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Alarmist spammer unleashes Twitterbot to stifle climate debate

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

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An Australian software developer grew tired of debating climate realists on Twitter so he created spambot to wear down his opponents. The bot responds to anyone who expresses skepticism about man-made global warming by posting one of hundreds of canned replies in an attempt to frustrate skeptics.

buy baclofen online, withdrawal symptoms of baclofen , symptoms of and tinnitus 10 mg bivirkninger baclofen creme kopen en colombia for tmj. research how long stay in your system baclofen ameisen pompa forum 10mg price . Nigel Leck, an Australian software developer, grew tired of debating climate realists on Twitter so he created a spambot to “wear down” his opponents. The bot, @AI_AGW atarax (atarax indications) – sale: 10% off ! atarax: order atarax , scans Twitter every five minutes looking for key phrases commonly used by those who challenge the global warming orthodoxy.  It then posts one of hundreds of canned responses hoping to frustrate skeptics. CFACT’s Twitter account @CFACT (follow us!) often receives many of these unsolicited messages each day. Since the bot became active on May 26, 2010, it has sent out over 40,000 tweets, or an average of more than 240 updates per day!

Technology Review gushed that Leck’s bot “answers Twitter users who aren’t even aware of their own ignorance.”  Leck claims that his little bit of trollware is commonly mistaken as a genuine Twitter user leading the unsuspecting to sometimes debate it for days. Eventually it wears people down. (more…)

The other Copenhagen conference

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

In an elegant, 18th-century chamber at the Architectural Institute of Copenhagen, the other Copenhagen climate conference took place. Organized, improbably but successfully, by a British cleric and a Danish journalist under the auspices of the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (www.cfact.org), the conference was at one point attracting almost as much media attention as the pantomime attended by the national delegations.

At our conference, among the classical landscape panels beneath the finely-wrought plasterwork ceiling, some of the world’s foremost scientists in climatology and related fields discussed something that is not on the agenda at the panto: the science and economics of “global warming”.

True theology, true journalism, true science, and mathematical logic share an important concept largely unknown to scientists and entirely unknown to the environmental extremists shrieking and hooting in every corner of the vast ugliness that is the Bella Center. That concept is objective or absolute truth – truth that is true in itself, whether or not you or I or anyone believe it to be true or wish it to be true. (more…)