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AGW Hysterics Turn On Funding for Other Science Branches

Post by Corlyss_D » Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:11 am

Delicious! with a dash of racism thrown in!

BREAKING NEWS: Top Aussie climate scientist goes feral on skeptics and fellow scientists

One of Australia's most outspoken scientists has this week rubbished the team behind the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, describing the project as nothing more than a "nuclear billiards machine" and saying the money should be devoted to paying for more climate change research instead.

Ian Lowe, emeritus professor of science, technology and society at Griffith University in Brisbane, has been in New Zealand for a low-profile crisis meeting on how to get climate change back on top of the public list of concerns.

The meeting brought together not just climate scientists from New Zealand and Australia, but also social scientists who've been asked to come up with strategies on how to manipulate public opinion. Additionally, key sympathetic business leaders like Air New Zealand's Rob Fyfe are understood to have attended.

As part of the conference, the NZ Government funded Science Media Centre, a climate change propaganda unit, organised for select invited media to attend a briefing from Professor Lowe, and NZ government social scientist Karen Cronin.

The briefing is a unique insight not just into the mindset of the climate science propaganda units, but in the sychophantic media willing to push their message unquestioningly.

During the hour long media briefing, Lowe

•ridiculed the scientists working on the Large Hadron Collider, saying money would be better spent by climate scientists
•argued that for propaganda purposes the media should hype-up individual weather events - such as floods in Mozambique - as proof of climate change
•claimed Hurricane Katrina was clearly caused by climate change
•claimed a conspiracy of white, Anglo Celtic elderly males was behind the skeptic movement
•with NZ government social scientist Karen Cronin advocated researching how to foment enough anger in the public that governments who refused to take climate action could be "pushed out of the way" in a political upheaval
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Post by jbuck919 » Sun Mar 14, 2010 6:28 am

I was intrigued by the ambiguous subject title. The ambiguity was probably unintentional, but the exaggeration probably not. This is one person calmly stating opinions, whatever you think of them, not plural "AGW hysterics." Here is a longer article with audio excerpts from the briefing:

http://briefingroom.typepad.com/the_bri ... tists.html


Ian Lowe wrote: •claimed a conspiracy of white, Anglo Celtic elderly males was behind the skeptic movement
Well, we already know you are exceptional. :) (On the one hand, he was referring to the situation in Australia and he did not call it a conspiracy. On the other, he did claim that they were an uneducated lot with bad habits.)

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Post by Teresa B » Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:49 am

:lol: Yeah, but it still doesn't prove climate change is not happening!

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Post by Agnes Selby » Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:07 pm

So sorry, but I do not understand the "dash of racism" heading.

Does the racism bit refer to New Zealand? Then it would be
rather strange. New Zealand is the least racist country in the world.
Before the large migrations to New Zealand during the 20th century,
50% of its inhabitants could claim Maori blood. I do not know if
it has increased as the new migrants marry into NZ society.
The New Zealanders I know are very proud of their Maori
grandmas and great grandpas. We have often vacationed
in New Zealand and the lack of racism has always impressed us.

By the way, New Zealand was the first country in the world
to grant suffrage to women. Tucked away at the end of the world,
it is a little paradise.

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Post by Corlyss_D » Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:16 pm

jbuck919 wrote:I was intrigued by the ambiguous subject title. The ambiguity was probably unintentional, but the exaggeration probably not. This is one person calmly stating opinions, whatever you think of them, not plural "AGW hysterics."
I know. I first had it singular, but then I got to thinking,"These kinds of arguments have a way of going viral. We are in political warfare over money with AGW. And we already know that Obama wants to contract out NASA's manned space program and use NASA to prove GW. He's ordered defense satellites taken out of their defense arrays to look for global warming. So there's some diversion of resources from important known menaces to a conjectural one. I'll make it plural."
Well, we already know you are exceptional. :)


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Post by Corlyss_D » Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:22 pm

Teresa B wrote::lol: Yeah, but it still doesn't prove climate change is not happening!
I'm relieved you decided that. I didn't put it up as proof of anything but desperation, and with the recession making money for frivolous ventures evern more scarce, the hysterics will look to other sciences to hijack their funding, as Obama has already done. If you had concluded the report proved AGW was wrong, I would have tried mightily to dissuade you from going there. :D :wink: For the record, I can't prove AGW is wrong, all I can do is ask the public policy question, "Is the existing science reliable enough to commit economic suicide for?" If it isn't or isn't yet, diverting all this capital and resources to it is madness.


Agnes:

This is why I mentioned racism:
claimed a conspiracy of white, Anglo Celtic elderly males
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