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  • Fired for ‘Diverging’ on Climate

    Color emphasis added by JR:
    Professor’s fellowship terminated for speaking out on global warming in the Wall Street Journal

    From Climate Depot: Fired for ‘Diverging’ on Climate: Progressive Professor’s fellowship ‘terminated’ after WSJ OpEd calling global warming ‘unproved science’

    Professor’s fellowship ‘terminated’ after WSJ OpEd declaring ‘the left wants to stop industrialization—even if the hypothesis of catastrophic, man-made global warming is false’. Prof. Caleb Rossiter: ‘Just two days after I published a piece in the Wall Street Journal calling for Africa to be allowed the ‘all of the above’ energy strategy we have in the U.S., the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) terminated my 23-year relationship with them…because my analysis and theirs ‘diverge.’

    IPS email of ‘termination’ to Rossiter: ‘We would like to inform you that we are terminating your position as an Associate Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies…Unfortunately, we now feel that your views on key issues, including climate science, climate justice, and many aspects of U.S. policy to Africa, diverge so significantly from ours’

    In an exclusive interview with Climate Depot, Dr. Rossiter explained:

    [snip]
    “I have tried to get [IPS] to discuss and explain their rejection of my analysis,’ Rossiter told Climate Depot. “When I countered a claim of ‘rapidly accelerating’ temperature change with the [UN] IPCC’s own data’, showing the nearly 20-year temperature pause— the best response I ever got was ‘Caleb, I don’t have time for this.’”

    [snip]

  • #2
    "climate justice?"

    Hoo-boy. Now they will tar and feather anyone who disagrees with them. Or maybe they will bring back burning at the stake to get justice.

    "Thou art accused of carbon loosing! Confess! Do you deny the AGW godhead? Burn witch!"

    Or maybe they could bring back the old witch dunking test. If the accused weighs less than a pile of carbon he is a witch, but if he weighs more and drowns, then he has successfully exchanged his life for carbon credits and although he has drowned he is vindicated as a true believer!

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    • #3
      Burn people? Nah, they would not do that. The method of execution that has the least impact on the climate?
      The greater number of laws . . . , the more thieves . . . there will be. ---- Lao-Tzu

      [T]he truth I’m after and the truth never harmed anyone. What harms us is to persist in self-deceit and ignorance -— Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Truthseeker View Post
        Burn people? Nah, they would not do that. The method of execution that has the least impact on the climate?
        lol....
        Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbnueb2OI4o&t=3s

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Truthseeker View Post
          Burn people? Nah, they would not do that. The method of execution that has the least impact on the climate?
          "recycle the witch!!!"

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          • #6
            Science is settled in the courtroom these days. This may get there too.
            Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

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            • #7
              "Climate Justice" is a hoot.

              A few prominent climate scientist heads on pikes outside the climatology department might cool their ardor a little bit, maybe they'll even start using normal people words again.

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              • #8
                AGW has become a religion, not a science.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jedidiah View Post
                  Science is settled in the courtroom these days. This may get there too.
                  Climate change will inevitably get to court but not to decide the science but to decide who is going to pay the compensation.
                  http://www.theguardian.com/commentis...te-change-case
                  “I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.” ― Oscar Wilde
                  “And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence” ― Bertrand Russell
                  “not all there” - you know who you are

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by firstfloor View Post
                    Climate change will inevitably get to court but not to decide the science but to decide who is going to pay the compensation.
                    http://www.theguardian.com/commentis...te-change-case
                    right. the third world will make the first world pay for global warming...?

                    it will never happen. You know why? Because if it every came to that, I bet that all of a sudden they will "find" science that proves global warming was never a problem in the first place.

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                    • #11
                      Sounds like a 'think tank' doesn't want to pay people to publish views they disagree with. Wouldn't conservative 'think tanks' do the same thing? Should the Pope hire a spokesperson to advocate against papal infallibility? Well, yes, but unfortunately it doesn't happen that often.
                      βλέπομεν γὰρ ἄρτι δι᾿ ἐσόπτρου ἐν αἰνίγματι, τότε δὲ πρόσωπον πρὸς πρόσωπον·
                      ἄρτι γινώσκω ἐκ μέρους, τότε δὲ ἐπιγνώσομαι καθὼς καὶ ἐπεγνώσθην.

                      אָכֵ֕ן אַתָּ֖ה אֵ֣ל מִסְתַּתֵּ֑ר אֱלֹהֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל מוֹשִֽׁיעַ׃

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by robrecht View Post
                        Sounds like a 'think tank' doesn't want to pay people to publish views they disagree with. Wouldn't conservative 'think tanks' do the same thing? Should the Pope hire a spokesperson to advocate against papal infallibility? Well, yes, but unfortunately it doesn't happen that often.
                        Indisputable.

                        I just wanted to present the quote recorded at the bottom of the OP.
                        Last edited by John Reece; 06-14-2014, 07:24 PM.

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                        • #13
                          More re Professor Caleb Rossiter
                          March 18, 2013: Unpublished (surprise) letter to the New York Times on the direction of causality between temperature and carbon dioxide.
                          To the Editor, New York Times:

                          The Times’ campaign to prop up the faltering hypothesis that industrial gasses have led to catastrophic climate change reached a nadir with a news article (February 28: Study of Ice Age Bolsters Carbon and Warming Link) implying that an increase in global carbon dioxide levels 20,000 years ago caused the end of the ice age, beginning the 20 degree rise in global temperature since then. The causality, of course, is in the other direction: every 100,000 years for many millions of years the earth has gone through a 20-degree temperature cycle that is perfectly correlated with the change in earth’s orbit around the sun from circular to five percent elliptical. In the middle of these cycles it is well-known that changes in temperature and carbon dioxide reinforce each other, but at the extremes, it is the reversal in temperature that drags carbon dioxide along with it.

                          The mechanism through which the change in orbit works its magic is poorly understood, because the warming power of such an orbital shift is insufficient to trigger such a reversal in temperature. But it is certain that the seas and land begin to release their stored carbon dioxide in response to this mechanism during ice ages, and to absorb it from the atmosphere at the high end of the cycle, which happens to be at the present day. In contrast, there is no posited mechanism by which carbon dioxide suddenly decides to lift itself out of or dump itself into its sinks all on its own, reversing the runaway rise or decline in temperature.

                          Unlike the news article, the study in the March 1 issue of Science cited by the Times is exploratory, careful, and thoughtful. It focuses on one geographic region to study the time lag between increases in temperature and carbon dioxide. It uses new techniques to estimate that the time lag could be quite small, but notes that both increases in that region could have been responses to changes already underway elsewhere on the planet. And it most certainly does not make former vice president Gore “right” in the misleading segment of his well-known climate talk in which he implies that because temperature and carbon dioxide “go together” we are soon due for an explosion in temperature from increases in industrial carbon emissions, rather than the inevitable decline the elliptical cycle tells us is on the way over the next 80,000 years.

                          Caleb S. Rossiter

                          Adjunct professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics and School of International Service, American University

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by John Reece View Post
                            Indisputable.

                            I just wanted to present the quote recorded at the bottom of the OP.
                            Yes, it is a good quote. It may sound all to familiar to theologians who have gotten in hot water with the Vatican!
                            βλέπομεν γὰρ ἄρτι δι᾿ ἐσόπτρου ἐν αἰνίγματι, τότε δὲ πρόσωπον πρὸς πρόσωπον·
                            ἄρτι γινώσκω ἐκ μέρους, τότε δὲ ἐπιγνώσομαι καθὼς καὶ ἐπεγνώσθην.

                            אָכֵ֕ן אַתָּ֖ה אֵ֣ל מִסְתַּתֵּ֑ר אֱלֹהֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל מוֹשִֽׁיעַ׃

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Sparko View Post
                              right. the third world will make the first world pay for global warming...?
                              it will never happen. You know why? Because if it every came to that, I bet that all of a sudden they will "find" science that proves global warming was never a problem in the first place.
                              The only possible excuse the industrialised countries will have is that if, when they discovered the problem they did their best to fix it. The deniers are working to obfuscate and cover up the wrongdoing which might make a legal defence more difficult in the long term.

                              https://royalsociety.org/~/media/Roy...nce-causes.pdf

                              “… have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” – Romans 1:20 (imagining Paul talking about climate change)

                              https://royalsociety.org/policy/proj...idence-causes/
                              “I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.” ― Oscar Wilde
                              “And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence” ― Bertrand Russell
                              “not all there” - you know who you are

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