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A cyclist killed in a crash in central London was a talented scientist doing research on global warming, her employer has said.

Dr Katharine Giles, a lecturer at University College London (UCL), was on her way to work when she collided with a tipper truck in Victoria on Monday.

She had travelled to the Arctic and the Antarctic to study the sea ice.

Dr Giles had a "bright future" and was "ready to provide the next generation of leadership" in the field, UCL said.

Dr Giles had taken on new commitments at the Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling at UCL following the accidental death of her colleague Seymour Laxon earlier this year.

A statement from the head of the earth sciences department, Prof Phil Meredith, said: "Coming so soon after the accidental death of Katharine's own closest colleague, Seymour Laxon, we are all left with a sense of the outrageous unfairness with which some of our best colleagues have been taken from us.

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A cyclist killed in a crash in central London was a talented scientist doing research on global warming, her employer has said.
Dr Katharine Giles, a lecturer at University College London (UCL), was on her way to work when she collided with a tipper truck in Victoria on Monday.
She had travelled to the Arctic and the Antarctic to study the sea ice.
Dr Giles had a "bright future" and was "ready to provide the next generation of leadership" in the field, UCL said.
Dr Giles had taken on new commitments at the Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling at UCL following the accidental death of her colleague Seymour Laxon earlier this year.
A statement from the head of the earth sciences department, Prof Phil Meredith, said: "Coming so soon after the accidental death of Katharine's own closest colleague, Seymour Laxon, we are all left with a sense of the outrageous unfairness with which some of our best colleagues have been taken from us.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-2...
A bright young female cyclist was run over in downtown Minneapolis last week also. It was dark and she had no mandated lights or helmet. The driver of the motor vehicle was a drunk illegal Mexican.

Thanks Obama for bringing all the wonderfull lawfull illegals to the USA, blood on his hands.

Physical law doles out death and injury to bikers, both motor and motor free.
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More evidence of a gathering initiative to reclaim the “conserve” in “conservatism”. This week, former Reagan Secretary of State George Schultz cowrote a piece in the Wall Street Journal arguing the merits of a price on carbon – to begin reflecting something dimly approximating the actual costs to society of fossil fuel dependence.

“Clearly, a revenue-neutral carbon tax would benefit all Americans by eliminating the need for costly energy subsidies while promoting a level playing field for energy producers,” wrote Schultz and Becker in the Journal.

Schultz and Becker invoked the conservative argument that fossil fuel energy producers should not receive any special privileges and should pay the full cost of their actions. In this case, that would mean paying for the social costs imposed on public health and the climate from emitting carbon dioxide.

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I appreciate the civility of your post!! It's nice to actually see dialogue.
1. The theory of AGW is that as CO2 rises, temperature rise.
2. That the 20th century increase in temperatures is unprecedented.
3. That CO2 is the main driver of the climate and that man is mostly responsible for the increase in the temperatures due to the burning of fossil fuels.
4. That climate modeling is able to predict what will happen in the future.
This is what the debate is about. So when we talk about the past temperatures, it is important in the debate as part of the theory is that 20th century warming is unprecedented and when we see CO2 continuing to increase but temperatures staying flat for 17 years, then that needs to be investigated more thoroughly. I find it interesting that so many people believe in consensus science, as science is all about being skeptical. How can we ever progress if we don't let those scientists who are skeptical speak out without fear of being smeared? For example, when I posted about Dyson's views on global warming and climate models, one of the others on this board was trying to portray him as someone with crazy ideas who doesn't have a grasp on the science of biology. There are many scientists now questioning the Earth's cooling ability and they are saying that the models aren't reliable. So we have far to go in this science, it's really just in its infancy, far from settled.
Global warming- it's not about the hockey stick.

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

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twisty kristy wrote:
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I appreciate the civility of your post!! It's nice to actually see dialogue.
1. The theory of AGW is that as CO2 rises, temperature rise.
2. That the 20th century increase in temperatures is unprecedented.
3. That CO2 is the main driver of the climate and that man is mostly responsible for the increase in the temperatures due to the burning of fossil fuels.
4. That climate modeling is able to predict what will happen in the future.
This is what the debate is about. So when we talk about the past temperatures, it is important in the debate as part of the theory is that 20th century warming is unprecedented and when we see CO2 continuing to increase but temperatures staying flat for 17 years, then that needs to be investigated more thoroughly. I find it interesting that so many people believe in consensus science, as science is all about being skeptical. How can we ever progress if we don't let those scientists who are skeptical speak out without fear of being smeared? For example, when I posted about Dyson's views on global warming and climate models, one of the others on this board was trying to portray him as someone with crazy ideas who doesn't have a grasp on the science of biology. There are many scientists now questioning the Earth's cooling ability and they are saying that the models aren't reliable. So we have far to go in this science, it's really just in its infancy, far from settled.
Who is "smearing", twisty?

Who was so frightened by the graph below that she attacked the author as "deceptive" and "a con artist"- baseless slander?

http://tamino.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/sha...

You lie and slander and then expect a nice civil dialogue?

Who is the sceptical scientist you flaunt? A 90 year old man who hasn't studied climate science for 30 years.

When he did, the group he was part of came to the conclusion that:

"...human activities, notably deforestation and burning of fossil fuels, were contributing to pronounced changes in the global climate."

That's right: the consensus for 30 years has been that human activity is causing global warming.

All deniers can do is quote a few sceptics whose ideas go against the evidence.

Which is why twisty kristy aka krusty the clown is not here for a polite debate.

She is here to throw muck.

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Good research brings out the best in good people and the worst in bad people. I applaud Drs Marcott and Shakun and their supervisors for impeccable behaviour in the face of the vicious onslaught of lies and defamation from the usual crowd of science deniers, including some science-denying scientists.

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In my view, the astounding and disgusting reaction from deniers like Pielke Jr and others is because they cannot fault the science so they set out to misrepresent it, either deliberately or because they don't have the wit or will to digest it. The Marcott et al paper and the supplementary material is eloquently written and easy to read. The FAQ is perhaps even clearer so that most laypeople should understand it easily.

The fact deniers can't fault the science means they can do nothing but misrepresent the research or flop back to their fallback position - climate science is a hoax being perpetrated by scientists all around the world, governments of all political persuasions everywhere, the mainstream media and the informed public - and can be traced back nearly two centuries, from modern climatology back through Plass and Reveille and Broecker and Callendar and Arrhenius all the way back to Fourier and Tyndall (if not to Aristotle).

http://blog.hotwhopper.com/2013/04/dismissive...

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Fair Game wrote:
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Global warming- it's not about the hockey stick.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Good post, but i'm afraid when most of the deniers get their science from Fox news which uses comment to discredit theories rather than science itself then its a lost cause. To those guys its all about highlighting one trip on a thousand mile journey to try and debunk facts that should be overwhelming. O'Reilly might be a lone voice on a network that associates environmental protection as a leftist concept, so it has no value. That is until its gone!
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Diethelm and McKee have identified five characteristics of denialists:[9]

The identification of perceived conspiracies (including belief of corrupted peer review and inversionism)[10]
The use of fake experts (often with the smearing of real experts)
Selecting or cherry picking sources: picking the weakest papers or only ones that are contrary. Particularly worrisome is looking at only a single study, particularly in medicine, as one study rarely conclusively proves something.[11] Others note that this includes anecdotal evidence[2] and quote mining.[12]
Demanding impossible standards for research
Use of fallacy, including misrepresentation and false analogy.[13] Informally, this can include a witch's brew of half-truths, sob stories.[14], and/or spin to try to force the public to ignore an important issue.
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Fair Game wrote:
Good research brings out the best in good people and the worst in bad people. I applaud Drs Marcott and Shakun and their supervisors for impeccable behaviour in the face of the vicious onslaught of lies and defamation from the usual crowd of science deniers, including some science-denying scientists.
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In my view, the astounding and disgusting reaction from deniers like Pielke Jr and others is because they cannot fault the science so they set out to misrepresent it, either deliberately or because they don't have the wit or will to digest it. The Marcott et al paper and the supplementary material is eloquently written and easy to read. The FAQ is perhaps even clearer so that most laypeople should understand it easily.
The fact deniers can't fault the science means they can do nothing but misrepresent the research or flop back to their fallback position - climate science is a hoax being perpetrated by scientists all around the world, governments of all political persuasions everywhere, the mainstream media and the informed public - and can be traced back nearly two centuries, from modern climatology back through Plass and Reveille and Broecker and Callendar and Arrhenius all the way back to Fourier and Tyndall (if not to Aristotle).
http://blog.hotwhopper.com/2013/04/dismissive...
Well thank you for proving my point that the press release was deceptive. You post a blog where the blogger states this:

“In my view, the astounding and disgusting reaction from deniers like Pielke Jr and others is because they cannot fault the science so they set out to misrepresent it, either deliberately or because they don't have the wit or will to digest it. The Marcott et al paper and the supplementary material is eloquently written and easy to read. The FAQ is perhaps even clearer so that most laypeople should understand it easily.”

And he states this:

“However, Anthony Watts (in his seventeenth protest article) and the Auditor demonstrate that even after all this time and all their protests they still haven't even read the paper, claiming that Marcott et al "finally concede" something that was STATED AT THE OUTSET IN THE PAPER ITSELF (page 1198).”

EXACTLY….So if it is in the paper as this blogger says, then WHY DOES THEIR PRESS RELEASE STATE THIS:

"But when you combine data from sites around the world, you can average out those regional anomalies and get a clear sense of the Earth's global temperature history." What that history shows, the researchers say, is that during the last 5,000 years, the Earth on average cooled about 1.3 degrees Fahrenheit--until the last 100 years, when it warmed about 1.3 degrees F.

According to the blogger on page 1198 of their paper and according to their FAQ, they cannot make any conclusions about the 20th century portion of their paleotemperature stack as it is not statistically robust, cannot be considered representative of global temperature changes, and therefore is not the basis of any of their conclusions.

That is what the Pielke paper was about; it was about the press release versus what is in the paper or FAQ. It’s no wonder this blogger didn’t want to link to Pielke’s site, because the blogger omits the fact that Pielke was talking about the press release and the media and the subsequent quotes from the scientists involved in the paper. Not once did any of these scientists who were interviewed tell us that the 20th century is not the basis of any of their conclusions even though IT WAS IN THEIR PAPER AND FAQ.

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Well thank you for proving my point that the press release was deceptive. You post a blog where the blogger states this:
“In my view, the astounding and disgusting reaction from deniers like Pielke Jr and others is because they cannot fault the science so they set out to misrepresent it, either deliberately or because they don't have the wit or will to digest it. The Marcott et al paper and the supplementary material is eloquently written and easy to read. The FAQ is perhaps even clearer so that most laypeople should understand it easily.”
And he states this:
“However, Anthony Watts (in his seventeenth protest article) and the Auditor demonstrate that even after all this time and all their protests they still haven't even read the paper, claiming that Marcott et al "finally concede" something that was STATED AT THE OUTSET IN THE PAPER ITSELF (page 1198).”
EXACTLY….So if it is in the paper as this blogger says, then WHY DOES THEIR PRESS RELEASE STATE THIS:
"But when you combine data from sites around the world, you can average out those regional anomalies and get a clear sense of the Earth's global temperature history." What that history shows, the researchers say, is that during the last 5,000 years, the Earth on average cooled about 1.3 degrees Fahrenheit--until the last 100 years, when it warmed about 1.3 degrees F.
According to the blogger on page 1198 of their paper and according to their FAQ, they cannot make any conclusions about the 20th century portion of their paleotemperature stack as it is not statistically robust, cannot be considered representative of global temperature changes, and therefore is not the basis of any of their conclusions.
That is what the Pielke paper was about; it was about the press release versus what is in the paper or FAQ. It’s no wonder this blogger didn’t want to link to Pielke’s site, because the blogger omits the fact that Pielke was talking about the press release and the media and the subsequent quotes from the scientists involved in the paper. Not once did any of these scientists who were interviewed tell us that the 20th century is not the basis of any of their conclusions even though IT WAS IN THEIR PAPER AND FAQ.
It's very simple.

The paper is about holocene temperatures.

The press release is about how holocene temperatures compare to modern temperatures.

No deception there.
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Who is "smearing", twisty?
Who was so frightened by the graph below that she attacked the author as "deceptive" and "a con artist"- baseless slander?
http://tamino.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/sha...
You lie and slander and then expect a nice civil dialogue?
Who is the sceptical scientist you flaunt? A 90 year old man who hasn't studied climate science for 30 years.
When he did, the group he was part of came to the conclusion that:
"...human activities, notably deforestation and burning of fossil fuels, were contributing to pronounced changes in the global climate."
That's right: the consensus for 30 years has been that human activity is causing global warming.
All deniers can do is quote a few sceptics whose ideas go against the evidence.
Which is why twisty kristy aka krusty the clown is not here for a polite debate.
She is here to throw muck.
See above for my remarks on the con/deception.

Partial list of those skeptical of AGW, CO2 as the main driver of climate and the effects and the computer models:

Lindzen
Spencer
Cristy
Pielke
Curry
Happer
Gray

Signed letter from 125 scientists to UN

http://opinion.financialpost.com/2012/11/29/o...

43 scientists from Royal Society

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/articl...
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It's very simple.
The paper is about holocene temperatures.
The press release is about how holocene temperatures compare to modern temperatures.
No deception there.
Huh? Show me in the press release what you are referring to. Thanks.

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See above for my remarks on the con/deception.
Partial list of those skeptical of AGW, CO2 as the main driver of climate and the effects and the computer models:
Lindzen
Spencer
Cristy
Pielke
Curry
Happer
Gray
Signed letter from 125 scientists to UN
http://opinion.financialpost.com/2012/11/29/o...
43 scientists from Royal Society
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/articl...
"...a few sceptics whose ideas go against the evidence."

Why do you think the people you picked are so into blogging?

Because they haven't been able to convince the scientific community.

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Huh? Show me in the press release what you are referring to. Thanks.
The same one you are.
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Fair Game wrote:
Good research brings out the best in good people and the worst in bad people. I applaud Drs Marcott and Shakun and their supervisors for impeccable behaviour in the face of the vicious onslaught of lies and defamation from the usual crowd of science deniers, including some science-denying scientists.
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In my view, the astounding and disgusting reaction from deniers like Pielke Jr and others is because they cannot fault the science so they set out to misrepresent it, either deliberately or because they don't have the wit or will to digest it. The Marcott et al paper and the supplementary material is eloquently written and easy to read. The FAQ is perhaps even clearer so that most laypeople should understand it easily.
The fact deniers can't fault the science means they can do nothing but misrepresent the research or flop back to their fallback position - climate science is a hoax being perpetrated by scientists all around the world, governments of all political persuasions everywhere, the mainstream media and the informed public - and can be traced back nearly two centuries, from modern climatology back through Plass and Reveille and Broecker and Callendar and Arrhenius all the way back to Fourier and Tyndall (if not to Aristotle).
http://blog.hotwhopper.com/2013/04/dismissive...
1. How many people are part of this conspiracy? Are there enough of them to carry out the plan? What infrastructure and resources does it need? How much time and money did it take and where did this money come from?
2. Explicitly who gains what from the conspiracy and for what price? Is this the easiest way of gaining it? If not, why was it chosen over the easiest way? If it is an old conspiracy — who gains what from maintaining it?
3. How large is the supposed conspiracy and how likely is it to be covered up if has gone on a long time? If there are thousands of conspirators, and the conspiracy has gone on for decades, why have none been defected? Why have none of them leaked the story? If many conspirators are dead, why have none of them told the truth on their deathbeds, or in their wills?
4. If there are many thousands of conspirators, how are they organized? Where are the secret conferences held? How do they keep track of membership? If they are organised through known channels or entities, how do they keep non-members who work there from uncovering the conspiracy?
5. There are many intelligence agencies associated with rival nations, with the ability to expose secrets. If, say, the US government is running a global conspiracy, why have the French, Russian, or Chinese intelligence agencies never revealed it, to cause a major scandal in the United States (If all intelligence agencies are involved, see #2)? If they have, when and where did they do so?
6. Does belief in this theory require accepting that the conspiring entities are incredibly competent, bone stupid, organized and clever, and hopelessly incompetent -- all at the same time?[31]
7. More generally, what if any implausible contradictions does this theory depend upon? A secret well and carefully kept by extremely powerful and aggressive entities, that one or (especially) more "bozos on the bus" happens to know all about, and talk about openly, including on the Web, without being disappeared? A highly organized and thoroughly secret system of concentration camps operated by FEMA, which is famous for its amazingly chaotic, clumsy, and ineffective handling of rescue and recovery after Katrina? An intensely secret program that could be easily discovered and verified by anyone with a common piece of scientific equipment?
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The devil is mad so things are warming up.
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Fair Game wrote:
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"...a few sceptics whose ideas go against the evidence."
Why do you think the people you picked are so into blogging?
Because they haven't been able to convince the scientific community.
LOL....Real Climate. They are all bloggers.
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The same one you are.
I didn't ask what press release, I asked show me what part of the press release you are referring to.
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crrsty is a flake. A dense flake!
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1. How many people are part of this conspiracy? Are there enough of them to carry out the plan? What infrastructure and resources does it need? How much time and money did it take and where did this money come from?
2. Explicitly who gains what from the conspiracy and for what price? Is this the easiest way of gaining it? If not, why was it chosen over the easiest way? If it is an old conspiracy — who gains what from maintaining it?
3. How large is the supposed conspiracy and how likely is it to be covered up if has gone on a long time? If there are thousands of conspirators, and the conspiracy has gone on for decades, why have none been defected? Why have none of them leaked the story? If many conspirators are dead, why have none of them told the truth on their deathbeds, or in their wills?
4. If there are many thousands of conspirators, how are they organized? Where are the secret conferences held? How do they keep track of membership? If they are organised through known channels or entities, how do they keep non-members who work there from uncovering the conspiracy?
5. There are many intelligence agencies associated with rival nations, with the ability to expose secrets. If, say, the US government is running a global conspiracy, why have the French, Russian, or Chinese intelligence agencies never revealed it, to cause a major scandal in the United States (If all intelligence agencies are involved, see #2)? If they have, when and where did they do so?
6. Does belief in this theory require accepting that the conspiring entities are incredibly competent, bone stupid, organized and clever, and hopelessly incompetent -- all at the same time?[31]
7. More generally, what if any implausible contradictions does this theory depend upon? A secret well and carefully kept by extremely powerful and aggressive entities, that one or (especially) more "bozos on the bus" happens to know all about, and talk about openly, including on the Web, without being disappeared? A highly organized and thoroughly secret system of concentration camps operated by FEMA, which is famous for its amazingly chaotic, clumsy, and ineffective handling of rescue and recovery after Katrina? An intensely secret program that could be easily discovered and verified by anyone with a common piece of scientific equipment?
Let's demand crrsty reply to all.

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