We are always moving leftwards, but not every leftwards program succeeds. Should one fail, they try something different.
I have not published much on warmism lately, because they were defeated by Climategate, even though every academic institution, every government institution, and every group of organized scientists swore fealty to Warmism, officially proclaimed that Climategate was no big deal, and have been trying to carry on as if Climategate was no big deal. But now they are subsiding, so time for a post mortem on the warmist movement, which has pretty much gone the way of the communist movement, where fans of the proletariat have shrunk down to few little academic circles holding reality at bay from behind their little Berlin walls, while the rest of the communist movement substitute females and minorities for the proletariat, and continue business as usual.
The driving force of the left singularity is that deviation from orthodoxy to the right gets the most extraordinary punishment for trivial or nonexistent sins, but deviation to the left is at most very gently restrained, even when the leftists commit gross crimes in the service of their ideal.
Nonetheless, today warmists are being gently restrained from committing their worst offenses, today warmism is a leftwards deviation from current left orthodoxy. They can no longer endlessly republish their grossest frauds over and over again as they used to be able to..
- In Australia, Climategate caused Tony Abbot to become leader of the opposition.
- Tony Abbot prevented Australia from implementing Copenhagen.
- Australia refusing to implement Copenhagen led to China refusing to implement Copenhagen.
- China refusing to implement Copenhagen killed Copenhagen.
- And, in retrospect, it is apparent that the failure of Copenhagen to implement a terrorist world government of artificial famine was not merely a temporary setback for Warmism, but its death knell.
After seven years of fruitless struggle against truth and reality, in 2012 October, the scientific establishment quietly decided that no further hockey sticks shall be published or publishable, and quietly conceded that the medieval climatic optimum happened.
The warmists use a statistical method that amounts to cherry picking the data, while obscuring the fact that one is cherry picking, perhaps obscuring it from oneself. One weights the data in proportion to how much it agrees with one’s hypothesis, a technique that since the dawn of the science of statistical methods has long been notorious for generating whatever results one desires.
Sometime in 2012 every science journal everywhere suddenly decided it would no longer allow the warmists to get away with using this method, which being at the core of warmism, was becoming increasingly notorious.
And so, naturally, the warmists proceeded to piously claim that they were no longer using this method.
Gergis, Karoly and Mann generated their usual hockey stick by their usual methods, while, naturally, denying that they were using this method. Jean S. on McIntyre’s blog pointed out that they had to be “mistaken”, because, obviously, the data as a whole does not support the hockey stick or Warmism. McIntyre and company made a freedom of information request for their data, data which according to the unwritten rules of science, and the written rules of the major scientific journals, should have been freely available.
One of relevant universities complied fully and swiftly with the spirit and intent of the freedom of information laws, possibly because it lived in well founded fear of Tony Abbot getting charge of their budget. The information revealed that the authors of the paper were
After consulting with the Chief Editor, I have decided to rescind acceptance of the paper- you’ll receive an official email from J Climate to this effect as soon as we figure out how it should be properly done. I believe the EOR has already been taken down.
So, as of 2012 October, no more hockey stick, and, as of 2012 October, Medieval Climatic Optimum reinstated.
Today Warmism is only orthodoxy in the sense that communism is orthodoxy – that it is always safe to be leftwards of the official doctrine, and always dangerous to criticize those to the left of official doctrine, for they uphold a higher, purer, and more extreme version of the official doctrine, thus any such criticism leads to one being suspected as a critic of the official doctrine, rather than defender of the official doctrine. (Hence the obscure and diplomatic way in which the paper was unaccepted.)
It is still hazardous to be antiwarmist, as it is hazardous to be anticommunist, but Warmism is no longer official truth. It is officially incorrect.