cite as: F. Bi. 2008. Face the science… face the science… Intl. J. Inact., 1:109–111
Alan Caruba, who apparently still thinks that the Heartland 500 list is a “petition”, wrote on this blog,
Why splash about visiting MoveOff sites when you can get it direct from the source? Come visit www.anxietycenter.com or if you are particularly masochistic, you can visit my blog at http://factsnotfantasy.blogspot.com.
Nice to watch you nibble around the edges instead of confronting the actual science. It would so boring if we had to talk about that.
Well, I just visited his blog. I was trying to find some science to confront, but I couldn’t find any. What I did find was the same old nonsense and opinionating; take this blog entry:
Recently, Dr. Roy Spencer, an atmospheric scientist who formerly worked for NASA, testified before a Senate committee. Free now to speak without the impediments of bureaucratic oversight, Dr. Spencer told the committee, “I am pleased to deliver good news from the front lines of climate change research.
“[…] we now have new satellite evidence which strongly suggests that the climate system is much less sensitive than is claimed by the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change…the warming we have experience in the last 100 years is mostly natural.”
Let’s see. Spencer’s testimony was made on 22 Jul, while he had been churning out inactivist ‘news’ as early as 2005. Did he mysteriously become free from the shackles of “bureaucratic oversight” between then and now? (Also, this is the same Spencer who argued that mainstream scientists have leftist bias and that most scientists agree with himself.) Caruba goes on:
Read that again, “mostly natural.” The notion that human beings have had any impact on the Earth’s climate, while absurd when compared to that of the Sun, the Oceans, and other natural factors, is now headed for the trash bin of really bad ideas.
It’s always amazing how global warming ‘skeptics’ incessantly doubt the mainstream position, while they unquestioningly hail every bit of ‘news’ coming from the inactivists as definitive proof that Greenism Is Doomed.
We have in this nation, an army of so-called scientists who devote themselves to conjuring up this kind of hogwash because it means a paycheck. The environmental scam has put their children through college, put a new car in the garage, and provided a vacation for the whole family. All they have to do is keep churning out idiotic, useless, and very expensive “research.”
I thought Caruba just said that global warming’s a conspiracy to attack capitalism. Jeez, can’t you guys just decide on one conspiracy theory each and stick with it?
Those getting this money are going to dine out on your hard-earned dollars and eventually tell you that various species of ticks and mosquitoes are known to transmit these diseases. This, I assure you, is already well established and well known, but you have just forked over $2.25 million to be told the obvious. […]
[…] In the meantime, I will give thanks to the sensible folks who, decades ago, before the advent of environmental charlatans, set up a mosquito eradication program to protect people from this well known transmitter of a variety of nasty, nasty, nasty diseases.
Yep, no more research needed. We already Know all the answers. There’s no global warming, and even if there is it’s completely natural, and in any case global warming is a type of mass hysteria and it’s a scam concocted by climatologists to earn money and it’s a leftist plot. Also, DDT is good for you… and given enough nukes, all bugs are shallow.
All hail skepticism!
(And again, where’s the science I’m supposed to confront? I’m still looking for it.)