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WWU scientist debunks myths about CO2, climate change
Olympia Report ^ | March 27, 2013 | Jeff Rhodes

Posted on 04/18/2013 10:57:16 AM PDT by Twotone

Barely a day after the Washington State Senate voted to fund a study that would explore ways to enforce tougher greenhouse gas emission standards, a respected academic spent nearly two hours presenting scientific evidence suggesting the assumptions on which that legislation was based were wrong.

Dr. Don Easterbrook, a professor emeritus of geology at Western Washington University, on Tuesday told the Senate’s Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee he was relying on an old maxim in science: “In God we trust; everyone else bring data.”

“Well, I’m bringing data,” he said. “You’ll hear very few opinions from me. When I’m finished, you won’t be asking what my opinions are.”

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TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: agenda21; agw; agwfraud; carbon; climatechange; envirofascism; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; greenfraud; greenousegas; thegreenlie
There is an excellent video at the site of Don Easterbrook testifying before the Washington Senate. If anyone knows how to download the video to a dvd, please let me know. I've looked on YouTube & can't find it there. This is one to share...
1 posted on 04/18/2013 10:57:16 AM PDT by Twotone
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To: TEXOKIE

This is from March, but I didn’t find it in a search of recent or older articles. It’s one that folks interested in the climate change/global warming hoax will want to see.


2 posted on 04/18/2013 10:58:47 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Twotone

Then we are not dead again.


3 posted on 04/18/2013 10:59:36 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Twotone

Data? We don’t need no stinkin’ data!


4 posted on 04/18/2013 11:01:41 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: Twotone
“Well, I’m bringing data,” he said. “You’ll hear very few opinions from me. When I’m finished, you won’t be asking what my opinions are.”

Unfortunately the people pushing global warming (AKA "climate change") have only their opinions and don't want to hear about data.

The EPA is a political tool of the Left and has nothing to do with science - unless, of course, it's created.

5 posted on 04/18/2013 11:03:14 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: Twotone

Great post.


6 posted on 04/18/2013 11:06:11 AM PDT by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: Twotone

Thanks for posting. Ping for later...


7 posted on 04/18/2013 11:08:52 AM PDT by rlmorel ("We'll drink to good health for them that have it coming." Boss Spearman in Open Range)
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To: Twotone

yea, well... he showed up the day AFTER they voted for their wacko provisions...

The green weenies had already won.


8 posted on 04/18/2013 11:27:04 AM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: Twotone

Bump for later


9 posted on 04/18/2013 11:36:26 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

The bill passed in the Senate. I don’t know if the WA House has heard it yet. Hopefully, this will give everyone reason to go slow.

Oregon is also trying to pass a bill for some form of carbon tax. We just need to keep pushing the truth in front of their noses.


10 posted on 04/18/2013 11:40:19 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Twotone

Mark for later.


11 posted on 04/18/2013 11:45:32 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 ("The British are Coming (to confiscate weapons)" - Paul Revere (We know how that ended))
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To: Twotone

Thinking with his brain rather than his tuckus.


12 posted on 04/18/2013 11:53:10 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Twotone

Bump


13 posted on 04/18/2013 11:56:35 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Twotone

Don't confuse me with the facts . . .

14 posted on 04/18/2013 12:13:53 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Twotone
Just a day earlier, the entire Senate had approved SB-5802, which sets aside $250,000 to form a task force that would explore ways reduce CO2 emissions in the atmosphere based on the belief that CO2 depletes the ozone layer and causes global warming. The House had approved a companion bill the previous week and Gov. Jay Inslee is expected to sign it into law.

From the article you linked.

I assume the idiot Govenor signed it...?

15 posted on 04/18/2013 12:22:11 PM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

I guess I didn’t get that far in the article. The video was so excellent I didn’t bother to read the whole thing. No doubt the gov signed it. But...if they had any smarts they could rescind.


16 posted on 04/18/2013 12:29:22 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Excellence

Srbfl


17 posted on 04/18/2013 12:37:48 PM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: Twotone
“What you may not be aware of is that there’s almost no CO2 in the atmosphere,” he said. “It’s 39/1000ths of a percent. And since the 1950s, that number has increased by only 8/1000ths of a percent. That’s about as close to nothing as you can get.

“There’s not enough CO2 in the atmosphere to do much of anything,” he said. “Then you add to that the fact that CO2 only accounts for about 3.6 percent of the ‘greenhouse effect,’ and you discover that carbon dioxide by itself is incapable of having any real effect on climate change.”

Good stuff!

18 posted on 04/18/2013 12:43:14 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: Twotone

Thanks!


19 posted on 04/18/2013 1:09:52 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies; Twotone

A great book to read on this subject is “Red Hot Lies” by Christopher Horner...GREAT book.

One of the things he talks about is the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere and how small it is, and he also talked about the AGW (anthropogenic global warming) crowd who view the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere as being like a window that someone has whitewashed.

AGW people liken the effect of CO2 in the atmosphere to that of a window that has been whitewashed and its effect on incoming light.

They make the comparison that if you use a weak whitewash on a window, some light will still come in.

Then you put another coat, and less light comes in.

Then you paint another coat and even less light comes in. As you keep adding coats, eventually no light comes in through the window.

This comparison, in their minds, is directly analagous to the warming effect of CO2.

Except that it doesn’t work that way. Warming can be slightly increased by increasing levels of CO2, but you reach a point where it isn’t linear. They think it is linear, you increase CO2 by this much, the insulating value goes up by this much.

In reality, as the concentrations increase, the insulating value increases by less and less until the curve flattens out.

Now, if you have an atmosphere like Venus, that is a different thing because CO2 is no longer a trace gas, it is predominant. But Earth isn’t Venus.


20 posted on 04/18/2013 2:00:40 PM PDT by rlmorel ("We'll drink to good health for them that have it coming." Boss Spearman in Open Range)
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To: Twotone
There is an excellent video at the site of Don Easterbrook testifying before the Washington Senate.
It is indeed excellent. Excellent charts & graphs. Only thing he should have added would have been samples listings of the current cooked data from NASA et. al, compared to the previous cooked data . . . . and finally compared to the original data.
He mentioned the Climategate emails/FORTRAN programs only tangentially. I recognize that he had a limited amount of time scheduled for his presentation - but in fact (if only in hindsight, but IMHO it was predictable) questions about why the data he presented differed from the cooked data the committee Democrats wanted to rely on took a lot of his time and he should have prepared a presentation on that issue.
The reality is, of course, that journalism is inherently biased in favor of the virtue and importance of journalism. Which, as you could infer from Theodore Roosevelt’s “Man in the Arena” speech, directly correlates into criticism of those who try to actually get things done. Throw in Adam Smith’s warning about monopoly
People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.
and the fact that the AP newswire has been a continuous virtual meeting of all major journalism outlets for over a century and a half, and you have an explanation of why journalism is left-wing propaganda. It’s not that journalism is in the pocket of the Democratic Party, it’s that the Democratic Party is in the pocket of AP journalism.

21 posted on 04/18/2013 2:08:46 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (“Liberalism” is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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22 posted on 04/18/2013 8:06:37 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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23 posted on 04/19/2013 6:16:09 AM PDT by GOPJ (The screed of so-called journalists: 'If it doesn't fit, you must omit.' - - freeper Vigilanteman)
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24 posted on 05/12/2013 9:59:08 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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