On WUWT today Anthony Watts seems to be trying to make up for his rampant promotion of disinformation - but is he?
An economist should know better, maybe...but what about Anthony Watts?
Anthony puts up an article about someone on a radio show who doesn't understand the greenhouse effect. She said a car heats up in the sun because of greenhouse gases, which is woefully wrong. Someone who works for the Natural Resources Defense Council should know better. A car with all the windows and doors closed will heat up by incoming radiation from the sunlight. As long as it's in the sun it will stay hot until you open the doors and windows to diffuse the heat (convection).
Ridicule is both powerful and satisfying...
Anthony needs to look in a mirror. The following aren't rare occurences. They are typical of the disinformation and ignorant ramblings he spews out daily to pollute cyberspace:
- Girma Orssengo PhD (Mech Eng) - who doesn't accept that burning fossil fuels produces carbon dioxide.
- Darko Buttina PhD (Org Chem) who seems to think Armagh represents the whole world, and even then doesn't know how to work out a temperature trend. And in another article doesn't know the difference between kinetic energy and IR absorption.
- The potty peer Monckton who thinks it hasn't warmed for two decades - or is it 16, 18, 19 or 23 years - or maybe 18 years.
- Bob Tisdale - who doesn't accept that greenhouse gases warm the world and thinks it's the frolicking ENSO taking leaps and bounds by magic. Bob's eyesight is impaired - as is that of some other WUWT-ers
- Emeritus Professor and geologist Don Easterbrook PhD who also doesn't seem to accept that greenhouse gases warm the world and gets irate when people point out that Central Greenland isn't the entire world.
- Wondering Willis Eschenbach - who fudginates with curve-fitting, who wonders why land surface heats up more quickly than sea surface, who thinks that a hotter earth can't bring more intense rain and who figures that global warming is exaggerated by aeroplanes landing at remote airports a couple of times a year.
- Tony Brown who can't connect greenhouse gases to the warming world when he looks at the temperature of Central England.
- Ed Hoskins - who reckons we're on the verge of an ice age because Central England happened to be cold in 2010 (which just happened to be the equal hottest year on record globally).
- Anthony putting up one nutty excuse after another for loathing the Marcott et al (2013) study of Holocene temperatures.
- Anthony promoting a bunch of retired NASA engineers who deny the physical evidence and say that "There is no convincing physical evidence to support the man-made climate change hypothesis."
- Anthony again, touting the Lysenko conspiracy theory - that climate science is a hoax.
- This time Anthony appeals to the ugly side of deniers...
- Anthony again, who can't do arithmetic and tells big fat lies.
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PS Anthony's not doing a very good job of educating his readers about the greenhouse effect - this from Latitude who says:
May 23, 2013 at 12:04 pm so tell me again how many people believe in global warming………I’m just curious to know how many total idiots we have
It's also nice to see Kurt in Switzerland vindicating my snark blog, writing:
May 23, 2013 at 11:38 am ...Ridicule is both powerful and satisfying, especially when the target is begging to be shot.
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Update: Anthony Watts Classic: those baffling temperature anomalies
I'd been looking for this article for a while - and thanks to Lars Karlsson in the comments below here it is. Scroll down the page for this real gem in which different baselines get the better of Anthony:
I was surprised to learn that only 5% of the GISS data-set was on the cool side of zero, while a whopping 95% was on the warm side. Even with a rising temperature trend, this seems excessive.
When the distribution of data is so lopsided, it suggests that there may be problems with it, especially since there appears to be a 50% greater distribution on the cooler side in the HadCRUT data-set.
(Kenji whispers to Anthony: GISTemp uses a baseline of 1951-80 while HadCRUT uses a baseline of 1961-90, so of course the temperature anomaly will move above the baseline sooner with GISTemp than for HadCRUT.)
Kenji, the scientific dog, must be so embarrassed.