Friday, February 20, 2009

John Theon Deleted

In late January, John S. Theon began his swift ascent into the pantheon of Climate Change Deniers with the claim that he had once been James Hansen's "supervisor" and thought the guy was a crazy loose cannon even way back then.

I am proud to say that I helped put paid to such claims in this and in several other posts.

Well, you know your 15 minutes are over when they take away your Wiki entry, and Mr. Theon has lost his. The discussion can be found here, but in brief Mr. Theon was found to be "Non-notable".

Ah well, better to have had a wiki entry and have lost it, then to never have had a wiki entry at all. Some of us yearn for a wiki entry, but are never granted the honor. I, for example, yearn for a wiki entry, but have no wiki entry to show for my yearning.

h/t Stoat (the grumpy climate scientist)


Reality Bites said...

I don't know who the culprit is, but being fingered by a Tory MP sounds like too severe a punishment for just about anything

bigcitylib said...

Good point. Wrong post,but good point.

Fred said...

the bigger story last week was the admission by the strongly pro global warming crowd over at Climate Strategies Watch that the IPCC isn't an expert panel on Climate

"something on the order of 20 percent have had some dealing with climate.” In other words, even IPCC worshiper Schlesinger now acknowledges that 80 percent of the IPCC membership had absolutely no dealing with the climate as part of their academic studies."

"have had some dealing" . . .

wow, that's impressive.

bigcitylib said...

Silly stuff Fred,

The other 80% are economists that specialize in the economics of climate change, biologists who specialize in the habitat effects of climate change, transport experts who specialize in the studying the effects of climate change on transportation systems, and so on.

crf said...

And not only that Fred, but have you heard that most underpants, which say on their government mandated label that they are 100% cotton, actually have an elastic band around the holes that ISN'T MADE OF COTTON. Nearly 10% of your supposedly 100% cotton underwear is not cotton.

And, while the cotton lobby has sold billions of gotchies under false pretenses to the unsuspecting public for years, the UN scientists have done nothing to address it?

Reality Bites said...

Sorry, BCL. I just looked in the other thread and wondered how you could possibly find it so offensive as to delete it without a trace!