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The ‘science’ of global warming [HOW THE SCIENCE GOT SETTLED]
MaCleans ^ | 3 December 2009 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 12/03/2009 8:32:24 AM PST by JLS

These leaked documents reveal the greatest scientific scandal of our times—and a tragedy

“The gravest challenge that we face is climate change . . . Every one of our compatriots must feel concerned”—Nicolas Sarkozy, president of the French Republic;

“The climate crisis threatens our very survival”—Herman Van Rompuy, “president” of “Europe”;

“We cannot compromise with the catastrophe of unchecked climate change”—Gordon Brown, prime minister of the United Kingdom;

“Generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children . . . this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal”—Barack Obama, president of the United States.

The science is so settled it’s now perfectly routine for leaders of the developed world to go around sounding like apocalyptic madmen of the kind that used to wander the streets wearing sandwich boards and handing out homemade pamphlets. Governments that are incapable of—to pluck at random—enforcing their southern border, reducing waiting times for routine operations to below two years, or doing something about the nightly ritual of car-torching “youths,” are nevertheless taken seriously when they claim to be able to change the very heavens—if only they can tax and regulate us enough. As they will if they reach “consensus” at Copenhagen. And most probably even if they don’t.

(Excerpt) Read more at 2.macleans.ca ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: agw; carboncretins; climategate; copenhagen; cruminals; gorebullwarming; marksteyn; motleycru
Steyn discusses how climategate came about.
1 posted on 12/03/2009 8:32:28 AM PST by JLS
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FReepmail me to get on or off

Ping me if you find one I've missed.


Steyn!!
2 posted on 12/03/2009 8:35:03 AM PST by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: JLS

“OH F–K THIS.”

That sums up the whole debate....


3 posted on 12/03/2009 8:39:15 AM PST by misterrob (A society that burdens future generations with debt can not be considered moral or just)
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To: JLS

Another great Steyn editorial!


4 posted on 12/03/2009 8:46:11 AM PST by CedarDave (FOX news:"Fair and balanced (no matter what the White House says) . We report because others won't.")
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To: JLS

I love Mark Steyn. Ascerbic, like Ann Coulter. And spot on!!!


5 posted on 12/03/2009 8:48:56 AM PST by SueRae
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To: JLS

“It’s A Warmerful Life: every time they call your flight, a poley bear loses its wings.”
Steyn is one of the most entertaining writers out there.
Thanks for posting.


6 posted on 12/03/2009 8:51:57 AM PST by astyanax (Liberalism: Logic's retarded cousin.)
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To: knews_hound

Steyn ping opportunity, I think you may really like this one.


7 posted on 12/03/2009 8:56:38 AM PST by JLS
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To: SueRae

acerbic - fxed.


8 posted on 12/03/2009 8:59:28 AM PST by SueRae
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To: JLS
Early on...Hillary Clinton said the climate fiasco was aimed at children and young people...in other words....totally political.

Just another way to create a "kitty" and rob the people.

9 posted on 12/03/2009 8:59:44 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: SueRae
acerbic - fixed.
10 posted on 12/03/2009 9:00:01 AM PST by SueRae
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To: JLS

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Memorandum-for-the-Heads-of-Executive-Departments-and-Agencies-3-9-09/

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary
_________________________________________
For Immediate Release March 9, 2009
MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES

SUBJECT: Scientific Integrity
Science and the scientific process must inform and guide decisions of my Administration on a wide range of issues, including improvement of public health, protection of the environment, increased efficiency in the use of energy and other resources, mitigation of the threat of climate change, and protection of national security.

The public must be able to trust the science and scientific process informing public policy decisions. Political officials should not suppress or alter scientific or technological findings and conclusions. If scientific and technological information is developed and used by the Federal Government, it should ordinarily be made available to the public. To the extent permitted by law, there should be transparency in the preparation, identification, and use of scientific and technological information in policymaking. The selection of scientists and technology professionals for positions in the executive branch should be based on their scientific and technological knowledge, credentials, experience, and integrity.

By this memorandum, I assign to the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (Director) the responsibility for ensuring the highest level of integrity in all aspects of the executive branch’s involvement with scientific and technological processes. The Director shall confer, as appropriate, with the heads of executive departments and agencies, including the Office of Management and Budget and offices and agencies within the Executive Office of the President (collectively, the “agencies”), and recommend a plan to achieve that goal throughout the executive branch.

Specifically, I direct the following:
1. Within 120 days from the date of this memorandum, the Director shall develop recommendations for Presidential action designed to guarantee scientific integrity throughout the executive branch, based on the following principles:

(a) The selection and retention of candidates for science and technology positions in the executive branch should be based on the candidate’s knowledge, credentials, experience, and integrity;
(b) Each agency should have appropriate rules and procedures to ensure the integrity of the scientific process within the agency;

(c) When scientific or technological information is considered in policy decisions, the information should be subject to well-established scientific processes, including peer review where appropriate, and each agency should appropriately and accurately reflect that information in complying with and applying relevant statutory standards;

(d) Except for information that is properly restricted from disclosure under procedures established in accordance with statute, regulation, Executive Order, or Presidential Memorandum, each agency should make available to the public the scientific or technological findings or conclusions considered or relied on in policy decisions;

(e) Each agency should have in place procedures to identify and address instances in which the scientific process or the integrity of scientific and technological information may be compromised; and

(f) Each agency should adopt such additional procedures, including any appropriate whistleblower protections, as are necessary to ensure the integrity of scientific and technological information and processes on which the agency relies in its decisionmaking or otherwise uses or prepares.

2. Each agency shall make available any and all information deemed by the Director to be necessary to inform the Director in making recommendations to the President as requested by this memorandum. Each agency shall coordinate with the Director in the development of any interim procedures deemed necessary to ensure the integrity of scientific decisionmaking pending the Director’s recommendations called for by this memorandum.
3. (a) Executive departments and agencies shall carry out the provisions of this memorandum to the extent permitted by law and consistent with their statutory and regulatory authorities and their enforcement mechanisms.

(b) Nothing in this memorandum shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:
(i) authority granted by law to an executive department, agency, or the head thereof; or
(ii) functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

(c) This memorandum is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity, by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
4. The Director is hereby authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.

BARACK


11 posted on 12/03/2009 9:04:56 AM PST by marsh2
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......this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal”—Barack Obama, president of the United States....

Alhumdoolillah. All praise to Allah the All-Wise and Merciful and His Prophet Muhammed, May Peace Be Upon Him. Even though The All-Knowing neglected to equip Barack Hussein Obama with an American father, he showered his blessings upon us by leading him to be our POTUS.

12 posted on 12/03/2009 9:11:09 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (Eligibility: I ain't lookin' for answers. Just 1 elected Republican to ask the question.)
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To: JLS

Al Gore makes Bernie Madoff look like an Eagle Scout.
Think about how school many children were indoctrinated over the years with this garbage, how many jobs lost, the huge effect on our economy, how much slanted legislation costing American citizens countless amounts of tax money and burdening us under useless laws?
This is a huge story.

Where is the outrage? Instead we are diverted by Tiger Woods sins.


13 posted on 12/03/2009 9:28:30 AM PST by Bullpine
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To: JLS
Science is never “settled,” and certainly not on the basis of predictive models. And any scientist who says it is is no longer a scientist. And the dismissal of “skeptics” throughout the Jones/Mann correspondence is most revealing: a real scientist is always a skeptic.

And its a deep drive towards the wall...going back...way back....and ITS GONE!! Jones himself said "Why should I show you my data when all you're going to do is try to prove it wrong?" Jones is not now, nor has he ever been a scientist. He was/is a political activist with a fetish for white lab coats.

14 posted on 12/03/2009 9:42:03 AM PST by Reaganesque ("And thou shalt do it with all humility, trusting in me, reviling not against revilers.")
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And on the basis of “OH F–K THIS” the world’s enlightened progressives will assemble at Copenhagen for the single greatest advance in punitive liberalism ever perpetrated on the developed world.

"Punitive liberalism" indeed. I cannot think of a politician more susceptible to the holier-than-thou posturing that typifies this gaggle of arm-flapping, limousine-riding jet setters than our own 0bama. When he says "we" must do something about Global Warming or Climate Change or Acid Ocean or whatever the disaster du jour turns out to be what he means is that wifey will toss some seeds into the White House dirt between fittings for her designer dresses while the rest of us are paying eight bucks a gallon for gasoline and unplugging the appliances at night.

Of course it's "sustainable." Every ruling-class scam ever designed is "sustainable," that's what it's for. "Imagine a boot stamping on a human face forever" is sustainable, only this one is green.

15 posted on 12/03/2009 9:54:13 AM PST by Billthedrill
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the world’s enlightened progressives will assemble at Copenhagen for the single greatest advance in punitive liberalism ever perpetrated on the developed world

"punitive liberalism"... awesome, just awesome.

16 posted on 12/03/2009 9:54:17 AM PST by Constitutionalist Conservative (Two blogs for the price of none!)
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Beam me to Planet Gore !

17 posted on 12/03/2009 9:54:57 AM PST by steelyourfaith (Time to prosecute Al Gore now that fellow scam artist Bernie Madoff is in stir.)
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From Devil's Kitchen, "CRUdgate"

Gosh, this is useful.
I think I'll go put it on some other threads as well.

18 posted on 12/03/2009 11:31:44 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (We cant account for the lack of warming, and it is a travesty that we cant. Dr Kevin Trenberth, IPCC)
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Yep.. that works.


19 posted on 12/03/2009 11:34:44 AM PST by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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Yes, that is a very interesting graphic. Does Comp Sci mean computer science?


20 posted on 12/03/2009 11:49:56 AM PST by JLS
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To: JLS

I think so.


21 posted on 12/03/2009 12:40:21 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (We cant account for the lack of warming, and it is a travesty that we cant. Dr Kevin Trenberth, IPCC)
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Pinging the Steyn list for a timely column.

Thanks for the Pings JLS and Rummyfan :)






On or off, please FReepmail me.

Cheers,

knewshound

knewshounds blog

22 posted on 12/04/2009 2:03:29 PM PST by knews_hound (Credo Quia Absurdium--take nothing seriously unless it is absurd. E. Clampus Vitus)
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Thanks, knews_hound!


23 posted on 12/04/2009 2:58:46 PM PST by MaggieCarta (We're all Detroiters now.)
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To: JLS

Resetting ^&%^@%&*!^&^@(*^@%&^!% PC bookmark!


24 posted on 12/04/2009 3:07:49 PM PST by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: JLS
It's spelled

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25 posted on 12/04/2009 6:18:17 PM PST by Gritty (The argument that global warming is due to humans is a deliberate fraud - Dr. Tim Ball)
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To: knews_hound

bump to the top


26 posted on 12/05/2009 4:44:27 AM PST by GOPJ (Anthropogenic global warming-the most costly and widespread scientific FRAUD in history-James Lewis)
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To: JLS

bttt


27 posted on 12/05/2009 6:11:39 PM PST by Delacon ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." H. L. Mencken)
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“OH F–K THIS.”

Only Mark Steyn could make that seem like a clever statement.

28 posted on 12/05/2009 8:11:18 PM PST by irv (Live Tea or die!)
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