Monthly Archives: July 2013

Emmott can’t do Sums: Official

Stephen Emmott gave a talk at the Science Museum last night to launch his book, “Ten Billion”. No doubt my harrassment of the guy is bordering on the obsessional; no doubt it seems pretty odd to most normal human beings. … Continue reading

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Ten Billion: The Silence of the Sheep

[This is a summary of all the publicity for Stephen Emmott’s “Ten Billion” that I’ve been able to find. I’ve put all links at the end of the article, for ease of reading] The print edition of Stephen Emmott’s “Ten … Continue reading

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Emmott’s Last Stand

Thanks to my article at http://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/07/07/the-thirteen-worst-graphs-in-the-world/ hits on this site went up 20-fold. This is gratifying. Comments are welcome. (Only one insult so far; with someone who can’t spell comparing me to King Cnut, who pretended to be able to … Continue reading

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Stephen Emmott Comes Out

I’ve got a summary of the Emmott story so far at http://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/07/07/the-thirteen-worst-graphs-in-the-world/ Donna Laframboise gave us a great write-up at http://nofrakkingconsensus.com/2013/07/03/more-on-stephen-emmott-author-of-ten-billion/ and Jo Nova has an interesting perceptive take on Emmott’s position at http://joannenova.com.au/2013/07/fake-polite-guys-and-fake-skeptical-scientists-stephen-emmott-tries-it-on/ As always, Donna and Jo manage … Continue reading

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Young Emmott: Foxgoose gives Chase

It was in comments at http://www.bishop-hill.net/blog/2012/8/12/ten-billion.html that Foxgoose first revealed Emmott’s earlier claim to fame as the inventor of the internet surfing microwave oven. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/168544.stm He has a comment on my last post which is too good to leave there … Continue reading

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The Emmott / Penguin graphs in detail

The graphs can be seen at http://www.buzzfeed.com/lukelewis/13-graphs-that-suggest-the-planet-might-be-totally-screwed and lots of other places by googling “13 Graphs That Suggest The Planet Might Be Totally Screwed”. Here’s a quick summary of the content: The first is World Population from 10,000BC until 2100AD. Reliable … Continue reading

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Emmott’s Swastika-shaped Graphs: from Risible to Despicable

“13 Graphs That Suggest The Planet Might Be Totally Screwed” have recently turned up at http://www.buzzfeed.com/ and seven other news sites in the past hour or so. They all come from Emmott’s new book. Six of them are hockeystick shaped. They’re … Continue reading

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