[Vision2020] Junk Science On Climate Change

Ted Moffett starbliss at gmail.com
Tue Apr 22 13:21:30 PDT 2008

Roget et. al.

Thanks for the info on the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine
petition, etc. on climate change.

Some information on who they really are, a small connected group who have a
slant on this issue that is rather transparent, and how they published this
"scientific" paper, is at the URL immediately below.  Down lower, there are
links to extensive discussions debunking the claims of the OISM on climate
change, and a link to discussion of the retraction of a paper authored by
Willie Soon, one of the authors of the OISM paper, resulting in the
resignation of research editors:

Quote from the sourcewatch URL above:

Robinson was not even a climate scientist. He was a biochemist with no
published research in the field of climatology, and his paper had never been
subjected to peer review by anyone with training in the field. In fact, the
paper had never been accepted for publication anywhere, let alone in the NAS
Proceedings. It was self-published by Robinson, who did the typesetting
himself on his own computer. (It was subsequently published as a "review" in
*Climate Research<http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Climate_Research&action=edit>
*, which contributed to an editorial scandal at that publication.)

None of the coauthors of "Environmental Effects of Atmospheric Carbon
Dioxide" had any more standing than Robinson himself as a climate change
researcher. They included Robinson's 22-year-old son, Zachary, along with
astrophysicists Sallie L.
Soon <http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Willie_Soon>. Both Baliunas
and Soon worked with Frederick
the George
C. Marshall Institute<http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=George_C._Marshall_Institute>,
a Washington, D.C., think tank where Seitz served as executive director.
Funded by a number of right-wing foundations, including
the George C. Marshall Institute does not conduct any original research. It
is a conservative think tank that was initially founded during the years of
the Reagan administration to advocate funding for Reagan's Strategic Defense
"Star Wars" weapons program.
Consider promotion of creationism and criticisms of evolution as a
scientific theory, and petition signers to this approach.  Maybe evolution
is a false theory.  But among professional biologists who are the most
qualified to address this issue, there is an overwhelming consensus in favor
of evolution of life over billion of years.  There is also a current
consensus among professional climate scientists that human CO2 emissions are
altering the Earth's climate.

Petition to doubt evolution:


Info on the "science" behind the OISM climate change paper:


More detailed dissection of the OISM pseudo-science effort on climate



One of the authors (Willie Soon) of the paper presented by OISM on climate
change published a paper that led to its retraction and the resignation of
research editors in the journal "Climate Research."  In short, this journal
was caught publishing junk science:


Vision2020 Post: Ted Moffett

On 4/22/08, lfalen <lfalen at turbonet.com> wrote:
> Ted
> See www.oism.org/project. 19,000 scientists have signed a petition saying
> global warming probably is natural and probably not a crisis. This does not
> mean that we should not be concerned about the air pollution, oil and and
> the environment, only that we should address the problems honestly.
> Researched should be encouraged to improve air quality. We should drill
> everywhere the is a possibility of finding oil. At the same time we should
> encouraged the market to develop alternative energy sources. There are food
> shortages around the world and people are starving. Research should be done
> on more drought resistant plants and on desalinisation. Desalination is
> currently too expensive. Work needs to be done on reducing the cost.
> Roger
> -----Original message-----
> From: "Ted Moffett" starbliss at gmail.com
> Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 21:52:24 -0700
> To: vision2020 vision2020 at moscow.com
> Subject: [Vision2020] Al Sharpton & Pat Robertson Together
> AddressingClimate Change
> > When I first read that Al Sharpton and Pat Robertson would appear
> together
> > in commercials to advocate action on climate change, I said I would not
> > believe it till I saw it.  I just saw it on FX channel, running during
> the
> > film "One Hour Photo" with Robin Williams:
> >
> > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhmpsUMdTH8
> >
> > Let's see... If Nick Gier and Douglas Wilson appeared together in public
> to
> > advocate action on climate change, would this be a comparable local
> event?
> > But we know that Wilson, Courtney, et. al., appear to march in lock step
> > opposing the overwhelming scientific evidence that anthropogenic climate
> > change is a serious problem.  We read Courtney at right-mind discussing
> the
> > "church of global warming," as though the evidence for the problem is
> not
> > based on valid science.  This view requires a complex psychoanalytic
> > deconstruction, given it originates from someone embedded in a
> > fundamentalist religious perspective.
> >
> > Hmmmm....a fertile theme for future Vision2020 posts...
> >
> > Ted Moffett
> >
> >
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