Thinking Like A Progressive

I see this line of reasoning almost every day

The only way that Steve Goddard’s evidence of data tampering could be correct, is if there was a giant conspiracy of all the world’s scientists.

Therefore Goddard must be just one of the thousands of Koch Brothers funded conspiracy nuts.

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29 Responses to Thinking Like A Progressive

  1. Yes, because there can be no data tampering without the approval of all the world’s scientists.

  2. philjourdan says:

    Alinksy’s rules. THey are trying to freeze the subject on a straw man,

  3. Send Al to the Pole says:

    Two points about this:
    1. Climate Conniption is a pagan cult religion. Religions can spread far and wide, and believers don’t need to meet and plot a conspiracy because they simply are indoctrinated into the cult.
    2. The entire climate scam is supported by a few handfuls of people at NOAA, GISS, NCDC, Berkely, and The CRU. Without their temperature scammery, the story falls apart. There would be no story of warming if even a few of these groups of people are investigated and replaced by legitimate scientists.

    • catweazle666 says:

      Up your medication.

    • Louis Hooffstetter says:

      Troll alert! It won’t be long before the opposition points to futuret’s posts as evidence that readers of this site are members of the lunatic fringe.

      Hang it up futeret. Regardless of whether you’re a genuine loon or a troll mole, your comments do NOT represent the beliefs or logic of the readers of this site.

  4. darrylb says:

    Anyone can check the raw data.
    Steve, has just been dutiful in doing so. and for that we should appreciate his efforts.
    Anyone who wants to challenge his tremendous amount of work should simply do so
    by making the effort. (and being honest)

  5. Marsh says:

    AGW / CC Propaganda is underpinned by a series of failed Predictions that involved a pending doom of Biblical proportions ; if that’s not a foundation for a nutty Conspiracy ; what is ?

  6. Dave N says:

    Apparently all the world’s scientists were involved in creating the temperature adjustments. Who knew?

    • stpaulchuck says:

      yeah, I love that fallacy/strawman. I blame all the lazy ones for not vetting the data they are basing their papers on. Any couple of real scientists would do the papers, look at the results, and then plow the data field to see if their inputs are bent.

      But then, that would end the gravy train. On top of that they can always cop out with the plaint that it’s “not their fault” the data was phony. “I mean, it came for normally trustworthy sources. How was I to know?” Ya can see that one coming from miles away.

    • Louis Hooffstetter says:

      Dave N: You’re either a troll, or you’re not paying attention.

      Government funded climastrologists in western countries are evaluating thermometer readings for God’s sake, not looking for the Higgs Boson. Why are they incapable of correctly recording and averaging empirical simple empirical data that most 9 year olds can handle? And why aren’t you royally pissed off and disgusted that these witch doctors refuse to properly assess the most basic and rudimentary of empirical data and follow the scientific method?

      Please feel free to disagree. But if you do, explain the witch doctors find it necessary to fabricate more than 30% of the temperature readings in this country. And also please explain the scientific validity behind the multiple adjustments to the empirical thermometer data that always have the effect of cooling the past and warming the present.

      It’s put up or shut up time Dave N! Explain to us why this is not fraud.

  7. Gail Combs says:

    “The only way that Steve Goddard’s evidence of data tampering could be correct, is if there was a giant conspiracy of all the world’s scientists.

    Therefore Goddard must be just one of the thousands of Koch Brothers funded conspiracy nuts.”

    ……
    Well they got it 1/2 right
    Therefore Goddard Gavin must be just one of the thousands of Koch Brothersgovernment funded conspiracy nuts.dishonest ClimAstrologists.”

    They were just following the WRONG money trail.
    The World Bank
    The World Bank’s Robert Watson was head of the IPCC.

    The Copenhagen talks broke down thanks to the Danish text leak: a secret draft agreement .. hands effective control of climate change finance to the World Bank

    The World Bank released a very inflammatory document: The World Bank 4 degree report:
    in full: ow(DOT)ly/foBEX and
    summary for policymakers: ow(DOT)ly/foBGN

    All the while the World Bank is lecturing the West on the evils of CO2 it has MASSIVELY increased its lending for Coal Plants!
    World Bank spending on coal fired plants in the third world

    World Bank: Record sums were invested last year in coal power.. (Much of this is money from the USA tax payer BTW)
    (wwwDOT)theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/599469/world_bank_invests_record_sums_in_coal.html

    More than 1,000 New Coal Plants Planned Worldwide
    (wwwDOT)climatecentral.org/news/more-than-1000-new-coal-plants-planned-worldwide-15279

    Coal’s not dying — it’s just getting shipped abroad
    (wwwDOT)washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/post/us-coal-use-is-falling-but-what-if-the-coal-gets-shipped-abroad/2012/01/30/gIQAV9DoeQ_blog.html

    The goal of Carbon Trading was to set up a worldwide trade in Carbon Credits (CCs), designed around a standard market mechanism, so that greenhouse gas producers could be penalized while greenhouse gas consumers could be rewarded. The easiest way to ‘consume’ CO2 is with trees so now The World Bank is deporting farmers form their farmland.

    World Bank Carbon Finance Report for 2007
    (wwwDOT)carbonplanet.com/navigating_the_carbon_economy

    The carbon economy is the fastest growing industry globally with US$84 billion of carbon trading conducted in 2007, doubling to $116 billion in 2008, and expected to reach over $200 billion by 2012 and over $2,000 billion by 2020.

    This is a fraud that produces nothing but poverty. It does not produce a single penny of wealth and instead acts as a short circuit across the advancement and wealth of an entire civilization.

  8. Gail Combs says:

    Sort of on topic from my old notes:

    Mann, Jones et al, in a nutshell. From Judith Curry:
    http://judithcurry.com/2013/08/20/scientists-and-motivated-reasoning/

    Once the UNFCCC treaty [UN Framework Convention on Climate Change ratified21/03/94] was a done deal, the IPCC and its scientific conclusions were set on a track to become a self fulfilling prophecy. The entire framing of the IPCC was designed around identifying sufficient evidence so that the human-induced greenhouse warming could be declared unequivocal, and so providing the rationale for developing the political will to implement and enforce carbon stabilization targets. National and international science programs were funded to support the IPCC objectives.

    Were [these] just hardworking scientists doing their best to address the impossible expectations of the policy makers? Well, many of them were. However, at the heart of the IPCC is a cadre of scientists whose careers have been made by the IPCC. These scientists have used the IPCC to jump the normal meritocracy process by which scientists achieve influence over the politics of science and policy. Not only has this brought some relatively unknown, inexperienced and possibly dubious people into positions of influence, but these people become vested in protecting the IPCC, which has become central to their own career and legitimizes playing power politics with their expertise.

    (No Wonder Mann et all hate her!)

    …I believe advocacy by climate scientists has damaged trust in the science. We risk our credibility, our reputation for objectivity, if we are not absolutely neutral. At the very least, it leaves us open to criticism….

    http://www.theguardian.com/science/political-science/2013/jul/31/climate-scientists-policies

    Love this from the comment section. It says it all.

    SteelyGlint says:

    “What’s the difference between a policy wonk who’s up to date with the science and someone employed as a scientist who is informed about the policy questions? Indeed, one might expect a possible career path to include a transition from scientific practitioner to policy adviser.”
    …………………….
    dave204 answers:
    As someone who worked for years in ‘policy’ and ‘advice’ I think that’s one of the funnier things I ever read. The qualities that take you forward as ‘policy adviser’ are not the qualities that help you to succeed in science. To put it bluntly, people who do well in policy advice are by and large people who are willing to make the figures/facts say whatever the politician/career loon wants to hear. Hope that helps.
    http://discussion.theguardian.com/comment-permalink/25632079

    That answer is certainly a keeper!

  9. stpaulchuck says:

    Aww come on guys! Where do I sign up for MY Koch brothers’ money? Ya know, friends share.

    • Who are the Koch brothers?

      • Gail Combs says:

        The EVIL right Wing Capitalists who sent a few paltry bucks to Heartland Institute as opposed to those nice progressive capitalists like the Rockefellers who send megabucks to Greenpeace, Sierra Club, WWF and the Climate Research Unit of East Anglia UK.

        • futuret says:

          I REALLY DO NOT CARE FOR ANY OF THEM. I WAS BORN IN WASHINGTON, D.C., TRUE I AM AN AMERICAN CITIZEN, BUT REALLY I AM NOT PATRIOTIC FOR ANY COUNTRY, AS EVIL AND CORRUPTED, WHO CAN SUPPORT ANYTHING. I LOOK FORWARD TO THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND JESUS CHRIST RETURN; HENCE, I CONSIDER MYSELF A CITIZEN OF THE HEAVENS, AND SO I SHALL REMAIN. I CARE FOR NO POLITICAL PARTY, BUT DO CONSIDER MYSELF A CONSPIRACY REALIST, AND WHEN JESUS CHRIST RETURNS, I SHALL NO LONGER HAVE TO BE A CONSPIRACY REALIST. I SHALL DIE AS MENTIONED.

        • Gail Combs says:

          futuret,

          I will give you the same advice I have given others.

          Leave religion out of it.

          I realize it is a large part of who you are but it wins zero points with many people. Stick to the facts as much as you can. Other wise you, and by your association with this site, Steve Goddard will be labeled as nuts and marginalized.

          We can not be afforded to be marginalized Steve’s message is too important. We need to wake the sleeping giant that is America.

    • oeman50 says:

      Count me in too, chuck! I could use some of that Koch kash.

  10. Gail Combs says:

    “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”

    The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly and with unflagging attention. It must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over. Here, as so often in this world, persistence is the first and most important requirement for success. ~“War Propaganda”, in volume 1, chapter 6 of Mein Kampf (1925), by Adolf Hitler

  11. Beale says:

    But “all the world’s scientists” must know, by the evidence of their senses, that 2014 was not the warmest year even in their lifetimes.

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