Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Checking In With The AGU Ethics Committee | Real Science

The science is so crystal clear, that ethics expert Peter Gleick felt the need to lie, steal, cheat and forge documents to prove his case.

More snow for California

It looks like the heaviest snow could move in by Thurday afternoon into Thursday night.”

Real Science report : Global cooling a factor in March record lows | Real Science

Global satellite temperatures show that 2012 has been below normal so far, and that many places (Alaska, Greenland, Siberia, Eastern Europe, Asia….) saw record cold and snow in March.

Remember : Only You Can Prevent Lodgepole Pines | Real Science

Lodgepole Pine trees depend on drought and forest fire to reproduce.

A scientist with half a brain might grasp the concept that drought and fire are a normal part of the climate cycle, and have been for hundreds of millions of years.

Chris Mooney still gets it hilariously wrong: Still projecting

I reproduce below some excerpts from a long article about the psychological theories of Chris Mooney. It is headed: "The Science of Fox News: Why Its Viewers are the Most Misinformed". I first reproduce Mooney's "proof" that conservatives are wrong to be skeptical about global warming and then excerpt his explanation of why that is.

Note that his only evidence for conservatives being wrong about global warming is that they DISAGREE with the authorities on the subject. He then explains that this is because they are authoritarian! The good old Green/Left black-is-white reasoning again! Ya gotta laugh!

Just a small point: He relies heavily in his thinking on the work by Robert Altemeyer on "Right-wing authoritarianism". He evidently overlooks the fact that, like most Leftist psychologists, Altemeyer has no idea what conservatives actually think. As a result, by Altemeyer's own admission, he found that his measure of "Right-wing authoritarianism" did NOT correlate with vote. In other words, about half of Altemeyer's "right wingers" actually voted for Leftist political parties. You can't make this stuff up!

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