Posts Tagged ‘persecution of skeptics’

Dr. Soon Comments on Alinskyite attacks

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

SPPI Note:  We at SPPI have known Dr. Soon for nearly two decades.  He is among the most humble, honest and honorable men we have ever know.  The false attacks on his work, reputation and character is both despicable and cowardly.

It is disturbing that Alinskyite tactics have spread to nearly every discipline and arena of public discourse, including climate science. 

Saul Alinsky, who is he? What is his legacy?  

See here:  http://westerncivilizationandculture.blogspot.com/2008/11/exposing-evil-saul-alinsky.html

And here:  http://www.bestofbeck.com/wp/activism/saul-alinskys-12-rules-for-radicals

Who is Dr. Willie Soon?  Who are his attackers?

See Here:  https://www.heartland.org/willie-soon

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Sourch:  Heartland Institute

Dr. Willie Soon

Dr. Willie Soon

Statement by Dr. Willie Soon

In recent weeks I have been the target of attacks in the press by various radical environmental and politically motivated groups. This effort should be seen for what it is: a shameless attempt to silence my scientific research and writings, and to make an example out of me as a warning to any other researcher who may dare question in the slightest their fervently held orthodoxy of anthropogenic global warming.

I am saddened and appalled by this effort, not only because of the personal hurt it causes me and my family and friends, but also because of the damage it does to the integrity of the scientific process. I am willing to debate the substance of my research and competing views of climate change with anyone, anytime, anywhere. It is a shame that those who disagree with me resolutely decline all public debate and stoop instead to underhanded and unscientific ad hominem tactics. (more…)

Climate Change Deniers Are Completely Insane

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Source:  Matt Walsh Blogcrazy

by Matt Walsh

Got this message yesterday from a very concerned climate change alarmist:

Hi Matt, I read you sometimes but I generally find you to be an assh*le. Just being honest. I also think you have a reputation (or you’d like to think you have a reputation) as someone who isn’t afraid to “tell it like it is,” but I think you haven’t earned that. Actually you are very afraid to challenge any republican talking point so you stick to the script on everything. I guess it’s more important to be invited to the parties than to tell the truth.

I’m wondering if you have the guts to address something and actually force your right wing readers to think for themselves. I’m getting really tired of seeing these idiots on Facebook who every time it gets cold or snows start gloating about how it “proves” there is no climate change. You’ve never outed yourself as a climate denier, and I know you like to consider yourself a logical person, so I’m hoping this is one area where you differ from your cohorts. These morons need to be put in their place. Colder temperatures and blizzards ARE CONSISTENT WITH THE SCIENTIFIC MODEL FOR CLIMATE CHANGE. This is why I could never be a republican. I can’t be a part of a group of anti-science climate deniers who would kill this planet if they were given free reign. Prove you’re really “controversial,” Matt, and call your people to task here.

-JM

Hi JM,

I agree with you. Honestly, I never addressed it because I never knew it was such a pervasive problem. But now that you’ve called my attention to it, allow me to be the first to say that climate deniers are lunatics. I’ll take it a step further than you even did, JM, and submit that climate deniers should be banned from teaching, voted out of office, and probably fired from any other job they might hold. Seriously, I can’t hardly believe that anyone could be so foolish and so delusional as to be a climate denier. (more…)

Greenpeace Activist Calls for Climate Change ‘Deniers’ to be Beheaded

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Source: http://www.breitbart.com/london/2015/01/25/greenpeace-activist-calls-for-climate-change-deniers-to-be-beheaded/

A climate change advocate, believed to be a Greenpeace activist and Guardian contributor, has called for the beheading of so-called “climate change deniers”, arguing the world would be a better place without them. The comments are merely the latest in a long history of warmists advocating the killing of people who question global warming dogma.

On January 21st, in it’s ‘Climate Consensus – the 97%’ section, the Guardian published an article entitled “Matt Ridley wants to gamble the Earth’s future because he won’t learn from the past”, which was illustrated with a fake, but nonetheless rather gruesome image of a severed head.

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By Their Language We Shall Know Them

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Source: No Frakking Consensusdonna

by Donna La Framboise

People who employ the word ‘denier’ in a climate context are silencing normal, healthy debate. 

Ben Pile is one of the most incisive and original thinkers in the climate sphere. His blog posts, at Climate Resistance: Challenging Climate Orthodoxy, are often long, but well worth a careful read. His latest effort examines recent online discussions regarding the use of an ugly epithet:

The word ‘denier’ is in the official climate change lexicon. It is not street slang. It is not shorthand. It is precise. It is deliberate. Its use is intended to service a political agenda.

This political agenda involves giving authority to entities that aren’t democratically accountable: (more…)

Vilifying realist science – and scientists

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Source: SPPI

Tsunami of Green Climate Cash

Tsunami of Green Climate Cash

Ultra-rich Green groups attack climate scientists who question “manmade climate chaos” claims

by Paul Driessen

Things are not going well for Climate Chaos, Inc. The Environmental Protection Agency is implementing its carbon dioxide regulations, and President Obama wants to make more Alaska oil and gas prospects off limits. But elsewhere the climate alarm industry is under siege – and rightfully so.

Shortly after Mr. Obama warned him of imminent climate doom, Prime Minister Modi announced that India would double coal production, to bring electricity to 300 million more people. Hydraulic fracturing has launched a new era of petroleum abundance, making it harder to justify renewable energy subsidies.

Global warming predictions have become increasingly amusing, bizarre and disconnected from real-world climate and weather. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has confessed that its true goal is transforming the world’s economy and redistributing its wealth. More people are realizing that the actual problem is not climate change, which has been ongoing throughout history; it is costly policies imposed in the name of preventing change: policies that too often destroy jobs, perpetuate poverty and kill people. (more…)

The silence of the Anti Defamation League suggests they endorse defamation of climate skeptics

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Source: Wattsup

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ADL[1]I’ve waited several days for a response since I sent a letter last Thursday, I’ve checked the ADL website, my Inbox, fax machine, and asked in the climate skeptic community if anyone has seen any response of any kind from ADL. None has been received. It seems that ADL chooses silence after making a hypocritical error that puts their organization in a very bad light. (more…)

Professor Calls For Climate Change ‘Deniers’ To Be Imprisoned

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Source: http://www.infowars.com/college-professor-calls-for-climate-change-deniers-to-be-imprisoned/ jail

Wants to criminalize questioning of the science on global warming

A professor with Rochester Institute of Technology has called for the incarceration of any American who actively disagrees that climate change is solely caused by human activity.

Lawrence Torcello, a philosophy professor with a Ph.D. from the University at Buffalo, published the comments as part of an essay submitted to the academic website The Conversation.

Torcello argues that malignant individuals, who he does not identify, are collectively organising a “campaign funding misinformation” about climate change. Torcello goes on to suggest that such activity “ought to be considered criminally negligent.” (more…)

Democrats talk about climate, rake in billionaire bucks

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Source: Washington Examiner

Democrats as Money Changers

Democrats as Money Changers

Democrats occupied the Senate floor all night Monday, talking about climate change. They didn’t try to advance any legislation, and they didn’t even try very hard to get media attention.

“The members know that serious climate change legislation stands no chance of passage in this divided Congress,” wrote the New York Times’ climate-change reporter, Coral Davenport. Beyond that, Democrats know that action on climate legislation would help Republicans take the Senate in 2014.

So why occupy the Senate floor talking about the issue? In short: Faith, identity and cash. (more…)

COLD SHOULDER: ABC, CBS Exclude Scientists Critical of Global Warming for More Than 1,300 Days

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Source: News Busters

Like a simple parlor trick, the networks are able to make skeptical scientists vanish, at least from the eyes of their viewers.

In some cases, the broadcast networks have failed to include such scientists for years, while including alarmist scientists within the past six months. ABC, CBS and NBC’s lengthy omission of scientists critical of global warming alarmism propped up the myth of a scientific consensus, despite the fact that many scientists and thousands of peer-reviewed studies disagree.

Neither CBS nor ABC have included a skeptical scientist in their news shows within the past 1,300 days, but both networks included alarmists within the past 160 days — CBS as recently as 22 days ago. When the networks did include other viewpoints, the experts were dismissed as “out of the scientific mainstream” or backed by “oil and coal companies.” (more…)

Obama’s Pseudo-Scientism

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

Source: National Review Online  al-gore-invent-global-warming-2

Too hot? Too cold? Regardless, it must be global warming.

By Victor Davis Hanson

President Obama came to California. He saw a drought. He announced the cause to be global warming and left. How accurate was the president’s diagnosis of harmful, man-made climate change in stopping rain and snow? First, a bit of a reminder about what the president has called “settled science.” (more…)

Personal Score-Settling Is the New Climate Agenda

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

Source: WSJ

SPPI 2013 Papers

SPPI 2013 Papers

The cause of global carbon regulation may be lost, but enemies still can be punished.

Surely, some kind of ending is upon us. Last week climate protesters demanded the silencing of Charles Krauthammer for a Washington Post column that notices uncertainties in the global warming hypothesis. In coming weeks a libel trial gets under way brought by Penn State’s Michael Mann, author of the famed hockey stick, against National Review, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, writer Rand Simberg and roving commentator Mark Steyn for making wisecracks about his climate work. The New York Times runs a cartoon of a climate “denier” being stabbed with an icicle. (more…)

Rat Snake Bob [Ward]

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Source: No Frakking Consensus

Yellow Rat Snake

Yellow Rat Snake

by Donna Laframboise

A UK parliamentary committee. A Canadian journalist. A rat snake.

Bob Ward says I uttered a “a number of inaccurate and misleading statements” when I appeared before a UK parliamentary committee in January 2014. His accusations have no basis in fact.

Ward is the Communications Director of both the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy. I am mentioned by name in paragraphs 1 and 2 of the third page of Ward’s five-page submission – dated February 2014 and available here. My written response to Ward’s false allegations is here (3 pages). Some things worth noticing: (more…)

Calling the Global Warming Charlatans “Nazis”

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Source: Warning Signs Nazi-Adolf-Hitler-Wallpaper-Logo

OPINION

By Alan Caruba

On February 20th, the noted meteorologist, Dr. Roy W. Spencer, fed up with being called a “denier” of global warming, posted a commentary on his blog titled “Time to push back against the global warming Nazis.” 

“When politicians and scientists started calling people like me ‘deniers’, they crossed the line. They are still doing it,” said Dr. Spencer. “They indirectly equate (1) the skeptics’ view that global warming is not necessarily all manmade nor a serious problem with (2) the denial that the Nazi’s extermination of millions of Jews ever happened.” The Holocaust happened, but global warming’s latest natural cycle ended about 17 years ago and, as a lot of people have noticed, it has been getting cold since then. (more…)

Skeptics Smeared As Holocaust Deniers, ADL Silent

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Source: Popular technology

Inappropriate Comparisons Trivialize the Holocaust” – Abraham Foxman, ADL Director

While the ADL moved quickly to denounce Dr. Spencer, it appears unwilling to defend him and other climate skeptics from reprehensible analogies to “Holocaust deniers”.

Ellen Goodman

Let’s just say that global warming deniers are now on a par with Holocaust deniers.

– Ellen Goodman, Boston Globe (2007) (more…)

Another Climate-Left Inquisitor

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Source: FOX News

The science lives here

The science lives here

Critics are slamming Reddit over a single moderator’s decision to ban climate-change skeptics from contributing to its science forum, attacking the move as “political censorship.”

In an op-ed titled “Reddit’s science forum banned climate deniers. Why don’t all newspapers do the same?” Nathan Allen — who described himself a Ph.D. chemist for a major chemical company and a moderator on Reddit’s “/r/science” forum — explained his decision to wipe comments from some users he dismissed as “problematic.” (more…)