‘Intellectual yet idiotic’: the sad case of Stephan Lewandowsky

Another attempt by the CAGW alarmist elite to shut down debate and intimidate through name-calling and ‘othering’ those who dare dissent to their preferred climate wisdom. Classic ad-hominem tactics used by the intolerant and totalitarian Left in order to protect their self-serving, ideological agenda of the day.

When you hear such “don’t listen to any opposing views”, you know you’re listening to a con.

Furthermore Stephan, “belief” and “denial” are the words of zealots not scientists.

Watts Up With That?

Guest opinion by Drieu Godefridi

In a new paper just published with two other authors “The ‘Alice in Wonderland’ mechanics of the rejection of (climate) science: simulating coherence by conspiracism“, Stephan Lewandowsky states — for the umpteenth time — that climate skeptics are deniers, that

“there is strong evidence that the rejection of climate science is primarily driven by ideological factors”

(page 2), even psychological factors since their identity (page 3), or worldview, is threatened by climate science, that

“there is growing evidence for an involvement of conspiracist ideation in the rejection of climate science”

(page 4) and that the whole body of skeptical pseudo-science (pp. 4, 15, 16) is incoherent, thus implying a form of “Mad Hatter” nonsense, since he claims that coherence is at the very essence of science.

Mr. Lewandowsky commits errors in reasoning that should have him immediately stripped of his university affiliation.

First…

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Inconvenient: Record Arctic Sea Ice Growth In September

Ouch. Another failed climate prediction.

And yet another reason not to believe the favoured climate meme used by global warming alarmists to shut down debate – “the science is settled”…

Watts Up With That?

History Keeps Proving Prophets Of Eco-Apocalypse Wrong

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Source data: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/DATASETS/NOAA/G02135/north/daily/data/

Since hitting its earliest minimum extent since 1997, Arctic sea ice has been expanding at a phenomenal rate. Already it is greater than at the same date in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015. Put another way, it is the fourth highest extent in the last ten years. Even more remarkably, ice growth since the start of the month is actually the greatest on record, since daily figures started to be kept in 1987. –Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That, 25 September 2016

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One of the world’s leading ice experts has predicted the final collapse of Arctic sea ice in summer months within four years. In what he calls a “global disaster” now unfolding in northern latitudes as the sea area that freezes and melts each year shrinks to its lowest extent ever recorded…

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‘Mongrels’: AGL Treats its Wind Farm Neighbours with Ridicule & Contempt

AGL and the many other corporate-welfare-dependant (foreign owned) industrial wind farm monoliths are *absolute* mongrels.

Foreign owned mega companies; surviving, thriving and competing (only) through subsidies, blood-sucked from the taxpayer via eco-brainwashed governments, resulting in the complete destruction of the lives and livelihoods of hard working taxpayers, like those of Anne Gardner.

This incredibly sad story needs to be shared far and wide, highlighting the true damage done to the environment and its inhabitants, both flora and fauna, in the virtue-signalling name of “Saving the Planet”.

Thank you STT for posting this 🌱

STOP THESE THINGS

andrew-vesey AGL’s MD, Andrew Vesey gives its high-handed
contempt for wind farm neighbours the big thumbs up.

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‘Wicked’ and ‘wanton’ doesn’t quite capture the manner in which wind power outfit, AGL behaves towards its victims.

Spearing hundreds of these things into the heart of (once) peaceful and prosperous rural communities would be bad enough, but treating those that suffer the consequences – such as the chronic sleep deprivation caused by incessant turbine generated low-frequency noise and infrasound – with merciless ridicule and contempt takes their corporate mantle into the realms of the despicable; or, in the language thrown around in Australian pubs: ‘first class mongrels’.

It’s a tag well-deserved – as 2GB’s Alan Jones lays out in this interview from 23 September with one of AGL’s most stoic victims, STT Champion, Annie Gardner (audio link below with transcript following).

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Transcript

Alan Jones AO:  We are in debt…

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Record Arctic Sea Ice Growth In September

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

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http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/icecover.uk.php

Since hitting its earliest minimum extent since 1997, Arctic sea ice has been expanding at a phenomenal rate.

Already it is greater than at the same date in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015. Put another way, it is the fourth highest extent in the last ten years.

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ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/DATASETS/NOAA/G02135/north/daily/data/

Even more remarkably, ice growth since the start of the month is actually the greatest on record, since daily figures started to be kept in 1987.

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ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/DATASETS/NOAA/G02135/north/daily/data/

Experts call this phenomenon the final collapse of sea ice!

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CO2 and Climate Change For the Ages

The inconvenient truth about – colourless, odourless, plant food, life supporting, and essential trace gas CO2 – brilliantly communicated by Dr Guy LeBlanc Smith, former Principal Research Scientist at the now ‘warmist’ CSIRO.

“I am a concerned professional research scientist with over 30 years experience, latter part with CSIRO as a Principal Research Scientist. *As my funding no longer depends on politicians, I am free to make my information and conclusions public*.

The real world evidence such as revealed in the ice cores suggests that the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme is built on fraud.”

Excellent read via Ron Clutz’s ‘Science Matters’…

Science Matters

An Historical, not Hysterical Perspective

Much of the hysteria over atmospheric CO2 arises from dismissing the past, and thus losing the context for interpreting the present.  Recently, one scientist suggested that climate researchers should be schooled in geology before commenting on climate change.  Instead of that, of course, most of them are based in environmentalism.  So as a public service this post presents some excellent and time-tested evidence produced by Dr Guy LeBlanc Smith.  h/t Jeff Hayes

This graph, compiled by Ex-CSIRO scientist Dr Guy LeBlanc Smith PhD, AIG, AAPG, from data obtained from deep core drilling on the Greenland Ice Sheet, shows that all life on earth now, including polar bears, coral reefs and humans, have survived massive sea level changes and rapid and dramatic changes in earth’s temperature. There were no coal fired power stations and no gas guzzling cars to cause these changes then, and the same natural forces will change the future. Humans will…

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Ban Ki-moon, Listen to the Masses!

“It’s much easier to solve an imaginary problem than a real one.” – Sir Humphrey Appleby

…and “saving the planet” the ideal header on the CV of Ban Ki-Moon and fellow virtue-signalling, climate change elites.

Science Matters

Over 10 million ordinary people have told the UN what matters most to them, and here are the results.

According to this huge UN survey, good education, healthcare and jobs are far and away the top priorities. And way down at the bottom is “Action taken on climate change.” You would think that the UN Secretary-General would have many things on his plate, and even “Phone and Internet Access” comes ahead of climate change.

Yet because Ki-moon is seeking a legacy in bringing the Paris accord into force, that last-place concern is at the top of his agenda.

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Summary

In a previous post Hammer and Nail I suggested that climate activists like Ban Ki-Moon are working on their own needs for esteem and self-actualization, while most of the world are struggling with the most basic needs. This survey proves that point, especially when charts show that only in richer…

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New USGS study shows heat retaining concrete and asphalt have encroached upon US Climate Stations

“Hottest Year Evah” update…

Watts Up With That?

A new study from USGS by Keven Gallo and George Xian verifies what we’ve already learned and published on via the Surface Stations project; that concrete and asphalt (aka impervious surfaces) have increased near weather stations that are used to monitor climate. In this case, it is the much studied USHCN, that climate network I presented a poster on at AGU 2015. Details here.

What is most important about this paper is that it quantifies the percentage of stations that have had increased amounts of impervious surface area getting closer to the stations. As I have long since maintained, such things act as heat sinks, which increase the night-time temperature when they released the stored energy from the sun that was absorbed during the day as infrared, warming the air near the thermometer, and thus biasing the minimum temperature upwards.

Tucson-USHCN The University of Arizona Tucson USHCN station, in the middle…

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