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Climate scientists are losing the public debate on global warming
Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9:00AM BST 08 Apr 2012 | Richard Gray, Science Correspondent

Posted on 04/10/2012 11:45:30 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Green campaigners and climate scientists are losing the public debate over global warming, one of the movement's leading proponents has admitted.

Climate scientists are losing the public debate on global warming

Dr James Hansen, director of the Nasa Goddard Institute for Space Studies Photo: PA

Dr James Hansen, director of the Nasa Goddard Institute for Space Studies, who first made warnings about climate change in the 1980s, said that public scepticism about the threat of man-made climate change has increased despite the growing scientific consensus.

Speaking ahead of a public lecture in Edinburgh this week, he admitted that without public support it will be impossible to make the changes he and his colleagues believe need to occur to protect future generations from the effects of climate change.

He blamed sceptics who are opposed to major social and economic changes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for employing "tremendous resources" to undermine the scientific evidence.

Dr Hansen, who will receive the Edinburgh Medal at the Edinburgh International Science Festival, pointed to a number of controversies involving climate scientists, such as the leaked University of East Anglia emails, as being partly responsible for the shift in public opinion.

Critics, however, insist the public have become desensitised by decades of dire warnings by climate scientists.


(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Science; Weather
KEYWORDS: agw; climatechange; globalwarming; hansen; scam

1 posted on 04/10/2012 11:45:44 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: TigerLikesRooster; landsbaum; Signalman; NormsRevenge; steelyourfaith; Lancey Howard; ...
Maybe he has seen the letter now....

Related thread:

Hansen and Schmidt of NASA GISS under fire: Engineers, ....... ask NASA administration......

2 posted on 04/10/2012 11:49:51 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming HOAX is about Global Governance)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Planet Venus calling Hansen , “Come home we have a Global Warming problem “


3 posted on 04/10/2012 11:51:09 AM PDT by molson209
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
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4 posted on 04/10/2012 11:51:21 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("It is already like a government job," he said, "but with goats." -- Iranian goat smuggler)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“He blamed sceptics who are opposed to major social and economic changes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for employing “tremendous resources” to undermine the scientific evidence.”

“Tremendous resources” ... like, for example, the truth.


5 posted on 04/10/2012 11:53:20 AM PDT by edwinland
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

They are losing because they are not scientists in any sense of the word. They don’t know how to collect data, analyze data, or interpret the analysis. Their predictions contain as much truth as an Obamaloon speech, and their math would get them an A from any liberal journalist (redundency alert....).

Failure is their goal, and in that only...they are successful.


6 posted on 04/10/2012 11:54:34 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: molson209

He needs to wait a minute so that the idiot who is touted as the “expert” on the Weather Channel can join him. They had a U.S. weather map showing elevated temps, flooding and increased tornado activity which he said were due solely to increased human production of greenhouse gasses. Totally ridiculous. All I expect from the weather channel is to report on the weather for today and the next few days. Maybe they just don’t know what the weather is going to be so they have to fill the space with noise.


7 posted on 04/10/2012 11:58:01 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
public scepticism about the threat of man-made climate change has increased despite the growing scientific consensus

Maybe they just need to take another vote on it - they might get a bigger "consensus"! That's the way "sie-unce" gets done, isn't it?

8 posted on 04/10/2012 12:03:06 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
...he admitted that without public support it will be impossible to make the changes he and his colleagues believe need to occur to protect future generations from the effects of climate change.
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"Climatologists are pessimistic that political leaders will take any positive action to compensate for the climatic change, or even to allay its effects. They concede that some of the more spectacular solutions proposed, such as melting the Arctic ice cap by covering it with black soot or diverting arctic rivers, might create problems far greater than those they solve... The longer the planners delay, the more difficult will they find it to cope with climatic change once the results become grim reality."
Newsweek: The Cooling World (April 28, 1975)
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From the original "climate change" scam, the one known as "global cooling".
Meet the new corrupt alarmists, same as the old corrupt alarmists.

9 posted on 04/10/2012 12:10:56 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Excellent Rogues gallery. Of course not many today will actually know what they did apart from Hansen.


10 posted on 04/10/2012 12:14:29 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Give it up, Hansen. You can’t hide the truth forever.


11 posted on 04/10/2012 12:16:23 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Awwww, they can’t hustle the people for more grant money and power. Too bad...for them.


12 posted on 04/10/2012 12:29:31 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Grams A; Da Coyote; edwinland; yefragetuwrabrumuy; molson209; Da Bilge Troll; Lancey Howard; ...
Another related thread:

Proof that “Climate disruption” is found all the way back to pre-industrial times

13 posted on 04/10/2012 12:30:37 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming HOAX is about Global Governance)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I don;t think the “Science Case “ is going his way either....see #13.


14 posted on 04/10/2012 12:33:56 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming HOAX is about Global Governance)
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To: Army Air Corps

See #13 and #14..


15 posted on 04/10/2012 12:47:26 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming HOAX is about Global Governance)
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To: Grams A

About those weather maps. Around ten years ago the color palette of weather maps shifted to make existing temperatures look warmer to casual observers. Where 70F weather had once been shown as green it was changed to yellow and 60F weather inherited the green.

This, to me, was a sign of media complicity in the warming hoax.


16 posted on 04/10/2012 12:48:51 PM PDT by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Couldn’t you add Mikey Mann to your rogues gallery for his Hockey Stick fraud?


17 posted on 04/10/2012 1:02:06 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: MeganC
This, to me, was a sign of media complicity in the warming hoax.

Your comment reminds me of when the media switched the red and blue states because the liberals didn't want to be associated with commie red.

18 posted on 04/10/2012 1:12:11 PM PDT by houeto
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To: Bernard Marx; yefragetuwrabrumuy

According to Paul Ehrlich, (mentor of Science Czar John Holdren) humanity expired in the middle 1980’s due to mass starvation. Ehrlich made his amazing prediction in the 1960’s, just as the “green revolution” was making world hunger a thing of the past.


19 posted on 04/10/2012 1:33:56 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: Lancey Howard

This is an excellent book which has a very good history of the global cooling/warming scares. The author is a former liberal who used to believe in AGW before he began to look into it.

20 posted on 04/10/2012 2:21:06 PM PDT by mc5cents
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
RE: "Maybe he has seen the letter now...."
Maybe his days at NASA will be coming to an end, would be a nicer projection.
21 posted on 04/10/2012 4:31:56 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Dr James Hansen:"There is a very concerted effort by people who would prefer to see business to continue as usual. They have been winning the public debate with the help of tremendous resources. Who knows how the East Anglia email fiasco came about?"

These are the words of a paranoid schizophrenic. He is totally out of touch with reality and deserves pity and maybe hospitalization - certainly not adulation. The US government alone funds him and his cohorts over three billion dollars annually. His detractors are mostly not funded. Even I know how the "East Anglia email fiasco came about". It came about because of damning emails sent by and to the conspirators at East Anglia.

22 posted on 04/10/2012 6:48:15 PM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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Not true — climate scientists are winning the debate, while frauds, phonies, and criminals are losing it.

And, this is years after Al “Animatronic” Gore shouted that the debate was over.

Thanks Ernest.


23 posted on 04/10/2012 6:50:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
"tremendous resources". Otherwise known as common sense.
24 posted on 04/10/2012 10:47:01 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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