Roger Pielke Sr on Skeptical Science

Roger Pielke Sr

Roger Pielke Sr responds to the trashy attacks on the UAH dataset and Roy Spencer personally from the likes of our own “Eureka Prize winning” John Cook at the web site (Un-) Skeptical Science.

A few quotes:

As a result of the persistent, but incorrect (often derogatory) blog posts and media reports on the robustness of the University of Alabama MSU temperature data, I want to summarize the history of this data analysis below. John Christy and Roy Spencer lead this climate research program.

The ad hominem presentations on this subject include those from the weblog Skeptical Science who have sections titled:

“Christy Crocks” and “Spencer Slip Ups”

If this weblog intends, as they write, to contribute to

“Explaining climate change science & rebutting global warming misinformation”

they certainly have failed in this effort, with respect to the outstanding research that Christy and Spencer have accomplished.

Pielke also cautions:

Weblogs such as Skeptical Science, if they want to move the debate on the climate issues forward, need to move towards a more constructive approach.

All I can say in response to that is “don’t wait up”. Skeptical Science isn’t interested in a constructive approach to this issue, because it is an agenda-driven propaganda site. It has nothing to do with seeking scientific truth, and everything to do with advancing a pre-determined position by rubbishing and dismissing anything (and anybody) that challenges it. The last thing Skeptical Science wants to do is move the debate forward – the debate’s over.

And if you want to understand your “denialist” psychological condition, all you have to do is read one of Cook’s books on the subject. See, no agenda there, clearly!

Read it here. (h/t WUWT)


  1. It’s amazing how John Cook sets himself up as the all knowing doyen on this subject…everyone else is wrong …..aye John??

  2. It comes down to the Inadequate Education Standards that even in its simple form teaches the basic principles of Facts and Ratiocination ; ; The simple point is that the Dullards in the superstition of Pan physical surrealism of Environmentalism.
    These dullards can only attack dissenting Non believers and heretics because anything they say can be refuted without ambiguity; Facts do not lie, they do.

  3. climate science, psychology and sociology – there’s a set to draw to.

    Cards whose spots change after the call, right before your eyes.

  4. John Cooks ‘Skeptical Science’ – the anti-scientific landfill site, full of catastrophic doomsday predictions, prophecies and quatrains that even Nostradamus would be proud to call his own. A site to enlighten any apothecary or seer in the use of Jedi mind tricks against climate change deniers.

    … and who said religious cult’s had been outlawed?

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