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Sat Jul 28, 2012, 07:20 PM

Bombshell: Koch-Funded Study Finds ‘Global Warming Is Real’, ‘On The High End’ And ‘Essentially All’

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/07/28/602151/bombshell-koch-funded-study-finds-global-warming-is-real-on-the-high-end-and-essentially-all-due-to-carbon-pollution/

The Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature Study (BEST) is poised to release its findings next week on the cause of recent global warming. A forthcoming NY Times op-ed by Richard Muller, BEST’s Founder and Scientific Director, has been excerpted on a conservative website with the headline, “New Global Temperature Data Reanalysis Confirms Warming, Blames CO2.”

I have spoken with scientists and journalists familiar with BEST’s findings, and the excerpt appears genuine. Here is the money graf:

CALL me a converted skeptic. Three years ago I identified scientific issues that, in my mind, threw doubt on the very existence of global warming. Now, after organizing an intensive research effort involving a dozen scientists, I’ve concluded that global warming is real, that the prior estimates of the rate were correct, and that cause is human.

Yes, yes, I know, the finding itself is “dog bites man.” What makes this “man bites dog” is that Muller has been a skeptic of climate science, and the single biggest funder of this study is the “Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation ($150,000).” The Kochs are the leading funder of climate disinformation in the world!

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Response to deminks (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 07:24 PM

1. Wow. Good news. I guess. If it's not too late.

 

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Response to deminks (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 07:30 PM

2. Tomorrow: Koch-funded study by Heritage Foundation denies global warming.

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Response to Initech (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 07:41 PM

3. Tomorrow: Geo-Engineering...

The Narrative on Global Warming will Change Faster than "We've Always Been at War with East Asia"

The minute any tipping point is reached, the plans for Geo-Engineering will be revealed and all opposed will be labeled as "Weak Minded Liberals Who Hate Human Progress."

Yep, we'll be power hungry ones who want to take their NASCAR away and they will be the adults with the monopoly on Science.

Same as it ever was.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002513839


Sad thing is IF we hit a tipping point (and we very well may have) Geo-Engineering is the Hail-Mary pass.

See:



http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1017&pid=44079

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Response to Junkdrawer (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 07:59 PM

8. Well, the common folk won't stay in steerage on the Titanic if you tell them the boat's sinking.

Don't worry, the job creators and producers will be saved.

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Response to deminks (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 07:46 PM

5. Now that we are experiencing a severe drought...


and food prices are beginning to rise during a period of extreme unemployment, doubters may begin to think twice.

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Response to AntiFascist (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 07:48 PM

7. They already are.

 

70% of people believe climate change is real now. That's the 'tipping point' that matters.

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Response to deminks (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 07:48 PM

6. R#& & K n/t

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Response to deminks (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 08:10 PM

9. Gee: Was it the YEAR WITH NO WINTER? TORNADOES AND DRECHIOS?

THE DROUGHTS? TEN TIMES AS MANY RECORD HIGHS AS RECORD LOWS?

Nah..you just honestly reevaluated the data. That's the ticket!

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Response to deminks (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 08:16 PM

10. Hitler (Charles G. Koch???) Finds Out Climate Change is Real

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Response to deminks (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 08:46 PM

11. The very first time I encountered the word "ecology" about 3 decades ago it was in a

newspaper article about a guy, who had started out as a statistician I believe, out of Texas, who was consulting with the Fortune 500 on the matter of climate. I think they've always pretty much known what is going on and were just trying to stay in control of our reaction to it.

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Response to deminks (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 10:22 PM

12. They have decided it is the way to make lots of $$$. no other reason probably nt

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Response to deminks (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 10:36 PM

13. LOL: Peter Sinclair's (Climate Denial Crock of the Week) Take:

Cat’s Out of the Bag. BEST Team (re)Confirms Human Caused Warming. Duh.

A freakin’ genius, this one.


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Muller goes on to say how his analysis isn’t like that old IPCC analysis, it’s better, because it’s got the secret ingredient doctors recommend.

Or something.

Meanwhile, nothing in there about apologizing to the scientists he slurred and slandered in order to build up the visibility of his project. Thanks Richard. We now know what we knew 25 years ago.

http://climatecrocks.com/2012/07/28/cats-out-of-the-bag-best-team-reconfirms-human-caused-warming-duh/

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