In Twitterland, you get to see Human Nature, red in both tooth and varnished fingernail. So I thought I would post this brief, timely reminder that naked sexism, as manifest in the Naked Ape, is still alive and well – and it cuts both ways.
Firstly, a familiar figure – Sarah Myhre, meteorologist Cliff Mass’s one time nemesis, who ironically pops up to defend him (albeit in a roundabout fashion) from the mild criticism of a fellow meteorologist who disagrees that CO2 is the climate control knob. Cliff posted this link to his article:
In reply, Craig Woods tweeted:
Cue, Sarah Myhre:
To which Craig replied, quite rightly:
Sarah Myhre is well known for her outspoken feminist opinions and abrasive climate activism, whilst claiming that she has science on her side. Bizarrely, she still garners much support from her climate scientist colleagues.
As an antidote to Myhre’s extreme feminism, I came across this from climate scientist Friederike Otto on Twitter today:
Which is a disgrace really, in this day and age, especially considering that it happened to a respected and well known female scientist at a UN IPCC WG1 lead author meeting where, of all venues, you might expect at least gender parity to prevail, if not a distinctly positive bias in favour of women to be apparent.
Funny old world we live in, still full of glaring contradictions.