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    Climate scientists fighting back - Spokesman.com - Nov. 8, 2010

    WASHINGTON – Faced with increasing political attacks, hundreds of climate scientists are joining a broad campaign to push back against congressional conservatives who have threatened prominent researchers with investigations and have vowed to kill regulations to rein in human-created greenhouse gas emissions.

    The efforts reveal a shift among climate scientists, many of whom have traditionally stayed out of politics and avoided the news media. Many now say they are willing to go toe-to-toe with their critics, some of whom gained new power after the Republicans won control of the House in last Tuesday’s election.

    Today, the American Geophysical Union, the country’s largest association of climate scientists, plans to announce that 700 climate scientists have agreed to speak out as experts on questions about global warming and the role of man-made air pollution. Some are prepared to go before what they consider potentially hostile audiences on conservative talk-radio and television shows
     
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    First the fascists wipe out the intellectuals...
     
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    "Bring it on" Frauds... They never win a far and open debate.
     
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    Ozmar This tree will shoot you.

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    Like you're one to talk.:eusa_liar:
     
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    And why should said "prominent researchers" dread investigations?

    Line 'em up just like they did with BP officials.

    Shoot high. Aim low.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3FGZRsmYqI[/ame]
     
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    The game that is being played by the political pawns of the energy corperations has nothing to do with the research that is being done. It is all about keeping any information concerning a climate changing due to the burning of fossil fuels from influencing policy.

    The most prominent researcher in the US, Dr. James Hansen gave his testimony and predictions in a hearing before Congress in 1988. His predictions have turned out to be correct. Yet Senator Inhofe will stand in public and lie about that.

    The people that need to be standing before a court, not Congress, are the people denying actual research results, and lying to the public about the dangers that are becoming increasing apparent as the climate changes.
     
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    hey Old Rocks- they quickly came to their senses and backpeddled. no need to have pesky debates with uncertain results when a Q&A web page will suffice

     
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    Hansen got busted faking temperature data. Hansen gave predictions and then made up data to make it work.

    If climate change is so dangerous and using fossil fuels causes climate change than why is Oregon using more fossil fuel at a faster rate, creating more CO2, to make a windmills and solar panels. You use more fossil fuel to build green energy than if you just burn oil to make electricity. Besides, even a second grader can see making a copy of a copy makes a poor copy, using oil to make a windmill makes bad ecological sense.
     
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