“Warriors of the Faith”: Global warming zealots declare jehad

The Chicago Tribune runs with the latest example of faith-based zealots declaring war!

Warriors of the Faith: image Jesus Christ Superstar

 

Faced with rising 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 vowed to kill regulations to rein in man-made greenhouse gas emissions.

The still-evolving 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 Tuesday’s election.

On Monday, 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.

John Abraham of St. Thomas University in Minnesota, who last May wrote a widely disseminated response to climate change skeptics, is also pulling together a “climate rapid response team,” which includes scientists prepared to go before what they consider potentially hostile audiences on conservative talk radio and television shows.

“This group feels strongly that science and politics can’t be divorced and that we need to take bold measures to not only communicate science but also to aggressively engage the denialists and politicians who attack climate science and its scientists,” said Scott Mandia, professor of physical sciences at Suffolk County Community College in New York.

This new Rapid Response Team has so far recruited 39 Warriors of the Faith!!!

A rapid-response team, however, is willing to delve into politics. In the week that Abraham and others have been marshaling the team, 39 scientists agreed to participate, including Richard Feely, senior scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Kevin Trenberth, head of the Climate Analysis Section at the National Center for Atmospheric Research; and Michael Oppenheimer, professor of geosciences and international affairs at Princeton University.

“People who’ve already dug their heels in, we’re not going to change their opinions,” Mandia said. “We’re trying to reach people who may not have an opinion or opinion based on limited information.”

neela.banerjee@latimes.com

It is difficult to take any Global Warming “Science” or “Scientists” seriously as long they continue the shenanigans revealed in Climategate and behave like a bunch of religious fanatics. It remains to be seen how many real scientists will join these religious fanatics in committing scientific and political suicide.

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2 Responses to ““Warriors of the Faith”: Global warming zealots declare jehad”

  1. American Geophysical Union backs away from the “Warriors of the faith” « The k2p blog Says:

    […] The American Geophysical Union has issued a press release backing away from “a broad campaign to push back against congressional conservatives who have threatened prominent researchers with investigations and vowed to kill regulations to rein in man-made greenhouse gases” which was widely reported yesterday. […]

  2. opit Says:

    There’s a quip that seems appropriate for the occasion : “It’s difficult to convince somebody of a fact when his income depends upon the opposite.” Following the tales of what people do to secure funding answers any questions as to whether the context is apolitical : difficult when misrepresentation of divergent views as ‘DENIERS’ is the order of the day – although Huffpo refined it somewhat in an article today lambasting some NYC politico for not worshipping at the altar of Political Correctness.
    I’d be interested in your reaction to my little – not so much – collection of divergent representations and misrepresentations.
    http://opitslinkfest.blogspot.com/2010/03/climate.html
    That’s listed in the Topical Index in the sidebar. More on deliberate and organized prevarication under Perception Alteration…though the Foreign Policy part is what I think of as the main meat for b.s. in a studied program. Dec 20 2009 Afghanistan, etc. is a special that relates to Dec 4 2009 post and a truly odd and accidental find at LaRouche archives.

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