Friday, July 30, 2010

Why does Fiona Harvey care what Myron says?

Financial Times? Well there's a useless churnalizing he-said-she-said rag.

In a short article by their Environment Correspondent, Fiona Harvey reported how international scientists had reviewed 11 different indicators and concluded that climate change was now so bad that there wasn't any room to doubt it.

It is like denying the existance of Uranium.

But the facts nonetheless remained the target of scorn for sceptics, she wrote. [You don't say!]
Myron Ebell, of the Competitive Enterprise Institute in the US, said the new report would not change people's minds. "It's clear that the scientific case for global warming alarmism is weak. The scientific case for [many of the claims] is unsound and we are finding out all the time how unsound it is."
Let's be clear about this. Nothing is going to change Myron Ebell's mind. Not even if Saint Agnes descended from heaven, smacked him across his jaw, and revealed him a vision of his great grand children dying like flies on a parched sun-blasted wasteland.

Myron doesn't care about the future, because he believes that God and the almighty dollar will sort everything out, no matter what anyone says. His brain is hollow. His heart is a rotten tomato. His feet are dead tar-soaked albatross bodies. He's gone. The locus of evil now lies with those who pay him, and those who print what he has to say in the public press.

James Hogan of the Desmogblog picked up on this:
Even this new Financial Times article about climate scientists confirming the unequivocal certainty that manmade emissions are warming the globe features multiple quotes from climate skeptics and deniers, including Pat Michaels and Myron Ebell of the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

Why bother to quote the skeptics here in an article about hard scientific evidence? It is their Climategate story that has been thoroughly debunked, not the science. If there is any lesson that came out of Climategate, it is that climate skeptics should be ignored, not continuously quoted.

The deniers' golden egg -- Climategate -- has been proven false. Yet they cling to the myth regardless.

Doesn't that tell us plenty about their "expertise" and motivations?


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