Wednesday, June 12, 2013


Who can Heartland turn to to deny that 97% of climate scientists agree on AGW, when 97% of its erstwhile climate experts turn out not to be climate scientists?

Here's a sample of their lineup.

1. Jay Lehr Ph.D.

Heartland Institute Science Director who speaks with great authority in denouncing climate science as a fraud and hotbed of criminal mischief, having himself been convicted and jailed for defrauding the EPA of $200,000 of the taxpayer's money, which led to the unicyle and Unabomber expert being defrocked as Director of the American Water Well Association. Lehr's wellwishers include

2. 'Chief Hydrologist'
Civil engineer and Simpson's fan whose WUWT screen handle celebrates Sideshow Bob's younger brother, whose segue from hydrologist to criminal mastermind recalls the Heartland Science Director's career trajectory. 

3. Oliver K. Manuel 
NASA dropout & author of the “Iron Sun” cold fusion thesis, whose Heartland conference presence has been somewhat reduced by his present house arrest for child molestation

4. Doug Cotton 
Monomaniac whose unique non-GHG-based theory of the Earth’s elevated temperature other wannabe Newtons can peruse at Prinicipia Scientific International.  

5.  Stefan “The Denier” Mikitch
Australian gulag survivor who denies the geochemical cycle of carbon on the grounds that methane must stay underground , because its moleculr weight is heavier than that of  nitrogen or oxygen. His 'METHANEGATE' website advocates the imprisonment of those who disagree with him.

6.William Hunt's book, ‘ Global Warming Challenged won WUWT endorsement until Anthony Watts actually read it and discovered Hunt's claim that :
Prior to the Little Ice Age, most of the areas where today’s core samples are taken, were not covered with ice. The ice that scientists have stated is hundreds of thousands of years old can be no more than a maximum of 650 years in age“ 

7. Harry Dale Huffman
Gained anti-Greenhouse moonbat status by trying to disprove the effect by eliding data from the planet Venus with terrestrial adiabats, and suggesting aliens altered the shape of the Australian continent to resemble an upside-down sheepdog. 

8. Girma Orssengo
Obsessive programmer who endlessly reposts a single graph that uses data scale compression to render the last 150 years of global warming invisible

9. Tony (climatereason) Brown
Believes qualitative anecdotes superior to quantitative statistics , and points to renaissance paintings of winter scenes as evidence of modern warming being natural.

10. David Postma
Claims radiative energy balance models are wrong because a factor of ½ was omitted from one printing of the basic computer code in 2003. Never mind the corrigendum- it’s part of the cover up too.

 11. Arno Arrack
 Self published author of  What Warming?” whose forward whines about its content’s rejection by Nature and Science while citing the good and great Trofim Lysenko in support of his work.

12. Nasif Nahle 
Claims reconstruction of Whewell & Arrennius’ Victorian lab gear provides laboratory proof that CO2 is not a greenhouse gas.

13. Herman Alexander Pope
Retired NASA scientist and epigrammatic bore:
“When the Arctic is liquid, Earth is cooling
When the Arctic is ice, Earth is warming
This is the Thermostat of Earth”

Prefigures Roy Spencer's insistance that excess CO2 in the atmosphere cannot come from human activity

14. Joachim Seifert                                  
Barely intelligible eastern European crank whose secret theory of climate change may or may not  relate to solar variations.

If you really want to find out you must purchase his pamphlet in the original German from Amazon. ISBN number, 978-3-86805-604-4  $50 a pop.

15. The Sky Dragons
Consensus-denying editorial collective indisposed to believe in electromagnetic radiation theory in general and radiative equilibrium in particular. 
Claes Johnson stirs the pseudoscience pot while pseudo-lawyer, John O’Sullivan markets  the Dragon's self-published book, one so gonzo that even Watts eventually figured out he was being conned.
16. Mike Haseler
Highly original Scottish author of the theory that photons are an elitist hoax:
“Over time I realised that:

1. There is no need for the idea of a “photon”.

2. That none of the raw evidence requires “photons”.

3. That the wave-particle theory of light is anti-scientific in the sense that it is impossible to disprove it “

17. Nicola Scafetta
Duke physicist who asks:
 “Does the Sun work as a nuclear fusion amplifier of planetary tidal forcing? A proposal for a physical mechanism based on the mass-luminosity relation”.
No, Nicola, it really, really does not.

18. Bob Tisdale
Data analyst who thinks, ENSO and sea level pressure can explain the warming of OHC, (ocean heat content) but somehow can’t explain how to the long suffering referees of the A, B, C, D, E , F, G, H and I -list journals that have serially rejected his submissions. 

19. Myrrh
Ane Austraelian who ridiculeth ye Climate-Philosophers in ane feeble parodie of ye thyrd  Personne of  Olde English:

So first Myrrh is saying that the greenhouse gases water/carbon dioxide cool the Earth by taking away the heat from the surface of the Earth through the Water Cycle and it is this cycle which has been expunged from the AGW world to pretend that greenhouse gases warm the Earth...

May be a Poe.

20. Spartacusisfree (aka  mydogsgotnonose , aka AlecM )
Engineer with a sock puppet problem who claims that the radiative properties of CO2 don’t apply to the atmosphere:

There is absolutely no experimental proof of any CO2…I became a ‘denier’ after I concluded there were 5 errors in IPCC physics.

I may be mad, bad and deluded, but I want a second option because I’m a scientist who believes no-one.”
In the interest of relative brevity some excellent fishing guides turned amateur climate scientists have been omitted. They can be found at WUWT  telling readers to boycott the heroic bloggers who have run lists of fisks such as this out to four score and N-- .