Peer Reviewed Sexual Harassment

At the 45 minute mark of my Washington State Senate testimony two years ago, (former) Senator Ranker slaps down a pile of peer-reviewed junk science on the table.

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42 Responses to Peer Reviewed Sexual Harassment

  1. Colorado Wellington says:

    Heh. I totally forgot about the excitable foot soldier at 49:39.

    Senator Ranker liked his vigorous defense of the scientific method:

    “The science is settled!”

  2. gregole says:


    You put up with a lot of crap. I don’t know how you do it!

    But bravo!

  3. Johansen says:

    I left Washington for California long ago. Can’t stand the Socialist Authoritarians up there. I would rather take my Socialism straight, without a bunch of fakery

    Question is, does this fellow realize how stupid he looks now?

    And for god’s sake, will the Seattle Times show a picture of this gal? We wanna know what she looks like… come on!

    • Cannon Cocker says:

      ‘I would rather take my Socialism straight”

      Which one; Russia, China, the old former Soviet eastern Europe, Cuba, Vietnam, Laos , Cambodia, Cuba, NoKorea, Venezuela, the dozen in Africa? /sarc

      • Johansen says:

        yes and yes… it doesn’t seem to work anywhere, does it. And the only reason “Democratic Socialism” (a la Norway) seems to work is because they’re propped up by **oil**. Take the oil platforms away, and Norway’s cradle to grave economy goes away

        • arn says:

          Sometimes even oil is not enough

          -claim people in Venezuela.

          It seems that communism and islam have many things in common:Either you sit on a pile of oil or in a pile of shit,
          except that communism is so disfunctional and against reason and human nature that it can even fail with oil.

        • Tim A says:

          My brother moved there and married a Norwegian woman and has drunk the kool-aid….he even worked in the oil and gas industry there. I have always thought what you stated…it’s a green/co2 spewing country…

        • Robertv says:

          Norway is becoming a Big Brother place where ‘government’ wants to know everything about you. But the same goes for most EU countries.

        • Anders Valland says:

          It works in Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Finland too….but you probably have figured out how they are propped up by something. It can’t just be that it works, can it?
          Norway was prospering before the oil came along, and without it we would be in a very good situation today with our social democratic foundation of society – just as the Swedes, the Danes, the Finnish and our good friends in Iceland are.
          No denying the enormous influence oil has had on our country, but saying that is the only reason our nation works is silly. We do go back a couple of thousand years (at least) and you might want to know something about that to understand where we are today.

          • just a thought says:

            “It can’t be that it works, can it?”

            Maybe, if income tax at 102% is called “working.”

            “Astrid Lindgren, author of the popular “Pippi Longstocking” children’s books, discovered that she was losing money by being popular. She had to pay a tax of 102 percent on any new book she sold.”

            I’ve read that the other Nordic countries socialism isn’t doing all that well, either. More particularly, they aren’t completely socialist, in that they have non-socialist policies as well. They probably have to, otherwise they couldn’t pay for those that are.

          • just a thought says:

            Oh, and here’s something about Sweden that their socialism hasn’t helped them with.

            Also, about oil. Venezuela has buckets of it. Just saying.

          • Gator says:

            Demographics play a huge roll, Scandinavia is nothing like the US. Then there is defense spending, the cost of the UN, massive differences in infrastructure, etc…

            Apples to Oranges.

      • Robertv says:

        Director of Government Relations NOT Private Relations

        But than all these useless jobs make government SO expensive.

  4. fhsiv says:

    Amazing the amount of disrespect you were given by those “representatives”, including Mr. Ranker, who are so certain about something that just ain’t so.

    • arn says:

      Isn’t it strange that they go so batshit crazy about an abstract thing like ckimate??

      The reason is simple-if they would not act like that people would not give a shit about AGW and never pay a co2 tax.

    • Robertv says:

      It’s the only way to climb the ladder. He who can sell the most shit to the public with a straight face climbs faster.
      If you try that in the real world you will be soon out of business but in politics it makes you a winner.

  5. Psalmon says:

    “Some of the academics promoting global warming are of very questionable character.”

    That one in particular must have really bit him hard. LOL.

  6. Chauncey Chapman III says:

    Tony, where can I find the version of this video with your slides?

  7. Don’t look now but there’s a link on Dr Curry’s website to a feminist “takedown” of Richard Feynmann. The thing alleges usavory confessions in “Surely You’re Joking…” which I cannot recall at all, all given with no quotes or even page numbers. Why such a desperate smear job? Is it because of the Feynmann quote on this blog?

    • MGJ says:

      Maybe someone triggered by stories of him playing the bongos in a strip club? Or the crime of being the wrong colour and wrong gender…who knows.

      It may not be too long now before Science faculties follow the lead of their Arts and Humanities counterparts and only allow course content from one-legged gender fluid single-parent illegal immigrant physicists to be taught at University.

    • Steven Fraser says:

      Well, what do you want a Scientist to ‘be’?

      My preference is brilliant, diligent, and… correct, all at the same time.

      In addition to those, he was also very funny, and definitely not PC, as illustrated in the mentioned book.

  8. sunsettommy says:

    Mr. Heller,

    Stephen Mosher bashed you with this statement:

    1. NASA gets its data from NOAA, NOAA ( NCDC) adjust Reykjavik using PHA
    2. Reykjavik and other hi Northern latitude stations offer some unique challenges to
    automated debiasing with PHA
    3. That has led to a change in the PHA program. Heller would not know this since he
    doesnt read documentation of the debiasing code
    For a history of some of the changes ( bug fixes, stations that were wrongly adjusted etc)
    In Version 4 ( now beta) The known issues with Hi latitude stations ( > 60N)
    will be addressed
    For the hi northern Latitude issue, see the ATBD
    in the final version of GHCN v4, The hi latitude stations are not adjusted via the algorithm.
    Looking at the beta for this station
    the adjustment adds about 10% to the trend. That differs from Berkeley were we decrease the trend a little.

    • tonyheller says:

      Mosher has lost his mind.

      • Gator says:

        Mosher is a master weaver…

        They let it be known they were weavers, and they said they could weave the most magnificent fabrics imaginable. Not only were their colors and patterns uncommonly fine, but clothes made of this cloth had a wonderful way of becoming invisible to anyone who was unfit for his office, or who was unusually stupid.

        Only the “smartest and wisest” could see the true beauty of the intangible cloth, and who wants to be considered stupid?

        “Oh, it’s beautiful -it’s enchanting.” The old minister peered through his spectacles. “Such a pattern, what colors!” I’ll be sure to tell the Emperor how delighted I am with it.”

        “We’re pleased to hear that,” the swindlers said. They proceeded to name all the colors and to explain the intricate pattern. The old minister paid the closest attention, so that he could tell it all to the Emperor. And so he did.

        The swindlers at once asked for more money, more silk and gold thread, to get on with the weaving. But it all went into their pockets. Not a thread went into the looms, though they worked at their weaving as hard as ever.

        No wonder our public schools want to remove classical education and replace it with anti-American leftist PC propaganda.

        There is nothing new under the Sun, as Hans Christian Andersen pointed out nearly 200 years ago. Mosher is either a fool or a fraud, there is no middle ground here.

  9. sunsettommy says:

    My comment is still in moderation.

  10. mopar440 says:

    Tony, Thanks for all your hard work here. I share everything you do with as many others as possible. Many of my friends who are also geologists appreciate your efforts. We are spreading the word. Unfortunately we’re working against a huge force of lying journalists, politicians and the public school system. I work for a large US insurance company and the CEO, son of the Chairman, asked me about climate change because he said they are under constant pressure from investors and others to cave to the climate change religion like so many other companies have. I referred him here and to others such as William Happer. Keep up the fight!

  11. JCalvertN(UK) says:

    He should have restricted himself to the activity his name suggests.

  12. AndyDC says:

    Your presentation reminded of me of the old song “Killing me Softly”. You were so calm, poised and collected, while the poor lunatic was frothing at the mouth, obviously going off the deep end. It was so much fun to watch and it made my day!

  13. Robertv says:

    Kevin Ranker 2013

    Prof Don Easterbrook Crashes the Global Warming Party

    • Disillusioned says:

      Kevin Ranker appears to be a Rank Amateur when it comes to climate. And, from what I have read and seen, he also appears to be an unhinged egomaniac. I reserve the right to be wrong.

    • Disillusioned says:

      Watching Ranker was very, very laborious. I had to stop the video for some personal stuff. Now I’m halfway through it and the real climate deniers are very hard to watch.

      The BOOM (well, one of the biggest BOOMs – Dr. Easterbrook keeps overwhelming these people with facts):

      Apparently those folks have some level of intelligence. But, how can any intelligent human being ignore the original data, and totally accept all the manipulations that corrupt that original data, and confidently believe the manipulations are better than the original data?

      Science is not about opinions of others. It is about experiment and results from that experiment. No person, no group of people – no matter how high up in society, governmental or academic rank – should ever be able to change my mind about empirical scientific findings, without consideration of the findings.

      Thank you for the video, Robertv!

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