Time is limited (again), so just a couple of short reports of the latest at WUWT.
Sleazy Tim Ball has an article (archived here) claiming that all weather forecasts are worse than they were 50 years ago. He's wrong. Weather forecasts 50 years ago were okay to a point - maybe two or three days ahead. Now they are pretty good up to even seven days ahead. The use of computers and satellites has made a huge difference.
Tim started with a quote from Richard Feynman. Deniers love to quote Richard Feynman. Tim mumbled something about blaming inaccuracy on a lack of weather stations downwind. He jumped about between short term weather forecasts, medium term weather forecasts and long range climate projections. Tim doesn't understand the difference between weather and climate and doesn't have a clue about boundary conditions. Oh, and did I say he's just another wacky conspiracy theorist and greenhouse effect denier? (Given Anthony Watts touts himself as a one-time tv "meteorologist", I'm surprised he tolerates Tim slinging off at his profession. As surprised as Anthony allowing Tim as a "slayer" author being on his blog because Anthony has banned other "slayers". Tim Ball has some hold over Anthony but I can't figure out what it is. Maybe there's a higher up in the denier hierarchy with lot of clout who is telling Anthony he's got to give the nutter Tim Ball space on his blog.)
Then there was another "not even wrong" article where a denier complained how a Reddit moderator didn't allow them to ask Michael Mann if he had stopped beating his wife "yes or no" - or the equivalent (archived here). Honestly - these science deniers are just so.o..o...o.. dumb and gullible. They'll lap up anything that people like grubby Tim Ball writes and not believe clear and credible science that is corroborated by dozens of different independent teams of real scientists.
From the WUWT comments
Not much worth writing about. The usual "agenda21" conspiracy theories and "they can't predict weather so how can they predict climate":
February 25, 2014 at 11:23 am
Agenda 21 Be afraid be very afraid. Humanity is in big problems but not because of the weather. Climate never was a problem.
If only the weather would be our biggest problem the world would be a better place to live.
They know who we are and they know where we live while we talk about the weather.
Lil Fella from OZ probably wakes up every morning not knowing whether the sun has risen or not and says:
February 25, 2014 at 12:30 pm
They can’t predict the weather. Therefore they cannot be accurate on climate. Simple!
And brown-nosing Anthony Watts fanboi dbstealey with his complete and utter disregard for facts. Was I clear enough? He's a mod at WUWT and knows full well that WUWT censors comments and Anthony Watts bans people and has done so for years. Yet you'll often see him writing guff like this and worse without batting an eye:
February 25, 2014 at 9:13 am
The moderation here is light years ahead of blogs like Reddit. WUWT posts comments that conform to this site’s Policy, even when they are derogatory. That makes for heavy site traffic, because readers like to see a back-and-forth discussion with all sides presented.
Reddit needs to rein in it’s moderators. The questions Anthony asked were straightforward and pertinent. Readers would very much like to see Mann’s response. Running interference for Michael Mann only makes Reddit an enabler, like buying another drink for an alcoholic.