Paul Ehrlich (yes THAT Paul Ehrlich) recently posted a review about Mark Steyn’s book A Disgrace to the Profession on Amazon, and after reading Ehrlich’s review, my irony meter pegged, the needle flew off the scale and embedded itself in the wall of my office, nearly missing our resident member of the Union of Concerned Scientists.
You just have to read it, apparently Mr. Ehrlich has no self awareness whatsoever when it comes to evaluating his own massive folly in predicting the future. Here is the screencap:
That is rich. Steyn compiled the critical opinions of dozens of scientists about Mann’s work on The Hockey Stick, and yet Ehrlich, says things like this:
“Mike Mann is admired by all real climate scientists, even those who may have same disagreements with him…”
Well, perhaps he’s right, I assume everybody at his own echo chamber website Real Climate does admire Dr. Mann, the rest of science, eh, not so much. Otherwise, they would have come to his aid and filed amicus briefs in his court battle with Steyn. The thunderous silence of science in support of Mann speaks volumes.
Mann can’t even be bothered to use current data is his slide show, leaving data on display to stop in 2005. What sort of “admired scientist” does that sort of sophistry? The kind that push an agenda and can’t ever let data point to them being wrong, illustrated in Ehrlich’s big list of failures. For example, he said in the 1970 Earth Day issue of The Progressive, that between 1980 and 1989, some 4 billion people, including 65 million Americans, would perish in the “Great Die-Off.”
Instead, U.S. population increased:
Gosh, it looks like a hockey stick, doesn’t it?
But, despite that massive failure of his scientific predictive skill, Ehrlich couldn’t help himself and got in another forecast of impending doom in that review:
Unhappily the “triumph” may prove doom for many of our descendents.
Right. OK then.
The egos on these folks must be so large that the department of transportation must set out orange road cones ahead of them when they travel, so that they have a wide lane of their own.
Your best pushback against these people? Buy the book and decide for yourself.
Order it on Amazon here.