Monday, March 11, 2013

Thought crimes

I have lifted this post holus bolus from Bishop Hill.  With thanks to His Grace.  See the original for links

Maxwell Boykoff has written one of those activism-dressed-up-as-academia papers on the subject of media coverage of climate change. Apparently the media should be ignoring dissenting views. Who would have thought it!

"To the extent that mass media misrepresent and/or gratuitously cover these outlier views, they contribute to ongoing illusory, misleading, and counterproductive debates within the public and policy communities, and poorly serve the collective public."

Sounds as though these transgressors are public enemies. Burn them in the streets I say.

Boykoff gets a lot wrong in his two paragraphs on Climategate. This sentence was a goodie:

"After 6 months of multiple independent investigations into possible wrongdoing by data manipulation and the violation of U.K. Freedom of Information laws, Phil Jones and the other climate scientists involved in the email discussions were cleared of the legal charges (Adam, 2010)."

Independent - nope. The Russell inquiry was to all intents and purposes run by a former colleague of Jones. And no legal charges were ever brought because of the statute of limitations, so nobody was "cleared" of anything. But Jones was found guilty of misleading policymakers over "hide the decline", so the allegation of data manipulation stuck. Oh yes, and we still have no investigation of the allegations of journal nobbling, so the questions over the integrity of the climate literature remain.

I wonder what the rest of the paper is like?



Anonymous said...

The whole global warming issue is simply proof of how incredibly weak, gullible, and completely stupid society has become.

Professional con-artists like fat AlGore would have you believe they can actually change the weather, and all they need to accomplish it is for you to give them "total" control of your life.

What would your response be if a stranger walked up to you on the street and said, "i can change the weather if you just give me total control your life"?

Anonymous said...

It's tragic for the future of humanity that any evidence for or against climate-change should be held hostage to parochial petty politics today.

Bird of Paradise said...

The #1 sources of HOT AIR comes from AL GORE,GREENPEACE,OBAMA and the liberal leftists NEWS MEDIA

Anonymous said...

Global warming is an established fact. It has been going on more less steadily for at least 12,000 years; that is long before the human population amounted to anything.