International Journal of Inactivism (now supplanted by Decoding SwiftHack)

2009/01/28

We are really, really suing Al Gore really, and here is a silly graph

cite as: F. Bi. 2009. We are really, really suing Al Gore really, and here is a silly graph. Intl. J. Inact., 2:14–16

The inactivist New Zealand Climate ‘Science’ Coalition just made a grand announcement, with lots of pomp and fanfare, about the upcoming lawsuit against Al Gore or something. In Viscount Christopher Monckton’s own words:

There are now serious discussions afoot to lodge complaints against Gore to the federal financial and legal authorities, in that he fraudulently talks up the imagined “climate crisis” in the hope that he and his “green” investment corporation can profit by the baseless alarm that his falsehoods generate.

There are “serious discussions”… “now”? I wonder if this means that the “discussions” in the last 10 months or so about suing Al Gore were, in fact, not “serious”? (That sounds about right, since I can see no trace of the “notable attorneys” discussing this supposed case who Coleman claimed exist. In the meantime, you can sign the “Sue Us” Petition to get them to sue Al Gore for real.)

Also, here’s another gem from Monckton’s missive:

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“No correlation”… but why do I see both long-term trends going up? Furthermore, given that CO2 concentrations (ppm) and global temperature anomalies (K) are in different units, isn’t it possible to scale the y-axis of the CO2 graph differently to make both trends match up visually? What’s the rationale for using this particular scaling, other than as a cheap visual trick to ‘prove’ there’s no correlation between temperatures and CO2?

Eli Rabett shows a different graph, based on climate sensitivity estimates.

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8 Comments »

  1. Wow!
    I think I will use the same method to prove that there is no causal relation between the number of beers I drink and how drunk I get.
    My wife is not going to like that!

    Comment by Lars Karlsson — 2009/01/28 @ 07:54 | Reply

  2. […] (h/t Intl. J. Inact., 2:14–16) […]

    Pingback by Monckton’s silly graph » scruffydan.com/blog — 2009/01/28 @ 18:00 | Reply

  3. Lars Karlsson:

    Well, freedom is a messy thing. 🙂

    Comment by frankbi — 2009/01/29 @ 03:25 | Reply

  4. Oh come on, give him some credit: at least he’ll have no truck with that nonsense about GW having stopped, and is happy with the trend being upwards.

    Asides: why is there a weird glitch in the graph paper lines in the middle? And why does the figure cite various sources that aren’t on the pic?

    Comment by William Connolley — 2009/01/29 @ 21:08 | Reply

  5. Lars: See also Hot Topic (hat tip Deltoid for a more detailed (and still hilarious) example of Monckton’s “methodology”.

    Comment by Brian D — 2009/01/29 @ 21:27 | Reply

  6. Brian D: :-B

    William Connolley:

    at least he’ll have no truck with that nonsense about GW having stopped, and is happy with the trend being upwards.

    Haha. 🙂

    Asides: why is there a weird glitch in the graph paper lines in the middle?

    I’m guessing the “glitch” is caused by the different grids used for the two measures (CO2 and temperature).

    And why does the figure cite various sources that aren’t on the pic?

    Tee-hee. 🙂 🙂

    Comment by frankbi — 2009/01/30 @ 05:29 | Reply

  7. re the glitch in the graph paper: not only are temperatures and CO2 concentration rising, they’re getting closer!!!!

    Comment by Nick — 2009/02/02 @ 12:42 | Reply

  8. […] (to my shame) in writing John Coleman, put up or shut up I missed We are really, really suing Al Gore really, and here is a silly graph over at the Inactivist […]

    Pingback by Climate World Wars II & III « Greenfyre’s — 2009/02/13 @ 04:22 | Reply


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