efforts to try to put my comments into a form of sentence that actually seems to express a cogent thought.
    It is appreciated.
    :)

  40. Earle Williams said on September 21, 2011 at 5:59 pm:

    I’ll buy the ‘nasty cruel man’ t-shirt or coffee mug.

    Use that picture of him above, keep the initials the same with the caption “charles the monster”… Yeah, that’ll be great!

    (Sarcasm? Frankly, I’m not sure myself.)

  41. Roger Knights says:
    September 21, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Suggestion for Anthony: There should be a regular weekly roundup of the Top Ten external threads like this one (Delingpole’s). Or there should be a running list of the most recent Ten Threads in the sidebar.

    REPLY: Sure, I’ll just squeeze that into my already underbooked schedule – Anthony

    I didn’t mean to suggest that you be the editor, just that you set it up. You could appoint other(s) to be editors. Surely there’d be volunteers. There could be a tab at the top where WUWTers could submit links for their consideration, like the tab for submitting articles.

  42. Charles was a steadying hand on the tiller during Anthony’s bad family health break a year or so ago. Charles held WUWT together then. I have always since admired him for that, and hope a lot of people realized and appreciated that service to the blog.

    He’s also a pretty funny bloke! (Thanks for the comic interludes via moderation, Charles.)

  43. Well Chasmod is just a pussy cat. You stroke that Sir Walter Raleigh of his, and he just purrs up a storm. And the looking over those Horn rims, is sheer self aggrandizement; makes him look semi- intelligent; well for a kid anyway.

    No they just don’t make ‘em like Chasmod any more; and he’s pretty much all ours. Lucky Us !!

  44. Drudge has a link to the article. Congrats Charles, you made Drudge!
    Frost warning for the front range of the Rockies. Its Gore’s fault, OK, maybe its just Fall.

  45. Charles, I heard if you steal a potato, cut it in half & rub one of the cut sides on that facial stuff, it’ll go away in a couple weeks. :)

  46. Don’t laugh too soon Mr Moderator.

    You have failed to take into account the Gore Internet Access Coeefficient.

    GIAC = 8,600,000/17,000 = 505.8824.

    If we apply the GIAC to WUWT’s claimed viewing number of 89,229,251 it clearly reveals that WUWT has only had 176,383.4 views versus Al Gore’s 8.6 million.

    Who’s smiling now eh ?

  47. Strangely enough, there must be a completely different “charles the moderator” who shows up at Climate Audit and posts and moderates there, since so far neither the article nor the comments here have mentioned the WUWT version as doing anything like that at CA, nor thanked this one for doing such at CA either.
    ;-)

    Reply: I occasionally comment at CA and at Climate Etc. using the screen name charles the moderator, but I do not have any moderation privileges at either of those two sites. ~ ctm

  48. “I didn’t go through 8 years of Evil Moderator school to be called nasty and cruel, thank you very much.” – CTM, Evil Moderator

    Charles, my dear chap; what’s the point of being an Evil Moderator if you can’t be nasty and cruel now and again? Perchance even a trifle sadistic when occasion demands. Isn’t being nasty and cruel half the fun?

  49. Al Gore is correct with the 8 million number, in the same sense as he was right about the temperature at the earth’s core, millions of degrees. What’s a factor of 1000 when you are saving the planet?

  50. Read the whole hilarious piece by James Delingpole here:

    Al Gore’s five loaves and two fishes

    ——————

    I just checked in on the frenzy in the comments on ‘Al Gore’s five loaves and two fishes’ @ Delingpoles site and there’s 732 comments now.

    Did the evil Charles the Moderator stir a hornet’s nest? LOL

  51. I was one of those who stayed for over 5 minutes.

    A video they had justified the case for global warming by re-doing the CO2 in a jar experiment – very nicely as well. Only they did not say what the concentrations were compared to the atmosphere (probably >1000 times the 0.04% at the moment).

    Then in the space of a sentence mentioned feedbacks amplifying the effect.

    So of the predicted warming up to 6 degrees centigrade this century predicted by the most extreme alarmists, Al Gore’s little video had a flawed experiment to justify the insignificant first 20%, and a “trust the computer models” for the alarming bit.

    Don’t take my word for it – I am just a (slightly) manic beancounter. Check out for yourself at http://climaterealityproject.org/video/climate-101/

    By the way – don’t worry about the stats – Alexa currently ranks this site at 16,989 and Climate Reality at 64,734.

    REPLY: I have a post coming up on this video, which is online here also, without the need to visit Gore’s site: http://vimeo.com/28991442
    -Anthony

  52. In response to the post “Varco says: September 21, 2011 at 9:19 am”

    First time visitor, here.
    That was the funniest thing I’ve read in weeks. You win, Varco. Brilliantly put.
    I definitely need to swing by WUWT again in the future. Fantastic.

    He didn’t just invent the internet, he also invented a new way to measure TV ratings. Same process except, if the show is his, multiply numbers by 500.

  53. who can boast this?
    years ago, when mr. Gore started his campaign with some movie or something, I never gave him any attention at all, and until today never saw any of his videos or whatever, simply because I didn’t trust the guy from my guts. So it is a big joy and relieve that besides proper science there’s also still common sense and good intuition to go by – you don’t need to study the figures to realize the scam – but still sad to see so many people and organizations being impressed by a publicity stuntman – so I wonder where is the real culprit, is it mr. AG(W) or is it “mass hysteria”?

  54. Charles,
    There are a lot of sites picking up pieces from your article and running James Delingpole’s piece but they’ve dropped “dedicated” viewers from 17,000.

    DID AL GORE REALLY GET 8.6 MILLION VIEWS ON HIS 24-HOUR GLOBAL WARMING SPECIAL?
    source: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/did-al-gore-really-get-8-6-million-views-on-his-24-hour-global-warming-special/
    “Gore’s site claimed the Sept. 15 marathon live-stream received 8.6 million views. That number, Climate Reality Project President Maggie Fox said, is the number of clicks the show had received by the time the event wrapped up — not people tuning in to re-watch clips after it was over.

    MailOnline
    A very inconvenient truth: Al Gore claims 8.6m viewed climate change festival (though the real figure was 17,000)

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2040671/Al-Gore-claims-8-6m-viewed-24-Hours-Reality-real-figure-17-000.html#ixzz1YiVKzSU5

    Treehugger

    http://topics.treehugger.com/article/0cs18SdatJaIb?q=%22carbon+footprint%22

    mrctv.org

    http://www.mrctv.org/videos/inhofe-al-gore-irrelevant

  55. …the number of clicks the show had received…

    I think I know where the number really comes from. It’s from the tracking id in their spam bot, so what it likely represents is the number of times an announcement appeared in the Facebook news feeds and was ignored for the spam that it was.

  56. intrepid_wanders says:
    September 21, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Thank you for that link – I had wondered what it was supposed to be for. :)

  57. Belated thanks, Charles. I’ve been working full out the past few days, but find this delight, and your earlier deconstruction of Gore’s viewing figures on my return to WUWT. Nice work, O Evil One!

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