It is more than a week since I posted "On Hiding the Decline and Rebuilding Trust part I (of LXXV)" in an effort to build bridges by addressing the single most important issue in climate science: the hockey stick graph on the 1999 WMO broschure cover. As all my readers can observe, one person was suspiciously absent from the ensuing discussion: Gavin Smith. It is very disappointing: Gavin's absence is definitely not helping to restore the public's trust in science, and it is in no way bringing us any closer to a reconciliation between alarmists and skeptics. It is rather more like a kick on the shin from a petulant child!
Of course Gavin didn't fare well at Climate Etc when he tried to defend the indefensible. And he surely knows that he will have an even harder time at my blog. He knows that no matter what he says we will not believe him. He knows that he will be shouted down and then FOIed down if he dares to show his face here! And he knows that we would advertise his utter defeat and humiliation on sites such as WUWT (and boost our hit count)! So it is not surprise that childish Gavin doesn't dare to discuss with us grown-ups!
Instead, Gavin prefers to hide at the Team's notorious blog, RealClimate, where critical comments are systematically censored and the authors of the comments can be traced and put on the secret UN black list; where the blog owners can edit comments at will and write fake comments with fake pseudonyms pretending to support them or pretending to be silly and clueless "skeptics"; and where a horde of fanatical trolls launch massive ad-hominem and personal attacks towards anybody daring to question any aspect of their climate pseudo-dogma. It is upsetting that Gavin and his accomplices are spending tax-payers' money to work on their ivory-tower blog, which by the way very few people ever read or comment. RealClimate is also rumored to receive financial support from George Soros, Maurice Strong, the Rome Club, the Bilderberg Group, the Vatican, the Freemasons, the Rosicrucians, third-world kleptocrats, the Russian Mafia, and Margaret Thatcher.
No wonder people rather visit uncensored real science blogs like this one, where we address the real questions! It is here that Joe Six-Pack and his friends come for accurate and reliable information about climate science, and for informed and constructive discussions and balanced and fair commentary. Indeed, Gavin's silence proves once more what an important player in the blogsciencophere "The Climate Scum" has become. We are now so big and well respected that the Team is scared witless! This is the final nail in the coffin of the global warming swindle!
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