As AGU15 approaches, it looks as if Anthony Watts is trying to distance himself a tiny bit from all the climate conspiracies he promotes on his blog. Anthony's got a poster session at AGU15, and he probably dreads being laughed out of the conference. Today he's promoting a climate conspiracy novel, written by a science denier who thinks climate science is a hoax (archived here). Anthony says he "believes" just a little bit, but leaves plenty of conspiracy ideation to appease his readers. He wrote:
I’m not fully comfortable with the “hoax” title, as there indeed has been some warming in the past century, some of it man made and some of it natural variation, but there’s also been a largess of funding and a shedload of zealotry and hype attached to all of that, and that’s what this book is about.
The author, Dan
I am appalled at the war the current Administration and the EPA are waging against fossil fuels. Many good books and websites such as yours have effectively debunked the pseudoscience behind climate change. Sadly, this academic evidence has done little to sway alarmists, educators, regulators, the liberal media or the Pope.His book is about a hero denier who is an American, and who will save the USA (not the world), overcoming the fiendish plot of a dastardly Russian, who single-handedly invented the global warming hoax.
One of Dan's fans think global warming is all God's fault. There's no appeasing an angry god I suppose. Anyway, like Bob Tisdale, Dan wants some freeby publicity to sell his self-published book.
From the WUWT comments
More than one WUWT readers get his science from denier novels instead of scientific papers.
John Whitman, defender of secretive open societies, likes Michael Crichton's fiction:
October 27, 2015 at 3:51 pm
Michael Crichton thriller ‘State of Fear’ was effective.
I will check ‘A Sinister Charade’ out.
Steve Garcia does, too.
October 27, 2015 at 5:21 pm
Yeah, Crichton’s “State of Fear” is where my head went to, too. We could USE another similar book. You never know how many still open minds are out there and might look more objectively at global warming if presented as well as Crichton did.
For me, I bought the book not having ANY idea it had a skeptical POV about global warming. As it slowly dawned on me that it DID, I found myself giggling – at “How in the HELL did I happen to pick THIS book out – of all books I could have chosen – at the book store?” That was back when book stores actually existed….LOL
Yeah, I will buy it. I hope he is a good writer!
TomRude comments on the originality of the plot:
October 27, 2015 at 7:35 pm
Good American/Bad Russian… So original.
Darwin Wyatt doesn't believe Anthony Watts. Or only 0.001%:
October 27, 2015 at 8:13 pm
Anthony’s statement that there has been some warming caused by man is dubious at best. I used to think some % of warming (however small) was due to man but it’s clear from this graph (link) from Joe Bastardi that there just isn’t any evidence for it. If it’s not 100% hoax, it’s 99.999% hoax.
https://archive.is/pL0y4 [replaced link with archived version]
Apparently Joe Bastardi doesn't believe in global warming, because we increased population and wealth through the industrial revolution. That's Telltale Technique No. 2 of climate science denial.