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  • Climate skepticism is just bad science: "There is no cohesive, consistent alternative theory.."

    12/06/2015 1:40:40 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 113 replies
    Salon ^ | December 5, 2015 | Michael Shermer
    Climate skepticism is just bad science: "There is no cohesive, consistent alternative theory to human-caused global warming" At some point in the history of all scientific theories, only a minority of scientists-or even just one-supported them, before evidence accumulated to the point of general acceptance. The Copernican model, germ theory, the vaccination principle, evolutionary theory, plate tectonics and the big bang theory were all once heretical ideas that became consensus science. How did this happen? An answer may be found in what 19th-century philosopher of science William Whewell called a 'consilience of inductions." For a theory to be accepted, Whewell...
  • The Pea of Victimization Under Twenty Campus Mattresses

    12/01/2015 12:03:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | December 1, 2015 | Richard L. Cravatts
    As campuses across the country are roiled in paroxysms of self-righteous indignation over race, groups of black students, perhaps inspired and emboldened by the anarchistic successes at University of Missouri, have formed coalitions and presented elaborate, and breathtakingly audacious, lists of demands which they have nailed to the doors of their respective university administrations.....[SNIP]...So while these sanctimonious moral brats may feel aggrieved and in need of campus-wide support systems to provide them "safe" spaces in which they can escape racism and oppression, the idea that universities should be compelled to set up mandatory training and teaching about racism, oppression, cultural...
  • ‘I was tossed out of the tribe’: climate scientist Judith Curry interviewed

    11/26/2015 7:06:29 AM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 11/26/15 | David Rose
    It is safe to predict that when 20,000 world leaders, officials, green activists and hangers-on convene in Paris next week for the 21st United Nations climate conference, one person you will not see much quotedis Professor Judith Curry. This is a pity. Her record of peer-reviewed publication in the best climate-science journals is second to none, and in America she has become a public intellectual. But on this side of the Atlantic, apparently, she is too ‘challenging’. What is troubling about her pariah status is that her trenchant critique of the supposed consensus on global warming is not derived from...
  • Rising seas to displace millions of Americans if warming unchecked

    10/12/2015 4:31:07 PM PDT · by detective · 83 replies
    MSN News ^ | October 12, 2015 | Chris Arsenault
    Millions of people in the United States could be forced to abandon their homes if planet-warming emissions continue unabated through 2100, pushing global sea levels up by more than 14 feet (4.2 meters), researchers said. In the United States, between 20 and 31 million people are living on land that would be submerged by rising oceans without aggressive cuts to greenhouse gas emissions, according to a study published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
  • When to Doubt a Scientific Consensus [long, but good]

    06/22/2015 9:01:03 AM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    The Stream ^ | 6-20-15 | Jay Richards
    A December 18, 2009Washington Post poll, released on the final day of the ill-fated Copenhagen climate summit, reported four in ten Americans now saying that they place little or no trust in what scientists have to say about the environment. This was the month the tide turned in public perceptions of climate change. Several recent polls have found climate change skepticism rising faster than sea levels on Planet Algore (not to be confused with Planet Earth, where sea levels remain relatively stable). Many of the doubt-inducing climate scientists and their media acolytes attribute this rising skepticism to the stupidity of...
  • Cracks appear in the climate change deniers defenses

    06/16/2015 10:02:24 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 16, 2015 | By Katrina vanden Heuvel
    In April 2009, as the political right was finding its voice in the tea party, South Carolina Republican Rep. Bob Inglis was making the case for a carbon tax. Im a conservative. I believe in accountability, he said. Global warming is not a matter of belief. Its a matter of facts. He added, We dont want to be a party of deniers. Most of his party disagreed. A year later, Inglis was trounced in a Republican primary, his staunchly conservative record proving insufficient to overcome this heretical deviation. On the surface, it may appear that little has changed in the...
  • Gulf Stream Not Slowing Down, Not Going to Freeze us to Death, Shock

    03/25/2015 9:03:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/25/2015 | James Delingpole
    The Gulf Stream is slowing faster than at any time in the last millennium, claims a new paper published in the alarmist journal Nature Climate Change. But the paper, whose co-authors include one Michael E Mann, appears to be contradicted by real-world evidence which shows nothing of the kind. Here is what the leading expert in the field, H Thomas Rossby, a professor at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography said in 2014 about the Gulf Stream, which he has been measuring for the last 20 years. We find absolutely no evidence that suggests that the Gulf...
  • Science Museums Urged to Cut Ties With Kochs

    03/24/2015 2:12:14 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 24, 2015 | JOHN SCHWARTZ
    Dozens of climate scientists and environmental groups are calling for museums of science and natural history to cut all ties with fossil fuel companies and philanthropists like the Koch brothers. A letter released on Tuesday asserts that such money is tainted by these donors efforts to deny the overwhelming scientific consensus on climate change. When some of the biggest contributors to climate change and funders of misinformation on climate science sponsor exhibitions in museums of science and natural history, they undermine public confidence in the validity of the institutions responsible for transmitting scientific knowledge, the letter states. This corporate philanthropy...
  • Using the Delphi Technique to Achieve Consensus

    01/23/2015 4:51:03 PM PST · by Ray76 · 22 replies
    Eagle Forum ^ | Nov 1998 | Lynn Stuter
    The Delphi Technique and consensus building are both founded in the same principle - the Hegelian dialectic of thesis, antithesis, and synthesis, with synthesis becoming the new thesis. In group settings, the Delphi Technique is an unethical method of achieving consensus on controversial topics. It requires well-trained professionals, known as "facilitators" or "change agents," who deliberately escalate tension among group members, pitting one faction against another to make a preordained viewpoint appear "sensible," while making opposing views appear ridiculous. The facilitators or change agents encourage each person in a group to express concerns about the programs, projects, or policies in...
  • Obama's '97 Percent' Climate Consensus: Debunked, Demolished, Staked through the heart

    09/16/2014 5:49:32 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 13 replies
    breitbart ^ | 9-8-14 | James Delingpole
    "Ninety-seven percent of scientists agree: #climate change is real, man-made and dangerous." Remember that statement, a while back, from some bloke on Twitter? What we now know with more than 97 per cent certainty that this guy - or whoever is in charge of running his Twitter account - is either wilfully dishonest or woefully ill-informed. The "97 per cent" claim is an utter nonsense. This report released today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation explains exactly why. First, that word "dangerous". This is a concept that was never mentioned in the study responsible for that 97 per cent claim....
  • How Obama Convinced His Spies to Support the Taliban Prisoner Release (Clapper, Hagel)

    06/03/2014 4:25:49 PM PDT · by mojito · 15 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 6/3/2014 | Eli Lake
    ...[C]urrent U.S. intelligence and defense officials who spoke to The Daily Beast on Monday say the process for exchanging Taliban for Bergdahl this time was rushed and closely held, in some instances leaving little room for any push back against a policy clearly favored by the White House. This was an example of forcing the consensus, one U.S. military official said. The White House knew the answer they wanted and they ended up getting it. The White House did not even consult or inform Congress until after the prisoner release had begun. Dianne Feinstein, the Democratic chairwoman of the Senate...
  • It's Memorial Day weekend and there's still ice on Lake Superior, see photos

    05/26/2014 5:17:52 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 49 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | May 25, 2014 | Fritz Klug
    MARQUETTE, MI -- Remember how bad the winter was? The polar vortex, inches upon inches of snow. While the season has passed for most of us and Memorial Day weekend is underway, there are reminders in Michigan's Upper Peninsula of the historically cold and snowy winter. There's still ice on Lake Superior. As MLive's John "Gonzo" Gonzalez and I traveled the state looking for Michigans Best Taco, we noticed there is still ice cover on Lake Superior. We were just sweating earlier this week in Kalamazoo, not because of the hot sauce but the temperatures. We were surprised there is...
  • Something is rotten in the state of science: How did computer generated gibberish get published?

    02/25/2014 6:54:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/25/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Evidence is accumulating that quality control is a serious issue in academic publishing, which is the key to career advancement for scientists and other scholars. In an age when appeals to "peer reviewed" "settled science" have become standard operating procedure in efforts to impose radical increases in government control over our lives, corruption in the mechanisms for reviewing scientific publications has very real consequences for all of us. Nature magazine tells us: Publishers withdraw more than 120 gibberish papers. Richard Van Noorden writes: The publishers Springer and IEEE are removing more than 120 papers from their subscription services after...
  • Even with liberals the consensus on Obamacare has been reached...

    10/28/2013 10:06:33 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-28-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Is it LITERALLY a consensus with 100% agreement?Let's put it this way, it looks like universal truth compared to the "consensus" liberals insist exists on Global Warming (even still as the Antarctic ice levels have reached a 35 year high)My only problem with this graphic is I think it actually understates the situation...
  • In Praise of Polarization

    06/07/2012 7:57:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 7, 2012 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- Frankly, I wish the Pew Research Center would occasionally keep its thoughts to itself. Sometimes those thoughts are merely insipid and beneath the attention of serious minds. Sometimes they are alarming and capable of stirring up an already excitable populace. There is talk of cannibalism being practiced by the criminal element. There is Lady Gaga. These are worrisome times. Yet the Pew Research Center has gone and done it again. The Center released a study Monday that employed exhaustive polling and ingenious charts to render my fellow Americans restive, or so it seems. The Pew Research Center's overall...
  • UN Arms Trade Treaty: It depends on what the meaning of the word consensus is

    02/20/2012 5:10:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 2/20/12 | David Codrea
    It has come to our attention that Arms Trade Treaty proponents are attempting to change the rules mid-stream, prior to the upcoming Treaty negotiations in early July, researchers Paul Gallant, Alan Chwick, and Joanne D. Eisen wrote in a breaking story published yesterday in AmmoLand Gun News. Ted R. Bromund, Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, alerted the public to the very real possibility that ATT proponents are changing the meaning of the term consensus and to the political ramifications for the US if ATT proponents prevail, they warn. Until now, consensus has been understood by the US and...
  • The Royal Society is a joke

    02/11/2012 3:19:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | February 10, 2012 | James Delingpole
    ...Were this a story in any field other than "Climate Science" it would be given massive play by both the BBC and in the print media for what has happened here is a national scandal. An institution which was manifestly good has now been made bad, for no other reason than the arrogance and egotism of three blinkered men who took it upon themselves to behave like political activists rather than scientists. You don't even need to be a climate sceptic to understand that what May, Rees and Nurse have done is wrong. All you need is a rudimentary...

    01/16/2011 8:42:35 AM PST · by combat_boots · 79 replies · 4+ views
    In the 1960s, I came across a small training manual distributed by the Communist Party that showed how a small group of people as few as four could dominate a much larger group and sway the outcome of any action taken by that group. It was called the Diamond Technique. The principle is based on the fact that people in groups tend to be effected by mass psychology. They derive comfort and security from being aligned with the majority, especially if controversy or conflict is involved. Even if they do not like what the majority is doing, if...
  • After Iowa caucuses, GOP elites seek 'consensus' candidate

    01/04/2012 5:57:46 PM PST · by bigbob · 39 replies
    The Politico ^ | 1-4-12 | Jonathan Martin
    A group of movement conservatives has called an emergency meeting in Texas next weekend to find a consensus Republican presidential hopeful, POLITICO has learned. You and your spouse are cordially invited to a private meeting with national conservative leaders of faith at the ranch of Paul and Nancy Pressler near Brenham, Texas, with the purpose of attempting to unite and to come to a consensus on which Republican presidential candidate or candidates to support, or which not to support, read an invitation that is making its way into in-boxes Wednesday morning. The meeting is being hosted by such prominent conservative...
  • Video: 'Occupy Atlanta' Silences Rep. John Lewis Via Jazz Hands (TOTALLY HILARIOUS!)

    10/10/2011 6:48:44 PM PDT · by drewh · 75 replies
    Town Hall.com ^ | Oct 09, 2011 4:18 PM | Guy Benson Political Editor, Townhall.com
    Having watched this clip all the way through several times, I still can't stop chuckling. Here's a quick primer to prepare you for what you're about to see: The video begins as civil rights pioneer Rep. John Lewis rrives at #OccupyAtlanta, hoping to express solidarity and articulate support with some brief remarks. Unfortunately for him, the Congressman is totally unacquainted with the gathering's "rules," which make the US Senate look like a model of efficiency. The group's "leader" (the hippie with the bullhorn) speaks in three-second intervals so the rest of the assembled group can chant his partial sentences back...
  • US Gov. Software Creates 'Fake People' on Social Networks to Promote Propaganda

    02/19/2011 5:21:33 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 110 replies
    The Examiner ^ | February 18, 2011 | Sean Kerrigan
    The US government is offering private intelligence companies contracts to create software to manage "fake people" on social media sites and create the illusion of consensus on controversial issues. The contract calls for the development of "Persona Management Software" which would help the user create and manage a variety of distinct fake profiles online. The job listing was discussed in recently leaked emails from the private security firm HBGary after an attack by internet activist last week.Click here to view the government contract (PDF)According to the contract, the software would "protect the identity of government agencies" by employing a number...
  • The Emerging Consensus : Challenge of our time is cleaning up the mess left by the Great Society

    12/05/2010 10:57:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/04/2010 | Yuval Levin
    While I think the deficit commissions final product was less than adequate to its mission (as I argue below), it is worth remarking on the extraordinary moment we appear to be in on the deficit and debt questionsa moment which the commission has had a lot to do with creating. Between the Simpson-Bowles proposal, the Rivlin-Ryan proposal, the Domenici-Rivlin proposal (which came from outside the commission), and a number of other ideas thrown around in recent weeks, people in the center and on the right (helped no doubt by the election results) appear to be moving closer together on the...
  • John Abraham panics, apparently he and the AGU are forming a Climate rapid response team

    11/07/2010 9:24:45 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 36 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | November 7, 2010 | Anthony Watts
    Gosh. A Climate rapid response team from Minnesota? What will they be armed with? Wits and a hockey stick? So far that hasnt worked out too well. From the Chicago Tribune:Climate scientists plan campaign against global-warming skepticsThe American Geophysical Union plans to announce Monday that 700 researchers have agreed to speak out on the issue. The effort is a pushback against congressional conservatives who have vowed to kill regulations on greenhouse gas emissions.Reporting from Washington By Neela Banerjee, Tribune Washington BureauFaced with rising political attacks, hundreds of climate scientists are joining a broad campaign to push back against congressional...
  • The IPCC Consensus Was Phoney, Says Mike Hulme

    06/13/2010 10:06:38 AM PDT · by mimi from mi · 6 replies · 765+ views
    The UNs Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change misled the press and public into believing that thousands of scientists backed its claims on manmade global warming, according to Mike Hulme, a prominent climate scientist and IPCC insider. The actual number of scientists who backed that claim was only a few dozen experts, he states in a paper forProgress in Physical Geography, co-authored with student Martin Mahony. Claims such as 2,500 of the worlds leading scientists have reached a consensus that human activities are having a significant influence on the climate are disingenuous, the paper states unambiguously, adding that they rendered the...
  • U.S. Takes Russia Firms Off Blacklist, Citing Shift on Iran

    05/21/2010 6:02:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies · 450+ views
    WSJ ^ | 5/21/2010 | Peter Spiegel
    The Obama administration said Friday it has lifted sanctions against four Russian groups that had been accused of helping Syrian and Iranian weapons programs. Russian officials have publicly suggested that the removal of the groups from U.S. blacklists was a precondition to their support of a new sanctions regime against Iran, presented to the United Nations Tuesday.

    03/04/2010 5:38:35 PM PST · by Delacon · 4 replies · 375+ views
    The Inhofe EPW Press Blog ^ | March 1, 2010 | David Lungren
    EPW POLICY BEAT: CONSENSUS EXPOSED, PART 1Link to 'Consensus' Exposed: The CRU ControversyThe Minority Staff of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works recently released a new 84-page report, titled, "‘Consensus' Exposed: The CRU Controversy."  Recognizing the severe time constraints of interested readers-how can one read 84 pages amidst the daily maelstrom over global warming?-EPW Policy Beat will issue a series of excerpts from the report over the next several days.  We hope this provides our readership with the report's essential findings, and a clear understanding that the CRU email controversy is more than just "a little email squabble."  To...
  • Fact Checking Al Gore's NYT Op-Ed

    03/02/2010 10:17:48 AM PST · by raptor22 · 24 replies · 1,150+ views
    National Review/Planet Gore ^ | March 2, 2010 | Greg Pollowitz
    Al Gore resurfaces in an op-ed to say that nobody's perfect, everybody makes mistakes and climate change is still real. And he has some oceanfront property in the Himalayas to sell you. If hyperbole and chutzpah had a child, it would be the opening paragraph of Gore's op-ed in Sunday's New York Times. Gore surfaced from the global warming witness-protection program to opine that despite admissions of error and evidence of fraud by various agencies, we still face "an unimaginable calamity requiring large-scale, preventive measures to protect human civilization as we know it." Perhaps he's trying to protect his investments...
  • Climategate: This Time It's NASA

    03/02/2010 9:54:32 AM PST · by raptor22 · 9 replies · 812+ views
    American Spectator ^ | March 2, 2010 | Iain Murray & Roger Abbott
    The "Climategate" scandal, which broke in November 2009, revealed what many skeptics had privately suspected. Prominent climate scientists at the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit (CRU) had collaborated to keep data out of skeptics' hands, subverted the peer review process, and used questionable methods to construct the temperature record on which the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel Climate Change (IPCC) based its recommendations. Now a new "Climategate" scandal is emerging, this time based on documents released by NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in response to several Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) suits filed by the Competitive Enterprise...
  • A Green Tea Party

    02/18/2010 4:28:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 702+ views
    Investors.com ^ | February 18, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    States' Rights: A revolt against economic hardship imposed by unelected bureaucrats based on junk science is brewing. This Tea Party movement wants the faulty finding on carbon dioxide to be reviewed and dumped. They say you shouldn't mess with Texas, and on Tuesday the state filed suit to overturn the "endangerment" finding by the Environmental Protection Agency that carbon dioxide is a dangerous pollutant that must be regulated. CO2, the basis for all plant and therefore all animal life, was targeted early by environmental activists as the root cause of anthropogenic (man-made) global warming (AGW). But the Earth has cooled...
  • 'Warming' meltdown: Climate 'consensus' cracks up

    02/16/2010 3:06:26 AM PST · by Scanian · 30 replies · 1,163+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 16, 2010 | Rich Lowry
    Climate alarmists conjured a world where nothing was certain but death, taxes and catastrophic global warming. They used this presumed scientific certainty as a bludgeon against the skeptics they deemed "deniers" -- a word meant to have the noxious whiff of Holocaust denial. All in the cause of hustling the world into a grand carbon-rationing scheme. Any questions about the evidence for the cataclysmic projections, any concerns about the costs and benefits were trumped by that fearsome scientific "consensus," which had "settled" the important questions. A funny thing happened to this "consensus" on the way to its inevitable triumph, though:...
  • Can You Always Count on a Consensus of Experts?

    12/18/2009 10:54:00 AM PST · by Conservative Cavalry · 3 replies · 279+ views
    Influence People Blog ^ | Dec 17, 2009 | Brian Ahearn
    Can You Always Count on a Consensus of Experts? Maybe not When it Comes to Man-Made Global Warming! When you turn to "experts" and "authorities" the first thing that has to be done is to establish the credibility of those sources. History is full of examples where the consensus isn't only wrong, it is deadly. Some classic historical examples are the flat earth theory and the prevailing belief that the earth was the center of the universe. Galileo discovered "it is often dangerous to be right when the authorities are wrong." The Galileo discoveries had threatened the "consensus" view of...
  • Palin Vs. Gore: Oceans Apart

    12/14/2009 5:23:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 2,002+ views
    Investors.com ^ | December 14, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Global Warming: The Alaskan governor who knew polar bears weren't endangered says the planet isn't either and challenges the oracle of climate change. Al Gore says despite the CRU e-mails, the situation is of the utmost gravity. In a Dec. 9 Washington Post op-ed, Sarah Palin noted that the Climate-gate e-mails from the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia "reveal that leading climate 'experts' deliberately destroyed records, manipulated data to 'hide the decline' in global temperatures and tried to silence their critics from publishing in peer-reviewed journals." This did not sit well with Gore. "The entire North...
  • Obama scientist sees strong consensus on climate

    12/03/2009 11:41:56 AM PST · by PROCON · 44 replies · 1,141+ views
    news.stv.tv ^ | Dec.3 2009 | Timothy Gardner
    The science showing that greenhouse gas emissions from human activities are causing a dangerous warming of the world's climate is sound, President Barack Obama's top scientists said on Wednesday, despite controversial e-mails stolen from climate researchers. E-mails from Britain's University of East Anglia, made public last month after being obtained by hackers, show climate researchers deriding global warming skeptics, who argue that the messages show that the researchers manipulated data to make climate change appear more definitive.
  • The (Climategate) Dominoes Fall

    12/02/2009 4:42:58 PM PST · by raptor22 · 26 replies · 2,173+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 2, 2009 | IBD editorial staff
    Warming Scandal: The architect of climate fraud steps down, the creator of the infamous "hockey stick" is investigated, and Australia's parliament defeats cap-and-trade. We love the smell of truth in the morning. As the high priests of what Czech President Vaclav Klaus has called a "religion" prepare their pilgrimage to worship the earth goddess Gaia in Copenhagen, complete with humanity being sacrificed, the heresy of climate truth is finally being heard. The gospel of climate change, once expressed with the messianic fervor of an Elmer Gantry by Al Gore, is now expressed with the stammering incoherence of an Elmer Fudd...
  • The CRU's Criminal Conspiracy

    11/30/2009 6:10:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 1,895+ views
    Investors.com ^ | November 30, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    ClimateGate: Britain's Climate Research Unit now says it will release all its data. Does that include the data that have been shredded, deleted and denied publication? In a statement released Saturday by the University of East Anglia, where the CRU is located, it was announced that all unit data, including data that had been denied climate skeptics, would soon be released to prove this is much ado about nothing. Unimpressed by the news is David Holland of Northampton, a grandfather with a background in electrical engineering, who is seeking prosecution of the CRU scientists involved in suppressing and even destroying...
  • E-Mails Of Climate Researchers Buttress Case Of Warming Fraud

    11/23/2009 5:46:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies · 1,936+ views
    Investors.com ^ | November 23, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Junk Science: Hacked e-mails from Britain's Climate Research Unit are only the latest evidence of climate fraud. Just ask NASA's James Hansen about the faking of climate data or EPA employees about the suppression of climate fact. For years, noted scientists and other global warming skeptics have been accused of being on the take, their research tainted and funded by grants from Big Oil and other fossil-fuel interests. Now, it turns out, it's the warm-mongers who are fudging the numbers and concealing the inconvenient truth. We don't know who "Deep Throat" is. But according to an interview in Investigate Magazine's...
  • Global warming, corruption, and unethical scientists

    11/24/2009 11:17:03 AM PST · by Danae · 45 replies · 2,368+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | 11-24-2009 | Dianna Cotter
    In case you have not yet heard, the scientists behind the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) have been exposed through their own email conversations. At this time, it is not known who or how the emails were obtained, though much speculation has been done. From the servers at the University of East Anglica in the UK being illegally broken into and hacked, to a whistle blower protected by UK laws as well as US laws, to an insider job, a person with legitimate access to the emails have all been discussed. More will be revealed certainly. What is known...
  • Obamas Science Czar John Holdren involved in unwinding Climategate scandal

    11/24/2009 8:38:30 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 53 replies · 2,838+ views
    canadafreepress.com ^ | November 24, 2009 | Dr. Tim Ball and Judi McLeod
    Lift up a rock and another snake comes slithering out from the ongoing University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit (CRU) scandal, now riding as Climategate. Obama Science Czar John Holdren is directly involved in CRUs unfolding Climategate scandal. In fact, according to files released by a CEU hacker or whistleblower, Holdren is involved in what Canada Free Press (CFP) columnist Canadian climatologist Dr. Tim Ball terms a truculent and nasty manner that provides a brief demonstration of his lack of understanding, commitment on faith and willingness to ridicule and bully people. The files contain so much material that...
  • Gore's Profits Of Doom

    11/03/2009 5:59:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 1,176+ views
    Investors.com ^ | November 3, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Junk Science: The oracle of climate disaster has a new book out on global warming that should be on the fiction list. He asks us to commit economic suicide while he rakes in millions from his green investments. 'Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis," Al Gore's sequel to his 2006 tome "An Inconvenient Truth," came out Tuesday. Printed on recycled paper using low-VOC (volatile organic compound) ink, it will undoubtedly be a best-seller and on the desk of every attendee at next month's climate change conference in Copenhagen. In a press release announcing the book, the Oscar-...
  • Carbon Pawprints (Save The Earth -Eat Your Pet)

    10/23/2009 4:42:51 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 48 replies · 2,753+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Ocyober 23, 2009 | IBD Editorial Staff
    Environmentalism: As polls show belief in global warming is dropping, a new study suggests that dogs and cats, like people, are a plague upon the earth. They say people should have edible pets. Here, kitty, kitty. A new Pew Research Center study conducted Sept. 30-Oct. 4 says the number of Americans who think there's solid evidence the average temperature on earth has been getting warmer over the past few decades has plummeted from 71% in April 2008 to 57% today. Over the same period, there's been a comparable decline in the proportion of Americans who say global temperatures are rising...
  • Energy Secretary Chu's War On Business

    10/12/2009 6:16:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies · 1,837+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 12, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Public Discourse: Our energy secretary applauds and encourages companies to leave the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over its position on climate change. Should any Cabinet secretary, with the powers of government behind him, be threatening U.S. companies? Part of the climate-change mantra is that the debate is over and the science is settled. Just to make sure, environmental groups have sought to pressure businesses to go green or at least keep silent. Now it would appear the whole weight of the federal government is being thrown behind this campaign to coerce and silence real and potential opposition. On Thursday, Steven...
  • Great Is Truth, and Mighty Above All Things

    03/14/2009 2:58:38 PM PDT · by Delacon · 22 replies · 899+ views
    The Heartland Institute ^ | 03/12/2009 | Lord Christopher Monckton
    Lord Christopher Monckton, Third Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, delivered the closing keynote address at the 2009 International Conference on Climate Change, praising those in attendance for holding fast to their scientific ethicsand speaking truth to power. Where are they all today, those bed-wetting moaning Minnies of the Apocalyptic Traffic-Light Tendency--those Greens too yellow to admit theyre really Reds?The main message of this conference to the bed-wetters is this. Stop telling lies. You are fooling fewer and fewer of us. However many lies are uttered, the scientific truth remains unalterable.The Forces of Darkness, with their global warming chimera, came perilously...
  • Inhofe Speech: Consensus Continues Freefall - Why Americans Are Growing More Skeptical

    03/14/2009 5:01:45 PM PDT · by Delacon · 7 replies · 852+ views
    High school kids watching Gores movie today will be nearing AARPs retirement age by the time warming allegedly resumes in 30 years WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today delivered a floor speech on the latest global warming poll data and the continuing inconvenient science developments refuting man-made climate fears. See: Inhofe: Consensus Continues Freefall: Science and ScientistsChallenge Man-Made Global Warming Fears & Inhofe Speech: "Gallup Poll: Record-High 41% of Americans Now Say Global Warming is Exaggerated"Inhofe Speech Highlights: I come to the floor today with breaking...
  • The Recovery Web Site is the Delphi Technique at the Federal Level

    03/05/2009 10:10:48 PM PST · by Jenny Hatch · 8 replies · 740+ views
    Recovery.gov ^ | March 5th, 2009 | Jenny Hatch (Vanity)
    I've been reading through President Obama's much touted Recovery.gov web site and thought I would share the Frequently Asked Questions part of the site. It is in fact, the Delphi Technique in action. Through the whole of that web site, the Consensus and Facilitation of the Hegelian Principle is at work. To fight this phenomenon in our country, Freedom Lovers need to understand the forces at work, and master the language and techniques that will allow us to overcome the Barrage of facilitators and change agents who have just overtaken our country, fully, at the federal level. Please take some...
  • Obama Health-Care Hype: Three Examples

    03/05/2009 11:28:29 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies · 487+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    From Pres. Obamas just-concluded remarks at the big health-care forum in DC, kicking off his administrations efforts to achieve major reform this year, come three examples of the kind of hype that portend . . . ill. PRES. OBAMA: I know people are skeptical about whether Washington can bring about this change. Our inability to reform healthcare in the past is just one example of how special interests have had their way and the public interest has fallen by the wayside. And I know people are afraid well draw the same old lines in the sand and give into the...
  • A Chance for Consensus on Iraq

    12/21/2008 4:41:30 AM PST · by MaestroLC · 19 replies · 1,184+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Sunday, December 21, 2008 | John McCain, Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham
    After our visit to Iraq this month, it is clear that what was once unthinkable there is now taking place: A stable, safe and free Iraq is emerging. Violence has fallen to the lowest level since the first months of the war. The Sunni Arabs who once formed the core of the insurgency are today among our most steadfast allies in the fight against al-Qaeda. A status-of-forces agreement between Iraq and America will take effect next month, providing for the withdrawal of U.S. troops and a commensurate increase in Iraqi self-defense. And Iraqi politics is increasingly taking on the messy...
  • The Consensus Candidate

    10/30/2008 5:57:27 PM PDT · by Bayou Bob · 4 replies · 137+ views
    Politickles.com ^ | 10.30.08 | F.R. Duplantier
    In today's Politickle Video, Presidential candidate John Smith explains how consensus works: "In a democracy like the United States, government is based on majority rule. But what if you're in the minority? That's a real bummer. . . ." http://www.youtube.com/politickles
  • The Birthday Last Wednesday

    09/18/2008 7:11:46 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 8 replies · 343+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 19 Sept 2008 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Confessions of a Very Old Man My name is Benjamin. Here I lie in Philadelphia. I caught lightning with a kite. wrote an Almanac. I perfected a postal service. I coaxed a treaty with France. But most important of all, 221 years ago last week I encouraged 39 men To sign a four-page document To give you a republic, If you can keep it. Yes, the 17th of September was the 221st birthday of the Constitution, and I choose to talk about it through the three great contributions that Benjamin Franklin made to that document. Plus, of course, his summary...
  • The 'consensus' on climate change is a catastrophe in itself

    08/30/2008 9:44:09 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 12 replies · 445+ views
    Then in 1999 an obscure young US physicist, Michael Mann, came up with a new graph like nothing seen before. Instead of the familiar rises and falls in temperature over the past 1,000 years, the line ran virtually flat, only curving up dramatically at the end in a hockey-stick shape to show recent decades as easily the hottest on record. This was just what the IPCC wanted, The Mediaeval Warming had simply been wiped from the record. When its next report came along in 2001, Mann's graph was given top billing, appearing right at the top of page one of...
  • The new American segregation - Americans less likely to reach National Consensus

    05/26/2008 5:58:31 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 4 replies · 71+ views
    LA Times ^ | May 26th, 2008 | Gregory Rodriguez
    Voter turnout this primary season has been setting records. With interest so high, some analysts are predicting another blockbuster general election in November. But can American democracy survive all this heightened interest in the political process? Half a century ago, political scientist Paul Lazarsfeld became one of the first scholars to document the link between political participation and partisanship. He discovered that partisans voted more regularly and with greater enthusiasm than those who resided in the ideological middle. Although most experts then and now agree that high voter participation is generally a good thing, Lazarsfeld observed that partisan-driven turnout also...