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Michael Mann: Carbon Shaming Celebrity Climate Hypocrites is a Big Oil Plot

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

According to Mann, whenever we point out the private jet traffic jams at climate conferences, or Clown Prince Harry’s latest green PR disaster, its all part of a sinister big oil conspiracy to discredit climate activists, by making them all look like useless hypocrites.

As denying climate change becomes impossible, fossil-fuel interests pivot to ‘carbon shaming’

Aylin Woodward 
Aug. 28, 2021, 11:06 AM

  • Fossil-fuel interests no longer bother denying that climate change is real.
  • So they’ve pivoted to new tactics, including painting climate advocates as hypocrites.
  • Drawing attention to advocates’ non-eco-friendly habits undermines their credibility and distracts from policy changes.

After Prince Harry told Oprah Winfrey that climate change and mental health are two of the “most important issues facing the world today,” the New York Post threw the words back at him. In a story earlier this week, the Post reported that the “double-talking dilettante” had taken a private plane from Colorado to California.

Sky News and The Times too, have lambasted Harry’s carbon-intensive jetsetting. All three publications are tied to Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, which previously denied the science of climate change. Murdoch is on the advisory board of Genie Energy, an energy company that invests in oil and gas projects.

London mayor Sadiq Khan, an anti-pollution advocate, got similar treatment from The Sun, another Murdoch-owned publication, for flying 32,000 miles (51,499km) between 2016 and 2019 and purchasing 4.3 million paper towels in a year.

According to Michael Mann, an atmospheric science professor at Pennsylvania State University, these types of stories are part of a larger strategy: Groups that support the continued use of fossil fuels have increasingly begun to point out climate advocates’ seemingly hypocritical behavior, rather than denying that climate change is real. It’s one of many new strategies the fossil-fuel industry has adopted, according to Mann’s latest book “The New Climate War.” 

Mann told Insider that in his view, “2009-2010 was the last hurrah for good old fashioned climate-change denialism.” By 2019, 62% of Americans agreed that climate change was affecting their day-to-day lives.

“It’s beyond not being able to deny the science,” he said. “It’s now a matter of having to deny reality.”

Read more: https://www.businessinsider.com.au/fossil-fuel-interests-target-climate-advocates-personally-2021-8

Anyone else noticed climate activists don’t seem to have a sense of humour? Perhaps that is why some people find it difficult to understand that when we point out the latest carbon outrage perpetrated by our hypocrisy challenged climate heroes, it is not part of some grand conspiracy to make them look silly. We just think its funny.

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September 1, 2021 6:09 am

Bob Hope tried to warn us about zombie science … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdUbRu4FX8A

Editor
September 1, 2021 6:11 am

Everytime I see his photo I think of Curly from the Three Stooges. I wish I could recall who introduced that thought to me so I could give her of him credit.

Regards,
Bob

Reply to  Bob Tisdale
September 1, 2021 6:36 am

At least Curly was harmless and funny…don’t insult him.

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  Anti-griff
September 1, 2021 12:15 pm

And Curly could take a punch. Insult Mann and he crumples into a fetal position.You point out an error in Mann’s work and he sues you.

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J Mac
Reply to  Bob Tisdale
September 1, 2021 9:52 am

I noticed the Michael Mann article was posted next to the article “Walrus Facts and Myths”. Somehow it seemed appropriate… but perhaps I’m being unfair to walruses.

Carbon Bigfoot
Reply to  Bob Tisdale
September 1, 2021 1:26 pm

I think what Mikey is showing by the distance between his thumb and the end of his index finger is the size of his dick.

george1st:)
Reply to  Carbon Bigfoot
September 2, 2021 3:48 am

Well he seems to be a dick head but being a snake oil salesman its probably a measure of how fat his pay check is in $100 notes every week from his various deliverances .

UKJohn
Reply to  Bob Tisdale
September 2, 2021 2:21 am

Everytime I see Mann I think of Toy Story and the weasly toy dealer who gets hold of Woody and gives him a new paint job. Not only does he look like Mann but he is also into covering things up.

Jeffery P
September 1, 2021 6:32 am

Progressives eat their own. While shills try to deflect and redirect, the left needs somebody to ostracize, censure and cancel. If they can’t find an opponent, they turn on themselves. The ideologically impure and imperfect can’t get a free ride forever.

AWG
Reply to  Jeffery P
September 1, 2021 9:34 am

“I against my brother, my brothers and I against my cousins, then my cousins and I against the stranger.”

Reply to  Jeffery P
September 1, 2021 10:16 am

This is demonstrably true, in a weird way. Case in point is how William “Wikipropaganda” Connelley has decided that Naomi Oreskes’ subordinate Geoffrey Supran is impure, and said so on no uncertain terms a few days ago regarding the Friend of the Court brief that Oreskes, Supran et al. filed in Minnesota for the MN v API lawsuit: http://mustelid.blogspot.com/2021/08/yet-more-bollox-from-supran.html

Rudi
September 1, 2021 6:34 am

That is exactly what one can expect from someone like MM. Some people think government shall solve problems by force and they are fine with double standards and hypocrisy. A typical view of the Marxist mind. Obviously they do not believe in individual freedom and responsibility. Some of them even think that a society like that in 1984 is what they would like to have, for everyone else, except themselves. They think they will not suffer because they see themselves as servants of the oppressive regime and count on being rewarded for that.

H.R.
Reply to  Rudi
September 1, 2021 7:01 am

History shows that the useful idiots are always the first to be purged. The useful idiots are always so surprised when it happens… because they are idiots.

The Powers That Be determine there are too many clowns and not enough circuses, so the clowns must go.

MarkW
Reply to  H.R.
September 1, 2021 8:27 am

Another part is that the new powers that be, already know that the useful idiots are willing to betray their country on behalf of an ideology.
What’s to prevent them from doing it again. Safer to just get rid of them.

Jon Ranes
Reply to  MarkW
September 1, 2021 1:10 pm

Bingo, you get it.

Abolition Man
Reply to  Rudi
September 1, 2021 7:31 am

Rudi,
Just watched a Project Veritas video about the self-confessed Communist school teacher in Sacramento who gives his students extra credit for attending Antifa rallies! Not only does he have an Antifa flag on display in his classroom, he also has an Ingsoc tattoo on his left (duh) arm!!
He has to be the poster child for those who see 1984 as a training manual, not a cautionary tale! How can someone be accredited as a school teacher and still believe that Communism is anything other than scientismatic slavery!?

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Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Abolition Man
September 1, 2021 11:21 am

The test for getting a teaching certificate is not that challenging, although there are some who can’t pass it.

Captain Climate
Reply to  Abolition Man
September 2, 2021 5:06 am

The best part of that video is when he says that people were shot in the street “who probably shouldn’t have been” in Mao’s era. This is an educator, with a picture of Mao on his wall, admitting that he’s okay with street executions.

buggs
Reply to  Rudi
September 1, 2021 10:22 am

Everyone believes they are going to live in the Cities, not the districts.

I find Hunger Games to be a more appropriate analogy these days than 1984. Many proclaim to have read 1984 (and/or Animal Farm) but they “read” it in the sense of the average high school student’s approach to reading – they found just enough information to regurgitate what the teacher wants to hear, not to understand it. Hunger Games has a pretty actress and action in it with none of those pesky words to read.

Mr.
September 1, 2021 6:42 am

Climates are always changing as part of natural evolution.

Man(n)’s propensity for perfidy –
not so much 🤑

2hotel9
September 1, 2021 6:43 am

Funny, Mikee Manni is payed 100% with tax dollars, that means Big Oil in PA is paying his salary.

MarkW
Reply to  2hotel9
September 1, 2021 8:29 am

On the AMO thread, a troll by the name of nyolci has proclaimed that this blog is funded by big oil. When asked for proof his reply was essentially that it’s something everybody knows and anyone who doubts is an idiot.
He also proclaims that Mann has proven that the AMO doesn’t exist, since Mann wrote a paper in which he described using a climate model. According to Mann, when he removed aerosols from the model, the AMO disappeared. Oh yea, anyone who doubts that Mann has proven there is no AMO is also a science denier.

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Alan the Brit
Reply to  MarkW
September 2, 2021 12:50 am

A generation of peeps brought up on Star Trek with the belief that the “computer” has all the answers, in the full knowledge that computers are & have to be programmed by…………………..Human Beings!!! Human Beings are flawed, sometimes deeply!!!! Perhaps it’s something the peeps at Tesla should have thought about, with some of their customers relying on an onboard computer to do their driving for them. As an engineer, I always some kind of manual override button!!! In sailing parlance, the part of navigation that was always essential training, was “dead-reckoning”!!! In structural engineering, (& I know in many other branches of engineering), the development of getting a “feel” for whether something was right or not was essential!!! Never rely on puters to be 100% right 100% of the time, your life might depend on it one day!!! The dufus who programmed the damned thing might have been a total nut-job!!!

MarkW
Reply to  Alan the Brit
September 2, 2021 6:03 am

No matter how good the programmer, it’s the unexpected conditions that will get you in the end.

2hotel9
Reply to  MarkW
September 2, 2021 9:59 am

nyolci got bounced from here, did it not?

September 1, 2021 6:44 am

We live in a time of very benign and favorable climate…when has it been better? The arctic ice…Greenland ice…and Antarctic ice are all normal….there are no unusual storm patterns….the sea level is not alarming…Tony Heller has recently shown a graph of daily temps above 95 F in the USA – these temps have been declining for decades – remarkable. Fight on…but don’t forget to enjoy the climate.

Ben Vorlich
Reply to  Anti-griff
September 1, 2021 9:44 am

I would say the Minoan Climate Optimum combined with modern agriculture is whatvwe should hoping for.

THOMAS ENGLERT
Reply to  Anti-griff
September 1, 2021 9:57 am

I don’t consider Ice Ages to be benign or favorable for life on Earth.

Richard Page
September 1, 2021 6:47 am

Paranoid, delusional conspiracy theorist. Why is Mann being given a platform to spout this inane drivel?

bill Johnston
Reply to  Richard Page
September 1, 2021 7:28 am

Freedom of speech. First amendment. The corollary is freedom to be perceived as unknowledgeable.

Tony
Reply to  bill Johnston
September 1, 2021 7:58 am

Then why are we,the side who doesn’t believe in all his mumbo jumbo fearmongering lies and delusions being censored?

MarkW
Reply to  Tony
September 1, 2021 8:32 am

Because the people who demand free speech for themselves, don’t believe anyone else has a right to it.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  MarkW
September 1, 2021 11:24 am

They see morality as a tool to manipulate their opponents.

jdgalt1
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
September 2, 2021 1:31 pm

This is why the victims of unjust libel suits should consider suing the accusers back. I’m looking not only at Mann but also at the #ExxonKnew plaintiffs.

Dave Fair
Reply to  bill Johnston
September 1, 2021 12:42 pm

Is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than open one’s mouth and remove all doubt. Mikey to a “T.”

Reply to  Richard Page
September 1, 2021 7:28 am

“It’s now a matter of having to deny reality.”
He lives in an alternative reality.

Robert Alfred Taylor
Reply to  Richard Page
September 1, 2021 1:59 pm

Decades ago people in the U. S. left said, “Freedom is the right to be wrong.” Freedom of speech should not be suppressed. Those who do are the enemies of humanity in general. I wish those type of leftists to return.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Richard Page
September 2, 2021 4:38 am

That is simply because the peeps who are giving him those platforms are of the same & or delusional opinions, they want the World to change to what they believe it should be, AGW is merely the latest device & weapon in their arsenal to achieve it!!!

Peta of Newark
September 1, 2021 6:48 am

How. Is. It. Possible? – to be so dumb & lacking in self-awareness while so full of self-importance

The Very Fact that he ‘needs‘ to come out with this sort of verbiage completely undermines his ‘science’

<shakes head & wanders away muttering the words”This one’s due a very big fall“>

Richard Page
Reply to  Peta of Newark
September 1, 2021 12:07 pm

Don’t worry, he’ll have his humpty dumpty moment at some point.

John Bell
September 1, 2021 6:50 am

We should bang the hypocrisy drum much louder, IMO. Really embarrass them…endlessly, until they shut up.

TonyG
Reply to  John Bell
September 1, 2021 12:52 pm

We should bang the hypocrisy drum much louder, IMO. Really embarrass them…endlessly, until they shut up.

Not in my experience. They simply don’t care. Or they make excuses (mainly saying how it’s different when they do it)

John Garrett
September 1, 2021 6:51 am

Sorry, but I don’t find the hypocrisy in the least bit funny.

It’s disgusting.

One of the first principles of leadership is that one leads from the front. The sleazy bastards like Michael “Piltdown” Mann, “Fat” Albert Gore, Barack Obama, David Attenborough and Leo DiCaprio are the antithesis of that principle.

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Phillip Bratby
September 1, 2021 6:53 am

We don’t need to make them all look like useless hypocrites – they are useless hypocrites

MarkW
Reply to  Phillip Bratby
September 1, 2021 8:34 am

As someone else said, “How can anyone believe in CAGW, when those who push it the hardest, don’t act as if they believe in it.”

M Courtney
September 1, 2021 6:59 am

As denying climate change becomes impossible, fossil-fuel interests pivot to ‘carbon shaming’

But climate change is denied by the actions of the hypocrites.
If they believed what they were saying they would not do it.
That’s denial. It’s quite possible.

Galileo9
September 1, 2021 7:01 am

MM’s “carbon shaming” rant is the equivalent of Greta Thunberg walking past some rubbish on the beach and saying “someone should pick that up!”.

ResourceGuy
September 1, 2021 7:08 am

I guess MM has some flights planned with this elite crew and he needs to do some damage control ahead of time.

Mr.
Reply to  ResourceGuy
September 1, 2021 7:56 am

now you’re pulling the curtain aside

Tom Halla
September 1, 2021 7:10 am

I don’t think they are hypocrites, but elitists. Just as people favoring a Marxist-Leninist political system always envision themselves as part of the Party cadre, and never as a prole.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Tom Halla
September 1, 2021 9:02 am

I’d vote for “C. All of the above.”

Raven
September 1, 2021 7:15 am

pivoted” ?

Pretty sure we’ve always laughed at their hypocrisy.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Raven
September 1, 2021 9:03 am

I’m not sure we laugh at their hypocrisy so much as we make fun of THEM by pointing it out.

Ron Long
September 1, 2021 7:19 am

I wonder if Mikey Mann ever heard the old adage “don’t start a war throwing rocks if you live in a glass house”? Looks like Aylin Woodward is calling out David M.? Disclaimer: I once worked for CONOCO, and was the recipient of Big Oil Money, thank you very much.

JohnC
September 1, 2021 7:21 am
Mr.
Reply to  JohnC
September 1, 2021 8:04 am

“we have more water vapor in the atmosphere, which is exacerbating . . . hurricanes, floods . . .”

Next paragraph –
“droughts are the biggest threats ”

WTF are they sniffing over there at the BBC?

Sweet Old Bob
Reply to  Mr.
September 1, 2021 8:50 am

Cheap green spray paint ?
😉

Paul C
Reply to  Mr.
September 1, 2021 11:09 am

It’s usually Colombian marching powder being sniffed at the bBC. Explains a lot of their output.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Paul C
September 1, 2021 3:56 pm

Explains a lot of their output.

I’m more concerned about their inputs (into children), and the extreme behaviour of hiding all of said inputs from public scrutiny. Criminals of the worst kind, the lot of them.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Paul C
September 2, 2021 8:02 am

The BBC used to fund great progs including comedies, but they have slipped quite away back these days, sadly. I have signed two online petitions to demand the BBC be privatised, unless they revert to their original public broadcasting brief for the benefit of the public, who pay their wages!!!!!!! Great shows like “Tomorrows World” aren’t shown or made anymore, simply because they were educating the peeps, nowadays that’s a definite No-No!!!! The peeps MUST be kept ignorant at all costs, & I truly believe that they are partly behind the calls for the internet to be “CONTROLLED”, i.e., be edited & approved by those in power!!! George Orwell predicted it all perfectly, we are living in Oceana, at least in the alleged free democratic Western democracies!!! Good old AGENDA 21, dumb down on education, manipulate & control!!! Oh how Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov must be celebrating deep down in the bowels of the Earth, his dream is coming to the fore!!!!! I say deep down in the bowels of the Earth because that is where his soul truly is, despite his carcass being laid in “state”, & what a state it is in!!! Carl Marx was also a flaming hypocrite, he moved over to the UK from his beloved Germany, was a wealthy middle-class man, who indulged in Sunday afternoon picnics in Hyde Park, quaffing champagne with his other half!!!! He truly knew how to be a man of the people!!!! Hey Mickey Mann baby, do you indulge likewise on all that dosh you’ve made at public expense???

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Mr.
September 2, 2021 7:46 am

Anything exotic, after all they can all afford it, they’re paid by the UK taxpayers, no expense spared for these intellectual ruling elitists, privately educated, university educated some with actual real degrees, but most in Philosophy, Politics, & Economics, very few in actual science!!! I did ask Griffy-baby a while back about who funds these Climate Activists to be able to afford to fly all over the world to demonstrate at these Climate gin/whisky/vodka/champagne/brandy/wine fed occasions, apart from the taxpayers of course!!!

Ronald Stein
September 1, 2021 7:22 am

Can climate change be the cause on absolutely no hurricanes hitting Florida from 2005 to 2017!

 

The last hurricane to strike New England was Bob in 1991, 30 years ago. As a result, at present, despite modest warming New England is currently experiencing the second longest period in recorded history without a hurricane making landfall in the region.

John the Econ
September 1, 2021 7:28 am

Alinski #4 is a bitch.

stinkerp
September 1, 2021 7:35 am

Is it any surprise that the guy who wrote an algorithm to create hockey sticks out of nothing (even random noise) to demonstrate something that isn’t happening (tree rings supposedly showing 20th century warming) sees dark conspiracies where there are none? He lives in a frightening fantasy world of his own making. It must be hell.

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Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  stinkerp
September 1, 2021 3:57 pm

tree rings supposedly showing 20th century warming

I thought they showed a decline, and that had to be hidden?

ResourceGuy
September 1, 2021 7:43 am

He is a perfect fit for Penn State though.

Mr.
Reply to  ResourceGuy
September 1, 2021 8:06 am

State pen?

MarkW
Reply to  ResourceGuy
September 1, 2021 8:36 am

After the Sandusky “investigation”, it’s seems like Penn State will do anything to protect it’s revenue streams.

Frank from NoVA
Reply to  MarkW
September 1, 2021 9:23 am

There’s an old joke about big-time football schools having academic departments that the team can be proud of. I know most Penn State alums are fiercely loyal to their university, but given Mann’s chipping away at the concept of scientific integrity, they should consider removing the ubiquitous PSU license plate holders and bumper stickers from their vehicles.

philincalifornia
Reply to  MarkW
September 1, 2021 12:57 pm

Not to mention the other things they were hiding. Like a Jimmy Savile/BBC relationship. Ugh.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  philincalifornia
September 2, 2021 8:06 am

There was absolutely no way somebody at the BBC didn’t know about him, but he was a big personality who did lots of charity work publicly recognised & promoted, largely by the ………………………BBC!!!!!!!

SteveOh
September 1, 2021 7:44 am

Hypocritical of Michael Mann to state in his book, as quoted in this excellent article, that 2009 & 2010 were the peak years of denying man-made-global-warming, and now 62% of people believe in it. I seem to remember that in November 2009, an unknown whistleblower at the East Anglia University working for Mann and the other top global warming “scientists”, got SO FED UP with their fudging and lying about the numbers, that he released 10,000 emails of theirs……proving that they LIED about the warming numbers, in MANY ways.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  SteveOh
September 1, 2021 4:00 pm

But that was Russian hackers! Colluding with Trump!

philincalifornia
September 1, 2021 7:51 am

Where’s his data? Oh no, the nitwit is so careless that he lost another set of homework? The dog ate it AGAIN ?

I skimmed and then searched the article for:

Chevron – no matches
BP – no matches
Shell – 1 match, the compulsive liar calling it a shell game

Then I gave up

SteveOh
Reply to  philincalifornia
September 1, 2021 8:03 am

He’s too busy “hiding the decline” again !! And he’s probably inventing a new “nature trick” to fudge the numbers. This guy Michael Mann should NOT be paid by Penn State. What’s wrong with the top Admin fools there ?

Gary Pearse
Reply to  SteveOh
September 1, 2021 11:26 am

Actually, no phil. Like a lot of these prominent climate wroughters, Mann basically is a one (“Nature’s”) trick pony. He has, since is long worn out and busted hockeystick, only written climate fiction and ad hominem op eds in the NYT funny papers. For one schtick he ends up making a cool few million, including 20yrs of pension payments.

philincalifornia
Reply to  Gary Pearse
September 1, 2021 12:50 pm

I don’t doubt that he’s made money out of being a liar 24/7, but you only get one life. I suppose the die is cast and it’s too late for any introspection. Sadly, but he deserves it, the die was probably cast the moment he decided he would be a hero if he could fake the temperature record. What a sad thought

Dave Fair
Reply to  SteveOh
September 1, 2021 12:48 pm

Its all the Federal grant money he brings in catering to politicians.

fretslider
September 1, 2021 7:54 am

“its all part of a sinister big oil conspiracy to discredit climate activists, by making them all look like useless hypocrites.”

By Jove, Mann really has lost touch with the footsoldiers. It isn’t big oil, it’s the ‘world we live in’….

One of Extinction Rebellion’s (XR) founders has admitted that she drives a diesel car

Defending her actions, XR volunteer and City recruiter Jonathan Tassell said that “We are all hypocrites, we are in a system” as he claimed that he could not afford solar power.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/08/23/extinction-rebellion-founder-admits-drives-diesel-car/

Bradbrook has previously been criticised for flying 11,000 miles to Costa Rica in 2016 for a holiday. She claimed that she flew to the island because of a health issue which could not be treated in the UK.

The treatment needed? Ibogaine and ayahuasca. Apparently, Bradbrooke claims ” I had a conversation with my left and right brain” 

Er, right.

Mann really is a dinosaur, isn’t he! I doubt he can get down with the kids anymore.
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Gregory Woods
Reply to  fretslider
September 1, 2021 10:07 am

Since when is Costa Rica an island? Too much global warming, maybe…

fretslider
Reply to  Gregory Woods
September 1, 2021 10:26 am

Why not ask the Daily Telegraph?

Let me know how you get on

They will probably point out that it has… islands

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Richard Page
Reply to  Gregory Woods
September 1, 2021 12:17 pm

Actually a team from the University of Costa Rica has stated that it IS an island due to the many rivers and lakes that make up its borders with Nicaragua and Panama. Apparently nobody thought to check before but ‘the island of Costa Rica’ may be actually correct!

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  fretslider
September 1, 2021 11:38 am

From an article in SciTechDaily:

https://scitechdaily.com/how-science-works-uncertainty-spurs-scientific-progress/

There is a quote attributed to Nietzsche:

Not doubt, but certainty is what drives one insane.

With further thoughts on the topic:

Dorian Astor, a philosopher and expert in German studies (and Nietzsche in particular) speaking on a France Culture radio broadcast in 2019***, added that: “Certainty is unquestionably the biggest danger to human reasoning.” Is that maybe because certainty is simply impossible to obtain?

Bruce Cobb
September 1, 2021 7:57 am

Either LiarMann either just doesn’t get it, or is being disingenuous (probably the latter). First of all, Skeptics/Climate Realists have always pointed out the cereal hypocrisy of Climate Bigwigs, which is a fact, not a “tactic”. It is like pointing out LiarMann’s outrageous and continual lies. Secondly, “carbon shaming” is a favorite tactic of the Climate Taliban, not Skeptics/Climate Realists, since we don’t give a hootenany about so-called “carbon”. Indeed, CO2’s only “crime” is to support all life, and its increase is 100% a good thing.

Bernie
September 1, 2021 8:09 am

The hypocrisy is really the biggest piece of circumstantial evidence of the politics in science. That even the people who most staunchly say it’s an emergency don’t really believe it enough to change their own behaviour.

lee riffee
September 1, 2021 8:14 am

Just more credence to the notion that climate alarmism is a religion….It’s OK for the high priests to break the rules of said religion but NOT OK for the followers of said religion!

September 1, 2021 8:32 am

In other words climate activists are saints, and whoever criticizes them is obsessed by “big oil”. We are back in the medieval eventually.

Jerry
September 1, 2021 8:38 am

That photo of Mann is creepy. Is that a Masonic sign (i.e. half of a pyramid and all-seeing eye)? Or does it represent a hockey stick? Weird.

accordionsrule
Reply to  Jerry
September 1, 2021 9:35 am

I think it’s a Photoshopped symbol for “loser” superimposed over his face.

Jerry
Reply to  accordionsrule
September 2, 2021 7:09 am

Ok. Well. I learned something new today.

Jeff Alberts
September 1, 2021 8:43 am

There’s no pivot. We (people who don’t get paid to spew propaganda, like most of the MSM) have been pointing out the hypocrisy since day one.

September 1, 2021 8:48 am

The climate elite are the modern version of Jim and Tammy Baker, Jimmy Swaggart and Peter Popoff.

Mr.
Reply to  Mike Dombroski
September 1, 2021 9:30 am

Yeah I just looked up their search ‘images’ results –
they all share that same demented look as Jack Nicholson had in the poster for “The Shining”

So Anthony et al, be very scared if you hear a crash on your door and you hear a demented Mannian voice growl –
“Wattsy, I’m home!”

Duane
September 1, 2021 8:59 am

No “pivoting” – it’s always been part of the natural response to the stupidity of warmunistas, and their disregard for the intelligence of normal people. This carbon-hogging call outs of warmunistas has been going on for decades. Al Gore was certainly one, but not the first, and not the largest carbon hog to get called out.

Robert of Texas
September 1, 2021 9:19 am

“…by making them all look like useless hypocrites.”

But they ARE all useless hypocrites, and they need absolutely no help making them appear that way.

accordionsrule
September 1, 2021 9:25 am

I will recast the climate terminology above as a religious debate, just to prove you can criticize a belief system and also criticize the hypocrisy of the believers. The two critiques are not mutually exclusive. “[Atheists] have increasingly begun to point out [Christians’] [strike out the word “seemingly”] hypocritical behavior, rather than denying that [God] is real. It’s one of many new strategies [atheists have] adopted…”

Wharfplank
September 1, 2021 9:32 am

At this point there is no way to stop it. No, I’m not talking about Climate Change…I’m talking about the End of the West as Five Eyes and Europe become vassal states of the PRC. And they said it couldn’t happen here.

Jon Ranes
September 1, 2021 9:32 am

He’s one sick puppy.

Laws of Nature
September 1, 2021 9:35 am

Of course these stories are part of a bigger agenda! Exposing these extremists as hypocrites! And there is nothing sinister about it!
Mann did carbon shame himself and should not shy out right now!

ResourceGuy
September 1, 2021 9:41 am

The Climate Taliban have been in power for 20 years now and they are still intolerant religious enforcers of agenda science. They have quite a few female victims along the way also.

TonyG
September 1, 2021 9:47 am

Hypocrisy isn’t considered bad anymore. In fact, it’s celebrated and applauded.
As long as you have the “correct” beliefs, that is.

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Doonman
September 1, 2021 9:54 am

Michael Mann has never established the ideal climate on Earth that humans should live in. I searched all his published papers and not one ever mentioned or described this function.

So why does his opinion on the current climate carry any weight at all? He’s not an expert in human sociology.

meab
September 1, 2021 10:17 am

Either Mann or the author used the phrase “seemingly” hypocritical behavior. Like there’s some chance that the example (Prince Harry) actually wasn’t hypocritical behavior? Either Mann or the author seems to be defending the elite’s attitude of “do what I say, not what I do”.

I wonder if Woodward would care to clarify if Mann used that phrase, or if she did. The big question is, if Mann did use that phrase, did she call the hypocrite out on it?

Sara
September 1, 2021 10:18 am

4.3 million paper towels in one year? What happened? Did the Mayor of London find that the tunnels under London streets still leak like sieves and create that nasty London fog? Or is he just obsessed with paper towels? They can still be used, once they’re dried out, for starting a fire in the fireplace or in a cookstove that uses wood instead of electricity or gas.

Charlie
September 1, 2021 10:34 am

However, former U.K. transport minister Norman Baker calculated the couple took at least 53 international flights, including 18 on private jets, in the 12 months to January 2020.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Seen as Climate Hypocrites by Most Brits (newsweek.com)

Newsweek and a former LibDem in the pay of Big Oil, Mikey?

Anyway, impressive figures, your royal. hypocriteness.

Gary Pearse
September 1, 2021 10:59 am

“begun to point out climate advocates’ seemingly hypocritical behavior,”

But, yes it is hypocritical! No denial there from the hidy-ho of declines. Were a sceptic to witness and photograph a bank robbery, would that somehow excuse the robbers?

Retired_Engineer_Jim
September 1, 2021 11:02 am

It doesn’t take a conspiracy, or even any skill, to make them look silly. Laughter is the best way to treat them.

Ed Zuiderwijk
September 1, 2021 11:11 am

It takes a special kind of warped mind to attribute the shaming of antics of hypocritical celebrity activists to a plot by fossil fuel interests. You really could not make it up.

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Clyde Spencer
September 1, 2021 11:16 am

It doesn’t really matter who the source of the information is. The only thing that is important is whether the claim is true, and whether it is germane.

Complaining that the news comes from Murdoch News is really just an ad hominem attack.

Peta of Newark
September 1, 2021 12:08 pm

Slightly OT but…
also, quick while you can, it will download but otherwise something you need to register for and will disappear soon.

It doesn’t happen very often, but I iz in luv
Go here and watch this girl go: Time from 1min08 thro 3mins25
https://vsecretscc.com/episode-2-live

What would happen is she was put in the same room/space as Our Man Mann?

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Robert Alfred Taylor
Reply to  Peta of Newark
September 1, 2021 2:52 pm

Thanks.

Gunga Din
Reply to  Peta of Newark
September 1, 2021 6:42 pm

All I saw was some video about covid that doesn’t even run for 3+ minutes.

Andy Pattullo
September 1, 2021 1:56 pm

Whenever Micky Mannish speaks, the intellectual climate changes – for the worse.

It’s beyond not being able to deny the science,” he said. “It’s now a matter of having to deny reality.

That comment was autobiographical and the truest thing he said for a long time.

Olen
September 1, 2021 1:58 pm

Shaming not proof. Shaming easier than proving. It’s all they have.

michael hart
September 1, 2021 2:58 pm

My god, I’d never thought I would have to tell a man to shave his proximal phalanges.

Tom Abbott
September 1, 2021 3:34 pm

From the article: “It’s beyond not being able to deny the science,” he said. “It’s now a matter of having to deny reality.”

What a ridiculous statement!

Show us one shred of evidence that CO2 is the control knob of the Earth’s temperature.

Mann is claiming something that is not in evidence. It doesn’t matter how forcefully he asserts it is true, if he has no evidence, then he has no proof of anything, and he has no evidence, and he should know it better than anyone.

In other words, Michael Mann is blowing smoke in an effort to try to obscure the truth about his unsubstantitated assertions. He wants to change the subject.

What is being denied Michael Mann, is that your assertions equal evidence. They do not. They are your opinion. And your opinion is worthless.

Hivemind
September 1, 2021 3:44 pm

I don’t think they’re funny, I think they’re hypocrites. And dangerous loonies.

Zig Zag Wanderer
September 1, 2021 3:49 pm

its (sic) all part of a sinister big oil conspiracy to discredit climate activists, by making them all look like useless hypocrites.

They don’t need any help in that department

Gunga Din
Reply to  Eric Worrall
September 1, 2021 6:34 pm

Napoleon.
Wasn’t that the pig’s name in Animal Farm?

Lrp
Reply to  Gunga Din
September 1, 2021 7:46 pm

Yes, they’re pigs

Quilter 52
September 1, 2021 4:19 pm

Can we assume Mickey wants to be invited to travel by the private jets But also wants no one to criticise him if he does?

observa
September 1, 2021 4:20 pm

Interesting how Ofcom had to choose between woke ginger and whinger or Queeny and sensed the popular mood-
Meghan Markle ‘absolutely livid’ over Piers Morgan ruling, royal expert claims (msn.com)

Gunga Din
September 1, 2021 5:08 pm

Groups that support the continued use of fossil fuels have increasingly begun to point out climate advocates’ seemingly hypocritical behavior, rather than denying that climate change is real

This from the Mann who refuses to debate the science but rather sues those who disagree with him. He refuses to disclose his “evidence” during discovery. And then refuses to pay when he loses in court.
Some “scientist”!
PS Those people he’s defending? They ARE hypocrites.

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Gunga Din
Reply to  Gunga Din
September 1, 2021 5:12 pm

“Groups that support the continued use of fossil fuels have increasingly begun to point out climate advocates’ seemingly hypocritical behavior, rather than denying that climate change is real”

That was supposed to show as a quote of the Mann from the post.

Dean
September 1, 2021 5:13 pm

Well duh!!!

Only climate denying monsters don’t know that the attributes of CO2 in the atmosphere changes depending on the level of green credentials that the person emitting them.

In fact Mannie’s CO2 is so pure that it actually sequesters evil CO2 emissions from denying gargoyles.

Bruce Cobb
September 1, 2021 5:33 pm

The “L” stands for Liar.

John Sandhofner
September 1, 2021 7:23 pm

“point out climate advocates’ seemingly hypocritical behavior, rather than denying that climate change is real.” Actually we do both. We continually point out where the evidence refutes their claims but use the hypocrisy to expose the fact they don’t even believe in the threat. Their problem is the volume of evidence against their position is becoming so overwhelming that they are now in panic mode. Soon the volume of the evidence will cause their case to collapse under its own weight of deception.

Michael S. Kelly
September 1, 2021 11:21 pm

When Mann last “testified” before Congress, it was simply maddening. At the obviously choreographed behest of one of the Democrat representatives, he told the story of Trofim Lysenko’s reign of scientific terror in the Soviet Union. Mann’s account was astoundingly accurate. That shouldn’t have been a surprise to anyone, since he has been replicating it in the present day United States, in the role of Lysenko. However, he presented it as though he was the victim of the modern Lysenkos, who, in his alternate reality, are the “climate deniers.”

I’ve testified before Congress a number of times, and know that it doesn’t permit debate unless the Members ask for it. No Republican asked Judith Curry, John Christy, or Roger Pielke, Jr. to respond to his remarks. Just another Republican failure in this battle of wits against half-wits.

https://www.ff.org/michael-mann-embarrasses-himself-before-congress/

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richard
September 2, 2021 4:34 am

At Obamas party this year the usual crowd of useful fools turned up. The ones who spout climate change and the seriousness of covid.

Obama’s house is by the sea
They all turned up in private jets.
500+ partying in a large marquee when the rest of the country is told to keep their distance.

No one takes this nonsense seriously any more. I refer to a previous WUWT that article- “What this memo shows is EPA’s recognizing it had to move its global warming campaign away from the failed model of discredited Big Green pressure groups and their “mascots” the polar bears and polar ice caps, that “climate” has proved “consistently — an unpersuasive argument to make.” In it we see the birth of the breathtakingly disingenuous “shift from making this about the polar caps [to] about our neighbor with respiratory illness…” https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/03/18/happy-anniversary-most-cynical-epa-memo-ever/

Captain Climate
September 2, 2021 5:02 am

Mann is always good for some comedy.

Ryan
September 2, 2021 8:15 pm

some people find it difficult to understand that when we point out the latest carbon outrage perpetrated by our hypocrisy challenged climate heroes, it is not part of some grand conspiracy

I believe that’s called “Confession through projection”

Al Kour
September 2, 2021 10:18 pm

I always prefer oil industry to snake oil industry.

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