Visibility and Invisibility

Visitor Put up by Willis Eschenbach

I used to be considering of trying in additional element on the statements within the current doc entitled "Variations in Scientific Authority and Media Visibility of Scientists and Opponents of Local weather Change". The doc is mentioned right here on WUWT. I’m quantity 148 out of 386 on their checklist of contraries, relying on the variety of instances I've been talked about within the media. However there are some odd quirks of their calculation of media visibility.

One among their "media mentions" in my checklist is a success for me at PopTech. The man who wrote it clearly hates me. I can’t make the hyperlink, it's ugly and false. Nevertheless it counts on their planet as a media visibility. (Fools like PopTech don’t appear to appreciate that after they write such successes, the reader naturally desires to know what it’s, so they may learn my work … however I maintain it away from the topic.)

And that, in fact, implies that their lists don’t imply something. Individuals all the time select local weather skeptics, and as they think about them to be mentions within the media, their outcomes shall be extraordinarily distorted.

As well as, plainly they don’t quote many of the issues that anybody has really written for the Internet. I’ve written some 700 articles on WUWT. Not one is talked about. Nevertheless, they listed three WUWT posts amongst my mentions … one, as I’m talked about within the feedback. Actually? Solely as soon as, I've already been talked about by identify in WUWT's feedback ???

For the opposite two, there’s a WUWT aggregation web page "Classes", which doesn’t point out me in any respect, and an aggregation web page "Tag" the place I’m listed because the creator of one of many listed elements … completely bizarre. I’ve the identical visibility on dozens and dozens of WUWT aggregation pages.

Nevertheless, plainly if somebody is talked about in a remark to an article, it issues. For instance, Steve McIntyre wrote an article titled "Willis Eschenbach on GISS Mannequin E". That is on Judith Curry's checklist of publications and is just talked about in a remark.

Much more curiously, this similar message was on Steve McIntyre's checklist of publications, however not on my checklist … will perceive.

And it's stranger than that. On Steve McIntyre's checklist, about 22 articles from his personal weblog (out of a whole lot of these he wrote) are included and others should not. Are you able to repeat it anyway?

Stranger nonetheless. Judith Curry cites 82 articles in her California newspaper, Laguna Seashore Impartial, whose titles are "Volleyball Open Returns" and "Scholar Musical Rolls The Cube". Not less than throughout a superficial inspection, not one of many eighty-two mentions Dr. Curry.

Subsequent curiosity. Judith Curry will get two mentions for a similar music in Purpose … and never only for that, however she's not talked about in Purpose's article. We didn’t count on it to be talked about both, it's an article about Ron Paul and Charlie Hebdo.

And of all of the articles she has written for her personal weblog, 13 of them are cited on her mentions within the media, however not the others. Why not?

As I used to be having a lot enjoyable, I believed I used to be taking a look at Anthony Watt's "media visibility." A minimum of seven of the mentions are from Slandering Sue at hotwhopper … significantly, guys, this isn’t a "media visibility". And why I didn’t matter, she is as vile for me as she is for Anthony …

Anthony additionally obtained two mentions throughout Local weather Audit … I doubt that it’s as many instances as it’s talked about. Wait, let me take a look … OK, a search on Google for "web site: 'anthony watts'" doesn’t yield lower than 813 outcomes …

He additionally will get three and solely three hits on Judith Curry's weblog … why solely three? You inform me.

Then Anthony will get precisely eight photographs right here at Watts Up With That … why eight? No concept. Why these eight years? Not a clue.

Nevertheless, he has had eleven successes on Amazon in Japan, Italy, the Netherlands, the UK, Australia, Spain and France to be cited as lead creator in "Local weather Change: The Details 2017".

And he had twelve hits at DeSmogBlog … with out remark.

Then there are 51 hyperlinks to, which merely sends you to … all hyperlinks are useless.

As you may think about, with the hundreds of hyperlinks claimed with the 386 "contrarians", I solely had time (and abdomen) to take a look at a few of them … and on this case, the errors and unusual selections are legion.

My conclusion? Like an excessive amount of "science" in regards to the local weather, it’s an unhealthy, uncared for and intensely poor purse … it's not stunning that they’re making an attempt to silence their scientific opposition.

In closing, let me observe three tweets from Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. regarding the piece of hump in query. Within the first case, he firmly and fairly opposes being fooled by "opponents"

Within the second, he emphasizes that the aim of the newspaper is a mere censorship:

And within the final, he tells us what occurred when he protested to Nature about it:

You could just like the irony … in response to an inexpensive, skilled, legitimate and 100% true grievance in regards to the examine, reasonably than coping with the problem, you’ll erase your complete file. extra data, which incorporates (content material) a bunch of issues displaying that they’re completely incompetent.

It's factor that I've downloaded the additional information file containing the hyperlinks I referred to above earlier than these latter Stalinists scientists merely have disappeared from the incriminated details …

We discover ourselves in probably the most important state of affairs: they’re so distant in censorship that they censure themselves …

Ouroborous can be proud. The remainder of us … not a lot.

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