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Worst ever?

December 16th, 2004

Tim Lambert reports on the worst argument against global warming, ever. The competition is stiff, what with McKitrick & Michaels, Baliunas and Soon and many other contenders, but this piece definitely raises the bar.

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  1. ML
    December 17th, 2004 at 12:15 | #1

    A veritable Madame Taussaud’s of the logical fallacies – priceless!

  2. Johng
    December 17th, 2004 at 13:16 | #2

    But the fallacies are much more entertaining than the realities. And I now have a new respect for dirt and rocks. Damn good insulators. Keeps us separate from those hellish temperatures down below.

  3. December 17th, 2004 at 18:07 | #3

    But can you rule out the possibility that irony was intended?

    In any case, the earth’s internal heat, as a stock, isn’t material; what counts is the flow to the surface. That is best assessed by estimates of the radioactive decay within the earth. For instance, the argon in the atmosphere lets us estimate the amount of decay of a certain radioactive isotope of potassium (not the rate per atom but the all up release – it lets us estimate the total of the potassium we can’t measure directly).

  4. Louis Hissink
    December 18th, 2004 at 00:35 | #4

    Well at leat your fallacious commentators recognise such!

  5. Louis Hissink
    December 18th, 2004 at 01:41 | #5

    I mist addmit mi spilling is to Guffs standards – cy – Blue Bottle must be crying!

  6. Louis Hissink
    December 19th, 2004 at 19:38 | #6


    it seems I might have caused a restudy of thermodynamics!

    Tim Lambert seems to becoming more cautious in his replies than other wise expected, on his web site. I will honour that.

    As you may now know, India, China, and a few others, have joined the US in scuttling Kyoto.

    Your next task would be, I suspect, to divorce social democracy from its genocidal antecedents.

    I refer, of course, to the recent comment in the Quadrant Monthly by George Watson.

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