OK – I ADMIT IT – I’ve been caught out by a spoof post. Tom Moriarty is actually a skeptic.
========My Original Post (funny in retrospect!)========
I went to look at uClimate an I was unprepared for this filth:
Based on this data it is obvious that it is high time that the deniers are rounded up and punished (executed?) for their greed inspired destruction of the planet.
My immediate thought was that such statements are hate-speech and depending on what else is said could construe an incitement to violence. As such I would have to report the individual to the police (if UK based).
So I went to check what else was in the article it read:
The Climate deniers are taking it on the chin again today as another independent source confirms the climate hockey stick that was first revealed by Michael Mann. It is getting harder and harder for those corporate sponsored capitalist luddites to hide the truth about runaway effects of increasing atmospheric CO2.
What could be clearer than the rapidly rising temperature seen in the blade of the hockey stick on the right side of the graph? Based on this data, it is high time that the deniers are rounded up and punished (executed?) for their greed inspired destruction of the planet. (link)
And what it is that is causing them to commit criminal acts of hatred?
Climate Insanity’s Hockey Stick
Mann’s hockey stick
And yes, they do look vaguely similar. And yes both are hockey sticls. However, there is small problem with this comparison. Mann’s is from 1000AD whilst Climate Insanity’s is from 1979. Mann’s reconstruction stops around 2000, Climate Insanity’s stops in 2014. So what happens when we compare the years that they have in common?
Mann’s Hockey Stick from 1975-2000
Mann’s hockey stick from 1975-2000
Climate Insanity’s hockey stick disappears, leaving a graph that if anything “disproves” Mann’s hockeystick**.
Indeed, all the “uptick” is post Climategate so clearly post Mann’s hockeystick.
This just shows the mindset, attitude and critical faculty we skeptics are up against.
- Zealots who jump on any evidence which they imagine supports their case
- Zealots who cannot understand something as simple as the need to compare data from the same period
- Zealots who as soon as they imagine in their deluded minds that they have “proven” us wrong, call for us to be executed.
They need psychiatric help.
Checking the “about” section I find this statement (which hardly seems credible):
Tom Moriarty is a Senior Scientist at the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory. He has extensive experience in testing photovoltaic devices of all varieties, from basic silicon to the highest efficiency multi-junction devices and newly emerging organic technologies.
He has a masters degree in Physics and previous experience in two other national laboratories, Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Additionally, he worked for several years in the Gates Rubber Company Advanced Materials Analysis Lab in Denver, Colorado.
**I’m not claiming this graph proves anything except that this zealot is a rather nasty person who is unable to understand even a very simple graph.