Archive for the Deniers Category

Watts eating Anthony

Posted in Amusements, Climate, Deniers, Reality Based on October 23, 2011 by solenadon

Apparently Anthony Watts helped fund a study on the supposed “Heat Island Effect”.  According to Watts, this effect caused questionable temperature anomolies that confused professional climatologists, among other claims.

Well, now that study is in, and as pointed out in the following link, it shows that the Heat Island effect doesn’t do what he claimed it did.  In fact, this report shows that Climate change is happening…

 

Hey Anthony: Watts up with this? | The Zingularity.

 

Anthony’s response…

I consider the paper fatally flawed as it now stands, and thus I recommend it be removed from publication consideration by JGR until such time that it can be reworked.

Sounds like sour grapes on Anthony’s part…or maybe he’s scared of losing his denier funding (speculation, of course).

An example of what could happen if creationists get in power

Posted in Climate, Creationism, Deniers, Watching the elephant, Wingnuts on October 17, 2011 by solenadon

This article points out that officials appointed by Prez candidate Rick Perry censored and modified parts of a scientific report that they didn’t agreee with.  It looks like these were censored/modified strictly for potlitical reason, not for anything based in reality.

Rick Perry officials spark revolt after doctoring environment report | Environment | The Guardian.

 

A stunningly accurate description of creationists

Posted in Amusements, Creationism, Deniers, Terry Trainor, Wingnuts on September 14, 2011 by solenadon

among others.  The following line appears particularly accurate

“The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which unskilled people make poor decisions and reach erroneous conclusions, but their incompetence denies them the metacognitive ability to recognize their mistakes.[1] The unskilled therefore suffer from illusory superiority, rating their ability as above average, much higher than it actually is, …”

I finally have an accurate description of how creationists operate.

Dunning–Kruger effect – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Its all about Science Envy – The Pandas Thumb

Posted in Creationism, Deniers on July 29, 2009 by solenadon

Keep this article in mind when faced with Climate change deniers, creationists, IDiots, and the like.

http://pandasthumb.org/archives/2009/07/its-all-about-s.html

Weather stations

Posted in Deniers on March 30, 2009 by solenadon

According to Anthony Watts Global Warming isn’t happening because of badly placed weather stations.

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/03/28/how-not-to-measure-temperature-part-86-when-in-rome-dont-do-as-the-romans-do/

I guess if we can just find some distractingly placed financial institutions our current Recession would just go away.