Anthony Watts of WUWT has posted a quote from a Canadian denialist called McIntyre, referring to a new paper by Briffa et al, writing in part: "unsurprisingly there is issue after issue" - but then as far as I can see, doesn't list a single one of his "issues". (McIntyre is not a climate scientist but likes to pretend.)
|Watts is a real card sometimes!|
McIntyre does make snide comments and suggests the scientists are deceitful and incompetent - but that's par for the course with that dreadful man. He's like the town gossip who has to make up stuff to retain an audience.
I don't normally bother with the Auditor. He's a very nasty piece of work but is a bit too weird for most people to bother with. He's also a very good example of the Dunning Kruger Effect.
A very predictable pattern...If anyone is interested in his latest mud-slinging attempt, referred to by Anthony Watts on WUWT, I suggest you read this 2009 article from Tim Lambert at Deltoid and substitute today's date. Nothing's changed. Note especially this quote from realclimate.org referring to yet another example of McIntyre's attempts to discredit science and scientists - back in 2007:
What is clear however, is that there is a very predictable pattern to the reaction to these blog posts that has been discussed many times. As we said last time there was such a kerfuffle:
However, there is clearly a latent and deeply felt wish in some sectors for the whole problem of global warming to be reduced to a statistical quirk or a mistake. This led to some truly death-defying leaping to conclusions when this issue hit the blogosphere.
Plus ça change…And then read this article in realclimate.org about the new paper by Briffa et al, in which is detailed some of the appalling behaviour of McIntyre. The Briffa paper and supplementary material can be accessed here (no paywall).
No matter how many times McIntyre gets it wrong he continues to try to tear down the reputations of some of the world's best scientists. It's like a game to him and is all part of his disinformation campaign. Luckily no one understands him. Unfortunately, because they don't understand him, imbeciles like Watts just make up stuff like "all the scientists are wrong and don't no nuffin'".
I'm not wasting any more space on that despicable little man.