Wednesday, February 11, 2009

exaggerating climate change is as scientifically dishonest as denying it


I've ranted about this sort of thing before. Now a couple of eminent climatologist have called for scientists and journalists to stop misrepresenting climate data by inappropriate analysis of small data sets and suggesting or even stating outright that extreme weather events are the result of climate change.


  1. Hey punk, how's it going?

    How are you getting on with Tornetrask?

    Good luck with the job application by the way.

  2. Let me see if I can get this right - I may have difficulty catching the sneer exactly - but in these matters I come here to sit at the feet of the master, OK, let's give a try:


    And it was issued by the Hadley Centre:

    Snigger, snigger!

    And published in The Guardian:

    Helpless giggles, crying with laughter, forced to lie on back beating floor with fists and feet ... oh my giddy aunt!

  3. Least coherent comments ever.

  4. Yes,indeed. Duff has achieved the incredible task of acknowledging that the scientists in question work for the Hadley Centre and that their comments were covered in the Guardian. This is all obvious to anyone who can follow English language text. I think the agitated tone of Duff's comment is because his powers of comprehension are normally so profoundly lacking and he seems to think he's caught the gist of this post for once.

    Wrong. As usual.

  5. Bish, I'm still working my way through McIntyre's discussion of the Tornetrask data. Its all quite complicated so maybe you could point out to me what I should be looking for?

    Muchos gracias amigo.

  6. Oh, yes, I definitely "caught the gist" of this:

    "The criticism reflects mounting concern at the Met Office that the global warming debate risks being hijacked by people on both sides who push their own agendas and interests."

    Couldn't have put it better myself. The only problem I have is that it all emanates from the Met Office, an organisation so utterly useless that it can't even get close with a decent seasonal weather forecast - last summer was going to be a scorcher and this winter would be unusually mild! Heh, heh, heh!

  7. Nice work. Don't expect Duff to be cowed by facts though. Just look at the progression of his argument: First he agrees with the text of the article, then he returns to his native territory of snide ad hominems. Finally he makes inaccurate statements about the reliability of the Met Office's forecasts. Mad as a bag of frogs.

  8. My favourite bit of Duff's thinking (if I may call it that) is a confusion common to climate change deniers, that 'weather' and 'climate' are synonyms.


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