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Friday, March 25, 2016

Spinning in fright at WUWT

Sou | 11:43 PM Go to the first of 17 comments. Add a comment

I wrote about the AMS survey yesterday, so this will be short. The survey has belatedly hit the news at WUWT, with much denier spin (lumping the half and halfers in with the human-caused deniers). Anthony wrote about his conspiracy-minded colleagues:

Two colleagues I know locally also got this survey, and they didn’t send it in because they didn’t believe their opinion or identity would actually be protected. 
Ooh, scary! Anthony added that he doesn't want anyone to know that he rejects climate science. Must be why his blog is so secret:
I can’t say that I blame them. I wouldn’t have sent it in either when the man asking the questions might flag you for criminal prosecution for having an opinion he doesn’t like.

ROTFL! 

17 comments :

  1. Anthony's line "I wouldn’t have sent it in either...", coming from a man who very publicly runs a climate change misinformation blog, is so illogical that I assume his mental processes must be affected by some terrible affliction.

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    1. Deniers in various fields seem to fear arrests, assassinations, and so on, but don't seem to realise that their (imaginary) enemies could actually read a blog.

      This mental affliction is common among the conspiracy theorists.

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  2. Willard has embraced Karl Rove's strategy of attacking opponents with his own weakness and this is never more obvious that playing the victim card over an imaginary left wing plot to persecute climate change deniers while supporting the Republican "inquisition" against scientists who embrace actual science from the reality based universe.

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  3. The One--World--Order has the black helicopters in the air as we read Anthony's comments.

    Passing on from Tony's silly comment a rather pitiful comment was that of Roy Spencer: But what I find interesting is that the supposed 97% consensus on climate change (which we know is bogus anyway) turns into only 67% when we consider the number of people who believe climate change is mostly or entirely caused by humans, as indicated by this bar chart:

    Membership in the AMS does NOT mean you are a climate scientist. And that is full membership.

    This level of idiocy is embarrassing.

    Heck, I could become an associate member and I know virtually nothing about the real nuts-and-bolts of meteorology. I just might be interested in the topic.

    Did the original survey full or all members, I wonder.

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    1. What neither Roy or Anthony would admit is that the number is up from 52% last time around, which is a big jump. That's probably partly because of the question change, but still...And if you look at it from the other direction, 13% thought it was all more mostly natural or not happening at all. Not a lot given 57% said they weren't experts in climate. Better than the general public in the USA.

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  4. This, from a wanker who shamelessly outed you....the irony cannot be overstated!

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  5. The fear of exposure, coming from one who routinely 'outs' anonomyous commenters who dare to write critical comments on his blog, is really rich.

    That b*****d.

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    1. Anthony thinks his "outing" is a noble deed. He does it hoping he'll deprive people of their income (lose their job, clients etc) or, at the very least, he hopes to intimidate them into not doing anything so rash as to discuss climate science.

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    2. Bingo. Double-standards and projection. IOW, business as usual at WUWT.

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  6. You may want to investigate the link between Christianity (Christians) and deniers. There is a clear link between paranoia and fear and Christians. They allege many things, none are actually true. They believe the government is out to "get them" and that climate change is false. Much of what you've shared here points to these connections. I won't share my name because "it might be flagged"!

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    1. Well it's no surprise that some of the most outspoken 'skeptic' scientists are conservative Christians. Just look up who is involved with the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation.
      Roy Spencer, Pat Michaels, Ross McKitrick, David Legates etc



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    2. Those are just some fundamentalist Christians in America. A small part that has abandoned the teachings of Christ, for whom being Christian is being part of a group.

      In the rest of the world, Christians are an activist force and want to urgently solve the climate problem. Just like Jesus would have done.

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    3. Whereas I see some link between climate denial and various strains of more fundamentalist Christianity, very often, it seems to me, a common factor among deniers is adherence to laissez-faire economic ideology.

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  7. In the US it reaches truly ludicrous proportions, with the so-called "war on Christmas", the idea that public accomodation laws somehow infringe people's religious liberties, and the simply insane fear of "Sharia law". Propagandists on the right have been playing their constituencies as rubes for quite a while.

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    1. Sorry, that was meant as a reply to Anonymous just above.

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  8. Actually it is more likely Christianity (actually I think you mean fundamenalist Christians) and denialism are associated with Right Wing Authoritarianism

    My guess is that in mainly Islamic countries denialism would be fairly closely associated with fundamentalist Muslims.

    Oh and worry, we already have the tracers after you.

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  9. Must be why his blog is so secret

    To crib one of Anthony's own favourites: teh stoopid, it burns.

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