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Local scientist calls global warming theory 'hooey'
The Capital Times ^ | 6/18/2007 | Samara Kalk Derby

Posted on 06/18/2007 6:07:43 AM PDT by Obadiah

Reid Bryson, known as the father of scientific climatology, considers global warming a bunch of hooey.

The UW-Madison professor emeritus, who stands against the scientific consensus on this issue, is referred to as a global warming skeptic. But he is not skeptical that global warming exists, he is just doubtful that humans are the cause of it.

There is no question the earth has been warming. It is coming out of the "Little Ice Age," he said in an interview this week.

"However, there is no credible evidence that it is due to mankind and carbon dioxide. We've been coming out of a Little Ice Age for 300 years. We have not been making very much carbon dioxide for 300 years. It's been warming up for a long time," Bryson said.

The Little Ice Age was driven by volcanic activity. That settled down so it is getting warmer, he said.

Humans are polluting the air and adding carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, but the effect is tiny, Bryson said.

"It's like there is an elephant charging in and you worry about the fact that there is a fly sitting on its head. It's just a total misplacement of emphasis," he said. "It really isn't science because there's no really good scientific evidence."

Just because almost all of the scientific community believes in man-made global warming proves absolutely nothing, Bryson said. "Consensus doesn't prove anything, in science or anywhere else, except in democracy, maybe."

Bryson, 87, was the founding chairman of the department of meteorology at UW-Madison and of the Institute for Environmental Studies, now known as the Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: convenientfiction; convenientlie; environment; globalwarming
"There is a lot of money to be made in this," he added. "If you want to be an eminent scientist you have to have a lot of grad students and a lot of grants. You can't get grants unless you say, 'Oh global warming, yes, yes, carbon dioxide.'"
1 posted on 06/18/2007 6:07:46 AM PDT by Obadiah
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To: Obadiah

Professor Bryson gets it.


2 posted on 06/18/2007 6:09:57 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Obadiah

“There is a lot of money to be made in this,” he added. “If you want to be an eminent scientist you have to have a lot of grad students and a lot of grants. You can’t get grants unless you say, ‘Oh global warming, yes, yes, carbon dioxide.’”

It’s really that simple...


3 posted on 06/18/2007 6:11:04 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Never bring a knife to a gun fight, or a Democrat to do serious work...)
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To: Obadiah

Bryson won’t be invited to any Hollywood parties.


4 posted on 06/18/2007 6:12:52 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

“It’s really that simple...”

Yep.


5 posted on 06/18/2007 6:13:59 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Genocide is the highest sacrament of socialism.)
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To: Obadiah
Motive?? Money???? Who would have thunk!

By the way, our local meteoroligist stepped to the plate, too. His words: "You're being fed a lot of baloney on global warming. The earth and its' atmosphere is in constant change."

6 posted on 06/18/2007 6:14:04 AM PDT by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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To: Obadiah
I'm curious about the word "hooey". Was this ever the scientist's term or was it used by the writer as a means of labelling him "out of date".

"It's HOOEY, I say!"

7 posted on 06/18/2007 6:19:13 AM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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To: Obadiah
"It's like there is an elephant charging in and you worry about the fact that there is a fly sitting on its head.

Well stated. But he's such a skeptic. How can we take him series-ly when smarter people - like Owl Gore - disagree?

8 posted on 06/18/2007 6:21:13 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze
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To: weegee

While it appears in quotes in the headline, no where is it directly attributed to the scientist in the article.


9 posted on 06/18/2007 6:23:09 AM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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To: Obadiah

I REALLY admire this man’s work. As the father of modern meteorlogy, the scientic community can’t ignore him as a crackpot.


10 posted on 06/18/2007 6:23:52 AM PDT by cake_crumb (May I never live to see the day America has a 'popular war'. God bless our troops.)
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To: Obadiah
Bryson may be guilty of hate speech.
11 posted on 06/18/2007 6:36:07 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: Obadiah
"There is very little truth to what is being said and an awful lot of religion. It's almost a religion. Where you have to believe in anthropogenic (or man-made) global warming or else you are nuts."

I LOVE THIS MAN!

12 posted on 06/18/2007 6:36:21 AM PDT by cake_crumb (May I never live to see the day America has a 'popular war'. God bless our troops.)
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To: Obadiah

BUMP


13 posted on 06/18/2007 6:39:01 AM PDT by badgerlandjim (Hillary Clinton is to politics as Helen Thomas is to beauty)
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To: Graybeard58
"Bryson may be guilty of hate speech."

Heresy, certainly.

14 posted on 06/18/2007 6:48:11 AM PDT by cake_crumb (May I never live to see the day America has a 'popular war'. God bless our troops.)
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To: Obadiah
I'm not sure how such a guy can survive in Madison while avoiding assassination. Still, it's good to hear.

My daughter is a meteorologist. She has zero patience for people claiming to be erudite who preach the evil that men do causing global warming. She, too, tells the masses that we are still climbing out of the little ice age.

They don't always connect all the dots, but lately some of the educational type TV programs have taken to explaining existing knowledge of the sun and it's affect on virtually every aspect of our existence. Apparently, the sun affects the weather on Pluto. There is nothing, N-O-T-H-I-N-G, anyone, A-N-Y-O-N-E, even a hot air wind bag like al gore can do to affect the weather on this tiny little capsule where we live on the sun's porch.

They (with a capital "T") tell us we are all going to vaporize in 2050, sorry, now they moved it out to 2100. I guess it must be that we will have a temperate pattern until December 31, the Year of Our Lord 2099, and the thermometer will jump 20 or 100 degrees on January 1, the Year of Our Lord 2100. We have measured that the earth has warmed on the average of .6 degrees in the last half century. That's point six degrees. I really can't notice such a rise.

We have everything you can ever ask in global warming theories, everything, that is, but rising temperatures.

15 posted on 06/18/2007 6:59:02 AM PDT by stevem
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To: Obadiah

well the professor can kiss his chances of ever bein invited to dine with algorical and tipper anytime soon thats for sure. what a fun evening he missed out on to. plus hollywood galas with hollywood gaylas are pretty much not gonna happen for him either. i guessin it don’t make him no never mind.


16 posted on 06/18/2007 6:59:34 AM PDT by flat
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To: Obadiah
"Consensus doesn't prove anything, in science or anywhere else, except in democracy, maybe."

Correct -in 1492, the scientific consensus was that the world was flat.

In the mid 1600's Galileo was excommunicated for claiming the earth revolved around the sun..

17 posted on 06/18/2007 7:10:47 AM PDT by Wil H (So just who decided that the current global climate was optimum?)
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To: Wil H
"In the mid 1600's Galileo was excommunicated for claiming the earth revolved around the sun.."

I don't think so. He "was" censured, arrested, and kept under house arrest for the rest of his life, but AFAIK, he died in full communion with the Catholic Church.

18 posted on 06/18/2007 7:21:38 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog (The Hog of Steel-NRA)
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To: Obadiah

“Hooey” is the gas coming from the warming globalists.


19 posted on 06/18/2007 7:22:30 AM PDT by pallis
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To: weegee
I'm curious about the word "hooey". Was this ever the scientist's term or was it used by the writer as a means of labelling him "out of date".

DEFINITELY an old timey expression. My dad uses it. I think I'll start using it
Some sources say hooey means nonsense, others say it means bullshit

20 posted on 06/18/2007 7:25:20 AM PDT by dennisw (The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction)
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To: weegee

My bet is this old goat used the word hooey. I say old goat with affection, this guy is still doing great at 87, I salute him


21 posted on 06/18/2007 7:26:59 AM PDT by dennisw (The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction)
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To: Wil H

What is your evidence that the consesus was for a flat earth?


22 posted on 06/18/2007 7:33:07 AM PDT by pacelvi
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To: dennisw

These young punk "scientists" and weather girls are full of hooey!!!!

Reid Bryson received his B.A. degree in geology at Denison University in 1941, and his Ph.D. in meteorology at the University of Chicago in 1948. He joined the faculty of the UW-Madison in 1946 at the end of his military service as a major in the Air Weather Service of the U.S. Arny Air Corps. His first appointment was in the Departments of Geography and Geology (in which he had been a graduate student before World War II).

In 1948, he became the founding chairman of the Department of Meteorology, which has since become the largest and one of the most prestigious meteorology departments in the nation. During the late 1960's, he was active in the university's Interdisciplinary Studies Committee on the Future of Man and in subsequent committees that led to the establishment of the Institute for Environmental Studies, of which he became the first director in 1970.

http://ccr.meteor.wisc.edu/bryson/bryson.html

 

23 posted on 06/18/2007 7:33:30 AM PDT by dennisw (The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction)
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To: dennisw
I'm curious about the word "hooey". Was this ever the scientist's term or was it used by the writer as a means of labelling him "out of date".

DEFINITELY an old timey expression. My dad uses it. I think I'll start using it Some sources say hooey means nonsense, others say it means bullshit.

A website called Mavens' Word of the Day says this about Hooey:

The word hooey, by the way, is first recorded in the early 1910s; it is of uncertain origin but does not seem to have originally referred to excrement, though it did develop this sense much later.

24 posted on 06/18/2007 7:44:40 AM PDT by Tokra (I think I'll retire to Bedlam.)
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DEFINITELY an old timey expression. My dad uses it. I think I'll start using it Some sources say hooey means nonsense, others say it means bullshit.

What is bullshit?

25 posted on 06/18/2007 7:59:07 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (NY Times: "fake but accurate")
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To: Obadiah

Were going to be listening to this end of the world BS for the next twenty year at least before it finally caves in as a bunch of hype. The many that resist the sky is falling mantra will be vindicated one day. But too bad this fellow will not live to see it.


26 posted on 06/18/2007 8:03:39 AM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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Were going to be listening to this end of the world BS for the next twenty year at least before it finally caves in as a bunch of hype.

Ah, you mean like the population bomb hooey that nearly all the screaming liberals and MSM bought into as gospel?

From Wiki:

The Population Bomb (1968) is a book written by Paul R. Ehrlich. A best-selling work, it predicted disaster for humanity due to overpopulation and the "population explosion". The book predicted that "in the 1970s and 1980s hundreds of millions of people will starve to death", that nothing can be done to avoid mass famine greater than any in the history, and radical action is needed to limit the overpopulation.

27 posted on 06/18/2007 8:34:02 AM PDT by Obadiah
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Well the court gave the people the right to kill babies and 50million dead later we are needing to import populations to the West.


28 posted on 06/18/2007 9:00:51 AM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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To: Wil H; Wonder Warthog
http://www.catholic.net/rcc/Periodicals/Issues/GalileoAffair.html

Sounds like Galileo was yesterday’s environmentalist. Fortunately, Galileo’s attention hound tactics didn’t amount to much for him personally. The hype made by anti-Catholics afterward are about as baseless as most other anti-Christian stories meant to scatter rather than gather.

29 posted on 06/18/2007 9:15:35 AM PDT by SaltyJoe ("Social Justice" for the Unborn Child)
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To: Obadiah

This was at UW-Madison?? All-riiiight!

I guess not everyone there is a loony liberal. I almost went there for college, but the liberalism turned me away. Good to know there are sane people there.


30 posted on 06/18/2007 9:19:11 AM PDT by G8 Diplomat (Si tu hoc legere potes, tibi nimium eruditio est)
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To: Tokra
The word hooey, by the way, is first recorded in the early 1910s; it is of uncertain origin but does not seem to have originally referred to excrement, though it did develop this sense much later.

The urban dictionary said it meant BS. I agree with you. Originally it meant nonsense, idiocy

31 posted on 06/18/2007 9:22:23 AM PDT by dennisw (The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction)
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To: Wonder Warthog

I stand corrected, you are right, I thought the church had actually ex-communicated him. I do know that the Catholic Church only recently in the last few years apologised for their treatment of him.


32 posted on 06/18/2007 9:45:47 AM PDT by Wil H (So just who decided that the current global climate was optimum?)
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To: Obadiah
There is a lot of money to be made in this," he added. "If you want to be an eminent scientist you have to have a lot of grad students and a lot of grants. You can't get grants unless you say, 'Oh global warming, yes, yes, carbon dioxide.'

I'm a grad student and according to my advisor, who is also the department chair and an editor of an important journal in our field, if a researcher claims some connection between his research and "global warming" or "climate change", then he's much more likely to receive funding.

33 posted on 06/18/2007 12:28:02 PM PDT by TheMightyQuinn
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