Thursday, August 8, 2013

Oh, we can all play that game of Pat 'n Chips - the illiterati duo

Sou | 2:24 PM Feel free to comment!
Pat Michaels and Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger have written another disinformation blurb for the anti-science blog of Anthony Watts, WUWT.  This time it's about BAMS State of the Climate 2012 report (it must be popular and can be a bit slow downloading.  I have copied some of the highlights here.)

Pat 'n Chip complain that the science is settled

The report is very extensive (239 pp).  (It has eight pages, two-columns each in small type listing all the authors.)  Yet Pat 'n Chip dismiss it as "nothing new here"!  How ignorant does that make them look?  Typical of the bottom 8% dismissive group of illiterati!

(What they are effectively saying/complaining about is that much of the science is settled.)

Pat 'n Chips have become lazy and just put links instead of regurgitating their denialist tripe.  Well, I can play that game too.  I haven't been at this blog nearly as long as Pat 'n Chips have been protesting climate science. But I've a small collection.

Here are just a few of the many rebuttals of Pat 'n Chip from Tamino:

  • Chip’s Cherries
  • USA48 - He (Chip of Pat 'n Chips) starts by showing only data through 1997, dropping the hot years which followed, and claiming...
  • Best Case Scenario - ...which proves one thing: that Knappenberger doesn’t get it. In more than one way.

Now a few from SkepticalScience:

There's lots more documentation of the shenanigans of serial disinformers Pat 'n Chip.  One or other will pop up in all sorts of places.

From the WUWT comments:

noaaprogrammer doesn't know this is a new report prepared by AMS not the NOAA.  Not only that but the poor thing is looking for a conspiracy:
August 7, 2013 at 7:57 pm  Is there a traceable memo from the Whitehouse to NOAA urging or suggesting that they re-issue this “State of the Climate 2012” report? Who might be an investigative reporter that isn’t an AGW believer that could do this?

Village Idiot has pegged Pat 'n Chip and Anthony Watts and writes:
August 7, 2013 at 9:59 pm  Yep, Paddy and Chip. They really should start being a bit more imaginative; make some stuff up – then we could pick them up on it and get some media attention

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