Thursday, December 30, 2010

'The Great Global Warming Swindle' swindle

This is old news, unfortunately it appears AGWHoaxers are steadfastly ignoring the accumulating evidence and now that Republicans have taken over the House they are redoubling their attacks on climate science.

Therefore, I think it is timely to share an excellent resource for examining point by point the many claims made by Martin Durkin's film, 'The Great Global Warming Swindle.'

The Great Global Warming Swindle” is itself a Fraud and a Swindle
by Bill Butler

“The Great Global Warming Swindle” (DVD/video/movie) is a pseudo-documentary in which British television producer Martin Durkin has fraudulently misrepresented both the data involved and scientists who have researched global climate. Movie director Durkin has willfully misrepresented the facts about global warming just to advocate his own agenda. The program was originally aired on England’s “Channel 4” (The “Supermarket Tabloid” of the airwaves). In the past, “Channel 4” has had to broadcast a prime-time apology for broadcasting another of Martin Durkin’s “sleazebag” pseudo-documentaries.

“The Great Global Warming Swindle” is aimed at and appeals to the “Don’t bother me with the facts - I’ve already made up my mind” audience. There may be future media presentations by those who wish to promote ignorant political viewpoints instead of presenting factual knowledge.

The one cardinal rule in science is that you do not misrepresent the data. But this is what the producer of this pseudo-documentary has done to try to promote his own opinions.
Durangobill's website offers an excellent starting point for folks wanting to discuss the great global warming swindle movie.

Friday, December 24, 2010

A peek at Political Advocacy Science: Singer, Christy, Douglass

"There you go again," I was told regarding my "Comparison of Tropical Temperature Trends with Model Predictions... examined." Of course I was accused of: "Bashing those you disagree with even though you do not have the scientific qualifications to do so. That's the kind of thing a zealot does."
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So here is a small sampling. Tell me if it doesn't seem like "science being politicized?":

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Comparison of Tropical Temperature Trends with Model Predictions... examined

A peek at Political Advocacy Science: Singer, Christy, Douglass

I've participating in a discussion forum over at the Center For Inquiry. Recently I joined Skeptic Society Forum at their Environmental Wars board. They have some dedicated "sceptics" and a couple AGWHoaxers, it’s made for an interesting discussion.
I present evidence and links, and they remind me I'm no scientist so have no right to share, or advocate, this information ~ thus they have the right to ignore the evidence of the real scientists I present them with.
A most classic “AGW sceptic” tactic: Kill the messenger. Ignore the message.
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In response to a request for an example of bona fide science studies disputing the "consensus of global warming":
: Perhaps you've seen this paper (just one example of many I could cite):
Douglass, D.H., J.R. Christy, B.D. Pearson, and S.F. Singer. 2007. A comparison of tropical temperature trends with model predictions. International Journal of Climatology, DOI: 10.1002/joc.1651.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Investigate the IPCC at’s - IPCC AR4 Guide

What looks to be an powerful new tool in the struggle to bring real science to the public has just hit cyberspace. IPCC at’s - IPCC AR4 Guide

A searchable database to the Fourth Assessment Report of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

A clear, easily searchable database to the Fourth Assessment Report of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and its hundreds of reports. You can do searches under contents, authors, or journals. The presentation of the pages is beautifully simple. The type is a clear crisp Ariel (or close) so it's readable, even with them fading eyes. I played around for a while and all the cascading links worked fine. NO unnecessary bells’n whistles that only serve to distract and delay download time…. meaning when you click a link it comes up fast - very very nice touch.

It’s brand new and its creator Miloslav Nic warns:

Monday, December 13, 2010

Deutsche Bank ~ Climate Change: Addressing the Major Skeptic Arguments

Well for skeptics who refuse to listen to those “untrustworthy” scientists, 
how about listening to one of the biggest banks on the planet?
I came across this incredible document that I just can’t resist sharing.  I’ve included the outline to give a taste of the breathe of this report.

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On September 8, 2010,
Deutsche Bank Climate Change Advisors (DBCCA) and the Columbia Climate Center (CCC) published a report responding to the major claims of climate change skeptics. The report, entitled “Climate Change: Addressing the Major Skeptic Arguments” aims to examine the many claims and counter-claims surrounding the current climate change debate. The report presents responses to the most prominent arguments of climate change skeptics, including claims that Earth is not warming; that any warming is not human-induced; and that warming is not harmful and does not require mitigation.
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