On Wednesday, August 19th, Dr. Fred Singer (physicist, research professor at George Mason University and author of Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1500 Years) will headline the Minnesota Symposium on Climate Change at the Earle Brown Center. The program begins at 3:00 and will be followed by a reception at 7:00.
Dr. Pekarek from St. Cloud State University as well as other noted Minnesota Climate experts will also speak.
Following a general presentation, there will be a series of breakout sessions following either the economics or science of global warming theories and policies.
This event is being sponsored by the Minnesota Free Market Institute. Minnesota Majority will maintain a GlobalClimateScam.com booth there and Minnesotans For Global Warming are expected as well.
Registration is $30. Students with a current student ID get in for half-price.
I like Dr. Singer, and I agree with him, but unfortunately he has absolutely no credibility with the AGW crowd because of his work with the tobbacco co.s during the lawsuits.
He is too easily discredited because of that. They can say that he is a schill for, and in the pocket of big oil co.s. And they would be justified in saying that because he has done research and worked for big oil co.s.
Don’t get me wrong, I like him, respect him, and agree with him. I’m just pointing out that there are some legitimate points that the AGW crowd can, and will attack him upon. So just be ready for it.
To illustrate my point in my last post. I’m sure our friend Rob will be posting things like these:
That’s just a sample of what’s out there. A lot of people say a lot of bad things about him.
Never mind that he is pretty much 100% right.
Neil, it makes no difference even if God was there. The media will not report it anyway. I’m going to check my schedule to see if I can attend. What about you?
I’ll be working that day, so chances are slim.
Hey, anyone seen this yet?
WASHINGTON, D.C. â€“ In a letter sent today to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, U.S. Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and Senator John Barrasso (R-Wy.) questioned the process used to evaluate the scientific basis for EPAâ€™s proposed endangerment finding for greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.
The purpose of this event isn’t to convince AGW lunatics that they are wrong – that’s probably not going to happen for many more years. Some will never give it up. The point is to better understand the science in a realistic way so we can spread the word among the ordinary busy people who just want to live decent lives and save the world by buying “green.” Ignorance may be bliss, but knowledge is power.
Point well taken.
Dan, I just signed up. Pay at the door? It would be nice to see a face behind a name. I’m to old for the internet stuff.
By Zachary Roth – August 14, 2009, 11:21AM
A leaked memo sent by an oil industry group reveals a plan to create astroturf rallies at which industry employees posing as “citizens” will urge Congress to oppose climate change legislation.
The memo — sent by the American Petroleum Institute and obtained by Greenpeace, which sent it to reporters — urges oil companies to recruit their employees for events that will “put a human face on the impacts of unsound energy policy,” and will urge senators to “avoid the mistakes embodied in the House climate bill.”
API tells TPMmuckraker that the campaign is being funded by a coalition of corporate and conservative groups that includes the anti-health-care-reform group 60 Plus, FreedomWorks, and Grover Norquist’s Americans For Tax Reform.
The memo, signed by API president Jack Gerard, asks recipients to give API “the name of one central coordinator for your company’s involvement in the rallies.”
And it warns: “Please treat this information as sensitive … we don’t want critics to know our game plan.”
Aside from the astroturf nature of the planned events, which appear aimed at passing off industry employees as independent citizens, the memo also raises questions about the positions of several major oil companies on the issue of climate change. BP and Shell both are members of API, and also of the U.S. Climate Action Partnership, a coalition of groups that supports Waxman-Markey, the very climate change legislation the memo criticizes.
API has spent over $3 million lobbying against that bill this year.
Rob, Do me a favor and get a real life. If you firmly believe everything you read from Greenspeace you have a major problem. I read both sides everyday. Do I quote them? NO! You should investigate their supposed claims, fly speck them and go forward. You seem to be on an agenda that will not change. Sad.
Sorry, the article I posted has nothing to do with Greenpeace. You are the one who is sad. Sadly predictable, narrow-minded, psuedo-intellectual, biased, and brain-washed.
When it comes to TOTAL taxes as a percentage of income, the top 1% pays only 30.9% of their income in taxes.
This is less than the next lowest 19%, who pay from 31.5% to 32.2%.
The 20% from 60% to 80% pays 30% (avg income $66,100)
The 20% from 40% to 60% pays 27% (avg income $40,000)
The 20% from 20% to 40% pays 22.3% (avg income $24,500)
The 20% from 0% to 20% pays 18.7% (avg income $12,000)
This sure looks like class warfare to me, and there’s no question which class is winning. The idea that there is a progressive tax system in the U.S. is another load of right wing propaganda.
The figure is 60 +% of people over $250,000.00. They net 40%. May as well work six months and take the rest of the year off. It is apparent you don’t have a CPA background. Get back to “Global cooling” issues.
Rob, after careful thought I now know why we will never agree. If the sun comes up every morning in the east, you will argue that it comes up in the west. I have finally realized that you are impervious to all true thought. You are like pavlov’s dog “when the left calls, you follow.” Enough of your dribble from here going forward. You have made your bed, sleep in it. I hope you sleep good. At least I know I will from this day forward. You remind me of people I chase. Alway’s in denial. NO MORE COMMENTS
I’m sorry a small aspect of my post was incorrect, in your eyes. Perhaps that aspect is wrong. My point remains as is, and to disregard it in toto is to say the sun rises in the West…