Tuesday, December 08, 2009

The First Climategate

The Revelle-Gore Story Attempted
Political Suppression of Science

Curmudgeonly & Skeptical

Another media cover up

Wouldn't you think that if the Vice President of the United States was at the center of a libel lawsuit in which a global warming skeptic scientist, whose work was a huge embarrassment to the VP, was being defamed by another scientists closely associated with the VP, and the result of the lawsuit was a complete and unequivocal apology and admission that every libelous utterance was untrue - wouldn't you think that this would be news?

Well, it wasn't. I sure never heard about it, and I have been paying very close attention to this issue for a long time. -
Rob Kremer

I was led to this piece by Oregon Guy, as were some of you who follow comment links (often worth more that the post being commented on).  This really resonates with me for these reasons:
  1. Curmudgeonly & Skeptical
    Like Mr. Kremer, I too "have been paying very close attention to this issue for a long time." I will include below some links to L. Fred Singer's work,  going back to 1997, at which time I started the Topic  " Environmentalist Wackos" on Free Republic.  So, while not quite a policy wonk, I do qualify as a more than causal observer of the man-caused global warming (and cooling) scams. Dr. Singer was central to many of those stories, and yet I had no knowledge that he sued Al Gore -  through his proxy Dr. Justin Lancaster.  Wow.
  2. Since Al Gore was a student of Harvard Professor Dr. Roger Revelle, maybe we can call that the "Big Bang" moment when the Goreacle was created?
  3. Documenting Al Gore's disreputable, and despicable behavior as a United States Senator would, in normal times, destroy his advocacy for - anything, really. Except maybe for  better prison food. 
The nutshell: [From Chapter 11, The Revelle-Gore Story Attempted Political Suppression of Science]
  • Curmudgeonly & Skeptical
    Dr. Roger Revelle was one of the outstanding oceanographers of the twentieth-century.  His studies caused him to conclude that not all carbon dioxide emitted from the burning of fossil fuels would be quickly transferred into the ocean and some might accumulate in the atmosphere.
  • Gore was a dope smoking student of Revelle's at the time.
  • Gore becomes an eco-freak.
  • Dr. Revelle by now realizes that carbon dioxide science is not all that it should be, and with Dr. Singer publishes the warning: “What to Do About Greenhouse Warming: Look Before You Leap,” in April 1991.  The main conclusion was a simple message: “The scientific base for a greenhouse warming is too uncertain to justify drastic action at this time.”
  • Algore fails to heed the warning, and publishes "Earth in the Lurch Balance,"where he wrongly cites Revelle's science.
  • Somebody finds this obscure Revelle-Singer paper during the 1992 campaign, and pretty soon George Will is writing about discrepancies in Gore's book.  Sen. Algore is deeply embarrassed.
  • The Goreacle enlists proxies,  like Harvard's Dr. Justin Lancaster, a "scientist" who knows on which side his grant requests are buttered, to destroy Singer.
  • Singer is pissed that his reputation is being besmirched, and sues.
  • Discovery yields info about how close many warmist scientists are with Al Gore, and volumes of other damaging facts, but a real turning point is when Al Gore attempts to get Nightline's Ted Koppel to expose Singer as an incompetent fraud , liar, and dupe of  Big Energy.
  • Koppel didn’t do the vice president’s bidding and chastised Gore on the air.
There is some irony in the fact that Vice President Gore—— one of the most scientifically literate men to sit in the White House in this century (objection your honor, hearsay)——[is] resorting to political means to achieve what should ultimately be resolved on a purely scientific basis. The measure of good science is neither the politics of the scientist nor the people with whom the scientist associates. It is the immersion of hypotheses into the acid of truth. That’s the hard way to do it, but it’s the only way that works.

Of course Gore paid little attention.  By then, all of his time was being spent strong arming campaign money from his White House office telephone (unlawful), and meeting with, and taking money from Buddhist nuns (unlawful). 

These files are from 1997-2002, and will be of interest to wonkers (I said wOnkers).  Amazing how the same arguments are being fought; the same charges leveled. All because Al Gore got away with Climategate I, unscathed.
  Is 'global warming' hot air.html
How Bush Conceded Global Warming.html
Not Scientific Consensus.html
The Sky Isn't Falling.html

I was thinking ..

You know that favorite place,
and then the owners died and the good for
nothing kids took over and ran it into the ground?
It's closed, and waiting for a developer with
vision to restore the grandeur.
That's our country.


Regina Spektor - "Laughing With"

No one laughs at God in a hospital
No one laughs at God in a war
No one’s laughing at God
When they’re starving or freezing or so very poor

No one laughs at God
When the doctor calls after some routine tests
No one’s laughing at God
When it’s gotten real late
And their kid’s not back from the party yet

No one laughs at God
When their airplane start to uncontrollably shake
No one’s laughing at God
When they see the one they love, hand in hand with someone else
And they hope that they’re mistaken

[Full Lyrics]

Music by Roy Clark

2009 News Photos

 I stuffed a bunch of Top News Photos from 2009 into some music.  FWIW.


And the survey says...
Detroit & Chicago
 Sex in the Shower.

Curmudgeonly & Skeptical

In a recent survey carried out for a leading toiletries firm (Brut), people from Detroit and Chicago have proved to be the most likely to have had sex in the shower!

In the survey, 86% of  Detroit 's and Chicago 's inner city residents (almost all of whom are registered Democrats) said that they have enjoyed sex in the shower.
The other 14% said they hadn't been to prison yet.

More lies please?

Why they fell for the global warming hoax

1. The pseudo-intellectuals fell for it because none of them ever cracked a science book.
2. The policy wonks fell for it because it gave the government more control.
3. The bleeding hearts fell for it because they always want to save the Earth.
4. The communists fell for it because it portrayed capitalists as destroying the Earth to make money.
5. The capitalists fell for it because they saw a new way to make money.
6. The Hollywood crowd fell for it because it made their pampered lives seem to have a meaning and purpose.
7. The newspapers fell for it because it was new.
8. The teachers fell for it because it was a new thing to teach the children to teach their parents.
9. The children fell for it because they wanted to show how well they are doing in school.
10. The parents fell for it because they wanted their children were doing so well in school and they wanted to be supportive.
11. The utility companies fell or it because they can raise rates.
12. The Nobel Peace Prize committee fell for it because Al Gore should have won in 2000.
13. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences fell for it because Al Gore should have won in 2000.
14. The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (Grammys) fell for it because Al Gore should have won in 2000.
15. The 30,000 scientists fell for it because while it was not in their field of study, they wanted to be supportive of science.

The only people who didn’t fall for it were we mouth-breathing, Bible-thumping, beer-guzzling, cousin-humping, baby-bumping, overfed, inbred, illiterate, gun-clinging, buck-toothed, trailer-park-living, truck-driving, ATV riding, Wal-mart shopping, knuckle-dragging, military-supporting, ain’t-recycling, patriotic, homophobic, xenophobic, sexist, racist hillbillies with cooties. [Don Surber]

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O Dear Gawd!

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More Climate Nazis

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The Next Shoe to Drop in Residential Lending: FHA?
If you're fine with the premise that bankers, left to their own devices, hunger to make loans to people with no yob, no credit, and no way, then  this  new-age journalism piece at  HuffPo may be read breathlessly.

The 2 million+ -- whom neighbors described as "wonderful people who paid taxes and coached little league --"who lynched several hundred congressmen yesterday, remain an enigma - aka Crazy in Copenhagen.
Even if the U.S. doesn’t sign a new ‘Kyoto II’ agreement in Copenhagen next week, the U.S. Congress is considering legislation to constrain American life to the tune of more than a household spends on groceries every year for eight years.

Did I say new-age journalism?
Despite mounting evidence that key climate researchers were less than honest, and other indications that the science is not science at all, 56 newspapers agreed to run the same front page page editorial yesterday, 'Fourteen days to seal history's judgment on this generation'

 Lots of contenders for Blago's old job are making conservative noises.
Mmmmm, trending

Drill, Baby, Drill... Even Off-Shore
"I commend Interior Secretary Salazar’s decision today to conditionally approve drilling at three exploratory wells in the Chukchi Sea off the northwest coast of Alaska; it’s a decision that’s been a long time coming." -- Tongue in cheek? Does Sarah smell a Red herring?  I do.

 Democrats campaign against Obama's Afghan surge
In Massachusetts, all of the Democrats running in a special primary to fill Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's seat oppose the surge, as do the two top Democrats fighting for the nomination for Ohio's U.S. Senate seat in 2010.What would the New York Times call this if was Republicans campaigning against Bush?   A Party in Disarray, maybe?

An Inconvenient Democracy
The EPA aims to bully Congress and business with its carbon ruling.

China Scandal
I'm only conversant in "menu Chinese ," but it appears food meant for export to the U.S. was sold at home!?!