There are simply no depths to which the climate lunatics won’t sink to in order to further their propaganda.
So, SS blogger, John Cook decided to post stuff under the name of Lubos Motl, the name of a prominent physicist, skeptical of the great climate hoax.
I will repost, in part, what the real Lubos had to say about it ….
John Cook found a “simply clever” albeit not quite ethical (and legal?) way to raise his IQ by 60 points
Steve McIntyre has informed me about some amusing discussions in 2011 and I simply can’t resist to brag about them 😉 especially because this incident says quite something about the integrity of the climate doomsayers (more precisely about the non-existence of it).
John Cook is the founder of one of the world’s most famous “Sky Is Falling” websites about global warming, SkepticalScience.COM. The name of the web wants to express the point that the climate skeptics shouldn’t even be allowed to use the term “skeptics”. They only deserve expletives while the “true skeptics” are the champions of panic such as Cook himself. He is a typical example of the alarmist “grassroots movement” who has no relevant education (his top academic achievement is to have been a “former student” – in other words, a dropout) and no significant intelligence but whose persistent activism – in combination with the pathologically corrupt atmosphere in many institutions that favor “a certain kind of views” – has allowed him to become something like an “honorary scientist” and to have earned a huge amount of money, too. …..
… In the first thread – including comments about the possible influence of the Sun on the hockey stick and exchanges about a planned alarmists’ letter to Anthony Watts analyzing the meaning of the word “denier” – we read:
John Cook: … If a few more agree with the idea of this blog post (noting it won’t directly engage Watts or even mention him, it’ll be a general discussion post) and the direction I propose we go with the d-word issue, I’ll have a crack at writing it over the next day.
EDIT: sorry, accidentally posted this under my Lubos_Motl username, sorry for any confusion 😦
Tim Curtis: would you please stop posting as Lubos Motl. There is reason to doubt his sanity, so I don’t like seeing his name. Further, it is his name, and therefore one you are not entitled to use.
Rob Honeycutt [a co-author of John Cook, Dana Nuccitelli, Stephan Lewandowsky, and others]: John… You freak me out every time Lubos Motl’s name pops up! …..
… Could we please learn what was the “UWA [The University of Western Australia] experiment” with the people such as myself? How was my name (used without my permission) helpful for this experiment and for the “quotas”? Which other names have been used in this way? By the way, UWA happens to be the university where Stephan Lewandowskyworks. He has authored several papers claiming that skeptics believe in staged moonlanding and similar things. Have Cook’s fake identities been used in some of these “UWA experiments”?….
… Well, you can figure out that these paragraphs were written by a scientifically illiterate person rather than Luboš Motl – because you are a TRF reader (these topics have been sensibly and repeatedly covered on this blog) – but what about others? In Parts 2–4 of the other thread, the same Lubos_Motl wrote lots of other things: …..
And, what follows is the drive home point!!!!
Because John Cook has committed identity theft, won various grants and prizes, and his wrongdoing has been revealed, I demand all the funds – like his share of those $240,000 in 2011 – to be sent back where they belong, namely to my account. 😉 It’s just some $240,000 and you will increase your chance that you won’t spend the rest of your life in prison, despite your being a fraudster, and a very incompetent one.
Thank you very much, crook and kook Cook!
More seriously, this really goes beyond the usual – somewhat vague – accusations of distortions, bias, and misconduct in the alarmists’ texts and research. The immoral character of this usage of other people’s names for “UWA experiments” must be transparent to every schoolkid. There is nothing debatable about it.
And while John Cook would have zero influence in a sane meritocratic world, we didn’t really cherry-pick him in order to make the climate movement look worse than it actually is. John Cook indeed is one of the symbols of climate alarmism – and perhaps the world’s #1 driver of the movement among the younger generations. For example, he is a co-author of a (totally bogus) study about the “97% consensus” that was enthusiastically linked to by climate activists across the world, including the president of the United States of America. Barack Obama had over30 million Twitter followers which made Cook very happy (these days, Obama has over 60 million). Doesn’t anyone feel uncomfortable when the most powerful politician in the world builds his multi-trillion policies on research by an individual who has demonstrably exploited identity theft and fabrication of sociological data in closely related, if not the same, “research” and “experiments”?
And the rest of you: Think twice before you trust anything that a climate alarmist tells you. Your deep skepticism must start when he or she says “hello” or when he or she is introduced by his or her name. Taking any statement by a climate alarmist at face value may be as foolish as an interaction with the Nigerian e-mail scams – and much more costly.
User names may be fake but everything you hear from these people are carefully crafted lies. You should always appreciate that everything they tell you could have been optimized by several climate warriors and dozens of their sockpuppets at a similar (temporarily?) secret forum. Climate alarmism is a big industry, a mass production of lies, insults, and tools to hurt innocent people, honest scientists, and the global economy.
Lubos, I really can’t state it any better.
Readers can read the full post at the link above, it’s a good site, if you’re not already familiar with The Reference Frame.
I would state, though, climate alarmism is only an extension of leftism. This behavior isn’t unique to only climate lunatics. It is a staple of leftists everywhere.