Climate Depot’s News Round Up on Black List: ‘Stasi-esque’ — Inquisition Has Begun! Warmists’ ‘Black List’ Shame: ‘So many errors of data’


By: - Climate DepotJune 22, 2010 6:30 PM

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‘Black List’ Shame: ‘So many errors of data…mistakes regarding backgrounds, employment and specializations of scientists on the lists’

Pielke Jr.: A New Black List: ‘May very well mark a new low point in the pathological politicization of climate science’ — ‘There are good guys and there are bad guys, and to tell them apart, it is important to have a list. A black list’

Inquisition Has Begun! Joe Romm already using Black List ‘to dismiss scientists as unfit for participation in climate debate’ (jromm@americanprogress.org) — Romm: ‘It is time for the media to stop listening to, quoting, and enabling the anti-scientist disinformers’

Authors of Black List Challenged on ‘data selection, methodology and analysis of this paper’ — ‘How should a person listed as one of 20 co-authors on 10 papers be weighted against someone listed as one of 2 authors on 10 papers be accounted for when assessing expertise?

‘Does participating in the IPCC help people make connections and help grease the wheels when submitting papers and going through peer review?’

Warmists Even Upset at Shoddy Paper! Not Peer-Reviewed? Judith Curry ‘My first comment about the paper is that I suspect it was not peer reviewed’ — Real Climate’s Eric Steig says he is appalled by (‘Black List’) paper’

UN IPCC Scientist Slams Black List for Inaccuracy! ‘I Demand a Recount! ‘I was surprised to find out that they think I’m Canadian (I’m not), that I still work at the Fraser Institute (I don’t)’ ‘and that I have only published four—count’ em, four!—publications on climate change! — ‘The researchers didn’t feel the need to do much diligence when looking for publications of the sampled population. In my case, they probed Google Scholar searching for ‘K. Green.’ As I’ve virtually never published under ‘K. Green’

Black List challenged: ‘Does Google Scholar really limit itself to scholars? No. Search ‘Al Gore’ and you will find some 33,200 hits, almost 10 times as many as by searching ‘James Hansen’ — ‘Neither does Google Scholar limit itself to ‘just the scientific literature.’ Google Scholar finds articles in newspapers and magazines around the world: 113,000 in the New York Times, 22,000 in Economist, 21,000 in Le Monde, 16,000 in The Guardian’

Czech Physicist: Heretics are successfully suppressed by AGW cult — ‘Climate heretics less enthusiastically worshiped by AGW cult than AGW cultists! What a surprise’ — ‘Is that really hard to understand that if someone writes 120 papers of garbage, it’s still garbage? And if someone else is being intimidated, censored, and blackmailed, it doesn’t prove that he’s wrong?’ — Climategate & IPCC’s Phil Jones: ‘I will keep [skeptical studies] out somehow – even if we have to redefine what the peer-review literature is’

Questions for authors: ‘Does criticizing IPCC make it harder to get papers published? If yes, is number of differences in paper counts due to this effect rather than any true expertise?’

Flashback Nov. 2009: UN IPCC’s Eduardo Zorita criticizes IPCC: ‘By writing these lines I will just probably achieve that a few of my future studies will, again, not see the light of publication’

Meet the ‘Black List’ author, Jim Prall (jim.prall@utoronto.ca)

UK Telegraph: ‘Climate change skeptics have smaller members, uglier wives, dumber kids’ says new study made up by warmists — ‘Unconvinced’ (skeptical) scientists were deliberately shut out of the peer-review process by the ‘convinced’ ones’

Black List: University professor: I was told to ‘think carefully about testifying for the Republicans because my career could suffer’

Climatologist Roy Spencer: The Global Warming Inquisition Has Begun — ‘The vast majority of [studies used as criteria for black list] simply assumed global warming was manmade’ — ‘Not surprisingly, the study finds that skeptical scientists have fewer publications than the marching army of scientists who have been paid hundreds of millions of dollars over the last 20 years to find every potential connection between fossil fuel use and changes in nature’

Spencer: ‘Anthropogenic climate change has become a scientific faith. The fact that very first sentence in PNAS article uses phrase ‘tenets of anthropogenic climate change’ hints at this’ — ‘Since the term ‘tenet’ is most often used when referring to religious doctrine, or beliefs which cannot be proved to be true’

Spencer: ‘The fact that one of the 5 phrases attached to new PNAS study is ‘climate denier’ means that such divisive rhetoric is now part of our mainstream scientific lexicon by NAS’ — ‘Surely, equating a belief in natural climate change to the belief that the Holocaust slaughter of millions of Jews and others by the Nazis never occurred is a new low for science as a discipline’

Climatologist Pielke Sr.: ‘This paper is yet another example of the attempt to marginalize and ‘bin’ scientists who differ from the IPCC perspective’ — ‘The Anderegg et al paper is another in a set of advocacy articles in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. This paper illustrates more generally how far we have gone from the appropriate scientific process’

Black list a black day for science: ‘Just when you think things can’t sink any lower, National Academy of Sciences has now published a list compiled by a non-academic weblogger’ — ‘Stephen Schneider lent his name to this travesty. It’s no longer enough to quote from the McCarthy hearings (At long last, Senator, have you no decency?). Does anyone here have any sense of shame?’

‘Black List’: ‘A stasi-esque master list of skeptical scientists and bloggers, with ratings put together by a ‘scientist’ that rants against the very people he rates on his blog’

‘Elitist’ Warmist Naomi Oreskes declares dissenters of UN IPCC climate view are ‘not very productive researchers’ (noreskes@ucsd.edu) — Oreskes: ‘Those who don’t agree, are, unfortunately—and this is hard to say without sounding elitist–mostly either not actually climate researchers or not very productive researchers’

Exposed: UN IPCC bigwig Susan Solomon caught banning skeptics in 2006! ‘They should not be invited to take the podium as speakers or panelists…’ ‘…because that is simply not an appropriate representation of the state of understanding and uncertainty. The public has been confused enough’

Climatologist John Christy: ‘We are being ‘black‑listed’, as best I can tell, by our colleagues’ — Climatologist Pat Michaels: The paper’s conclusions are a self-fulfilling prophecy’

Black List Paper: Warmist Judith Curry: ‘This is a completely unconvincing analysis’ — Pielke Jr.: ‘By putting scientists into two categories which do not reflect the subtleties of the debate, … this paper simply reinforces the pathological politicization of climate science in policy debate’ — ‘So you are a ‘climate skeptic’ if you have a certain view on climate policy? Bizarre’

Money, Money, Money! NASA Warming Scientist Hansen continues to receive large cash awards! Slurped up $550,000 and $100,000 prize for warming activism