WWU faculty find overwhelming scientific evidence to support global warming

Mar 31, 2013 Full story: Bellingham Herald

On March 26, 2013, a long-retired faculty member of our department, Don Easterbrook, presented his opinions on human-caused global climate change to the Washington State Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee at the invitation of the committee chair Sen.

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PHD

Overton, TX

#1 Mar 31, 2013
On March 26, 2013, a long-retired faculty member of our department, Don Easterbrook, presented
“his opinions”
on human-caused global climate change to the Washington State Senate Energy,

More scientific science fiction.

As the active faculty of the Western Washington University Geology Department that he lists as his affiliation, we conclude that Easterbrook's presentation clearly does not represent the best-available science on this subject, and urge the Senate, our state government, and the citizens of Washington State to rely on rigorous peer-reviewed science rather than conspiracy-based ideas to steer their decisions on matters concerning our environment and economic future.

There you have it folks another way to extract more tax dollars from the real tax payers. Their scientific science fiction would dry up when they “Washington State cut off their subsidies.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#2 Mar 31, 2013
WWU faculty find overwhelming scientific evidence to support global warming

Read more here: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2013/03/31/29...

Science thrives on controversies; it rewards innovative, unexpected findings, but only when they are backed by rigorous, painstaking evidence and reasoning. Without such standards, science would be ineffective as a tool to improve our society. It is worth acknowledging that nearly every technological advance in modern society is a direct result of that same scientific method (think the Internet, airplanes, antibiotics, and even your smartphone).

P.S. Thanks to the WWU faculty for truth telling.

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#3 Mar 31, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
WWU faculty find overwhelming scientific evidence to support global warming
Read more here: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2013/03/31/29...
Science thrives on controversies; it rewards innovative, unexpected findings, but only when they are backed by rigorous, painstaking evidence and reasoning. Without such standards, science would be ineffective as a tool to improve our society. It is worth acknowledging that nearly every technological advance in modern society is a direct result of that same scientific method (think the Internet, airplanes, antibiotics, and even your smartphone).
P.S. Thanks to the WWU faculty for truth telling.
In a specific example, Easterbrook referred to a graph of temperatures from an ice core of the Greenland ice sheet to claim that global temperatures were warmer than present over most of the last 10,000 years. First, this record is of temperature from a single spot on Earth, central Greenland (thus it is not a "global record"). Second, and perhaps more importantly, Easterbrook's definition of "present temperature" in the graph is based on the most recent data point in that record, which is actually 1855, more than 150 years ago when the world was still in the depths of the Little Ice Age, and well before any hint of human-caused climate change.
Easterbrook is a bare faced liar.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#4 Mar 31, 2013
Yes, Easterbrook is a bare faced liar.

.. people of the state of Washington need to understand that Easterbrook's ideas on anthropogenic global warming have not passed through rigorous peer review in the scientific literature. Additionally, Easterbrook's claims in this forum and elsewhere require the existence of a broad, decades-long conspiracy amongst literally thousands of scientists to falsify climate data and to prevent publication of opposing research. This opinion demonstrates a profound rejection of the scientific process and the fundamental value of rigorous peer review, and is also simply wrong.

Read more here: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2013/03/31/29...
PHD

Montalba, TX

#5 Apr 1, 2013
So now you have good company spacedoutblues.

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