Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 9:38 AM EST
Suzanne Goldenberg, Guardian Newspaper
In the case of Climatology, you must be critical in order to be correct. With the notable exception of the Dr Josef Mengele School of Medicine, there has been no greater failure of science in all of history than the global warming fraud. And Mengele may be given more credit than he deserves.
Even the worst of us can serve as bad examples. Parents might want to use Arnold as proof that a decade of pumping both iron and steroids will atrophy your brain. And a note to the political puppetmasters, it is bad typecasting to place an action figure in a non-fiction environment.
Stop Gore Bull Warbling
Finally, the “US Climate Scientists Fight Back After Year of Scepticism” is how Suzy introduced the new “Climate Science Rapid Response Team” website, stocked with 50 claimed spokes-mouths for warming. This rescue team is the brain child of John Abraham, Scott Mandia and Ray Weymann, however it appears to be sadly stillborn. A visit to their website offers only a reply request form.
Dr John Abrahams, PhD Mechanical Engineering, University of St Thomas in Minnesota first popped up in June of this year with a rambling slide show attack on Lord Monckton. This effort was dismissed as poorly researched and with deliberately inaccurate misquotations. Lord Monckton made a complete rebuttal and it was thought that this well whacked mole would not reappear.
Following the stunning October 2010 resignation of 67-year member of the American Physical Society, Dr Hal Lewis over their poor behavior in the climate debate, there was an even more stunning reply from the society leadership. That prompted the embattled leaders to announce a forum for discussion. Dr Abrahams rushed forward claiming there were now 700 scientists at that site in support of the global warming hypothesis.
There have been 700 climate scientists being hand fed by the Feds for decades and it must have seemed reasonable they would jump at the chance to protect their gravy train. The Society quickly dispelled any involvement in this effort and when only 39 volunteers had stepped over the Abrahams’ line in the sand he withdrew to consolidate his power with his remaining new co-conspirators.
Web links show Scott Mandia as Professor of Physical Science at Suffolk County Community College. Ray Weymann is a retired Astrophysicist in Atascadero, California.
These three founders claim to have 50 volunteers and they have been able to answer up to five requests for information every day since opening their online think tank. Actually doing the math means that each volunteer can answer one question every ten days in what will be considered the science equivalent of the Maytag repair man.
For this effort Suzy claims they are “climate science super heroes”, making them a perfect match for our now displaced R20 action hero from Hollywood. Throw in a team of willing massage therapists for Al Gore and we could have another Academy Award winning documentary film in the making. But Suzy has one more trick for the mix.
Scratching around at the Washington Post and the blog site Think Progress, she was able to find two displaced GOP turncoats to sanity. Climate group thinkers Sherwood Boehlert and Bob Inglis railed against the Tea Party conservatives and warned that China was going to grab the lead in future green technology. You know, that technology where the Chinese build solar cells and windmills for us and coal fired nuclear generators for themselves.
“It is easier to be critical than correct” as British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli said in his speech of Jan 24, 1860. Somehow I think that any leader of that more rational age would view the current climate hysterics as insane. When something is incorrect it deserves to be criticized.