Deniers "cock a hoop" over latest junk science

Tue, 2006-11-14 16:52Kevin Grandia
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Deniers "cock a hoop" over latest junk science

Monbiot's column in the Guardian today lays out nicely just how far the climate change deniers are willing to stretch their definition of “sound science.” Junk scientists and their cadre of misfits gleefully filled Monbiots inbox with messages like “your scam exposed” and “how do you feel now asshole.” Unfortunately, the only scam to expose is the information climate change deniers pawn off as science. The scientific slam-dunk, according to Monbiot, was written by Christopher Monckton, a British aristocrat holding nothing more than a degree in the classics and a diploma in journalism. Check out Monbiot's article, it is well worth the read and very telling of just how desperate the climate change “skeptic” movement is getting.

As usual, a blogging “echo chamber” has erupted, check here for some of the bloggers out there who actually use Monckton for their science:

Climate Audit

The Astute Blogger

Falkayn's Nest

Redstate (this one claims Monckton is a “distinguished scientist.”

Acton Institute Blog

Kitchner Conservative

Comments

Monckton has a response to George Monbiot’s article. For some reason I cannot add a comment to it on the online Guardian so I will place it here. “So Christopher Monckton, you are correct in everything you say? Well perhaps you should read the NAS report on the Mann papers. This report, written by scientists working in the field of climate science essentially agreed with everything written by Mann et al. Instead, you chose to believe pseudo-science written by two non-scientists who are working on an agenda not undertaking research as it is supposed to be conducted. Shame on you”. Ian Forrester
We’re actually having dinner with Monbiot tonight. I willl give him a pat on the back for you Ian.