Anthony Watts continues his foray into conspiracy theories. He's posted another Josh cartoon under the headline "Not so Friday Funny – Science is turning back to the dark ages" (archived here). The four words at the start of the headline were his only original contribution to the article. The cartoon was by Josh, and the two snippets were from a denier at the Times (Melanie Phillips) and a slime editorial at the denier paper the Washington Times. He got both snippets from the UK denier lobby group the Global Warming Policy Foundation (which actively tries to get the globe to warm faster).
Two Times Conspiracy Theories
Melanie Phillips' conspiracy theory at The Times (UK) seems to be that climate science is a hoax because many small cohort biomed studies are suspect. The Washington Times editorial conspiracy theory was that the climate scientists from one of the world's most respected scientific organisations were engaging in fraud so as to appease the US President. At least that's what they are insinuating.
Our hostess - Anthony Watts
Under the Friday Funny was this funny comment from conspiracy theorist Rudd Istvan, who's a favourite of Judith Curry and maybe forgot where he was. Or maybe he just can't tell them apart. ristvan wrote:
March 4, 2016 at 9:38 am
Yes. There are two sorts of integrity issues. The obvious one is illustrated by Mann’s ‘hide the decline’, Karlization, or the many instances of academic misconduct exposed in Blowing Smoke essays. That is explained by the corrupting financial and career incentives Eisenhower first warned about. Less obvious but far more troubling is the failure of most of the rest of science to speak out about how shonky the first part is. Exceptions like Hal Lewis, Ivar Giaever, Richard Lindzen, and our hostess are the exceptions proving the rule.
When the history of climate science is finally written, there will be many ugly lessons.
Joe Romm is gone, and more factoids
- Quote-mined stolen emails and the non-pause were "were pretty much the straws that cracked the climate’s back" - regardless of the fact that nothing came of either.
- Australia's Climate Science Centre of Excellence is "ridiculous", by which he probably meant the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science
- How Joe Romm is gone - I guess he couldn't find him by Googling Joe Romm Climate Progress
I would like to add a few other little known factoids to the excellent list Gary created.
Anthony was correct, but probably didn't know it. (Can someone please buy the man a dictionary?)
From the WUWT comments
I'll keep it short and conspiratorial.
March 4, 2016 at 8:11 am
I look forward to seeing the bile and venom that the Alarmists directed at those with the temerity to question the dogma being sprayed over each other as they seek to blame anybody but themselves for the collapse of their religion.
March 4, 2016 at 8:34 am
It is not science that is corrupt but rather scientist. This is what happens when society become unmoored from logic and reason.
March 4, 2016 at 9:44 am
db, And put briefly: if you are going to go Big Lie, go Big.
March 4, 2016 at 9:36 am
Sadly there those in the hard sciences who look to get into this scam because its such a good income source for any old rope .
March 4, 2016 at 11:59 am
And yet the world pursues madness.
March 4, 2016 at 12:10 pm
Awesome post: bookmarked for future reference. Thanks!
March 4, 2016 at 12:22 pm
The Guardian And SkS still peddle their wares to the gullible and fearful.
It’s not over yet.