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The Global Warming Hoax: How Soon We Forget

by F. Swemson,  also on American Thinker Nobody has ever offered a more succinct indictment of the global warming hoax than H. L. Mencken, who said: “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins,…

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Cargo Cult Science

by Richard Feynman Introduction The speech is reproduced in the book Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! and on many web sites. He based the phrase on a concept in anthropology, the cargo cult, which describes how some pre-scientific cultures interpreted technologically advanced visitors as religious or supernatural figures who brought boons of cargo.

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Opposing Alarmist and Scientists Letters to US Congress, Jan 2011

18 Climate Alarmists versus 82 Climate Scientists ____________________________________________________ 1. Open Letter by 18 Climate Alarmists (pdf) January 28, 2011 To the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate: The Importance of Science in Addressing Climate Change As you begin your deliberations in the new 112th Congress, we urge you to take a fresh…

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Singer: The Cancun Climate Capers

by S. Fred Singer, American Thinker Today, Nov. 29, marks the beginning of the Cancun COP (Conference of the Parties [to the Kyoto Protocol]). This is the 16th meeting of the nearly two hundred national delegations, which have been convening annually since the Kyoto Protocol was negotiated in 1997 at COP-3.

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How core values influence belief in global warming

by Dr. Ed Berry, Daily Inter Lake, Montana, Sunday, August 15, 2010 (Page C7) Morrie Shechtman gave a talk in Kalispell on August 6 illustrating how core values differ between liberals and conservatives. The one value that stood out to me was that liberals tend to consider themselves as “fragile” while conservatives tend to consider themselves…

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Open Letter Supporting Nuclear Power in America

John A. Shanahan, Corresponding Author [PDF]660 Detroit St.; Denver, Colorado 80206Tel. 303 399 0393; E-mail: acorncreek2006@gmail.com February 1, 2010 Dr. John P. HoldrenDirector, Office of Science & Technology Policy, Executive Office of the PresidentWashington, D.C. (by e-mail, fax, regular mail) cc. Dr. Steven Chu, Secretary Department of Energy, (by e-mail, fax, regular mail)24 member Committee—National…

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The Wisdom of 1946: The Bear that Wasn’t

Believers in global warming who believe they prove their belief true by denigrating and black-listing opposing scientists would do well to hear this story. In 1946, Frank Tashlin’s book and MGM record of “The Bear that wasn’t” began teaching a whole generation of kids about logic in a 10-minute story, enjoyed by all ages. We…

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Don’t “Do Something” about Climate Change

by Harrison H. Schmitt Americans should think long and hard about their children’s future before giving up liberties and incomes to politicians in Washington and at the United Nations in the name of “doing something” about climate change. Given how little we actually know about climate, as well as great uncertainties in what we do…

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What Scientists Really Say About Global Warming

Here’s what scientists say: 2007: 101 key scientists contradict the IPCC Report. 2008: 650 scientists, over 12 times the 52 signers, dissent at the UN meeting. 2008: Japan Geoscience Union symposium survey showed 90% of participants do not believe the IPCC report. 2009: 700 key scientists sign the Senate report (Inhofe) debunking man-made global warming…

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How they are turning off the lights in America

by Dr. Ed Berry (posted September 2009) On October 31, 2009, the Columbia Falls Aluminum Company, once the largest aluminum plant in the world, will shut down because it cannot purchase enough electrical power. Based in Flathead County, Montana, the shutdown will cost American some industry and some jobs. How did this happen in America? America…

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Berry: Global warming is DOA

Letter to The Daily Inter Lake, Kalispell, Montana, on Sunday, March 29, page C9. by Edwin Berry Through March 15, 2009, 14 major weather stations in Alberta recorded their lowest March temperatures since the 1880s. Canadian weather stations broke these records on March 10: Edmonton International Airport reported an overnight low of -41.5 C, smashing…

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Klaus: The problem is the majority of rational people do not pay attention

by Vaclav Klaus Climate Forum, Kongresshotel Seepark, Thun, Switzerland, October 9, 2008: Current priorities do not fall from the sky. They reflect our way of looking at things, “die Weltanschauung”, which characterizes our era. Its formation started decades ago. I see it in the culture, philosophy and ideology of the 1960s and 1970s which in…