Wikipedia has a tendency for cliques to form and in the case of Wikipedia’s Anthropogenic Global Warming disciples (i.e. the AGW true believers) a huge proportion are easily identifiable as friends on facebook. What’s the big deal you say? Well, on Wikipedia you aren’t supposed to go around asking your friends to vote with you in order to determine Wikipedia content and policy.
However, with the AGW disciples this seems to happen quite often, sometimes subtle, other times it is blazingly obvious. One example would be when Tim Lambert showed up out of the blue, after a month-long plus hiatus, at the esoteric reliable sources noticeboard in order to mock the people saying his blog was an unreliable source. In fact, this group of facebook friends, larger than I’ve mentioned, has even gone so far as to use their authority as administrators to defend their ilk.
And so, I present to you a funny flow chart I made up of recent events, which demonstrates not only the mentality and subculture of Wikipedia’s AGW alarmists, but it is also eerily similar to the tactics used by alarmist/activist climate “scientists”, as demonstrated by the Climategate disclosures.
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Links to the relevant Wikipedia pages:
History file of the Zbigniew Jaworowski article (notice they still have the LaRouche thing in the article)
Well, at least they aren’t trying to make this guy look like a believer in Martians – which is what they’ve done to other AGW skeptics on Wikipedia.
Note: The original posting included “Guettarda’s” real name, which I didn’t consider a problem since it is blazing obvious, easily found, and highlights his professional conflict of interest (nothing special with this group) in this area. However, one of their group complained about being “outed,” and even though it isn’t against any policy, GoRight thinks we should respect their wishes and remove that information, and while I think this is typical of their power-tripping mentality and desire to control information I’ll respect GoRight’s feelings on this matter.