2011-07-10 02:37:49"Global Warming Digest" per NikiFrom NYC
John Hartz
John Hartz

The following was posted on the comment thread to Climate Change Gridlock: Where Do We Go From Here? (Part 1) National Radio Project.

Should SkS start a new series, "Niki Tiki Tock" to address posts like this head-on?

BTW, did Paul Ehrlich really mentor John Cook?

PS -- Is it possible to get a a Phd jointly from Columbia and Harvard? 

NikFromNYC says:

The LA Times featured cold fusion in ’89 before its debunking. Greens were aghast!
“It’s like giving a machine gun to an idiot child.” – Paul Ehrlich (mentor of John Cook of the SkepticalScience blog, author of “Climate Change Denial”)
“Clean-burning, non-polluting, hydrogen-using bulldozers still could knock down trees or build housing developments on farmland.” – Paul Ciotti (LA Times)
“It gives some people the false hope that there are no limits to growth and no environmental price to be paid by having unlimited sources of energy.” – Jeremy Rifkin (NY Times)
“Many people assume that cheaper, more abundant energy will mean that mankind is better off, but there is no evidence for that.” – Laura Nader (sister of Ralph)

CLIMATEGATE 101: “For your eyes only…Don’t leave stuff lying around on ftp sites – you never know who is trawling them. The two MMs have been after the CRU station data for years. If they ever hear there is a Freedom of Information Act now in the UK, I think I’ll delete the file rather than send to anyone….Tom Wigley has sent me a worried email when he heard about it – thought people could ask him for his model code. He has retired officially from UEA so he can hide behind that.” – Phil “Hide The Decline” Jones to Michael “Hockey Stick” Mann

Here I present A Global Warming Digest:
Denial: http://i.min.us/ibyADs.jpg
Oceans: http://k.min.us/idAw6Y.gif
NASA: http://i.min.us/idFxzI.jpg
Thremometers: http://i.min.us/idAOoE.gif
Earth: http://k.min.us/ibtB8G.gif
Ice: http://k.min.us/ibBgw2.jpg
Authority: http://k.min.us/iby6xe.gif
Prophecy: http://i.min.us/idEHdo.jpg
Psychopathy: http://i.min.us/ibubmk.jpg
Icon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmPzLzj-3XY
Thinker: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n92YenWfz0Y

-=NikFromNYC=- Ph.D. in Carbon Chemistry (Columbia/Harvard)

2011-07-10 06:55:44Ehrlich
John Cook

No, he never mentored me. Haydn quotes Ehrlich a few times in our book, so NikFromNYC now says all over the place "Ehrlich mentored Cook". Not sure if he's trying to slur me or Ehrlich with the association- probably both, I guess.
2011-07-10 08:09:36
Paul D


Comments are comments, they are not articles or posts.

IMO there is no reason at all why SkS should respond to a comment.

2011-07-10 09:21:24
Rob Honeycutt


I don't think this guy is worth the time.  He's his own worst enemy.  They type of people who would be swayed by the work he does is a lost cause in the first place.  If we did anything that included him it should be a piece that incorporates others that are like him.  Call it the lunatic fringe.  I mean, this guy is an "Area 51" style conspiracy theorist.