After publishing new book critical of Al Gore, climate scientist has website shut down by attacks

This is the equivalent of a modem day book burning.

As reported on WUWT on Tuesday, New book from Dr. Roy Spencer on Al Gore’s fallacies: An Inconvenient Deception – How Al Gore Distorts Climate Science and Energy Policy – Al Gore has provided a target-rich environment of deceptions in his new movie.

Now, Dr. Spencer reports his website drroyspencer.com has become inoperable due to attacks:

Hell hath no fury like an alarmist scorned. I’ve been the victim of The Wrath of Gore too..

After Climategate, WordPress.com reported that all advertising they sponsor via Google Adwords was inexplicably pulled from their servers whenever it was displayed on WUWT. When wordpress.com executives requested a meeting with Google to explain this, it was at first granted, then canceled 24 hours later with no explanation and attempts to reschedule fell on deaf ears.

Mr. Gore of course, is on the board of  directors for Google.

So let’s send these fools a message, by Dr. Spencer’s book: entitled An Inconvenient Deception: How Al Gore Distorts Climate Science and Energy Policy

Click image to buy on Amazon.com

UPDATE: about two hours after this post was published, service was restored. – Anthony

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1984 all over again! Algoricle could be Big Brother, if only he had didn’t emanate weakness and cowardice.

Agree – It is great. I read every word of it. Very well written.

afonzarelli

Dr S is tops in that regard. (NOBODY can articulate climate science as well as he can)…

Ian_UK

Done!

Roger Knights

The cost on Amazon is $4.

Patrick Hrushowy

Me too done!

catweazle666

Bought!

GeologyJim

Please do NOT buy this book through Amazon!
Jeff Bezos is lock-step with the international-globalist cabal and is a big-time promoter of government control of energy, speech, and commerce.
Find a way to compensate Dr.Spencer directly, even if the sale does not show up on Google/NYTimes/blahblahblah metrics.
The current War for Independence in the USA these days is about corporate/government exploitation of personal information, including your private selections of reading material
Squash the Amazon Bug!!

I did and it is fabulous. Remarkable that Roy was able to get this together in such a short time. We all need to flood Amazon with the five star reviews it deserves.

Janice Moore
Thanks for the link. Just bought on Kindle, I’ll look forward to reading it and will put a link on my FB account.
Regards.

Dave Fair

I, also, bought an e-copy on Amazon/Kindle. Short and punchy; no wasted anti-CAGW verbiage: Just the facts that Gore gets wrong or lies about.

Rick Beavers

also bought on Kindle. Does that help Amazon or not?

I just tried some fact checking on Gore being on Google’s board of directors, and came up with:
https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/google/advisors
I saw 19 directors and advisors, none of them Gore.

Michael Jankowski

Probably confusion with Apple.
He is “only” a senior advisor at google.

DeLoss McKnight

An article about Gore’s wealth. He was an “advisor” for Google before it went public and received a nice compensation of pre-release stock.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-making-of-a-businessman-how-al-gore-got-rich/

richard verney

I was unaware of the problems that Anthony suffered, and as you say this is 1984 all over again.
I consider that this sort of action should encourage sceptics and reaffirm that they are on the right track holding the better scientific position since this sort of action confirms that warmists are concerned that the science is flawed and anything but settled, and are concerned that it can not withstand the rigours of debate and honest examination.
Well done Dr Roy.

MarkW

We are so dedicated to free speech, that we won’t permit you to disagree with us.

Shanghai Dan

We’ve always been concerned over global warming.
We’ve always been concerned over global cooling.
We’ve always been concerned over global warming.

John

Well, that explains why I can’t get to his site.
Anyone that tries to pull back the curtain has to be silenced it seems.

Dick of Utah

Assuming this has been done on purpose, doesn’t it hurt the alarmist cause rather than help?

Don’t expect logic from these desperate fools

george e. smith

It’s time to declare ANY sort of information access denial on public or private media to be Terrorism.
G

RWturner

And don’t expect anyone inside the alarmist circle jerk to actually know or care that this happened.

pameladragon

Yes, it does hurt their cause, but only if their actions are widely broadcast. Sometimes it never even gets out and they get away with their dirty tricks.
I bought my copy as soon as I heard about the book and it is safely tucked away in my Kindle App in the phone!
PMK

Michael 2

“is safely tucked away in my Kindle App in the phone!”
Then it is not safe. Kindle books can be revoked. http://www.pcworld.com/article/168654/kindle_e_book.html
“Kindle Content is licensed, not sold, to you by the Content Provider.” https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201014950

TheLastDemocrat

they don’t have many tools at their disposal, when it comes down to it.
slander, bullying, suppression, and changing the topic are about the extent of it.

Mr Bliss

“The one thing that global warmists have given us is slander and bullying”
“That’s 2 things!”
“The 2 things global warmists have given us are, slander, bullying and suppression”
That’s 3 things!”
“Among the many things ….””

richard verney

I consider that it does more harm to the warmist agenda since it reaffirms that they are aware that the science is anything but solid and it cannot withstand the the rigours of debate and honest examination.

Frank Dziuba

his Facebook page is also not working

Max Hugoson

Hopefully, Dr. Spencer has GOOD web and IT people at Huntsville, not second rate by any means. This now becomes an “intelligence battle” on the battle ground of technology. ERGO the “religious fanatics” (AKA, Gorebull Warming crowd) go into the battle, UNARMED.

It will probably be blamed on Russia.
And whilst we can’t accuse Gore directly, the whole thing stinks.
Best we can all do is post it on FB & Twitter.

JB

I bought it. A good read. Thank you Dr. Roy for putting it out there.

usurbrain

Is this part of Liberals agenda to push Freedom of Speech?

John Harmsworth

Push it off a cliff, yes.

tom0mason

usurbrain
As Winston found out you can not even think of such a question — report to room 101 for a, talk.

Robert MacLean

Already purchased Dr Roy’s Kindle ebook on Amazon.co.uk. This was originally to support the good Dr but now has added significance as one in the eye to the online vandals.

Old Goat

Just done the same thing. That’ll teach ’em…

Frank Dziuba

Actually, his facebook is up. The link you posted to the Tweet is removed. His FB is:
https://www.facebook.com/roy.w.spencer

R Taylor

“Do No Evil.” They lie only when they speak.

Bob boder

Total disgrace, Dr Roy Spencer is one of the most even handed, mindful scientist out there. He lets the evidence shape his theories not ideology. If the evidence strongly supported CAGW he would most assuredly back that view, it doesn’t so he doesn’t end of story.

afonzarelli

Yes, Dr Spencer may have been born dangling from the right wing, but when it comes to climate science he’s right down the center…

JB

Amazon sales rank 952! This morning when I bought it, it was in the 1100’s. Come on people, let’s move it up a bit. It’s the price of a cup of coffee.

Malcky

you can get web hosting with ddos protection these days

Bart Tali

He should look into using CloudFlare for DDoS protection.

tom0mason

Err, I think you might not be seeing the error message that comes up —

What happened?
You’ve requested a page on a website (www.drroyspencer.com) that is on the Cloudflare network. Cloudflare is currently unable to resolve your requested domain (www.drroyspencer.com).

Bart Tali

I’m not getting that. And the NS record for drrroyspencer.com points to dreamhost.com, which is currently down.
https://www.dreamhoststatus.com/
August 24, 2017 9:20AM PDT[Investigating] Our Operations teams are currently investigating connectivity issues which indicate an issue related to our name servers. We will provide updated information as it becomes available.
August 24, 2017 10:20AM PDT[Identified] Our engineers have identified the cause of the DNS degradation as a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. We are beginning to mitigate the attack and will update this post as new information becomes available.

tom0mason
tom0mason

Probably these old stories are hosted on the Cloudflare server, and current stories on the dreamhoststatus servers.

Bart Tali

1. The NS (name server) record for drroyspencer.com is on dreamhost, which was down.
2. The A record for http://www.drroyspencer.com is on cloudflare (not down, but unable to resolve because of #1).

AndyG55

No problems now.

Anonymoose

Actually, many people suspect that the Dreamhost DDoS attack was due to Dreamhost having had a “white power” web site on it. Many other sites got brought down by the attack.

Steven Miller

I went to Amazon using the link above, and bought the book. If the idiots hadn’t shut down Dr. Spencer’s website I probably would have just got the same info there. So Dr. Spencer can thank them for another book sale.

tom0mason

So two little blogs, WUWT and Dr. Spencer’s, are such dangerous threats to the well financed AGW/Climate Change™ industries that there can be no debate, these blogs must be shut them down, or at least have their normal business interfered with.
Jo Goebbels would be proud of AGW exponents of große Lüge.
Well done WUWT and Dr. Spencer you must be really upsetting them — keep at them.

J Mac

“The Ends Justify The Means!”
Standard Operating Procedure for Socialists Fascism, worldwide.

Quelgeek

Surely you meant “buy”.

Jeff in Calgary

That makes more sense. I was a little confused… but still bought the book.

Jeff in Calgary

Bought the Kindle version.

Amazon enables gift copies and sends the recipient an email about the gift with any message you would like to accompany the gift notice. I gifted Dr. Spencer’s new book to Naomi Oreskes at Harvard, Admiral Tittle at Penn State, and Chris Mooney at WaPo. Well worth the 12 bucks. Must have made somebody mad.
Perhaps others here could do the same to their ‘special’ climate scientists. Katherine Hayhoe certainly deserves a copy amongst many others like Gavin Schmidt and Joe Romm.

ristvan
Cunning. Is you real name Baldrick?
UK joke

Blackadder

Ah! A man of culture as well as education. 🙂

Pat Frank

Also Susan Solomon, and let’s not forget Ben “punch-pat-michaels” Santer. And Kevin Trenberth, unindicted ClimateGate co-conspirator with Phil Jones to ruin peer-review.

Gil

Seth Borens
Twin needs one.

Gil

Seth Borenstein no doubt wants a copy.

Greg

My word, why do they even bother? Dr Spencer’s web site is hardly high traffic. These fools are only aware of it because it was featured here. This criminal activity will probably not prevent even one person buying his e-book
If they are so sure of what they say, this science is so “settled” and climate disaster so obviously “here and now” , why do they even need to bother with this feeble effort to stop the tiny traffic going to Dr Spencer’s site?
they only underline how uncertain they are themselves by this kind of crap.
Funny the way the PC warriors are so ready to throw science, freedom of speech and the constitution under a bus just to win one policy argument.

afonzarelli

RWS february 20, 2014 6:39am:
“This website had over 80,000 unique visitors last month, and almost 500,000 page views.”
Greg, i don’t know what would fit the definition of “high traffic”, but here are some numbers that he gave out a few years ago. What do you (or anyone else) think?
BTW, learned about viewing an eclipse in a puddle of water back in ’84. So this is well known AND i’ve done it myself, back then and now. Eyes are fine (no pain, no pain)…

Keith

Google = Goolag……………….again

Barbara

Those who dare to speak are trashed.
IMO, there could be a serious situation developing in the U.S.?

tom0mason

The book ‘they’ tried to stop,
Dr. John Christy and Dr. Roy Spencer, the scientists so dangerous ‘they’ tried to silence them perminently, ….
NOW Dr. Roy Spencer tells all!
Get the book before ‘they’ ban it.
Get the book before you loose your money, your rights, your future.
Buy it now, before it’s too late ….

tom0mason

Oops …
Darn proofreading …
That should be “…tried to silence them permanently, …. “

rocketscientist

Heresy cannot be tolerated. The inquisition continues.
Unfortunately these buffoons aren’t using “pointy cushions”.
Sadly, the true victim is trust in communication and exchange of free ideas.

Doonman

Google and its wholly owned Youtube have been removing search results and demonetizing speech it disagrees with for months now.
Boycott Google, Facebook and Twitter. Write major advertisers and let them know you will not be reading their ads on these services. Write your representatives and insist that RICO investigations into Google, Facebook and Twitter collusion be started. The simultaneous censoring, search removals and demonetization are not a coincidence. The class action lawsuits recently filed against them are not enough to change their behavior.

Looks to me like a DNS attack rather than hits directly on the web site. So if this article had contained the IP address (looks like numbers and dots) we could still reach it.
Anyone got the IP address?

I tried temporarily changing my DNS settings from automatic to the Google public DNS (8.8.8.8 for primary and 8.8.4.4 for secondary) and still had trouble. But after changing my DNS settings back to automatic, I was able to reach drroyspencer.com again after an hour or two of lack of access.
Meanwhile, I used traceroute to get what I think is http://www.drroyspencer.com‘s IP address. It did not work for me so I am not sure it is correct, so I won’t publish the IP address I tried. The results I got from entering my result into a web browser is “direct access not allowed”.

Michael 2

“direct access not allowed”
In many or most instances a web server has a large number of sites using the same IP address, and it inspects the request header to figure out which one you want. If there is no request header, such as the URL was just an IP address, typically there’s a default web page that is handed out; in this case the defatul web page says “direct access not allowed” but in fact it *is* allowed — and that is the content thereof!

I just Googled for the whois IP lookup tool. That gave me the same IP address, which I tried again – same result, “direct access not allowed”.

Yirgach

Donald,
Nowadays a server may host several hundred/thousand web site at the same IP address. The web server treats these sites as “virtual”. The only way it can differentiate which “virtual” website is being accessed is by the FQDN (Fully Qualified Host Name), like https://wattsupwiththat.com instead of https://192.0.78.25.

Lawrence Edwards

You need to join Gab.ai, The only place left on the internet where free speech is welcome.

Schrodinger's Cat

I hope this gets maximum publicity. Decent people deserve to understand the sort of people who are Climate Change activists.

CheshireRed

It’s all rather pathetic, isn’t it?

Thomas
Hugs

No it is not. What ever the reason.

Thomas

It’s working for me.

Ricdre

I was able to access http://www.drroyspencer.com. I also bought the book shortly after it came out. I have never bought a Kindle book before as I am not a big fan of Amazon (I generally buy Nook Books) and had to download the Kindle Reader, but it was well worth it as it is a well-reasoned response to Al Gore’s new movie.

tom0mason

Working for me.

The troglodytes do not like to be dissed.

BP

You’re my hero, Dr. Spencer. Keep smiling. These attacks seem to me to be free speech violations. Has anyone told this story for Fox News to report?

Torbjørn Rogde

Serious attacks out there today. I just got this update from Wordfence: https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2017/08/dreamhost-ddos-attack/
Maybe just a coincidence after all…

JonasM

From that page:
” It looks like it may be an Anonymous attack targeting the Dreamhost DNS to try to take a white supremacist website called ‘punishedstormer dot com’ offline.”
Coincidence, methinks, not a warmist conspiracy.

JonasM

“Your comment is awaiting moderation.”
Looks like I used some ‘bad’ words. Live and learn.

JonasM

The page essentially tells us this had nothing to do with Dr. Spencer’s book, just a particular nasty group that that Anonymous seems to have targeted, which happens to use DreamHost.
Nothing to see here, move along.

JonasM

The page essentially tells us this had nothing to do with Dr. Spencer’s book, just a particular nasty group that that Anonymous seems to have targeted, which happens to use DreamHost.
Nothing to see here, move along.
(Mods, feel free to delete my comment in moderation. Next time I’ll be careful what words are in a quote. )

Philip Schaeffer

Yep. Anthony’s post is all about people and motives, and jumps straight to a conclusion based on that, with no consideration for other technical factors.
Let this be a cautionary tale of what happens when you only bring ideology to a technical fight.

Dave Fair

Tell that to CAGW, Mr. Schaeffer.

Hugs

After Climategate, WordPress.com reported that all advertising they sponsor via Google Adwords was inexplicably pulled from their servers whenever it was displayed on WUWT. When wordpress.com executives requested a meeting with Google to explain this, it was at first granted, then canceled 24 hours later with no explanation and attempts to reschedule fell on deaf ears.

What means ‘pulled from their servers’?
That the campaign appeared closed immediately after it was ‘tainted’ by wuwt?
So there was someone doing sabotage at Google according to your service provider?
Sounds like you do stuff people hate with passion. Good.

PaulH

Typical. This is what you see when the swamp fights back.

I was able to get to his site from the link to the right here…

David Cage

I think it time Greenpeace was subjected to a similar attack on an even greater scale. Either that or we see proper policing of the environmental groups for anti social behaviour and suitable criminal charges brought in all cases.

Old England

Hear hear

stock

Some methods of media deception are detailed in this well put together video.
http://www.nukepro.net/2017/08/natural-news-exposes-negative.html

Retired_Engineer_Jim

I’d buy the book if it was a book.

sy computing

Indeed…perhaps the good Dr. will oblige?
Even a .pdf will do!

Kenw

seems to be working now….

Angela

I bought my copy off Kindle. I love the intro and so far it’s a good read. Science fiction vs science fact.
Also, I was briefly able to get to his site. Now, there’s an error and it won’t come up. I stopped using Google for my climate/environmental searches about a month ago because their bias was so blatant. Skeptical science and other disreputable sites kept on showing up at the top of my searches. It was very aggravating to have to dig for non-ideological information.

Brett Keane

Angela
August 24, 2017 at 11:40 am:
The search site for us dnrs is:
http://www.defyccc.com/search/#gsc.tab=0
Duckduckgogo for general use.

Tom Halla

The current version of the “memory hole”. ManBearPig probably thinks “1984” was an instruction manual.

JEyon

great publicity – what do the Alarmists want to keep hidden? – i’m buying it to find out

Old England

Read it – if you keep an open mind rather than a religiously obsessed AGW one you wiill find you have been hoodwinked by Gore and his ilk.

Can anyone get this story to FOX News? Tucker Carlson would like to see it.

Joel Snider

Progressives are more openly fascist every day.

Bought the book.
Thank you, Dr. Roy Spencer.

Keith J

A new proxy fight appears..Google vs Amazon.

Old England

Maybe its time we all stopped using google and switched to other search engines – I am as of now.

Carl Friis-Hansen

I have just sent an email to RT (Russia Today) and referred to this article.
Crosstalk at RT has been skeptical in the past, but we will see.