Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Skeptical Science: Too Inaccurate for Joe Romm

In March of 2012, the climate alarmist website Skeptical Science had their forums "hacked" and the contents posted online. In these it was revealed that Skeptical Science was found to be even too inaccurate for fellow alarmist Joe Romm of Climate Progress,
"Just got this email from Joe Romm: You must do more post vetting. More errors are creeping into posts and it will start making people like me wary of using them." - John Cook [Skeptical Science], December 2, 2011
This was met with both admission and denial,
"...I somewhat agree with Romm. There does seem to be a perpensity of us towards producing masss volumes of articles when I feel sometimes we should be spending more time critiquing." - Robert Way [Skeptical Science], December 2, 2011
"I am pretty much done reading Romm. His knee-jerk attacks on anything remotely contradictory to his own narrative as "flawed" are irksome in the extreme." - thingsbreak [Skeptical Science], December 3, 2011
"I don't care for Romm either, [...] For the sake of accuracy, we can afford to wait until the heavy hitters have weighed in, we don't have to pretend to an authority we don't have." - nealjking [Skeptical Science], December 3, 2011
"Romm is waspish and curt, [...] but I have noticed that SkS tends to run into trouble when we do our own analysis." - Albatross (Julian Brimelow) [Skeptical Science], December 3, 2011
"I think our own analysis needs to be vetted externally or by those absolutely qualified on the subject matter prior to being put out there." - Robert Way [Skeptical Science], December 3, 2011
"Romm was the one to rubbish the Schmittner study. He got burnt. Tough titties." - Rob Painting [Skeptical Science], December 3, 2011
"Maybe Romm is getting a touch jealous of SkS's rising fame." - Rob Honeycutt [Skeptical Science], December 3, 2011

From the Skeptical Science "leak": Interesting stuff about generating and marketing "The Consensus Project" (Tom Nelson, March 23, 2012)
Skeptical Science hacked, private user details publicly posted online (Skeptical Science, March 25, 2011)
Alarmism or Not? Joe Romm and the 'Crying Wolf' Dilemma (Watts Up With That?, May 1, 2012)

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