Prof Brian Cox: prettier than Brigstocke but just as wrong

Martin Durkin is a hero of mine, not just for his courage in making the first mainstream British TV programme seriously to challenge the idea of Man Made Global Warming – The Great Global Warming Swindle – but also for the equally brilliant programme he made on our eye-wateringly vast national debt, Britain’s Trillion Pound Horror Story.

So I’m delighted to be able to put up a guest post of his on the subject of…

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6 thoughts on “Prof Brian Cox: prettier than Brigstocke but just as wrong”

  1. We should give Mr Durkin a Knighthood and the sanctimonious socialist creep Mr Coz a bullet.

    Peer review is a suffocating consensus of the scientific establishment precisely as Mr Durkin describes. One of the main foundations of the internet was indeed for scientists to discuss and review each others work and AVOID establishment suffocation.

    Nothing in the world has EVER progressed by consensus. It is always the individual work of mavericks in all fields that first gains acceptance by fringe groups and early adopters and then permeates the herd changing the old consensus of wider society.

    And Government has NEVER been the melting pot for new (or great) ideas. It is the private sector, individuals and commercial organisations, that always come up with new knowledge, push the envelope, change society.

    How could it be else? Gov’t is filled to over flowing with empty idealists, criminals and incompetent crones. Gov’t is the dustbin of society, a follower, a catch up kid, never ever a leader in any field.

    99% of all knowledge resides in individuals hands and commercial hands. As the self-serving, useless, ignorant Totalitarian scum of Western Gov’ts attack Wikileaks they will see how totally incompetent and stupid Gov’t is versus the private individual.

    A club of overwhelming force to batter a hornets nest of bright young hackers. Watch Gov’t first be torn to shreds and then capitulate with snake oil to cover their abject ignorant defeat

  2. Hi James

    Keep up the great writing, the only way to get this information into the thick headed masses is through repetition with concrete facts. I think you need to pitch a show to a channel like channel 4 with the title “fact vs fiction”, similar to “It’s only a theory” which is a great concept, but hosted by comedians that utterly fail.

    Hosted by you, you get a topic per episode, get a respectable professional/professor (or 2) for each side of the argument and let the debate begin. The rule is you are only allowed to debate with facts by stating papers, data sets, historical evidance and No OPIONS, No “I think” ,No “the consensus is”

    Guests are required to send evidence in advance to the show for authenticity verification, but neither knows the others facts. Might need a rating system, weak for simulation facts, medium for short term trends/data sets, strong for historical/long term trends, other factors might be number of studies showing similar results, variety of peers, ect.

    On the night, facts need to be short and powerful. Points are awarded for facts that cannot be countered or facts that are proven to be false by other facts.

    Quick terrible example…
    Eg. Guest 1 – “Co2 emmisions by man excede natural emmisions, 20 tons vs 10 tons. (Paper by Gene Wool 07)”
    Guest 2 – “Co2 emmisions by the pacific ocean in a year is equivalent to 10 years of man made CO2, 5 tons. (Paper by Will Dawn)”
    Guest 1 – “I have no rebuttle”
    Host- ” Point to Guest 2, Guest 2 shall now head the debate till Guest 1 can either rebut or Guest 1 concedes to the subject, which in this case is: Man produces more CO2 than nature”
    Subject is won by Guest 2, new subect is “CO2’s involvement in the greenhouse effect”

    Several subjects are set to break down the theory, focus the arguments and used in the final score to announce the winner, I think it would be the next QI, those that are not willing to put their facts to the test of an opposing respected peer, are merely spitting fiction instead.

    Other thing I wanted to let you know, found these 2 articles on the earth might be entering a new ice age.

    http://www.helium.com/items/1837151-why-earth-may-be-entering-a-new-ice-age

    http://www.nationalpost.com/story.html?id=edae9952-3c3e-47ba-913f-7359a5c7f723&k=0#ixzz0oLvzRJFt

  3. I happened upon your “blog” because I have alerts for Professor Brian Cox. You can whine all you want, but that won’t stop what is happening. In the end, the planet will be fine, but humans (who soil their environment) will die off.

    Denying a car hurdling at you won’t make it kill you any less. Rather than wasting all your time and energy spewing at anyone you disagee with you, why don’t you learn some actual science and do something useful.

    Or continue on your silly path and end up with a heart attack or embollism.

  4. Jules,

    Here’s a basic (Under 12 schoolboy) science lesson/question for you, see if you can work it out:

    Atmospheric content of Earth

    10,000-50,000 parts per million – Water (vapour)

    385 parts per million – Carbon Dioxide (CO2 to you)

    Water vapour is 20x more powerful as a greenhouse gas than CO2 as well as being 25x to well over 100x more common in Earths atmosphere. (This is not a trick question but an Under 12 schoolboy maths one). Which greenhouse gas warms the most?

    Answers on a Postcard to:
    Shrill Green Empties Campaign
    Al Gore Financial Fraud Towers
    Monbiot Scientific Idiots Street
    The School for Retards
    East Anglian
    AGW RIP

  5. CO2 at the present concentration is just adequate to sustain life . Any more pollution from the 70.000 plus manmade chemicals in our environment and we risk being killed by them . How stupid is that?.

  6. Jules, Here’s a basic (Under 12 schoolboy) science lesson/question for you, see if you can work it out: Atmospheric content of Earth 10,000-50,000 parts per million – Water (vapour) 385 parts per million – Carbon Dioxide (CO2 to you) Water vapour is 20x more powerful as a greenhouse gas than CO2 as well as being 25x to well over 100x more common in Earths atmosphere. (This is not a trick question but an Under 12 schoolboy maths one). Which greenhouse gas warms the most? Answers on a Postcard to: Shrill Green Empties Campaign Al Gore Financial Fraud Towers Monbiot Scientific Idiots Street The School for Retards East Anglian AGW RIP

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