Australian global warming alarmist Stephan Lewandowski decided he’d had enough of people challenging him with statistical analysis and data issues. So he is drafting a paper that concludes anyone who disagrees with him is crazy.
Unfortunately for him, statistical analysis and data issues have felled the report before it even made the rounds of the compliant MSM.
Among other things, it appears Lewandowski based the title of his report – the ever colorful “NASA faked the moon landing – therefore (climate) science is a hoax: An anatomy of the motivated rejection of science” – on the responses of ten people (WUWT). Making matters worse, it appears that there were at least two different versions of the survey, which is an absolute no-no (WUWT) – not to be confused with different answer paths within one survey, which is far from unusual, or segmented surveys for different population groups, which is OK so long as it’s strictly controlled. Finally, Lewandowski’s “survey” was conducted online, with no measures to prevent multiple answers from the same person.
In short, it’s a statistical disaster, and I’m being kind; it certainly looks like an attempt to skew towards a desired outcome.
For those who are keeping track (admittedly not easy given the numbers), we are now at a total of forty examples of data manipulation, errors, and other shenanigans from global warming alarmism, and that’s just from what I’ve been able to blog on this subject over the last two and a half years.
This one just deals with numerical fudging to slander opponents, rather than manipulating climate data itself, so it doesn’t count.
You can go back to obsessing about Charlotte now.
Cross-posted to Virginia Virtucon