Wow, some interesting background on William Happer, if you dare to look.
I love this part:
GMI used to restrict its funding sources to private foundations and individual donars to avoid conflict of interest, but in the late nineties, then GMI President Jeffrey Salmon wrote, "when the Institute turned its attention to the science of global warming, it decided it would appeal successfully to industry for financial support." This fall, the Institute received its first-ever grant from a corporate foundation-- the Exxon Education Foundation. (http://web.archive.org/web/200209130...rg/funding.htm)
According to Media Transparency.org, the Institute received $5,757,803 since 1985 from conservative foundations including the Castle Rock Foundation (Coors), Earhart Foundation, John M. Olin Foundation, the Sarah Scaife Foundation, Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, and the Carthage Foundation
Almost 6 million bucks over a 20 year period - Gee, what a shock what Happer's position would be......
Your ignorance is painful to witness.....
Good find Black. This reminds me of Fox. They talked about the outrage over David Letterman with "womens" groups. It turns out that the one group that they touted was a far right evangelical cadre of goose steppers..
I've always heard/read the overall scientific community agrees the earth was/is on a warming trend. However, I've always heard/read it's only a small group of scientists who believe this trend is a result of human activity.
I googled "majority scientists global warming" and the following article appeared on the front page.
Here are some articles stating a majority do believe it's man-made. Wiki especially sites numerous scientific organizations who support global warming. Again, all three of these were on the first page of my google search.
My conclusion would be that there really is no consensus.
At the same time, just to be safe, we should be taking measures to reduce polluting the Earth and depleting its resources.
Let's fast forward to 2012 and Malia Obama is about 14 (same age as Willow Palin now). Do you think Letterman would make a joke about Arod knocking up Malia? If so, what do you think the reaction would be? I firmly believe there would be justifiable outrage from the general public and Letterman would be fired much like Imus.
The third article just says that hundreds of scientists refute man made global warming but doesn't state who these scientists are or what they study. Either way, 'hundreds' is far from a majority of the field.
The fourth article doesn't make any claims about the % of scientists who disagree with the man-made theory, just that the opinions of most scientists shouldn't be given much weight because they don't directly study the causes of climate change (which is a reasonable argument). It does have some quotes from scientists that seem to suggest they don't believe in the man-made theory but the article doesn't make any claims about what the majority believe.
I'm not really trying to argue. We have different perceptions about what the majority of scientists think and I don't think someone can be wrong about what their perception is. I just thought your view was a little odd because I hadn't ever heard it before.
There's no such thing as a pretty good aligator wrestler.
Happer has a reputation to think about as well as his job with Princeton, if he were throwing out lies for a pay day would his job be in Jeopardy along with his credibility in the scientific community?
I love the old " a cabal of researchers want to continue to get federal funding" argument!
Who stands to lose more money? researchers who claim to find the earth is warming when it's really not...
Coal companies whose selling of fossil fuels are contributing to the earth is warming but deny it...
Gee, that cabal of greedy scientists really knows how to keep bilking the federal government of A LOT of money.
Give me a break.
Last edited by Black-n-Red; 06-26-2009 at 01:42 PM.
Your ignorance is painful to witness.....
I also want to say Australia is going against the man made global warming along with the Czech Republic and other countries. Are they on the take too?