This is funny
I am looking at the silly paper on an AI tool for spotting “denialists”
The training material codes Phil Jones Climategate email stating that he will keep certain papers out of the IPCC as climate denial category 5.2 🤣
I’m starting to think this must be a Sokal!!
More fun ‘n games with the Skeptical Science guys
My mere existence as described in the statement below from their training dataset is labeled as climate denial category 1.7
My polite responses to Joe Romm earn a climate denial category 5.2 rating
How did my widely-cited peer-reviewed work & I specifically became coded as “climate denial” in this algorithm?
Algorithm training was done by people pursuing a decade+ vendetta against me
They are automating character assassination & calling it “science”
Let’s say a Facebook or Twitter decides to run with the new AI climate denial detector
That means that anyone mentioning this peer-reviewed, widely-cited & accurate paper would be labeled a “denialist”
That’s … crazy, right?
It also means that anyone mentioning me and the fact I am a professor at the University of Colorado and details of my accomplishments would be labeled by the algorithm as a “climate denialist”
I know the Skeptical Science guys intensely hate me, but this is . . . something
In the test of the climate denial algorithm it flagged a mention of this peer-reviewed paper (2005, 412 citations) as “climate denial”
Pielke Jr, R. A., Landsea, C., Mayfield, M., Layer, J., & Pasch, R. (2005). Hurricanes and global warming. BAMS, 86(11), 1571-1576.
On one level the climate denial algorithm is a huge success
These guys have spent a decade+ trying to demonize (falsely) me & my research as a “denier”
They have successfully automated that effort & in the process revealed to everyone exactly what they are up to
More for this thread . . .
Other unambiguously true statements flagged as “climate denial” by the nice algorithm developed by the good folks doing this “study”
If we didn’t know it already, I’ve got one of these
on my back
Don’t worry good science wins in the end
via Watts Up With That?
December 11, 2021