A Few Things Ill Considered

CCW – Birth of a Climate Crock

From the “Climate Crock of the Week” videos:

For your viewing and discussing pleasures…

Comments

  1. #1 Ben Lawson
    November 10, 2009

    Sigh. Michael Coren was an acquaintance of mine a number of years ago. He’s a very intelligent man with a number of substantial literary biographies to his name. However he also has a rather towering ego and a dilettante’s delight in controversy.

    I think there are quite a few denialists out there that, like him, love the attention and the fact-free “intellectual combat”. I’m afraid that it’s not going to wear well though…

  2. #2 Deep Climate
    November 11, 2009

    One of the best CCWs ever, IMHO.

    Here is CCW auteur Peter Sinclair’s accompanying commentary (as seen at Desmogblog and elsewhere)

    http://www.desmogblog.com/climate-denial-crock-weekbirth-crock

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    The observation that natural climate variability exists is not a new one.

    Early in September 2009, at a gathering of experts on global climate change, one of the world’s most respected and experienced climate modelers, Mojib Latif, made some observations on climate, media and human nature.

    The message seemed clear- natural variations in the long term warming might be misinterpreted by the media. out of ignorance, or malice.

    Climate deniers were quick to take Latif’s remarks, and begin doing exactly that.

    You can listen to Latif’s original remarks, here, by clicking on the recording titled “Advancing climate prediction science”.
    http://www.wmo.int/wcc3/rec_audios_en.html

    Original powerpoint is here:
    http://www.wmo.int/wcc3/sessionsdb/documents/PS3_Latif.pdf

    Analysis is here:

    Anatomy of a Lie
    http://deepclimate.org/2009/10/02/anatomy-of-a-lie-how-morano-and-gunter-spun-latif-out-of-contro/

    Key Excerpts
    http://deepclimate.org/2009/10/02/key-excerpts-from-mojib-latifs-wcc-presentation/

  3. #3 pough
    November 11, 2009

    It takes balls to lie so blatantly in a day and age when it’s so easy to look this stuff up. The first thing I did when I heard about this story (via the Gunter article shown in the video) was search to see if I could find out what Latif actually said. I found it within a few seconds and was blown away by just how dishonest Gunter was. Either that or he was relying entirely on someone else who was a big fat liar.

  4. #4 Chris S.
    November 12, 2009

    To see this crock in action see the following from the “The Hockey Stick is Broken” post:

    “Yet last week in Geneva, at the UN’s World Climate Conference — an annual gathering of the so-called “scientific consensus” on man-made climate change — Latif conceded the Earth has not warmed for nearly a decade and that we are likely entering “one or even two decades during which temperatures cool.”"

    - crakar, Sept 22nd 2009

  5. #5 skip
    November 12, 2009

    Ha ha.

    Yeah Chris I finally watched this (I dread Youtube on my sluggish 14th century laptop at home) but I was thinking exactly the same thing–where’s Crakar when you need him?

    He so perfectly pitched Coby that softball about Latif . . .

    Its almost as if the guy was a plant: He was just an AGW believer tossing nonsense so you guys could shred it.

    Skip

  6. #6 skibs
    November 13, 2009

    excellent video. thanks for posting it we need to get thing seen by as many people as possible.