Saturday, June 1, 2013

TGIF on WUWT and what fake skeptics see...

Sou | 4:00 AM Go to the first of 3 comments. Add a comment

Deniers are truly weird...

Reading through the comments to Anthony Watts' Friday Funny (discussed here), which nobody on WUWT seemed to find very funny, here is what some fake skeptics see:

Gary Pearse is in deep denial and says:
May 31, 2013 at 7:41 am  Interesting that 1936 was hotter than 1998 and yet it hardly lifts off the abscissa of the IPCC graph. 

Maybe Gary hasn't looked at a temperature chart since 1936.  (As usual, you can click the image to enlarge it.)

Source: NASA GISTemp

Edohiguma hasn't a clue about temperatures of the past two millenia.  Referring to the SkepticalScience Escalator he says:
May 31, 2013 at 6:47 am  If you put this escalator over the past 2,000 years, you’ll see a very pretty up and down wave. With two times even warmer than today.

Source: Marcott et al (2013)

Anthony's having a bad week

Deniers don't find this Friday's Funny very funny.  Tommoriarty says (excerpts only):
May 31, 2013 at 8:01 am  I am a global warming skeptic, and as such I believe it is important to “play fair.”...It is possible that there is some alarmist claim that the temperature rose by 1.2 degrees C from 1970 to 2000 from some source unknown to me. If that claim is common among alarmists, and a reference can be provided, them I will retract my assertion that the red line in the second graph is a strawman that misrepresents the views of the alarmists....
C’mon – Lets play fair.

To which poor old Anthony replied, trying to get his readers in the hilarity mood:
REPLY: Dude, its humor/satire. Note the headline. Just laugh, its funny. – Anthony

Hardly anybody bought it.  As Tommoriarty later said:
May 31, 2013 at 9:30 am  re: “Dude, its humor/satire. Note the headline. Just laugh, its funny.”
The best humor comes from pointing out the irony in the truth. Where is the truth? Where is the humor?
REPLY: if you can do better, by all means, go for it – Anthony


Anthony's probably saying to himself "TGIF and oh well, there's always next week".


  1. I suspect that Gary was looking at a graph of summer temperatures in the US, and thought it was annual and global.


    1. You're being much too kind, Lars. I just did a quick google and see that Gary has been on WUWT denying facts for years. At least since 2009, going by this denial of glacier retreat.

      Even if he only read WUWT, he would have come across the global temperature trend on numerous occasions. It takes a committed denier/disinformer to be so blatantly wrong. He can't claim ignorance or a lack of awareness or a simple mistake. Not even though he's a regular on the "The world's most viewed anti-science and disinformation site on global warming and climate change".

      BTW - that "stevengoddard" is a right twerp, isn't he :)

  2. Sou,
    There appears to be an error on the annotation in the top graph. Surely, Gary's missing 'heat', should be 'temperature'.

    Gary Pearse and Edohiguma are either half-wits or pathological liars, or a bit of both like Watts.


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