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Friday, March 16, 2007

Walk the walk

David Roberts at HuffPo explains why it pays to use some humor when explaining or debating technical issues. Gavin Schmidt from RealClimate realized that he could not keep up rhetorically with the show-biz Crichton and Stott. Evidently these two may talk the talk, but they don't walk the walk:
One minor detail that might be interesting is that the organisers put on luxury SUVs for the participants to get to the restaurant - 5 blocks away. None of our side used them (preferring to walk), but all of the other side did.
Pertaining to the deniers, "If you get in the mud with a pig, both you and the pig will get dirty, but the pig will enjoy it"

Piggly Wiggly
"The original Nasa data was very wiggly-lined and we wanted the simplest line we could find," Mr Durkin said.


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