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Climategate, a year of comedy.

Posted by Jeff Id on November 12, 2010

It has been almost a year now since the UEA emails known as climategate were revealed.  What has followed has been a year of hilarity as one scandal after another followed.  Just think about how funny it was when Pachuri (head of the IPCC) published his sex book, Mann publishing one self exonerating editorial after another all to try and prevent Cuccinelli from getting the other 12,000 emails publicly released.  Just how did the IPCC accidentally transpose the time when the Himalayan glaciers would vanish from 2350 to 2035 and fail to change it when notified (don’t worry the glaciers will be there in 2350 and in 2035 becaus these guys  don’t really know).  “Scientific”Applause for Chavez’s hitleresque anti-capitalist rant in Copenhagen!  hahaha. I’ve been laughing almost daily as these guys trip over themselves trying to make the case for global CO2 governance.  The politicians are starting to realize that the whole topic is poison for their careers and if nothing else, climategate has had the fortunate effect of at least slowing the implementation of stupidity.

Green energy which costs you more to ‘create’ jobs.  How insane a world, and how funny when the politicians realize they can’t push that lie on the public.  Nobody in America believes that anymore, well at least not as many.

Climategate taught different people different lessons though.  Instead of journals opening up and allowing the reasonable moderate AGW science to be published, they tightened their unofficial policies forcing the non-anointed to go through endless reviews before rejection.  Countless hours are spent by those who would publish moderate work in the face of extremist AGW claims.  But it is funny!!  Apparently climate science believes humans can control not only the planetary temperature but the laws of physics as well!  A year of laughter is what it was, ships that pump moisture into the air to make clouds and ‘cool the planet’, the US military asked about what effort’s they are making to insure that the WAR is emitting less CO2.   I even recently had a conversation with a scientist about the CO2 emission of photovoltaic cells!!!

While I am pleased with the Air Vent’s role in expanding climate discussion beyond the sheltered walls of government and university hallways, we need to remember that some individual/s took a great risk to release those emails.  They get the credit for an event which changed the political future of the world but it is a lonely credit as nobody can know who they are.   The lesser role of climate blogs was to provide both the indirect impetus for action and a necessary outlet for the emails to be presented to the public in raw form and then put into context.  I hope those involved in the actual release are wise enough to continue not discussing their own roles in the release as I’m sure plenty of people are still hunting them down, waiting for a clue to surface.  After a year, the discussion as to what the emails meant continues, so much so that even the word climategate has become widely known.

Other cliamte comedy brought about this year includes the silly copygate scandal at Deep Climate.  Now Deep is off the deep end fairly often so it isn’t without precedent. On April 15th last year, well prior to climategate I made the point that cliamate scientists were manipulating the filters of graphs to make the endpoints look worse than they were.  He went so nuts that he accused me of libel.  Hilariously enough, it later turned out to be the same scientists from CRU that we were talking about.  Now he’s trying to discredit Wegman’s math by stating he didn’t reference copied material in his congressoinal report.  Of course it’s even better when you find out the book Wegman copied and cited was actually copied from another uncited book itself.

As climategate continues to influence policy and stories about global warming doom, the media has failed to understand that we technical non-experts had figured out the game long before climategate spelled it out to the public.  Here’s an email from Mick Kelly UEA scientologist on better ways to present temperature trends.  It pretty clearly addresses the claims I made to Deep, a year earlier.

From: Mick Kelly
Subject: RE: Global temperature
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2008 09:02:00 +1300

Yeah, it wasn’t so much 1998 and all that that I was concerned about, used
to dealing with that, but the possibility that we might be going through a
longer – 10 year – period of relatively stable temperatures beyond what you
might expect from La Nina etc.

Speculation, but if I see this as a possibility then others might also.
Anyway, I’ll maybe cut the last few points off the filtered curve before I
give the talk again as that’s trending down as a result of the end effects
and the recent cold-ish years.

Enjoy Iceland and pass on my best wishes to Astrid.

Mick

Gawd it’s silly that they fear a cooling result enough to clip the end of ‘measured data’ as though ‘measured data’ can somehow create problems in the search for scientific truth.  Politics first but of course that is just one of many examples we’ve all read and covered.  The point is – we already knew about it guys.  We even already knew about ‘Hide the decline’!!  It was covered here well prior to climategate.  Way back in September of 2008, shortly after the inception of tAV, I posted this post which contained the plot below.

Hide the decline as done by Mann himself, exposed way back in October 2008.Schweingruber is exactly the same data of Briffa's 'hide the decline' the chop of actual data happened to the right of the yellow line and was replaced with the fake blue line. It is fake too, pasted right on in broad daylight. Tricks like this are what turned a free blog with little aspiration into a major skeptic site on the internet.

 

As always, Steve McIntyre gets the vast majority of the credit for this 2008 post on Briffa, as I would never have imagined that climate data was handled like this.   The influence of his simple confirmation of papers has been felt throughout the climate science industry and nobody can say that climategate would have happened without Steve’s influence.  The first release of the documents, (which failed) was to hack into RC’s server and leave the link at CA.  Then it was sent out to the other blogs where it got noticed here.

The world payed little attention outside of blogland when I pointed out that over 95 percent of the series used for Mann’s 2008 hockey stick blade had fake infilled data.   That was then….. Now we are post climategate and the shenanigans of the pro’s have to some extent been exposed by the poor quality media coverage and backed up by detail in blogland.   Since that time the tone of the discussion between those skeptical of extremist global warming and those who would promise you a merciless doom if you don’t change your ways has changed.

But if you ask them, they’ve done nothing wrong.  Nope nothing to see here guys, it’s all good.  Just check out these embarassing posts by the always honest Real Climate blogger/scientists.

The parliamentary inquiry at SurReal Cimate:

The first (of three) inquiries on the CRU email affair has reported, and this thread is for discussions of the UK Parliamentary Select Committee report.

On the Oxburgh report:

The Oxburgh report on the science done at the CRU has now been published and….. as in the first inquiry, they find no scientific misconduct, no impropriety and no tailoring of the results to a preconceived agenda, though they do suggest more statisticians should have been involved. They have also some choice words to describe the critics.

Here is one on Muir Russell from the ‘group’

The main issue is that they conclude that the rigour and honesty of the CRU scientists is not in doubt. For anyone who knows Phil Jones and his colleagues this comes as no surprise, and we are very pleased to have this proclaimed so vigorously. Secondly, they conclude that none of the emails cast doubt on the integrity and conclusions of the IPCC, again, something we have been saying since the beginning

There is of course the Penn State report which Real Climate shouted proudly:

The last part of the Penn State inquiry has now reported unanimously that Mike Mann did not engage in any activity that violated scientific norms. Quoting from the report conclusions,

Astounding that they could write these things without deep guilt but it just good stuff when they can claim straight faced that chopping off data they don’t like is somehow OK.  Try that one in your science classes kids, lessee if the professor considers your rigor and honesty above question!!  Gawd it’s funny to see grown men caught red handed with their mits in the cookie jar of fraud, claiming vindication and seeing them be supported by the media, government and industrial institutions. All these reviews taught us was that the corruption of reality extends much farther than a few people.

Again — we already knew that.

But the lies will continue as Mann publises one politically laced self-exonerating editorial after another.  Like a pile of four year olds, climate scientists haven’t learned anything  from climategate other than  the obvious — don’t get caught!!

I have news for everyone though, climategate was the tip of the iceberg and climategate II is coming soon.  I don’t have any information different from anyone else on where, when or whom, what I have is a brain smart enough to openly analyze the evidence and the evidence says that climate science is far more corrupted than we have seen yet.  We aren’t done with this trip.  Cuccinelli’s suit against Mann to reveal the 12,000 emails he’s written are a perfect example.  Everyone paying attention knows that Mann is 100% in for AGW at any cost.  He would sell his grandma for a hockey stick (think tiljander), and he’s not alone!!  That just makes it more entertaining.  Those emails are probably so full of corrupt commentary that it would make cliamtegate look like a kid spilling his milk.  Of course without the emails, there is no proof so it’s just one man’s opinion.

Damn these guys make it fun.

The truth is out where even the rock dumb extremist AGWer’s can figure it out now though, Mann’s Nature trick to hide the decline pretty well cleared it all up.  This post should serve as a warning/reminder to you all in the media and in the less informed public, we ‘skeptics’ of AGW extremism are well enough versed in climate science to know fully that there is a lot more than you saw from Climategate and ‘hide the decline’ going on behind the scenes, and it is even worse than you think.

So now as the anniversary of climategate approaches, so does hunting season and I’m off to another trip where I won’t be around to play and you guys know what happens when I go hunting!

Lessee if someone else takes the time and risk to prove to us what we already know.

48 Responses to “Climategate, a year of comedy.”

  1. T G Watkins said

    I enjoyed that and hope you’re correct that more revelations are in the pipeline.
    How exciting. Have a good trip.

  2. kim said

    Liberate the Liberator. Justice will not be done until he/she/they are publicly lauded as the Saviour of Science.
    ======================

  3. “He would sell his grandma for a hockey stick”

    I have a dream.

    I can see a bearded scientist,
    Selling his grandma
    To fight the forces
    of fossil-fuel funded disinformation
    :)

  4. stan said

    Speaking of comedy, Judy Curry wrote this last week: “Climate scientists have made a clear and cogent case that we are facing risk from the threat from anthropogenic climate change.”

    I guess “clear”, “cogent”, and “case” have different meanings in climate science than they do in law or common parlance. Of course, since she has been talking about uncertainty a lot lately, I’m trying to figure out how “uncertain” equates with clear and cogent. Perhaps in climate science, the bizarre precautionary principle causes uncertain to be translated as clear and cogent.

  5. Climategate is not a comedy for the very powerful people and institutions that staked their reputations on the scientific veracity and credibility of the deeply flawed global warming story:

    World leaders, the UN’s Head of IPCC (Pachuri), former Vice President Al Gore, Presidents of NAS, the Royal Society, the Norwegian Nobel Prize Committee, the NPG Executive Committee, leading research journals (Nature, Science, PRL, PNAS, MNRS, etc), professional scientific organizations (AAAS, APS, ACS, AGU, etc) government research agencies (NASA, DOE, NSF, EPA, etc), public television (BBC, PBS), and major news organizations.

    They face the possibility of serious consequences for using science as a tool of propaganda.

    In a recent blog, Jo Nova asks the obvious question: “Is the Western Climate Establishment Corrupt?” http://joannenova.com.au/2010/10/is-the-western-climate-establishment-corrupt-part-9-the-heart-of-the-matter-and-the-coloring-in-trick/

    John O’Sullivan will release a book soon that lays out the evidence: “Slaying the Sky Dragon: Death of the Greenhouse Gas Theory.”

    In that book and in a video series* in progress, evidence will be shown that four empirical facts defined by experimental data have been misrepresented:

    1. The Sun’s origin
    2. The Sun’s composition
    3. The Sin’s source of energy
    4. The Sun’s influence on Earth’s climate

    * http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQZe_Qk-q7M

    With kind regards,
    Oliver K. Manuel
    Former NASA Principal
    Investigator for Apollo

  6. CORRECTION:

    1. The Sun’s origin
    2. The Sun’s composition
    3. The Sun’s source of energy
    4. The Sun’s influence on Earth’s climate

  7. Steve Koch said

    ClimateGate was/is shocking but the shock/dismay/outrage did not end there. Just as troubling has been the reaction of the main stream media, the white wash “investigations” by the universities/governments, and the almost total lack of response by academic scientists to this disgusting non scientific behavior revealed by ClimateGate.

    ClimateGate (and the aftermath to it) revealed a frightening amount of moral and political corruption in key institutions in the USA and other western countries. The most important cause of this corruption is that these institutions (academia, media, UN/IPCC) have been captured by the political activist left.

    The good news is that creative destruction in the media business (i.e. internet blogs) has tremendously increased the ability of truth tellers to get the truth out, thus damaging both the financial bottom line and the credibility of the leftist mass media.

    The question is how to introduce that same kind of creative destruction in academia. A significant step forward would be to demand total transparency of work product (including intermediate work) from any researcher funded by federal or state government.

    A second step is to fund CAGW skeptical projects to increase healthy scientific skepticism.

    A third step is to remove responsibility for temperature records from ideologues like Jones and Hansen. People are entitled to their own opinions but not their own facts. The existing temperature records should be opened up for audit by skeptic scientists. These audits should be funded by the feds.

    It is impossible for democracy to work properly when one political party wins all the elections. There has to be competition or government will be deeply infected by corruption.

    We now have a similar situation in American academia, it has been captured by the left. Leftist academics work to prevent non leftists from getting hired, getting published, and getting tenured. This is not healthy for the USA or academia. It is insane for the public to fund this academic corruption. The first step is to recognize the problem, discuss it, and try to figure out some solutions.

  8. GregO said

    Jeff,

    Thanks for the excellent post, great points well said. It took ClimateGate to wake me up so my hat is off to you and others that figured this thing out years ago. Have a great time hunting – I’m jealous!

  9. Eisenhower warned of this fate for government-dominated science in his farewell address on 17 Jan 1961:

    “The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present – and is gravely to be regarded.”

    “Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.”

    “It is the task of statesmanship to mold, to balance, and to integrate these and other forces, new and old, within the principles of our democratic system – ever aiming toward the supreme goals of our free society.”

    http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/ike.htm

    You can hear his words yourself about the threats to our free society from a technological revolution at time (t = 9:30-11:32) of this video recording of his speech:

    In the above posting about four empirical facts, I refer to efforts to distort, manipulate or hide the best available experimental data from the Apollo Mission to the Moon, the Galileo Mission to Jupiter, and numerous spacecraft observations on the Sun.

    Oliver K. Manuel

  10. Tom in St. Johns said

    First, good luck in the woods.

    The Climategate emails have been a useful tool for me as a parent. My youngest, a senior in high school, is planning a career in astrophysics. We have had many good discussions about ethics and corrupting influences with those emails as a reference.

    Thanks for your blog and what it contributes

  11. Sera said

    Good luck- don’t forget the orange vest.

  12. AusieDan said

    I am still concerned.
    The scientific case for the AGW hypothesis has collapsed during 2010 as one after another of its “proofs” collapsed through blogs opening them out to the light of day.

    BUT just as the scientific evidence collapsed, bureautic activity has stepped up and more and more governmental edicts are being put into place designed or at leat having the effect of restricting economic activity aimed to gradually bring modern civiliasation down.

    A good laugh is good every now and again.
    But serious work is required to wind all the nonesense back.

  13. Barry Woods said

    More Comedy – UK Governments definition of climate change

    UK Government – Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)

    “Climate Change
    The process of changing weather patterns caused by the increased number of greenhouse gases in
    the global atmosphere as a result of human activity since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.”

    from – ‘A guide to carbon ofsetting for the public Sector’ – DECC, definition in the glossary

    http://www.decc.gov.uk/assets/decc/what%20we%20do/a%20low%20carbon%20uk/co2_off_setting/1_20100115105713_e_@@_aguidecarbonoffsettingen.pdf

    I wonder if the UK gov have another word defined that describes how the earth’s climate changes with respect to natural forcings, solar, orbital oceans, volcanoes, etc,etc
    Or maybe they think it doesn’t?! Public bodies in the UK are not obliged to buy carbon offsets, they may CHOOSE to waste taxpayers money buying carbon offsets from approved providers including JPMORGAN Chase and Barclays Capital, who will no doubt take a nice cut %age cut courtesy of the poor old taxpayer.

  14. [...] Id writes a good post about the hilarious “climate experts” who are still, STILL, trying to play the AGW [...]

  15. John F. Pittman said

    With the Schweingruber graph, let us not forget Tamino. Just center that non-truncated data past 1960 on the modern temperature record, and rejoice in how cool it has been lately. Dam the thirties had to be hot. LOL. I too await. I hope they can release more. I would like to spend this year’s Thanksgiving holiday examining emails as I did last. Perhaps they will include the emails for me to tie the Malcolm Hughes (368. 1065785323.txt Oct 10, 2003) that Steve posted about http://climateaudit.org/2010/11/11/strip-bark-growth-pulses/ with what I did last year. There were such tantalizing glimpses of what might be hiding under the hood.

  16. Auran Yagatan said

    ClimateGate should be more accurately labeled ClimateScam. Additionally, the scam has not yet run its course. For example, an advanced placement high-school teenager had not heard of the University of East Anglia (UEA) e-mails (at least he CLAIMS not to have heard of “Climategate”). Many media outlets seem to completely ignore the story of UEA e-mails, as do politicians and bureaucrats in Washington D.C.

    Is it too much to ask that the dolts in Washington D.C. have their, proverbial, cages shaken and the climate scientists and leaders of this monstrous scam be thoroughly discredited/prosecuted?
    Until then, I see no reason to laugh or celebrate…

  17. Barry Woods said

    20 years ago, UEA was affectionality know as University of Easy Access.
    (ie everyone who thought that they might do badly on their A-levels put it as last choice, for university entry, just in case)

    Still famous for it’s creative writing courses (look like CRU joined in)

    http://www.uea.ac.uk/creativewriting

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  19. As far as I can see IPCC still has not fixed up the mess with Sri Lankan Temperatures either…

    From Table 10.2 WGII: Sri Lanka 0.016°C increase per year between 1961 to 90 over entire country, 2°C increase per year in central highlands

    2 degrees per year!

    See posts on WUWT for more info.

    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/08/07/himalayan-warming-%e2%80%93-pulling-another-thread-from-ipcc%e2%80%99s-fragile-tapestry/

    and

    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/08/11/more-gunsmoke-this-time-in-nepal/

  20. The climate scandal is the darkest form of comedy, a very serious threat to the foundation of our free society: The same threat that former President Eisenhower warned about in his farewell address on 17 Jan 1961:

    1. First Eisenhower warned about the threat to a free society from an Industrial Military Complex.

    2. Next he warned “that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.”

    “The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present – and is gravely to be regarded.”

    “Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.”

    “It is the task of statesmanship to mold, to balance, and to integrate these and other forces, new and old, within the principles of our democratic system – ever aiming toward the supreme goals of our free society.”

    http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/ike.htm

    You can listen to his entire speech at:

    Or you can listen to his specific warning about the “danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite” at time (t = 9:30-11:32) of this video recording of his speech:

    This danger to the foundation of our free society is now my greatest concern.

    With kind regards,
    Oliver

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  23. Steven Mosher said

    can you say
    “beclowned themselves”
    I knew you could.

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  25. mkjon said

    We need to credit the Internet for saving the world. It gave truth a voice that it did not have in the major news outlets.

  26. kim said

    Mkjon, I’m struck by how huge this ‘Madness of the Crowd’ got before being stopped on the brink even in this day of miraculous communication. I’ve resolved the paradox by understanding that the panic was spread more easily by modern communication, but on the other hand, that same modern communication spread a countermessage even faster.

    How do we make sure that mechanism always works. What’s to keep us from going over the cliff the next time?

    And what are those ‘Wolf’ Criers still up to in Cancun? The cat has been belled but is still on a rampage.
    =============

  27. Phillip Bratby said

    Thanks Jeff for a good year or two from you and your work. Have a good break and let’s hope something good happens again this year in your absence.

    To Barry Woods: It is 45 years since I put down the University of Easy Access as my last choice in case I fluffed my A-levels. Fortunately I didn’t, and got my first choice. The embarassment if I’d gone to UEA! They are such a poor university that they don’t have a physics department anymore, so it couldn’t happen today.

  28. Jimmy Haigh said

    I’m with mkjon – thank God for the internet and for sites like TAV and WUWT.

    Meanwhile, the lunatics have taken over the asylum that is my home country: Scotland.

    http://www.scotsman.com/news/Scotland-39risking-a-blackout39-in.6624497.jp

    It just proves that you don’t need any brain cells to be a politician.

  29. [...] ID writes in “Climategate, a Year of Comedy” (H/T: Flopping Aces) about the hilarious “climate experts” who are still, STILL, trying [...]

  30. Don Keiller said

    Over here in the U.K. “Climategate” is still a “live” affair despite the best efforts of the “independent” inquiries.
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)- the guys who Police our Freedom of Information Act (FOI) remain unconvinced of the innocence of the much-maligned Phil Jones and Co.

    I know this because I am still in correspondence with the ICO, who on my instigation, have been continuing their investigation. I have asked a number of questions of the ICO, related to University of East Anglia’s (UEA) response (or lack of) to various FOI requests.
    To cut a long story short there have been a number of exchanges between the ICO and UEA culminating in an email (reproduced below) from ICO asking me for (more) help.
    The attached response from UEA is long and complex and contains numerous assertions and statements that are beyond my knowledge and expertise of “Climategate” to answer in as comprehensive way as I would wish.

    I am happy to provide copies of the letter (in private) to those who believe that they could help me formulate a reply.
    Only one condition- the material remains confidential until I have responded (with your help) to the ICO.

    To: Keiller, Donald
    Subject: Your complaint to the ICO re UEA[Ref. FERXXXXXXX]
    Dear Dr Keiller

    Further to your complaint in relation to UEA, I have received a response from the University to a number of questions that I asked which provides a more detailed explanation for the basis of its position. A copy of the letter is attached. I would welcome any observations that you have to make on any of the points raised, particularly given the technical nature of some of the information contained in the letter.

    At the top of page two, I have removed the name of an officer involved in the police investigation as the University believes that disclosure may constitute a breach of the data protection principles and also the name given to the investigation by the police as the University has indicated that this was provided to it in confidence.

    I apologise for the delay in forwarding a copy of the letter to you but I have only recently returned from leave. If there are any issues that you would like to discuss please do not hesitate to contact me.

    Regards
    XXXX XXXXXXXX
    Senior Case Officer – Complaints Resolution (Group 3)

  31. Phil Jones feature in Nature magazine

    http://nigguraths.wordpress.com/2010/11/15/the-recovery-of-phil-jones-back-to-the-future/

  32. Don

    I will take a look if you like. Contact via my blog.

  33. David Holland said

    Re: Don Keiller (Nov 15 18:51),

    I will have a look in confidence if you wish. If you do not have my regular email (I try to keep it off the web) use crusub at tesco dot net. This is temporary for the next few weeks.

    David

  34. steven mosher said

    OT

    http://www.inside-r.org/pretty-r/tool

    next time you want to post code.

  35. Persistent said

    Nice post Mr.

  36. Charlie Alpha said

    After a whole year most of the players don’t realize the joke is on them.

  37. CTN said

    Dear All,

    RE: TERMS OF ENDEARMENT

    I am confused why the terms ‘climate alarmist’, ‘climate skeptic’, ‘climate denier’, and ‘climate realist’ continue to be used in the mainstream media to label proponents and opponents of anthropogenic global warming (AGW). I mean, c’mon! It’s like saying you’re a ‘hemisphere alarmist’ or a ‘hemisphere skeptic’ or a ‘hemisphere denier’ or a ‘hemisphere realist’. These climate labels make no sense whatsoever.

    I’m an AGW skeptic and would therefore greatly appreciate it if the media would stop trying to insult me with climate labels that don’t make any sense. Instead, please consider inciting hatred and physical harm upon me by calling me a ‘global warming skeptic’ or ‘global warming denier’. Come to think of it, the world isn’t even warming anymore, so those terms probably shouldn’t be used either.

    Tell you what! Feel free to call me a ‘carbon taxation nigger’. In fact, I insist. ‘Carbon emissions faggot’ is fine too. But no pressure!

    Jeff, if you feel the need to censure the words ‘nigger’ and ‘faggot’, then let me ask you this: if it’s not ok to publish the words ‘nigger’ and ‘faggot’ on a blog, then how can it be ok for mainstream newspapers and journals to repeatedly use the word ‘denier’ to stigmatize AGW skeptics as Nazi sympathizers?

    Any publisher that censures the words ‘nigger’ and ‘faggot’ should then also censure the word ‘denier’, because all three words are used for the same purpose: to stigmatize and incite hatred against others.

    I’m curious to know just how many Black, Jewish, or homosexual AGW proponents have in the past labeled AGW skeptics as ‘deniers’. Better them than me, right?

    It must really suck to be a Black Jewish homosexual AGW skeptic.

    ===

    They came first for the Communists,
    and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist.

    Then they came for the trade unionists,
    and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist.

    Then they came for the Jews,
    and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew.

    Then they came for me
    and by that time no one was left to speak up.

  38. Watermelon Spy said

    10:10’s GUIDE FOR GREEN MEN: WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM YOUR ECO-JIHADIST GIRLFRIEND

    1) Does she love children?
    Of course! She finds them irresistably explodable.

    2) Why does her breasts droop and sag so much?
    Because there’s no pressure.

    3) Does she like video games?
    If you push her red button, she’ll twiddle your joystick, if you know what I mean.

    4) Will she be a good lover?
    Yes, definitely a 10:10 in bed! She’ll give you the best blow-up job you’ll ever get.

    5) Is she a steady, mature type of gal?
    Don’t expect too much, she’s at the age of stupid.

    6) What if our dating activities are too carbon intensive? Will she get mad?
    That’s OK, she’ll offset it by killing you.

    7) How can I know whether or not we are right for each other?
    Well, if you’re a squirrel, it will work out fine! Because she’s nuts.

    8) Will she forever remain faithful to me?
    Insha’Allah!

  39. M Simon said

    The precautionary principle:

    If we don’t know what is going to happen we must prevent it at all costs.

  40. M Simon said

    What do they call:

    They came first for the Communists,
    Then they came for the trade unionists,

    A start.

  41. M Simon said

    steven mosher said
    November 16, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    What if you want to post date.

  42. M Simon said

    Kim,

    I’m struck by how huge this ‘Madness of the Crowd’ got

    Hundreds of millions today recycle the Osiris myth without shame or embarrassment. Why not?

  43. M Simon said

    CTN,

    It must really suck to be a Black Jewish homosexual AGW skeptic.

    I wrote this the other day. I have been told by a number of Jews that it is the best short exposition on the essentials of Judaism they have ever read. I get a bit on homosexuals in there too. Enjoy.

    A Pagan Resurrection

  44. M Simon said

    Steve,

    We now have a similar situation in American academia, it has been captured by the left. Leftist academics work to prevent non leftists from getting hired, getting published, and getting tenured. This is not healthy for the USA or academia. It is insane for the public to fund this academic corruption. The first step is to recognize the problem, discuss it, and try to figure out some solutions.

    Academia is pricing itself out of business. The internet is taking over.

    Especially hard hit are humanities departments which are the most corrupt section of academia.

    http://mindingthecampus.com/originals/2010/11/defend_the_humanitiesa_slogan.html

  45. stan said

    Jeff,

    Note this list at Niche Modeling re: changes in the last year. http://landshape.org/enm/happy-birthday-climategate/#disqus_thread

    Thought his comment re: CA was interesting.

  46. Don Keiller said

    RE 32 Bishop Hill. I have emailed you twice so far about the UEA letter.

    No response from you.

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