How Dare You! Rahmstorf Goes Ballistic
Stefan Rahmstorf, global warming alarmist at the PIK in Potsdam, Germany, and Team back-bencher, feels offended by the recent Der Spiegel report mentioned in the previous post and responds in a hissy fit at his website:
Firstly he starts off by saying he’s a busy scientist and does not have all day to respond at length to the Spiegel report and to research it. Yet he then goes on to write his long rambling diatribe. He starts by saying, “In some media outlets the new trend sport is now ‘clmate-scientist-bashing'”. He then accuses Der Spiegel of scraping scum from the bottom of the sceptic barrel, conducting a campaign against climate scientists, cynism, defamation of some of the world’s most renowned climate scientists, using anecdotes as evidence and even calling Climategate “invented”.
In an attempt to rebut some points made by Der Spiegel, Rahmstorf digs an even deeper hole by hyperlinking to some dubious sources who are currently under controversy, or known to be less than objective. For example the hyperlink for Steve McIntyre takes you to DeSmogBlog (like Wiki aint harsh enough)! He uses NASA and NOAA data, which we know have integrity problems that may be worse than CRU’s. He even references Kerry Emanuel (2005) as proof hurricanes are stronger due to global warming (Emanuel later backpedalled, 2008, Bulletin of the American Meteorlogical Society, but Rahmstorf forgets to mention that). He then singles out and attacks Hans von Storch in a manner you’d expect from a 6-year old at the school playground.
Science is supposed to be a professional field where one expects to see professional and courteous conduct. Clearly some do not belong in that field.