Milloy parrots Jaworowski: dog bites man yet again.

While I’m reporting news that shouldn’t surprise anybody … this just in!

An alert reader[1] reports that Steven Milloy has discovered Zbigniew Jaworowski!

Startlingly, Milloy concludes that Jaworowski casts doubt on anthropogenic global warming!

But that’s not all. Are you sitting down?

Fox News got the scoop!

Enough of that; my sarcasmic center is saturating.

Seriously: what’s remarkable about this story is what’s not remarkable about it, viz.: the low, low standard of research required by the Junk Tech Fumento Central Science Station (JTFCSSTM) complex of anyone who will support the Cause.

Milloy is a prized hack in this effort, because he is always willing to take any rag of an argument, dry-clean it, embroider it, and hang it out again. I’m particularly tickled by Milloy’s eyewitness account of Jaworowski’s Senate testimony:

“More than 20 physico-chemical processes, mostly related to the presence of liquid water, contribute to the alteration of the original chemical composition of the air inclusion in polar ice,” Dr. Jaworowski told Senators.

I wonder if Milloy would be embarrassed to learn that Jaworowski never testified, or even left a statement, with the US Senate[2], or that the quoted passage has zero credible science to back it up, including even the short paper Jaworowski cites in support, or that Jaworowski’s history of CO2 measurement from ice cores is an egregious and inexcusable distortion of the actual research, or that the atmospheric CO2 argument Milloy quotes so admiringly is a bit of transparent flim-flam, or that the entire “statement” is a tissue of hokum, as dense with falsehood and misdirection as any supposedly scientific document to come down the pike in donkey’s years?

Nah. Remember — this is Steven Milloy we’re talking about. If there is anything capable of embarrassing him, no one has found it yet.
[1] Thanks, S!

[2] In a Jaworowski-esque display of chutzpah, Milloy cut and pasted that passage from Jaworowski’s “statement”, framed it in quotes and added the words “Dr. Jaworowski told Senators.”

4 Responses to “Milloy parrots Jaworowski: dog bites man yet again.”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Here’s the official data. He did testify to a senate comitte and these are his exact words. Also sighted at the bottom of the page are 19 resources used to back his data. I guess any critism of the global warming myth gets brushed under the carpet.

    Statement written for the Hearing before the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
    Climate Change: Incorrect information on pre-industrial CO2

    March 19, 2004

    Statement of Prof. Zbigniew Jaworowski
    Chairman, Scientific Council of Central Laboratory for Radiological Protection
    Warsaw, Poland

    I am a Professor at the Central Laboratory for Radiological Protection (CLOR) in Warsaw, Poland, a governmental institution, involved in environmental studies.
    I have snipped the rest of the comment, as it is just a cut-and-paste of the bogus Jaworowski “testimony” already available, for example, at http://www.warwickhughes.com/icecore/.

  2. site admin Says:

    “[O]fficial data”, eh? The credulity of some people is limitless. Look — just because you can find something somewhere on the Web claiming to be Senate testimony doesn’t make it so.
    Try actually checking with the US Senate. There was no hearing on March 19, 2004.

    Jaworowski is not named as a witness, nor are his words listed in the transcripts of any hearing of any Senate committee any time during that year or the next.

    And yet, because you can find an official-looking “statement” on someone’s web site purporting to be Senate testimony, you take it as gospel that Jaworowski actually testified. May I interest you in some nice beachfront property?

  3. Yelling in the fog Says:

    Anonymous seems to be a little confuses and thinks that Warwickhughes deals in facts.

    The Admin of this site has done an extremely good job of deconstructing Jaworowski. Please review his points and then you can go through them one by one!

  4. J Says:

    I’ve told Senators lots of things over the years in my letters to them.

    Perhaps I am now entitled to claim that I have given “Senate testimony”?

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