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Koch-funded climate change skeptic reverses course
LA Times ^ | July 29, 2012 | Neela Banerjee

Posted on 07/30/2012 4:50:45 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

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1 posted on 07/30/2012 4:50:56 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

From UC Berkeley

Nuff said.


2 posted on 07/30/2012 4:58:16 AM PDT by Venturer
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In 1.4 billion years, the stellar luminosity of Sol will have increased to the point that no liquid water will remain on Earth. Earth will be a dead rock, apart from possibly xerophile bacteria below the surface.


3 posted on 07/30/2012 4:58:56 AM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Somebody’s bank account is getting low. Hey Doc, how about doing your own research for a change? Call Burt Rutan, he is retired now and can give you a few quick insights.


4 posted on 07/30/2012 5:00:00 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: Venturer

I was just going to say “Berekely”. LOL


5 posted on 07/30/2012 5:01:42 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Nepotistic (partnered with daughter to do BEST investigation) Muller has been unmasked as a pseudo-skeptic returning to his watermelon roots (he participated in the Free Speech movement at Berkeley).

"October 7, 2008, Grist interview of Richard A. Muller:

(Q: ) Do you consider yourself an environmentalist?

(A:) Oh yes. [Laughs.] In fact, back in the early ’80s, I resigned from the Sierra Club over the issue of global warming. At that time, they were opposing nuclear power. What I wrote them in my letter of resignation was that, if you oppose nuclear power, the U.S. will become much more heavily dependent on fossil fuels, and that this is a pollutant to the atmosphere that is very likely to lead to global warming."

Among other relatively recent pronouncement showing less than a skeptical belief.

6 posted on 07/30/2012 5:06:26 AM PDT by Paladin2
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A life time Berzker from Bezerkley.


7 posted on 07/30/2012 5:07:22 AM PDT by Paladin2
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This is a bogus conversion, according to a Powerline article.

Muller in 2008: “The bottom line is that there is a consensus — the [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] — and the president needs to know what the IPCC says. Second, they say that most of the warming of the last 50 years is probably due to humans. You need to know that this is from carbon dioxide, and you need to understand which technologies can reduce this and which can’t.”

Muller went from believing in AGW to believing AGW is an eminent threat. That's no conversion.

8 posted on 07/30/2012 5:07:22 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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Link to Powerline article:

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/07/mulling-over-muller.php


9 posted on 07/30/2012 5:09:03 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: Cincinatus' Wife

His opinion changed or facts to back it up have been published?


10 posted on 07/30/2012 5:11:08 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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http://hro001.wordpress.com/2011/10/31/will-the-real-richard-muller-please-stand-up/


11 posted on 07/30/2012 5:14:37 AM PDT by Paladin2
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New study shows half of the global warming in the USA is artificial
12 posted on 07/30/2012 5:18:36 AM PDT by Paladin2
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"Benjamin D. Santer"

LOL, that's the idiot who wants to punch out skeptics.

13 posted on 07/30/2012 5:19:56 AM PDT by Paladin2
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BULLSH!T! There are no normal humans at bezerkley... only America hating communist fags of the left.

LLS


14 posted on 07/30/2012 5:25:56 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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But he also said he found it troubling that Muller claimed such definitive results without his work undergoing peer-review

Wasn't this the main problem with the original mankind-is-killing-the-planet theory?

15 posted on 07/30/2012 5:32:41 AM PDT by MamaTexan (If it works in theory but not in practice, then it is no longer a theory, but a failure)
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There’s a reason why he “reversed course”...

Follow the money?


16 posted on 07/30/2012 5:33:34 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: Paladin2; Cincinatus' Wife

So here’s a couple of questions...

If true that he was funded by the Koch brothers, and if also true that he never was much of a climate change skeptic, then WHY was he funded by the Koch brothers??


17 posted on 07/30/2012 5:37:38 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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Yep. I was going to say . . . somebody’s funding source has recently changed—or tenure threatened.


18 posted on 07/30/2012 5:54:35 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Member of the BBB Club - Bye-Bye-Barry!!! President Barack "Down Low" Obama)
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"then WHY was he funded by the Koch brothers"

He make a good pitch?

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"Donors First Phase

The Lee and Juliet Folger Fund ($20,000)

William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation ($100,000)

Fund for Innovative Climate and Energy Research (created by Bill Gates) ($100,000)

Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation ($150,000)

The Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation ($50,000)

We also received funding from a number of private individuals, totaling $14,500 as of June 2011.

Second Phase

William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation ($100,000)

The Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation ($50,000)

Anonymous Foundation ($250,000)????

All donations were provided as unrestricted educational grants, which means the donor organizations have no say over how we conduct the research or what we publish. All of our work and results are presented with full transparency."

19 posted on 07/30/2012 6:01:14 AM PDT by Paladin2
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A con artist.

Too bad the Kochs went for it.

So an ***anonymous*** foundation gave $250,000??

Just...WOW!


20 posted on 07/30/2012 6:29:00 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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