Ok, folks... there's now a scientific consensus that man is NOT responsible for global warming (which isn't happening anyway).
Over 31,000 scientists signed their names to it.
It urged the US government to reject the treaty and said: "The proposed limits on greenhouse gases would harm the environment, hinder the advance of science and technology, and damage the health and welfare of mankind."
It added: "There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of ... greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the forseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate. Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments."
Relax, folks. The sky is NOT falling. It's all a big lie. Al Gore and David Suzuki are full of shit, as are the crooked, money-loving "scientists" of the crooked, money-loving United Nations' IPCC.
Time to put the following as an ad on the sides of city buses everwhere...
Yeah for scientists who have brains! This is good news.
The petition was indeed big news in 2008 although the relative lack of climate scientists' participation and an oddly high number of signatures whose owners couldn't recall signing did cast some doubt on its relevance. I think that Professor Nuttall's position is probably the best opinion you can hope for...the globe is warming but the human contribution is inconclusive.
Actually, the petition was launched in 1998 by Arthur Robinson of OISM, a survivalist and creationist who also runs "RobinsonUsers4Christ for Bible & Trinity-believing, God-fearing, 'Jesus-Plus-Nothing-Else' Christian families who use the Robinson Curriculum to share ideas and to get and give support."
Robinson got himself in a great deal of trouble by circulating his petition along with an article he wrote, printed in the same typeface and format as the official Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The NAS immediately repudiated any association with the article, which argued that increasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere was actually a good thing.
The petition is available online at the OISC site. Unfortunately they don;t list listing any institutional affiliations or addresses, and Robinson's claim that they represent a list of "scientists" is somewhat weakened when you realize that names are NOT screened, and include bogus entries like John Grisham, Michael J. Fox, Drs. Frank Burns, B. J. Honeycutt, and Benjamin Pierce (from the TV show M*A*S*H), an individual by the name of "Dr. Red Wine," and Gerry Halliwell, formerly known as pop singer Ginger Spice of the Spice Girls.
It's sort of sweet to see that it's still sucking people in, though.
“Robinson got himself in a great deal of trouble…”
Really? Do tell.
” When the Oregon Petition first circulated, in fact, environmental activists successfully added the names of several fictional characters and celebrities to the list, including John Grisham, Michael J. Fox, Drs. Frank Burns, B. J. Honeycutt, and Benjamin Pierce (from the TV show M*A*S*H), an individual by the name of "Dr. Red Wine," and Geraldine Halliwell, formerly known as pop singer Ginger Spice of the Spice Girls. Halliwell's field of scientific specialization was listed as "biology." Even in 2003, the list was loaded with misspellings, duplications, name and title fragments, and names of non-persons, such as company names. The current web page of the petition itself states "31,478 American scientists have signed this petition, including 9,029 with PhDs.”(emphasis mine) (The petition site currently lists 31,072 signers.)
Quoting out of context again? Editing those inconvenient little truths? Cutting and pasting without citation? Bad form old boy.
Let’s remember that Robinson was the man who fell out with Linus Pauling after proving his Nobel prize winning work on vitamin C to be erroneous. A brave act, which saved many from the effects of taking too much. “Vitamin C in supplements mobilizes harmless ferric iron stored in the body and converts it to harmful ferrous iron, which induces damage to the heart and other organs.'' (emphasis mine)(quote from different study Dr. Victor Herbert)
Keen to discredit Robinson, you have chosen to highlight that he is a survivalist, creationist, and markets a home schooling kit he created based on his own parenting experience in home education following the untimely death of his wife. One draws from this that Christianity and survivalism are criteria for exclusion. This particularistic elitist condescending stance of yours demonstrates the oppressive nature of your ilk. Behold the true bigotry of balbulican.
By all means take plenty of vitamin C, be sure to use margarine, and enjoy your ersatz science my friend. I’m sure the globe will get really warm relative to your body temperature if you continue down the rosy path of the ignorant intolerant elite. Good to hear from you.
Heh. Points you're ignoring - of course -
- That Sentinel's "new" consensus is over a decade old
- That there's no list screening or confirmation of certification for "scientists"
- That the list was spammed
- That the author imitated the NSA and got his wrist slapped....
etc, etc, etc...
But if you take this drivel seriously, by all means do. We already know you don't really grasp statistics.
@Balbul. You just could not stay away, could you? I guess that makes you a crackpot addict.Just could not resist the low lying fruits.
Good to see Balbsy Boy's back babbling and blustering til blue.
Gabriella and I were beginning to worry about you, Balbsy. Figured a shark ate you or something after you jumped it (and we know how fond you are of jumping the shark, you old rascal! ;) )
Hey! Canuckguy! Did you just call Gaby and me "crackpots" and "fruits"? Tch, tch... Ad hominems again, eh? *Sigh*... how typical of youse libertariatards...
Wow, such atrophy and so quickly. Bulican man you OK? Either you're sick or you've been laying on the dark side too long. I could always tell you're anti Christian but you've never shown it so nakedly. Now we have this low quality rebuttal. It's like you don't have the energy for it, or perhaps you have grown unused to challenge.
1: CS didn't use the word new at all, and the article he linked to fully discloses that the petition was re-issued last year.
Besides, the relativity theory is over 100 years old so what's your point?
2: It's a single form mail in survey with no incentives for numbers of signatures. The original circulation of the petition was a selective mailing list to people in the sciences professions, not a guy in the street with a clipboard.
3: I established that the spamming was done by environmental activists, offered a link to sourcewatch, and pointed out that you edited the truth regarding this.
4.Let's see we've gone from "...a great deal of trouble..." to "...and got his wrist slapped..." Let's tell folks the real truth shall we?
Frederick Seitz, a past president of the National Academy of Sciences drafted and signed the cover letter to the petition accompanied by the research paper written by Robinson et al.
Letter here: http://www.oism.org/pproject/s33p41.htm
The truth is that some recipients were leftarded and became upset (erroneously) with the NSA and called their congressmen. The congressmen (also leftards) went ape-shit on the NSA. Fearing for their jobs, NSA drafted a letter clarifying that the research wasn't theirs and that they had reached different conclusions.
The letter represents unprecedented political access to the NSA and a monument to the stupidity of the left.
All scientific journals have remarkably similar formats. All place the name of the publication in the margin. There were no misrepresentations, the work was clearly labeled as you can see for your self.
Wrist slapped? Rebuffed? No.
A letter of clarification was written for leftards.
A pearl from this letter which should be titled "When Scientists Learn New-speak"
"Investment in mitigation measures acts as insurance protection against the great uncertainties and the possibility of dramatic surprises."
5. "We already know you don't really grasp statistics."
Awww! Still smarting from per-capita crime analysis? Put some margarine on it, that should help.
Oh, one other thing I was wondering that I know you could help me with. Does the shark ever get annoyed by the remora?
No, I am not certainly not calling you a fruit, a fruitcake maybe, but not a fruit.
Oh? Well, I'll call you a.... poophead, then. :)
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