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Koch-funded climate change skeptic reverses course

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

  1. Flintlocker

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    http://www.latimes.com/news/politic...ptic-reverses-course-20120729,0,7372823.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. CitizenOfDreams

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    So, who funded this "intensive research effort"?
     

  3. hogfish

    hogfish Señor Member

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    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

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    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.
     
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    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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

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

    That's it?:dunno:
     
  7. mj9mm

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    follow the money trail, these guys get paid to come up with this crap, why would they want to work for living
     
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    callihan_44 INFIDEL

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

    series1811 Enforcerator. CLM

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    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.
     
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    Bren NRA Life Member

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    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. CitizenOfDreams

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    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.
     
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    Don't you care about your grand-grand-grand-grandchildren?

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  14. jeanderson

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

    wjv Zip It Stan Lee.. . .

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    I remember reading last year that Venus was also experiencing global warming. . Must be all those damn humans on Venus causing problems. .
     
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    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.
     
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