You may recall from Dialogue I that I asked my Climate Change Denier Friend if he felt dismissing 6 panels that exonerated the East Anglia scientists after the hacked emails was a reasonable approach to denying the validity of their work.
Old Friend: You got me … didn’t even read what you provided about those panels … I gave up on them when one of the first ones came out exonerating the guy from Penn State.
ME: So, if something comes along that doesn’t agree with your view, you disregard it, don’t even try to understand because your mind is made up?
OF: Don’t even recall why I found that to be a rigged jury, but I did.
ME: I believe I told you why. It was a very, very spurious argument. “Rigged jury” on
House of Commons Science and Technology Committee (UK)
Independent Climate Change Email Review (UK)
International Science Assessment Panel (UK)
Pennsylvania State University (US)
United States Environmental Protection Agency (US)
Department of Commerce (US)
Here is how you did it. . Throw out House of Commons Committee (government and all governments are corrupt); Independent Review (one of this group was connected with E.A.); International Panel (government); Penn State (a guy there was among the emailers); EPA (they never do anything right); and the Dept of Commerce (government).
There. Now you don’t have to do any digging to try to figure out why you found those six panels to be rigged. I think Associated Press did some digging also but that’s liberal media so easily dismissed. I wouldn’t want you to worry about how you dismissed and continue to dismiss all of the climate models but it seems to me that this one event (the emails) and dismissing the findings of the panels has done that. It seems to me that if something doesn’t fit what you believe to be the case, you dismiss it.
OF: There was more than enough smoke to confirm to my satisfaction the existence of several fires. Defending East Anglia would seem to be the height of folly … not too many even try.
ME: You dismiss the fact that 97% of climate scientists around the world believe that human activity is causing global warming.
OF: I think the fact that East Anglia University and its long list of (discredited) resident scholars have faded into virtual nonexistence on the global warming issue is all anyone needs to know.
ME: Interesting piece of information. The East Anglia climate model is still in the forefront. I believe it has been mentioned in some of the links I sent you. You see, when the six or more panels exonerated the scientists they were, well, exonerated, at least in the eyes of all but followers of Murdock Media.
OF: Fact is, their tidal wave of grant money intended to prove the point has dwindled to a tiny ripple. They screwed the pooch and everyone knows it … well, almost everyone, certainly those shoveling money.
ME: I’d love to know the source of this information.
Note: My Old Friend has not responded to this perhaps because I asked him to send me credible links other than blogs and opinion pieces.