Global Warming Hoax Weekly Round-Up, Oct. 20th 2011

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Part One: Hippie of the Week

This week’s winner of the coveted HOTW award is the first to snatch victory for not one, but two distinct acts of hippiedom. Peter Gleick of the Pacific Institute has won for an article published in Forbes and for acting like a dolt on Amazon. Future contenders note, doubling down on stupid works.

Peter Gleik

First, the Forbes piece, which Gleick addresses to ‘the few’ climate deniers left:

OK, you have fought hard to deny or challenge the realities of climate change, perhaps because you are afraid of the policies that might have to be put in place; or are afraid of the possibilities of increased government intervention; or you don’t think it will be that bad; or you think it will be too expensive to do anything about; or you don’t understand the science; or you don’t trust scientists, including, by the way, every national academy of sciences and every professional scientific organization in the geosciences…

Gleick’s piece is mostly tongue-in-cheek about global warmingmaking chocolate extinct, or something, and Gleick loves him some candy. That and the CEO of the Pacific Institute hopes that scaring the sweet-toothed will help prop up the collapsing global warming industry.

Which is a nice segue to Glick’s other achievement, an ignorant review of Donna Laframboise’s expose of the IPCC. Gleick clearly didn’t read the book, but felt qualified to trash it anyway:

Are you already convinced that climate change is false? Then you don’t need this book, since there is nothing new in it for you. If you respect science, then you ALSO don’t need this book, since there’s no science in it, and lots of pseudo-science and misrepresentations of science. See, especially, the section trying to discredit the “hockey stick” — long a bugaboo of the anti-climate change crowd. Seven independent scientific commissions and studies have separately verified it, but you won’t find out about that in this book.

Other reviewers note that you will find science in it, and lots of references to back up claims that the IPCC is hopelessly inept and corrupt.

Gleick must be surprised to see people push back on his nasty review, after all, that kind of thing never happens in the echo chamber of the global warming elite. The usual warmist MO is: 1)state your firm belief, 2) sneer and discredit opposing views,  3) profit.

Gleick didn’t need to read Laframboise’s work because he already had his mind made up. Just like he does with the science. Because the science is settled, and SHUT UP.

Part Two: Warmists & Alarmists

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