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MIT's inconvenient scientist [He doubts global warming propaganda]
The Boston Globe ^ | August 30, 2006 | By Alex Beam, Globe Columnist

Posted on 08/30/2006 6:52:17 AM PDT by aculeus

... I sat in a roomful of journalists 10 years ago while Stanford climatologist Stephen Schneider lectured us on a big problem in our profession: soliciting opposing points of view. In the debate over climate change, Schneider said, there simply was no legitimate opposing view to the scientific consensus that man - made carbon emissions drive global warming. To suggest or report otherwise, he said, was irresponsible.

Indeed. I attended a week's worth of lectures on global warming at the Chautauqua Institution last month. Al Gore delivered the kickoff lecture, and, 10 years later, he reiterated Schneider's directive. There is no science on the other side, Gore inveighed, more than once. Again, the same message: If you hear tales of doubt, ignore them. They are simply untrue.

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Here's the kind of information the ``scientific consensus" types don't want you to read. MIT's Alfred P. Sloan professor of meteorology Richard Lindzen recently complained about the ``shrill alarmism" of Gore's movie ``An Inconvenient Truth." Lindzen acknowledges that global warming is real, and he acknowledges that increased carbon emissions might be causing the warming -- but they also might not.

``We do not understand the natural internal variability of climate change" is one of Lindzen's many heresies, along with such zingers as ``the Arctic was as warm or warmer in 1940," ``the evidence so far suggests that the Greenland ice sheet is actually growing on average," and ``Alpine glaciers have been retreating since the early 19th century, and were advancing for several centuries before that. Since about 1970, many of the glaciers have stopped retreating and some are now advancing again. And, frankly, we don't know why."

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial
KEYWORDS: alarmism; alarmists; climatechange; environment; environmentalists; globalwarming; globalwarmingping; globullwarming; greenhousegas; junkscience; mit; panic; pollution; skyisfalling
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1 posted on 08/30/2006 6:52:18 AM PDT by aculeus
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To: aculeus
>>>>There is no science on the other side, Gore inveighed


As Senator and Veep, AL Gore had plenty to say about which side had money. SO in a sense, he's right. He simply bankrupted anyone who had the audacity to dispute "the inconvenient truth."
2 posted on 08/30/2006 6:56:29 AM PDT by .cnI redruM (The investigation was a hoax. Fitz should be brought up on charges.)
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To: aculeus

Global warming is a world-wide academic fraud and scam, it's all about grant money for the 'scientists', and all about redistributing wealth for the 'activists'.

Ignore them and they'll go away eventually. The shriller they get, the easier it is to do that.


3 posted on 08/30/2006 6:57:18 AM PDT by wvobiwan (BOYCOTT NYT, LAT, AP, Reuters, CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, BBC, WaPo, Haaretz, and ALL leftist rags!!!)
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To: aculeus

"The Artic was as warm or warmer in 1940."

I wonder what kind of face Mr. Gore makes when he reads such things?

If we can't predict with 100% accuracy what the weather will be like this Sunday, how in the Hell can we claim to predict what the earth's climate will be like in 50 to 75 years?

Oh well. This stuff makes my head hurt, anyway.


4 posted on 08/30/2006 6:58:23 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: aculeus
I love these threads. They allow me to expound my theory on the root cause of Global Warming ... the demise of the pirate.

Refute this if you can:

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5 posted on 08/30/2006 7:00:36 AM PDT by tx_eggman (The people who work for me wear the dog collars. It's good to be king. - ccmay)
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To: aculeus

And in the Boston Globe, yet...


6 posted on 08/30/2006 7:02:12 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: aculeus
``We do not understand the natural internal variability of climate change" is one of Lindzen's many heresies

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"PSSSHT! Dat's whack Mister ProFessore."

7 posted on 08/30/2006 7:02:42 AM PDT by WideGlide (That light at the end of the tunnel might be a muzzle flash.)
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To: tx_eggman

By Gore, you've nailed it!


8 posted on 08/30/2006 7:06:08 AM PDT by aculeus
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To: aculeus
The problem is that this guy isn't a lone voice in the wolderness....in fact, most of the scientists that doubt global warming are in fact climatologists...and most scientists making scare noises about it are not. At Colorado State University, the scientist in charge of hurricane forcasts for North America says plainly that he thinks Global Warming is an outright scientific fraud, Piltdown Man for climatologists.
9 posted on 08/30/2006 7:06:59 AM PDT by DesScorp
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To: wvobiwan
Global warming is a world-wide academic fraud and scam, it's all about grant money for the 'scientists', and all about redistributing wealth for the 'activists'.

We caught the media lying to viewers/listeners/readers about what was happening in the middle-east war.

It's about time to point out how the media is lying and spinning and manipulating the public with this global warming hoax. The media needs to be stopped and does Al Gore and others like him.
10 posted on 08/30/2006 7:07:24 AM PDT by adorno
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To: tx_eggman

You can do the same thing using Madonna videos.


11 posted on 08/30/2006 7:07:25 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Mediacrat - A leftwing editorialist who pretends to be an objective journalist.)
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To: tx_eggman

We were at a resturant for lunch Sunday when my 4 yo daughter yelled out, "Look Ma, a Pirate!" I turned out to find a cross looking gentleman wearing an eyepatch. Oh well, when she is a teenager, then I get to embarass her.


12 posted on 08/30/2006 7:07:49 AM PDT by sportutegrl (A person is a person, no matter how small. (Dr. Seuss))
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To: aculeus
When you mention this guy, the global warming extremists all say he gets paid by the petroleum industry.

Never mind that all the global warming extremists get their funding from the NSF, which will not entertain anti-global warming research.

13 posted on 08/30/2006 7:08:10 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam Factoid:After forcing young girls to watch his men execute their fathers, Muhammad raped them.)
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To: aculeus
Just as soon as a climatologist, or any other scientist, can create a computer model that can accurately, reliably, repeatedly predict the average temperature of just my state one month in advance, then they will begin to have some credibility. Until that day, such confident predictions and presumptions about the behavior of the global climate in years and decades to come are monumentally arrogant.

Coupled with all the urgent demands for wide-ranging policy changes based on those predictions, the whole issue is frightening and seriously damages the name of science, IMO.

14 posted on 08/30/2006 7:08:48 AM PDT by TChris (Banning DDT wasn't about birds. It was about power.)
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To: RexBeach

Non-Huricane Ernesto meet Global Warming.


15 posted on 08/30/2006 7:16:15 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: aculeus; All

read Michael Crichton's "State of Fear" for a sourced, highly credible refutation of global warming alarmism.


16 posted on 08/30/2006 7:19:59 AM PDT by notdownwidems (Shellback, pollywogs! 1980)
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To: wvobiwan
Global warming is a world-wide academic fraud and scam, it's all about grant money for the 'scientists', and all about redistributing wealth for the 'activists'.

And taking down America.

17 posted on 08/30/2006 7:22:46 AM PDT by jpl (Victorious warriors win first, then go to war; defeated warriors go to war first, then seek to win.)
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To: tx_eggman

Since Pirates of the Caribean 2 was such a big hit, that should give another century or so to act.


18 posted on 08/30/2006 7:23:19 AM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances and it advances relentlessly freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: RexBeach
I wonder what kind of face Mr. Gore makes when he reads such things?

I didn't think wooden indians made faces.

19 posted on 08/30/2006 7:24:27 AM PDT by fso301
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To: tx_eggman

Also, we seem to have less hurricanes this year, I believe Pirates of the Carribean 2 is the climate driver behind this.


20 posted on 08/30/2006 7:25:07 AM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances and it advances relentlessly freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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