|Science gets swamped|
UQ alumnus Mr John Cook, the creator of SkepticalScience.com and a new appointment to UQ's Global Change Institute (GCI), won the NSW Government Eureka Prize for Advancement of Climate Change Knowledge. Mr Cook is Research Fellow in Climate Change Communication at the GCI and won the Eureka Prize for his work in communicating science to an online audience.Blatant AGW Propaganda Pusher The Sydney Morning Herald emitted:
John Cook, a physics graduate who created the Skeptical Science website to debunk lies and misinformation about climate change science, won the prize for advancement of climate change knowledge, sponsored by the NSW government.Cook Advanced Climate Change Knowledge? He debunked lies and misinformation about climate change science?
Mr Cook, co-author of Climate Change Denial, started the website in 2007 and has published scientific rebuttals to more than 150 climate change myths.
Czech Physicist Lubos Motl has a different spin:
On Wednesday, August 24th, I wrote the following blog entry:
John Cook will receive lots of money for climate propaganda This guy has no clue about the climate science or atmospheric physics but he has gained some notoriety for his mass production of talking points meant to spread the climate panic and produce doubts about well-established scientific insights that show that there is no reason to be worried about climate change.
TCS blog has previously written about the inaccuracies and distortions, or should that be lies and misinformation, of John Cook's site. See HERE andIn that text, I claimed that a hardcore crackpot and one of the numerous redundant tiny stalking appendices of your humble correspondent (and of a few others) will win the (Australian) Eureka Prize for Advancement of Climate Change Knowledge even though he was known to be "just a finalist" at that time.
Joanne Nova wrote:
John Cook might be skeptical about skeptics, but when it comes to government funded committee reports, not so much.Joanne debunks the lies and misinformation on John Cook's site with devastating scientific accuracy.
The author of “skeptical science” has finally decided to try to point out things he thinks are flaws in The Skeptics Handbook. Instead, he misquotes me, shies away from actually displaying the damning graphs I use, gets a bit confused about the difference between a law and a measurement, unwittingly disagrees with his own heroes, and misunderstands the climate models he bases his faith on. Not so “skeptical” eh John? He’s put together a page of half-truths and sloppy errors and only took 21 months to do it.
Bob Fernley-Jones (via Jo Nova) eroded more of Cook's lies and misinformation:
In addition to regular readers of Jo Nova, those familiar with John Cook’s misleadingly titled website “Skeptical Science” may be shocked by what follows.
As more and more of the TRUTH unravels, the alarmists are fighting harder and harder. When Real Climate truth (that CO2 is innocent) comes to the fore, will the John Cook's of this world apologise? Will they hand back their grants?