Corruption of Climate Science Has Created 30 Lost Years

dunce-instructingBy Dr. Tim Ball

Traditionally, the older scientists held to the prevailing wisdom and were challenged by the new, skeptical graduates looking for wider answers. In climatology, the opposite has happened. The so-called skeptics challenging the prevailing wisdom are the professors who have researched and taught the subject for 30 years or longer. Their knowledge is much wider than that of the new young scientists because climate science has stagnated for thirty years. All the funding was directed to only one side of climate science, and that was the side promoted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and accepted as the ‘official science’ by governments.

It’s now frightening how little climate science is known by both sides of the debate on human causation of global warming. I wrote this sentence before I saw a paper from Michigan State University that found,

Most college students in the United States do not grasp the scientific basis of the carbon cycle – an essential skill in understanding the causes and consequences of climate change.

The professor says students need to know because they must deal with the buildup of CO2 causing climate change. This discloses his ignorance about the science of the carbon cycle and the role of CO2 in climate. It’s not surprising, and caused by three major factors:

  1. a function of the emotional, irrational, religious approach to environmentalism;
  2. the takeover of climate science for a political agenda; and
  3. funding directed to prove the political, rather than the scientific, agenda.

The dogmatism of politics and religion combined to suppress openness of ideas and the advance of knowledge critical to science.

Read the Rest at Dr. Ball’s “A Different Perspective.”

122 Responses to Corruption of Climate Science Has Created 30 Lost Years

  1. paul wenum May 28, 2011 at 9:34 pm #

    I have never seen a person duck a simple question as often as you. Your thoughts on Soros is all that is asked. Answer a direct question.

  2. Rob N. Hood May 29, 2011 at 8:28 am #

    Answered…. or maybe you should just tell me, and everyone else here, what you want me to say… BTW for every Soros there are at least 15 ultra wealthy Rightys doing the same thing for their side. And you could include with them the US government and its vast resources (right-wing propaganda, well funded think tanks, defense/war, spying/intelligence, etc. etc.) So your point, whatever it may be, is lacking, to say the least. But please, continue this inane pissing contest, and beat the dead horse some more. Really amusing.

  3. paul wenum May 29, 2011 at 9:07 pm #

    The “horse” isn’t dead until you answer the question. I assume from your lack of an answer that you back Soros and that shows your true worth. Enough said.

  4. Rob N. Hood May 30, 2011 at 8:08 am #

    I back someone like Soros more than his more fascist brethren, yep, if I had to choose, which you have apparently forced me to do, for some strange reason to continue this silly juvenile game of yours. Your own right-wing heros speak volumes about you and yours. So there, right back where we started… happy now? (no, you won’t be)

  5. paul wenum May 30, 2011 at 11:12 pm #

    Finally an answer! Explain why he is so beneficial over the alleged right? I found an opening. Tell us. We are definitely interested in the comparisons.

  6. Rob N. Hood May 31, 2011 at 5:46 pm #

    For all the reasons and examples of which I have posted now for over a year. Boring and inane question….

  7. paul wenum May 31, 2011 at 8:52 pm #

    You have never posted about Soros in the positive or negative and seem to not know who he is Have always wonderer why. Believe we now know the answer. Understand that journalists go to his schooling in manipulating the media. Nice guy, I quess? Or is he? You tell me. All research wonder one.

  8. Rob N. Hood June 1, 2011 at 9:42 am #


  9. paul wenum June 1, 2011 at 7:01 pm #

    Typical liberal response. Yawn and sleep and ignore direct questions. It will never change.

  10. Rob N. Hood June 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Yep, I’ve done that for over a year now (not) consistently (not) and avoided all your questions (not). If all you have are inanities to offer, why not save yourself the trouble? I will be off here very soon for good, then you can spew your illogic and irrational comments to no one in particular.

  11. paul wenum June 2, 2011 at 6:12 pm #

    Your option. Nobody is forcing you. Remember, we live in a republic.

  12. paul wenum June 2, 2011 at 9:25 pm #

    I sense that you are leaving after 2012 election? Your leader will be extremely angry.

  13. Rob N. Hood June 5, 2011 at 8:30 am #

    I don’t have a leader. Who’s yours?

  14. paul wenum June 7, 2011 at 7:45 pm #


  15. Rob N. Hood June 8, 2011 at 5:22 am #

    Of course. And W’s punt on who his favorite philosopher was- Jesus. You people are rigidly predictable and unoriginal. It isn’t like you implied that my leader is someone mortal and political, and Liberal, right? Etc, etc, etc. You have no idea how irrational and hypocritical you are.

    The real problem I have with that is the Right consistently professes to be religious and guided by it, thus placing themselves on a pedestal and higher moral position than others. The problem with that of course is that it’s 9 out of 10 times hypocritical and doesn’t reflect accurately their day to day actions or true beliefs. I know yor response is that YOU REALLY ARE THAT HOLY/NOBLE ETC. I know you believe that… and that is just another aspect of your hypocrisy.

  16. paul wenum June 10, 2011 at 8:38 pm #

    ” I know you believe that” Yes, Jesus, God is my leader. You have a problem with that?

  17. Rob N. Hood June 11, 2011 at 7:45 am #

    That’s not what I said. Learn to read.

  18. paul wenum June 11, 2011 at 11:30 pm #

    My close domocrat friends that I hunt and fish with are extremely religious and God is their leader as well. Do they have a problem? Or is it you that thinks conservatives only believe in Christ and have a “moral” problem? Man, you definitely have a problem.

  19. Rob N. Hood June 12, 2011 at 12:47 pm #

    That’s not what I said or even implied. You definitley have a problem- with comprehension.

  20. paul wenum June 12, 2011 at 9:29 pm #

    Really? So be it. Will never change.

  21. Rob N. Hood June 16, 2011 at 9:44 am #

    ummm…. ok….. I guess.

  22. paul wenum June 16, 2011 at 9:14 pm #

    You quessed correctly.

  23. Michael June 16, 2011 at 10:12 pm #

    he’s a profess or teacher education, what do you want?

    If those who can’t think, teach, what does that make those who merely teach others to teach?

    • Rob N. Hood July 16, 2011 at 5:15 pm #

      Wow Michael, dude, that was seriously weird and impossible to understand fully.

  24. Rob N. Hood June 18, 2011 at 9:53 am #

    I don’t even know what you were trying to say… thus the slight sarcasm. Nevermind.

  25. paul wenum June 18, 2011 at 10:01 pm #

    Keeping sarcasm out of any conversation makes things easier to have a normal discussion/disagreement.

  26. Rob N. Hood June 22, 2011 at 11:21 am #

    Sorry, I forgot you are perfect.

  27. paul wenum June 22, 2011 at 9:16 pm #

    I quess in your mind I am. Thanks for the compliment? Alinsky is smiling.

  28. Rob N. Hood June 23, 2011 at 9:31 am #

    Was that sarcasm??!! Gosh I thought you disliked sarcasm due to mature and sincere reasons….

  29. paul wenum June 23, 2011 at 8:44 pm #

    I Like all types of good discourse. Deal with the lowest of the low all day “face to face” and this is a non factor. I don’t sweat small stuff I cannot control.

  30. Rob N. Hood June 24, 2011 at 2:15 pm #

    As usual you only make sense to yourself.

  31. paul wenum June 25, 2011 at 10:59 pm #

    Another hard left wing response. I actually expected more. Having a bad day at the socialist office?

  32. Rob N. Hood June 26, 2011 at 11:54 am #

    “hard left” response…? Really? How about an average normal, even mundane response? Another knee-jerk reaction brought to us by the hard rightwing.

  33. paul wenum June 29, 2011 at 12:23 am #

    Waiting for one. You have yet to give me one.

  34. Rob N. Hood June 29, 2011 at 9:19 am #

    Keep waiting.

  35. paul wenum June 29, 2011 at 8:38 pm #

    I will. Will you?

  36. Rob N. Hood June 30, 2011 at 8:11 am #


  37. paul wenum June 30, 2011 at 9:08 pm #

    Tell Soros hello.

  38. Rob N. Hood July 1, 2011 at 1:42 pm #

    I will after you give Glenn Beck a hug and kiss.

  39. Joe July 7, 2011 at 10:37 pm #

    Who’s Glenn Beck?

  40. Rob N. Hood July 9, 2011 at 3:27 pm #

    Ask Paul.

  41. Joe July 10, 2011 at 9:44 pm #

    I don’t like cry babies. Still waiting for an adult answer. You up to it?, or should we wait for a fifth grader’s response?

  42. Rob N. Hood July 12, 2011 at 2:49 pm #

    Glenn Beck cries a lot…

  43. Joe July 16, 2011 at 12:47 am #

    Yes I guess he does. Can you answer a question or do I have to get you a crying towel?

  44. Rob N. Hood July 30, 2011 at 10:44 am #

    I would make another attempt at this inane exercise if you were at all original, or even cordial. But alas Joe you are not. You guys love a band-wagon and your talking points.

  45. Joe August 4, 2011 at 10:49 pm #

    As stated, crying towels for people that never answer are available. Should actually sell/trademark etc. Left wing crying towels. Could retire. Suggest you entertain the idea. You could quit your 15 jobs and get off entitlements! Cool!

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