Sunday, August 16, 2015
How Amusing! A Warmist attack on Prof. Judith Curry that is totally lacking in substance
Unlike the Left, I am not afraid to hear what people with different opinions to mine say. So I read a fair bit of the stuff that emanates from the Green/Left. It's mainly amusing for its feeble reasoning and boiling anger but occasionally something seems worth mentioning. A recent attack on Judith Curry is a case in point.
I won't reproduce the attack as it is mostly abuse and is full of foul language but I give the source below for those who wish to check. The attempted hit-piece is by the Tony Heller impersonator, Greg Laden, and is titled "As the World Burns, Episode I: Judith Curry & Mark Steyn, Partners in Slime". Just the title tells you most of what you need to know, I think.
So does the article parade some new climate facts? Of course not. Warmists basically don't have any. All they have is speculation, lies and abuse -- like pretending that statistically non-significant temperature changes exist.
The post seems to have been inspired by the fact that a well-known and senior climatologist, Wallace Broecker, said some derogatory things about "Hockeystick" Mann. Laden wants to discredit what Broecker said. How does he do that?
He points out that Broecker does not pull his punches. If he thinks something is crap, he says so. He is an energetic and fearless critic. Therefore Broecker's adverse comments about Mann reflect ill will rather than a considered judgment.
I think you can see that, when I put Laden's argument in temperate language, it just does not hold up. There is no evidence presented to say that Broecker has ever been wrong about anything. We don't even have a critique of what he said about Mann. All we have is an attack on Broecker's character: How typically Warmist. And how infantile!
Did I say " feeble reasoning and boiling anger"?
Posted by John J. Ray (M.A.; Ph.D.).