Mike the Mad Biologist

But he’s not willing to let the rest of us know what this vital information is:

So we called Barnes and asked him what he was referring to.

At first, he cited the fact that it’s been cold lately.

Perhaps sensing this was less than convincing, Barnes then asserted that there had been a “cooling spell” in recent years. “Haven’t you noticed?” he asked.

Asked for firmer evidence of such cooling, Barnes demurred, telling TPMmuckraker he was too busy to track it down.

We pressed Barnes again: surely he could tell us where he had found this vital new information, which could upend the current debate over how to address global warming.

In response, Barnes said only that he knew where he had found it, but would not tell us, apparently as a matter of principle. “I’m not going to do your research for you,” he eventually said, before hurriedly ending the call.

What an idiot. Actually, the word is liar.

Comments

  1. #1 Umlud
    February 12, 2009

    Australians should call Barnes up and ask him to show how it’s actually getting cooler.

  2. #2 _Arthur
    February 12, 2009

    Denialists claim “global cooling”, since recent years have not topped 1998 record.

    If so, there have been half a dozen stretches of “global cooling” in the past 100 years, and nevertheless the temperature has gone up and up (and up and up and up).

  3. #3 zombie_bot
    February 12, 2009

    dunt panic evrybudy

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