Category Archives: Quote of the Week

Quote of the week …about that 97% consensus

For those that have heard about that claimed “97% consensus” on global warming from John Cook and the SkS Kidz, here is a thought from the oldie but goodie department: About these ads

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Quote of the Week – ‘high school’ climate science

A poll follows, a first for QOTW. Sometimes in the climate wars when things get ridiculous and emotional we often ask or see asked “what is this, high school”? A classic example is Al Gore’s “high school physics” when it … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week: Bill McKibben’s self delusion

I had a tough time deciding if this should be “Quote of the Week” or “Climate Craziness of the Week”.  The quote is from 350.org’s founder Bill McKibben, who says: I, as you can tell, am the furthest thing from … Continue reading

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Quote of the week – Nature on the failure of climate models

From the world of Claimatology™, comes this smackdown from Nature.

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Quote of the Week: London Mayor declares his climate skepticism

London Mayor, Boris Johnson, writes in The Telegraph:

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Quote of the week – a pause for cooling off

From Dr. Judith Curry: 

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Quote of the week – misplaced priorities

One of the most shocking stories to come out of the Oklahoma tornado this week is this one. The mind reels that in the middle of tornado alley, in a place where a previous F5 tornado devastated the town in … Continue reading

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Quote of the week – Cook’s cartooning crash

Via Tom Nelson Stranger than fiction: A little background on the cartooning and cricket blogging of John Cook of Skeptical Science, Al Gore’s Climate “Reality” drop partner.

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Quote of the Week – dogmatic ‘mannerisms’ of science

Judith Curry is featuring a report by Emil Røyrvik of Norwegian organization SINTEF, which has taken a semi critical look at the “climate wars”. Dr. Curry highlighted this passage: 

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Quote of the week – the ‘big’ lack of documentation

From Andrew Montford, who points out the obvious (at least obvious to everyone else) when it comes to the “big oil” and “big coal” meme.

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Quote of the Week – an interesting admission at RealClimate

Models: some are good, some are not so good, some are useless.

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Quote of the Week – blaming Nature for poor model performance

There’s not much I can say about this quote from the Washington Post’s Joel Achenbach as it stands on its own quite well. The context of this quote is article on the bust of a forecast that was to be … Continue reading

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Quote of the week – meet the new ‘deniers’

Oh, this is hilarious.

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Quote of the Week: The Gleick tragedy continues at AGU…

Steve McIntyre has returned from his holiday trip and points out how the American Geophysical Union (AGU) has taken up the Gleick tragedy at the 2012 convention, as if the prodigal son had never committed a crime. He writes:

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Quote of the week – Dr. Judith Curry on the AR5 Draft leak

Dr. Judith Curry on the AR5 Draft leak:

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Quote of the week, bonus edition

There was so much quotable material flying around this week due to Hurricane Sandy, I could probably have a QOTW every day. But I thought this one was particularly well done:

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Quote of the Week: rationalizing deceptive practices in ‘Tabloid Climatology’

I would not have believed this if I didn’t see it in print. It’s another example of the playbook pioneered by the late Dr. Steven Schneider. Bolding mine.

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Quote of the Week – Ray Pierrehumbert and ‘Satan’s Rock’

Former IPCC lead author Raymond T. Pierrehumbert has a real zinger this time. You have to read this one to believe it. From an interview in Slate magazine via Tom Nelson:

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