Monday, February 28, 2011

Planned Parenthood attacked by Colorado Rep. Tipton

Admittedly anthropogenic global warming is my pet issue, but I am aware of the rest of the world. Recently, I felt compelled to weigh in on the US House of Representatives plans to cut off funding to Planned Parenthood, an organization of critical health importance to women, couples and families.

Since Planned Parenthood is overshadowed by the abortion question I want to point out an essay written long ago, but that remains unsurpassed in it's humane examination of the issue: "Abortion, Right and Wrong" By Rachel Richardson Smith
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{The following is my letter sent to Congressman Tipton
and the Durango Herald - 3/6/11}:

Tipton Playing Politics With Women's Lives

Open letter to Congressman Tipton,
Recently, I called US Representative Tipton’s office to voice my objection to a bill (later passed) for cutting off funding for Planned Parenthood. I said it was a short sighted self-destructive choice. He sent me a reply starting off his justification for voting to shut down funding for Planned Parenthood: “I believe in protecting the sanctity of all human life. . .”

Friday, February 25, 2011

Another Climategate investigation, another vindication for scientists

Hot off the press, another investigation into the stolen CRU emails, and once again it was found that the scientists acted in good faith and are innocent of the extreme charges the media echo-chamber has been fabricating.
Sadly many will claim it just proves how all encompassing the scientific conspiracy is.

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Inspector General’s Review of Stolen Emails Confirms No Evidence of Wrong-Doing by NOAA Climate Scientists
Report is the latest independent analysis to clear climate scientists of allegations of mishandling of climate information

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Professor Ian Plimer ~ what a skeptic looks like

Professor Ian Plimer wrote "Heaven and Earth" debunking current climatologist's "consensus."

He’s a professor, we can trust him.
But what kind of professor writes books about climatology? A heavily invested Mining Geologist? Hmmm ... of course, so why shouldn’t he write about climatology portraying himself as an impartial expert? Not just any impartial expert, but the impartial expert poised to expose the seamy underbelly of the global climatology community. No matter, if his book reports science honestly it belongs. But, we the people, do have a right to expect him to portray that science accurately!

Geology Professor Plimer’s book “Heaven and Earth” promises

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Why We Need The IPCC

On February 19th the US House Republicans voted 244-179 to kill funding for the International Panel on Climate Change because they claim we can’t trust them and we don’t need their information anyways. (The bill has yet to pass the Senate.)

To appreciate why such thinking is shortsighted we need to understand what the IPCC actually is.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Highlights Index

The Denial Machine Keeps Cranking... an essay
January 20, 2011

“The Great Global Warming Swindle” is itself a Fraud and a Swindle ~ by Bill Butler ~
December 30, 2010

Open Letters to Lord Monckton and SPPI
{#11a} SPPI, Monckton, Seitz, WSJ - anatomy of a character assassination
{#11b} Monckton, Ferguson, SPPI, v. Dr. Ben Santer - anatomy of a character assassination
{#11c} Monckton, Ferguson, SPPI, v. Dr. Rajendra Pachauri (IPCC) - anatomy of a character assassination

August 10, 2010

Climate Change & Contrarians
March 7, 2010
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Regarding the speculative Village at Wolf Creek development please visit:

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Olden Goldies:
Reflections On Justice Sotomayor’s Confirmation Process
August 14, 2009
An Essay Concerning Our Weather
Nov/Dec 1995 and Nov/Dec 2005
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August, 2008:
Why start this blog?

A historic snafu in need of revisiting

There They Go Again........

What is Science's Sin?

God flowing into the Word

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Viscount Lord Monckton update ~

The information regarding Lord Monckton's political theater and mutilation of scientific data keep growing in leaps and bounds.

At Skeptical John Cook has gathered a treasure trove
and organized it under various headings: