Frustrating

Yesterday, I posted not one but two warnings about a fraudulent website that supposedly exposed the theory of anthropogenic global warming as being completely wrong. I posted in my update who the entire thing traced back to. People are still being caught by this scam. Folks, I do not think this was a hoax. I think it was a quite intentional fraud meant to trap some dissenters. This sort of thing will probably become more common – and more sophisticated.

The Left is bound to trumpet their momentary success as a proof that the GlobWarm skeptics are wrong.

Two possibilities. One is a bunch of smart grad students at MIT or Caltech. That's the innocent explanation, and we can all have a good laugh.

The other possibility is a very slick dirty trick from the Left.

It could be hard to distinguish between the two, since college students also tend to be Leftist True Believers. We will probably find out more in the coming days. The web allows a lot of back-tracing.

Which is being done at this point, BTW. If you don't believe this was intentional, you might want to look at this:

“We’re just the website design company,” said David Thorpe at Cyberium in Wales, listed as the administrator of the site. “I don’t know anything about the content. We were just asked to put the website up.”

Phone calls to the owner of the site, listed as being in Japan, went nowhere and e-mails have bounced back.

…So who is behind this? Any ideas?

This was up at Reuters a few hours ago. It probably took quite some time to get the story up over there. So the story was fed to the wire services. I would not be surprised if it AP reports it soon. I tried my best to get the word out on this, it was not enough.

I pwned this less than one half hour after opening the email – and it only took that long because I triple checked everything.

Again, for the search engine records: geoclimaticstudies.info is a FRAUD. Dr Hiroko Takebe of the Journal of Geoclimatic Studies is a FRAUD. The study on the effect of benthic bacteria on global warming detailed in the "Journal of Geoclimatic Studies" is a FRAUD. Journal of Geoclimatic Studies is a FRAUD. Journal of Geoclimatic Studies is a FRAUD. Journal of Geoclimatic Studies is a FRAUD. Journal of Geoclimatic Studies is a FRAUD. Journal of Geoclimatic Studies is a FRAUD. Benthic Bacteria study + Global Warming is a FRAUD.

UPDATE: Thanks to American Thinker for the link. And thanks to the folks who followed the link. Please do take a look around.

And if you are a blogger you need to post these words for the search engines to fins. Seriously.

Again, for the search engine records: geoclimaticstudies.info is a FRAUD. Dr Hiroko Takebe of the Journal of Geoclimatic Studies is a FRAUD. The study on the effect of benthic bacteria on global warming detailed in the "Journal of Geoclimatic Studies" is a FRAUD. Journal of Geoclimatic Studies is a FRAUD. Journal of Geoclimatic Studies is a FRAUD. Journal of Geoclimatic Studies is a FRAUD. Journal of Geoclimatic Studies is a FRAUD. Journal of Geoclimatic Studies is a FRAUD. Benthic Bacteria study + Global Warming is a FRAUD.

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14 Responses to Frustrating

  1. When David Thorpe said

    ;We’re just the website design company,” said David Thorpe at Cyberium in Wales, listed as the administrator of the site. “I don’t know anything about the content. We were just asked to put the website up.”

    He is lying.

  2. Gaius says:

    I think that’s obvious.

  3. chuck says:

    Google turns up Journal of Geoclimatic Studies as the first hit. So I think you need that as a search string also.

  4. Greg says:

    Kudos on the great detective work.

    Bloggers wanting to give you a boost in the search engines can also link to THIS page with any of your suggested text links

    geoclimaticstudies.info
    Dr Hiroko Takebe
    Journal of Geoclimatic Studies
    effect of benthic bacteria on global warming
    Benthic Bacteria study
    Global Warming is a FRAUD.
    etc.

    Just a thought. :)

  5. Paul says:

    Just a further thought. Thorpe is described as being resident in Machynlleth. Curiously, noted British climate alarmist – and I mean hysterical alarmist – George Monbiot has recently moved there in search of the rural life. Like I said, just a thought…

  6. mockinbird says:

    I smell sombody desperately trying to protect or obtain government grant money.

  7. Cedric Richeson says:

    Thorpe admits to participating in the hoax but claims another wrote the copy. See his myspace account; he is quite proud of his lie.
    http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=116622796&blogID=326953211

  8. Gaius says:

    Nice catch – thanks for the tip, Cedric.

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  10. James Bailey says:

    Thanks for the good work Gaius and Cedric.

    Lying in a believable way to try and discredit those that believe the lies. A really stupid thing to do. The people attacked become victims rather than fools. The attacker discredits himself most of all, but his very act smears the side he is defending. Some good scientist may even have participated in the fraud by writing the article.

    Now, are we sure that this isn’t some elaborate attempt to smear the AGW believers as frauds? After all, it has gotten national attention. Even Limbaugh could be involved, after all he cited the fraud, and then quickly corrected himself, followed by punishing himself with the reward of a day off. (hee hee)

    Crossing, double-crossing, triple-crossing, once it gets started there is no end in sight.

  11. psa says:

    Convenient lie.

    Convenient timing.

    Wednesday, November 07, 2007

    Weather Channel Founder: Global Warming ‘Greatest Scam in History’

    http://icecap.us/index.php/go/joes-blog/comments_about_global_warming/

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  13. meleager says:

    In Kim Stanley Robinson’s trilogy “Red Mars”, Green Mars” and “Blue Mars”, Hiroko is the name of the leader of the “greens” segment of the party of 100 colonists to Mars. Mars is terraformmed into an inhabitable world. One tool they us is carbon-fixing, benthic cynobacteria.
    The other side were the “reds” who wanted to keep Mars pristine. In the book anyway the reds were terrorists.

    meleager

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