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Response to the controversy over the hacked emails from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia

Response to the controversy over the hacked emails from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia

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  • flat earthers – slang Flat earthers is a recognizable slang reference to persons or organizations who cling to antiquarian beliefs which have long since been disproven. --- Wikipedia
  • The fools on the hill SENATOR JAMES INHOFE (R-OK) GLOBAL WARMING IS “the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people”. Only 1 of Congressional Republicans 1% think Global Warming is real
  • The shrilla from Wasilla http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/04/sarah-palin-climategate-c_n_379961.html View slide
  • muddy the waters -- idiom Confuse the issue, as in Bringing up one irrelevant fact after another, he succeeded in muddying the waters. – American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms View slide
  • “I just had a phone call where someone said Sarah Palin’s web site had talked about the House bill having death panels on it where people would be euthanized. How someone could take an end of life directive or a living will as that is nuts”. ---Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA)
  • The No Consensus Argument
  • Joint Science Academies’ Statement June 2005 “[T]hreat of climate change is clear and increasing” “[P]rompt action required to reduce the causes of climate change” --- Signed by 1 National Academies of Science 1 United States * Canada * Brazil * United Kingdom * France * Italy * Germany * Russia * India * China * Japan 11
  • 21 National Academies of Science Have Called for Action on Climate Change “It is unequivocal that the climate is changing, and it is very likely that this is predominantly caused by the increasing human interference with the atmosphere. These changes will transform the environmental conditions on Earth unless counter-measures are taken.” --- 2007 Joint Statement, Signed by 13 National Academies of Science United States * Australia * Belgium* Brazil * Caribbean * Canada * China * France * Germany * India * Indonesia *, Ireland * Italy * Japan * Malaysia * Mexico * New Zealand * Russia * South Africa * Switzerland * United Kingdom 12
  • Not to mention these radical environmentalists • Shell Oil Co. "It's a waste of time to debate it," he said. "Policymakers have a responsibility to address it. The nation needs a public policy. We'll adjust." • Munich Reinsurance "We need to stop this dangerous experiment humankind is conducting on the Earth's atmosphere." • Wal-Mart "Global warming is real, now, and it must be addressed." • DuPont “We came to the conclusion that the science was compelling and that action should be taken” • Swiss Reinsurance "Risk of climate change is real. It's here. It's affecting our business today,“ • NRG Energy “Companies and industries which deny the issue will be marginalized." • ConocoPhillips, Deere & Co., The Dow Chemical Company, DuPont, Exelon Corporation, Ford Motor Company, Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo., Shell, Xerox – all support Cap and Trade legislation Source: http://logicalscience.com/consensus/consensusD1.htm
  • Current Hullabaloo Over Hacked CRU Emails Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia 15
  • Current Hullabaloo Over Hacked CRU Emails Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia Wikipedia summary: The stolen material comprised more than 1,000 e-mails, 2,000 documents, as well as commented Fortran source code, pertaining to climate change research covering a period from 1996 until 2009. Some of the e-mails purportedly included discussions of how to combat the arguments of climate change skeptics, unflattering comments about skeptics, queries from journalists, drafts of scientific papers, keeping scientists who have contrary views out of peer-review literature, and talk of destroying various files in order to prevent data being revealed under the Freedom of Information Act. 16
  • Current Hullabaloo Over Hacked CRU Emails Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia Wikipedia summary: The stolen material comprised more than 1,000 e-mails, 2,000 documents, as well as commented Fortran source code, pertaining to climate change research covering a period from 1996 until 2009. Some of the e-mails purportedly included discussions of how to combat the arguments of climate change skeptics, unflattering comments about skeptics, queries from journalists, drafts of scientific papers, keeping scientists who have contrary views out of peer-review literature, and talk of destroying various files in order to prevent data being revealed under the Freedom of Information Act. Involves just one research institution and while it may reflect poorly 17 on the scientists in the email – nothing undermines the science itself.
  • Joy in Mudville Climate-gate: the final nail in the coffin of “anthropogenic global warming – James Delingpole “The global warming scandal of the century” – Michelle Malkin The debate's over. There's no global warming – Sean Hannity
  • Mud Fest said to senator boxer re: climate change legislation, “it’s over. Get a life. You lost. I won!’ - Sen. James Inhofe
  • Arctic Mud SUPPORTS INHOFE CALL FOR “ full investigation into this scandal. Because it involves many of the same personalities and entities behind the Copenhagen conference, Climate- gate calls into question many of the proposals being pushed there, including anything that would lead to a cap and tax plan.” ADMITS CLIMATE CHANGE IS OCCURRING – WHICH SHE HAS OBSERVED “firsthand while serving as governor of our only Arctic state. But while we recognize the effects . . . we cannot primarily blame man’s activities for the earth’s cyclical weather changes.” -- Sarah palin.
  • The Rebuttal The verdict on global warming is in -- it's caused by humans and it is happening and nothing in the emails challenges that. . . . . "ClimateGate" itself is a misnomer. Perhaps the nickname should be "SwiftHack" for the way people with political agendas have "swiftboated" the global warming reality. As world attention turns to the climate conference in Copenhagen this December, this email hack acts as a distraction from the huge task at hand of getting world leaders to commit to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As professor Richard Somerville says, "We're facing an effort by special interests who are trying to confuse the public." http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/02/climategate-the-7-biggest_n_371223.html
  • http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/player/environment/global-warming- environment/global-warming-101.html http://www.missiontohumanity.com/2009/01/global-warming-gores- senate-ppt-on.html
  • The Effects of Global Warming
  • http://www.slideshare.net/archana1372/global-warming-1137740 http://www.slideshare.net/Philazine/global-warming-and-climate-change-presentation
  • http://www.geo.umass.edu/climate/global_warming_update.pdf http://www.slideshare.net/garimaaggarwal/whats-up-with-global-warming
  • http://energycommerce.house.gov/Pres s_111/20090623/hr2454_rulessummary. pdf http://globalwarming.house.gov/files/WEB/ACESPacket/ACESCleanEnergyPlan.pdf http://www.speaker.gov/blog/?p=1845
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