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Archive for October 13th, 2008

A tip  of the hat to AccuWeather for recommending “Climate Change Deniers: “But They Are Scientists!” in thier post Alarmist and Denier Scientists.

A possible wag of the finger …

Since they also recommended Lindzin’s Climate of Fear I attempted to comment suggesting that these three commentaries were pertinent:

* “Ambiguous scientific statements about climate are hyped by those with a vested interest in alarm” Jim Hoggan, DeSmogBlog,12 Oct 06
* Lindzen: Point by point Daniel Kirk-Davidoff, RealClimate, 13 April 2006
* Open Thread on Lindzen Op-Ed in WSJ Group, RealClimate, 12 April 2006

The comment never appeared although the posting seemed to go fine and comments by other users did subsequently appear. I tried again, adding this debunking of David Evans in response to a comment by Patrick Henry and I would have liked to respond to Pericles comment by drawing everyone’s attention to:

* Politicizing Climate Science Werner Aeschbach-Hertig, Reality Check, 04 October 2008
* Lindzen Diatribe Michael Tobis, Only In It For The Gold, September 23, 2008

but this comment also never appeared. I then sent an email saying I had been trying to comment and enquiring if the comments had been registered, and if so why they had not appeared. I have not heard back although that was 2 days ago.

If the problem is some sort of technical glitch then all I can say is ‘been there, done that, shit happens’.

If, however, pertinent polite commentary is being withheld without good reason then I am afraid …

bad accuweather

bad accuweather

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As an addendum to Deniers Prove Staircases are Level! I thought I’t throw out a little bit of history. OK, not history, more current events actually:

One of the things that is totally baffling is that the Deniers even bother with the “Climate Change Ended in 1998!” meme; you would imagine it would be an impossible sell.

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT: More than 52,000 Europeans Died from Heat in Summer 2003

2007 Southern Europe swelters in second heat wave

2007 Southern Europe swelters in second heat wave

and let’s not forget 2006 “Heat wave, drought hit US farmers hard

USA in 2006

USA in 2006

Yet apparently some people actually buy into it; how soon we forget.

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