Category Archives: Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week – an interesting admission at RealClimate

Models: some are good, some are not so good, some are useless. About these ads

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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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Quote of the Week – it’s a travesty of the blandities

Dr. Kevin Trenberth has another travesty on his hands.  UPDATE: Commenter Lee Harvey has the best point I’ve seen so far.

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Quote of the Week – Consensus

It seems disdain for “consensus” as we know it is nothing new:

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Quote of the week, the hilarious EPIC FAIL of Dana Nuccitelli

This has been a weird week with my appearance on PBS Newshour. As Noel Sheppard at Newsbusters documents, the alarmosphere has gone beserk over my appearance on PBS. Watching it, it becomes clear they are in a panic. Even Ralph … Continue reading

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Quote of the week – Rutan rocks

Like the Apollo astronauts who have walked on the moon and the NASA staff that discount the severity of the global warming alarm (Dr. Stephan Lewandowsky, please take note of this for your moon landing conspiracy theories), another prominent aerospace … Continue reading

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Friday Funny / Quote of the week – the healing rift

I’m sure many WUWT readers on both sides of the AGW debate watched Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech last night. The most memorable line that got a standing ovation was a poke back at Obama’s famous line – “I am absolutely … Continue reading

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Quote of the week – wisdom from Bob Phelan

I got an email from Diane Phelan, Bob Phelan’s daughter, summarizing last weeks funeral, which I’ll share below. One phrase though, really characterizes what Bob Phelan was about, and by extension, what WUWT is all about, and I make it … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week – Harry Reid’s Cherry Blossom Picking: FAIL

Senator Harry Reid’s Press Release: Time To Stop Acting Like Climate Change Deniers Have A Valid Point Of View – They Don’t ‘If skeptics had taken a stroll along Potomac River on a 70-degree day this Feb., they would have … Continue reading

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Quote of the week – Judith Curry weighs in on BEST

Whoo boy. Judith writes: Muller bases his ‘conversion’ on the results of their recent paper?

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Climate Craziness AND Quote of the Week – Bill McKibben suggests we can ‘change physics’

I’ve never done a double feature before where our Climate Craziness of the Week and Quote of the Week are one and the same. 350.org’s Bill McKibben gets this unique honor. From the what universe does Bill McKibben live in … Continue reading

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Quote of the week – I get an endorsment by Bill McKibben, plus a certificate in “certified planet wrecking”

James Hansen’s understudy, eco activist and founder of 350.org Bill McKibben just gave me an endorsement, which I’m surprised about. The article, syndicated in a number of outlets is titled Climate-change deniers on the ropes McKibben writes of the Heartland … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week – BONUS Krugman insanity edition

I had no more than published the QOTW yesterday, and this one popped up. I’m of the opinion now that NYT economist and columnist Paul Krugman has gone insane, because nobody with any intact cognition would make a statement like … Continue reading

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Quote of the week – Death by Coochey coup

The ANU “Climate scientists get death threats” story fabrication continues to unravel. Again, paging David Appell and Nick Stokes, your second helping of crow pie is served. And Mr. Appell, while you are eating that pie, maybe you’ll find the … Continue reading

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Quote of the week – climate bookends and separations

I had planned to write about this, and specifically that Joe Romm’s blog “Climate Progress” appears to have died a quiet death of assimilation by the borg greens, saying: We are now merging with ThinkProgress Green, and that means we’ll … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week – a warmer turns cooler

I’ve had a feud with David Appell ever since he brought my deceased mother into an attack article about me, which I retort in: David Appell denies he has any class . Maybe that was when he hit bottom, because since … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week – alarmists missing targets

Ross McKittrick writes in with this: A bracing essay at Pointman’s. I particularly like this bit:

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Quote of the week – bonus edition

I said in my earlier QOTW that: I’ve seen lots of quotes this week, many surrounding the Gleick Fakegate affair. I was basically saying that there were so many to choose from in this target rich week, it was a … Continue reading

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Quote of the week

I’ve seen lots of quotes this week, many surrounding the Gleick Fakegate affair. This one stands out. From John Horgan at Scientific American who asks: Should Global-Warming Activists Lie to Defend Their Cause? He writes:

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Quote of the week – always happy to help

At WUWT, one thing we pride ourselves in is helping visitors learn about the issues and the science, even if those visitors should already know what these things mean. Take for example, Michael Tobis proprietor of “Only In it for … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week – Dr. James Hansen of NASA GISS, unhinged

“The Oceans will begin to boil…” – yes he actually said that, along with some other silly things. Watch this video:

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Quote of the Week – Grist thinks spontaneous human combustion might be a convincing bit of evidence for AGW

There’s been some wild claims out there the past few days since BEST released their results in a media blitzkrieg on October 20th prior to peer review.  But this one from Grist writer Jess Zimmerman has to rank up there … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week – on being part of the problem

There’s an old saying, “be part of the solution rather than the problem”.  Team science is now quantified thanks to Andrew Montford.

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Quote of the Week – Wuebbles Weather World

Serially warm reporter Dan Vergano of USA today wrote an article on the “Current Extreme Weather and Climate Change” report, released this week that says it’s all our fault. With a peer review team like this one, what other conclusion … Continue reading

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Quote of the week – hype and hurricane force winds

Should Irene have been downgraded sooner? Cliff Mass, an atmospheric scientist at the University of Washington and a popular blogger asks, “When Did Irene Stop Being a Hurricane?”

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Quote of the week – hump day hilarity

I busted out laughing when I saw this from the Pajamas Media Tattler.

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Quote of the week – CRU is now a candidate for publication in the Journal of Irreproducible Results

From Andrew Orlowski, the Register UK: In Parliament’s enquiries into the Climategate Affair, Graham Stringer MP was surprised to learn that the CRU team couldn’t produce the same result twice.

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Quote of the week – still “wirthless” after all these years edition

Readers will recall that I launched a volley against former Senator Tim Wirth regarding his recent statement where he wants to “come after” skeptics. I also made him a standing offer to attend the upcoming ICCC6 conference, offering up  my … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week – a climate sanity plea from the Daily Kos

Some surprising sanity from one of the most insane places on the web. This could be a Nike ad, all it needs is a swoosh to go with the slogan. Joe Romm and Bill McKibben, this message is for you … Continue reading

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