This is hilarious! It’s seems our favorite Klimate Konsensus Kooks went apoplectic when finding an article on the EPA website from Professor Richard Lindzen, blaming…of course…”fossil fueled climate deniers” marching lock-step with President Trump.
There’s only one problem; it’s 12 years old!
Not really unexpected given Mann’s problematic history with dating proxies and such. His Tweet says it all:
Even funnier: 97% consensus fabricator John Cook did the work of “debunking” the twelve year old article. He writes:
Wow! The EPA website features a webpage about global warming using a slideshow by climate denier Richard Linzen which is packed with old, well-debunked climate misinformation https://www.epa.gov/environmental-economics/global-warming-what-it-all-about h/t @bud_ward
He commits the false dichotomy fallacy arguing CO2 lagging temp in the past disproves greenhouse warming. This is debunked at http://sks.to/lag, http://youtu.be/dHozjOYHQdE (Denial101x MOOC) & http://youtu.be/mTJ3MRsULVc?list=PL1xbdG-NAkB3Jg1iemNXT8W9wGHd53YY4 (Cranky Uncle)
He argues that ocean cycles could be causing observed warming, despite the fact that they only move heat around while the planet is building up heat (at a rate of over 4 atomic bombs per second).
There’s single cause fallacy in that old chestnut “climate has always changed so it must be natural”, debunked at http://sks.to/past, http://youtu.be/H5kejSYPD7U (Denial101x), & http://youtu.be/JPTORGuLWOo?list=PL1xbdG-NAkB3Jg1iemNXT8W9wGHd53YY4 (Cranky Uncle)
He misrepresents the tropospheric hot spot as a signature of greenhouse warming when it’s the result of *any* type of warming – debunked at http://sks.to/hotspot & http://youtu.be/LM_sKZCv26A (Denial101x)
Much more, including a lot of ranting about consensus (recommend reading http://sks.to/consensus, http://sks.to/coc, & the Story of Climate Consensus http://youtu.be/BPNr9BeMNLk for an overview of this topic).
Former NYT climate apologist Andrew Revkin tried to bring some sanity to the discussion, once they all realized what had happened.
Gleick chimed in:
I hope their supply of valium is adequate to get them through the weekend.
Speaking of which, Anthony and I wish everyone a much needed rest and relaxation weekend.