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National Academy Of “Sciences” Plans To Attack Skeptics.

global warming is a hoaxHotAir has a great post up (link at bottom), go check it out.

I love how there are two sets of standards, one for the global warming bunch and one for the critics.

I have to give credit to Judith Curry in the section from the HotAir article.  She really seems, based on the statements she made, to get it.  If these “scientists” had been open and transparent from day one, they would have had no problems.  The issue is that they don’t want people to see that their “proof” is all smoke, mirrors, and grant money.

One researcher says that the plotting does nothing to build credibility for the science, which these very people undermined with their doomsday predictions in the first place:

Sounds like this group wants to step up the warfare, continue to circle the wagons, continue to appeal to their own authority, etc.,” said Judith A. Curry, a climate scientist at the Georgia Institute of Technology. “Surprising, since these strategies haven’t worked well for them at all so far.”

She said scientists should downplay their catastrophic predictions, which she said are premature, and instead shore up and defend their research. She said scientists and institutions that have been pushing for policy changes “need to push the disconnect button for now,” because it will be difficult to take action until public confidence in the science is restored.

“Hinging all of these policies on global climate change with its substantial element of uncertainty is unnecessary and is bad politics, not to mention having created a toxic environment for climate research,” she said.

“Appeal to their own authority” is a fairly elegant way of pointing out the hubris in AGW advocates who declared the science “settled” and began to brand everyone who questioned it as “deniers.”  Stephen Dinan reports that Stanford researcher Stephen Schneider accused Senator James Inhofe of “McCarthyesque” attacks for urging a criminal investigation into potential fraud in the AGW movement.  Schneider must have missed the calls from AGW advocates to have any weatherman who expressed doubt about global warming to be decertified as meteorologists, or questioning the patriotism of Americans who dare to question the sputtering consensus.

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