A brief break from bashing my own side, to point up the stupidies of the Evil Ones, to prove that I haven’t Gone Over myself. Its not terribly entertaining, as we replace issues of judgement and representation with lying, but needs to be done on occaision.
So, from my own comments (heavens! is there no censorship in this world?) we have: Steven Milloy at Fox News points out that if you take GORE’s movie, and remove the 9 proved false statements, and also correct Gore’s false statement that 2005 was the hottest year on record (1934 was)…. Well, no. 1934 wasn’t, as a fairly cursory look at the t rec will confirm. But in fact Milloy isn’t quite guilty of this – he is only guilty of writing the grossly misleading “Gore also says in the film that 2005 is the hottest year on record. But NASA data actually show that 1934 was the hottest year on record in the U.S. — 2005 is not even in the top 10.” and leaving his accolytes to their inevitable misreading. And of course, as everyone by now has said ad nauseam, the judge didn’t find 9 things proved false.
But mostly I was going to write about David Bellamy, who has popped up to spout tosh again (in a little reminder to me of where the important things in this life lie, when I searched the Times site for this article, it insisted on telling me lots of things about some footballer, when I just searched on “Bellamy”). I’m not quite sure why the Times printed it, because its a mish-mash of the usual nonsense: global cooling; that the hockey stick disappeared from IPCC ar4; the astonishing discovery that “year-to-year oscillations [in temperature] are totally unrelated to CO2 change”; space to mention Shultes odd offering but no space to mention it got rejected, even by E&E; and so on and so forth. Errm, like I said, bashing the Dark Side isn’t very interesting.