Talking about the unbalanced. Anthony Watts is is on a roll.
Whenever he sees something he doesn't like his vocabulary takes a dive. Today he has an article (archived here) full of lies, half-truths and disinformation. It's peppered with the word - "hate", which he reverts to when he gets upset. In addition to the headline, he's used the word eight more times. It's as if he loses any command of vocabulary when something displeases him. He started his article like this:
HATE WEEK on the Climate Certainty Channel™
What a week this has been. In preparation for the release of the IPCC Working Group II report, hate speech against climate skeptics seems to have ramped up and turned into a week-long unreality show.
Perhaps it's the realisation that WGII is not going to be what Matt Ridley said it would be. Who knows. Whatever it is, Anthony Watts lashes out at all and sundry.
First up he once again misconstrues what Professor Torcello wrote. By now we can only conclude it's quite deliberate. Anthony notes that others have pointed out that he misrepresented Lawrence Torcello, yet he still claims that he wrote that deniers should be jailed. What Lawrence Torcello actually wrote was that "an organised campaign funding misinformation ought to be considered criminally negligent". Not "deniers" and not "jail". It's the people funding misinformation that he had a go at.
I reckon Anthony wants to rally his lynch mob to keep up the pressure.
Next Anthony has the effrontery to claim that And Then There's Physics blog "allows hate speech". He even does this while linking to his own WUWT article where he shows that the comment in question was deleted shortly after it appeared! Showing the complete opposite. And Then There's Physics bends over backwards in "trying to keep the discussion civil" - and does a great job too.
Anthony goes on to list all the other people who offended him, including a blogger, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, everyone who criticised Roger Pielke Jr, including Nate Silver for "caving in", and the Anti-Defamation League for not sticking up for climate science deniers.
He ends up by posting a old fudged chart of Roy Spencer's that was even worse than this one, writing:
As reality (measurements) diverge from models, becoming more uncertain, the certainty of the IPCC gets stronger, and the hateful rhetoric ramps up to match the mean.
Anthony is feeling very put upon. He's probably let down by the likelihood that WGII won't, after all, spell "game over for climate alarm".
From the WUWT comments (Warning)
This epitomises the comments and is probably the reaction that Anthony was hoping for. (Warning - it's ugly.) twg2a PitBull says:
March 30, 2014 at 11:00 am
I want those evil beasts to continue hating me, calling me filthy names and spitting in my face. Do you know why? Because every time they do, it makes me even more determined to fight them until we win, or until I die. When evil people hate me because I am trying to do what’s right, it gives me great strength. Sooooo, keep it up lefties. I thrive on your hatred. Thank You..