Did you know that Judith Curry recently appeared on an internet alternative television show, with a chap called Richie Allen. Now I've not heard of Richie Allen before, but I have heard of his colleague, David Icke. Richie works for or with David Icke.
I'm serious. I'm not kidding. It's all over WUWT - right here. Judith did a Tim Ball and Christopher Monckton. Nah - I think she surpassed even those two this time. It's called Rock Bottom.
From the website:
Larry Hamlin wrote an article for Anthony Watts, singing Judith's praises (archived here). Apparently she went with her usual nonsense, falsely claiming that climate scientists don't understand statistics (well, some mightn't I suppose - I'd say Judith doesn't), and then falsely claiming that climate scientists don't study "natural causes" of climate change. Sheesh - hasn't she ever read an IPCC report? What's she been doing the last 30 years?
About David Icke
If you haven't come across DavidIcke, this description from RationalWiki will whet your appetite, or not.
David Icke (pronounced "Ike", not "Icky") is a wealthy dispenser of redpills (ironic since he refuses to wear articles of clothing that aren't blue) and prime promoter of the "reptoid" conspiracy theory. He came to fame as an English footballer and sports commentator, but in 1991 he realised he was actually the son of God, and decided to re-focus his life on eliminating the evil, shape-shifting lizard-people from the 4th dimension. Genuinely.[note 1]What more can I say? What do you think? Is it a good thing that she's bringing her boring and redundant message to a the broader and deeper conspiracy crowd?
In keeping with tradition, Icke used to be a spokesman for the Green Party of England and Wales.
lol, I read the (archive) blog post on wuwt
wow - what loonies, and still a few arguing the basic physics
just looks like a conspiracy theorist echo chamber to me - give it a few years and David Icke better watch out
A new definition of radio
And I might have missed the momentousness of the occasion (is momentousness a word?), except for Steve Ta, who commented at WUWT:
February 9, 2017 at 9:52 am
“Dr. Judith Curry conducted an interview on British radio” – seems to be a new definition of “radio” – this is some conspiracy theory channel on the internet, in association with David Icke, for god’s sake – I’m surprised she would get involved with these kooks.
One more to add - belatedly - her show had chemtrails
February 9, 2017 at 10:11 am
I was rather disappointed that the interviewer, Ricjie Allen, degenerated into whacka-loon conspiracy-fanatics topics like chem-trails at the end but I admire the way Dr Curry stated her position both clearly and succinctly, while adamantly resisting being baited to venture outside her topic into politics and character assassination.
BTW - It's a regular love-in at WUWT. There are a lot of Judith fans.