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Six Degrees of Warmerization
SteynOnline, by Mark Steyn

Original Article

Posted By:MDMuskrat, 5/17/2014 11:16:56 AM

Among the documents requested from me in discovery by Michael E Mann´s Big Tobacco white-shoe legal team a couple of months ago was this column of mine from 2009: (snip "Climategate" wasn´t only about the science - "Hide the decline" et al. It was also about the general thuggishness with which Mann and his gang treated anyone who disagreed with them, however mildly: The science is settled. Got it? Nice little peer-review journal you got here. Shame if anything were to happen to it. The joke "investigations" conducted in the wake of Climategate chose to let the Clime Syndicate skate.

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Mitzi, you´ll love this one; Mark gives us a few more memorable phrases to add to your "Mann made global warming. How about "Clime Syndicate"? Read on.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Doctor P, 5/17/2014 11:50:42 AM     (No. 9852351)

the discovery process should be illuminating

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Reply 2 - Posted by: catfur27, 5/17/2014 12:08:34 PM     (No. 9852366)

..saw on the tv news that it snowed in Chicago yesterday ( May 16)...???...but the sheep will bleat to you - with a straight face - that " excessive snow is caused buy global warming " ...no sense trying to reason with lib-logic

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Lcomstaff, 5/17/2014 12:25:47 PM     (No. 9852389)

Please ask permission to post from a blog and not a news source.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: wsdiego, 5/17/2014 12:26:16 PM     (No. 9852390)

It´s not a science, it´s a cause!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Hazymac, 5/17/2014 12:35:53 PM     (No. 9852400)

Steyn was born to enlighten and entertain, with a healthy dollop of wisdom, as he does here.

The über-litigious Michael Mann seems to think that this case will be decided by individuals as ideologically blinkered as himself, Obama, and the Gorons, and that the idea of "settled science" will supersede the singular contributions of renegades like Galileo and Einstein, who bucked the establishment and turned accepted "scientific" fables onto their heads and changed the world by advancing understanding. Real scientists have the humility to understand that what they believe to be so may be shown not to be so by dispassionate scientists of the future.

Today´s so-called "climate deniers"--what an asinine moniker--like Roy Spencer, Patrick. J. Michaels, Ian Plimer, S. Fred Singer, and the 31,000 scientists who signed the Oregon petition which casts doubt on significant anthropological global warming, will almost certainly be tomorrow´s authorities, leaving the likes of Phillip Jones and Michael Mann in the same leaky boat with disgraced Soviet Trofim Denisovich Lysenko*. Let them sink.

Mann loves threatening his critics, but if he lands in a disinterested court of law and has to face a real climate scientist, he will wish he had done as the cagier Gore has done: avoid all contact with anyone who doesn´t share your thesis. Don´t even debate them, because they will make you look as ridiculous as, say, James Delingpole says you are.

*(per Wikipedia) "Lysenkoism is used metaphorically to describe the manipulation or distortion of the scientific process as a way to reach a predetermined conclusion as dictated by an ideological bias, often related to social or political objectives." That describes to a "T" today´s climate alarmists.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: craige, 5/17/2014 6:11:24 PM     (No. 9852677)

I look at climate change (global warming) the same way is look at STHF doomsday preppers. With skeptism.

It is possible an increase in CO2 of 120 ppm (1.2 in 10,000) could make a difference in global average temperature. It is also possible civilization could end (STHF).

Both seem rather unlikely. 1.2 parts in 10,000 is an extremely small number. The entire world ending up back in the stone age, is also unlikely.

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