Professor John Brignell has devoted his site, Number Watch, "...to the monitoring of the misleading numbers that rain down on us via the media." He wants to nail at least a few of the "growing band of people whose livelihoods depend on creating and maintaining panic...[and] some who are trying to keep numbers away from your notice and others who hope that you will not make comparisons..." Although he doesn't attempt to separate the bogus from the serious facts about climate change, his "complete list of things caused by global warming" makes good reading for the discerning reviewer. It also helps, in going through the list to note that Brignell is obviously inspired by John Marston, the "savage and misanthropic" English satirist of the 16th century who wrote "The Scourge of Villanie." An excerpt of his namesake's work adorns John's 21st century webpage: " In serious jest and jesting seriousness,
I strive to scourge polluting beastliness."