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Harvard astrophysicist dismisses AGW theory, challenges peers to 'take back climate science'
Seminole County Environmental News Examiner ^ | May 11, 2010 | Kirk Myers

Posted on 05/15/2010 1:23:07 PM PDT by hugorand

In the following interview, Dr. Willie Soon, a solar and climate scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, questions the prevailing dogma of man-made global warming and challenges his peers to “take back climate science.” His remarks are his personal opinion based upon 19 years of scientific research.

Examiner.com: What drives climate change on Earth?

Dr. Soon: Most of the weather and climate variations we observed are essentially related to the sun and the changing seasons – not by CO2 radiative forcing and feedback. The climate system is constantly readjusting naturally in a large way – more than we would ever see from CO2. The CO2 kick [impact of CO2 emissions] is extremely small compared to what is happening in a natural way. Within the framework of a proper study of the sun-climate connection, you don’t need CO2 to explain anything.

Examiner.com: What is your opinion of the anthropogenic (man-caused) global warming theory?

Dr. Soon: It’s never been about the science – even from the very beginning. It’s based on confusion and a mixture of ideology. We should deal only in the facts that we do know.

Examiner.com: Many of the scientists promoting the global warming theory appear to be driven by politics rather than hard scientific data. What are your thoughts?

Dr. Soon: I am a scientist. I go where the facts take me. And the facts are fairly clear. It doesn’t take very long to discover that their views [of man-caused global warming] aren’t grounded in the facts. Why would any solid science need so much promotion and advertisement and the endless shouting about how the science has all been “settled”? And now we’re supposed to believe that the growing consensus on the street that humans are not responsible for global warming is due mainly to the

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax
AGW continues to take a deserved beating
1 posted on 05/15/2010 1:23:07 PM PDT by hugorand
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To: hugorand

Refreshing1


2 posted on 05/15/2010 1:26:34 PM PDT by ardara
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To: hugorand

Sweet!


3 posted on 05/15/2010 1:28:02 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: hugorand; Entrepreneur; Darnright; Nipfan; Defendingliberty; 4horses+amule; Nervous Tick; Amagi; ...
 


Legions of Anthropogenic Global Warming Skeptics

 

4 posted on 05/15/2010 1:30:13 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (America should take a mulligan on the 2008 presidential election.)
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To: hugorand

bflr


5 posted on 05/15/2010 1:32:57 PM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: steelyourfaith

Thanks for the links :)


6 posted on 05/15/2010 1:35:00 PM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: hugorand

Links for your thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2513422/posts?page=16#16

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2513422/posts?page=26#26


7 posted on 05/15/2010 1:35:44 PM PDT by Matchett-PI (Obama: "Let's Pursue Reparations Through Legislation Rather Than the Courts")
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To: steelyourfaith

Thanks for all of your hard work!

I checked you homepage.


8 posted on 05/15/2010 1:43:53 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: hugorand
Who ya gonna believe? A mere astrophysicist - or al gore?

After all, don't forget while everyone says the earth's core is only 5,000-6,000 degrees F...al knows it's “millions and millions.”

And don't forget, he had his nearly 9 million dollar spread with 9 bathrooms, pool and pool-house built ON THE SHORE so’s he could keep an eye on that rising sea for us. What a hero.

Does’ anyone wonder where he gets this money? I mean BESIDES OXY oil?

Shares in carbon trading? hmmmm?

9 posted on 05/15/2010 1:57:51 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (google)
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To: hugorand

I assume the Harvard scientist has close connections with the fuel industry because he pumps his own gas, once visited the same city that Sara Palin visited, listens to Fox news occasionally and has a family member who voted for Reagan.


10 posted on 05/15/2010 2:00:39 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Captain Beyond; blackie
Well, thanks a lot for sayin'.
11 posted on 05/15/2010 2:04:49 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (America should take a mulligan on the 2008 presidential election.)
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To: call meVeronica

bump 4 l8r


12 posted on 05/15/2010 2:06:33 PM PDT by call meVeronica
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To: hugorand

The sun today - still no sun spots ;o(

www.spaceweather.com/images2010/15may10/midi512_blank.gif?PHPSESSID=p3tlcp8j1a2r2mlafe9mul4062


14 posted on 05/15/2010 2:28:37 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (google)
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To: maine-iac7

oops - forgot the http:?

http://www.spaceweather.com/images2010/15may10/midi512_blank.gif?PHPSESSID=p3tlcp8j1a2r2mlafe9mul4062


15 posted on 05/15/2010 2:30:06 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (google)
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To: maine-iac7

For a 10 minute dvd, Unstoppable Solar Cycles with Dr. Soon, go to info@ideachannel.com. I show it in some of my classes. Very good info on Greenland, about 10 min. long.


16 posted on 05/15/2010 2:45:10 PM PDT by TStro
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To: hugorand; All

This guy seems to agree with Roy Spencer, who is a principal research scientist at The University of Alabama, where he directs a variety of climate research projects. He received his Ph.D. in meteorology from the University of Wisconsin and was a senior scientist for climate studies at NASA. He has authored numerous weather and climate research articles, provided congressional testimony on global warming and penned the 2008 NYT best seller, Climate Confusion.

Most of us learned of him through his visits with Rush Limbaugh.


17 posted on 05/15/2010 4:29:58 PM PDT by CyberAnt
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To: steelyourfaith

Good article, thanks for posting this.


18 posted on 05/15/2010 6:02:23 PM PDT by SolitaryMan (http://www.testdepthmedia.com)
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