A rant by Swedish Nils-Axel Mörner appears in Executive intelligence Review, where Mr. Mörner accuses the IPCC of falsifying and destroying data to cover up the "truth" behind AGW and rising (or non-rising, as the case may be) sea levels. Kate reports on this, breathlessly, here.
Who is Nils Axel Mörner ? Well, according to professional magician and paranormal debunker James "the amazing" Randi, he is, in addition to being a geophysicist, "a pompous-assed "dowsing expert"" or a "water witch". And what is "dowsing" or "water witching"? These terms refer to:
...practices said to enable one to detect hidden water, metals, gemstones or other objects, usually obstructed by land or sometimes located on a map. Most commonly, detection is made through the movement or vibrations of an apparatus, such as a Y-shaped twig, an L-shaped rod, or a pendulum. Some practitioners claim to need no apparatus at all.
And what is Executive Intelligence Review, in which Mr. Mörner's accusations appear? Why, that turns out to be a magazine published and edited by Lyndon H. Larouche.
And who is he, you might ask? Well, Lyndon H. Larouche has done time for tax fraud, thinks the Queen of England sells drugs, advocates a dictatorship in which a 'humanist' elite would rule on behalf of industrial capitalists, and has developed an idiosyncratic, coded variation on the Illuminati Freemason and Jewish banker conspiracy theories. He also thinks aliens are among us (the little green, not the Mexican kind) .
So: a water witch and a wing-nut. Kate's kind of fellas, obviously.