They are not lies.
He didn't read the article, just looked at some pictures.
ReedYoung has turned Huffington Post into a more toxic environment than you could imagine. And that's a shame, really, because Arianna Huffington had a great idea for people of ALL walks of life and ALL diverse of thinking to join and converse in a non-toxic manner.
Even her rules were simple.
ReedYoung somehow has escaped this ruling:
ReedYoung July 18, 2011 at 12:26pm
No, whinger, nobody is "giving some guy heck for even thinking there might be global warming."
I'm giving you heck for lying about the cause of global warming. The cause of global warming is carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases emitted by power plants and internal combustion engines, not nuclear testing.
Like I said... he didn't read the article at all.
But, he did look at the pictures....
and his lies are only similar to Dr. Bloomfield, only, she used an open suggestion of how many people believe there is man's hand in global warming...
ReedYoung, however, copy pastes whole articles and displays them (as if he had anything to do with them) and he cherry picks numbers:
Not only do 97%-98% of all climate scientists agree with the IPCC, the few who disagree are the least competent.
Well...that DOES sound like a majority, eh?
Of course he was counting on nobody noting the size of the sample:
Here, we use an extensive dataset of 1,372 climate researchers and their publication and citation data to show that (i) 97–98% of the climate researchers most actively publishing in the field support the tenets of ACC outlined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and (ii) the relative climate expertise and scientific prominence of the researchers unconvinced of ACC are substantially below that of the convinced researchers.
Little realizing that some of my first studies were not of global warming, but rather, study of scientists, engineers, and doctors (one up and coming doctor specifically) and found that there were about 2000 that believed that global warming is a natural trend, it will end, we'll have some chillier weather for a few years and it will start all over again. I then moved in concentric circles around the Continent of South America, looked at political events, studied time lapsed pictures of greenery turned to housing, factories, and business centers.
Later I would discover that China had about 1.5 million scientists, doctors, and engineers graduate in 2006. And their combined voice spoke whatever the policy of China said. And global warming was not at first in their vocabulary. Until they started seeing the effects up close and personal. They are 1.1 billion.
They can probably FEEL global warming.
But these figures don't phase mr. Know-it-all...
so, a meteor shower of insults, again.
And gathering steam because now, this is great fun.
Here's a guy who hypothesized that mankind's events could be read on world thermometers...and they CAN... and now it's OK to insult him to no end.
In essence, create the very environment that Arianna Huffington tried so hard to avoid. But then, she sold the online news group to AOL.
Maybe this is what it has become.
However, the duo problem is, I did get lazy because I'm not being paid to do this. I never did do the maps correctly, just superimposed three together, and compressed the one to where the dates matched.
I still had three other events to combine into the formula, and didn't get around to it because...
I have a life.
But that moron has pissed me off so much, I learned something new.
It can't be stopped.
That's right...read it again if you want.
It can't be stopped.
Scientists crying for money can't stop it, can't even slow it down.
Because there aren't enough scientists.
Well... then again, there's Albert Einstein.
6.60 billion; according to the CIA World Factbook is the population of the earth and siince "Science is a refinement of everyday thinking." (Albert Einstein) everyone is a scientist.
(Reed, YOU go tell the CIA they're wrong. I ain't touching THAT job with a ten foot pole!)
But, in this case, that is 100% correct.
PEOPLE have to do the work that needs to be done. Scientists just want to study the shit out of it, but for what reason, I don't know. They'll be leaving their data for a planet of plants and reptiles and bugs. Long live evolution and long live reincarnation!
What an odd crew.
I KNOW scientists. They are great folk.
But they are human, and that creates a problem.
Let's look, shall we?
Although atmospheric scientists had studied the problem for decades, global warming first emerged as a public issue in 1988 when James Hansen, a scientist, told Congress that his research, and the work of a handful of other scientists, indicated that human beings were dangerously heating the planet, particularly through the use of fossil fuels. …
From roughly 1988 to 1995, the hypothesis that burning coal and gas and oil in large quantities was releasing carbon dioxide and other gases that would trap the sun’s radiation on earth and disastrously heat the planet remained just that: a hypothesis. Scientists used every means at their disposal to reconstruct the history of the earth’s climate and to track current changes. For example, they studied the concentration of greenhouse gases in ancient air trapped in glacial cores, sampled the atmosphere with weather balloons, examined the relative thickness of tree rings, and observed the frequency of volcanic eruptions. Most of all, they refined the supercomputer models of the earth’s atmosphere in an effort to predict the future of the world’s weather.
infighting became commonplace. Disrespect of other specialists became the norm and civility took a back seat to the politics of getting money.
Money for satellites, money for some incredibly expensive tools, money for durable, money for traveling to some remote places on Earth, and money to travel to exotic locations, remote transmitting thermometers (what? they don't have enough YET? They've already worked out the math in the late 19th century, but, oh....now we need those thermometers!) money for paying back student loans because we have turned our universities into capitalist ventures instead of institutions of learning.
Cancún Agreements, gives the more than 190 countries participating in the conference another year to decide whether to extend the frayed Kyoto Protocol, the 1997 agreement that requires most wealthy nations to trim their emissions while providing assistance to developing countries to pursue a cleaner energy future.
At the heart of the international debate is a momentous tussle between rich and poor countries over who steps up first and who pays most for changed energy menus.
In the United States, on Jan. 2, 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency imposed its first regulations related to greenhouse gas emissions. The immediate effect on utilities, refiners and major manufacturers will be small, with the new rules applying only to those planning to build large new facilities or make major modifications to existing plants. Over the next decade, however, the agency plans to regulate virtually all sources of greenhouse gases, imposing efficiency and emissions requirements on nearly every industry and every region.
The coming to America was a failure from the Bush junior camp, of course.
"It'll work itself out" is the usual GOP stance. The problem with that concept is, it may work itself out via no people.
But then...maybe the whole thing is political?
Is there any proof of our hand in global warming?
Let me ask that a different way...
Is there any PROOF in the THEORY of man's hand in global warming.
And I'm sure as rain on a Summer's eve that Ascheron is smiling now, because that is the very question he posed at me and, I thought I had something.
But...the better question is, now,
Is it too late?
Is it too late?
"What good is doing it, then?" I'm asked.
Because I have a daughter, and a niece, and grand nephew and a grand niece, and I want them to have a safe planet to live on...
Because my girlfriend gave me a note from the deep past that is true...
We did not inherit this land from our ancestors.
We are borrowing it from future generations.
So, the closing will be temporary...I'll leave the Baskakov up for viewing because I like the concept of people laughing, and...
the zefrank link is a great exercise in growing up, so I'll leave both up in case ReedYoung drifts by to look at more pictures.