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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Prof Michael Mann heralds 97 hours of climate scientists

Sou | 11:29 PM Go to the first of 27 comments. Add a comment

The mystery of the silhouettes has been revealed. SkepticalScience.com has come up with a fun way to tell people about climate science via the scientists themselves.

The first scientist to appear is Michael Mann:

From skepticalscience.com:
Climate scientists from across the globe feature in our 97 Hours of Consensus campaign addressing one of the most significant and harmful myths about climate change. Each hour, beginning at 9am Sunday EST, September 7th, we'll publish a statement and playful, hand-drawn caricature of a leading climate scientist. Each caricature lists the scientists’ name, title, expertise and academic institution.

To translate the time, it's probably referring to eastern time in the USA, which was 11:00 pm in Australia and 1:00 pm Greenwich Mean Time or Universal Coordinated Time for all you modern young things :)

You can check out the unveiling of a new scientist on the hour every hour for the next 96 hours at the cute website created by a computer wizz at SkS. Or read about it at SkepticalScience.com and in an article by Dana Nuccitelli at the UK Guardian.


Anthony Watts will be mortified. Not only was he woefully wrong. Not only will he not have any grounds for "suing the pants off" SkepticalScience.com.  Dumb denier blogs like his won't rate a mention. This is about climate science and real live scientists, not wacky conspiracy bloggers who dwell in the dark fringes of cyberspace.

27 comments:

  1. Hah! I was hoping it was something good like this.

    Well done everyone.

    Yaah sucks boo to the wallies at WUWT.

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    1. Indeed. Well done what I can only assume is John himself and the SkS team.

      And a big raspberry to the ill-informed and paranoid Watts.

      (And the caricatures are very good!)

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  2. the countdown is a neat idea, I am trying to guess who will be next. One of them looks like they have a guitar, who would that one be?

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    1. Could be Richard Alley:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq22bVmxfuk

      But there surely are a few more possibilities.

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    2. Good call, it's Alley.

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  3. As has been the case so many times in the past, our Tony is self-pantsing.

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  4. What I found the most funny about his rant towards Skeptical Science was that he previously has said "when you resort to name calling, you've lost the argument."

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    1. But Collin, surely you know that is only when the *other* side does it?!

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    2. Apparently the constant characterization of Rajendra Pachauri as "the railway engineer" doesn't count.

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  5. I with that the Skeptical Science team had thought to make it 99.999 hours of climate scientists...

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    1. And no, I don't have a thporadic Igor lithp...

      :-)

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  6. I'm very interested to see the quality of the list the fake sceptics cobble together to counter this list and prove that "there's no consensus". I estimate they'll run out of contrarian scientists somewhere around the low teens. I guess they'll have to make up the numbers with economists, accountants and retired TV weather men.

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    1. And TV gardeners. Back when he was Jim Inhofe's Mini-Me, Mark Morano compiled a list of '700 dissenting international scientists'.

      http://www.epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Minority.Blogs&ContentRecord_id=2674e64f-802a-23ad-490b-bd9faf4dcdb7

      The name may not mean much to those outside the UK, however one of our national treasures is TV presenter and writer Alan Titchmarsh. He hosted the popular weekly 'Gardener's World', had an afternoon chat show for a while and has penned a few popular novels and memoirs, with titles like 'Trowel and Error'.

      http://www.alantitchmarsh.com/

      Now, he's a thoroughly decent man and all round good egg, holds a diploma in horticulture, but international scientist he ain't. Here's his entry in the list of international scientists and claim to sceptical glory ...

      "Horticulturalist Alan Titchmarch (sic), a prominent naturalist who hosts the popular "The Nature of Britain" program on the BBC, received the Royal Horticultural Society’s highest award – the Victoria Medal of Honor – for outstanding services to horticulture. Titchmarch also joined the climate skeptics in 2007. "Our climate has always changed," Titchmarch said according to an October 6, 2007 article in the UK Telegraph. "I wish we could grow up about it," he explained, "I'm sure we are contributing to global warming, and we must do all we can to reduce that, but our climate has always changed." The Romans had vineyards in Yorkshire. We're all on this bandwagon of ‘Ban the 4x4 in Fulham'."

      So he ain't exactly dissenting either...

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  7. Will they show the 3 out of 100 I wonder.

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    1. Lindzen? Christy? Curry? Spencer? Soon?

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    2. Christy

      Want to play "Where's Wally"?
      http://skepticalscience.com/nsh/?

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    3. Looks like Christy (moustache, arms folded, no salute) has appeared on the carousel, though I can't get the text up to confirm this yet!

      I've been able to recognise a good number of the caricatures, I might add. Well done John C!

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  8. Well, if ever there was evidence of the kind of person Anthony Watts is, this is it:

    "That sort of high salute reminds me of the Nazi dress up photos we found last year on the Skeptical Science website. I suppose the SkS kidz didn’t see the connection to that incident, otherwise we wouldn’t have the cartoon climate scientists doing “consensus salutes” at the command of their cartoon creator. I’m pretty sure my Internet stalker Miriam O’Brien aka “Sou Bundanga” at Hotwhopper is having another hilarious conniption fit right now over that inconvenient linkage, even though it is funny to see all these cartoon climate scientists doing the “consensus salute” when you poke them with the mouse pointer."

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    1. Re "conniption fit ". I guess Anthony missed the lesson on tautology. Conniption = fit of rage. Therefore conniption fit = fit of rage fit.

      So Anthony manages to look stupid when he tries to be clever. No change there then.

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    2. Of all things to mock him for. "A fit of conniption" is how I learned it. Many people type in their PIN numbers into the ATM machines -- and I've gotten a PIN that was all letters (for a website). It's just how language works; no point having a conniption over it.

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    3. AW: "That sort of high salute reminds me of the Nazi dress up photos we found last year on the Skeptical Science website."

      At least that says something about what goes on in poor Anthony's brain.

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  9. So every schoolkid who needs the bathroom is now a Nazi?

    Truly and utterly pathetic.

    And the GISP2 data AGAIN, after Easterbrook. How many times has that chart been debunked? It ends in 1855, long before AGW could have begun to have any effect...

    http://hot-topic.co.nz/easterbrooks-wrong-again/

    Judging by the loud noise of barrel bottoms being scraped, in the communication war, I would say Cook and Co have scored a direct and very damaging hit. Well done.

    http://hot-topic.co.nz/easterbrooks-wrong-again/

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    1. In the WUWTiverse, raising your hand is conforming to oppressive statist domination.

      Look at all those kids giving the "consensus salute" at 47 seconds into Anthony's most hated video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDXQsnkuBCM

      Maybe Willard Anthony has given up on getting an honorary doctorate in science, and is hoping the Semiotics Department will throw him a bone. Everything means something in paranoid conspiracy ideation land.

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    2. Yep, this 'hurr, that's a Nazi salute, that is!' thing is one of the most pathetic moments in denial, a field noted for pathetic moments. Is says far more about its author and the rabble of fellow-travellers who endorse it than its supposed targets...

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    3. this does seem to be a recurring pattern, what with this and the tendency to read any word beginning in "deni-" as actually referring to the Holocaust.

      it just makes me think of this Lewis Black bit (skip to 55s or so). "[Glenn Beck is] playing "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" -- except there's just one degree, and Kevin Bacon is Hitler."

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  10. Thought I'd have a wee gloat at WUWT.

    ""Help me understand the RH scale on the graph…"
    Oatley should be more concerned about the time axis. It is NOT years before 2000, the original paper uses BP in the standard paleo- definition, which is years before 1950. hence the graph ends in 1855, long before AGW could be measurable. Temperatures have climbed approx 1.4C at the ice core site since the plot ended.
    You might want also to google what Alley said about using the GISP2 data for this purpose - its on the Dot Earth site.

    http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/08/richard-alley-on-old-ice-climate-and-co2/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

    A website interested in the facts would check that I am right, apologise for misleading readers and issue a correction. "

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