'Science' blogger Tim Lambert caught quote doctoring, again
Back in 2007 ScienceBlogs.com blogger Tim Lambert was caught red-handed doctoring a Tim Flannery sea level rise prediction:
In the course of a discussion on sea level rise, Lambert disputes a predicted 80 meter rise as attributed to Tim Flannery. To make his point he posts what appears to be a Flannery quote:
"...some of the best climatologists say we may have triggered - or could soon trigger - global warming to effect a sea level rise of maybe 25 metres, which is the height of an eight story building."
But that's not Flannery, it's the ABC's Richard Glover -- Lambert edited the excerpt to suit his needs. Here's the original (omitted text in bold):
"[Flannery] told 702 ABC Sydney's Richard Glover the best example he can give is the melting of ice around the world, which if it all melted, could raise sea levels by as much as 80 metres, adding that some of the best climatologists say we may have triggered - or could soon trigger - global warming to effect a sea level rise of maybe 25 metres, which is the height of an eight story building."
Lambert, obviously a slow learner, posted just the other day:
Claiming that [Flannery] predicted [an] 80m [rise in sea level] instead of 3-5m is an enormous exaggeration...
Flannery did indeed predict a possible 80 meter rise in sea level and Lambert knows it, but again denies it. Oddly enough, Lambert claims The Australian is waging a war on science. Lambert, a computer programmer, is not a reliable source of information on any topic, scientific or otherwise; everything he posts should be considered suspect until proven otherwise.