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Global warming deniers mount ad campaign calculated to outrage (and it's working!)
Los Angeles Times ^ | May 4, 2012 | Dan Turner

Posted on 05/06/2012 7:36:50 PM PDT by Zakeet

It has finally happened: The Heartland Institute, an anti-science front group that used to focus on downplaying the dangers of smoking on behalf of Phillip Morris but now spends much of its time denying the scientific consensus on climate change, has decided to stop even trying to be credible in order to attract publicity. In the vernacular: It has gone all PETA on us.

"I still believe in global warming. Do you?" reads a caption written in bright red on a billboard recently mounted in Chicago by the Heartland folks, next to a wild-eyed mugshot of Unabomber Ted Kaczynski. The implication: Only mad bombers would accept the proven fact that global average temperatures are rising. Heartland says this is only the first in a series of similar billboards featuring such renowned tyrants and killers as Charles Manson, Fidel Castro, Osama bin Laden and the lesser-known James J. Lee, a radical environmentalist shot by police after taking hostages at the Discovery Channel's Washington headquarters in 2010.

It hardly takes genius to figure out why these billboards are bizarre and absurd, but I'll spell it out anyway for clarity's sake: This would be like mounting a picture of Adolf Hitler with the words, "I was a Christian. Are you?" or a picture of Blackbeard with the slogan, "I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. Do you?" Kaczynski's acceptance that the world is getting warmer no more tarnishes the theory of climate change -- which isn't a "belief," but a well-established scientific theory accepted by virtually every credible expert in the field, despite contradictory theories put forward by non-climatologists and published in the sort of junk-science journal favored by Heartland -- than Hitler's alleged embrace of Darwinism, if true, would tarnish the theory of evolution.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: anwr; climatechange; climategate; climategate2; energy; environmental; fakegate; gleick; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; heartlandinstitute; kaczynski; keystonexl; opec
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You right wing nuts have gone too far this time!

1 posted on 05/06/2012 7:36:58 PM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

ROFLMAO!

I love that Billboard! You know the Libs are wetting themselves over this outrage! :-D


2 posted on 05/06/2012 7:39:31 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Zakeet

3 posted on 05/06/2012 7:40:03 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Artcore

I think Dan Turner went through more than one Depends writing this screed.


4 posted on 05/06/2012 7:42:17 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Artcore

I think Dan Turner went through more than one Depends writing this screed.


5 posted on 05/06/2012 7:42:22 PM PDT by digger48
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To: digger48
“I think Dan Turner went through more than one Depends writing this screed.”
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Oh, no doubt about it!

You know, for the LA Slimes to take time to express outrage over this tells me they know it's effective. I truly believe more and more people know AGW is utter and complete B.S.!

6 posted on 05/06/2012 7:44:43 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Zakeet
Al Gore is the modern day P.T. Barnum.




"There's a sucker born every minute!"

7 posted on 05/06/2012 7:45:39 PM PDT by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: Zakeet
CCforDummies
8 posted on 05/06/2012 7:46:01 PM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: Artcore

It’s what happens when you appeal to “a consensus” in scientific argumentation.


9 posted on 05/06/2012 7:50:24 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Rurudyne; steelyourfaith; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; xcamel; AdmSmith; ...

Al needs to stick with what he knows, which consists of eating endangered seafood and fornicating with other men’s wives. Oh, and his carbon credits scam, he should continue doing that, because it’ll increase the amount of prison time he’ll have to do. Thanks Zakeet.


10 posted on 05/06/2012 7:50:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Zakeet
....denying the scientific consensus on climate change,..

"Let's be clear: the work of science has nothing
whatever to do with consensus. Consensus is the business
of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires
only one investigator who happens to be right, which means
that he or she has results that are verifiable by reference to the real world.
In science consensus is irrelevant.
What is relevant is reproducible results.
The greatest scientists in history are great precisely because they broke with the consensus." -- Michael Crichton

11 posted on 05/06/2012 7:52:24 PM PDT by deadrock
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To: Paladin2
“It’s what happens when you appeal to “a consensus” in scientific argumentation.”
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I guess the many thousands of scientists from various disciplines who don't drink the AGW kool-aid didn't get the consensus memo.

Something tells me if physicians and scientists came to a consensus that life begins at conception, these same folks would cry foul.

I truly believe we're winning this argument. I love when our side pulls Alinsky type tactics on these Statists. ;-)

12 posted on 05/06/2012 7:55:52 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Zakeet

From the article, “which isn’t a “belief,” but a well-established scientific theory ...”

And from the Scientific Method, that which is established is fact, that which is believed is theory.


13 posted on 05/06/2012 8:00:23 PM PDT by prolusion (Sort of jumped out at me.)
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To: steelyourfaith

Ping.


14 posted on 05/06/2012 8:01:11 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: prolusion
Exactly!

These leftists are abject dummkopfs!

15 posted on 05/06/2012 8:03:37 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Zakeet

Classic lib editorial. No substance, just a lot of character assassination and judgmental claptrap. You can get about two sentences into one of these things and spot the bias, and you can be pretty sure that the author is so self-righteously smug that he’s completely unaware that everything he writes has a flashing sign that reads “Lib Loon” superimposed over it.


16 posted on 05/06/2012 8:07:45 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Zakeet
Hmmm, maybe I missed it, but did this “objective” article happen to mention the cooked climate data from Prof. Michael Mann, and the other stooges at East Anglia in Britain? Probably not, wouldn't want to put a negative light on all of this “consensus.”
17 posted on 05/06/2012 8:07:52 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Zakeet

I think the author of this article means “bluebeard” not blackbeard. As I recall blackbeard was a pirate and bluebeard was a philanderer.

Please correct me if I am wrong.


18 posted on 05/06/2012 8:12:21 PM PDT by SPI-Man (Getting dangerously close to being too old to cut the mustard anymore)
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To: prolusion
but a well-established scientific theory ...

A well-established religion...

19 posted on 05/06/2012 8:13:06 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: Zakeet

Man Bear Pig looks constipated in that photo.


20 posted on 05/06/2012 8:22:41 PM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: Zakeet

The earth’s atmosphere may be warming. So what? That has happened before, as also has cooling, and without any known or suspected human interference.


21 posted on 05/06/2012 8:25:24 PM PDT by Elsiejay
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To: Artcore
The whole notion of “settled science” with a whole area of science (earth's climate) is ridiculous. No such thing exists among all scientists or there would be no need for any more research on climate and weather. It would all be done (settled) and total truth and fact would be known! Biology is not “settled” science although are are facts that have been established in the area of Biology.

The other problem for climatologists of the global warming persuasion is that fact in Western science is established through peer review in publishing methods and results. Too bad they had fanatics who manipulated the normal review process of climate scientists through dishonestly controlling publication results in the area of climate change so the “results” are not really not established science. Watermelons, so in love with Marxist authoritarian propaganda, screwed the pooch.

22 posted on 05/06/2012 8:35:59 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: digger48

LEAVE GLOBAL WARMING ALONE!!!

23 posted on 05/06/2012 8:38:47 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: prolusion
Also according to the Scientific Method, a theory is a hypothesis (a tentative causal explanation for an observation) which is supported by a lot of evidence. A true scientist must always remain open to having his theory modified by others or himself on the basis of additional evidence. I would say that any objective scientist would look at the LACK of evidence for AGW and modify the theory. This shows that those scientists who refuse to do so are NOT objective and that AGW is not really a scientific theory but a purely political statement.
24 posted on 05/06/2012 8:43:55 PM PDT by srmorton (Deut. 30 19: "..I have set before you life and death,....therefore, choose life..")
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To: Zakeet

Dan Turner

25 posted on 05/06/2012 8:47:32 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Zakeet

26 posted on 05/06/2012 8:50:21 PM PDT by TChad
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To: SaraJohnson
Your post is spot on!

I think this entire movement is the new home for Marxists. If everything is “for the good of our environment” people can be told where to live, what type of home to live in, what type of car to drive, what type of job to have, what type of food to eat...etc!

Gore is a freaking hypocrite! If I had anything to do with it, this POS would be rotting in a Federal Prison for the rest of his life!

27 posted on 05/06/2012 8:52:11 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Zakeet

Dan Turner

“Environmentalists: Prepare to be shaken up. It turns out that hydraulic fracturing, a.k.a. fracking, a.k.a. the latest fossil fuel industry outrage to be perpetrated on planet Earth, isn’t just a menace because it may be contaminating groundwater. It also can cause earthquakes.”

http://opinion.latimes.com/opinionla/2012/03/fracking-ohio.html


28 posted on 05/06/2012 8:53:49 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Why is all Liberal guys look like neutered queers?


29 posted on 05/06/2012 8:58:32 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: kcvl

Why is all Liberal guys look like neutered queers?


30 posted on 05/06/2012 8:58:43 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: kcvl
Dan Turner

“Environmentalists: Prepare to be shaken up. It turns out that hydraulic fracturing, a.k.a. fracking, a.k.a. the latest fossil fuel industry outrage to be perpetrated on planet Earth, isn’t just a menace because it may be contaminating groundwater. It also can cause earthquakes.”
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Good grief, are these Statists getting desperate or what?

31 posted on 05/06/2012 9:00:59 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Zakeet

Caption to your picture: Algore thought balloon: “Damn! It is REALLY hard to keep all this CO2 and CH4 inside me! No exhaling. no farting, no poo-poo.

This party better end soon, or else I will leave my Carbon Footprint in my shorts!

Now that WOULD be an Inconvenient Truth!”


32 posted on 05/06/2012 9:10:45 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Zakeet

You know you are over the target when you are taking flak!


33 posted on 05/06/2012 9:41:11 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Zakeet

I love it!!!!! ROTFLMAO!!!! Bring it beotches!!!


34 posted on 05/06/2012 9:43:09 PM PDT by avacado
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To: Artcore

I think the answer is rather obvious...

They are...


35 posted on 05/06/2012 9:52:09 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: Zakeet

“That global warming kool-aide is gooood stuff”.


36 posted on 05/06/2012 10:09:29 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: SPI-Man
I think the author of this article means “bluebeard” not blackbeard. As I recall blackbeard was a pirate and bluebeard was a philanderer.

Thanks for explaining that. I wondered why Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard, would have been a notorious advocate of the institution of marriage.

37 posted on 05/06/2012 10:09:40 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Artcore
Why is all Liberal guys look like neutered queers?


Ipso facto?

38 posted on 05/06/2012 10:14:31 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Artcore

“Why is all Liberal guys look like neutered queers?”

You are what you eat...


39 posted on 05/06/2012 10:28:29 PM PDT by decal (I'm not rude, I don't suffer fools is all.)
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To: Zakeet
What's a Dan Turner? He sounds like an ignorant wannabe clone of Al Gore. I gave up reading after just a half-dozen sentences, since he is clearly not a scientist. Hell, not even an intelligent Jr. Highschooler.

"Scientific consensus?"
"Proven fact?"
What an idiot. Where has he been? That temperatures have been rising is fact. Not a single informed person or actual scientist has ever denied that.

True, mediocre politicians, hairdressers, actors and unethical and immoral technicians have made absolute absurd claims. No respectable widely honored weather or climate scientist has claimed that earth temperatures must always average the same value.
The only planet with constant temperature is a dead planet.

We need more billboards to expose the fruitcakes.

40 posted on 05/06/2012 11:43:24 PM PDT by Publius6961 ("It's easy to make promises you can't keep" - B.H.Obama Feb 23, 2012)
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To: Zakeet

ROTFLOL


41 posted on 05/07/2012 12:10:47 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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If Dan Turner is so ignorant as to think Hitler was a Christian it’s no wonder he’s bought into the man-made global warming hoax.


42 posted on 05/07/2012 12:17:56 AM PDT by Hayride
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To: Zakeet

The Earth’s “average temperature” has NOT increased for 12 years.

Atmospheric CO2, on the other hand, has increased for 12 consecutive years.

According to some studies, CO2 is at its highest point in thousands of years.

But, whoops, global temperature is not increasing.


43 posted on 05/07/2012 12:18:10 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Publius6961
That temperatures have been rising is fact. Not a single informed person or actual scientist has ever denied that.


44 posted on 05/07/2012 12:29:24 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: srmorton

Great comment!


45 posted on 05/07/2012 1:01:39 AM PDT by preacher (Communism has only killed 100 million people: Let's give it another chance!)
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To: TigersEye

Just because it’s a(nother) pet peeve of mine: No credible scientist would/should publish a graph like that. The origin is surpressed for the CO2 scale, which wildly distorts it (i.e., makes the slope look a lot steeper than it actually is). Imagine the same data plotted on a scale that ranges from 0 to 400, and it would look almost flat (i.e., not scary “we’re all going to die” steep).


46 posted on 05/07/2012 4:06:06 AM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: prolusion
From the article, “which isn’t a “belief,” but a well-established scientific theory ...”

And from the Scientific Method, that which is established is fact, that which is believed is theory.

Indeed. They can't even lie correctly.

47 posted on 05/07/2012 4:38:11 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Moltke
It depends on what time scale you look at...

...and what part of the atmosphere you look at...


RSS Temperature Lower Troposphere (TLT) - Brightness Temperature Anomaly – 1979 to Present


UAH Lower Atmosphere Temperature Anomalies – 1979 to Present


RSS Temperature Middle Troposphere (TMT) – Brightness Temperature Anomaly – 1979 to Present


Temperature Troposphere / Stratosphere (TTS) – Brightness Temperature Anomaly – 1987 to Present


Temperature Lower Stratosphere (TLS) - Brightness Temperature Anomaly – 1979 to Present

...but the one thing that is abundantly clear is that there hasn't been any warming since 1998 and there isn't anything unusual about the warming since The Little Ice Age and it hasn't gotten as warm as it was before TLIA and on average the global temperature at its warmest during the last 10 million years is very very cold compared to what came before that. So peeve away! :-)

48 posted on 05/07/2012 11:54:50 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Moltke
The origin is surpressed for the CO2 scale,...

What does that even mean, "the origin is suppressed?" What 'origin?' How is it 'suppressed?' It shows CO2 levels juxtaposed with global temperatures over the same time frame. Whether the graph compresses the data or not it still shows temperatures falling and CO2 rising over the same period of time.

49 posted on 05/07/2012 12:02:05 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: digger48; Zakeet; Artcore; TigerLikesRooster; landsbaum; Signalman; NormsRevenge; steelyourfaith; ..
Skeptics threaten the Gravy Train....

See this thrread:

Dinosaur gases 'warmed the Earth'

50 posted on 05/07/2012 1:54:21 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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