terça-feira, 12 de julho de 2011

Realclimate censorship

Realclimate.org is notoriously known for censoring comments. Examples are everywhere on the Internet, and in a couple of minutes you get a handful of them: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5). I knew this when I went there today, for the "Is Sea-Level Rise Accelerating?" post.

I bet they know that the sea level rise rate is going down, and fast. But that's not what you get when you read the article. And they don't want their readers to know. So I kept the printscreen, because I was pretty certain I would be censored. I was. But as can be seen below, the message is of no harm, except for the Global Warming religious priests, and one more clear example of "hiding the decline":

Now, what is more surprising is that you can track the amount of comment rejection at RC. My comment has id 210412; when I did this post, these were the ids available in the top right, in the Recent Comments section:
  • 210407
  • 210411
  • 210414
  • 210415
  • 210417
  • 210418
  • 210421
  • 210422
  • 210423
  • 210424
I was not alone in the rejection! Almost half of the comments are censored! But hey, I did manage to get to the bore hole, where not all of the censored comments are allowed to go!