Dana’s dummy spit

Dummy-spit Dana

Dummy-spit Dana

One half of the Un-Skeptical Pseudo-Science team, Dana Nuccitelli, has recently made a twit of himself on Twitter (appropriately enough). Nuccitelli claimed Roger Pielke Jr was “misleading” the public about tornadoes in an op-ed. Unfortunately, Pielke Jr wasn’t one of the six authors.

Rather than do what normal people would do and simply apologise for the obvious error, instead Nuccitelli dug deeper and deeper. Don’t forget that he and John Cook are two of the most rabid climate ideologues on the planet, who refuse to acknowledge that any doubt exists surrounding the strength of the “consensus”, and therefore anything that challenges it must be attacked and destroyed at all costs.

What is so telling about all this is that it reveals the underlying desperation of the alarmists to maintain the facade. No cracks can ever be revealed, no points conceded (no matter how trivial – witness the above), no contrary view left unchallenged, and most importantly, of course, no opponent un-smeared. As Roger Pielke Jr said about the whole incident:

“I do appreciate your willingness to dig in your heels and continue this display. I agree with you that those paying attention will be fully empowered to reach fair conclusions.

Thanks again for the exchange. Very educational, and not just for me.”

So very, very true.

You can read it all herehere and here.


  1. Their staring to crack up because the truth is getting told, AGW is a total con and people are waking up to that so they see their stop on the gravy train chuffing away

    • My typing is getting worse;

      They are starting to crack up because the truth is getting told, AGW is a total con and people are waking up to that so they see their spot on the gravy train chuffing away.

  2. Nuccitelli now claims – “… my initial Tweet was imprecise … (and) poorly worded.”

    Cringe-worthy stuff and oh so typical without any apology.

  3. sirboabtree says:

    The term is Cognitive Dissonance in which a person is incapable of seeing the truth because of an existing deeply held belief/conception – or words to that effect. i.e. no fool like a blind fool. If you believe you could never be wrong then you will never be able to be shown to be wrong.

  4. Dana desperately needs to take note of an old Australian proverb:

    “When you find yourself in a deep hole, seek advice from Nick Stokes”


  5. Thanks, Simon, for the photo of ‘Dummy-spit Dana’.

    It’ll serve as a warning against accepting money from Big Oil.



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