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18 minutes ago.
by harryanderson
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Thankfully, the anti-science propaganda campaign surrounding man-made climate change seems to have lost some of its effect.

Are you seeing storm clouds on the horizon? Two recent studies suggest that the latest anti-science campaign is following its forerunners--the propaganda campaigns attempting to refute science that tobacco causes cancer, that CFC's caused the hole in the ozone layer, and so on—into oblivion. Global warming denial seems to have climbed to a peak in 2010, and global warming acceptance is now climbing. This bodes well for rational public policy.

 
 

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Stillhere

National Public Radio's Fresh Air hosted the New York Times' most apocalyptic environmental reporter Justin Gillis Thursday to discuss his "Temperature Rising" series in the Times. Gillis again compared global warming skeptics to creationists.

Posted 60 days ago.

harryanderson

It won't work, Stillhere. You can't erase what Lindzen told Gillis with your political opinions of Gillis. If you can demonstrate that Gillis wasn't truthful, do so. Otherwise, his report stands.

Posted 60 days ago.

Stillhere

Gillis is a HACK of a journalist and an activist, NO SOUP FOR YOU, his opinions are very biased and not based on any level of expertise.

Posted 60 days ago.

Stillhere

Of another prominent skeptic, Gillis wrote, 'I sense you've got him in a trap here ... can't wait to see it sprung.' -- 'Texas A&M email production shows the academics actually forwarding their email discussions...To New York Times reporters, for example. They even often copy reporters on the very exchanges they otherwise insist represent an intellectual circle that must remain free from violation by prying, nonacademic eyes. Awkward'

Posted 60 days ago.

Stillhere

‘Collusion’: Emails expose NYT reporter Justin Gillis ‘as an activist posing as a journalist, sneering at [MIT's]Lindzen’

Posted 60 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Reality meet tiredbrain troll who doesn't believe you exist !

Posted 60 days ago.

Stillhere

Pot meet kettle

Posted 60 days ago.

moderation

Your insulting behaviors are pathetic and immature,ithink.

Posted 60 days ago.

moderation

He brought forth no evidence, ithink.His case was merely political.And you signed off on it.Did you actually read his effort?Do you tell your children they can't have an opinion until they are degreed at least at a bachelors' level.Did the mention of the tea party offend you?

Posted 60 days ago.

harryanderson

Here's a tidbit to further demonstrate that Gillis' article is not an opinion piece. The conservative Weekly Standard calls Gillis a "science writer."

"As the science writer Justin Gillis explained in a 2012 New York Times piece, Lindzen 'says the earth is not especially sensitive to greenhouse gases because clouds will react to counter them, and he believes he has identified a specific mechanism. On a warming planet, he says, less coverage by high clouds in the tropics will allow more heat to escape to space, countering the temperature increase.'”

ht tp://w ww.weeklystandard.co m/articles/what-catastrophe_773268.html?page=3

So your opinion, Stillhere, that the NYT news story is an "opinion piece," is apparently not shared by one of the country's most credible and respected (in my opinion) conservative publications.

Posted 60 days ago.

harryanderson

Stillhere,

Your criticism of the article I posted doesn't hold water for several reasons.

1. You mistakenly referred to it as an "opinion piece," when it was published in hard news under science; it wasn't published in the op-ed section, So calling it an opinion piece is nothing more than your opinion,

2. Even if Gillis believes the science, he doesn't give his say so in this article.

3, The only opinions to which I referred were the opinions of Lindzen, Do you deny any of those opinions are Lindzen's?

Your criticism falls flat. You want to talk about Gillis, not what Lindzen told him.

Posted 60 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Of course you are ... That type of non-empirical data cant be vetted for accuracy ! Just the thing when you want to pump crap and not be suspect !How utterly right-wing of you !

Posted 60 days ago.

hey mod, if John Coleman lacks the credentials you feel a common sense meteorologist should have, tell us the degrees you hold which make you qualified to post with such authority on the same subject.

Personally I am not impressed as much with degrees as I am with intelligent scholarship and self education.

Posted 60 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Well ..... we are waiting !!!!

Posted 60 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Who is going to make money and how are they earning it ,by warning folks that we need to take care of our planet ?

Posted 60 days ago.

Stillhere

I assume the nyt opinion piece you reference was by Justin Gillis, an activist journalist

The New York Times's confessed climate activist (and journalist) Justin Gillis made Tuesday's front page with a 2,500-word story on what he called the last line of defense for climate change skeptics: "Clouds' Effect on Climate Change Is Last Bastion for Dissenters."

Gillis, a true believer, proudly told the Columbia Journalism Review in April that it was a "scandal" the media was failing to connect the dots between "weird weather" events and permanent climate change, and compared climate-change skeptics to people who don't believe in evolution.

Posted 60 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Yes , and you know what the definition of faux is in French ? It fits perfectly !

Posted 60 days ago.

mythravere

Ohwiseone you do know what the pronunciation of Faux is right?

It sounds like Fo or Foe.

Posted 60 days ago.

harryanderson

Ohwiseone, I wish you'd stop with the name-calling. It isn't helpful.

Posted 60 days ago.

harryanderson

I have faith in our system, and I believe the nonpolitical problem-solvers will shove the lying politicians aside, roll up their sleeves, and fix it. It's already happening with some of our biggest, most hard-headed institutions like Exxon, Shell, and the Dept. of Defense.

Posted 60 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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