BPSDB Some odd goings on in the climate change Denialosphere …
Curiouser and Curiouser
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Curiouser and Curiouser
That apology has now disappeared. (see also updates below text of apology).
So what has happened? CFP changed their minds? Tim Ball filed a counter-suit? CFP lawyers found that the text of the apology left them open to even more serious action? Other?
If any one has heard anything I would be curious to know.
Text of CFP apology:
Apology to Dr. Andrew Weaver
By Canada Free Press Thursday, January 20, 2011
On January 10, 2011, Canada Free Press began publishing on this website an article by Dr. Tim Ball entitled “Corruption of Climate Change Has Created 30 Lost Years” which contained untrue and disparaging statements about Dr. Andrew Weaver, who is a professor in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Victoria, British Columbia.
Contrary to what was stated in Dr. Ball’s article, Dr. Weaver: (1) never announced he will not participate in the next IPCC; (2) never said that the IPCC chairman should resign; (3) never called for the IPCC’s approach to science to be overhauled; and (4) did not begin withdrawing from the IPCC in January 2010.
As a result of a nomination process that began in January, 2010, Dr. Weaver became a Lead Author for Chapter 12: “Long-term Climate Change: Projections, Commitments and Irreversibility” of the Working Group I contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC.” That work began in May, 2010. Dr. Ball’s article failed to mention these facts although they are publicly-available.
Dr. Tim Ball also wrongly suggested that Dr. Weaver tried to interfere with his presentation at the University of Victoria by having his students deter people from attending and heckling him during the talk. CFP accepts without reservation there is no basis for such allegations.
CFP also wishes to dissociate itself from any suggestion that Dr. Weaver “knows very little about climate science.” We entirely accept that he has a well-deserved international reputation as a climate scientist and that Dr. Ball’s attack on his credentials is unjustified.
CFP sincerely apologizes to Dr. Weaver and expresses regret for the embarrassment and distress caused by the unfounded allegations in the article by Dr. Ball.
Update: As per comments:
” … Canada Free Press website, which has since apologized to Weaver for its numerous inaccuracies and stripped from its publicly available pages pretty much everything that Ball has ever written.”
but still doesn’t answer the question of why the apology has disappeared, nor why DeSmogBlog’s original post did as well.
Peter Sinclair’s ongoing Climate Denial Crock of the Week contribution, this one covering the ice core evidence as it pertains particularly to Greenland and the Denier myth of a global Medieval Warm Period.
Added to the Climate Denial Crock of the Week collection.
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🙂 Peter Sinclair has also posted the Funniest. Denier. Posting. Ever. He may well be right. The Denialosphere is populated by a lot of serious loonies (see the Dunce’s Corner for too many examples), but this one is pretty hard core.
A lot of the standards, but a few real howlers that you may not have heard yet are turning up in the comments. No doubt some good candidates for The ten most infuriating climate change Denier scams.
🙂 The animated video I did mimicking Global Warming Panic Explained is getting about one quarter of it’s hits from searches, most of which I assume are actually looking for the original. One of the links to it is from a not entirely obscure Denier site who seem to have linked without checking, so I won’t mention who.
This proves mimicry works, so please repost it under the same title on your youtube account or anywhere else that you can. The more people who see the debunking rather than the original the better, and the more mimics there are the more likely that becomes.
As noted in Greenfyre, greenfyre, where have you been?, I returned from my unplanned sabbatical after giving up on hoping things would ever settle down again. They remain unsettled, and from time to time it intrudes on blog work.
Right now work on climate issues is interfering with work on climate issues. It seems there is too much to do … who knew?
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