From the “Kos kids will be Kos kids” department. Willis points me to this Daily Kos article which is hilarious, because obviously the anonymous coward that wrote it somebody who calls themselves “ClimateDenierRoundup” hasn’t got a clue about how real science works, and thinks the angry old hermit in Mt. Beauty, Australia (Sou/Hotwhopper aka Miriam O’Brien) has already “debunked” what we are going to present. Here is a screencap of the article.
As I wrote to Willis when he notified me of the story:
Strange that this person bemoans lack of degrees, yet takes the word of an angry old hermit that has no training or experience at all in meteorology or climate.
I suspect the “ClimateDenierRoundUp” is just another one of Miriam’s fake handles.
What “ClimateDenierRoundup” doesn’t seem to understand, is that anyone who passes the AGU selection committee criteria for sessions can present a paper, talk, or poster about science. They don’t ask for credentials, they are only interested in the arguments being made, how they are presented, and if they have merit. This means that anonymous cowards and angry old hermits can even send a paper in for consideration. Oh, wait, they’d have to use their names, and that is the one firm requirement AGU has for submissions.
Obviously, that’s why you don’t see these rant-o-matic types that shoot from the shadows presenting at science conferences. But, the ranting against us playing by the rules reminds me of what Dr. [Roger] Pielke Jr. said about his treatment at the hands of the paid political slimeballs over at Think Progress:
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