Saturday silliness – warmist blows a gasket
"I get some hate email from time to time. Actually, not very much. I guess I’m still cruising under the radar.
I wrote about this already but this was too good to miss.
Whatever you do, do not cross the streams!!
In response to my post yesterday criticizing Paul Beckwith’s post about the allegedly unprecedented crossing of the equator by jet stream winds (a post which, after much criticism, he has since modified), I received a heartfelt email (reproduced below) asking me to, ummm, back off on my criticism.
This email I received yesterday is rather disturbing because I fear it reveals the low caliber of scientific knowledge that exists out there. Too many people are too easily fooled by pseudo-scientific ramblings which can go viral and cross the globe in a matter of hours. This cuts both ways in the global warming debate, as frequent readers of my blog know I have banned people on my side of the argument for pushing too hard on what I consider to be bad science (e.g. the claim that there is no such thing as the “greenhouse effect”)."
CAGW true believers are easily fooled by pseudo-scientific ramblings? Say it ain't so!
"Even Jason Samenow from the Capital Weather Gang posted agreement with me that there is nothing unusual about winds at the jet stream level moving back and forth across the equator. Jason also quotes other PhD-level atmospheric scientists in that article.
So, I’m just going to leave this here…I was tempted to answer many of the points made below, but I think it will be more enjoyable for regulars here to take a shot at it.
What A way to treat a fellow scientist. Who the f**k cares if its man made or not! Paul is getting the word out there to people…what are you doing? I don’t see you doing anything except having a web site that no one even knows about…I’ve never heard of you. Paul Beckwith puts a lot of hard work and time into trying to raise the issue…You however are a disgrace to global scientists! Or do you not agree this is an emergency? This one video finally caught some attention and you have to f**k it up…Idiot! We NEED for this to be news so maybe, just maybe something will be done! This video has gone viral…let it be! You have made up lies about him and tried to discredit him…why would you do that??? Many people have moved to the southern hemisphere to get away from the radiation…because this was NOT supposed to happen. You need to take down what you said from your web site! What is happening is dangerous and people need to know…too many people already do not believe GW is real…they need to prepare! They need to know! Jesus Dude…What’s wrong with you? And let’s not throw stones about Donations…You have your own Donation button!!!! Fix it Please…
I'll bite, and stand in for the good doctor.
It's the Deputy Undersecretary, for the Assistant Bully to the Grand Poobah Bully, popping off. Yeah, yeah, yeah your dad will beat up my dad, I know, simmer down short shanks. I enjoy how the dim bulb thinks that "Paul" is a demigod, and how his bloomers get twisted when someone who has a website "that no one even knows about" says something slightly contra the CAGW canon. For a minute there I though his bloomer twist cut off the blood supply to his brain, then I remembered . . .
"What A way to treat a fellow scientist. Who the f**k cares if its man made or not! Paul is getting the word out there to people…" Whut?! I thought the whole point is - "man made!" Because if not, I can take my victory lap right now and go home and not deal with you. How else would one treat a "fellow scientist?" He says something, I disagree, because he is wrong, so I correct him. It's how it's done. Welcome to adulthood, it is a world of liberty, which means freedoms tightly tethered to responsibilities. You see I have responsibilities here to point out errors, and inform my "colleague" of his error. Paul has indeed been getting the word out to the people, the false word to the True Believers. This is always a bad idea.
"Paul Beckwith puts a lot of hard work and time into trying to raise the issue…You however are a disgrace to global scientists! Or do you not agree this is an emergency?" Name dropper! And, no, not so much. Humans are raising the temps, finding the human signal is proving exceedingly difficult, it seems the forcing, and mediating effects in the system work properly. Cult of Personality much? Go read the link, you need it!
Skeptics Guide to Anthropogenic Global Warming_v1.0.pdf
Then comes the penultimate scene from Invasion of the Body Snatchers, "You have made up lies about him and tried to discredit him . . . why would you do that???" I take it you are standing stalk still, mouth open, pointing! Yeah, I thought so.
Hahahahahahahahahaha, really, that's what you got? When my children were toddlers they had better game. If that's all you got, hit the floor, kick and pound because anyone with a child of middling intelligence faced better than that. Sheesh.
"Many people have moved to the southern hemisphere to get away from the radiation…because this was NOT supposed to happen." Oh, right, well that accounts for all those people bums rushing the US and European borders, then, right?! Sorry, the wife just walked by, smacked my on the head, and learned me, WE ARE NORTH! Got it. Could you send me a list of the names of all the people bums rushing the South?! Pretty please. I haven't seen this surge. You can't stop the signal, but perhaps it got lost in the ether. When it comes to dodging radiation, I usually just keep the trunk lid closed.
"You need to take down what you said from your web site! What is happening is dangerous and people need to know…too many people already do not believe GW is real…they need to prepare! They need to know! Jesus Dude…What’s wrong with you? "
Actually, Paul took down what he said from his web site, because what he said was stupid. Let me know if you are getting this, I can speak more slowly. My problem? Hey, my problem is critical thinking, and a functional inability to form beliefs, and the associated attachments. Yours? Right, just the opposite. Dude, I'll throw you a bone GW is real, but CAGW is not real, the whole running around hair on fire, hands over head screaming like the Wet Bandits in Home Alone is "right out" to mix, and steal a movie metaphors.
Please keep mashing my donation button.
And please, write often. This was fun.
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