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Saturday, September 20, 2014

John Cook's brilliance in Bristol and the sound of silence at WUWT

Sou | 12:23 PM Go to the first of 8 comments. Add a comment

I see that John Cook's talk was very well received in Bristol. By all accounts he gave his usual brilliant presentation.



I'll write more when I can. As you can guess, the topic of communicating science is of great interest to me, as a blogger who tries to demolish disinformation. I learn a lot from John Cook.

One thing that's interesting is that a prominent global warming "skeptic" blogger was in attendance (see bottom RHS of top photo above). He was followed out of the lecture by a strange crocodile entourage of 13 blokes, I've been told :)


Deniers stunned into silence


Anthony had his trip paid for by his readers, but so far not a peep from him.  Not a tweet, no WUWT article at the time of writing this article - some hours after the end of the lecture. I hear he didn't even put up his hand to ask a question. And not for want of prompting from his fans.

Below is a record of Anthony's tweeting frenzy while at the Bristol talk. A big fat zero!. (Click to enlarge.)



After the lecture, Anthony Watts and his mates went off to drown their sorrows at a local pub. I don't know if his backers will be disappointed or if they had no expectations.  I didn't see any complaints about his similar failure to deliver when they paid him to go to #AGU13, so they are probably not very discerning about where they spend their hard earned dollars - as long as it's not to help mitigate global warming.

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  2. Thanks for following up on this one Sou. I forgot the date and was wondering what happened. BTW, not surprised.

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  3. Watts actually flew to the UK to stalk Cook? Strange, to say the least.

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  4. Anthony can console himself that no matter how ridiculous he looked - flying across the Atlantic to confront Cook and then apparently bottling (he claimed he had a great many questions to ask remember) - his 13 acolytes looked even more ridiculous. Not so much winged monkeys as munchkins then.

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  5. Wow, kitten sneezes now, the guy really has lost his marbles. As for Anne-Marie, it just shows how brain dead you need to believe this crap.

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    1. Offended by little kittens. Is there anything that doesn't outrage science deniers?

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    2. "Is there anything that doesn't outrage science deniers?"

      Have you ever seen one outraged by McIntyre & McKitrick's (and subsequently Wegman's) 100:1 sorted (sordid?) cherry pick?

      Naw, that doesn't outrage them at all :)

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