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Wednesday
Sep172014

AskDrMann

Michael Mann is having a Twitter Q&A under the #askdrmann hashtag. Do take a look at it. Some of them are really quite amusing.

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Would not waste my time.

Sep 17, 2014 at 9:59 PM | Unregistered Commenterhunter

I've put some weedkiller and fertilizer on the lawn that needs watering in.

Sep 17, 2014 at 10:33 PM | Unregistered Commentermichael hart

He's such an easy target to hit that it doesn't feel sporting to say anything.

Sep 17, 2014 at 10:43 PM | Registered CommenterMikeHaseler

When it came to the facts he would be a denier.

Sep 17, 2014 at 10:55 PM | Unregistered CommenterGraeme No.3

DOES ANYONE CARE

Sep 17, 2014 at 11:00 PM | Registered Commenteromnologos

Ermahgerd - grobah werming and ruffled feathers!

Sep 17, 2014 at 11:15 PM | Unregistered CommenterZT

And Russell once again begs for attention at his sleepy little faux corner of the web.

Even Yahoo Message Board policy frowns on spoofing addresses and "handles", but I guess that's all the poor man can manage...

Sep 17, 2014 at 11:24 PM | Unregistered CommenterJohn M

Nearly as hilarious, Monbiot has a twitter spat with someone called Jay Rayner:

http://order-order.com/2014/09/17/media-bitch-fight-of-the-week-rayner-batters-monbiot/

Sep 17, 2014 at 11:27 PM | Unregistered CommenterJack Cowper

I can't, I deny twitter.

Sep 18, 2014 at 12:27 AM | Unregistered CommenterAthelstan.

I don't do twitter but that graph and many of the comments are amusing, e.g.

Joe Triscari ‏@a_ffine_scheme 14 mins
#AskDrMann What fraction of climate scientists understand the risks of extrapolation? Is it more or less than 97%?

Joe Triscari ‏@a_ffine_scheme 10 mins
#AskDrMann If the medieval warm period didn't happen, who put all those medieval items in Greenland's permafrost?

Bob Owens ‏@bob_owens 2 hrs
How does it feel to be discredited? #AskDrMann

Sep 18, 2014 at 12:54 AM | Registered Commenterlapogus

Ouch. That hastag is going to leave a mark.

But it made my day.

Sep 18, 2014 at 1:30 AM | Unregistered CommenterLes Johnson

VVhat a pusilanimous thing to say !

Sep 18, 2014 at 1:41 AM | Unregistered CommenterRussell

Is Russell one of Michael's sock puppets?
Let's see if there are similarities between Mikey and Russell:
Reactionary? yep
Dodging the issues? yep
Seeks to reduce the intelligence of his readers? yep
No demonstrated critical thinking skills? You betcha
Pushing apocalyptic claptrap? absolutely
Russell is either copying Michael really well or....

Sep 18, 2014 at 2:17 AM | Unregistered Commenterhunter

wow, Russell shows up to pimp his worthless, mendacious blog and to spout his word-of-the-day, "pusillanimous."

Let's show how his new favorite word works in a sentence (btw, Russell, two "l"s in "pusillanimous"):

Russell is some nasty, pusillanimous guy who posts scurrilous nonsense on his obscure little blog.

Sep 18, 2014 at 2:30 AM | Registered CommenterSkiphil

Is Mann really a Dr.?

I thought he was one of the Mister Menn....

Sep 18, 2014 at 2:57 AM | Unregistered CommenterRick Bradford

Russell had to use pusilanimous, since the much more popular pusillanimous was already taken.

Sep 18, 2014 at 4:06 AM | Unregistered CommenterJohn M

#EarthToPlanetMann

Sep 18, 2014 at 5:02 AM | Unregistered CommenterBrute

@ Lapogus

thanks for the link to that graph ... hilarious !

Sep 18, 2014 at 6:26 AM | Unregistered Commenterducdorleans

Comment of the day connected to this story is a tweet from Paul E in regard to Bob Wards handle - @ret_ward........."It is unquestionably churlish, yet inevitable, to think that perhaps the _w characters in @ret_ward's handle are superfluous."

Quote of the day

Sep 18, 2014 at 8:45 AM | Unregistered CommenterDave L

The interesting thing, selfawareness-wise, is that he and his employer Penn State thought that this would be a good idea. The result was, of course, 97% ridicule.

OT Bish is reporting problems accessing his own site this morning.

Sep 18, 2014 at 9:10 AM | Registered CommenterPaul Matthews

Ref. the sock puppet's spelling skills: Great way to start the day.
Thanks, tool.

Sep 18, 2014 at 9:12 AM | Unregistered Commenterhunter

I particularly liked the narcissism of this:
'The more underhanded & malicious the attacks, the more it tells me the message I'm providing must be important.'
Let me quote Carl Sagan here to expose Mann's fallacious reasoning:
'They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.'

Sep 18, 2014 at 9:13 AM | Unregistered CommenterAynsley Kellow

I particularly liked the narcissism of this:
'The more underhanded & malicious the attacks, the more it tells me the message I'm providing must be important.'
Let me quote Carl Sagan here to expose Mann's fallacious reasoning:
'They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.'

Sep 18, 2014 at 9:15 AM | Unregistered CommenterAynsley Kellow

Russell

"pusilanimous"

If you're going to use long words, it helps if you can spell them.

Sep 18, 2014 at 9:59 AM | Registered Commenterjamesp

Mark Steyn reports on #AskDrMann, The Barbra Streisand Effect on Steroids, also helpfully explaining what the First Amendment is for the benefit of Bob Ward.

Sep 18, 2014 at 10:02 AM | Registered CommenterPaul Matthews

Steyn has also coined the hashtag #AskDrBlock

Sep 18, 2014 at 11:12 AM | Registered CommenterRichard Drake

It was a bad day all round for the anti-scientists. Not only did Mann score lots of own goals with his ludicrous attempt to communicate but our old friend ATTP threw in the towel. I would provide a link but frankly you wouldn't thank me. He is not blogging for an unspecified period of time.

Expect more joy riders on SS Climate Change to quietly slip off into the night as the earth refuses to respond to all that manmade CO2 that I am neutralising without raising a sweat.

Sep 18, 2014 at 12:01 PM | Unregistered CommenterH2O: the miracle molecule

@ Lapogus

I hope you've not spliced real data to proxy data... :-)

Sep 18, 2014 at 12:44 PM | Unregistered CommenterDaveS

Awwwww - bless..... Its like shooting fish in a barrel....

Sep 18, 2014 at 1:12 PM | Unregistered Commentersherlock1

Pusillanimous Rex?

Sep 18, 2014 at 3:49 PM | Unregistered Commenteramoorhouse

"Steyn has also coined the hashtag #AskDrBlock"

Sep 18, 2014 at 11:12 AM | Richard Drake


That's absolutely hilarious!

Sep 18, 2014 at 3:54 PM | Unregistered Commenter_Jim

This has got to be a ploy by Mann's lawyers to flush out the difficult questions ahead of the trial hasn't it?

Nobody could be that stupid otherwise could they...could they?

Following the Climate Debate has really become the funniest thing around: Gleickgate, Turney's Ship of Fools, Lewandowsky's preposterous antics, Met Office predictions, Cook's 97%, many, many more... and now #AskDrMann.

I can't remember what I used to do for entertainment before this kicked off.

If it wasn't so damned serious in policy terms...

Sep 18, 2014 at 6:36 PM | Registered CommenterSimonW

OK, it's funny.

Sep 19, 2014 at 11:12 AM | Unregistered CommenterWill Nitschke

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