Climate Jokester or Dumb Scientist
We've heard a million Pollack jokes. I've never been really offended by them. I have enough truthful knowledge about Polish heritage, culture and tradition including tremendous intellectual contributions affecting the world to know in a broad way the jokes are not based in truth. Moreover, there is a difference between Pollack and Polak. And, I don't think I've ever heard a Polak (official word used to define a Pole w języku polskim) joke.
Some of the put-downs come from hostility, some from stupidity, some from jealousy and a smidgen from reality. But, that would be expected from any nationality or race.
However, there is one particular Polak I think deserves to be called dumb just as I would describe many climate scientists coming from many different ethnic backgrounds.
|Jokester Wiesław Maslowski|
Recognized by his peers and environmental wackos as a leading expert on Arctic sea ice loss, Wadhams not too long ago authored the book A Farewell To Ice saying the Arctic would be free of ice in the middle of this decade.
Even earlier this year he was still predicting an ice-free Arctic September.
I hate to disappoint Wadhams and Maslowski but when figures were released for the yearly minimum in September, 2016, they showed that there was still 1.6 million square miles of sea ice), which was 21% more than the lowest recorded point in 2012.
I could make a Northwest Passage joke here - but I doubt half the readers would actually be familiar with NW Passage lore. I think the sad joke is your tax money going to the Navy to employee Wiesław.
Pollack jokes - some comes from hostility, some from stupidity, some from jealousy and in this specific case from reality.