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Koch-funded climate change skeptic reverses course

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by Flintlocker, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. Flintlocker


    Jul 1, 2011,0,7372823.story

    Muller is a long-standing, colorful critic of prevailing climate science, and the Berkeley project was heavily funded by the Charles Koch Charitable Foundation, which, along with its libertarian petrochemical billionaire founder Charles G. Koch, has a considerable history of backing groups that deny climate change. In an opinion piece in Saturday’s New York Times entitled “The Conversion of a Climate-Change Skeptic,” Muller writes: “Three years ago I identified problems in previous climate studies that, in my mind, threw doubt on the very existence of global warming. Last year, following an intensive research effort involving a dozen scientists, I concluded that global warming was real and that the prior estimates of the rate of warming were correct. I’m now going a step further: Humans are almost entirely the cause.”
  2. So, who funded this "intensive research effort"?

  3. hogfish

    hogfish Señor Member

    Aug 4, 2005
    That's the 1st thing that popped into my mind. :rofl:

    On another note, I've always thought man made polution had to have some effect on the planet, including climate, so I'm always as careful as I can be.

  4. cowboy1964


    Sep 4, 2009
    And how many scientists and whatnot have gone the other way recently? A heck of a lot more.

    Ok, say it's real. What would you like to do about it? Bankrupt the planet going green (which wouldn't work anyway - the technology simply isn't there). Or kill off 4 or 5 billion people. Those are your choices.
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2012
  5. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

    Apr 23, 2008
    Oh, you mean like the fabricated data? :rofl:
  6. countrygun


    Mar 9, 2012
    So, a man who was paid to say one thing, got paid more to say something else?

    That's it?:dunno:
  7. follow the money trail, these guys get paid to come up with this crap, why would they want to work for living
  8. callihan_44

    callihan_44 INFIDEL

    Aug 19, 2010
    man made global warming is a money making scam, period
  9. series1811

    series1811 Enforcerator. CLM

    Exactly. I'll start worrying about global warming, when I see Al Gore, the liberal supreme leader on this issue, get worried about it.

    Right now, all I see is him making money off of it, and not changing his lifestyle one iota.

    To liberals: that's what we call a clue.
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2012
  10. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

    Jan 16, 2005
    I'll start worrying when they discover a way to make me live forever - not much is going to happen in the next 30-50 years.
  11. Climate change. Get with the program. We don't know whether the climate will get colder or warmer, but it will be man's fault. Pay up.
  12. Don't you care about your grand-grand-grand-grandchildren?

  14. jeanderson

    jeanderson Toga!... Toga! Platinum Member

    Apr 11, 2012
    The number of people who are converting from human-caused climate change theory to climate-skeptics is much greater. I wouldn't put much importance on this article. Of course, the media will run with it, especially the NY Times.
  15. countrygun


    Mar 9, 2012

    Go away. I'm Bait'in
  16. wjv


    Jan 17, 2002
    Pacific NW
    I remember reading last year that Venus was also experiencing global warming. . Must be all those damn humans on Venus causing problems. .
  17. One thing is for certain, Muller is looking out for Muller (not that there is anything necessarily untoward about that) and is will willing to sell out to the highest bidder. Does that make him a free-marketer, a capitalist or a prostitute? You decide.
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2012