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Climate scientist being investigated by Congress for not believing in global warming enough
Amerian Thinker ^ | February 26, 2015 | Rick Moran

Posted on 02/26/2015 9:44:40 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

Roger Pielke, a professor of environmental studies at the University of Colorado, and six others are under investigation by Congress regarding testimony they've given on the subject of climate change.

Pielke, a believer in man-caused global warming, can't quite figure out why he's the object of a witch hunt.

...................... What am I accused of that prompts being investigated? Here is my crime:

Prof. Roger Pielke, Jr., at CU’s Center for Science and Technology Policy Research has testified numerous times before the U.S. Congress on climate change and its economic impacts. His 2013 Senate testimony featured the claim, often repeated, that it is “incorrect to associate the increasing costs of disasters with the emission of greenhouse gases.”

The letter goes on to note that John Holdren, President Obama’s science advisor, “has highlighted what he believes were serious misstatements by Prof. Pielke.” (For background on this see here and here.) My 2013 testimony to the Senate is here and House is here in pdf (Q&A following hearing here and here). The testimony was the basis for my recent book on Disasters & Climate Change.

Pielke is no stranger to controversy. Last year, Nate Silver hired him to write for his blog Five Thirty Eight, and his very first post caused climate hysterics' heads to explode:.....

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics; Science
KEYWORDS: globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; green; johnholdren; johnpholdren; lysenkoism; natesilver; rogerpielke; rogerpielkejr; science
Why Obama Is So Autocratic About Environmental Policy [that's what dictators do] "...But there is a reason that Obama has chosen to go it alone on energy: The GOP’s utter refusal to reckon with the reality of climate change has left him no choice. "....

Lysenkoism ..."Lysenkoism is used metaphorically to describe the manipulation or distortion of the scientific process as a way to reach a predetermined conclusion as dictated by an ideological bias, often related to social or political objectives."

".....Support from Joseph Stalin gave Lysenko even more momentum and popularity. In 1935, Lysenko compared his opponents in biology to the peasants who still resisted the Soviet government's collectivization strategy, saying that by opposing his theories the traditional geneticists were setting themselves against Marxism. Stalin was in the audience when this speech was made, and he was the first one to stand and applaud, calling out "Bravo, Comrade Lysenko. Bravo." This event emboldened Lysenko and gave him and his ally Prezent free rein to slander the geneticists who still spoke out against him.

Many of Lysenkoism's opponents, such as his former mentor Nikolai Ivanovich Vavilov, were imprisoned or even executed because of Lysenko's and Prezent's denunciations.

On August 7, 1948, the V.I. Lenin Academy of Agricultural Sciences announced that from that point on Lysenkoism would be taught as "the only correct theory". Soviet scientists were forced to denounce any work that contradicted Lysenko's research.

Criticism of Lysenko was denounced as "bourgeois" or "fascist", and analogous "non-bourgeois" theories also flourished in other fields in the Soviet academy at this time (see Japhetic theory; socialist realism).

Interestingly, perhaps the only opponents of Lysenkoism during Stalin's lifetime to escape liquidation came from the small community of Soviet nuclear physicists: as Tony Judt has observed, "Stalin left his nuclear physicists alone... [He] may well have been mad but he was not stupid."....

...From 1934 to 1940, under Lysenko's admonitions and with Stalin's approval, many geneticists were executed (including Isaak Agol, Solomon Levit, Grigorii Levitskii, Georgii Karpechenko and Georgii Nadson) or sent to labor camps. The famous Soviet geneticist Nikolai Vavilov was arrested in 1940 and died in prison in 1943....."


2-04-2015: “.....Environmentalists have long argued that human population growth is straining the environment and the climate. In the 1960s, academics like Paul Ehrlich and current White House science czar John Holdren pushed for population control methods to stave off ecological disaster.

“Indeed, it has been concluded that compulsory population-control laws, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing Constitution if the population crisis became sufficiently severe to endanger the society,” Holdren and Ehrlich wrote in a textbook. “Few today consider the situation in the United States serious enough to justify compulsion, however.”.....Activists claim birth control the key to stopping global warming

1 posted on 02/26/2015 9:44:40 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

2 posted on 02/26/2015 9:46:27 AM PST by cripplecreek ("For by wise guidance you can wage your war")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Holdren is Bolshevik garbage.

You can tell him I said so, and maybe he can convince some Inquisitors in the Congress to haul me before them.

3 posted on 02/26/2015 9:51:08 AM PST by Regulator
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I do not remember belief being a step in the “Scientific Method”?

4 posted on 02/26/2015 10:00:21 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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“Pielke, a believer in man-caused global warming, can’t quite figure out why he’s the object of a witch hunt.”

But the Leftists are big fans of the witch hunt! What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. What goes around comes around.

5 posted on 02/26/2015 10:03:39 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

No one expects the global warming Inquisition.

6 posted on 02/26/2015 10:04:11 AM PST by The Great RJ (Pants up...Don't loot!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
He can follow in the footsteps of Socrates and Galileo.


7 posted on 02/26/2015 10:11:38 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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“I am one of 7 US academics being investigated by US Representative Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) who is the ranking member of the House of Representatives Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.”

I have doubts about the accuracy of this statement...

8 posted on 02/26/2015 10:22:39 AM PST by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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Ok - I should clarify my post. Grijalva is the ranking minority member - which is not clear from the article.

Even given his status as the senior dem on this committee, can he really conduct an investigation of any consequence - without the explicit permission/direction of the committee chairman - a Republican?

9 posted on 02/26/2015 10:58:20 AM PST by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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Maybe it’s because he hates Hispanics.

10 posted on 02/26/2015 10:59:01 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you are not part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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Let the lefties jerk each other around again. Then make it public.

11 posted on 02/26/2015 11:02:00 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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12 posted on 02/26/2015 12:09:41 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Je suis Charlie, you miserable Islamist throwbacks!)
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To: mountainlion
I do not remember belief being a step in the “Scientific Method”?

Yes, it's there - right after 'consensus'...

13 posted on 02/26/2015 5:28:42 PM PST by GOPJ (How dare we act superior to beheaders, child rapists and those who burn men alive?)
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