Skip to comments.CA: From Global Warming Believer To Skeptic
Posted on 12/21/2009 3:56:41 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
A few years ago, I accepted global warming theory with few doubts. I wrote several columns for this paper condemning what I thought were unfair attacks by skeptics and defending the climate scientists.
Boy, was I naive.
Since the Climategate emails and documents revealed active collusion to thwart skeptics and even outright fraud, Ive been trying to correct the record of my earlier foolishness. In one of those columns, I even wrote: And see Real Climate (www.realclimate.org) for global warming science without the political spin.
In fact, Real Climate was and is nothing more than the house organ of global warming activists, concerned more with politics than with science.
My mistake was assuming only the purest of motives of the global warming alarmists, while assuming the worst of the skeptics. In fact, the soi-disant moralists of the global warming movement can also exploit their agenda for profit.
Climategate jolted me into confronting the massive fraud and deception by top global warming scientists, who were in a position to twist the peer-review process in their favor, and did so shamelessly.
(Excerpt) Read more at nctimes.com ...
Well,...at least a paper, in the USA is finally getting it!
Looks like the scandal is getting undeniable.
I like your presentation. Why can’t people understand this?
Totally off topic, but my wife is on the phone with her cousin in San Diego California, and at 4:10Pacific she had an earthquake, not anything REAL big where she is but she felt it, it shook pretty good and her dogs are STILL upset. Any California Freepers know more????
Good for Fikes. If a guy makes a mistake, and owns up to it, he’s been a man about it.
|Well,...at least a paper, in the USA is finally getting it!
And not just any paper. The North County Times is a cross between People's Daily and Granma.
I didn’t feel it in north county.
The North County Times is a cross between People’s Daily and Granma
Boy that’s the truth. Nothing but human interest crap about how things are for Mexicans. Used to get the sunday paper for the coupons. Not anymore.
Kudos to Fikes, unlike so many unethical and lazy journalists that simply recite talking points about GW, he looked at the issue again with his brain engaged and saw that it was all smoke and mirrors.
Now if we can only get other journalists to join him.....
You are turning now. Shy won’t you turn again? You sound like a ringer.
Yow! It is always encouraging to see the light of truth enter someone’s world.
It gives me hope for America.
I am not, however, counting on Schwarzenegger ever waking up and having the guts and integrity to do what this author, Bradley Fikes, has done. Whew, what a useless blockhead Arnold turned out to be.
Hello, folks. This is not a military-related thread but it comes from North County Times, whose Mark Walker has been reporting on one fraud, the “Haditha massacre”, and I thought it might be of interest to you that another of their writers has seen through an entirely different fraud.
I’ve run across Brad Fikes a few times. He often posts at Romenesko and Neiman Online (both sites frequented by newsies) and is often critical of the Dinosaur Media.
Good for Bradley Fikes for admitting his error. The comments after his article are interesting and he followed up with a couple posters who still were believers of the scam.
Thanks for the ping, Lancey. It’s a shame Walker doesn’t have the honesty that Fikes has.
I thought there was still some competition in our News Media....
What about the New York papers,....doesn't Murdock have one of those other than the Wall Street Journal...not sure that they are doing all that much either.
Where would they read it?
PBS Ombudsman Agrees NewsHour Slighted ‘Fascinating’ Climategate E-Mails
Just curious ... how are nitrous oxide and CFC’s produced naturally in such large amounts?
I'm glad to see SOME are coming out of their coma.....
.....now if we can get them to connect the dots between the AGW fraud and Obama's insistence on continuing "full speed ahead"!
I think a lot of these people are going to wake up, but it will be way-too-late.
Nitrous oxide is a naturally occurring gas (I think), CFC’s are lumped together with other miscellaneous gases.
I have a feeling we shall see many like articles in the months to come from American newspapers. The tens of thousands of papers that have no fingers in the pie, still just try to report news, and not manufacture it on the fly.
One down, 8,000 to go? It's a start.
Ahnold is a good example of what destruction ‘roids cause to a brain.
Wouldn’t it be refreshing to see a mea culpa column from Mark Walker?
Good point. More people need to be seeking information on the net. TV and the newspaper just don’t cut it.
Neither are natural. CFC’s were banned in the US, but are still used widely in other countries. There was an admission a year or two ago that the formula used to prove CFC’s were prominent in the ozone depletion scam vastly over-emphasized their contribution. Oops! I don’t remember who it was, but I believe it was Swedish (some freeper will remember). If CFC’s were so bad, why did they stop pushing the ban after the US banned them? Follow the money. I tried to Google this, but they are squashing inquiries (talk about censorship)!
I've been trying to correct the record of my earlier foolishness. In one of those columns, I even wrote: "And see Real Climate (www.realclimate.org) for global warming science without the political spin." In fact, Real Climate was and is nothing more than the house organ of global warming activists, concerned more with politics than with science. My mistake was assuming only the purest of motives of the global warming alarmists, while assuming the worst of the skeptics. In fact, the soi-disant moralists of the global warming movement can also exploit their agenda for profit.I suggest execution for the bastards.
> There was an admission a year or two ago that the formula used to prove CFCs were prominent in the ozone depletion ...
The 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/1995/press.html that was awarded for a theory about how Freon could catalyze the breakdown of ozone in the upper atmosphere.
I had figured that CFC ozone reaction had never been proven experimentally. This would make this the first hard science Nobel Prize awarded for an unproven theory. Now, it will be interesting to see what happens now that the theory has been disproved experimentally.
DuPont came out of this pretty well. In the late 90’s the patents they held for the manufacturing of Freon were expiring. McDonald’s, the biggest consumer of Freon for foam burger pods, had switched to paper. The Montreal protocol banned Freon worldwide. This allowed DuPont to have a new monopoly for Freon replacements. The most efficient new CFC refrigerant is about 10% less efficient than Freon. This means we are burning an extra 10% of our energy to run refrigerators and air conditioners. I think this is an example of a corporation using the environmental movement and governments to secure a monopoly.
Thanks, Lancey! Good read.
Nothing is undeniable for the Left. They are masters of the big lie. They created AGW our of thin air so denying its rebuttal will be no problem for them. If it is finally so exposed as a fraud that it is dropped as an issue they will just shrug and move on to something else.
Ten to fifteen years ago they were decrying global cooling and a new ice age, all because of us. Remember the ozone hole we absolutely had to do something about? What happened to that? How about our present H1N1 "pandemic"? That is fizzling, too.
They will just dream up another crisis that needs immediate attention in the form of a lot of money and more government employees and controls.
Congratulations to Bradley Fikes.
It takes a sane adult to admit that they were hoodwinked by lies and helped to pass the lies on to others.
We can hope that he is one of thousands and thousands who will step forward for confession of helping the Gorebull warmers in spreading the Gorebull Warming BS.
Unfortunately, most liberals are mentally ill pyschopaths, who will lie to maintain their power and control, regardless of the consequences of their lies.
Not if we keep hammering it first. This is the key to defeating these nazis.
AGW denier ping!