Over at ClimateAudit Steve McIntyre complains that Al Gore loving Google has dropped ClimateAudit from their search results:
I’ve noted from time to time that climateaudit.org ranked extremely high on many google searches. One of the ways to find articles here has been to simply use google. I often do it. Today when I googled “climateaudit curry”, I found no link to climateaudit.
In comments, John A blames Gavin Schmidt’s orbital mind control lasers: *[Update: John A says he was referring to Google CEO Eric Schmidt. Which is still nuts.]
Time to write a nice letter to Mr Schmidt, methinks.
Eventually McIntyre adds an update:
As noted below, we blocked robots about a month ago when we were trying various measures to keep the site from crashing and this may be the problem, although you’d think that there would still be search information from before then.
Hmmm, what does Google say?
You can instruct us not to include content from your site in our index or to remove content from your site that is currently in our index in the following ways:
- Remove your entire website or part of your website using a robots.txt file.
So Google removed ClimateAudit from the search results because ClimateAudit told them to. Will their evil never end?
Then two posts later McIntyre weighs into Schmidt for this exchange from a recent debate:
GAVIN SCHMIDT – …So any change that there might have been because of cosmic ray impacts on climate, can’t possibly have an impact on what’s been going on –
PHILIP STOTT The most famous –
GAVIN SCHMIDT — in the last changes.
PHILIP STOTT But the most famous astrophysicist working on it say that it has.
GAVIN SCHMIDT Uh, he is drunk. [LAUGHTER]
This last comment doesn’t make sense; and Schmidt cautioned that the transcript had not been checked for accuracy, but it was enough for McIntyre:
The Team has gotten used to ad hom arguments. Here is Team ad homs reduced to its lowest common denominator. The audience must have found this as repugnant as we do.
This is pretty rich coming from a man who called Schmidt “Dumb” and makes ad hominem attacks on other climate scientists as well.
Eventually McIntyre added an update to this post as well:
Schmidt has posted on another thread that he said “wrong” and not “drunk”, which, in fairness, seems a more likely thing for him to say.
(I’m not linking to McIntyre’s posts, since they delete my trackbacks and censor any comment that links to my blog.)