Monday, December 14, 2015

Sock-Puppet's Go-To Sources vs. Science Go-To Sources

Juxtaposing 'trusted' websites of "climate science skeptics" with those of "warmists". 

Recently I had a dialogue with a character who talked with much self-certitude - but little actual interest in the science, though he did try talking science-ie.  He also offered a number of links to support his arguments.  I made a tally and it's quite the Who's Who of political interests focused on promoting their agenda rather than global climate understanding. 

Then, this morning, I came across an interesting 22 item long collection by Peter Gaeta who (like me has taken the time to seriously investigate contrarian claims) put together "… some CRUCIAL links/information on global warming that have proven utterly accurate and reputable" and since he invites us to share his effort, I am happy to do it, particularly since it makes such a perfect contrast to my collection regarding science contrarian blogs.
You can find Gaeta's list following my collection of links.  Feel free to copy and pass along these interesting links to important information.

The names below are linked to revealing bios and further information:
CO2Science   (Craig   Idso}
WUWT   (Anthony    Watts)
SPPI   (Idso,   Carter,   Soon)
Freeman   Dyson {The ancient theoretical physicist and dreamer who's still pissed at the world for not allowing him to build his atomic bomb powered spaceship.}

Then there's Heartland Institute:
 "Heartland's policy positions, strategies and budget distinguish it clear as a lobby firm that is misrepresenting itself as a “think tank” - it budgets $4.1 million of its $6.4 million in projected expenditures for Editorial, Government Relations, Communications, Fundraising, and Publications, and the only activity it plans that could vaguely be considered policy development is the writing of a curriculum package for use in confusing high schoolers about climate change.
There will be more comment and analysis to follow on DeSmogBlog and elsewhere, but we wanted to make this information available so that others can also scrutinize the documents and bring their expertise to the task." 
Deep Climate – Heartland Institute Budget and Strategy Revealed 
Greg Laden – Anti-Science Institute’s Insider Reveals Secrets 
Planet 3.0 – Is turnabout Fair Play? 
Climate Crocks - How is Joe Bast like Joe Camel? 
Climate Progress - Heartland Documents Reveal Fringe Denial Group Plans to Pursue Koch Money, Dupe Children and Cultivate Revkin
PDF icon (1-15-2012) 2012 Fundraising Plan.pdf89.87 KB
PDF icon (1-15-2012) 2012 Heartland Budget (2).pdf124.62 KB
PDF icon 2 Agenda for January 17 Meeting.pdf7.4 KB
PDF icon 2010_IRS_Form_990 (2).pdf2.7 MB
PDF icon 2012 Climate Strategy (3).pdf96.56 KB
PDF icon Binder1 (2).pdf55.36 KB
PDF icon Board Meeting Package January 17.pdf6.84 KB
Here's a further collection of informative stories 


Now we get to what the folks who are alarmed about humanity's impact on our life sustaining planet have to say about what's happening on our one and only Earth:

I have studied global warming more than the vast majority of humanity, on my own time. I've delved into lengthy discussions, studies, papers, arguments, counter-arguments, and the ACTUAL data. 

I've listened to denier arguments and have given them an honest chance to be right about ANY of their arguments against global warming. 

Know what I found? Not a SINGLE denier argument holds water. 

In fact, global warming is not only real, it is absolutely anthropogenic (man-made), and presents serious serious problems. The ONLY debate within the field of climatology is NOT whether global warming is real or not... that debate was settled in the 1970's. 

The modern debate is whether global warming will be pretty bad or hellish, and whether that'll be in 100 years or 30 years. We're facing SERIOUS ecological collapses right now, on multiple fronts, it's time to get VERY sober about this and do what needs to be done.

Here are some CRUCIAL links/information on global warming that have proven utterly accurate and reputable:

CRUCIAL links/information on global warming that have proven utterly accurate and reputable:

Global Climate Change (NASA)

Global Warming (NOAA)

Climate Denial Crock of the Week (great great series)

Climate Science from Climate Scientists: Start Here

Global Warming & Climate Change Myths

How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic

Now Just 0.01 Percent of Climate Scientists Reject Global Warming

What really annoys scientists about the state of the climate change debate?

2014 Is Officially the Hottest Year on Record

Smoke, Mirrors, and Hot Air: How ExxonMobil Uses Big Tobacco’s Tactics to Manufacture Uncertainty on Climate Science

Global Warming's Deadly Denial


Koch Industries: Still Fueling Climate Denial

Not just the Koch brothers: New study reveals funders behind the climate change denial effort

Just 90 companies caused two-thirds of man-made global warming emissions

Exxon knew of climate change in 1981, email says – but it funded deniers for 27 more years

The Climate Deception Dossiers (2015)

Here’s what happens when you try to replicate climate contrarian papers

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