Climate change denier senators seek to cut funds peddling myths

Facing a bill close to 2 billion dollars in ‘climate change related appropriations’, some US senators wrote a letter to Hillary Clinton asking for a ‘freeze further spending requests to implement international climate change finance programs’.

The senators felt that all the money would to go other countries in the name of so-called ‘climate impacts’ for no real good reason. They wrote:

In addition, several of the findings of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concerning the eventual impacts of climate change in developing countries were found to be exaggerated or simply not true.  We understand that reforms of the IPCC process are currently underway and we believe that no American taxpayer dollars should be committed to a global climate fund based on information that is not accurate.

Wait a minute. Senators giving their opinions about the IPCC? Michael Mann, a paleoclimate scientist at the Pennsylvania State University was quickly contacted. He was questioned on the senators pointing out errors in the IPCC  ‘climate impact’ findings. What did he think of their opinion of the IPCC report?

Michael Mann started off,

“This is a dishonest climate change denier myth,…”

He then went on to say that errors in the IPCC reports are not important because they are not in the summary for policy makers. I think he reads a specially printed version which only he has access to. He should read more.

IPCC Summary for Policymakers African crop yields assessment

One wonder what the senators will think of scientists like Michael Mann equating them to liars and ‘deniers’. Incidentally, Pennsylvania State University (PSU) has more sensible advice in handing out money for good causes.

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5 comments

  1. Oliver K. Manuel

    Perhaps the senators read the opening sentence to Chapter 2 in Sky Dragon Slayers:

    “Western science and Western forms of government face a self-inflicted crisis: Loss of public confidence caused by unbridled greed and selfishness and by the abuse of federal science as a tool of propaganda.”

    […]

    In my opinion, it is no mere coincidence that the collapse of constitutional government has been accompanied by the growth of unintelligible, bombastic, gobbledygook science.

    It is the way our government-funded “scientific-technological elite” communicates that the people are too ignorant to be in charge of government, as former President Eisenhower warned in his farewell address on 17 Jan 1961:

    […]

    Official jargon, and irrational, nonsensical science are made by the “scientific-technological elite” and repeated by those who wish to appear knowledgeable about Anthropologic Global Warming (AGW), Quarks, Gluons, God Particles, Axions, Dark Energy, Dark Matter, multi-Universes, etc., ad infinitum.

    Many have realized the tyrannical government climate science community violated the basic principles of science.

    The mayor of a small town in Oklahoma, Jerry Clinton Oliver, encountered tyrannical EPA “science” that threatened to close down the town’s water supply.

    […]

  2. Oliver K. Manuel

    Perhaps the senators read the opening sentence to Chapter 2 in the Sky Dragon Slayers:

    “Western science and Western forms of government face a self-inflicted crisis: Loss of public confidence caused by unbridled greed and selfishness and by the abuse of federal science as a tool of propaganda.”

    http://www.slayingtheskydragon.com

    In my opinion, it is no mere coincidence that the collapse of constitutional government has been accompanied by the growth of unintelligible, bombastic, gobbledygook science.

    It is the way our government-funded “scientific-technological elite” communicates that the people are too ignorant to be in charge of government, as former President Eisenhower warned in his farewell address on 17 Jan 1961:

  3. hro001

    I’m on typo patrol, again, Shub 😉

    “The senators felt that all the money would to other countries in the name of so-called ‘climate impacts’ for no real good reason.”

    I think you meant to say: “… all the money would go to other…”

    And while I’m here …

    “[Mann] then went on to say that errors in the IPCC reports are not important because they are not in the summary for policy makers.”

    Isn’t it odd that no error known to Mann and his ilk is *ever* important?! Kinda makes one wonder why the IPCC even bothers producing an “assessment report” if the only thing that matters is what’s in the SPM: the climate bible reduced to its lowest common denominator.

    As you say, Mann really should “read more”. He might want to begin his reading with a stop at http://accessipcc.com where he’ll find a fully annotated version of all 44 of AR4’s chapters (and verses).

    Then again, Mann might not be interested in knowing how many citations and/or references in any particular chapter happen to be the work of that chapter’s authors (and/or much, much more about any particular citation … beginning with a tooltip which displays the full details of the reference being cited).

    Trust me, your mouse will amaze you! As Donna Laframboise concluded in a post today:

    “AccessIPCC represents an enormous leap forward. We now have a more user-friendly – and immeasurably richer – way of evaluating the IPCC’s Nobel-winning report.”

    http://nofrakkingconsensus.wordpress.com/2010/12/07/a-powerful-new-research-tool/

  4. Shub Niggurath

    I’ve just started looking at the project. The end-result is an excellent resource. It goes without saying that this is a research tool and conclusions drawn can be irrefutable, if framed properly.