More CTers in the news

by Henry on March 23, 2010

In which it is revealed that John Q. has been hiding his light under a bushel – I hadn’t realized that he had recently been described in an editorial by the Australian as a green activist with a totalitarian mindset. I obviously need to keep up a little better with his personal blog.

{ 11 comments }

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Kieran Healy 03.23.10 at 6:36 pm

He had me reassigned to a collective farm just this week, the bastard.

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Ginger Yellow 03.23.10 at 7:48 pm

As well as greenhouse emissions, that data should take account of other determinants of temperature, primarily the sun and the heat of the earth’s core.

Oh, I do so hope this is the denialists’ next line of attack. Also, I love the argument that surfers’ anecdata should take precedence over actual measurements of sea levels.

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Ingrid Robeyns 03.23.10 at 8:37 pm

Kieran, you too?!

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Ginger Yellow 03.23.10 at 8:58 pm

Ingrid: What are you in for?
Kieran: I criticised John Q.
Kieran: But I spoke up for John Q! What are you in for, comrade?
John Q: I’m John Q.

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Barry 03.23.10 at 9:01 pm

Corrected:

Ingrid: What are you in for?
Kieran: I criticised John Q.
Ingrid: But I spoke up for John Q! What are you in for, comrade?
John Q: I’m John Q.

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guthrie 03.23.10 at 9:41 pm

Ginger Yellow – the one about the earths core has been around for years, I think I first saw it 5 or 6 years ago. They only have a dozen arguments, which they keep rewriting, secure in the knowledge that nobody will notice.

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Antti Nannimus 03.23.10 at 9:44 pm

Hi,

This must be a Stalinist collective farm.

Have a nice day!
Antti

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Ginger Yellow 03.23.10 at 11:28 pm

D’oh. Thanks, Barry.

Guthrie: the core argument’s new to me. What’s the substance of it, for want of a better word? Is the core supposed to be heating up or something?

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John Quiggin 03.23.10 at 11:50 pm

Collective farms? In the Green utopia, I’ll be assigning you to hunter-gatherer bands.

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Emma (the first one) 03.23.10 at 11:53 pm

Trust me, if The Australian calls someone “a green activist with a totalitarian mindset”, any sentient Australian interprets that as “a thoughtful person who does not wish to destroy the world for mindless greed”. Naturally, The Australian, being a delusionist rag, wishes to eradicate all such persons. I’m certain John Q would have taken it as a compliment, and I expect to see it in his sidebar very soon.

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Kieran Healy 03.23.10 at 11:55 pm

In the Green utopia, I’ll be assigning you to hunter-gatherer bands.

So I get to live in Manhattan with Nassim Taleb!

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