Story of the Year: It's Global Warming, Stupid

Dec 31, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Common Dreams

My favorite headline of 2012 was " It's Global Warming, Stupid ," which appeared on the cover of Bloomberg Businessweek on Nov.

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No folks the" pinheadlites out did NOT get that check up from the neck up recommended after that terrible car crash it boasted about.You know what happens when you bump your noggin"pinheadlitesout ".

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tina anne wrote:
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Which would be a excellent description of Dr Hansen's and Dr Mann's work.
Are you aware they are considered the top scientists by something like 95% of tje scientific community.

You are in right wing la la land. Do you also think evolution is evil? Roy Spencer is a Creationist (and right wing libertarian), you know...

So it fits with him...

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PHD wrote:
<quoted text>The only science fiction here is your useless babble cut and paste hot air.Did you get that check up from the neck up?
I see our local troll keeps spouting the same garbage. Truly a low IQ guy.
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I see I'm the local troll keeps spouting the same garbage.I I'm Truly a low IQ guy.
Ok we already know.

“dening those who deny nature. ”

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Wallop10 wrote:
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Are you aware they are considered the top scientists by something like 95% of tje scientific community.
You are in right wing la la land. Do you also think evolution is evil? Roy Spencer is a Creationist (and right wing libertarian), you know...
So it fits with him...
Considered by who to be the top scientist. There are some who consider Dr Mann for example to be a fraud and have tried to take him to court over some of his nonsense.

The real fact is that most of the debate about climate change is really a political and not a scientific one. Even your calling it a quote, "RW la la land", just proves the point that what Dr Hansen and Mann are engaged in is less about science and more about politics.
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Mann was brought up in Amherst, Massachusetts, where his father was a professor of mathematics at the University of Massachusetts (UMass). At school he was interested in math, science and computing. In 1983 he was prompted by seeing the film WarGames to write a rudimentary self-learning tic-tac-toe program which made random moves and listed losing moves which it would not repeat. Mann found a "trick" of using symmetry to reduce the number of unique moves to store so that the computer would not slow down so much.[3]

In August 1984 he went to the University of California, Berkeley, to major in physics with a second major in applied math. His second year research in the theoretical behaviour of liquid crystals used the Monte Carlo method applying randomness in computer simulations. Late in 1987 he joined a research team under Didier de Fontaine which was using similar Monte Carlo methodology to investigate the superconducting properties of yttrium barium copper oxide, modelling transitions between ordered and disordered phases.[4] He graduated with honors in 1989 with an A.B. in applied mathematics and physics.[1]

[Proudly copied and pasted from Wikipedia.]

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There are some who consider Dr Mann for example to be a fraud and have tried to take him to court over some of his nonsense.
You have it the wrong way round. Mann has taken somebody who called him a fraud to court in a libel case. And is going to win of course, because no evidence of wrongdoing has ever been produced.
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In 2005 Mann took up a tenure position as Associate Professor at Penn State University in the Department of Meteorology (with joint appointments in Department of Geosciences and Earth and Environmental Systems Institute) and also became director of the university's interdepartmental Earth System Science Center. Courses he taught included The Earth System and Global Change; Quantitative Analysis in the Earth Sciences; From Meteorology to Mitigation: Understanding Global Warming; Climate Dynamics; and Climate Modeling.[1]

In 2009 Mann was promoted to Professor at Penn State University.[1]

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Michael E. Mann (born December 28, 1965) is an American physicist and climatologist, currently director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University. He is well known as lead author of a paper produced in 1999 on temperature trends over the last thousand years, which introduced new statistical techniques for hemispherical climate reconstructions and produced what was dubbed the "hockey stick graph" because of its shape. He was one of 8 lead authors of the "Observed Climate Variability and Change” chapter of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Third Scientific Assessment Report published in 2001, and the graph was highlighted in several parts of the report. The IPCC acknowledged that his work, along with that of many others who contributed substantially to the reports including lead authors and review editors, contributed to the award of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize to the IPCC, jointly with Al Gore.

He was organizing committee chair for the National Academy of Sciences Frontiers of Science in 2003 and has received a number of honors and awards including selection by Scientific American as one of the fifty leading visionaries in science and technology in 2002. In 2012 he was inducted as a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and was awarded the Hans Oeschger Medal of the European Geosciences Union.

Dr Mann is author of more than 140 peer-reviewed and edited publications, and has published two books: Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming in 2008 and The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines, published in early 2012. He is also a co-founder and avid contributor to the climatology blog RealClimate.

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In November 2009, hackers obtained a number of Mann's e-mails with climate researchers at the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia, and published them on the Internet, sparking the Climatic Research Unit email controversy.[25] Pennsylvania State University (PSU) commissioned two reviews related to the emails and Mann's research, which reported in February and July 2010. They cleared Mann of misconduct, stating there was no substance to the allegations, but criticized him for sharing unpublished manuscripts with third parties.[26][27]

Based on the CRU email leak, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli attempted to obtain documents from the University of Virginia relating to several Mann grant applications in the Attorney General of Virginia's climate science investigation. The demand sparked widespread academic condemnation,[28] and was denied in August 2010 by a judge for failure to state sufficient cause.[29][30] Cuccinelli tried to re-open his case by issuing a revised subpoena,[31] and appealed the case to the Virginia Supreme Court. The case was defended by the university, and the court ruled that Cuccinelli did not have the authority to make these demands. The decision, seen as supporting academic freedom, was welcomed by the Union of Concerned Scientists.[32]

In October, 2010, Mann wrote an op ed in the Washington Post in which he described several past, present and projected attacks on climate science and scientists by politicians, drawing a link between them and "the pseudo-science that questioned the link between smoking cigarettes and lung cancer, and the false claims questioning the science of acid rain and the hole in the ozone layer." Calling them "not good-faith questioning of scientific research [but] anti-science", he called for all his fellow scientists to stand against the attacks.[33]

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the National Science Foundation carried out a detailed investigation, which it closed on 15 August 2011. It agreed with the conclusions of the university inquiries, and exonerated Mann of charges of scientific misconduct.[34][35][36]

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Yay! Living in the Northeast where fuel oil is almost 4 bucks a gallon, I'd love to see our winters more like, oh, say, the Carolinas.

Climate change - sit back and enjoy the sunshine! Nothin' we can do about it as long as China and India keep polluting the world's air supply.
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50 years from now, the average temperature will be 1 degree warmer.

Or 1 degree cooler.

It will not be the same. Guaranteed!
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People claim to want a much smaller government, but, in reality, soon instead of everyone asking for a huge military AND for huge entitlement programs from the government, people will have to settle for the government spending all the military money and social security money and medicare money on global warming disaster cleanups. Every diaster is now costing us anywhere from $40 billion to over $100 billion. So, soon enough, instead of people who claim to hate big government asking for big SS payments and big Medicare coverage, they will be screaming for help with their cities and counties look like the Boardwalk in New Jersey. Almost all of the tax money will be going to dealing with global warming, both in diaster cleanups and in creating clean renewable energy as we deal with triple digit oil prices since this is the end of cheap oil. There isn't going to be any money for military spending nor for the entitlements much longer. That's 80 percent of the budget and with the end of cheap oil and super expensive cleanup costs for each extreme weather disaster, and, since we spend $500 billion a year just paying interest on our debt, imagine the future. All the tax money will go only for disaster cleanups, clean energy development and interest on the debt. And think of the trade imbalance of buying oil at $150 a barrel. I think it's $111 a barrel now in a worldwide recession.
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More useless babble from the spaced out spacedoutblues.

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SpaceBlues wrote:
In October, 2010, Mann wrote an op ed in the Washington Post in which he described several past, present and projected attacks on climate science and scientists by politicians, drawing a link between them and "the pseudo-science that questioned the link between smoking cigarettes and lung cancer, and the false claims questioning the science of acid rain and the hole in the ozone layer." Calling them "not good-faith questioning of scientific research [but] anti-science", he called for all his fellow scientists to stand against the attacks.[33]
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It is VERY common for skeptics to also question

#1 evolution [example Roy Spencer]

#2 that the ozone hole was real, else a ban of CHCs has any impact.
(most hard line Libertarians)

#3 that acid rain was really a problem (most hard line Libertarians)

#4 that second hand smoke really is a health hazard -- example Michael Crichton who also believed in astrology, that type of thing.)

In short, they're nutcases or extreme hard right ideologues.

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tina anne wrote:
And take a walk outside. Do a little research of your own or take others research and error check it. The IPCC reports are usually full of them.
Dear, try not to get ALL your news from the anti-science right wing -- as you display today.
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Wallop10 wrote:
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It is VERY common for skeptics to also question
#1 evolution [example Roy Spencer]
#2 that the ozone hole was real, else a ban of CHCs has any impact.
(most hard line Libertarians)
#3 that acid rain was really a problem (most hard line Libertarians)
#4 that second hand smoke really is a health hazard -- example Michael Crichton who also believed in astrology, that type of thing.)
In short, they're nutcases or extreme hard right ideologues.
More scientific science fiction useless cut and paste BS. Will it ever end?

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PHD wrote:
<quoted text>More scientific science fiction useless cut and paste BS. Will it ever end?
SCIENTIFIC science fiction would actually be science, Numb Skull.

Typical BS from this troll.
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SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>You are a new denier, so it seems.
Since the days of the "paid denier" posters, i.e. last year, I had not seen such gossip as yours.
No science, no math, right?
I happen to be a environmental scientist with an advanced degree. Nobody is paying me to spread the truth. I'm just embarrassed by fellow scientists who will take a paycheck to promote a scam.

If you want to discuss payoffs, the warmer crowd gets 50 times the funding of the sceptics. I suspect you're one of them.

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdeling...

You kooks are really getting desperate as less and less of the population believes in your hoax ever since you got caught in the Climategate scandal.

http://politicaloutcast.com/2012/12/professor...

Face it, Bub, the jig is up for you warmers. Go into hiding and hope you don't get jailed for trying to defraud the public.

http://www.activistpost.com/2012/06/globalist...

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