Idiotic Denier Of The Day

Some awards come easily to some people and this one for Idiotic mis-interpretation of the evidence is well deserved by Steve Goddard and awarded to him over at uknowispeaksense, full repost below;

Idiotic denier graph of the day, August 26,2012

Yep, something a little different. I got my 3-year-old niece to draw on a piece of paper with a fat blue crayon and this is what she drew.
Conrats Steve Goddard! You have graduated from preschool.
Yes, ok. You got me, my niece would never use such a fat crayon to draw a graph, unless she wanted it to be fuzzy. This masterpiece is the work of Steve Goddard who, at his woefully misnamed blog, “Real Science” is trying to debunk a strawman. According to Steve, in 2007 AGW proponents, “went hysterical and told us that the Arctic would be ice free by 2008, 2010, 2012 or 2013″ and then provided this……..graph to debunk it. Of course, Steve ‘I just graduated preschool’ Goddard, didn’t provide a reference to these statements. So some mythical scientists have been debunked. Well done Steve, well done. You really showed…….them. Of course, my mate Geoffrey Brown faithfully cut and paste the same graph over at my favourite denier den, the official blog of the Climate Sceptics Party and included an admission to being a conspiracy theorist of the highest order, but that’s for another day.
So what of this….graph? Well, Steve supplied a link to the data he has used for his blue crayon special and it seems it goes all the way back to 1979. It’s no wonder he cherrypicked the last few years. Here’s a graph or two from the same website. First, what Steve’s magic blue crayon graph would have looked like if he used all the data.

Next, let’s take it back a little further and look at the longer term trend broken down into seasons.
So, there you have it. “Real Science” and real science. Which are you going to accept? Personally, I think I’ll go with the latter. I’m not really into crayons.


  1. A few days back,Goddard let rip at 'alarmists' for being obsessed with Arctic ice. Since then he's posted dozens of his terse non-analyses on the very same matter.

  2. ...and of course this "Visualising Arctic Neurosis" post is typical misdirection: the relatively modest annual decline in ice area since 2007 tells you nothing about the volumetric decline over the same period,something 'Steve' knows to avoid mentioning in the same breath. Even though it would mean one more graphic and just a few more lines...

    Certainly has to be the laziest idiot in the rejectionist camp.

  3. What I see from Goddard all the time are headlines like "X inches of Drought In Y". Because so much of the US is in a state of drought, currently about 60%, rain seems to be reported by him as if the slightest drop of water can relieve drought. Too stupid for words.

  4. The poor demented wretch is determined to control his domain: the Arctic storm of early August is only to be referred to as "the winter storm in August". No other description is acceptable.

    I've looked through his threads on the storm and its effects,and it's always a "winter storm". In August...