Sad to say, but if there’s creepy energy think-tank money to be had and fragile denier egos to be stroked, one former weatherman turned anti-science crusader has proven himself ready and able to do both:
HotWhopper — He started his first protest article with:
Prepare yourselves for the second coming of Katrina, because you can bet that this storm will be hyped as an indicator of “global warming”.This article was all about pre-empting any link between weather disasters and global warming. The tragedy was just unfolding and all Anthony Watts was worried about was whether or not it would be viewed as a sign of things to come as the world warms. In that first post he was also having a go at Heidi Cullen for goodness knows what. All she did was tweet a link to a NASA article, which seemed to have escaped Anthony’s attention at the time.
After which Watts reportedly goes into a few flip-flopping tirades against selected science bloggers including Greg Laden. Simply because over time, Greg and many others have had the audacity to note that hurricanes are heat engines and therefore could arguably become more common or more powerful or both as the biosphere warms. Greg sure documented Watts’ preemptive flurries of denial and he was dead on balls accurate about it.