Sources: The New York Times, The National Review, The Washington Post
quote: Your eagerness to dismiss AGW critics as lunatics says more about you and your cause than about the critics. I am a scientist who, while earning my Ph.D. in Physics and M.S.E.E, had enough contact with meteorology and ocean engineering graduate students to appreciate the difficulties involved in modeling climate and weather. I stand by my claim that current climatology models are unproven science. They are certainly not solid enough to merit disruption of the global economy.
quote: I'm old enough to remember that climatologists previously warned that we were entering a new ice age. I remember how it was "discovered" that Freon was harming the ozone layer, right after DuPont patented new "ozone-friendly" refrigerants. I remember the law that mandated "clean" catalytic converters, making a few companies rich at the expense of asthmatics. I remember laws that "cleaned" the soot from smokestacks and led to acid rain. I'm even suspicious (but not totally convinced) of the correlation between epidemic of obesity and diabetes and the widespread use of corn-derived sugars in the food supply. When humans claim they are trying to save the earth, your freedom, or your soul, you can't just assume they have no other agendas.
quote: Sorry, but that's actually laughable. Your a scientist who's claiming to know more about a field he doesn't specialize in than scientists who do based on some contact you had in school with other students. I think this says more about your cause than about the critics.
quote: First of all the "climate change" was previously called global cooling and when it was clear after 30 years that it wasn't cooling they decided to call it global warming, after another 20 years of actual temperatures showed that it wasn't getting warmer they decided to change the name again and name it "climate change".
quote: Evolution, the age of the earth, the age of the universe, the fact that the sun is at the center of the solar system and many other long time scientific debates are all much more real examples of scientific consensus. In each of these cases, science got the answer right.
quote: You are an idiot
quote: You are an idiot....and you're dishonest.
quote: Its always funny when some "internet expert" thinks he has some special knowledge that isn't available to 99% of scientists all around the world, working in many different disciplines of science, who all come to the same conclusion.
quote: Your assertions are just wrong, and they have already been debunked over and over. At least Liberals believe in facts, poof and the truth. If you want to live in fantasy land where god will wave his magic wand and everything will be fine that's up to you.
quote: On topic, I don't like any corporate influence in politics but this guy's money might offer some balance to the millions and years of dishonesty by the Koch Brothers and other fossil fuel interests.
quote: I always picture the pro fossil fuel climate change doubters as the same people who said the economy would suffer when steam power ended.....and horse and cart power before that.
quote: Turn off the fox news and open a book every once in a while. Might do you some good.
quote: 99% of scientists all around the world, working in many different disciplines of science, who all come to the same conclusion.
quote: Sorry if I seem silly, but they don't look like the comments of scientists. "I'm not sure..." and "I don't believe..." and "I don't know..." aren't very scientific. These seem be to personal beliefs rather than scientific findings. Sure, they have some value given the status of the commentators, but come on! Maybe they're just the scientists who haven't put enough hours in the lab :-P Maybe they're not even climatologists. They could be "earth scientists" that don't have significant knowledge about climate change. Seriously! Maybe their areas of expertise are volcanoes, geology, biology, or something slightly related to the climate. Doesn't this seem a bit fishy to you?I do, however, agree with you about questioning this "99% of scientists" claim. Not only is this probably false, but it's also meaningless. Not all scientists are qualified to comment on climate-related science.
quote: So you believe there is no history of a changing climate in earth's history or is history only as long as you can remember? Before you call me an idiot please enlighten me as to how this is the only time in earths history the temperature has ever changed (which you cannot).
quote: “Oooh, so Mother Nature needs a favor?! Well maybe she should have thought of that when she was besetting us with droughts and floods and poison monkeys! Nature started the fight for survival, and now she wants to quit because she’s losing. Well, I say hard cheese.”
quote: by coburn_c on May 24, 2014 at 6:16 PMClimate change is just an excuse to create self imposed austerity among the weak willed. There is no evidence that even extreme climate change will harm the human race, and it sure as hell won't harm the earth. The earth has been here a long time, and humans will adapt and overcome. Now it might cost some rich white people a lot of money.. but I'm OK with that. I'm surely more OK with that than telling people to self-impose rationing to save poor poor mother earth.
quote: Drought, starvation, flooding, death,
quote: You are an idiot. Assuming that climate change IS actually being mostly caused by humans you expect everything to just pan out for the poor and hungry nations that already don't have water or enough of a growing season due to heat?
quote: Even if humans are the main cause of the recent warming phase and even if that human caused warming continues into the future we can say fairly confidently at this point that climate sensitivity to CO2 is not as strong as was feared. We have after all just emitted in the last 20 years 25% of all the CO2 ever emitted since the industrial revolution and global temperatures have flat lined.
quote: So barring some kind of internal leak, the public can see who paid what candidate, but they can't see what the company got in return in the form of sealed contracts or subcontracts.
quote: Not true, unless the contract was from the "black" budget. Any federal contract in the regular budget is put on the fedbiz website for review by anyone/everyone.
quote: So far every Corporation I have worked for has included not only myself, a person, but also many other people in addition.
quote: My glass of milk contains milk, therefore my glass of milk is milk. Makes sense.
quote: Sorry, analogy police! If you want me to be more accurate, then I'll rephrase it to "My glass contains milk, therefore my glass is milk."
quote: On a more serious note, when there are separate laws and rights governing individuals and corporations, it is simply impossible to equate one to the other
quote: A corporation DOES include its employees.
quote: The laws don't define what something actually is. Everything ever done by any corporation is a choice by a person or people.
quote: My glass of milk contains milk, therefore my glass is milk. Makes sense.
quote: corporations are proxies for the people who work at them
quote: Global warming will solve itself as wind/solar/nuclear become cheaper. No need to rush right now.