Climate Change: An Ethical Question ...
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I must take issue with last week's posting by my conservative colleague
In that scandal, according to the
While the disclosure of the E-mails admittedly has done a great deal of damage to one scientist's credibility on global warming, it has hardly taken the debate over climate change to the point where some conservatives seem bound and determined to push it: to discrediting otherwise overwhelming existence that Earth's climate is undergoing massive manmade change.
This is the point from which my difference with my colleague takes flight. He and other conservatives are insinuating that the Jones incident proves all science surrounding climate change is a hoax and liberals are using the hoax to try to bleed conservatives dry. Here's an excerpt from Roff's post:
You might think that the embarrassment accompanying the disclosure of these emails -- even the liberal
Even former New York Times conservative opinion columnist turned science writer
The story behind that graph certainly didn't show that global warming was a hoax or a fraud, as some skeptics proclaimed, but it did illustrate another of their arguments: that the evidence for global warming is not as unequivocal as many scientists claim.
But are his fellow conservatives listening to him?
Unfortunately, no. Well, they don't need to listen to their own or certainly to me for that matter.
But they ought to listen to the nonpartisan
Cities, states and countries are scrambling to adapt or are at least talking about it and setting aside money for it. Some examples:
* Engineers are installing "thermal siphons" along the oil pipeline in
* Researchers are uprooting moisture-loving trees along
* Desperately poor
A slew of hacked E-mail snippets are rolling around the Internet. Posted earlier this month, the E-mails were swiped from a server at the Climate Research Unit of the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, and contain exchanges between several top climate scientists discussing, among other things, how to make their data appear more impressive for publication. Not surprisingly ...
On one side of the table were the Democrats. On the other side, where the Republicans normally would have been, there were only empty leather chairs. This was the strange scene in a hearing room on Capitol Hill, where Senate Democrats were trying to take the next step on their climate change bill by passing it through the Environment Committee.
Why Some People Go Green and Others Do not
Why do some people love the Toyota Prius, but others couldn't care less about driving a hybrid vehicle? Why do some of your friends spend hours trying to reduce their carbon footprint, while others wonder what's the point of even recycling?
Despite pessimistic signs on Capitol Hill and internationally regarding action by the United States on climate change initiatives, the head of the World Wildlife Fund today predicted that the December climate summit in Copenhagen will draw up a framework for action that will prompt Congress to move on the critical issue
Global Warming E-Mails Scandal Doesn't Disprove Climate Change Facts | Kent Garber
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