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Science in favour of climate change 'akin to evidence linking smoking to cancer'
Daily Telegraph ^ | October 9, 2013 | Alice Philipson

Posted on 10/09/2013 10:58:22 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Lord Deben, chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, condemned the media for seeking to balance climate change proponents with sceptics.

He warned that a number of climate sceptics were given too much coverage, and said the media should recognise that a balanced report should have "some rationality" within it.

Evidence in favour of climate change is so strong, he said, that it could be compared to evidence linking smoking to cancer or evidence that the Moon Landing was not staged.

He said: “When you’re discussing the science of climate change, you really shouldn’t go off to Australia because you couldn’t find another person who had some scientific credentials to appear because you feel you’ve got to have that balance.

"I just think you’ve got to recognise that balance has to have some rationality within it.”.....

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David Kennedy, the chief executive of the Committee on Climate Change, challenged the Government to do more to educate the public on the science of climate change.

“There is more that the Government can do, both in central government and local government, once there is a story they need to run with it and get people to believe that story," he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalwarming; green; healthcare
So, how long before "free" healthcare costs will include fighting global warming and subsidizing green energy - green everything?
1 posted on 10/09/2013 10:58:23 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Evidence in favour of climate change is so strong, he said...


Duh. The northern US used to be covered in ice. What a maroon.


2 posted on 10/09/2013 11:00:39 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The science in favor of climate change is akin to the evidence linking saturated fat to heart disease.


3 posted on 10/09/2013 11:03:08 AM PDT by jdege
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Cancer??

Maybe its time to ban all use and possession of carbon based fuels except for critical government use, of course.

Its like the 2nd Amendment protecting Obama’s storm troops right to use guns against you, but not giving us any rights,

4 posted on 10/09/2013 11:04:09 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The ol’ BS detector is going off like a klaxon. The old ying yang better get grease cause we’re gonna be paying out of it big time.

P.S. As for the smoking meme. Don’t know everybody’s age on FR but, when I was a kid, my parents and my friends parents used to have parties where there was so much smoke in the house you could hardly see across the room. IF second hand smoke is the threat that it is proclaimed to be, wouldn’t us baby boomers be croaking at a lot higher rate from supposed second hand smoke issues? Where’s the data? Anyone remember the asbestos curtains at the movies? “We do asbestos we can.”


5 posted on 10/09/2013 11:04:50 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Of COURSE climate change is real

But it ain't our fault ... it's cyclic.

6 posted on 10/09/2013 11:05:34 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
He warned that a number of climate sceptics were given too much coverage, and said the media should recognise that a balanced report should have "some rationality" within it.

Because the mass media is so biased against AGW orthodoxy and such whores for those horrid skeptics....oh, wait....[eyeroll]

7 posted on 10/09/2013 11:12:07 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: cuban leaf

And 1000 years ago Norsemen raised cattle in Greenland. You can’t do that today; it’s too cold.


8 posted on 10/09/2013 11:14:03 AM PDT by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Smoking is not the only cause of cancer. Western production is not necessarily the cause of temperature changes on Earth OR Mars.


9 posted on 10/09/2013 11:14:49 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: knarf

Climate change is pretty nice in Texas this time of year.


10 posted on 10/09/2013 11:15:44 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Science with millions of samples in both the test and the control groups vs pseudoscience with one item in the test group and zero in the control group.


11 posted on 10/09/2013 11:18:56 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Evidence in favour of climate change is so strong, he said, that it could be compared to evidence linking smoking to cancer or evidence that the Moon Landing was not staged.

False. We just went through 17 years of rising CO2 levels without a significant rise in temperatures. That would be akin to having no moon rocks, no video of lunar walking. no astronauts claiming to have been on the moon and no images of earth from the moon.

12 posted on 10/09/2013 11:22:07 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Smoking is not the only cause of cancer. Western production is not necessarily the cause of temperature changes on Earth OR Mars.

Well, I might be a little bit guilt about the Mars thing. While I cut back from the three pack a day habit, I have been pointing my Laser level at Mars an awful lot lately. Just something I felt compelled to do while sitting on the porch, smoking and sipping 12 year old bourbon. John Carter hasn't been answering the Morse code messages though. Reckon he might be sleeping in some cave or sumpin.

13 posted on 10/09/2013 11:23:03 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The skeptics have already made them go from “Global Warming” to “Global Climate Change” because of their reporting the facts.

Why would they have changed their message so drastically unless they were wrong in the first place, hmmmm?


14 posted on 10/09/2013 11:31:33 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I wonder what the salaries are for Chairman and CEO of the Committee on Climate Change. I wonder what they would be if it became the “scientific consensus” that human activity is not a significant factor in climate change.


15 posted on 10/09/2013 11:33:05 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: jdege

Exactly correct. Both are bogus.


16 posted on 10/09/2013 12:05:58 PM PDT by Blennos
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Climate scientist must be sensing they are about to lose their funding.


17 posted on 10/09/2013 12:34:12 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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. . . once there is a story they need to run with it and get people to believe that story . . .

What, no "except when that story sucks" clause?

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18 posted on 10/09/2013 12:55:15 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Major brain damage at UMES, but no property damage!)
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To: Blennos
Both are bogus.

Not exactly bogus. There were certainly indications that suggest the possibility, but neither ends up being supported by the actual facts on the ground.

There's a reason why both epidemiology and computer modelling are called "hypothesis generating". Neither is capable of proving anything.

19 posted on 10/09/2013 1:25:06 PM PDT by jdege
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Evidence in favour of climate change is so strong, he said, that it could be compared to evidence linking smoking to cancer...

The evidence supporting global warming being a LIBERAL HOAX is so strong it can be compared to linking polio with the polio virus. Or sex to having children, or being a hundred years old linked to taking last place on a 9 mile marathon race...

20 posted on 10/09/2013 3:41:13 PM PDT by GOPJ (Brieitbart sent me... Freeper newfreep)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Here's my favorite line in the story:

once there is a story they need to run with it and get people to believe that story

Yep, that's what the alarmists believe is the job of the press. And, sadly, a lot of the press think that's a fair description of their job, too.

21 posted on 10/09/2013 8:05:33 PM PDT by Rocky (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. George Orwell)
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22 posted on 10/09/2013 8:08:23 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Science in favour of climate change 'akin to evidence linking smoking to cancer'

Oh. So that means the evidence linking smoking to cancer is bullsh*t, too.

23 posted on 10/10/2013 4:21:44 AM PDT by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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