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Oregon Orgone Petition. Intl. J. Inact., 2:50–52
The global warming ‘skeptics’ are at it again. RealClimate reported that the neoliberal Cato ‘Institute’ was spamming climate scientists in order to get signatures for its petition against global warming regulation. And now that the petition’s published, we have the International Climate ‘Science’ Coalition claiming that the petition was signed by “over 100 climate scientists”.
- Charles R. Anderson, a materials analyst;
- J. Scott “I ignore all of climate science and I say it’s all wrong!” Armstrong, a marketing professor;
- Robert Ashworth, a coal technologist;
- Edward F. Blick, a professor of petroleum and geological engineering;
- Mark Campbell, a chemistry professor;
- Richard “I have a Ph. D.! Honest!” Courtney, a Methodist preacher;
- Susan Crockford, an archæozoologist;
- James “Orgonomy” DeMeo, whose day job involves, um, working with a type of super-duper psychic energy known as “orgone”;
- Michael “global warming is an anti-civilization, anti-nuclear conspiracy!” Fox, a retired nuclear scientist and chemistry professor;
- Ivar Giæver, a Nobel Laureate who does research on biophysics and superconductors;
- Kesten Green, who does economic forecasting;
- William “Aztecs! Kepler! Darwin! Romans!” Happer, another nuclear physicist;
- Kevin Kemm, yet another nuclear scientist (what’s up with nuclear scientists?);
- James A. Marusek, who is… guess what… yet another nuclear scientist! (sploosh)
- Ross McKitrick, an economist; and
- Brian Valentine, a petroleum expert.
Basic arithmetic tells us that the signatories clearly do not include “over 100 climate scientists”.
Then again, since this is just another example of climate inactivists trying their best to be wrong, why should this silly petition and its promoters even deserve a serious response? With this in mind, I hereby present to you this poster, by yours truly:
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Update 2009-04-01: Added a Digg button for this post below, so that you can Digg the above poster. 🙂 Also, Capital Climate finds a number of meteorologist cranks among the signatories.
Another update 2009-04-01: Oops. There are actually 116 signatories, not 112. To make up for this error, I added Anderson, Ashworth, Blick, and Crockford to the above list.
Update 2009-04-02: The Digg widget seems to be broken. I’ve replaced it with a simple link.
Update 2009-04-03: Now with a prettier Digg button. Also, the Cato Institute puts up a hilarious defence of the petition.
Update 2009-04-06: In comments below, John Mashey points out there are 115 names, not 116.