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4 hours ago.
by Ithink
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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harryanderson

These climate scientists have bravely continued to publish the results of their research in the face of persecution from powerful politicians like Ken Cuccinelli and Lord Monkton.

Tiredofit said “it’s a political agenda, not a scientific discussion.” Climate scientist Michael Mann understands how Tiredofit feels. Mann wrote, “Attacks on science and scientists are an effort to advance a political agenda, not an effort to better understand science or the risks it uncovers.”

That’s why they don’t want to reduce the scientific uncertainty—doubt allows them to advance their political agenda. Like their predecessors in the tobacco industry, doubt is their product.

Posted 267 days ago.

harryanderson

Attacks on science and scientists are an effort to advance a political agenda, not an effort to better understand science or the risks it uncovers.

Posted 267 days ago.

harryanderson

There is a lot of cultural warfare, politics, and hype around this issue.

Despite all the sensationalism and politics, 97.4% of the 200 most expert climate scientists, meaning those who have most researched, most subjected their work to peer review, and been most cited by other climate scientists, “% “fully agree…anthropogenic greenhouse gases have been responsible for ‘most’ of the ‘unequivocal’ warming of the Earth’s average global temperature over the second half of the 20th century.”

Sensationalism gets the attention of those who consider it a political, rather than scientific, issue. For example, look how the political types keep sensationalizing the phony “Climategate” scandal, despite the fact that at least 8 investigations have concluded that the East Anglia e-mails didn’t undermine the climate scientists’ work.

We need to drop the politics. It’s an engineering problem with an engineering solution.

Posted 267 days ago.

harryanderson

"only sensational exaggeration makes the kind of story that will get politicians' - and readers' - attention."

That's quite an indictment of both politicians and the average reader.

Posted 267 days ago.

Bill Clinton's lies have been back in the news. What a dilemma to decide who is the bigger liar, him or obama.

Which is the larger whopper? "I didn't have ### with that woman, not a single time." Or..."if you like your healthcare, you can keep your healthcare" He will probably out lie even that big one tonighht.

Before you start on WMD, remember all the democrats who said it first. And it is recorded for posterity..

Posted 267 days ago.

Tomorow night you can spend your time defending your socialist leaning idol. His words mean nothing. The polls show that many disillusioned voters know that now.

As usual, I won't waste my time watching him, but I will read the fairy tale words. Just to be informed. What a joke he is.

Posted 268 days ago.

That's correct. Bush is too classy to criticize obama's exccessive golf. One of Bush's major faults is being too nice. No one can ,with any credibility, accuse obama of being guilty of that.

Your points are quite unimpressive. And you don't know about the expensive trips to Martha's Vinland, Hawaii,and foreign countries,several times travelling in separate expensive wasteful planes? Grossly uninformed.

It would be enlightening for you compare those costs to the Bush trips to his ranch where he did his presidential work.

Posted 268 days ago.

Kendall78

"Bush never blamed America for the world's problems."

You mean all the world's problems? Obama never done that.

You do realize that the US has caused problems in the world before right? We haven't always been perfect when involving ourselves with other nations.

Posted 268 days ago.

Kendall78

"Bush never blamed talk radio and the media for his problems."

Nope, he gets his lackeys to do it for him, "It's a drumbeat in the media. It's a constant narrative that he suffers from low job approval. It should not be in the second paragraph of every story. The media should report what he's doing."

Posted 268 days ago.

Kendall78

"Bush never glorified smoking dope."

No, Bush tried to glorify being a dope.

Sorry, I had to say that one :)

Posted 268 days ago.

Kendall78

"Bush never had the country in racial turmoil."

Neither has Obama.

Posted 268 days ago.

Kendall78

"Bush never blamed Clinton for what happened under his watch."

President Bush said on CNN, "Two and a half years ago, we inherited an economy in recession."

Bush also said, "In the last six months of the prior administration, more than 200,000 manufacturing jobs were lost."

Sounds like he blamed Clinton to me.

Posted 268 days ago.

Kendall78

"Bush didn't lie every time his lips moved."

No one lies everytime their lips move. Leave the drama queen stuff for other boards.

Posted 268 days ago.

Kendall78

"Bush never spent millions of dollars on ritzy expensive vacations."

Kind of vague here. What exactly counts as ritzy? Or expensive?

Bush most certainly spent millions on his travels. I would find it hard to imagine any modern day President not spending millions when he goes on vacation.

Bush had the Western White House that was his home and he took vacations there. Would you complain if Obama would do something similar with either Hawaii or Chicago?

Posted 268 days ago.

Kendall78

"Bush never played golf with a war going on."

President Bush however said, "I see our president criticized for playing golf. I don't. I think he ought to play golf. Because I know what it's like to be in the bubble. I know the pressures of the job, and to be able to get outside and play golf with some of your pals is important for the president. It does give you an outlet."

If it's alright with Bush, it should be alright with you Ithink.

Posted 268 days ago.

And if the nukes come, it will be in response to obama policies and actions. Obama's foreign policies are a disaster, just like his domestic policies. Anyone lose their health care? Join the crowd.

Posted 268 days ago.

Bush never played golf with a war going on. Bush never spent millions of dollars on ritzy expensive vacations. Bush didn't lie every time his lips moved. Bush never blamed Clinton for what happened under his watch. Bush never had the country in racial turmoil. Bush never glorified smoking dope. Bush never blamed talk radio and the media for his problems. Bush never blamed America for the world's problems.Obama does all those pathetic things and more.

Posted 268 days ago.

mythravere

Ithink consider this and think hard about it. Strip off all of the ideological trappings of Bush and Obama that differentiate them and look at what you got. Almost the same exact thing.

Posted 268 days ago.

mythravere

So I guess we can take a look at all scientists and if they've say gotten speeding tickets well by george then I guess that means we can disregard the science they do right?

All you did was show one extreme case of personal irresponsibility that isn't something very many people do.

Like saying that he was a CIA agent?

Interesting story nonetheless though.

Posted 268 days ago.

mythravere

"The EPA’s highest-paid employee and a leading expert on climate change was sentenced to 32 months in federal prison Wednesday for lying to his bosses and saying he was a CIA spy working in Pakistan so he could avoid doing his real job."

OH GOD LOL!

Ithink for him to push fraudulent science he would actually have to be doing some kind of work right?

Did you even read the article?

Posted 268 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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