Over at Skeptical Science, SkS founder John Cook has gone on the full defensive because of the linking of conspiracy “moon landing was faked” author Stephan Lewandowsky to Mr. Cook (and his website) and of offhand comments about his website and the people that run it. It’s a hilarious read, as if they are surprised by the negative reactions due to the transparent and clumsy attempts to paint climate skeptics as conspiracy theorists. Of course, being blind as bats to their own issues, they have their own private conspiracy theory forum where they plot to “rip my throat out” as part of the ‘…we need a conspiracy to save humanity’ theme. They feel they are being treated unfairly. Priceless.
The funniest part is that Cook ends with this: “We intend to remain focused on what really matters, such as the alarmingly rapid decline in Arctic sea ice and increase in extreme weather events.” Apparently Mr. Cook doesn’t feel the Nature editorial putting science on notice saying: ‘Better models are needed before exceptional events can be reliably linked to global warming’ is worth heeding. It’s climate activist comedy gold.
Josh, always prescient, has some comedy gold of his own.