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10 minutes ago.
by Ohwiseone
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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Tiredofit

The Union of Concerned Scientists was born out of a protest against the war in Vietnam. In 1969, a group of 48 faculty members at MIT — the original “union” — sponsored a one-day work stoppage of scientific research. A conference that coincided with the strike included appearances from such notables as Noam Chomsky (who is now recognized as a leader of the 21st Century “hate-America left”); Eric Mann, who led the 1960s terrorist Weather Underground; and Jonathan Kabat, who argued: “We want capitalism to come to an end.”

Later that year, when the founding document of the Union of Concerned Scientists was formalized, the United States’ relationship with the Soviet Union was featured even more prominently than environmental issues. Three of the five propositions in the founding document concern political questions of the Cold War — a topic about which even the brightest physicists and biologists can claim no particular expertise.

Posted 142 days ago.

Tiredofit

Yep that's a first class organization that is.

Posted 142 days ago.

Tiredofit

Here’s how it works: UCS conducts an opinion poll of scientists or organizes a petition that scientists sign. Then it manipulates or misconstrues the results in order to pronounce that science has spoken. In 1986 UCS asked 549 of the American Physical Society’s 37,000 members if Ronald Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) was “a step in the wrong direction for America’s national security policy.” Despite the biased wording of the push-poll question, only 54 percent disapproved of SDI. Even so, UCS declared that the poll proved “profound and pervasive skepticism toward SDI in the scientific community.”

More recently, UCS pulled a partisan, election-year stunt in 2004 aimed at the Bush Administration. The group rounded up 60 scientists to sign a statement complaining that “the administration is distorting and censoring scientific findings that contradict its policies; manipulating the underlying science to align results with predetermined political decisions.”

Posted 142 days ago.

Tiredofit

Committed to an “open-minded search for truth,” and armed with “unrivaled scientific expertise,” the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) “doesn’t say anything [it] can’t back up with solid evidence.” At least, that’s what its fund-raising letters say. The reality is quite different.

UCS embraces an environmental agenda that often stands at odds with the “rigorous scientific analysis” it claims to employ. A radical green wolf in sheep’s clothing, UCS tries to distinguish itself from the Greenpeaces of the world by convincing the media that its recommendations reflect a consensus among the scientific community. And that’s what makes it so dangerous. Whether it’s energy policy or agricultural issues, UCS’s “experts” are routinely given a free pass from newspaper reporters and television producers when they claim that mainstream science endorses their radical agenda.

Posted 142 days ago.

Tiredofit

Well said Random, and right on the money, literally

Posted 142 days ago.

Kendall78

Isn't a sad that in our nation people will spout off "Conservative" or "Liberal" as if they were insults?

The news media is especially bad about doing that anymore.

Posted 142 days ago.

RANDOM21

The UCS is regularly criticized by conservative, libertarian and right-wing groups for being "left-wing" and "liberal". David Martosko of ActivistCash**** asserts that the organization harbors a "pro-regulation, anti-business" agenda. The UCS has also been criticized by inidividuals who reject the theory of global warming. Wiki. No bias from any of those concerned scientists. Right.

Posted 142 days ago.

Kendall78

"chucky cheese"?

Lol...sounds like someone is a child of the 80's.

Posted 142 days ago.

Kendall78

Wow...are you always this full of yourself? What an ego.

Tired, Exactly what do you want more? Factual information or the journalistic version of panem et circenses?

Of course the unwashed masses likes the entertainment news that has a lot of yelling and flashes of women's legs than borning ol facts. Doesn't mean they are more intelligent or up to speed on what is important in the world.

Posted 142 days ago.

Tiredofit

:( I guess Ill go back to working on the tractor.

Posted 142 days ago.

Tiredofit

ahhhh they have buggered off just my luck.

Posted 142 days ago.

Tiredofit

You guys are a trip and a moderate source of entertainment. Harry the fraudulent local republican, Myth the short bus knob polisher whatever that is (ask him) and Kendall the pseudo tough punk kid who wants people to meet him at chucky cheese. LM>AO

Posted 142 days ago.

Tiredofit

you three clowns do realize that the power that runs your computer is destroying the world. Perhaps you should BE PART OF THE SOLUTION and shut them down.

Posted 142 days ago.

Tiredofit

Perhaps LARRY? or is one of you Shemp?

Posted 142 days ago.

Tiredofit

Wow we have all THREE HERE AT ONCE, whos first, curly or moe?

Posted 142 days ago.

Tiredofit

on a related note, the union of concerned cows feel that KFC has an EXCELLENT menu.

Posted 142 days ago.

Kendall78

"MSNBC's far-Left bias isn't working out so well"

Exactly what do you want more? Factual information or the journalistic version of panem et circenses?

Of course the unwashed masses likes the entertainment news that has a lot of yelling and flashes of women's legs than borning ol facts. Doesn't mean they are more intelligent or up to speed on what is important in the world.

Posted 142 days ago.

mythravere

People like Tiredofit can never be convinced of the truth.

Even if they know that what you are saying is true...they will deny it.

Posted 142 days ago.

mythravere

The only reason they take issue with man made climate change is because of political reasons.

The reason they find it wrong is because its something put on the table by the left. And that is the only thing they need to know to say that it is false,lie,a fraud or whatever.

The facts surrounding the issue are meaningless. Because no matter how much you try to show them the truth...no matter how many facts of theirs are refuted...everything you say is a lie and the facts about the issue that support its truthfulness are false.

Posted 142 days ago.

Tiredofit

Gee thanks for the BREAKING NEWS harry, socialist network is approved by socialist organization. Thanks scoop L.MAO

Posted 142 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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