Date: Mon Mar 9 16:07:44 2009

Author: John Hubisz

Subject: Re: Climate Change - Is it Controversial?

Post:

Any scientist who does work in the field with results that do not agree
with the politically-held belief finds that funding stops. I know of
none who would classify global warming as a fraud. Most claim that it
is a natural phenomenon that we can readily manage without these
outrageous proposals that are guaranteed to weaken our society.

Many will argue (economists especially) that this is too much like
opening a walnut with a sledge hammer. (I am sure I could think of
something better, but I have other things to do.)

John

trappe@physics.utexas.edu wrote:
> Perhaps the following article will underscore the NON-scientific
> aspects of the upcoming meeting.
> http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/09/science/earth/09climate.html?ref=science&pagewanted=all
>
>
> I am curious about John's implied meaning to scientists retiring and
> finishing out grants as an explanation for their new-found scientific
> knowledge of global warming as a fraud. Sounds more like "don't
> confuse me with facts, my minds already made up"...Karl
>
>
> Quoting John Hubisz :
>
>> *Someone said,
>>
>> (Yes, it is cut and dry for the majority of scientists - but it is
>> not so
>> for the general public.)*
>>
>> *I responded,
>>
>> That is not true.* There are at least 32,000 scientists (9000
>> physicists) who do not think that it is "cut and dry" and more are
>> joining them as as scientists retire and finish out grants.
>>
>> And if the general public includes weathermen/meteorologists and
>> economists that adds to the group.
>>
>> John Hubisz
>>
>>
>>
>> Bill Norwood wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi Taplers,
>>>
>>> I thought there was no remaining question
>>>
>>> that we are threatened by climate change
>>>
>>> that will do major physical and economic damage
>>>
>>> if we don't change our ways.
>>>
>>> But these guys, involved in the March 8-10, New York,
>>>
>>> International Conference on Climate Change,
>>>
>>> including some physicists, don't think so.
>>>
>>> http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2175921/posts
>>>
>>> Anybody got insight?
>>>
>>> Thanks, Bill Norwood, U of MD at College Park
>>>
>>
>
>

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