The Watties are back to plaintively whistling for cooling. This time its “Dr.” Norman Page, and just like last time there isn’t really any point wading through the details because its all self-deluding nonsense.

But what’s funny is to realise how throw-away all this is, how it lacks any coherent theory, and how they are effectively admitting that themselves. If this actually meant anything, if it fitted together, then the new post would reference the old one. Obviously. Because the old post was valuable – wasn’t it? The new post advances the state of the art the old post represents, or perhaps provides a newer interpretation. But either way, the old post is relevant – isn’t it? And yet neither the new posts author, nor any of the commentators, think that the old post is even worth mentioning.

Its almost as though this stuff is just throwaway tabloid fodder.

Comments

  1. #1 Victor Venema
    http://variable-variability.blogspot.com
    2012/11/20

    I think the key word is: funny.

    Seeing WUWT as a comedy blog is the best way to endure it, otherwise you would get a heartburn five times a day at all the misinformation.

    I once considered making a parody of WUWT, but then realised that this is impossible.

  2. #2 bluegrue
    2012/11/20

    The “Dr.” seems to be a real Dr., in this case a PhD in Geology from Houston.

    The article is the most recent post from his blog
    http://climatesense-norpag.blogspot.com/

    As I don’t think there are too many Dr. Norman Page from Houston, Texas, I’m pretty sure that this is his linkedin profile
    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dr-norman-page/15/373/a90

    SummaryInternational oil exploration geology and management in most of the worlds most active plays and basins including Brazil, Peru, Bolivia.Columbia Venezuela.North Sea, Algeria ,Nigeria,Gabon , Ghana Egypt Syria United Staes Gulf Coast and Offshore GOM. etc etc.

    Education
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    PhD, Geology

    Why, oh why, am I not surprised that he is working in the oild industry.

  3. #3 bluegrue
    2012/11/20

    To clarify the first line of my last comment:
    Page is living in Houston, the PhD is from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

  4. #4 Marco
    2012/11/20

    Victor, you must never have seen vvattsupwiththat or denialdepot. Both are on blogspot (and no, vvatts is not spelled incorrectly!).

  5. #5 blueshift
    2012/11/20

    Since you forced me to waste time there, I figure I’ll bring back this gem.

    “However, you miss the obvious theory: “we don’t know what caused it”. This is actually what “natural variation” means. “

  6. #6 Eli Rabett
    http://rabett.blogspot.com
    2012/11/20

    When hell freezes over. Next.

  7. #7 John Mashey
    2012/11/20

    As Eli surely knows, much good work has been done on the temperature of Hell, at least as good as the work at WUWT, such as these.

  8. #8 Rattus Norvegicus
    2012/11/21

    Eli,

    As we all know the ninth circle of hell is already frozen, so it will being cooling any day now.

  9. #9 jyyh
    2012/11/21

    It’s now 332 months and counting: http://grist.org/news/if-youre-27-or-younger-youve-never-experienced-a-colder-than-average-month/
    that makes the current temperature cycle at least 664 months of duration, so the cooling will start anyday now. Lol, didn’t see you Rattus! Anyway if there are discontinuities like half of the animals dying and stopping breathing, while plants stay alive, it will start even sooner!

  10. #10 PeteB
    Glossop
    2012/11/21

    OT Sorry

    Help – I find myself agreeing with the GWPF

    http://www.thegwpf.org/dieter-helm-britains-great-gas-debate-will-change-everything/

    ‘…Government determination – the Gosplan, Soviet-style approach – looks like the way Britain is going. The results are unlikely to be good. Yet it does not have to be like this. The alternative is to take a more intelligent approach to energy policy. Low carbon is what we want, not specific technologies, and the obvious way to do this is to let the carbon price go to whatever level is necessary to meet the path to decarbonisation through to 2050, and let the market sort out how best to do this..’

    [That's fun. I agree too. How on earth have GWPF allowed that up on their site? I'm sure they like the laissez-faire bit, but the "carbon emissions are now rising at an alarming 3 parts per million (ppm) globally, up from about 2ppm in the 1990s, and the major threshold of 400ppm will soon be crossed" (my bold). Are the GWPF really alarmed about CO2 rising? -W]

  11. #11 Russell
    2012/11/21

    How can god-fearing climate deniers support the Medieval Warm Period when Dante reported that hell was frozen to its fundament in 1390 ?

    Only Black Guelphs and crypto-Ghibellines like Marc Morano support the MWP hoax!

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