A Sock Puppet’s Challenge

  OK, so, all the hoo-hah and nonsense is dying down now over Michael Tobis, an ‘actual’ climate scientist, calling me a sock puppet on Twitter. He probably still thinks I don’t exist and he’s probably still searching for my ‘dirty dozen’ nefarious aliases on line. He still wants me to post a picture so … Continue reading

Knowing—really knowing—your enemy

Alan Kendall is one of the most thoughtful, humane and deeply-educated contributors to this site. So when he rebukes me, however gently, his criticism is not to be dismissed lightly. It takes a whole blog post. Alan recently said I should temper my Manichaean Weltanschauung by getting to know—really know—our enemies, a prescription which, in … Continue reading

Red herrings in the desert

Red herrings in the desert

By Tim Hunter I grew up with David Attenborough. His programmes inspired awe, wonder and a thirst for knowledge. But now I find myself despairing every time a new programme is released as the underlying message that runs through every programme has become dogmatic and unscientific. However, I do try to watch with my 12 … Continue reading

Message to Katherine Hayhoe

Barry Woods just alerted the rest of us to this gem ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOibBy290cM In which you can see a bunch of desperate individuals issue a Message to Trump from Climate Scientists. Let’s forget for a moment that two of them (Peter Gleick and Stephan Lewandowsky) are proven liars, and concentrate on the first messenger, Katherine Hayhoe, … Continue reading

Doug McNeall on climate scicomm

Doug McNeall of the UK Met Office wrote an interesting sequence of tweets this morning starting from the perceived threat from Trump, then moving on to the strength of the climate sceptic position and how climate scientists should respond. You can see the sequence of 20 tweets here as a storify. Below is the content … Continue reading