A sea level Golden Horseshoe nominee*

A good question would be why I bothered to research a claim in an obscure comment, on an obscure letter to the editor in a regional newspaper I have never read, and I don’t really have a good answer. Clearly, looking for substantive points in newspaper comment threads is a bit of a fool’s errand, but I was still surprised at how completely wrong every single aspect of the comment was. Given that I did look into it, it is worth sharing here – just on the off chance it will save someone else the bother.

* The Golden Horseshoe award, whose name derives from the Hammett quote above, is for spectacular wrongness in the climate discussion, first initiated by SomeAreBoojums, and occasionally revived by the Wabett.

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  1. Steve Fish:

    Re- Comment by Everette L. Wampler — 11 Nov 2012 @ 4:00 PM:

    You missed the biggest one. Three- The propaganda by the monied interests that are successfully creating confusion and fear in the uneducated public, just like they did for tobacco, lead pollution, ozone, asbestos, and more. If you don’t recognize this you have been taken in. Steve