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  • Are Evangelicals or University Professors More Irrational?

    10/25/2011 4:25:57 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies · 31+ views
    National Review ^ | 10-25-11 | Dennis Prager
    Last week, the New York Times published an opinion piece by Karl W. Giberson and Randall J. Stephens — a physics professor and a history professor at Eastern Nazarene College — that takes evangelicals to task for being anti-intellectual, anti-reason, and anti-science. Their evidence: Evangelicals doubt man-made global warming. Evangelicals believe that gays can “pray away” their homosexuality. Evangelicals believe the earth is only thousands of years old and that men lived alongside dinosaurs. Evangelicals oppose same-sex marriage. It is worth analyzing these charges, given how often they are made. With regard to man-made global warming, the charge that all...
  • Science News: Expert says climate cooling misinterpreted

    12/29/2010 6:46:40 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies · 10+ views
    UPI.com ^ | December 28, 2010
    CANBERRA, Australia -- Recent short-term cooling of global temperatures shouldn't be misinterpreted as meaning an end to global warming, an Australian expert says. Barrie Wanker-Hunt of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization says overall global warming is happening despite natural variability that can bring periods where the global climate can be either cooler or warmer than usual. Seasonal cold spells can still be expected under enhanced greenhouse conditions, he says. "Future changes in global temperature as the concentration of greenhouse gases increases will not show a simple year-on-year increase but will vary around a background of long-term warming," he...
  • Arctic Ice Rebound Predicted ( By Russian Scientists )

    10/16/2010 9:09:08 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    Watts up With That? ^ | October 16, 2010 | Verity Jones
    Man is not the primary cause of change in the Arctic says book by Russian scientistsForget the orthodox view of Arctic climate change – this book has a very different message. (h/t to WUWT commenter Enneagram)Published last year, this is a synthesis of work by the Russian Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI). It sets out the data and experience of scientists over 85 years, drawing together much already published in the area. For a book that is billed under a climate change heading, this is actually more an antidote to the hype usually associated with warming in the Arctic....
  • Is the Western Climate Establishment Corrupt? Part I

    10/16/2010 7:14:20 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    JoNova ^ | October 5th, 2010 | Joanne
    For months now, behind the scenes, David and I have discussed just how powerful questions can be. Sometimes it’s not what you know, but what you ask that makes the most powerful point. For his Heartland presentation last Friday, David delivered a themed compilation of example after example of the Western Climate Establishment allowing mistakes, errors or biases to accumulate — each factor on it’s own might be hard to pin down, but the sum total of actions (and inactions) forms a wholly consistent pattern.This is Part I. These photos speak for themselves, but as far as I know, they...
  • Is the Western Climate Establishment Corrupt? Part 2

    10/16/2010 7:31:03 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    JoNova ^ | October 6th, 2010 | Joanne
    The establishment barks “cherry-picking” at skeptics who claim a particular year was cold, or quiet, or less stormy, but where are the caveats when the mass media churns out record single “hot year” headlines as if they matter: 2010 is hottest year EVER!What’s not obvious is that breaking those records depends on the data set. According to satellite data there have been no “hottest year ever” records since 1998, though as it happens, NASA doesn’t seem too keen on using data recorded from space. Go figure.With ground stations, every single station requires hand-made “adjustments” and many stations are ignored completely....
  • Is the Western Climate Establishment Corrupt? Part 3

    10/16/2010 7:41:30 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    JoNova ^ | October 8th, 2010 | Joanne
    There are two strong points here: The Argo system is state of the art, and public property. Yet the most recent Argo Data of ocean temperatures is virtually impossible to get. We could assume that if it showed definitive warming, we’d see those graphs on breakfast cereal packages. Ocean temperatures trump everything. Where is that warming? The same people who are paid to analyze the data sets are the ones who also manage them: they decide who has access. It’s a system without external independent checks, and the lack of audits makes for a loophole big enough to drive a...
  • Is the Western Climate Establishment Corrupt? Part 4: Past Temperatures

    10/16/2010 7:46:05 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 2 replies
    JoNova ^ | October 11th, 2010 | Joanne
    The public might not understand the science, but they do understand cheatingDr. David Evans6 October 2010[A series of articles reviewing the western climate establishment and the media. The first and second discussed air temperatures, the third discussed ocean temperatures.] They Don’t Tell You: The Current Global Warming Trend is Over 300 Years Old A Scene on the Ice by Hendrick Avercamp, circa 1600 Satellite data only goes back to 1979, and global land-thermometer records only go back to 1850. Before that we have to resort to “proxies”, which are various natural phenomena from which temperature can be deduced. As we...
  • Is the Western Climate Establishment Corrupt? Part 5: CO2 Emissions Versus Temperature

    10/16/2010 7:51:53 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 2 replies
    JoNova ^ | October 12th, 2010 | Joanne
    The public might not understand the science, but they do understand cheatingDr. David Evans6 October 2010[A series of articles reviewing the western climate establishment and the media. The first and second discussed air temperatures, the third discussed ocean temperatures, and the fourth discussed past temperatures.] Notice How They Never Directly Compare Temperature With Human Emissions of CO2? According to the man-made theory of global warming promoted by the western climate establishment, the recent global warming is due to human emissions of greenhouse gases, which are dominated by carbon dioxide (CO2).So let’s compare the alleged cause (human emissions of CO2) with...
  • Is the Western Climate Establishment Corrupt? Part 6: The Hockey Stick

    10/16/2010 7:56:43 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    JoNova ^ | October 15th, 2010 | Joanne
    I know the Hockey Stick is old news to most blog readers here, but it’s easy to forget that the people reading the mainstream news (ie: most of the West) have no idea of the scale of the audacity involved. Up until the 1998 MBH paper came out, it was widely understood that there was a Medieval Warm Period, indeed there were hundreds of papers available at the time. The Hockey Stick Graph completely rewrote everything, yet was accepted and widely promoted without anyone so much as asking for the data… until, of course, McIntyre and McKitrick tried. It will...
  • Ann Coulter vs. Huckabee (video)

    10/14/2010 7:03:25 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 10/13/2010 | Annie 'Get Your Gun' Coulter
    This is a video of Ann Coulter on the Huckabee show. Ann correctly identifies the Huckster as a "Christian liberal" and takes him to task on his pro-illegal immigration stances. I would like to see the rest of the exchange.
  • How the Environmental Movement Became Just Another Washington Power Bloc

    09/27/2010 5:43:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 27, 2010 | Charlie Martin
    It’s not just a band of flannel-shirted environmentalists any longer; it’s become a big-money, major player in Washington power politics and American elections. Starting today, the Washington Examiner is publishing a five-part special report in association with Pajamas Media on “Big Green”: the alliance of the Democratic Party, environmental groups, and activists in the progressive movement. It’s not just a band of flannel-shirted environmentalists any longer; it’s become a big-money, major player in Washington power politics and American elections.In this first of our five-part series in coordination with the Examiner, we consider how the consensus for environmental regulation in the...
  • Sorry Inconvenient Truthers, the ‘Skeptical Environmentalist’ Is Still Skeptical

    09/17/2010 9:56:10 AM PDT · by PROCON · 13 replies · 1+ views
    biggovernment.com ^ | Sep. 17, 2010 | Alexander Marlow
    Two weeks ago the U.K. Guardian gleefully reported the self-proclaimed “skeptical environmentalist” Bjorn Lomborg, the best-selling writer on the environment, professor, and director of the Copenhagen Consensus think tank, had made a serious acquiescence to the global warming climate change global climate disruption movement that could quite possibly change the face of the entire conversation. From the article:
  • Soros Funding of Sojourners is Only The Tip of the Iceberg

    08/26/2010 9:29:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Acton Institute ^ | 8/26/2010 | Jonathan Witt
    I blogged about the Jim Wallis funding controversy here and here. Now Jay Richards, a former Acton fellow, has more at NRO, beginning with a look at Wallis’s “clarification” of his earlier denials:Note that Wallis does not apologize for falsely accusing Marvin Olasky of “lying for a living.” Instead, he blames his own misrepresentation of the truth on the “spirit of the accusation.”The “clarification” of his earlier statement is equally unsatisfying. First, Wallis is still trying to claim that his organization transcends the Manichean political divide of left and right. They just do “biblical social justice,” he insists. But again,...
  • Al Gore Complains about Global Warming Media Coverage; Blasts The Wall Street Journal on ClimateGate

    08/11/2010 5:59:44 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 35 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 11, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    No matter what happens, even surrounding his personal life or his pet cause global warming, former Vice President Al Gore just isn't going away. During an Aug. 10 conference call, Gore launched into a critique of the media's recent coverage of ClimateGate, specifically blogs, talk radio and "biased right-wing media." "Well I believe Mark Twain often gets the credit for the saying ... that a lie runs around the world before the truth gets its boots on," Gore said. "Now I'm not sure that's the real reason for it, but there is a sad but undeniable truth that those who...
  • Algore Complains about Media Coverage on Global Warming Issue!

    08/11/2010 3:42:27 AM PDT · by iloveamerica1980 · 18 replies
    Dittos Rush! ^ | 8-11-10 | James
    Al Gore on an unidentified talk show talking about the "biased right wing media who try to undermine the evidence of global warming". "It is our responsibilty to demand that all journalists report the truth about these scientific facts." You know, like evolution and stuff (wink, wink).
  • Could Climate Science Survive a Legal Cross Examination?

    05/25/2010 6:26:41 PM PDT · by Matchett-PI · 17 replies · 558+ views
    ICECAP ^ | May 25, 2010 | Bill DiPuccio
    Could the global warming hypothesis meet the rigorous evidentiary standards of a legal trial? The answer, according to Jason Scott Johnston, is clearly negative. Johnston is the Robert G. Fuller, Jr. Professor of Law, and Director of the Program on Law, Environment and Economy of the University of Pennsylvania Law School. His 79 page essay, Global Warming Advocacy Science: A Cross Examination, published by the Institute of Law and Economics, examines a broad range of evidence both for and against the conclusions drawn by the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). http://icecap.us/images/uploads/stonJason10-May10-CO2ClimateTheoryCannotSurviveLegalExam.pdf After a comprehensive examination of the...
  • National Science Agency Presses for Carbon Tax; Calls ‘Global Warming’ an ‘Urgent Threat’

    05/25/2010 5:29:41 PM PDT · by EBH · 44 replies · 634+ views
    CNSNews ^ | Thursday, May 20, 2010 | Seth Borenstein
    Washington (AP) - Ditching its past cautious tone, the nation's top scientists urged the government Wednesday to take drastic action to raise the cost of using coal and oil to slow global warming. The National Academy of Sciences specifically called for a carbon tax on fossil fuels or a cap-and-trade system for curbing greenhouse gas emissions, calling global warming an urgent threat. The academy, which advises the government on scientific matters, said the nation needs to cut the pollution that causes global warming by about 57 percent to 83 percent by 2050. That's close to President Barack Obama's goal. "We...
  • Glenn Beck: Meet Maurice Strong

    05/14/2010 6:33:40 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 86 replies · 2,184+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 13, 2010 | Judi McLeod
    Great job on shining the FOX flashlight on man-behind-the-curtain Maurice Strong last night. You asked for people to send you information on Strong.
  • Panel Absolves Climate Scientist [Dr. Michael E. Mann.....]

    02/03/2010 1:04:54 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies · 887+ views
    Panel Absolves Climate Scientist By JOHN M. BRODER WASHINGTON — An academic board of inquiry has largely cleared a noted Pennsylvania State University climatologist of scientific misconduct, but a second panel will convene to determine whether his behavior undermined public faith in the science of climate change, the university said Wednesday. The scientist, Dr. Michael E. Mann, has been at the center of a roiling dispute arising from the unauthorized release of more than 1,000 e-mail messages from the servers of the University of East Anglia in England, home to one of the world’s premier climate research units. While the...
  • 'ClimateGate' Inquiry Determines Investigation Warranted in One of Four 'Possible Allegations'

    02/03/2010 10:18:54 AM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 13 replies · 510+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 2-03-10 | Bob McCarty
    In looking at four "possible allegations" of research misconduct against meteorology professor Michael Mann, a Penn State University panel has determined that further investigation is warranted for one of them.