Dr Karl Is Trashing Malcolm Roberts’ Weird Climate Conspiracy On Twitter RN

When you come at the king, you better not miss. The same goes for popular science icons, too. 

One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts has committed a flagrant self-own by attempting to argue about climate science with Dr Karl bloody Kruszelnicki, and he’s been swiftly rebuffed by your favourite Hawaiian-shirted boffin.

In an ongoing series of posts, the avowed climate science denier took issue with a video Dr Karl reposted. 
The clip in question, compiled by the American National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows how much Earth’s surface temperatures have climbed in the past 140-odd years:

The thing is, Roberts doesn’t have much time for any of the actual experts in this field, including the poor ol’ NOAA. Read: he legitimately reckons they have fudged the numbers.

So, Roberts responded by claiming the data had been tweaked to align with the supposed human-induced climate change narrative, and that the info is meaningless in terms of proving human involvement:

Dr Karl responded in typical fashion, straight-up rubbishing both of Roberts’ assertions:

The senator arced up again, questioning the doctor’s logic:

To which Dr Karl responded with this academic put-down:

TBH, Dr Karl never actually made any comment on the video. He just asked people to check it out. With that in mind, this one is a pretty clear L for Roberts, whose distrust of legitimate science has veered into full-blown conspiracy mode. 

In any case, he wants to debate this further, as if his thorough scientific bollocksing at the hands of Professor Brian Cox on Q&A wasn’t enough:

If Dr Karl can win an Ig Nobel for his work on discovering how lint winds up in bellybuttons, perhaps he can find out how this bloke made it into parliament.

Source: @DoctorKarl / Twitter.
Photo: @doctor_karl / Instagram.