Told you so
Mar 13, 2014
Bishop Hill in Climate: Sceptics, Greens

When The Conversation started up its UK edition, I pointed out that it was no more than a campaigning rag for superannuated teen-revolutionaries, funded almost entirely by the taxpayer.

By way of proving my point, take a look at today's offering from Lawrence Torcello, a professor of Philosophy at Rochester, in which our learned author cites the fake Gleick Heartland memo without apparently batting an eyelid.

A mistake? Perhaps so, but then take a look at another article today, by Rod Lamberts, the pschologist who runs the Australian National Centre for Public Awareness of Science.

There’s no profit in trying to change the position of deniers. Their values and motivations are fundamentally different to those of us who listen to what the weight of scientific evidence tell us. So forget them.

Forget the Moncktonites, disregard the Boltists, and snub the Abbottsians.

Now I have sat next to Monckton when he has explained that everyone agrees that carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas. By way of confirmation, here is an article from the Telegraph, which quotes him as follows:

Yes, there is a greenhouse effect. Yes, CO2 contributes to it. Yes, it causes warming. Yes, we emit CO2. Yes, warming will result. But not a lot

So it is fair to say that Mr Lamberts has made up the bit about Moncktonian deniers. It seems that the Australian National University wants science communication to involve misinforming as many people as possible.

As for The Conversation, I rest my case.

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