There’s A New Sheriff in Town and He’s Gunnin’ for Me. I’m Ascared!!!

There’s a reasonably new website, uknowispeaksense, run by an outspoken proponent of anthropogenic global warming. For those who haven’t had the pleasure of exchanging comments with the proprietor, Mike is an extremely opinionated, self-described “research scientist working in an ecology based discipline”, “wildlife ecologist and university lecturer” who lacks reason and logic.

For some reason unknown to me, Mike made the unsound decision to start commenting on my blog last week. Refer to uknowispeaksense’s four comments starting with the one of August 17, 2012 at 1:26 am on the thread of my Blog Memo to James Hansen Regarding GISS Southern Hemisphere Land Surface Temperature Data.

Mike must be extremely bored. I’m not. I’m trying to edit my new book.

There are Rules at uknowispeaksense’s blog. Rule #1 reads:

Keep it relevant. Getting off topic will result in responses not being posted.

Unfortunately for me, Mike is also a hypocrite. He doesn’t follow the rules he established for his blog when he visits mine. In his first off-topic comment today, he asked my opinion about Joe Bastardi’s latest Arctic sea ice prediction. Refer to uknowispeaksense’s August 21, 2012 at 3:38 am comment. My reply was, I don’t pay attention to Arctic sea ice, other than to see if I can kayak and waterski at the North Pole. So far, there’s still too much ice. A couple more years of the natural warming we’ve seen since 1975 should do the trick.

That got uknowispeaksense’s dander up. Today I was Mike’s Denier Comment of the Day. Click on the link. I especially enjoy it when he calls my graphs “dodgy”. Dodgy?

uknowispeaksense, like so many of his ilk, has proven that he is incapable of disputing what’s presented in my posts, that he doesn’t have the wherewithal to download the data and confirm or contradict my findings. Instead, he calls my graphs “dodgy”. His ignorance knows no bounds.

Well, enough with my little diversion from proofreading. Back to work I go.

You come back now, uknowispeaksense, ya hear!

About Bob Tisdale

Research interest: the long-term aftereffects of El Niño and La Nina events on global sea surface temperature and ocean heat content. Author of the ebook Who Turned on the Heat? and regular contributor at WattsUpWithThat.
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18 Responses to There’s A New Sheriff in Town and He’s Gunnin’ for Me. I’m Ascared!!!

  1. kim2ooo says:

    Reblogged this on Climate Ponderings and commented:
    Ha ha ha ha…. 2 funny

  2. catweazle666 says:

    Your friend is also active here
    Fun, isn’t he?

  3. Ed Fix says:

    Don’t you just hate it when you misspell a word in the title?

    Fixed, Thanks

  4. Oh looksie, a sceptic blog. I might hang around for the lulz. Lurk a bit. Ya mind?

  5. Pascvaks says:

    Like moths to a flame they gather.
    Both good and bad they gather.

    Keep that bright light shining Big Guy,
    most of us are really trying to find our way
    through the mud and the blood and the beer.

    You must have really hit a nerve somewhere.
    Atta’ Boy!
    Do it Again! Do it Again! Do it Again!

  6. suyts says:

    Lol, yes, their clowning and buffoonery are something to behold. Maybe watching will provide entertainment as well.

  7. Espen says:

    Watching the deniers (@WTDeniers) says:
    August 22, 2012 at 2:26 am
    Oh looksie, a sceptic blog. I might hang around for the lulz. Lurk a bit. Ya mind?

    It’s probably OK if your parents don’t mind.

  8. Skeptikal says:

    I just had a look at his blog… his whole site is dedicated to bagging what he considers “deniers” and “denier” sites. I left a comment on his rant blog about Bob not paying attention to sea ice… It’ll be interesting to see if it gets through moderation.

  9. Bob Tisdale says:

    Skeptikal: Stop by his “about”. My favorite part is this:
    “This mindless, irrational behaviour is sad in the extreme and when you couple it with the wilful ignorance often displayed by these self-professed Galileos, its even worse. However, the worst type are the Google Galileos and Excel Experts . These are the ones who download a bit of legitimate data, whack it into a spreadsheet and produce a graph or two and think they are doing science. These idiots are often narcissistic, wilfully ignorant, beligerant and scientifically illiterate as well.”

    I wonder why he would think a hypothesis has value if the data contradicts it.

  10. Skeptikal says:

    “I wonder why he would think a hypothesis has value if the data contradicts it.”

    Bob, you can’t let the data get in the way of a good scare campaign.

    Speaking about his “about” page… Go have another look at that page… and in particular a comment I just made there which has given him cause to update part of his page.

  11. Lars P. says:

    Ah warmistas!
    Interesting enough but most of them are ignorant of the science and arguments.
    Well the funny thing is, either they come out of their echo-eco-chambers and try to argue reasonably and as a consequence get hit by arguments and logic or they retire back to their chambers and their non-sense. Some try to rescue the argument with sophistry.
    Most try hit and run diversions, saying something and dissapearing..
    OK there is still the case of the ones who are immune to any logic try to win a debate in the way that they always answer something, doesn’t matter if it make sense or not or if it is logic or not, waiting for the fatigue of the opponent. This is the case of the hard-core warmistas… I think Pointman had a post about it.
    Very rare a warmista with whom one can debate science…

  12. John Costigane says:


    Absolutely correct on the alarmist opposition, we cannot convert them by knocking down their arguments since they have the supposed certainty of settled science. Another approach is to form an alternative narrative, based on natural variability.

    From a northern UK perspective, the jetstream position is a big factor. After a very poor spring/early summer, the jetstream returned to its customary north of UK position and summer finally arrived. This may however just be a temporary respite, but the switch to El Nino may have some part to play. CO2 does not seem to be part of this example of natural variability.

  13. Gary says:

    First clue: naming a blog in a way that confirms your own bias.
    Second clue: condescension towards your perceived opponents.
    Third clue: ad hominem accusations that better describe yourself than others.
    Fourth clue: an exaggerated opinion of your own abilities.

    Suggestion: you might need some counseling. Things look a little dodgy in the attic.

  14. Watching the Deniers says:

    Most interesting comments…. Thanks Bob!

  15. Bob Tisdale says:

    Watching the Deniers says: “Most interesting comments…. Thanks Bob!”

    You’re welcome, Mike.

  16. nevket240 says:

    Bob. when you are bored editing the book check this out. highly relevant to your work.
    Chok dee.

  17. Bob Tisdale says:

    nevket240, thanks for the link. The article of course gets cause and effect backwards toward the end. Global temperatures respond to ENSO, not vice versa.

  18. Lars P. says:

    Gary says:
    August 28, 2012 at 4:43 pm
    First clue: naming a blog in a way that confirms your own bias.
    Second clue: condescension towards your perceived opponents.

    Gary, sorry, I am confused, whom were you meaning with your post? It fits so perfectly to the link I post here below, but trust you were not be able to post it there – it did not pass moderation, this is why you posted it here?

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