Tim Ball

Mon, 2007-02-19 10:06Richard Littlemore
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Tim Ball: Deceptions, Prevarications and Arguments with no Evidence

The following article, (with my own annotations in boldfaced italics), popped up last week on a right-wing website called HumanEvents .

Tue, 2007-02-13 06:20Richard Littlemore
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High Scientific Style Courtesy of Dr. Tim Ball

This contest was clearly too easy. As the first respondent pointed out, I telegraphed the answer by calling the author of this graph, Dr. Timothy F. Ball, a “distinguished” Canadian climatologist. it seems that sarcasm CAN translate to the printed page once in a while.

The graph, complete with a trend line from the top of one peak to the bottom of the next valley, was taken from a lecture that Ball gave to the Winnipeg-based Frontier Centre for Public Policy, which can be found here.
Thu, 2007-02-08 10:02Richard Littlemore
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Ball's Self-promotion Presumptuous Twaddle

As recently as Monday Feb 5, 2007, the presumptuous Dr. Tim Ball was still advertising himself as “the first Canadian PhD in climatology.”

Here, for the record, is an incomplete list of Canadian climatologists, all of whom received their PhDs before Ball (1983). Each of these has a list of publications and accomplishments that should leave the good Dr. Ball chastened, if not humiliated, when he tries to pass himself off as a Canadian expert.

Mon, 2007-02-05 16:42Richard Littlemore
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Dr. Tim Ball: The Lie that Just Won't Die

The deathless and - in many specific respects - completely fictional meanderings of Dr. Tim Ball have begun appearing again on right-wing blogs all over the net. At City Troll, at Convenient Untruth and at New Orleans Lady, the same tired and retreaded old climate rant paints Dr. Ball as the courageous victim of a plot to silence a well-meaning skeptic.

But Ball can’t even tell the truth about his own resume. His claim to be the first Climatology Ph.D. in Canada is a total falsehood; his degree was in historical geography - not climatology - and it was nowhere near the first ever granted to someone writing vaguely in the field.  It also was granted by the university as a doctor of philosophy, not the more prestigious “doctor of science” that Ball claims in these articles.

Fri, 2007-02-02 12:21Kevin Grandia
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Tim Ball vs. Dan Johnson Update

The plaintiff Dr. Tim Ball - much maligned even before he launched his ill-fated lawsuit against Dr. Dan Johnson - is in for another thrashing in the (attached) Statement of Defence filed in December by the Calgary Herald.
Sun, 2007-01-28 09:25Richard Littlemore
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Toronto Star Looks at Canadian Denial Machine

Canada's biggest newspaper, The Toronto Star, shines the light on Canadian climate change deniers in this weekend feature .
Wed, 2007-01-24 07:57Richard Littlemore
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Tim Ball Rewrites the "Truth" Once More

In this article in the Texas-based Energy Tribune, Dr. Tim Ball, lead spokesperson for the energy industry front group the Natural Resources Stewardship Project, says, “Current weather and climate changes are not outside long-term normal patterns.”

That's just not true.

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