International Journal of Inactivism (now supplanted by Decoding SwiftHack)

2010/02/16

Lambert-Monckton debate: we were wrong

[cite as: S. Stepanovich. 2010. Lambert-Monckton debate: we were wrong. Intl. J. Inact., 3:8]

As you may know by now, Deltoid blogger Tim Lambert had a debate on global warming with climate inactivist Christopher Monckton. Since Lambert accepted Monckton’s debate invitation unconditionally, and since the debate was widely publicized — for example, by the Australian Climate ‘Science’ Coalition and Joanne Nova’s blog — thus according to our global warming debate flowchart, inactivists should either proclaim victory for themselves, or throw a hissy fit and then proclaim victory for themselves. According to the flowchart, they might keep quiet about the outcome of a debate, but only if the debate wasn’t publicized widely in the first place.

However, we were wrong. Both the AC’S’C and Joanne Nova did keep quiet about the debate outcome, even though they’d widely announced the debate beforehand. We apologize for the error.

2009/01/01

Message from the Editor-in-Chief

cite as: F. Bi. 2009. Message from the Editor-in-Chief. Intl. J. Inact., 2:1–2

Updated diagram of the electronic network of global warming ‘skeptics’ (and right-wing think-tanks in general). I have also uploaded a program which I wrote to explore the think-tank network (semi-)automatically, as well as the starting URLs for the web exploration. Can you find them?

Another part, in squadrons and gross bands,
On bold adventure to discover wide
That dismal world, if any clime perhaps
Might yield them easier habitation, bend
Four ways their flying march
, along the banks
Of four infernal rivers, that disgorge
Into the burning lake their baleful streams —
Abhorred Styx, the flood of deadly hate;
Sad Acheron of sorrow, black and deep;
Cocytus, named of lamentation loud
Heard on the rueful stream; fierce Phlegeton,
Whose waves of torrent fire inflame with rage.

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Happy New Year to All! Today we are pleased to launch the second volume of the International Journal of Inactivism, the world’s foremost scholarly publication on inactivism, inactivists, inaction, and inactionology, especially with regard to global warming regulation. We start off this issue with an excerpt from John Milton’s Paradise Lost ; we hope you enjoy it, and as before, feedback and contributions from you for this journal are welcome!

Frank Bi
Editor-in-Chief
1 Jan 2009

2008/11/13

Evidence of no evidence

Filed under: International Climate Science Coalition,Joanne Nova — stepanovich @ 19:50

cite as: F. Bi. 2008. Evidence of no evidence. Intl. J. Inact., 1:168

Well, I’ve been busy lately, so I’ll just point you to a cartoon by Australian ‘journalist’ Joanne Nova on the last page of her The Skeptics Handbook. It’s captioned thus:

Duh. After 50 billion dollars it [climate change research] says “Give Up. Go Home. CO2 didn’t do it”.

Now, I’ve been hearing this “50 billion dollars” figure quite a number of times, but can anyone tell me where it came from and how it was derived in the first place? Well, page 2 of the handbook says,

Non believers [of global warming] don’t have to prove anything.

Oh, sorry. I shouldn’t have asked.

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(Via the inimitable International Climate Science Coalition, who obviously don’t have to prove anything either.)

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