There has been a reply to our recent article WARNING! New Site set up as an iphone app to put down "Climate Realists"
from The Guardian by Leo Hickman iPhone app pitches climate change science against scepticism
Leo had this to say......and we have highlighted what we consider to be the skewed logic of a AGW supporter in bold green.
Deniers queue up to lambast Skeptical Science application developed by solar physicist John Cook. Now there's a surprisep
I'm not sure this is going to quell the climate wars raging at present, but it's an interesting development nonetheless. An Australian solar physicist called John Cook, who runs the popular Skeptical Science website, has developed an app which "lets you use an iPhone or iPod to view the entire list of skeptic arguments as well as (more importantly) what the science says on each argument". So the next time you're caught at the fag end of a wedding reception in an interminable one-way conversation with a reactionary uncle who's boring on about how "the climate's always changed", just switch on this app, hand them your iPhone, and proceed to the bar.
In reality, of course, this is hardly likely to win round any sceptic, least of all your worse-for-wear uncle who, with or without the evidence presented to him by this app, will still continue to swear blind that climate change is a fiction made up by a clandestine world government-in-waiting because he's read about it all on his favourite blog, which just so happens to be frequented by an army of other reactionary uncles. One suspects this app will only act to increase the polarisation between the two sides of this "debate". (Still think a debate's going on? When was the last time you heard someone from either side say, "Thank you for this information. Actually, I'd never thought of it like that before. I'm now prepared to change my mind on climate change.")
Leo has put forward his skewed logic to his readers that "science is on HIS side" and therefore what he has to say counts and what we have to say is not worth repeating.
We only have to go back a month or so to see a similar situation.....The following article from Lord Monckton had also this in mind...to Fred Pearce...
Reply To Article from Lord Monckton: The climate change sceptic's Q&A by Fred Pearce of the New Scientist
Many thanks to Lord Monckton for the reply to You Could Not Make It Up
: The climate change sceptic's Q&A by Fred Pearce of the New Scientist.... I made the following comment at the time......This is what I call plain stupid, we have an AGW supporter giving answers on our behalf. No wonder the public are confused about what is going on, why not have a Climate Realists giving answers to questions for AGW!
Knocking down the extremists who set up straw men
The Daily Telegraph, on 8 December 2009, produced what it called the “Climate Skeptic’s Q&A”, a piece written by Fred Pearce, a long-standing environmental extremist campaigner on the climate question. There was no attempt in the piece to produce balanced or scientifically-accurate answers. A reader has sent the “Q&A” to us and has asked us to put matters to rights. Mr. Pearce’s “straw-man” questions are in bold face; his answers are in italics, and my comments are in Roman face.
to read FULL reply from Lord Monckton