James Delingpole says You Know It Makes Sense
None of this in any way reflects mainstream scientific thinking on the MWP. A meta-analysis of all the articles written on the subject showed that the vast majority of experts believe that not only was the MWP widespread but that average temperatures were warmer than they are now. Why is Wikipedia so keen to suggest otherwise? Because the existence of the MWP quite massively undermines the climate alarmist case that late 20th-century temperature rises were a) anthropogenic and b) unprecedented. And unfortunately Wikipedia is policed by climate alarmists.
When I say ‘policed’ I really do mean ‘policed’. As climate sceptics like the National Post’s Lawrence Solomon have found, there’s absolutely no point in trying to shift entries like this to a more balanced position because within moments one of Wikipedia’s gang of in-house trolls will have shifted it back to the ‘correct’ ideological perspective.
One of the most assiduous correctors is a British Green party activist called William Connolley, who features in some of the Climategate emails and was a founder member of Realclimate, an alarmist website originally designed by friends of Michael Mann to pump out propaganda in support of his hockey stick. By the end of last year, Solomon reported, Connolley had created or rewritten no fewer than 5,428 Wikipedia articles.
Though Connolley has had his status as a Wikipedia ‘administrator’ revoked after he was found by a disciplinary committee to have ‘misused his administrative privileges’, he remains such an indefatigable contributor to the site’s pages — especially on anything to do with climate change — that he seems to consider it a full-time job. On 17 June, for example, he was at it, on and off, from 7.17 a.m. until 11.11 p.m., making 43 comments or edits on subjects including climate sceptic Indur Goklany, the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition and Effects of Global Warming on Australia.
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