## Tuesday, September 06, 2011 ... /////

### TRF prediction came true: John Cook won the Eureka Prize

On Wednesday, August 24th, I wrote the following blog entry:

John Cook will receive lots of money for climate propaganda
In that text, I claimed that a hardcore crackpot and one of the numerous redundant tiny stalking appendices of your humble correspondent (and of a few others) will win the (Australian) Eureka Prize for Advancement of Climate Change Knowledge even though he was known to be "just a finalist" at that time.

As W.S. just told me by e-mail, these predictions of mine came true a few hours ago: see The Sydney Morning Herald.

I was almost sure that I would be right and he would be chosen as the winner because I know quite something about the corrupt atmosphere of the blinded and semi-educated individuals who have overtaken similar pop-science prizes.

Fred: So far he is just a finalist in the Advancement of Climate Change Knowledge award category and the max prize is $10,000. He may not get anything, and nor should he as his website is not an unbiased presentation of climate change knowledge. As you imply, the explanation is always twisted to fit a predetermined answer. And he never says "we don't know enough to decide". I agreed with the appraisal but not with the prediction: LM: Thanks for the explanation, Fred: I was actually uncertain whether he would get$240,000 or whether the money is shared by all the winners.