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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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To: listenhillary

Here is the money quote from the article;

“... Muller claimed such definitive results without his work undergoing peer-review.

“If you go into the public arena and claim to have generated evidence that is stronger than the IPCC, where is the detailed, scientific evidence? Has he used fundamental new data sets?” Santer said. “Publish the science and report on it after it’s done.”

21 posted on 07/30/2012 6:30:18 AM PDT by beenaround
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Muller was always on-board with the global swarming grifters. Far more interesting is Lovelock's recant:

"[Three] months ago, James Lovelock, the godfather of global warming, gave a startling interview to in which he acknowledged he had been unduly “alarmist” about climate change. The implications were extraordinary.

Lovelock is a world-renowned scientist and environmentalist whose Gaia Theory — that the Earth operates as a single, living organism — has had a profound impact on the development of global warming theory.

Having observed that global temperatures since the turn of the millennium have not gone up in the way computer-based climate models predicted, Lovelock acknowledged, “the problem is we don’t know what the climate is doing. We thought we knew 20 years ago.” Now, Lovelock has given a follow-up interview to the UK’s Guardian newspaper in which he delivers more bombshells sure to anger the global green movement, which for years worshipped his Gaia theory and apocalyptic predictions that billions would die from man-made climate change by the end of this century."

22 posted on 07/30/2012 6:56:25 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (2008 + IN, NC, FL, VA, OH, NV o/r IA = 271EV)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It’s the best research money can buy.

23 posted on 07/30/2012 7:05:02 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Venturer
This, according to Richard A. Muller, professor of physics at UC Berkeley, MacArthur Fellow and co-founder of the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature project...

Ted Kaczynski - the Unabombre taught at UC Berkeley too...

24 posted on 07/30/2012 7:06:25 AM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
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To: StAnDeliver; All
Two great letters from Hal Lewis:

Lewis' letter of resignation to Curtis G. Callan Jr, Princeton University, President of the American Physical Society.

"Anthony Watts describes it thus:

This is an important moment in science history. I would describe it as a letter on the scale of Martin Luther, nailing his 95 theses to the Wittenburg church door. It is worthy of repeating this letter in entirety on every blog that discusses science.

It's so utterly damning that I'm going to run it in full without further comment. US physics professor: 'Global warming is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life'

Another letter from Hal Lewis to the American Physical Society "When on October 6 I sent you my letter of resignation from APS , I of course expected the Empire to strike back in one way or another. It pleased me however, when I read your response, to find a very minimum of ad hominem attacks, confined mostly to apparently irresistible eruptions of “Lewis is a liar.” (“His statements are all false” is the equivalent.) So I thank you for that courtesy.

What took me by surprise was the pusillanimous, almost puerile, tone of the comment, which reads more like an ad for a used-car lot than as a declaration of a great scientific society. All our products have passed a complete inspection by our factory-trained mechanics. We’re making no money on this, take it and be thankful. Etc. Not a single major issue confronted in any substantive way. Yet everyone knows about the sloppy handling of the 2007 statement; everyone knows about the financial investments of many of the major players; there is plenty of dirt in the public domain, yet you continue to pretend it is all in a different universe.

Curt, you cannot have written such a shabby document.

Roger Cohen has written an incisive deconstruction of your response, and I can add little, so let me turn to the repair options. For the record, though my resignation from APS gives me no standing, my objective here is to help slow the APS rush toward the cliff. This is what I think must be done at the proximate meeting of the Council.".........

25 posted on 07/30/2012 7:12:15 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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26 posted on 07/30/2012 7:29:02 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

"...the pusillanimous, almost puerile,.."purposeful professional purveyors of pure propaganda.

27 posted on 07/30/2012 7:51:26 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: mazda77

from one of my earlier comments:

Amen to that!

Watch the videos of his (Burt Rutan’s) engineering critique of AGW.


Burt Rutan Global Warming 1 of 6

And Here

Burt Rutan’s comprehensive report on Global Warming science fraud:

Version 4.3 dated January, 2011

This report includes many all-new data presentations and focuses on presenting climate data to Inform, rather than to Scare. Not a climate science reference, but a unique perspective - An engineering critique of the activist climate scientists and their process of data gathering, processing and presentation. It also has sections on climate adaptation and scientific consensus. No author approvals are required for distribution, please feel free to copy or distribute any part of this report.

Adobe pdf version - 6.7 megabytes

Powerpoint version - 13.9 megabytes

Burt Rutan’s Oshkosh 2010 talks:

An Engineer’s Critique of Global Warming “Science” - 3.3 megabytes

28 posted on 07/30/2012 10:01:50 AM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: Paladin2
They call this guy "Koch funded" in the article, but from the list you posted it looks like a bunch of liberal organizations along with Koch. Typical liberal bullshit. If you accept a single dollar of money from a group they disapprove of you're funded by the evil empire, yet they completely ignore millions from liberal organizations.
29 posted on 07/30/2012 10:50:35 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: zeugma
I neglected to include the ~150k$ of US gov't science grant Muller listed as receving.

Note that it's not $$$$ directly from the Cokes, but from (one of?) their foundation(s). Note that many rich fams have lost control of the old man's foundation (e.g. the Ford Foundation).

30 posted on 07/30/2012 5:18:17 PM PDT by Paladin2
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