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The Warmers Strike Back
Townhall.com ^ | March 17, 2010 | Walter E. Williams

Posted on 03/17/2010 4:28:40 AM PDT by Kaslin

Stephen Dinan's Washington Times article "Climate Scientist to Fight Back at Skeptics," (March 5, 2010) tells of a forthcoming campaign that one global warmer said needs to be "an outlandishly aggressively partisan approach" to gut the credibility of skeptics. "Climate scientists at the National Academy of Sciences say they are tired of 'being treated like political pawns' and need to fight back…" Part of their strategy is to form a nonprofit organization and use donations to run newspaper ads to criticize critics. Stanford professor and environmentalist Paul Ehrlich, in one of the e-mails obtained by the Washington Times said, "Most of our colleagues don't seem to grasp that we're not in a gentlepersons' debate, we're in a street fight against well-funded, merciless enemies who play by entirely different rules."

Professor Thomas Sowell's most recent book, "Intellectuals and Society," has a quote from Eric Hoffer, "One of the surprising privileges of intellectuals is that they are free to be scandalously asinine without harming their reputation." Environmentalist Professor Paul Ehrlich, who's giving advice to the warmers, is an excellent example of Hoffer's observation. Ehrlich in his widely read 1968 book, "The Population Bomb," predicted, "The battle to feed humanity is over. In the 1970s, the world will undergo famines. Hundreds of millions of people are going to starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked upon now. Population control is the only answer." Ehrlich also predicted the earth's then-5 billion population would starve back to 2 billion people by 2025. In 1969, Dr. Ehrlich warned Britain's Institute of Biology, "If I were a gambler, I would take even money that England will not exist in the year 2000." Despite these asinine predictions, Ehrlich has won no less than 16 awards, including the 1980 Crafoord Prize, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences' highest award.

Stanford University professor and environmentalist activist Stephen H. Schneider is another scientist involved in the warmer retaliation. In a 1989 Discover Magazine interview, Professor Schneider said, "We have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified dramatic statements, and make little mention of any doubts we may have. Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest."

Former Colorado Sen. Tim Wirth, now president of the United Nations Foundation, in 1990 said, "We've got to ride the global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we'll be doing the right thing, in terms of economic policy and environmental policy."

Environmental activist predictions have been dead wrong. In National Wildlife (July 1975), Nigel Calder warned, "... the threat of a new ice age must now stand alongside nuclear war as a likely source of wholesale death and misery for mankind." In the same issue, C.C. Wallen of the World Meteorological Organization warned, "The cooling since 1940 has been large enough and consistent enough that it will not soon be reversed."

George Woodwell's, founder of the Woods Hole Research Center, comments suggest that the warmers are gearing up for a big propaganda push. In one of his e-mails, Woodwell said that researchers have been ceding too much ground. He criticized Pennsylvania State University for their academic investigation of Professor Michael Mann, who wrote many of the e-mails leaked from the Britain's now disgraced Climate Research Unit. Stephen Dinan's Washington Times article reports, "In his e-mail, Mr. Woodwell acknowledged that he is advocating taking 'an outlandishly aggressively partisan approach' but said scientists have had their 'classical reasonableness' turned against them," adding, "'We are dealing with an opposition that is not going to yield to facts or appeals from people who hold themselves in high regard and think their assertions and data are obvious truths.'"

Fortunately, for the American people, Sen. James M. Inhofe, R- Okla., is considering asking the Justice Department to investigate whether climate scientists who receive taxpayer-funded grants have falsified data. He has identified 17 taxpayer-supported scientists who have been major players in the global warming conspiracy.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: amazongate; carbontrade; climatechange; climatechangedata; climategate; czechgate; glaciergate; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; globalwarmingscandal; inhofe; ipcc; pachauri; pachaurigate; scandinaviagate; seninhofe; walterewilliams; williams

1 posted on 03/17/2010 4:28:40 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Tunehead54; Clive; Fractal Trader; tubebender; marvlus; Genesis defender; markomalley; Carlucci; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

2 posted on 03/17/2010 4:30:01 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (Warmists as "traffic light" apocalyptics: "Greens too yellow to admit they're really Reds."-Monckton)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Ping.


3 posted on 03/17/2010 4:31:23 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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To: All

STILL AT IT: Gore points toward weather events as evidence of ‘climate change’; Strategy conference call...
http://www.businessandmedia.org/articles/2010/20100316061540.aspx


4 posted on 03/17/2010 4:32:33 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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To: Kaslin

God bless Sen. Inhofe. May he succeed in removing these fanatics from the government trough.


5 posted on 03/17/2010 4:45:17 AM PDT by Rocky (Obama's policy: A thousand points of lies.)
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To: Kaslin
Many of the AGW promoting scientists, such as Michael Mann, have traded their scientist credentials for political ones. That reduces their scientific credibility to ZERO.

I wouldn't depend on MM to give me an accurate PH reading on my pool water.

6 posted on 03/17/2010 4:56:02 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Kaslin

They lost and are just embarrassing themselves if they continue. Sort of like the Nazis that continued the battle after WWII, even people that fought on your side wish you would just “go away”.


7 posted on 03/17/2010 5:02:17 AM PDT by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: Kaslin
"We have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified dramatic statements, and make little mention of any doubts we may have. Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest."

No ethics here.

8 posted on 03/17/2010 5:24:48 AM PDT by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: Kaslin
Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we'll be doing the right thing, in terms of economic policy and environmental policy.

Very unusual to see this sort of thing from the GW crowd. But it speaks the truth about their motivation. This is a political movement not a scientific one.

9 posted on 03/17/2010 5:42:59 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: Kaslin

Part of their strategy is to form a nonprofit organization and use donations to run newspaper ads to criticize critics. Stanford professor and environmentalist Paul Ehrlich, in one of the e-mails obtained by the Washington Times said, “Most of our colleagues don’t seem to grasp that we’re not in a gentlepersons’ debate, we’re in a street fight against well-funded, merciless enemies who play by entirely different rules.”

Paul Erlich is the poster child for discredited environmentalists. To have the word doctor in front of his name in light of his past documented failures is a travesty. To be teaching yutes of America under the education banner is an even greater travesty.

If anyone is unclear about the agenda of a goodly number of non profits, to gain political advantage, and clout by virtue of said status and toward federal funding as the principle source of their “income”/donations, let me be perfectly clear.


10 posted on 03/17/2010 5:45:57 AM PDT by wita
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To: InterceptPoint
Very unusual to see this sort of thing from the GW crowd. But it speaks the truth about their motivation. This is a political movement not a scientific one.

Personally, I consider, given what they have claimed is taking place using mass media deception, and using public education as their 'church', it is more like a religious movement. They are using the political to put their religious hooks into taking over the economy. They all seem to suffer the old age religion that they 'are gods', offering a fake salvation.

11 posted on 03/17/2010 5:50:39 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: Kaslin

Paul Ehrlich, now there is a real luminary. His last name rhymes with idiot!


12 posted on 03/17/2010 6:11:47 AM PDT by GregoryFul
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To: Kaslin; Grampa Dave; SouthTexas; SierraWasp; editor-surveyor
Chicago style community organizing of the Green Red crowd...
13 posted on 03/17/2010 6:12:50 AM PDT by tubebender (Tagline... I don't need no stinkin Tagline)
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To: Rocky

Jail is too good for these hoaxers.


14 posted on 03/17/2010 6:14:11 AM PDT by GregoryFul
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To: tubebender
we're in a street fight against well-funded, merciless enemies who play by entirely different rules."

Different rules, you mean like the truth?

15 posted on 03/17/2010 6:48:21 AM PDT by SouthTexas (Exterminate the rats!)
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To: BallyBill
Sort of like the Nazis that continued the battle after WWII,

More like those japs they dug out of the jungle 20 years after the war still in combat mode.

16 posted on 03/17/2010 7:09:03 AM PDT by mc5cents
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To: Kaslin
we're in a street fight against well-funded, merciless enemies

They have to keep telling themselves this, even though the only funding I can see is on the GW-Hoaxing side because they can't admit, we are just trying to put forward reasonable objections to their screaming.

17 posted on 03/17/2010 7:28:43 AM PDT by zeugma (Proofread a page a day: http://www.pgdp.net/)
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To: Kaslin
Former Colorado Sen. Tim Wirth, now president of the United Nations Foundation, in 1990 said, "We've got to ride the global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we'll be doing the right thing, in terms of economic policy and environmental policy."

I.e. bullshit uber alles, that's really fabulous...

18 posted on 03/17/2010 8:01:06 AM PDT by wendy1946
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To: wendy1946

WOW, what a freaking loon this Tim Wirth is:

http://www.nationalcenter.org/dos7130.htm


19 posted on 03/17/2010 8:15:16 AM PDT by walford (http://the-big-pic.org)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March; SunkenCiv; Marine_Uncle; Fred Nerks; steelyourfaith; NormsRevenge; onyx; ...

Thanks.


20 posted on 03/17/2010 9:27:28 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Kaslin

“Ehrlich also predicted the earth’s then-5 billion population would starve back to 2 billion people by 2025.”
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If we keep electing idiots like Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Frank etc. this could yet be the only Erlich prediction that turns out to be dead on the money. A lot of starving can go on in fifteen years.


21 posted on 03/17/2010 9:52:56 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

It will be interesting to see Holder cave in and go along with Inhofe’s requests. Will we see Holdren quietly slip out the back door and be replaced with a more neutral chief science adviser. Obi from Nairobi has enough problems on his hand with health care and his dropping popularity. He may ignore the pleas of the AGW goons at this point. Then again one never knows how far these type would be willing to sacrifice themselves to their leftest causes. One thing for certain. It appears the AGW/GW chief proponents are not going to go hide in some cave at this point.


22 posted on 03/17/2010 11:35:54 AM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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To: Kaslin

Thanks for the post. Now we see clearly how these clowns shall enter the street battle. Basically what they have mostly did all along. But now will get more outlandish if they think they sway the masses to their side.


23 posted on 03/17/2010 11:56:50 AM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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To: RipSawyer
Ehrlich also predicted the earth's then-5 billion population would starve back to 2 billion people by 2025.

I genuinely believe in retrospect that he was not expressing a prediction, but a hope.

24 posted on 03/17/2010 12:00:45 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

“I genuinely believe in retrospect that he was not expressing a prediction, but a hope.”
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You may be right, I don’t know.


25 posted on 03/17/2010 12:16:44 PM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Fred Nerks; ...
tells of a forthcoming campaign that one global warmer said needs to be "an outlandishly aggressively partisan approach" to gut the credibility of skeptics
Such trash have no idea what "outlandishly aggressive" is -- but we all always knew such trash was partisan trash. Thanks Ernest.
26 posted on 03/17/2010 7:22:55 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://themagicnegro.com/)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March; Ernest_at_the_Beach; SunkenCiv
GLOBAL WARMING SKEPTICS STAGE MASS PROTEST!


27 posted on 03/17/2010 8:06:32 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Fred Nerks

Hi FRiend!


28 posted on 03/18/2010 3:08:56 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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To: Fred Nerks

;’)


29 posted on 03/18/2010 5:48:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://themagicnegro.com/)
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