A Visit from the Climate Change Goons

From NewsMax (6/22/2014) “Professor Axed for Calling Climate Change ‘Unproved Science’”

“Dr. Caleb Rossiter was removed from his post as an Associate fellow at the progressive Institute for Policy Studies days after a newspaper published his opinion piece calling man-made global warming an ‘unproved science.’ Rossiter is an adjunct professor at American University in Washington, D.C. He has taught courses on climate statistics, and holds a Ph.D. in policy analysis and a master’s degree in mathematics.

“In a Wall Street Journal article published on May 4, he urged an expansion of carbon-based energy in Africa.

“‘I started to suspect that the climate-change data were dubious a decade ago while studying statistics,’ he wrote. ‘Computer models used by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to determine the cause of the six-tenths of one degree Fahrenheit rise in global temperatures from 1980 to 2000 could not statistically separate fossil-fueled and natural trends. The left wants to stop industrialization – even if the hypothesis of catastrophic man-made global warming is false. We are not rationing our electricity. Why should Africa?’

“He concludes that it would be ‘terrible to think that so many people in the West’ would block carbon-based energy in Africa ‘in the name of unproved science.’

“On May 7, Rossiter received an email from the Institute of Policy Studies, which describes itself as ‘a community of public scholars and organizers linking peace, justice, and the environment’ in the United States and globally.

“It began: ‘Dear Caleb, We would like to inform you that we are terminating your position as an Associate fellow. Unfortunately, we now feel that your views on key issues, including climate science, climate justice, and many aspects of U.S. policy to Africa, diverge so significantly from ours that a productive working relationship is untenable.’

“In an exclusive interview with the Climate Depot website, Rossiter said: ‘If people ever say that fears of censorship from “climate change” views are overblown, have them take a look at this: Just days after I published a piece in the Wall Street Journal calling for Africa to be allowed the “all of the above” energy strategy we have in the U.S., the Institute for Policy Studies terminated my 23 -year relationship with them.

“‘I have tried to get IPS to discuss and explain their rejection of my analysis,’ he said. ‘When I countered a claim of “rapidly accelerating” temperature change with the IPCC’s own data, showing clearly the nearly 20-year temperature pause, the best response I ever got was “Caleb, I don’t have the time for this.”

“On May 13, Rossiter wrote a blog on his own website headlined, ‘The debate is finally over on “global warming” – because nobody will debate.’

“He wrote: ‘My blood simply boils too hot when I read the blather, daily, about climate catastrophe.

“‘Obama has long been delusional on this issue, speaking of a coming catastrophe. But he really went off the chain in his State of the Union address this year: “For the sake of our children and our future.’” —

Dr. Rossiter doesn’t care too much for climate catastrophe blather. Neither do we. Here’s some of what we wrote in our Vol. XXVIII, Art. 13 commentary, back on July 29th, 2011.

“S. Fred Singer, an atmospheric physicist, is a research fellow at the Independent Institute, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia, and former founding Director of U.S. Weather Satellite Service. In the San Francisco Examiner on May 22, 2007, Professor Singer wrote:

“Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth has met its match: a devastating documentary recently shown on British television, which has now been viewed by millions of people on the internet. Despite its flamboyant title, The Great Global Warming Swindle is based on sound science and interviews with real climate scientists, including me. An Inconvenient Truth, on the other hand, is mostly an emotional presentation by a single politician.”

That “single politician”, who had a net worth of about two million dollars prior to the Kyoto Protocols, has since seen his net worth jumped to well over one hundred million dollars, and while he was raking in that booty he attempted to counter those who spoke out against his global warming scam by saying that, “There are still people who believe that the earth is flat.” He was referring to more than 650 scientists expressing skepticism after the UN IPCC chairman Rachendra Pachauri implied that there were only “about a dozen” skeptical scientists left in the world. Mr. Gore claimed that scientists skeptical of climate change are akin to “flat Earth society members”.

Here’s what some of the 650 “Flat Earthers” inserted in the Updated 2008 Senate Minority Report:

[Here we provided comments from 11 of those “Flat Earthers”. You’ll enjoy reviewing them.]

“You get the drift. One day Americans may come to the realization that all this global warming spinnage has a two-fold purpose: it serves to divert our attention from today’s Great Depression, and it directs very, very large sums of money into the hands of those doing the diverting.

But Gore and his ilk wouldn’t make a nickel out of an Emergency Shipbuilding Program. All benefits from a revitalized shipbuilding industry would accrue to some thirty or forty million presently unemployed Americans, and being ejected from the gravy train is not exactly why our greedy politicians went to Washington in the first place.

Is it any wonder that our hundreds of e-mails and faxes have been ignored?”