Category Archives: Climate ugliness

The Merchants of Smear

The sanctioned punishment of climate skeptics becomes more than just a few aberrant ideas, and is following some historical parallels First, I loathe having to write essays like this, but I think it is necessary given the hostile social climate … Continue reading

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NYT suggests ‘deniers’ should be stabbed through the heart – like vampires

So, as WUWT readers well know, I have a different opinion about global warming. Do you think the New York Times  should endorse stabbing me (and others with similar opinions) through the heart like a vampire because I hold that … Continue reading

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A must read: Why Secretary of State John Kerry Is Flat Wrong on Climate Change

By Dr. Richard McNider and Dr. John Christy In a Feb. 16 speech in Indonesia, Secretary of State John Kerry assailed climate-change skeptics as members of the “Flat Earth Society” for doubting the reality of catastrophic climate change. He said, … Continue reading

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Wackadoodle 350.org protesters disappear their KKK moment

Last weekend I pointed out that 350.org leader Bill McKibben had endorsed the antics of some 350.org members in Texas that adopted tactics of the Klu Klux Klan – showing up at somebody’s house with mask covered faces, torches, and … Continue reading

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Note to KXL protestors and Lord Deben, just substitute a couple of K’s and ‘your journey towards the dark side will be complete’

Paging Lord Deben I had debated with myself a couple of days as to whether or not to cover this particular bit of ugliness, after it first being brought to my attention by Bishop Hill. But then, Lord Deben of … Continue reading

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Chicken al la still not a king

The royal prince in waiting of Britain labels climate skeptics as “headless chickens”. From The Telegraph: Prince Charles has criticised climate change deniers, describing them as the “headless chicken brigade” during an awards ceremony recognising a leading young green entrepreneur. … Continue reading

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Lindzen libeled by Nuccitelli

Guest essay by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Dana Nuccitelli of Unskeptical Science has written a characteristically spiteful piece in the Guardian about Professor Lindzen. The piece constitutes a grave libel. Britain, still to some extent a free country, is one … Continue reading

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RealClimate Co-Founder Exposes His Inability to Grasp Complex Subjects

And most regulars will recall William Connolley. Connolley’s likely best known for his hijinks as a former editor at Wikipedia. (See the WattsUpWithThat posts here, here, here, here, here, here here….and here.) But Connolley is also a former climate modeler … Continue reading

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Climate campaigners start to eat their own over ‘Cleantech Crash’

The Center for American Progress affiliated attack group “Forecast the Facts” is turning on the CBS News magazine “60 Minutes” for reporting truthfully on the issues surrounding green technology last Sunday. See the press release below and the full video … Continue reading

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Being bullish on Robert Brulle’s “Dark Money” Smear of Skeptics

Guest essay by Brandon Schollenberger You can’t make things like this up. James Hansen, one of the most vocal proponents of global warming, is now part of the global warming denial campaign. I would never have imagined that until I … Continue reading

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Guardian writer Alexander White beclowns himself by using a paid PR firm as a factual source for climate

It seems this reporter Alexander White considered Jim Hoggan’s PR for hire website “DeSmog Blog” a factual source. LOL! He might find some challenges ahead if he doesn’t fix his story. ISCS Director Tom Harris writes: Please join in on … Continue reading

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Claim: Dark Money Conspiracy – star “deniers” are scripted performers

Prof. Brulle (Drexel Uni, Phil) claims IRS helped track secret donations Guest essay by Eric Worrall Prof. Robert Brulle, an environmental sociologist of Drexel University, Phil., has published a study allegedly accusing “deniers” of being sock puppets in the pay … Continue reading

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Pathetic press release from House Democrats disappears the testimony of Christy and Pielke

Ah, politics, the stench of spin is strong here. Note the picture below. Left to right are Dr. John Christy, Dr. David Titley, and Dr. Roger Pielke Jr.. In the text, Christy and Pielke don’t even exist, because, well, this … Continue reading

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The self induced implosion of Dana Nuccitelli

I’ve stayed out of this fracas and watched it all unfold from the sidelines on Twitter the last two days. My entry into it (with this post) was prompted by an unlikely catalyst: Keith Kloor, who I find myself agreeing … Continue reading

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CNN mocks Greenpeace’s “Save Santa’s Home” video

An urgent message from Santa These green people never seem to learn. A couple of years ago it was nutball David Suzuki and his fundraising drive to “save” Santa’s home from melting: Now, not to be outdone in the “please … Continue reading

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The 4hiroshimas app – propaganda of the worst kind

The kidz at Skeptical Science (SkS) have made fools of themselves again, creating an app that is not only morally wrong, but the clearest case of science propaganda disguised as climate information I’ve ever seen. First, one wonders what the … Continue reading

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An ethical challenge for Greg Laden – put your money where your mouth is

We’ve had issues with Mr. Laden before, and being called on it hasn’t changed his bad behavior, hopefully he’ll learn something this time. This is a pretty simple black and white issue, so I’ll do it with bullet points. Yesterday, … Continue reading

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Stephan Lewandowsky’s ethical lapses allowed his science to be published without oversight

As if there could be any more ludicrous antics from this plonker, we now find that Dr. Stephan Lewandowsky pulled a bait and switch on ethical approvals for his psychological research papers at the University of Western Australia that were … Continue reading

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Mann and Lewandowsky go psychotic on climate skeptics

From the tiny dog whistle violin department. Dr. Michael Mann and Dr. Stephan Lewandowsky have a new paper out that redefines the term “climate ugliness”. Apparently FOIA requests are “harassment”. And Internet blogs “wrongly sidestep peer-reviewed literature”. Oh Mann, tell … Continue reading

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Paleoscientist: Mann’s recent work was a ‘crock of xxxx’

From the soon to be a Climate Crock of the Week department, Barry Woods writes to me in an email: One of the insights in the climategate emails was perhaps how poisonous Michael Mann’s involvement was, for the niche area … Continue reading

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Another plonker from Lewandowsky

UPDATE: It seems another poll/study flies in the face of what Lewandowsky claims about “Free Market Thinkers” Ouch, that’s gotta hurt. See below. NOTE: The section after the graphic has also been updated for clarity by contributor A. Scott. – … Continue reading

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Oh the pain! #Kochmachine is in many American universities, including Penn State

While Dr. Michael Mann tries to paint being funded by the Koch Corporation as being equivalent to pure evil in his attempts to smear people like myself… …it is enlightening to learn that his current employer, Penn State, gets funds … Continue reading

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The reply to the ‘bad astronomer – Phil Plait’ that Slate.com refused to publish

Guest essay by Dr. Matt Ridley Phil Plait, who goes by the name of the “bad astronomer”, has now written three articles in Slate attacking two of my columns in the Wall Street Journal on the topic of climate change. … Continue reading

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Social Good Summit turns to hatefest – Al Gore likens skeptics to racists, homophobes and violent alcoholics

The “Social Good” summit in NYC going on today bills itself as: A three-day conference where big ideas meet new media to create innovative solutions. The Social Good Summit is a three-day conference where big ideas meet new media to … Continue reading

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Ridley’s Riposte to John Abraham

Guest essay by Dr. Matt Ridley On a blog called Desmog Blog, John Abraham has criticized my recent article in the Wall Street Journal on climate sensitivity. Here’s my piece http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324549004579067532485712464.html And here’s his piece: http://www.desmogblog.com/2013/09/16/john-abraham-slams-matt-ridley-climate-denial-op-ed-wall-street-journal. It’s a poor response, … Continue reading

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On the cover of the Rolling Stone? Not quite, but I did get a single word in

Rolling Stone’s Jeff Goodell demonstrates what a biased journalist he is. My first impression was to ignore the request for interview from Rolling Stone’s Jeff Goodell last week, after all, RS has pretty much blown what credibility they had after … Continue reading

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Syun Akasofu’s work provokes journal resignation

Editorial board member pissed off over a paper on “the pause” Story submitted by WUWT reader Duane Oldsen WUWT readers may remember Dr. Syun Akasofu as the source of a graph tracking the Pacific Multidecadal Oscillation with sine wave shifts … Continue reading

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Mad Mann

From Dr. Michael Mann’s Twitter feed today: What is he mad about? Probably the same thing a bunch of the same people were mad about last year when I was interviewed on PBS. How DARE they let somebody who has … Continue reading

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Al Gore compares climate skeptics to anti abolitionists, racists, homophobes, and alcoholic families

UPDATE: I missed this in the interview, since it wasn’t in the publicist release, it would be  a shame not to highlight it. Would there be hurricanes and floods and droughts without man-made global warming? Of course. But they’re stronger … Continue reading

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Google Hacked the ‘Skeptical Science’ Website

Worst damage control ever? Guest essay by Brandon Schollenberger Despite my joking comments about having mad haxor skillz being a source of amusement for many people, it appears some people actually believe I hacked the Skeptical Science forum’s website. Rob … Continue reading

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Thanks Marc Rodrigues @mprodrig

Who’s Marc Rodrigues you ask? I’m not sure, but he sure does get ugly when I replied to “God” in a Tweet, pointing out what has been happening on the planet lately.

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Murry Salby responds to critics

Jo Nova writes: Murry Salby was sacked from Macquarie University, and Macquarie  struggled to explain why, among other things, it was necessary to abandon, and strand him in Paris and hold a “misconduct” meeting in his absence. Since then he … Continue reading

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Preliminary results of the “Tol Poll’

Dr. Richard Tol writes at his blog: The Tol Poll is a direct result of the series of op-eds in the Guardian on the relationship between the environmental movement and environmental science organized by Alice Bell, and particularly Tamsin Edwards’ … Continue reading

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Willie Soon on Sea Level Rise – along with some climate ugliness

This is a video of presentation given in July at the Doctors for Disaster Preparedness conference in Houston, which I also had the honor of attending. Note the beginning of his talk where he points out these two blog posts … Continue reading

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Dr. Willie Soon Guest Comment: ‘Is What I Say Beyond the Boundaries of Reasonable Discussion?’

Guest essay by Russell Cook Although I am no more than an ordinary citizen, my email address book reads like a “Who’s Who” list of skeptic scientists and speakers. Among them, I’ve had the privilege to exchange emails with Dr … Continue reading

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