I've just read at WUWT how David "funny sunny" Archibald is singing the praises of an ultra-violent film (archived here). And I thought that deniers at WUWT thought the 10:10 spoof (that went nowhere) was gross (it really was).
Apparently gratuitous and extreme violence, sick morals, sexism, unfunny jokes and a generally poor cinematic experience is viewed as wonderful entertainment, as long as it's disparaging anyone who cares for the environment.
If you want to know what I'm talking about, read the review from the Guardian or SBS - and then some of the user reviews here on IMDB.
David Archibald, the justly righteous?
David Archibald is a conspiracy theorist of the climate kind who's been claiming for some years that the world "is going to cool instead from here". He reckons that this film shows:
Instead of working against truth and beauty, Hollywood is now on the side of the justly righteous. The next stage will be when, to indicate a character’s gullibility, insanity or mental instability, it is mentioned that he once believed in global warming.
David is known for making dumb "ice age cometh" predictions - such as here. Back in 2010, David Archibald wrote about a prediction:
The result is a prediction that the average annual temperature at Armagh over Solar Cycle 24 will be 1.4C cooler than over Solar Cycle 23. This is twice the assumed temperature rise of the 20th Century of 0.7 C, but in the opposite direction.
Well, we're past the peak of Solar Cycle 24, and here's what GISTemp shows for Belfast, which is north east of Armagh (I couldn't find Armagh itself):
|Data source: NASA|
According to news reports, Northern Ireland as a whole had the third hottest year on record last year - a far cry from David's prediction of a drop of 1.4°C.
DavidR pointed me to the temperature record for Armagh. I've plotted it, together with David Archibald's failed prediction. Failed is an understatement. I calculated his prediction from the average temperature over solar cycle 23 and deducted his 1.4C.
|Data source: UK Met Office|