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Systematic Chaos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:37 PM
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Need examples of climate researchers having their grants threatened for holding to the truth.
Do any of you have any instances you could link to, of climate researchers having their research money threatened for refusing to back down on their findings about global warming/climate change? I could really use them right now since I'm in a "debate" with some idiots on another board who refuse to see that anti-global warming propaganda provides many times more income to fossil fuel industries than the truth does grant money to scientists.

Thanks!
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Dogmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:41 PM
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1. James Hansen, at NASA, for most of the Bush Administration
Edited on Mon Jan-25-10 09:43 PM by Dogmudgeon
Just search a few of the terms, like "Hansen NASA climate threat".

It was extensivly covered.

--d!
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jimlup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:46 PM
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2. I found this article useful


Professor Pitman was a lead author on the IPCC's 2001 and 2007 reports. He is also the co-director of the Climate Change Research Centre at the University of New South Wales.

Professor Pitman says sceptics have used the IPCC's error to skew the climate change debate.

"Climate scientists are losing the fight with the sceptics," he said.

"The sceptics are so well funded, so well organised. "They have nothing else to do. They don't have day jobs so they can put all their efforts into misinforming and miscommunicating climate science to the general public, whereas the climate scientists have day jobs and actually isn't one of them.

"All of the efforts you do in an IPCC report is done out of hours, voluntarily, for no funding and no pay, whereas the sceptics are being funded to put out full-scale misinformation campaigns and are doing a damn good job, I think.

"They are doing a superb job at misinforming and miscommunicating the general public, state and federal governments."

And he says if scientists lose the climate change debate, it would be "potentially catastrophic".


http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/01/25/2800992.h...

The denier idiots always work this way. It is essentially a game of wack a mole. They put up stuff and you have to debunk it. All they have to do to "win" is to put up bunk at a faster rate than you can debunk. I think the best way to deal with them is to make a salient point or two and then ignore their foolish rants.
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rumpel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:52 PM
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3. Maybe there is some info in the archives at UCS
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