"It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." Richard P. Feynman

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Guardian True to Form on Climategate Anniversary - New Emotive Picture!

The Guardian's Robin McKie has at least updated the discredited "polar bear on an ice flow picture" showing great journalistic flair and originality with the latest emotive picture " walruses on an ice floe" showing how far he has moved on since Climategate. In the first part of the article McKie gives a brief description of Climategate but describes the leaks as "hacking" and uses bias with statements like "appeared to show" to set the tone for the remainder where he describes in detail how the whole affair was really nothing as various inquiries cleared the UEA of any wrongdoing - just a bit of schoolboy exuberance.

This was simply "the worst scientific scandal of a generation" – a bid by researchers to hoodwink the public over global warming and hide evidence showing fossil fuels were not really heating up our planet. These were the dramatic claims made by newspapers, websites and blogs across the globe a year ago this week, following the hacking of emails from a computer at the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia.
This part he has got correct!
In other words, all is not lost for climate sciene – though the tasks facing its practitioners should not be underestimated, a point stressed by Professor Trevor Davies, pro-vice-chancellor at the University of East Anglia and a former director of its climate-research unit. "This affair has showed just how difficult it is to get over rational, objective arguments to people who are just not prepared to listen. It is going to be very, very difficult to engage and converse with some of these people."
Bad finish! It is just us silly skeptics who carefully read those emails who have trouble with rational objective arguments purporting to support the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the World! The writer continues the 
arrogant Warmist idea that everyone should support them and those who disagree are  either stupid or haven't had it explained properly.


  1. Far more interesting than the article itself is the series of scathing comments it has attracted.
    Including my own humble offerings.
    There are plenty of people out here who will not let these maunderings stand unopposed.
    Sooner or later they will get the message.