Here we are, with the unlimited resources of the Fossil Fuel Lobby, and we haven’t even noticed (at least, I hadn’t) what Professor Lewandowsky has been up to: (apologies to anyone who may have already blogged on this)
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Why weren’t we paying attention? Because we’re not sufficiently conspiratorial, that’s why. Five years ago, at the height of Lewandowsky’s notoriety, I was part of a conspiratorial discussion about bringing him down, conducted by an ad hoc committee of scientists and citizens fed up about being lied about. Lots of highly influential individuals were willing to lend a hand to a collective effort, but no-one was ready to start the ball rolling.
A year ago, following his consecration as coauthor of an article for the Oxford University Press Encyclopaedia of Climate Science, I discussed “doing something” with a colleague, but opted out due to the hard work involved. It’s boring work, countering charlatanism. I did nothing, and now Lewandowsky, cited on Obama’s twitter feed, witness to a parliamentary committee, author of an authoritative encyclopaedia article for the Oxford University Press, is an internationally recognised authority on – false news.
The pigs resemble more and more the humans. The psychologists have taken over the asylum.
you can still read a half dozen articles in which Lewandowsky whinges about the retraction of “Fury” article by New Frontiers here:
and about nine improvised articles responding to criticisms of his original “Moon Hoax” article here:
But you can’t read the comments, (over a thousand, I believe), which discuss Lewandowsky’s ideas directly with Lewandowsky. Because, according to Lewandowsky, “technical difficulties” (on a site designed by one John Cook) make it “prohibitively time consuming” to reproduce the opinions of those who might disagree with professor Lewandowsky’s views of how to shape tomorrow’s world.
Has anyone conserved the original threads? It could be handy, if I, or someone else finally gets it together and reveals Lewandowsky for the nasty little lying shit of a Royal Society funded charlatan that he is.
How did Orwell define fascism again? as an “unresolvable technical difficulty” which made it “prohibitively time consuming” to publish contrary opinions – ever.