Ethnic slurs have no place in the global warming debate.
I’d like to thank all of those who provided comments (positive or negative) about my video We Now Control Weather — Extreme Heat Events, Dirty Weather, Climate Disasters at my blog, at the cross post at WattsUpWithThat, and on the YouTube webpage. Of course, I appreciate the positive comments. However, it may surprise some of you that I also enjoy when proponents of anthropogenic global warming try to dismiss my findings—it allows me to point out their errors and their misunderstandings. That’s easy to do since they’ve been spreading the same misinformation about El Niño and La Niña for the 3 1/2+ years I’ve been presenting their realities.
What I had not anticipated was an ethnic smear presented by a blogger in a recent comment. It was on the very long thread of Jennifer Marohasy’s most recent post Gone Fishing. As of today, there are more than 2100 comments on that thread, so you may have trouble opening that link.
Apparently, a proponent of manmade global warming named Luke believes someone is a “dumb hick” if they speaking slowly with a Southern twang. Luke attempted to downplay my video when it was commented on positively and linked to that thread by blogger Neville.
Comment from: Neville October 4th, 2012 at 9:08 am
Great new video by Bob Tisdale on youtube.
Comment from: Luke October 4th, 2012 at 10:41 am
That thar would be one of them thar dumb hick videos for ning nongs like Neville and Kookers.
Ya haw !
What we do is we get some dumb hick to preee-sent on some memes and crap and them thar dumb hicks buy it ! And hey dudes buy my book – yee hah ! (BTW I’m not published coz I can’t)
Yaa haw !
I’ve been called worse than a “dumb hick” in the global warming debate but I was offended by Luke’s comment. My reply:
Luke says: “That thar would be one of them thar dumb hick videos for ning nongs like Neville and Kookers”.
Obviously, Luke, you personally are incapable of finding fault in what this “dumb hick” has presented.
Here’s another link to the video:
Give it a shot. Prove me wrong. Here’s a link to the source I used for the HADISST:
And here’s a link to the CMIP3 multi-model model TOS outputs:
You’ll discover I present what the models and data show, and if that contradicts your personal assumptions about anthropogenic global warming, maybe your assumptions are ill founded.
BTW, I never had the urge to watch “Dukes of Hazzard”. Do you enjoy the show? Or was your comment a lame attempt at ethnic humor? If so, it was as miserable as the scientific competence you, Luke, present here at this blog.
Have a nice day.
A subsequent comment by Luke included his reply to me:
Comment from: Luke October 7th, 2012 at 6:46 pm
Tisdale get published or sod off. I’m not going to bother with any of your unpublished rat-dirt.
For those not familiar with “sod off” refer to the Wikipedia definition.
To which I responded:
Luke replies: “Tisdale get published or sod off. I’m not going to bother with any of your unpublished rat-dirt.”
This is the answer I expected from someone of your ilk, Luke. Your reliance on ethnic slurs and insults highlights your inabilities and the feebleness of your arguments. Everyone reading this thread understands that but you, Luke.
The errors in the Trenberth and Fasullo paper that I brought to light should have been caught in peer review, not in a blog post…
…or in a video:
Please advise those reading this thread what value peer review provided in this case, Luke.
That’s as far as the discussion has gone as of this writing.
The irony: I’m not from the South, as any Southerner who listened to my video would likely tell you. I was born well north of the Mason-Dixon Line. I did, however, live a long time in the South and it wasn’t that long ago. When I narrated the video, I slowed my normal delivery and tried to annunciate better. Those efforts and the time I spent in the South resulted in the twang, which Luke mistook for the accent of a Southerner.
Now you’re probably wondering why I’m offended. It could be argued that Luke was calling me stupid. That would offend anyone, especially when the person who’s doing the insulting has no knowledge of the subject matter and no bases for his insults. It could also be argued that Luke was stereotyping and calling anyone with a Southern accent stupid. I still have loads of friends in the South and I also have many friends in the North with what some would consider Southern accents. They would find Luke’s remarks insulting, and so do I. My Southern friends and those with Southern accents are definitely not stupid people—just the opposite. Last, the global warming debate is no place for ethnic slurs.
In fact, there is no place for ethnic slurs.