Wednesday, 9 December 2009

TV Volt : fun quiz

Een lezer informeerde me dat Hans Labohm vanavond te gast is in het VRT programma VOLT om 20u45

In Kopenhagen is de wereldklimaattop aan de gang. Iedereen is het erover eens: de uitstoot van broeikasgassen moet gevoelig naar beneden, willen we de opwarming van de aarde omkeren. Een akkoord in Kopenhagen is van vitaal belang voor de planeet.

Maar stel nu eens dat die opwarming niet het gevolg is van het broeikaseffect? Dat er andere factoren aan het werk zijn? Dat uw pas geïnstalleerde zonnepaneel wel energie oplevert maar niets bijdraagt aan het klimaat? En is die analyse eigenlijk nog wel bespreekbaar?

Een discussie in de Voltstudio.

Quizvraag :

Tel hoeveel drogredeneringen, fouten en cherrypicks Hans vanavond ten gehore gaat brengen.

De persoon die het juiste aantal het dichtst weet te benaderen wint een exemplaar van het uitstekende boek Climate Cover Up.

Ja écht.


  1. Dear Jules,

    I'm getting a bit pissed off and very sceptical about the thoughtfulness your put into the claims you make on your weblog. Two things that struck me about this particular artictle:

    - You put a lot of effort in debunking claims made by Hans Labohm. I read on another blog that he makes some very suggestive claims by fiddling with graphs and data. Nice of you to put this effort in finding the errors.

    But I have to say, after seeing this ( recent video of Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Timmermans and his explanation of Dutch national and international policy and current state of predictions. That scares the crap out of me. And I mean specifically the part in which he says that he chooses to believe the biggest pile of research papers has more credibility to him than a small pile. I wish you would get into that video as well. Please explain to me why Labohms outings are of more importance than our Minister of Foreign Affairs. Then again. Maybe I haven't read the article in which you talk about this.

    - You give away a trophy in the form of the book Climate Cover Up and say its an excellent book. I just want you to know that it's written by:

    James Hoggan (PR president for a firm, working for Al Gore) -->


    Richard Littlemore (journalist and employee for the PR firm of James Hoggan, trained by Al Gore) -->

    You seem very keen on your blog do dismiss many people based on 'personal bias'. I mentioned this before in you other post. I'm just dumbfounded by the way you take double standards in this.

    Can you help me out here? You are losing me.

  2. jurrie,

    once again you are posing some good questions and i really think they deserve more than just a quick hasty answer

    i did start writing an answer to your questions in draft, but after having written 2.5 pages in Ms Word i have the feeling i still only sketched the big lines.

    => Just to say that yes you will receive a lenghty reply, but unfortunately once again i have to ask you to give me the time to write it.
    it 1.30 am and i have to work tomorrow...

    stay tuned :)