Where's Lewandowsky and Cook when they are needed to look at REAL 'conspiracy ideation', like murder plots from 'big oil'?

Wow, this is just bonkers.

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From the Saturday Times, big hat tip to Barry Woods

Lewandowsky and Cook would have a field day with this one, except, Dr. Wadhams is on their team (the warmist team) and thus would never think about accusing the good doctor of such psychological aberrations.

It’s a Big Oil conspiracy! The possible murder of three fellow warmists may be connected, says Cambridge University Dr. Peter Wadhams according to this story in the Telegraph:

Professor Peter Wadhams said he feared being labelled a “looney” over his suspicion that the deaths of the scientists were more than just an ‘extraordinary’ coincidence.

But he insisted the trio could have been murdered and hinted that the oil industry or else sinister government forces might be implicated.

Asked who might have wanted them out the way, he replied: “I can only think of the oil lobby but I don’t think the oil lobby goes around killing people.”

Big Oil must be omnipotent, as the evil oily elite were apparently able to arrange a targeted lightning strike:

The three scientists he identified – Seymour Laxon and Katherine Giles, both climate change scientists at University College London, and Tim Boyd of the Scottish Association for marine Science – all died within the space of a few months in early 2013.

Professor laxon fell down a flight of stairs at a New year’s Eve party at a house in Essex while Dr Giles died when she was in collision with a lorry when cycling to work in London. Dr Boyd is thought to have been struck by lightning while walking in Scotland.

Apparently, it gets worse:

Prof Wadhams added: “I thought if it was somebody assassinating them could it be one of our people doing it and that would be even more frightening. I thought it would be better not to touch this with a barge pole.”

His suspicions drew outrage on Saturday from Prof Laxon’s partner, who was also a close friend of Dr Giles. When told what Prof Wadhams had said, Fiona Strawbridge, head of e-Learning at UCL, replied: “Good god. All of this is completely outrageous and very distressing.”

Why yes, yes it is. And here Lewandowsky and Cook have a peer reviewed paper telling the world that its’s the climate skeptics that are the conspiracy nuts to be feared. I guess they forgot to look within their own peer group.

When you believe stuff like that, it’s easy to believe your own theories of climate catastrophe. Such as Wadhams big Arctic collapse prediction in 2012:

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One of the world’s leading ice experts has predicted the final collapse of Arctic sea ice in summer months within four years…

Prof Peter Wadhams of Cambridge University calls for “urgent” consideration of new ideas to reduce global temperatures…

“This collapse, I predicted would occur in 2015-16 at which time the summer Arctic (August to September) would become ice-free. The final collapse towards that state is now happening and will probably be complete by those dates”.

Still there:

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Readers may recall we noted Dr. Wadhams forecast was about to be falsified, so he moved the goalposts:

Over the past few years the Arctic expert, Professor Peter Wadhams, has strongly predicted an ‘ice-free’ Arctic no later than 2016. Late this year he changed it to 2020 without apparently giving an explanation.

You can watch his latest set of wacky Wadham predictions below.

NOTE: This post was updated about 30 minutes after publication to include the scan from the Saturday Times, rather that the satirical news channel image featuring professor Wadhams.

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Rob Ricket

Check the title.

James Allison

*sigh* If people like Wadham, Cook and Lewy were placed on this Earth for amusement purposes it appears to be working out quite well.

Wadhams is reinventing the nutty professor character. When I was a kid there was a nutty professor in every comic magazine, but they went out of fashion years ago. Welcome back nutty professor.

confusedphoton

He is not the only nutty professor. Remember there are many climate alarmists who are just as daft – James Hansen, David King, Keith Trenbreth, etc.
Jerry Lewis would have had many a whole gaggle of nutters to copy for his film.

David S

They are not always harmless. Look at David Colquhoun.

Billy Liar

It must be very depressing to spend your life studying a subject only to find at the end of it you still haven’t got a clue.

David Ball

You ain’t a Liar, Billy. Made me laugh. Thx.

Latitude

These people have way too much time on their hands……….

He should be concerned about that melanocytic abnomality under his eye.

noaaprogrammer

Too much sunshine, but big oil caused it!

JN

Pigmented, not necessarily melanocytic.

Rick Bradford

It’s a good thing this idiot never met Miss Bikini World online, or he could be in serious trouble like Prof Frampton.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/10/magazine/the-professor-the-bikini-model-and-the-suitcase-full-of-trouble.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

daveandrews723

I guess Wadhams never heard of the wooden-hulled ships that sailed the Arctic’s Northwest Passage back at the beginning of the 20th century. Is he Austin Powers’ grandfather?

So how is he still alive two years after the Arctic ice expert cull?

Mike

Professor laxon and Dr Giles were ‘taken out’ by eco-warriors ninja assassins because their Cryosat2 data was just about to reveal that Arctic ice volume had recovered by 50% in one year.
They were clearly traitors to “The Cause” who were putting the lives of future generations at risk by denying climate change in the Arctic.
“Dr Boyd is thought to have been struck by lightning while walking in Scotland.”
The official cause of his death remains uncertain, but in reality he was tazered by the hitmen.
Only those flying in the face of reason and still declaring in public that Arctic ice is in a death spiral, are safe from the hit squad.
/sarc
Telegraph: “Professor Peter Wadhams said he feared being labelled a “looney” over his suspicion that the deaths of the scientists were more than just an ‘extraordinary’ coincidence. ”
Nooooo, do you think so? Well he hasn’t completely lost the plot then. At least he is still conscious of the fact that he will be perceived at nut-job, though not enough to prevent him saying so in a major national daily newspaper.
This is the same Prof Wadhams of Cambridge University that wants us to let him play sorcerer’s apprentice by geo-engineering our climate, right?
I guess the chances of that happening have just receded sharply.

Jtom

Pperhaps “they” didn’t consider him much of an expert. “They” would be right IMO.

Mark from the Midwest

Every word out of this guy’s mouth for the last 15 years has been wrong, so what’s the surprise?

Grant

That he gets paid to do it.

Harry Passfield

That we get to pay him to do it!

++++10000
lol

Curious George

As the Big Oil even bribes Mother Nature to stop a warming trend, they would do anything to discredit real scientists.

By the look of it Big Oil has invented a weather machine that can change the climate to their liking and kill off scientists they don’t like by lightning strikes.

it’s a big freaking UV laser, attached to a shark’s head; you just create a sharknado, then the flying shark discharges the uv laser at the targeted warmist and the ionized air column conducts the naturally occuring static charge to the target, instant lightening strike! The only tricky part is targeting, of course brain implants transpond the targets location, which helps here. The only sure defense is a grounded (earthed if your British) tin-foil lined hat; obviously Dr Boyd used the much inferior aluminium lined hat.

He was losing his status as one of the worlds leading ice experts, so he bumped off his comrades?
After all when one of these creatures from the Cult of Calamitous Climate is making these kind of accusations, it usually turns out to be 100% self projection.
So is this the confession of a serial killer?
Yes I jest.
But it is so difficult to parody this cult as they continually exceed my worst expectations.

Tim

Could it be an undisclosed battle-for-grants war?

asybot

for that matter suicide because they were made look like fools?

RoyFOMR

The professor seriously need professional medical help and sooner rather than later. My condolences go out to those who are already grieving for their lost friends and family. I wish Peter Wadham a speedy and full recovery from his apparent psychosis.

Roy
Whether or not we agree wth his ice predictions wadhams is an intelligent man who seems to have worked himself up into a state that needs professional help.He is suffering from some sort of psychosis that causes him delusions.
Tonyb

As I commented elsewhere
Interesting, but unlikely to be a coincidence.
There may be an important common element, which I am very familiar with.
I often come across something in a data file, and however unlikely when it confirms my expectations, I wander down the road oblivious of the surroundings, unable to get it out of my head until I can glimpse some kind of resolution.
These scientists died in early months of 2013, while Arctic Sea ice extent in the late 2012 hit new low.
http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/plots/icecover/icecover_current_new.png
All three were very intelligent highly educated people, I suspect they knew perfectly well that this could not have been consequence of the CO2; but what is it and why?
Lack of concentration while riding a bike even for few seconds in London traffic, or coming down stairs (I did it once, had bruised ‘lower back’ for months, my wife see only funny side of it). Going to a UK hospital on Sunday, let alone New Years day with a life threatening injury, a very slim chance of recovery. In the third case could be simply carelessness and ignorance of the elements by walking in a thunderstorm while the mind is preoccupied by some other matter.
Professor Peter Wadhams you are wrong, not succession of assassinations, as your own case confirms. Of course you wouldn’t be also loosing concentration while driving and daydreaming about “ that the North Pole will be exposed (no ice) this summer – it’s not happened before” as you claimed some years ago, or some other nonsense, but for some reason a crazy lorry driver didn’t like your climate politics.

kim

I wondered about hubris.
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jorgekafkazar

Vuk, you’ve got to give up this curious habit of riding bicycles down stairs. Please.

Billy Liar

He only did it once! 🙂

Evan Jones

“How did you feel?”
“Chagrined.”
“What did your wife say?”
“She grinned.”

Offhand, I’d suggest that in the first two cases their tinfoil hats slipped and blocked their view. Third prof just wore too tall of a tinfoil hat while storm chasing on foot.

Trevor H

Maybe when Tim Curtis at SkS said “would you please stop posting as Lubos Motl. There is reason to doubt his sanity,” he really meant to say Wadhams?

rogerknights

“Tim” was a typo for “Tom.”

Brian R

“Professor Peter Wadhams said he feared being labelled a “looney” over his suspicion….”
Finally a prediction from a climate scientist that proves correct.

asybot

A warmist “climate scientist” I presume?

Stephen Richards

Is there another sort? I haven’t heard from one , oh except Judith, Lindzen. They are so few and far between one tends to forget

ozspeaksup

+100 😉

joelobryan

All Wadham needs now is a death by water of a climastrologist. Have any died of disease or pestilence?

Bloke down the pub

Whom the Gods would destroy, they first make mad.

joelobryan

So mad as in nutjob, not mad as in angry. Or maybe mad as in foaming at the mouth rabid?

jorgekafkazar

That’s a mistranslation, Bloke. The original Latin, quem deus vult perdere, prius dementat, actually means The gods would destroy anyone who is nuts about the Prius.

NZ Willy

The statement dates to Greek plays at the dawn of literature, centuries before the Roman.

Jack

“Quos vult perdere Jupiter dementat”

MarkW

What government would be interested in murdering such scientists.
Most of the governments with the resources to pull of such wetwork are solidly in the warmest camp.

lee

Clearly not a government but a supra-nationalist oil industry.

kcom1

You mean the warmest of the warmists?

Perhaps he’s of no further value and they off their own to make the otherside look guilty?

Bruce Cobb

I wouldn’t say that he’s “looney”, just that he’s a few bricks shy. His barge pole doesn’t quite reach the bottom of the canal.

Paul Coppin

More like, “his barge pole is AT the bottom of the canal…”.

James Allison

His porch light is just flickering.

His icecap’s slipped over one eye.

kim

Gravity, inertia, and electro-magnetism. It was physics, it was. Get Ken Rice on the case.

kim

‘The Icekillers’, starring ALEC is in it.
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Jimmy Haigh

Big Oil doesn’t need a lobby: It stands on its own two feet. Unlike, oh, “climate science”…

Brigadier O'Deere

Check out the “Death by big oil!” comment on his white board. Is that paranoia or what?

OK then.
Some folks here seem to be missing the big picture. Dr. Wadhams may be using misdirection to throw the police off the scent. It is possible he is behind the elimination of all the rest of the UK experts in his field. Always look to who benefits. And as a scientist he just may have borrowed some lab’s lightening machine to take out the one guy. As a potential murder suspect he may be trying to make himself look victimized.
Yes sir, we may have the makings of a major motion picture on our hands here. 🙂

kim

Ooh, shoulda put my icekillers comment here.
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RayG

I prefer my ice in my gin tonic.

It doesn't add up...

I’ve come across a few large van de Graaff generators: there was a large one in the Science Museum in South Kensington which was fired up twice daily – a 750kV spark IIRC. Even larger was the one at AERE Harwell, which could produce 5MV – but I never saw the spark escape the building in which it was housed.

D.J. Hawkins

Clever misdirection lures the victim into the generator lab and one ZAP!! later the body is loaded into the boot and dumped in a convenient patch of heather. Be sure to mock up the usual environmental tell-tales of a lightning strike and viola!, the perfect crime.

Where is Agatha Christie when she is needed?

pg 15 of The Times and a prominent headline:
The Times – Climate scientist fears murder by hitman – Ben webster
scan of hardcopycomment image?w=900

cnxtim

LoL LoL LoL why do we find nutters sooo funny? We should be showing pity – but that is not what humans do …NEXT please

schitzree

“This year likely to be hottest on record.”
…because they’re taking climate temperature measurements from the middle of a forest fire? I bet that one day with a high of 568.4°F really raises the monthly average. ○¿●

rw

Has the National Inquirer picked this up? Why is this in the London Times?

albertalad

Dishonesty; fabrication; smearing; promulgation of junk science (notably the false “97 per cent Consensus” claim); identity theft
John Cook is an Australian blogger who runs a website called Skeptical Science whose raison d’etre is to rubbish skeptics (or as I’d spell them, sceptics). His hobbies include dressing up in Nazi uniforms and identity theft (he has just been exposed as having impersonated online a sceptical scientist called Lubos Motl). I pass no judgement on such activities: I like a chap with a bit of hinterland. But I do think the seriousness with which his dodgy papers and articles are treated by everyone from the left-liberal media to President Obama is somewhat misplaced. And that when a man of his predilections accuses someone else on Twitter of being “creepy” it does make you wonder when he last looked in the mirror.
From Brietbart.

601nan

Better send out a call to Sky Captain on the Marconi at once!
Prof. Totenkopf is up to no good for sure.
Ha ha

In the Times it says “A Cambridge professor has said that assassins may have murdered scientists who were seeking to reveal how rapidly global warming was melting Arctic ice.”
It sounds a bit different to real scientists who would be trying to test the truth or not of a specific hypothesis. And as such he does a disservice to his sadly departed colleagues.

Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7

I find Wadhams’ suspicions perfectly plausible.
1) “Professor Laxon fell down a flight of stairs at a New year’s Eve party …”. Without the profligate use of fossil fuels, very few residences would be built that require a flight of stairs. The increased wealth, stronger building materials and labor-saving construction equipment made possible by fossil fuels has increased the number of two and even three story residences enormously compared to pre-industrial times. Back then everyone lived in single-story cottages with dirt floors — much softer to cushion any fall.
2) “Dr Giles died when she was in collision with a lorry when cycling to work in London.” Hello! Did any one notice that little word “lorry”? If everyone else in London were walking or riding bicycles, collisions would be much less serious and Dr. Giles would most likely escaped with just some scrapes and bruises, or no injuries at all. Only with fossil fuels can you build and power these monstrous kinetic killers called “lorries” and then turn them loose on paved roads to reach lethal speeds and crush the life out of pedestrians and cyclists.
3) “Dr Boyd is thought to have been struck by lightning while walking in Scotland.” I smell a cover-up here: “thought to have been” indeed. But even if we buy that, the fingerprints of dirty energy are all over this. As Al Gore (PBUH) has been saying for years, we have dirty weather from using dirty fuels. Severe weather — including lighting storms — is becoming more common, so of course more people are being hit by lighting.
Maybe executives of Big Oil didn’t actually order these hits, but this might just as well have. It’s only a matter of time before Big Oil kills us all, but the hits will be disguised as accidents, disease and natural disasters.
Trigger Warning: the foregoing may be unsuitable for the sarcasm-impaired.

MikeH

Maybe the lightning was from HAARP?
http://www.haarp.net/
If I remember correctly, it’s powered by a natural gas field, affiliated with Atlantic Richfield Company, big oil..
Just say’n..

Mark Bofill

:>
I especially liked these monstrous kinetic killers called “lorries”. Bravo.

noaaprogrammer

Someone needs to revise the game of Clue to handle these Big-Oil-related deaths: near a loch; with lightening; by Mr. Chevron.

That would be too easy. You would only have to get the location and the murder weapon.

indefatigablefrog

You seem to have struggled with finding the direct relationship between the Big Oil funded global warming denialist conspiracy and the death of a man from a lightening strike in Scotland.
Perhaps I can help.
Prior to the intervention of denialists the alarmists were racing ahead covering the countryside of Scotland with large wind-turbines.
Due to the height of wind turbines and their incorporated lightening conductors it is impossible to be struck by lightening when near to one.
The wind turbine takes the hit for you.
However, Big Oil conspired to foil the turbine roll-out, by planting anti-onshore-wind scare stories in the Daily Mail.
And now as a result of this plot a good man has died.
Exactly as Big Oil planned, whilst meeting in their evil lair under a volcano.

Hot under the collar

Did he check where John Cook (now known as Cooky Biggs) was at the time?
I heard a rumour that someone wearing a Nazi Uniform and calling themselves ‘Lubo’ was seen in the vicinity at the time of these deaths.
/sarc

wat dabney

“Police wish to question 30 million British taxpayers…”

Bloke down the pub

If man can control where lightning strikes, then controlling global temps should be a piece of cake.

Man may not be able to control where the lightning strikes, but it’s pretty easy to attract it to your experiment with a rocket.
..
http://wxguard.com/lightning-news/university-of-florida-lightning-lab-voted-awesome-lab/

pat

you have to love The Times for juxtaposing the article with another headlined: “This year likely to be hottest on record”. subtle, what?
Wadhams’ tale is picked up in the Booker article comments:
25 July: UK Telegraph: Christopher Booker: How Arctic ice has made fools of all those poor warmists
The belief that the ice was vanishing has been for the warmists the ultimate poster-child for their cause
In 2007, with the aid of scientists such as Wieslaw Maslowski and Peter Wadhams, the BBC and others were telling us that the Arctic would be totally “ice free by 2013” (the Independent even cleared its front page to announce that the ice could all have disappeared within weeks).
By 2011, the BBC’s science editor Richard Black was telling us that the ice would “probably be gone within this decade”. In 2012, his colleague Roger Harrabin was reporting that the sea ice was now melting so fast that more had vanished that summer than “at any time since satellite records began”…
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/11763272/How-Arctic-ice-has-made-fools-of-all-those-poor-warmists.html

u.k.(us)

“Climate scientist fears murder by hitman”
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Never a thought given to the hardships endured by the hitter during the set-up.
Typical.

Bubba Cow

is it still Thursday?

noaaprogrammer

is it still April 1?

oakwood

If he’s so convinced that what he’s predicting is so serious with deadly consequences for mankind, why is he smiling his way through the interview? Creepy.

jim

“Dr Boyd is thought to have been struck by lightning while walking in Scotland.”
Reminds me of an old joke. Three retired businessmen were in a rest home and explained how each made his fortune. The first had a store, but wasn’t doing very well. A fire broke out and burned the building to the ground, after which he collected the insurance. The second guy also had a business that was failing, but a water pipe burst, flooded the building and he also collected the insurance. The third guy explained how he had a business in Florida, it wasn’t doing very well, when a hurricane came through and destroyed it; he also collected the insurance. The first two guys looked at each other, then at the third guy and asked, “How did you manage to make a hurricane?”
So, how did big oil manage to generate lightning?

Satin skivies and wool socks will do it.

oakwood

He keeps saying ‘this is where we should be spending our money’, ie. studies on the release of methane from the Siberian continental shelf. Who does he think should be paid to do this [research]?

ScienceABC123

Big Oil? Oh for Pete’s sake. Why would “big oil” assassinate warmists when the warmist’s position continues to fall apart? If you want a realistic ‘conspiracy’, why not the greater possibility that these people were killed because they were going to publically admit the warmist position is wrong?

If I pay (and I do) $65,000.00/gal for an exotic boutique petro-chemical or I pay $2-3.00/gal for gasoline, where do you think ‘big-oil’ would rather send their limited petroleum feedstocks?

indefatigablefrog

I notice from watching the video, that Prof. Peter Wadhams is extremely keen on blinking. He seems to like blinking several times per second.
As an ad hoc experiment, me and my mirthful partner Carol have tried imitating his rate of blinking and we felt…well…blinkered.
Blinkered and befuddled. Befuddled and confused.
I recommend this experiment to anyone.
Watch a few minutes of the footage and then try to imitate the facial expression and blinking and see how you feel.
But seriously, the man has made the mistake of making a very public and very precise prediction. He has staked his reputation upon a clear prediction which can be checked against reality.
This was a big mistake.
Reality has not acted in his interest.
Predictions should always be vague and tentative, and coded in uncertain terminology.
Now, Prof. Wadhams is the victim of his own over-confidence.
He had deeply embarrassed himself.
And in the process, he has gone stark raving mad.
Maybe he needs a holiday.
Not for his benefit.
But for ours!!!

M Courtney

OK. What’s crazier?
The Times reporting his paranoia?
Or the Guardian reporting his catastrophism?
Both are ridiculous.

charles nelson

Note that the Guardian isn’t even carrying this story.
Velly intewesting.

reg

I doubt if even the Onion would as well .

oakwood

“Our children only have a future if we take action now”. Given that very little action is being taken, and not likely, our children should be terified of dying from global warming. Poor kids!
“Everything is increasing exponentially”
“no-one is doing anything because of cowardice” Oh, just like we’ve never bothered to address any of the world’s problems in the past or find any solutions.
“There are now vey few politicians or statesmen with credibility. The only person who has real respect and unquestionable moral status in the world, is the Pope.” (does that include his views on birth control, homosexuality and dealing with paedophile priests?).
Anyone who is convinced all peer-published academics are infallable and morally sound geniuses should watch this.

rogerknights

Actually, Francis has taken strong action on the latter matter. (Should have been done decades ago.)

pat

the little i heard of the following on radio this morning sounded more like another CAGW scary story to me:
AUDIO: 25 July: BBC Science Hour: Arctic Ice
A new paper just published in Nature Geoscience shows that in 2013, which was a slightly cooler summer than average, arctic ice had grown, by 41% on the previous year. The study, uses data from ESA’s Cryosat 2, which incorporates not just the surface area of ice, but the all-important number – the volume. Adam examines the results with Rachel Tilling from University College London…
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02xdr1h
TWO POLAR PIECES ON LAST WEEK’S PROGRAM:
AUDIO: 11 July: BBC Science Hour:
Global Warming and the Arctic Tundra
An international team of scientists, led by the University of Edinburgh, has carried out one of the biggest ever studies of key vegetation in the Arctic tundra. It found “strong evidence” that “dramatic” changes in the region are being driven by climate warming, researchers said. Tundra shrubs, which act as a barometer of the Arctic environment, were found to grow more when temperatures are warmer. But the study also suggested that increased shrub growth, driven by recent and future warming in the Arctic, could cause further warming in the area and the planet as a whole. Taller shrubs can prevent snow from reflecting heat from the sun back into space, warming the Earth”s surface. They can also influence soil temperatures and thaw permafrost…
Ice cores
Next year, scientists from around the world will start to place glacial ice core samples from across the world in a vault in Antarctica, an underground ice tunnel near the Concordia Research Station. Marnie Chesterton investigates…
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02w8y8k

Non Nomen

It is worse than we thought.

Skiphil

Wadhams is a nut but what I find interesting is that The Times even published this drivel. I know that standards have fallen low in so many journalistic quarters, but this article puts The Times on the level of supermarket tabloids that blare headlines about alien abductions and fictitious celebrity scandals.

Wadhams is an aggressive nutter from one of the most prestigious universities on the planet – and that sets him apart.
He’s been roughing up people using his status as a shield / weapon for too long and this is probably only a minor inconvenience before he gets pensioned off…. to provide rent a quotes for the usual suspects….
Can’t say I wish him well – but do thank him for a steaming plate of schadenfreude – which I hope is added to with early retirement and an “I love me” jacket next week.

Felflames

Perhaps the Times is starting to have doubts about the whole global warming thing.
Start by pointing out some of the lead supporters are not altogether sane, then start asking harder questions about the science.

George Devries Klein, PhD, PG, FGSA

Professor Wadhams need to turn in his PhD and resign his professorship. Apparently, he hasn’t heard of insurance speak – “Act of God” or “accident.”
Do you suppose that perhaps God, Buddha, Allah, Krishna, Jesus Christ, and even random fate are opposed to AGW?

AndyG55

If he is going to pretend to be an Arctic ice specialist, he also needs to look at the biomarkers that indicate that for the first 2/3 or so of the Holocene, Arctic sea was mostly a perennial winter occurrence.
Arctic sea ice is anomalously high compared to all but the last few hundred years of the current interglacial.

Frank Cook

Yes, in fact Prof. Peter Wadhams’ keen insight has led him to connect the dots and discover a heretofore unknown conspiracy. The only problem is that he has fingered the wrong suspects. Clearly what Wadhams has revealed is that God herself is a CAGW skeptic. Now, that should certainly be fodder for headlines…

pat

i referred to the second BBC Science Show prog with 2 polar pieces as being “last week’s program” when it’s 2 weeks old; however, i heard it last week when it was being repeated.

Pamela Gray

This post is not a fine hour as far as I am concerned. Loved ones died and loved ones had grieving to do. This kind of thing can cause that grief to come back as if it were fresh. We should not be a party to it.

johann wundersamer

wrong adress, pamela –
it’s saturday times + the guardian who are seeking riots by fabricating
‘conspiracy ideation’, like murder plots from ‘big oil’
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these are the adresses that you should be concernd with.
Hans

u.k.(us)

Not our finest hour, eh ?
Stick around, it might get better 🙂

Jquip

Dr Boyd was hit by lightning. Only a Climatologist would believe that professional hitmen have Tesla lightning generators and weather control devices.

old construction worker

“Over the past few years the Arctic expert, Professor Peter Wadhams, has strongly predicted an ‘ice-free’ Arctic no later than 2016. Late this year he changed it to 2020 without apparently giving an explanation.”
And he gets paid

PiperPaul

With extracted OPM.

AndyG55

OPM.. is that short for opium?
Or some other hallucinogenic. ?

kim

‘Other People’s Money’ a marvelous Thatcherism. Heh, knowledge of which is sometimes a clue to ideology. ‘People’ have rarely heard of it; ‘Other People’ are sick to death with it.
Not measuring you by this oft unreliable metric.
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kim

And yes, it’s hallucinogenic.
Good catch.
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kim

Oops, P. G. Wodehouse has precedent:
“There was the usual announcement that the President – that old Good Time Charlie, bless his heart – was planning to spend a billion dollars of other people’s money on something or other,……”
from ‘Laughing Gas’, copyrighted in 1936.
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PaulH

No doubt the good Professor has evidence to back up his claims. I’m sure the output of his computer models detailing the unfortunate demises of his colleagues will be available for all to see any day now, actual code will of course be withheld.
(Yes, I was being very sarcastic here. I am saddened by the untimely passing of these people.)

Anonymous lorry driver: Am I accused of murder?
Anonymous person at top of stairs; Am I accused of murder?
Anonymous lighting bolt thrower; Yeah, it was me. He was waving around a 1 iron, and I had to prove I could hit it.

Michael 2

The modern instrument of lighting attraction is the “selfie stick”.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/man-who-was-struck-and-killed-by-lightning-in-brecon-beacons-was-carrying-a-selfie-stick-10370907.html
Umbrellas work well if you lack a selfie stick.