Delingpole: How I totally crushed the ocean acidification alarmist loons

Posted: January 10, 2017 by oldbrew in alarmism, humour, News, Ocean dynamics, opinion

Well, gave them a black eye at least. Climate whingers have managed to score an own goal by referring JD to the press complaints people and losing the case. Having taken some stick he naturally seizes the opportunity to rub it in.

Meet Dr Phil Williamson: climate ‘scientist’; Breitbart-hater; sorely in need of a family size tube of Anusol to soothe the pain after his second failed attempt to close down free speech by trying to use press regulation laws to silence your humble correspondent.

Williamson – who is attached to the University of East Anglia, home of the Climategate emails – got very upset about some articles I’d written for Breitbart and the Spectator pouring scorn on his junk-scientific field, Ocean Acidification.

In my view Ocean Acidification is little more than a money-making scam for grant-troughing scientists who couldn’t find anything more productive to do with their semi-worthless environmental science degrees. The evidence that Ocean Acidification represents any kind of threat is threadbare – and getting flimsier by the day.

But if, like Williamson, you are being paid large sums of money to conduct a research programme into Ocean Acidification, you’ll obviously want to defend your mink-lined, gold-plated carriage on the climate change gravy train.

So first he wrote a long, earnest defence of his income stream in Marine Biologist. Then, when no one cared, he made a formal complaint about one of my articles to the UK press regulatory body IPSO. And to judge by the punchy tone of this piece he published in Nature before Christmas, he fully expected to win.

Tragically, though, he just lost. After a long deliberation, IPSO has released its verdict and found that I had no case to answer. Williamson’s complaint was not upheld.

I’m trying hard to be modest here; I’m trying not to gloat. But I’m afraid the facts of the case just won’t allow me.

JD continues his analysis here.

  1. Bitter&twisted says:

    Great story and victory for Dellers.
    These climate charlatans and astrologists need to be called out every time they open their lying mouths.
    It is the only way to stop the green scams and haul snouts from the trough.

    Speaking of which, I never thought I’d be in agreement with Martin McGuinness!

  2. Climatism says:

    Reblogged this on Climatism and commented:
    Nice one Dellers – exposing the elitist academic eco loons who push their CO2 junk science with unlimited “Climate Change” funds leached from the impoverished taxpayer.

  3. The word they are looking for is something like de-alkalinization – which “word” tells us all we need to know about how popular the reality is over the hype

  4. Scottish Sceptic says:

    January 10, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    The word they are looking for is something like de-alkalinization – which “word” tells us all we need to know about how popular the reality is over the hype
    The concept of ‘acidification’
    The ocean currently has a pH greater than 7.0
    and is therefore ‘basic’; it is nearly impossible,
    chemically, for all of it to actually become ‘acidic’.
    Why do we therefore refer to ‘ocean acidification’?
    That is because acidification is the direction of
    travel, the trend, regardless of the starting point. The
    same term is used elsewhere, for example in wine
    making, blood chemistry and soil science, to refer
    to increasing acidity, regardless of whether the initial
    conditions are acidic or basic. A direct comparison
    can be made to the words we use to describe
    temperature changes: an increase from 0°C to 5°C is
    still cold (for most of us), yet is called ‘warming’.

  5. philjourdan says:

    The article illustrates the tenuous freedom of the press in the UK. Whether you like or agree with what he said or not, he should always have the right to say it. Sadly, that is becoming a vanishing ability in much of the world.

  6. oldbrew says:

    Another topic for Dellers to consider…

    PEI: Tidal lagoon supporters await government review

    The Hendry Review, an evaluation of the viability of tidal lagoon projects, is due out on Thursday, and supporters of the technology are urging the government as to its benefits.

  7. linneamogren says:

    The Cambrian period witnessed the largest expansion of life on earth ( within our oceans ) while C02 levels were as high as 7000 ppm

  8. tom0mason says:

    Delingpole’s finishing flourish needs nothing to be added but to be quoted —

    Thank goodness I did win, though – not so much for my own sake but for the far more important causes of freedom of speech, honest and open scientific enquiry and responsible use of taxpayers’ money.

    Oh, and also, for the sheer joy of causing some really dreadful, low-grade people endless amounts of teeth-gnashing misery.

    Williamson, consider yourself pwned. Now, back into your box, where you belong, you lank-haired pillock.

    🙂 🙂 🙂