“Real Science” Censorship – Episode 2

After having a brush with the “Real Science” censor last month I’ve really gone and done it now. Steven Goddard’s blog has been badmouthing Al Gore recently. I’m afraid I couldn’t let that slight on Al’s predictive abilities go unchallenged. Steve evidently didn’t care for my suggestion that he “is fond of poetic license”, so my alter ego is “now spam” there too:

I’ve cut out much of the gratuitous abuse in the ensuing conversation, but you can peruse an archived version if you so desire. Note amongst other things that Al Gore never mentioned “16 foot thick ice in the Beaufort Sea”. Here are the expurgated highlights:

Them:

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Al Gore says that the 16 foot thick ice in the Beaufort Sea will all melt in the next few weeks.

http://www.examiner.com/article/gore-arctic-ocean-ice-free-as-early-as-2014

Us:

“Some of the models suggest that there is a 75 percent chance that the entire north polar ice cap during some of the summer months will be completely ice-free within the next five to seven years,” Gore said in 2009.

There’s still plenty of time left for some of the models to be proved 75% correct!

 

Them:

“Some models suggest.” I love that – so very scientific. Some do, others don’t.

 

Us:

I realise Steve is fond of poetic license, but my point is that in the article Steve references Al Gore did not “predict an ice free Arctic in 2014″. He didn’t even “predict an ice free Arctic by 2016 at the latest”

 

Them:

I have warned you numerous times about lying about me. This is your last warning
http://www.examiner.com/article/gore-arctic-ocean-ice-free-as-early-as-2014

 

Us:

Steve – My Gore quote from April 15, 2014 at 10:41 am is cut/pasted from the article you just linked to. Here’s another quote from the same article, presumably a journalist’s interpretation of Gore’s words:
“Today at the U.N. climate conference in Copenhagen, Al Gore said there is new computer modeling that suggests the Arctic Ocean may be nearly ice-free in the summertime as early as 2014.”

 

Them:

“Some of the models suggest that there is a 75 percent chance that the entire north polar ice cap during some of the summer months will be completely ice-free within the next five to seven years,” Gore said.
Attack Gore for being an idiot. Not me for reporting on it.

 

Us:

Unpublished comment on Steven Goddard's "Real Science" blog from Wednesday April 16th at 12:55 UTC
Unpublished comment on the “Real Science” blog from Wednesday April 16th at 12:55 UTC

 

Them:

They have so far neglected to publish the above comment.

 

Us:

We’ll keep you posted!

2 thoughts on ““Real Science” Censorship – Episode 2

  1. Steve….and others like him (Joe Bastardi, Watts, etc) are nothing more than pawns of the fossil fuel company’s. They have no problem with lying…..and they are paid to do so.

    Here is a link to an article from Joe Bastardi in “The Patriot Post”: http://patriotpost.us/opinion/22439

    Joe apparently is now taking up “photoshopping”. The “Time” cover he shows is actually photoshopped. There was no Time cover about “surviving the next ice age” in the 1970’s.

    Joe Bastardi is no better than Bernie Madoff. And they will continue to lie because they are paid to lie.

    It is your job……and my job……and the job of others……to expose them.

  2. Jim, people hear and read what they want to then proclaim it as actual fact, even when all the written and video evidence points to a different conclusion.

    This is never so clear as the political rantings of the UK right now. “They” claim that David Cameron promised the UK a referendum on EU membership immediately after taking government.

    “We” know that David Cameron, very clearly, offered a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty if it was not ratified into law by the Labour government “before” the Conservatives came into power. It was clear, unequivocal and easy to understand.

    Yet, today, you will hear people ranting complete falsehoods as “The god’s own truth” and anyone who chooses to point out the reality of the situation is burned at the stake of their own political beliefs.

    Then take Climate Change, something which is so much more contentious and this same attitude and you wind up with Bastardi, Goddard, Watts et al. Oh and the money does help the viewpoint too…..

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