Saturday, July 2, 2016

Marc Morano's imploding cabal of delusionals.

NY Post: ‘The imploding cabal to criminalize climate dissent’” reads the headline on Morano’s latest installment at his

Morano begins:
These know-it-alls claim there’s a “consensus” on climate change and what to do about it. 

Mr. Morano,

There certainly is a fundamental consensus on the basics of what climate science can tell us about our planet and the impact of humanity’s centuries long burning of ever more stupendous amounts of fossil fuels which release CO2 and other greenhouse gases into our atmosphere and oceans.  

It’s not that complicated, we live on a geophysical planet which behaves according to understandable dynamics.  Determined people aren’t that stupid.  Given resources there’s not much they can’t figure out, as the past centuries of progress make plain.  

Air Force scientists of the post WWII years certainly received the resources to study our atmosphere and how energy moves through it.  It wasn’t just the US either.  Working independently were Australian and Russian Air Force scientists along with other lesser players.  All in the interest of developing better weapons and communication.  Succeed they certainly did and by the seventies the fundamentals were resolved (Independently even! It’s not like the USSR or USA was sharing information back then) and it remains solid. 

As proof of that solidity we have an assortment of modern marvels that are absolutely dependent on a superb level of understanding of the radiative properties of our atmosphere.  It’s paranoid and thoughtless to believe it’s still up for debate.  That can only be done by remaining rigidly ensconced within one’s own echo-chamber.

“CO2 Science dependent modern marvels, For your consideration”

“Archive, Hanscom AFB Atmospheric Studies, Cambridge Research Lab”

We know how much fossil fuels humanity has been burning!

We know the physics of greenhouse gases and infrared radiation!

We know that because of this fundamental unavoidable physics that greenhouse gases act as atmospheric insulation, slowing down the escape of heat to outer space.  Scientists observe and measure this phenomena.

The consensus can be found in the fact that there are numerous modern marvels that would be impossible had Air Force scientists not nailed down a thorough understanding of our atmosphere’s radiative properties.

They understand the physical impact of increasing our “atmospheric insulation regulator” from under 300ppm to over 400ppm and rising.

We know that our atmosphere is holding in more heat and causing our climate system, including oceans and biosphere, to warm up.  It is happening, it is being observed.  Quibble about exact numbers all you want, it’s chump change to the big picture and you morano know it.  

Our planet is incredibly big and complex, to measure it with exactitude is exceedingly difficult.  The advances of the past decades have been downright miraculous.  The degree of understanding and the observational abilities and all that the information tells us is astounding.

But, not for you Mr. Morano,  you are a professional contrarian and PR guy.  
You make your living by dumbing down the public. 

You are one of those who deserves to be hauled before an objective judge to answer for your dirty tricks, malicious intellectual vandalism, and malicious slander toward competent honorable professionals who are doing an outstanding job.
MM writes:  And they believe that consensus is so broad that even prosecuting dissent would be a slam dunk. 
As usual you’re too busy painting your fantasist’s interpretation of reality,
to hear or try to understand what this is really about.  So on you blather.
Someday, reality will catch up with you.

It’s not about prosecuting dissent!
It’s about prosecuting malicious liars and tactical slanders who hide their dirty deeds behind “Freedom of Speech.”

Mr. Marc Morano, and pals, Freedom of Speech does not give you the right to fabricate malicious lies in order to harm others for your own gain !

Make no mistake that is what this is about!
MM writes:  Ostensibly, his suspicion, like that of a similar probe by Schneiderman, was that Exxon fraudulently downplayed climate change’s dangers to the public and its investors. …”

Yup, take a look at what is being talked about here:

EXXON, the road not taken.

Top executives were warned of possible catastrophe from greenhouse effect, then led efforts to block solutions.
SEP 16, 2015

After eight months of investigation, InsideClimate News presents this multi-part history of Exxon's engagement with the emerging science of climate change. The story spans four decades, and is based on primary sources including internal company files dating back to the late 1970s, interviews with former company employees, and other evidence, much of which is being published here for the first time.

It describes how Exxon conducted cutting-edge climate research decades ago and then, without revealing all that it had learned, worked at the forefront of climate denial, manufacturing doubt about the scientific consensus that its own scientists had confirmed.

SEP 17, 2015 
Outfitting its biggest supertanker to measure the ocean's absorption of carbon dioxide was a crown jewel in Exxon's research program.
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SEP 22, 2015 
The company chairman would later mock climate models as unreliable while he campaigned to stop global action to reduce fossil fuel emissions.
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OCT 8, 2015 
Throughout the 1980s, the company struggled to solve the carbon problem of one of the biggest gas fields in the world out of concern for climate impacts.
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OCT 8, 2015 
In the 1980s, Exxon lobbied to replace scarce oil with synthetic fossil fuels, but it glossed over the high carbon footprint associated with synfuels.
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OCT 22, 2015  
Collaborating with the Bush-Cheney White House, Exxon turned ordinary scientific uncertainties into weapons of mass confusion.
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NOV 25, 2015 
The cuts ushered in a five-year hiatus in peer-reviewed publication by its scientists and the era when the company first embraced disinformation.
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DEC 1, 2015 
Documents reveal Exxon's early CO2 position, its global warming forecast from the 1980s, and its involvement with the issue at the highest echelons.
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DEC 22, 2015 
Members of an American Petroleum Institute task force on CO2 included scientists from nearly every major oil company, including Exxon, Texaco and Shell.
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MM writes:  “Indeed, the claim itself is just another attempt to silence debate. 

No!  We want to silence malicious vandals intent on harming other’s right to learn.

I believe We The People have a right to listen to real experts, to hear the real truth about what’s going on with our planet, without being constantly out-screamed by a bunch of intellectual vandals.
MM writes:  The science is settled, they say. Anyone who disagrees must be a kook, a “denier.” …”

Anyone who wraps themselves within a hermetically sealed echo-chamber in order to ignore everything that doesn’t fit into their faith-based dogma, . . . deserves the label kook.

Anyone who thinks taking splinters of facts and weaving a bunch of crafty fables expressly intent on avoiding the flood of incoming evidence, deserves to be labeled a kook.

We have a real planet Earth and biosphere that we depend on for everything.  Pretending that you know god and that everyone else is the enemy, and that “greenies” are insane because they believe our planet’s natural systems need to be understood and protected . . . well, that too seems somewhat kookie. 
MM writes:  But it also drew outrage from First Amendment champions and those who saw the probes as an abuse of office. …”

Nah, it drew outrage from the echo-chamber who’s views on the First Amendment are decidedly one way.  From here it looks like they alone want limitless free speech for themselves and others will be trampled.


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