Thursday, December 10, 2009

I don't believe in human intelligence

Myron Ebell twitched in front of the Fox Disaster Business cameras before a dizzying swirling computer graphics montage depicting the fires of hell.

The "Fair and Balanced" network decided it was a good idea to debate him against his paymasters, Massey coal mining company.

Q: Tell us a little more about [the evil] Mr James Hansen, the climate scientist who dared to protest at the gates of the coal mining mountain.

Myron: Well, James Hansen is an astronomer who's specialty is the climate of Venus (lie, lie, lie!). He's often described as the world's leading climate scientists. I don't think this is remotely true, but he is certainly the world's leading scientific alarmist about global warming and of course he is making a spectical of himself all over the world, not just in West Virginia. He advised the people in Britain that they should commit acts of civil disobedience to close down a coal fired power plant. He's a little bit kooky, I think.

Q: Well, Don, it must be upsetting to you to have a person protested at your very plant to be a person on who's back a lot of this research is now based.

Don Blankenship (Massey Energy CEO): I think that some of us who have paid attention know it's been a hoax for a long time, and Mr Hansen is just a part of the big hoax.

Q: Well, the funny thing is, Myron, is he actually admitted to Scientific American about four years ago that he at one time deliberately exaggerated the dangers of global warming. He said, "Emphasis on extreme scenarios may have been appropriate at one time when the public and decision makers were relatively unaware of global warming issues." So he's essentially admitted that he did what Climategate shows a thousand times over.

Myron: Yes, that's right. Dr Hansen is the head of this small unit up at Columbia University that's part of NASA. They have one of the main temperature data sets, along with the one in England. Phil Jones, the head of the CRU who's now taken a leave of absence from his job because of his huge scandal. And in one of the emails he says, "Our dataset has a lot of problems, but it's really good and clean compared to the one done at NASA GISS. That's the one that Hansen is in charge of. So I think there's a lot of shenanigans going on here. They won't cough up the emails, the Freedom of Information requests to find out whether Gavin Schmitt, one of Hansen's boys uses NASA government time in order to do propaganda on behalf of global warming alarmism.

Q: Don, do you think that because of what's happened with climategate, and the more we find out the people on whose a lot of this legislation is based have had a chequered past to say the least, that the push for massive changes that would disrupt your industry and other industries in America is going to fail?

Don the coalman: I think it's going to fail, but I don't think they're going to quit trying because so much money's been invested in the windmill, solar panel, and all the other things that they have invested in.

Q: You think it will fail, but you think there will be a residual. Will it be enough to effect most businesses in the United States?

Don: Well, it'll effect some. I don't think the people who have advocated this will quit just over climategate because they've always shown that they will perpetrate a hoax, I don't think they will give up that easily. But windmills, solar panels, will double American's power bills. It will effect anybody who gets their power from those sources and fossil fuels, nuclear power or hydro.

Q: Myron, aren't there people at NASA that have questioned Hansen, some of them very recently?

Myron: Uh, yes. I think that the jig is up here. But as Mr Blankenship says it's going to cost us a lot of money even though they're probably going to fail. At some point in a war you probably know who's going to win, but that doesn't mean there might not be hundreds of thousands of casualties before the war is actually over. I think we're looking at major increases in energy prices as a consequence of this long alarmist campaign. It's not just the makers of solar panels. These scientists have gotten billions and billions of dollars in research money from federal tax money to promote this global warming scare story. So they're in it too.
Of course, we can ask what temperature records that Myron, Don and Fox Business News do rely on, or is their position based entirely on god-given faith, lies, convenience, and no data. Ignorance is strength!

Meanwhile, the Gistemp series is being worked on by volunteers on the Clear Climate Code project by volunteer programmers, while Myron combs through the CRU emails looking for stuff he can lie about.

What a downer. Here's a nice video to cheer you up.


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