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Social climber
the Wastelands
Aug 19, 2013 - 01:08pm PT

Climate Change Denial book now available!

Climate Change Denial by Haydn Washington and John Cook The book Climate Change Denial: Heads in the Sand, by Haydn Washington and John Cook and published by UK publisher Earthscan, is now available for sale. You can order from Earthscan, Amazon or NewSouth Books (for Australians).

The book examines the phenomenon of climate change denial. It looks at the many techniques of literal denial, where 'skeptics' deny the evidence for man-made global warming. It exposes denial within governments, who make a lot of noise about climate change but fail to back it up with action. And it examines the denial within most of us, when we let denial prosper. This book explains the climate science and the social science behind denial.

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Aug 19, 2013 - 02:37pm PT
Blah blah blah blah. Your problem, chief running mouth, is that you don't understand the science, can't bother to learn the math behind the models, then when you get schooled on it, change the subject with some "who gives a sh#t ?"response, insult the scientists explaining it to you as zealots, and post pics of Cairo, arrogantly presuming that you understand what those people are thinking (Newsflash: you don't).

Frankly this is more of a response than you deseve. You're too arrogant to stfu and listen for a change.

I'll just go back to posting humpy barfing dog photos.

Mountain climber
La Mancha
Aug 19, 2013 - 02:56pm PT
What a complete ass you make of yourself on each and every post. To believe that The Dalai Lama had never "been to school" completely discounts his 18+ years of intense religious study, earning him the equivalent of a PhD in Buddhist Mysticism granted only after a 3 MONTH PUBLIC ORAL EXAM.

Lincoln may have dropped out of public education in 4th grade, but he spent years educating himself with the legal and social texts of the day, allowing him to sit for and pass the Bar Exam.

You should follow their examples and not be such a uneducated putz.

Mountain climber
La Mancha
Aug 19, 2013 - 03:19pm PT
Brilliant retort! You got me there!

Just like the old adage about thinking everyone else is insane, you might try looking in the mirror regarding the intelligence of your detractors...
rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Aug 19, 2013 - 03:30pm PT
I'll give you the benefit of doubt Ed and subscribe your lack of real world observations to direction bias from being in the grips of the mass hysteria movement that is CAGW. You said, "the temps did not decrease for decades". Look again at the GISS 1999 graph posted by The Chief and you'll see a decline into the 1970's and then a sudden rise upwards. Other graphs show the pronounced spike of the super El Nino of 1998. Now, what this 1999 graph and many other unaltered temp reconstructions show clearly is that their is no linear increase of temps following increased atmospheric CO2 content. Rather, the global climate responds both immediately and in varying degrees of delayed action to the overpowering forcings of solar maximas and oceanic oscillations. We have now entered a prolonged period of global mean average temp stagnation and solar activity and oceanic oscillations point to the distinct possibility of a pronounced and prolonged cooling period. Sure, their will be localized hot and cold spots, perhaps even more pronounced in the near future from the sharp phase transition we are in, but as the global mean temperature flatline or actual decline of the last dozen years, the prolonged northern hemisphere winter of 2013,the severe European winters of the last 3 years, the recovering sea ice, the distinct polar cooling, the distinct overall u.s. summer 2013 cooling (twice as many cool records versus warm records this year), the growing antartic sea ice and down trending continental temps show, the CO2 forcing is very feeble compared to natural variation.

Aug 19, 2013 - 04:03pm PT
^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^

Chief knows everything. Just ask him!

SF bay area
Aug 19, 2013 - 04:55pm PT

Mountain climber
Aug 19, 2013 - 05:05pm PT
And this one, NEVER went to "School"

That's quite an uninformed post re. H.H. the Dalai Lama.


The Dalai Lama's education as a Buddhist monk began in earnest when
he was six. **After eighteen years of intense study, he graduated with the
equivalent of a Ph.D in Buddhist metaphysics**. It was granted after a
three-month oral examination in public before thousands of monks and scholars.

In 1958 he took preliminary examinations at each of the three monastic
universities, Drepung, Sera and Ganden. The final examination was held in
1959 at the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa. That morning, the young scholar was
examined by 30 scholars of logic. In the afternoon, he debated Buddhist philosophy
with 15 scholars, and in the evening, 35 more scholars tested
his knowledge of the canon of monastic discipline and metaphysics.

The Dalai Lama passed with honours, attaining the highest academic degree
of Geshe Lharampa, while under intense political pressure from the Chinese to
capitulate to their demands to take over Tibet.


His Holiness began his monastic education at the age of six. The
curriculum consisted of five major and five minor subjects. The major
subjects were logic, Tibetan art and culture, Sanskrit, medicine, and
Buddhist philosophy which was further divided into a further five
categories: Prajnaparimita, the perfection of wisdom; Madhyamika, the
philosophy of the middle Way; Vinaya, the canon of monastic discipline;
Abidharma, metaphysics; and Pramana, logic and epistemology. The five
minor subjects were poetry, music and drama, astrology, composition and
phrasing, and synonyms. At 23, His Holiness sat for his final examination
in Lhasa’s Jokhang Temple, during the annual Monlam (prayer) Festival in
1959. He passed with honors and was awarded the Geshe Lharampa degree, the
highest-level degree, equivalent to a doctorate of Buddhist philosophy.
rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Aug 19, 2013 - 06:15pm PT
Didn't the Dalai Llama get run out of Tibet by atheists? Aren't these the same type of people, by and large, who are supporting the CAGW scare in an increasingly transparent attempt to seize the freedoms and prosperity of the citizenry? What special kind of ignorance does it take to follow such fools?

Aug 19, 2013 - 06:21pm PT
Wow Rick. That's deep too.

Social climber
the Wastelands
Aug 19, 2013 - 06:27pm PT

It IS the Atheists who are behind taking away our freedoms and liberties!

godless pagans, lepers, barfing dogs

Atheists have a secret agenda to
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Aug 19, 2013 - 06:35pm PT
The book examines the phenomenon of climate change denial. It looks at the many techniques of literal denial,

A sneak peek?

Intro: Why Genghis Khan Never Gave a Horses Ass About Climate Change
Chapter 1 : There Is No Climate Change
Chapter 2: Even If There Is Humans Aren't Causing It
Chapter 3: Even If Humans Are Causing It There Is Nothing Those Pathetic Earthlings Can Do To Stop It.
Chapter 4: You're All Gonna Die Anyway And Humans SUCK! Hahahahahahahahaha!
Epilogue: You All Deserve It.


The Granite State.
Aug 19, 2013 - 06:39pm PT
Just like CHILOE screaming to save the Natives of the North environment. When they have far bigger and devastating problems that need attention. Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 70%+ Unemployment etc.

That's yet another ignorant statement in your long list.

Academics specialize. Chiloe talking about alcoholism and unemployment in northern native communities would be akin to, well, you talking about climate change.

It's simply not your area of expertise, just like alcoholism and unemployment aren't Chiloes areas of expertise.

Yours is a flawed logic, and it leeches into your discussions of science.

Why do you keep doing this to yourself? You're making yourself seem like more of a joke to be ignored with every post you make.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Aug 19, 2013 - 07:10pm PT

rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Aug 19, 2013 - 07:23pm PT
Yes Norton, I thought you would appreciate that-from another thread. Actually though,it's fascists disguised as socialists wrapped in the cult of scientism for public consumption.

Fort Mental- I pioneered retroactive abortion discussion some years ago with the term " post partum abortion", its never too late. Now, if all these fools that preach deindustrialization and the concept of mankind as a disease on the body of the Earth would just practice what they preach by self curing their disease the rest of us could carry on without discord amongst each other while directing our discontent against the real enemy-big business and big government.

Aug 19, 2013 - 07:29pm PT
It's not surprising you're a fan of that illiterate fascist ditz from Alaska.

Boulder, CO
Aug 19, 2013 - 07:45pm PT
rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Aug 19, 2013 - 08:42pm PT
The facts, Ed, speak for themselves. The character assassination, career destruction, exclusion from publication, the derision, all originated from the CAGW side towards those that dare question the holy grail. Well, the dire predictions have failed to materialize, the scientists pursuing alternative explanation given voice, the public is awakened, and now the calamity Joe's and Jane's cry foul when getting back their own medication.

The surest way to destruction of our environment is to follow the radical deconstruction of our energy mix as laid out by the more rabid amongst the enviro's. If your spokespeople would have been a little calmer, rational, and compromising in their policy recommendations a slow but steady change could have been accomplished. Look what's happening in Europe, the grid is often near collapse, the people are in revolt, the economy is suffering partly because manufacturing is moving to parts of the world with lesser costs. Not much pollution has been averted it has just transferred elsewhere. Here, we are awash in good, clean, cheap energy right underfoot in the old industrial heartland where it is most needed. Already, because of substitution od NG for coal for a good part of power generation, the "dreaded CO2" emissions have been reduced to 1990 levels-by far the world's largest reduction even compared to those signatory to the Kyota Protocols. With the full embrace of natural gas, nuclear, hydro, geothermal and R&D for other real renewables that actually work, this stupid CO2 scare would fade away with the now cooling climate.

Sport climber
Aug 19, 2013 - 10:25pm PT
The 'global-warming-is-real-because-we're-paid-to-say-it-is' crowd
must really be depressed at all the volcano's puffing out vast loads of
planet chilling gases.
No warming is their worst nightmare coming true.


Ice climber
the ghost
Aug 19, 2013 - 10:38pm PT
Where would the US be without scientists?
And by scientists, I mean bright, well educated men and women who observe, think, calculate, and persevere, despite the opposition of uneducated louts.

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