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6 years ago  ::  Mar 05, 2012 - 6:23PM #1
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Saving the Earth, One Fraud at a Time

The latest embarrassment for global warming activists

The latest embarrassment for global-warming activists came on Feb. 20 after Peter Gleick, founder of the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment and Security in Oakland, admitted that he committed fraud to obtain documents he thought would embarrass a conservative think tank that has been a leading debunker of some of the overheated claims of the climate-change Chicken Littles.

The memos, which reveal the group’s political and fund-raising strategies, provided little to embarrass the Chicago-based Heartland Institute, but it has damaged the reputation of a man who was a respected intellectual in the environmental world. Gleick, a MacArthur Foundation “genius” fellow, doesn’t seem brilliant now, as he takes a leave of absence from the institute, faces public embarrassment and possible prosecution. (Heartland claims that one memo was fabricated, although Gleick denies that charge, but the scandal could get uglier.)

But even after Gleick admitted and apologized for his action, Los Angeles Times columnist Michael Hiltzik defended him: “It’s a sign of the emotions wrapped up in the global warming debate that Gleick should be apologizing for his actions today while the Heartland Institute stakes out the moral high ground.” (moral high ground!?  LOL....liberals and moral high ground, keep reading)

“Peter Gleick lied, but was it justified by the wider good?” asked James Garvey of the British Guardian newspaper. He compared Gleick’s action to that of a man who lied to keep his friend from driving home drunk. “What Heartland is doing is harmful, because it gets in the way of public consensus and action,” he argued. “If his lie has good effects overall—if those who take Heartland’s money to push skepticism are dismissed as shills, if donors pull funding after being exposed in the press—then perhaps on balance he did the right thing. … It depends on how this plays out.”  

Come my leftist friends.  Defend this driviel.

Or better yet, go ahead admit that in your world the ends justify the means.  Truth be damned.

Read the last line above again:

It depends on how this plays out.”  

You guys are rotten to the core.  Yeah, there is a lot of crap from "conservatives" but it doesnt come out in spades and so blatantly false, hypocritical and deceptive.

Any man can count the seeds in an apple....
.......but only God can count the apples in the seeds.
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6 years ago  ::  Mar 05, 2012 - 7:30PM #2
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Yep .. and it is just the "latest" scandal from these frauds.

First we had Climategate I ... an emal cache showing collusion to push forward an agenda.

This was followed by Climategate II, which show the leading IPCC scientists were:

" organized conspiracy dedicated to tricking the world into believing that global warming is a crisis that requires a drastic response,” said Myron Ebell, Director of the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Center on Energy and Environment. “Several of the new e-mails show that the scientists involved in doctoring the IPCC reports are very aware that the energy-rationing policies that their junk science is meant to support would cost trillions of dollars.”

After two embarrassing moments, and a decline in the public opinion regarding their pet issue, the warmista decided to play tit-for-tat ... only problem was, the "skeptic" crowd is completel above reproach ... and thus .... "fabricate it".

BUT .. alas.  It will make no difference.  Obama's EPA under Jackson will make no changes, because this is political, not scientific, and politics is not predecated on facts and truth, but lies, deception, and control.

Don't expect any apologies or condemnation from the Leftists Doctrinaires.  As you've already noted .. the completely agree with fraud if it is consistent with what the envision to be "good" for the whole .. be it fact or fiction.

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6 years ago  ::  Mar 07, 2012 - 7:21PM #3
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That's right ...

"Global Climate Change" ... ??? Big Deal ...

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6 years ago  ::  Mar 14, 2012 - 8:02AM #4
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This evening I attended a talk by Ian Fry, International Environmental Officer for the Government of Tuvalu. That country and Kiribati, expect to be obliterated by antrhropogenic global warming! Unfortunately, he pointed out, the United States, which had lost its democracy, was owned by corporations.

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6 years ago  ::  Mar 14, 2012 - 8:15AM #5
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The science is sound.

Greenhouse gases have increased at more than 3% a year for the past decade to reach their highest level in 800,000 years, according to the latest summary of Australia’s long term climate trends by CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology.

Despite recording the two coolest years this millennium in 2010 and 2011, Australia is continuing to observe rising temperatures over land that are consistent with global-scale warming, the climate report says. The average day and night-time temperatures in Australia are a degree higher than they were a century ago.

State of the Climate 2012 also says that sea levels have risen around Australia at rates equal to or greater than the global average, and sea surface temperatures in the region have increased faster than the global average. Temperatures for nine months in 2011 were among the top ten warmest months on record.

The climate report, released today, says that “most of the surface global warming observed since the mid-20th century” is due to man-made increases in greenhouse gases.

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