Going from step 3 to 4
- First, they fear you.
- Then they match you.
- Then they laugh at you.
- Then they ignore you.
- Then you lose
The big fish then feed on the minnows, for instance, Real Climate and Brad DeLong have cited Tim Lambert as an authority, including on my own work, yet to my knowledge Lambert has never actually engaged anything I've published in the peer reviewed literature much less any substantive arguments that I've made. Of course he doesn'tThers points out that this is really a piece of splendidiferous writing (Parental discretion advised) equal to the best Tom Friedman ever wrote and expands upon it
Big fish eat tiny minnow fish, except for one of the big fish, who has a fanciful aquatic imagination and also employs powerful farm machinery for the purposes of forward progress. The large fish and the devoured minnows and the farmer fish are all in the same family. . .There is a truth here, Roger has become the Tom Friedman of climate blogging, a writer of mush, but an awful lot of mush.
UPDATE: Since this is getting linked to and what follows is more of a tweet than a post, Eli will answer the question of what does Roger want: To rob the IPCC and US Global Change Research Program of any legitimacy. Given the rather prominent position in CIRES of several key contributors to the IPCC and the incestuous connections of the university to the local government labs involved in the USGCRP, this is not without dangers for him.