Global warming and climate change. Eavesdropping on the deniosphere, its weird pseudo-science and crazy conspiracy whoppers.
Seen today. Chip Knappenberger (half of the Pat'n Chip denier duo of the Cato Institute) is quoted in a copy and paste at WUWT:
Chip for brains.
I have a suggestion for the next academic study of deniers: to evaluate how the apparent IQ of WUWT contributors is dwindling with time.
I wonder if Chip buys home insurance. There are a lot more cases of houses not burning down than there are of houses burning down. Lot's more houses don't get burgled than get burgled.Waste of money.
And in other news, most bears use forests for bodily functions, most Popes are Catholics, most deniers haven't got a clue.
CK's observation doesn't even merit a comment - so I'll ask an off-topic question instead: Has anyone seen a collection of the numerous 'hockey sticks' generated by phenological studies?I don't mean the subsequent temperature reconstructions to MBH98, but things like the arctic sea ice extent/volume and northern hemisphere lake ice on/off dates. I think it would be instructive and a nice handy reference to have these graphs all telling the same story in one place.
For a moment I read your comment as saying "phrenological" for "phenological". Took a moment to figure out that you hadn't gone off your rocker!
There's also phenomenology - and for deniers that may be appropriate; they obviously have their own reality.
There's skullduggery afoot!Err sorry...R the anon
Kevin O'NeillI've a notion that I've seen just such a collection of figures, but it was several years ago and of course I can't remember where, nor can I find it now.Jim Milks provides a good collection of references <a href="http://environmentalforest.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/enough-hockey-sticks-for-team.html>here</a> which will facilitate preparing a gallery of figures. Right now, this is the best I can do although it probably isn't really what you wanted.
Misthreaded *and* a borked link. The usual quality post from BBD.:-)
Further evidence that the actual pseudo-skeptic strategy is to say things so ridiculous, that noone can bother refuting what is said, and so they can claim to be unrefuted and, therefore, right.
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