#4 in the series. Normally reserved for non-scientists, but WK wins a dishonourable mention. He is part of the stable of kooks that von S gathers round him at klimazwiebel, though as far as I can tell von S has carefully avoided becoming kooky himself.
You’d better go and read what Krauss has to say for himself before you come back to my rantings.
The strongest impression I get is that, as an anthropologist, he really has little interest in the science of climate change. Its all meat to the grinder as far as he is concerned, and reality is of no real importance. Hear him slavering:
For me as an anthropologist, it was a great opportunity to get introduced to different tribes and subcultures in climate science and beyond… Who is allowed to speak and to represent climate science? Who is included and excluded? Those were some underlying discussion threads during this really exciting workshop…
Then there was the bizarre:
current hegemonic climate science appears as a system organized along exclusively academic criteria
which appears to be a tacit argument in favour of blog science, in which case I’m sure he’ll be delighted to be, in his turn, the subject of blog science. Organising science along academic lines is a good idea; you have to have got your post-normal head badly twisted to think otherwise.
But I think for sheer lack of thinking, context or reflection it is hard to beat:
it is hard to imagine how there will be ever done justice to those hurt and overrun by those who are in charge of the IPCC process
which quote earns him the Tosser award. I’ll ask Simon Hughes to hand it over.
[Update: but for real utter bilge, WK can’t compete with Mark Imisides … an industrial chemist working in the private sector.]