Yes, I love the way Cockburn contrasts himself -- a hands-on, front-line, action guy who is the veritable Indiana Jones of climatologists -- with the lazy-ass, armchair weather-watchers who are so dependent on effete tools like computers, viz.:
"I had hoped to deal with criticisms at the end of the series. I have changed my plans, since committed greenhousers like George Monbiot charge that I have ignored their rebukes. In actual fact I was offline, in Russia, flying thither over the Arctic and thus able to make a direct review of the ice cap. So wait a couple of weeks for my next column before you critics let fly again."
Wow! Ace reporter Ace, on the scene, "flying thither over the Arctic and thus able to make a direct review of the ice cap." I can't wait for Cockburn's return, er, hither so I can learn what arctic secrets his eagle eye aloft has espied that remain hidden to the benighted computer modelers.
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