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Thursday, April 29, 2010

General Electric Questioned About Its Attacks on Conservatives

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General Electric's plan to shed a majority stake in NBC Universal may be an attempt to repair GE's tarnished image with conservatives and moderates.

At the General Electric shareholder meeting in Houston Wednesday, I asked GE CEO Jeff Immelt about the growing public perception that General Electric is committed to a particular ideology, which isn't in the long-term interest of shareholders.

As an example, I noted that MSNBC, part of GE's NBC Universal, runs programming that is offensive to a substantial portion of the population. Keith Olbermann has called the Tea Party movement the "Tea Klux Klan" and has said the Republican Party wants to re-impose Jim Crow Laws.

Whatever your political outlook, I said, this doesn't make sense for GE - offending a substantial number of GE customers or would-be customers. I noted also that a large number of GE shareholders, including those gathered, sympathize with what the Tea Parties are trying to do or are members of the Republican Party.

I then noted that the Gallup organization has consistently shown that the number of people who self-identify as conservative outnumber those who self-identify as liberal 2 to 1. This, I said, is further supported by the fact that Fox News Channel has been far more successful than MSNBC, consistently getting more than double the viewers.

I then asked him to explain GE's thinking in going after the 21% of the population that is liberal rather than 79% of the population that isn't, but Fox is, with NBC's programming. I also asked what he was doing to address the perception - especially among conservatives -- that GE stands against them.

Quite a bit of applause followed.

Immelt didn't answer but went to the next question.

Later, I asked the questions again, noting he hadn't even attempted to answer my questions.

He said that GE has never attempted to influence the programming for its news or public affairs programs.

I asked: What about CNBC?

That goes for CNBC, too, he said.

I then interjected that its been widely reported that GE did just that (see New York Post article here) to curb criticism of President Obama's agenda.

Again, he asserted GE never attempts to influence programming.

Then he suggested that it was a moot point anyway because GE had divested itself of NBC Universal.

I responded, GE will still have a 49% stake.

Immelt then thanked me and moved on to the next questioner.

More questions about NBC Universal - both on its politics and on the proposed sale --followed.

What was particularly interesting is that on at least three occasions, including once during my question, Immelt said GE was divesting itself of NBC Universal - a point that is factually incorrect.

When asked by one shareholder how much control GE will have over the NBC Universal joint venture with Comcast, he said "effectively none."

GE will have a 49% stake in the company, have representation on the board of directors and yet have zero influence over the decisions?

Laughable.

This has all the markings of a company that wants to continue to influence NBC Universal programming (by serving on the board) and yet avoid accountability.

When Rachel Maddow says Tea Party activists can't hear what they're cheering for because their white hoods muffle the sound (yes, she said that), and Immelt is called on it in the future, he simply will blame Comcast.

The company has burned a lot of bridges with conservatives, not only through NBC Universal, but its support for cap-and-trade legislation, participation in TARP, and lobbying for stimulus dollars.

That's likely one of the reasons GE is reducing its stake in NBC Universal - this also may be the reasoning behind its gift of $15 million to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and becoming a presenting sponsor of Reagan's centennial celebration.

The political winds are changing... and all the GE-built wind turbines in the world can't change that.


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Posted by David A. Ridenour at 2:07 PM

Friday, April 16, 2010

Project 21's Deneen Borelli Calls on President Obama to Attend a Tea Party Rally



While being interviewed on the Fox News Channel's Fox and Friends show April 16, Project 21's Deneen Borelli responded to President Obama's complaint that Tea Party goers really should "thank" him by calling on the President to attend a Tea Party rally and talk to rally participants in order to "really hear what is going on" in terms of public concerns and discontent.

Addendum: Always whining about something, Media Matters for America is complaining that Deneen is wrong because, to quote the Media Matters website, "the recovery act contained $288 billion in tax relief." Media Matters is pretending it doesn't understand the concept of "net," that is, if the President promotes a tiny tax cut and larger tax increases, he really ought not claim the mantle of "tax cutter."

The Heritage Foundation's Brian Riedl notes that President Obama's latest budget raises taxes by $3 trillion. The President raised tobacco taxes, which disproportionately fall upon lower income individuals. ObamaCare contains massive tax increases. Cap-and-trade, which the President ardently supports, would raise taxes still further, probably by trillions if not quickly repealed (admittedly, through a regulatory apparatus, but the money is lifted from taxpayers just as thoroughly).

Note: I fixed an incorrect link to Media Matters. I apologize for any inconvenience.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 10:10 AM

Friday, April 09, 2010

Is General Electric Exploiting Ronald Reagan?

Is General Electric exploiting the memory of Ronald Reagan to distract Americans from its lobbying for President Obama's ultra-liberal cap-and-trade plan?

Watch Tom Borelli, director of our Free Enterprise Project, discuss the question with Stuart Varney on the Fox Business Channel, or read our press release here.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 8:04 AM

Friday, April 02, 2010

Death by Government

Ace links to one of our papers to demonstrate yet another -- actually, one of the main -- ways our government kills us.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 12:30 PM

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Britain Censors Climate News

ASALogo.png...but maybe not in the way you expect.

It seems Britain's independent, non-governmental Advertising Standards Authority, charged with monitoring advertising for truthfulness, has banned advertisements by Britain's Labour government for exaggerating the risk posed by greenhouse gas emissions.

The ads claimed heat waves, storms and floods will become more "frequent and intense" thanks to "climate change."

The Advertising Standards Authority ruled it is impossible for the government to make such a claim with certainty.

ADDENDUM: Here's what the banned ads look like (open in another window to enlarge):

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The ruling doesn't mean the government has stopped telling mis-truths about global warming, however. For example, on a webpage entitled "Climate change myths and misconceptions," the British government claims climate regulations will lower the cost of energy:

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If this were true, the market would take care of the matter without the need for government interference.

I don't mean to single out the British government, however. Our own lies about global warming rather often.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 5:38 PM

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

The Madness of King Barack

Matt Patterson has a few words about the President's announcement that the health care reform debate is over.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 9:57 PM

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Treat All Car Companies the Same

Thomas Lifson at American Thinker asks: "Will GM execs be dragged before Congress?" as the Toyota executives were?

Ordinarily I oppose Congressional show trials of corporate CEOs, finding it repulsive that people responsible for the insolvent Medicare and Social Security systems pretend to be morally qualified to sit in judgment of the business acumen of others, but now that the U.S. government is in the car business, Congress must bend over backwards to be neutral.

While the GM executives are testifying, I hope someone asks them to account for their membership in the U.S. Climate Action Partnership, which lobbies for cap-and-trade legislation. Tax money should not be used for lobbying.

P.S. My opinion in this situation is unrelated to my past ownership of a Chevrolet Cavalier with a so-called "sticky accelerator." Very scary situation to be in. I was able to get out of it by braking as hard as possible while switching the car out of drive and coasting to a stop. I took it to a Chevy dealership for repair, but the dealership said it could not replicate the problem, so I was left to take my chances. I sold the car instead (with full and emphatic disclosure) to a car dealer, and bought my first foreign car of my life to replace it. These days, ironically, I own a Toyota. 83,000 miles on it so far, and no problems.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 10:38 PM

Friday, February 26, 2010

No Climate Bill In 2010

InvestorsBusinessDailyLogo.jpgIn an article by Ed Carson that includes embedded video of our Tom Borelli, Investors Business Daily's "Capital Hill" Politics and markets blog is reporting that President Obama will fail to get his climate legislation adopted by the Senate this year.

This failure could turn out to be the best thing the Obama Administration ever does to reduce unemployment.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 4:30 PM

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Bloomberg Covers National Center Questions for John Deere Management

JohnDeereLogo.jpgBloomberg News is covering Tom and Deneen Borelli's appearance at the John Deere stockholder meeting today:
...[John Deere CEO Samuel] Allen defended Deere's membership in the U.S. Climate Action Partnership amid questions from Tom and Deneen Borelli, with the conservative think tank National Center for Public Policy Research, who say proposed cap-and-trade legislation will push up fuel prices and hurt job growth. U.S. CAP is a coalition of companies and environmental groups seeking legislation to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.

Cap and Trade

Allen said Deere wants to be part of the debate and is evaluating all proposals, and that cap and trade can succeed if done the right way.

'The best opportunity to help is to be at the table,' Allen said in response to public questions at the meeting.

Tom Borelli said cap and trade will be a tax on fossil fuels and hurt customers ability to buy Deere products. He noted the decision by Caterpillar Inc. not to renew its membership.

'Sitting at the table is not good enough,' Tom Borelli said.

Allen said he would evaluate cap-and-trade policy with the interests of Deere, its customers and shareholders in mind...
Read Bloomberg's entire article here.

Tom and Deneen attended the meeting as representatives of the National Center, which is a John Deere stockholder. Tom directs our Free Enterprise Project, and Deneen is a full-time fellow with the African-American leadership group we sponsor, Project 21.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 7:02 PM

Why is John Deere Lobbying for Cap-and-Trade?

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Tom Borelli, director of the National Center for Public Policy Research's Free Enterprise Project, and his wife Deneen Borelli, Project 21's full-time fellow, are spending the day at the John Deere headquarters, attending the stockholder meeting and asking company executives: Why are you members of the U.S. Climate Action Partnership? Why are you part of an organization that exists to lobby for cap-and-trade, which will hurt your customers and the American people?

In an article published today by FoxNews.com, Tom sets out the issues in more detail:
Big business support of President Obama's health care and energy policy has put CEOs on the front lines of the nation's biggest political battles. Big PhRMA - the drug industry trade group - is credited with bringing Obama's health care plan to the precipice of passage and the United States Climate Action Partnership (USCAP) - a coalition of business and environmental special interest groups - played a key role in passing the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill in the House of Representatives last year.

Clearly, CEOs see big bucks in big government.

Beyond dreams of fortune, chief executives also proved to be a national risk when their mismanagement drove our nation into greater debt through taxpayer-funded bailouts.

While liberty-minded citizens can seek to elect politicians that support limited government, big government CEOs (or, perhaps, progressive CEOs) remain largely beyond our reach.

Because CEOs can represent as much of a risk to liberty as elected officials, limited government advocates need a voice in the boardroom.

For this reason, my wife Deneen and I are attending the John Deere annual shareholder meeting today in Moline, Illinois on behalf of the National Center for Public Policy Research, a free-market think-tank that owns shares in John Deere.

Our goal is to press management to justify why John Deere remains a member of USCAP and why these executives believe a cap-and-trade scheme is in the company's best interest. These questions are especially timely, as BP, Caterpillar and ConocoPhillips made national news this month, after they abandoned USCAP...
You can read the rest of the FoxNews.com article here.

We'll have more updates later.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 12:41 PM

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Why is Lindsay Graham Helping Obama and GE?

Why is Senator Lindsay Graham seeking to bail out GE and Obama's failing [anti-]energy plan?


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 8:05 AM

Friday, February 19, 2010

Global Warming Strikes Again

Go here for details.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 12:55 AM

Thursday, February 18, 2010

National Center's Tom Borelli Discusses Corporate Retreat from Cap-and-Trade on Fox Business Network's "Cavuto" This Friday

IMPORTANT UPDATE: This interview has now been cancelled.

Tom Borelli, director of the National Center's Free Enterprise Project, is scheduled to appear on the Fox Business Network's "Cavuto" program on Friday, February 19 at 6:00 PM eastern.

Tom has been asked to talk about the recent defection of several corporations from the business-special interest USCAP lobby coalition. A key player in the push for the Obama Administration's cap-and-trade energy tax agenda, five businesses were reported to have abandoned their USCAP memberships this week.

Tom personally took on the leaders of many of these same corporations for their USCAP membership at past shareholder meetings.

National Center press releases on this major development in global warming politics can be found here and here.

Check your local listings for Fox Business Network on cable. Fox Business Network is available on channel 117 on Fios, channel 206 on Dish Network and channel 359 on DirecTV.

This post was written by David Almasi, executive director of the National Center for Public Policy Research. Write the author at [email protected].


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Posted by David W. Almasi at 4:29 PM

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Global Warming Strikes Again

Global warming is so snowy in Britain, it's turning some lawns pink.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 9:25 PM

Here's How Big Business Benefits from Cap-and-Trade

Tom Borelli explains how General Electric plans to benefit from President Obama's cap-and-trade plan on a recent edition of Stuart Varney's Varney and Co. show:


Unfortunately for the American public, GE's gain would be our loss.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 12:48 PM

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Alarmist Climate Scientists of Two Minds About Snow

Snow020610.jpgClimategate scientists: Global warming theory proved. It's a travesty that we can't say why (except we do).


Writing in the Examiner today, Senior Fellow Dana Joel Gattuso says: "It's too bad we can't read climate scientist Kevin Trenberth's emails anymore."

He's the climate scientist and lead IPCC report author, Dana reminds readers, who wrote in what are now called the Climategate emails, "we can't account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can't."

(I'm guessing Dr. Trenberth and the other scientists caught up in Climategate write only very, very careful emails these days. Like, "I'll be home at 5 o'clock.")

Dana also quotes others in the climate community explaining that recent snowstorms could be caused by global warming:
"In the context of global warming, extreme atmospheric flows are causing extreme climate incidents to appear more frequently."

"It's not hard at all to get temperatures cold enough for snow in a world experiencing global warming."

"There is some evidence that climate change could in fact make such massive snowstorms more common, even as the world continues to warm."
(Ever notice that skeptics are not supposed to use snowstorms as reason to be skeptical of the global warming theory [see Keith Olbermann, here, for instance], but the global warming alarmists use them to claim support for their theory?)

To find out who Dana was quoting and what else she had to say, read her op-ed here.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 1:00 PM

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Keith Olbermann Lists Children As Worst Persons in World for Making Innocent Snow Joke About Al Gore


Keith Olbermann Tuesday night named among his "worst persons in the world" four minor grandchildren of Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma, along with their parents. Their "crime"? They built an igloo out of snow and posted near it a sign with a very innocent Al Gore joke ("Al Gore's new home. Honk if you [heart] global warming.").

Olbermann claims it was wrong for the family to make a snow joke, because the snowstorm killed people (though not, he should have noted, in or because of the Inhofe family's igloo). Up to now, weather-related jokes have not been considered beyond the pale, even for children.

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Olbermann then put on his best "you're an idiot" voice to claim that "global warming" is really called "climate change" (implying strongly the children are dumb because they called the theory by the same name James Hansen uses), and, Olbermann says, "climate change" means it will be colder in winter.

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GE should be ashamed of itself for allowing its personnel to attack children on the air. These kids probably are sophisticated enough to realize that Olbermann's just doing it for attention, but it's still pathetic to see a giant corporation going after kids.

Hat tips to the FixedNewsChannel for uploading this to YouTube and to Senator James Inhofe for the pictures.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 1:04 AM

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Global Warming at the Ridenour Compound

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Yes, I know one snowstorm (or seven) in one location doesn't mean the planet isn't warming, but really, how could I resist posting this shot?


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 3:04 PM

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Video: Stuart Varney Interviews Tom Borelli on New SEC Climate Guidelines


More about the SEC's new climate change regulations here.

Hat tip: Thanks to CEOMonitor for uploading it to YouTube.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 11:52 PM

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Tom Borelli Talks with Gordon Liddy about New SEC Climate Regulations

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Our Free Enterprise Project Director Tom Borelli visited with G. Gordon Liddy the other day to discuss the Securities and Exchange Commission's new rule requiring publicly-held corporations to disclose the risks of global warming -- including the risks to their corporation of stupid laws and regulations Congress and/or the Administration adopt in a futile attempt to control the climate.

The SEC did not use the word "stupid" -- that's mine -- but really, even the backers of this stuff agree it won't change the climate, so what's the point?

Enough editorializing from me. You can listen to Gordon interview Tom here, or go here. (Note: Tom's interview is during the last quarter-hour of the linked podcast file.)

For a quick look at what Tom's talking about, below is our press release on the matter:
Another Blow to Obama's Agenda: New SEC Guidance on Climate Change Disclosure Will Force CEOs Who Lobby for Cap-and-Trade to Expose the Business Risk of Cap-and-Trade Legislation to Shareholders

Washington D.C. - Corporate CEOs who have been actively lobbying for cap-and-trade climate legislation may soon find themselves in an embarrassing position thanks to a new Securities and Exchange Commission regulation, says Tom Borelli, Ph.D., director of the National Center for Public Policy Research's Free Enterprise Project.

The SEC voted January 27 to provide public companies with interpretive guidance that encourages corporations to disclose the possible business and legal impact of climate change to shareholders. Full disclosure will require companies to assess and describe how cap-and-trade legislation can harm company earnings.

"Fully disclosing the business risk of cap-and-trade will embarrass many CEOs who are lobbying for emissions regulations. Shareholders will discover that these CEOs are pursuing legislation that will negatively impact their company," said Borelli.

By issuing interpretive guidance on climate change, the SEC is encouraging companies to fully describe a wide range of business and legal risks posed by climate change on business operations. In these communications with shareholders about business risk, the SEC wants companies to address the following areas: Impact of Legislation and Regulation, Impact of International Accords, Indirect Consequences of Regulation or Business Trends, and Physical Impacts of Climate Change.

"Finally, the SEC is taking a position on the business risk of climate change regulation. Through Congressional testimony and participation at shareholder meetings over the past few years, I've been calling on CEOs to assess and disclose the regulatory impact of cap-and-trade to shareholders. While CEOs find it easy to ignore an individual shareholder, they can't ignore the SEC," said Borelli.

"Shareholders are going to discover that many CEOs have not been forthcoming about the business risk posed by cap-and-trade legislation and that they have failed to exercise their fiduciary responsibility by not assessing and communicating the impact of emissions regulations on their businesses."

Borelli cites Caterpillar CEO Jim Owens as an executive who has arrogantly disregarded the business risk of cap-and-trade. At a shareholder meeting, Owens admitted he did not conduct a cost benefit analysis of cap-and-trade on his business before he joined the United States Climate Action Partnership – a lobbying organization pursuing these carbon dioxide emission limits.

In a subsequent Caterpillar shareholder meeting, when challenged by Borelli, Owens agreed that carbon caps could hurt heavy industry in the U.S., including Caterpillar. When Borelli asked how Owens could be held accountable if his lobbying course backfired on Caterpillar shareholders, Owens told Borelli to sell his stock.

Economic studies on the impact of cap-and-trade consistently report that capping emissions will lead to job losses and slower economic growth -- developments that would negatively impact earnings of large cap corporations.

"Caterpillar currently identifies general economic conditions and the amount of mining and manufacturing activity as key risk factors for its business, yet the company fails to warn investors that cap-and-trade will lead to a reduction in economic growth and a significant decrease in coal mining. Disclosure on climate change regulation will expose the conflict between cap-and-trade and shareholder interests," added Borelli.

"Armed with this information, Caterpillar shareholders will demand to know why Owens is lobbying for a law that will harm their investment. With the new disclosure detailing how cap-and-trade will harm Caterpillar, perhaps shareholders will follow Owens' advice and sell the stock," said Borelli.

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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 10:56 PM

Bizarre Climategate Update #5: Perhaps Our Children's Fourth Grade Class Should Help the IPCC

ALT TAGMaybe the IPCC used a primary school geography book that wasn't peer-reviewed?


Steve McIntyre reports that the last IPCC report (AR4) claimed 55 percent of land on which 60 percent of the Dutch live is below sea level. The true figure is 20 percent.

Over the last few days there has been a dustup between climate scientist Michael Tobis and a number of bloggers and commentators after Tobis questioned whether a woman who had raised nine kids is qualified to question climate scientists (because, as he put it, she hadn't had the time "to think about complicated grownup stuff").

By the time a mom has helped nine kids through their primary school science homework, she might have a pretty good idea about the geography of the Netherlands.

Obviously, the racy-novel-writing economist and engineer who runs the IPCC, Rajendra Pachauri, doesn't.

Maybe he should have helped his kids with their homework more often.

Put a mom in charge, I say. Or my kids. At least when fourth graders do a job, someone checks their work.

Addendum, 2/6/10: Michael Tobis ended the conversation about parenthood on a gracious note (here and here).


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 1:59 PM

Bizarre Climategate Update #4: IPCC Chairman Wishes Painful Death Upon Critics

ALT TAGQuestion this report, and a top UN official will wish you dead


Under fire for the Glaciergate, Amazongate and Please-Fund-My-Institute-Gate sectors, among others, of the ever-broadening Climategate scandal, Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (and a man who cares so much about global warming, he doesn't use his free electric car because it isn't big enough for his chauffeur), has now all but wished a slow and painful death upon his critics.

In an interview with the Financial Times, Pachauri said:
I don't want to get down to a personal level, but all you need to do is look at [my critics'] backgrounds. They are people who deny the link between smoking and cancer; they are people who say that asbestos is as good as talcum powder - I hope that they apply it to their faces every day - and people who say that the only way to deal with HIV/Aids is to screen the population on a regular basis and isolate those who are infected.
Typical of IPCC research, everything here except, presumably, Pachauri's wish that we would put a carcinogen on our faces daily is an invention, and a strikingly obvious one at that.

The man doesn't even lie well.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 1:05 PM

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Bizarre Climategate Update #3: IPCC Chairman Writes Racy Novel

ALT TAGThe IPCC's last assessment report (AR4), which contained major errors and dubious sourcing

And based on the excerpts, it's a really bad sexy novel...

...though if your taste runs to novels with 60-something male protagonists who hop in and out of bed a lot, you might forgive the wooden prose.

The rest of us will just have to see the book's existence as a possible explanation for why the IPCC chairman "didn't notice" the many errors and non-peer-reviewed sources in the last IPCC report.

Others commenting: Climate Audit, The Reference Frame, The Dog Ate My Data, Tom Nelson.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 9:50 PM

Bizarre Climategate Update #2: Prince Charles Supports Lawbreaking Science Unit


After the British government's Information Commissioner's Office concluded the Climate Research Center at the University of East Anglia violated Britain's Freedom of Information Act law, Prince Charles visited to show his support...

...that is, he showed support for the Climate Research Unit, not the Information Commissioner (the report starts at 4:16 in the video).

Surprising to me, the prince specifically met with Phil Jones (reported at 5:21 in the video), the head of the unit (on leave since the scandal broke) and the man most under fire for the FOIA violation.

Typically in these bad-PR situations an institution will get rid of problem-causers first, and then bring the bigwigs in for a photo op expressing support for the replacement team. Fresh start, break with the past, that kind of message.

Seems Prince Charles doesn't see a need for a fresh start.

John O'Sullivan on Climategate.com has another detail about the prince's visit. Reportedly, the prince told the Climategate team:
Well done all of you. Many, many congratulations on your work. I wish you great success in the future. Don't get downhearted by these little blips here and there!
Well done?

Blips?



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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 6:09 PM

Bizarre Climategate Update #1: Turns out There is No Statute of Limitations on British FOIA Violations

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Christopher Booker at the London Telegraph reports the British government office that determined the University of East Anglia violated Britain's Freedom of Information Act was wrong when it claimed it could not prosecute due to a statue of limitations.

I reported the original claim here; more detail on what this may mean can be found on Climategate.com.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 4:43 PM

Friday, January 29, 2010

And They're Welcome to Him

Global warming theory backers gain another convert.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 8:08 AM

Tom Borelli to Appear on Varney & Co on Fox Business Channel Friday

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Tom Borelli, senior fellow at the National Center for Public Policy Research and director of our Free Enterprise Project, will appear on Stuart Varney's "Varney and Co." show on the Fox Business Network Friday morning at 10 AM 10:30 AM Eastern.

Tom will discuss new guidelines issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission that may have an interesting impact on the climate change debate.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 1:23 AM

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

British Government Declares Climategate University Guilty of Freedom of Information Act Violation

Climategate news update: The Times of London reports the British government has determined "the University of East Anglia breached the Freedom of Information Act by refusing to comply with requests for data concerning claims by its scientists that man-made emissions were causing global warming."

The British government's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) will not prosecute, however, because a statute of limitations requires that a complaint be filed within six months of the violation for prosecution to take place.

The government has nonetheless gone on the record that a violation occurred, which should give pause to anyone who believes the scientists involved weren't trying to hide anything.

The Times reports that the ICO is now seeking to have the statute of limitations aspect of the law changed so that prosecutions can take place in the future, should similar situations emerge.

Addendum: Iain Murray has more on The Corner.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 11:31 PM

Listen in on Climategate Interviews

WCHVCharlotteville1260AMLogo.jpegSeveral people here at the National Center been doing a good bit of talk radio on Climategate lately.

Joe Thomas, the morning host at WCHV in Charlottesville, VA has posted the audio of his interview with me from his show (7:10 - 7:30 AM Tuesday morning) on the WCHV podcast page.

As it happens, Marc Morano of Climate Depot was interviewed by Joe on the same show, but an hour later. Marc also discussed Climategate.

If interested, you can listen to either or both of us by going to the WCHV podcast page here.

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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 5:43 AM

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

If Federal Outlays Were U.S. Carbon Emissions...

CO2Molecule.jpeg...we would have had a deficit of $52 billion in 2009, rather than the $1.44 trillion that we had (see historical tables here).

U.S. carbon emissions were an estimated 5,495 million metric tons in 2009, roughly 9.4% more than they were in 1990 (5,022).

If federal outlays had grown at the same pace, our spending would have been about $1.739 trillion (constant 2000 dollars) last year, while revenue would have been $1.687 trillion. We would had a surplus of $208 billion (Kyoto-Protocol-style 7%-below-1990 levels).

...And yet everybody thinks we've been irresponsible with carbon emissions.

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Posted by David A. Ridenour at 5:32 PM

Journalists Against Transparency?

ALT TAGThe IPCC's Compromised 2007 Assessment Report (AR4)

In response to my "Three Steps the IPCC Must Take," which, among other things, urged the IPCC to "adopt an uncompromising transparency policy, which includes the release of all data, all emails, all meeting minutes, all drafts and all other documentation related to the development of assessment reports and all other policy pronouncements, in the past and from this date forward," I received the following communication:
Will your Center also be adhering to this stringent transparency standard?

If so, when will such information from your group be available?

Thanks,

Steven Dolley
Managing Editor, Inside NRC
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I am amazed that a journalist took umbrage at my call for IPCC transparency (which is how I read his response, which I posted in full).

I believe Mr. Dolley misses the point in several ways.

First, (alas!) no nation has ever signed a treaty pledging to undertake actions based on pronouncements made by the National Center for Public Policy Research, as they have for those of the IPCC;

Second, the IPCC is funded by, among others, U.S. taxpayers (we are a tax-exempt institution -- that is, donations to us are tax-deductible; we still pay many taxes -- but we do not accept government funding);

Third, we are not doing peer-reviewed science, though if we did, we would make all the relevant documents public as we urge the IPCC to do;

Fourth, our management is not profiting on the side based on statements made, or conclusions published by, our personnel, as media reports indicate has been going at the IPCC;

Fifth; as we are a tax-exempt institution, like all other such U.S. institutions, our internal documents are not private, as the IRS can request a review of them, including all emails going back three years, at any time, just by asking. No such check exists on the IPCC.

Should at some future date governments around the world start lining up to brag about how strongly they are trying to implement policies based on NCPPR conclusions, I would be happy to suggest to our board of directors that we make all our internal emails, and any other relevant documents, related to the development of those policies, public.

In the meantime, I remain intrigued by the notion of a journalist being opposed to transparency.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 12:01 AM

Monday, January 25, 2010

President Obama Has a Promise to Keep

In light of the IPCC/Climategate scandals, the GORE LIED blog says: "Obama must call out the UN IPCC to keep his inaugural pledge to 'restore science to its rightful place.'"

Hat tip: Tom Nelson.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 11:25 PM

ACORN Funding in Cap-and-Trade Bills?

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Policy Analyst Caroline May has an op-ed about funding for ACORN being in cap-and-trade legislation in a dozen papers nationally this week.

An excerpt from the piece as printed in the Providence Journal:
...ACORN could receive a windfall should the cap-and-trade legislation now making its way through the Senate eventually become law.

In June, the U.S. House passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act -- better known as Waxman-Markey for its sponsors, Henry Waxman of California and Ed Markey of Massachusetts -- ostensibly to alleviate global warming by mandating an 83 percent reduction in U.S. carbon emissions by 2050.

A similar bill, introduced in the Senate by Barbara Boxer of California and John Kerry of Massachusetts, has been approved by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. Buried in both bills are provisions that would allocate vast amounts of federal money to community development organizations such as ACORN.

Members of Congress who played to public outrage by vociferously objecting to ACORN's abuses may now want to take the time to read some of the more obscure provisions of the proposed climate bills.

Section 264 in the Waxman-Markey bill provides up to $300 million in funding for "community development organizations" so they can assist businesses and others in low-income neighborhoods with "conservation strategies, supplies and methods to improve energy efficiency."

Stephen Spruiell and Kevin Williamson, writing in The National Review, help put this funding in perspective: "Think federally subsidized consultants paid $55 an hour to tell businesses to turn down their AC in the summer."

The Kerry-Boxer bill contains similar language...

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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 10:43 PM

Three Steps the IPCC Must Take

IPCCLogo.jpgIn the wake of admissions the IPCC knew all along it was putting bogus science in its 2007 Assessment Report, that the false prediction was included specifically for its "impact on policymakers and politicians," and that this allegedly was covered up as long as it was because the IPCC chairman was raising money for his personal pursuits based on the prediction, the IPCC must immediately take three steps to restore its credibility. If it does not, the Obama Administration should use its influence to have it shut down.

To restore its credibility, the IPCC should:
1) Return its half of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize and replace its current leadership;

2) Adopt and enforce a strict conflict-of-interest policy;

3) Adopt an uncompromising transparency policy, which includes the release of all data, all emails, all meeting minutes, all drafts and all other documentation related to the development of assessment reports and all other policy pronouncements, in the past and from this date forward.
Step one would signal to the world that the IPCC is serious about reform.

Step two would reduce, though not eliminate, the temptation faced by IPCC personnel to tailor conclusions to moneymaking, career or fundraising opportunities for themselves or affiliated businesses or institutions.

Step three would be a constant reminder to IPCC personnel that their work genuinely will be peer-reviewed, in a universal sense, which is as it should be given the gravity of the IPCC's work.

Politicians relying upon IPCC recommendations are considering policies that would limit the access of billions of people to low-cost energy in an effort to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. This is a grave step that should be undertaken only if the alternative is worse. As many have considered the IPCC to be the institution that can answer that question, given the gravity of these circumstances, no level of transparency and ethics can be too high.

Global warming believers and "skeptics" do not often agree, but this is a subject upon which we should be able to reach a true consensus. No one benefits when the IPCC knowingly publishes bogus science.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 12:56 AM

Sunday, January 24, 2010

IPCC Breaking Scandals: Where to Get News

ClimateDepotTomNelsonPlainPNG.pngNews is breaking fast and furiously in the breaking IPCC scandal. We'll have more to say about it shortly, but won't have time for a full roundup of links to news about all the breaking events. For that, I strongly recommend visits to Climate Depot and Tom Nelson.

Don't go to one; go to both.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 11:37 PM

Message to IPCC: Time to Return the Nobel Peace Prize

Kids holding candlesChildren in Kenya light candles to illustrate the need for access to energy in their community. Many of the pictured children cannot do homework at home after dark, as they do not have electricity in their homes. Photo by David Ridenour

The relevant scientist at the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has now admitted false information on the alleged aggressive melting of Himalayan was placed in the 2007 IPCC report to "impact policy-makers and politicians," and that he knew the information was not based on a solid scientific foundation.

For this work, the IPCC won half the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 (sharing it with Al Gore, who was awarded half in his own right).

For committing this fraud, the IPCC should voluntarily return the Nobel Peace Prize, and, if they want the IPCC to ever have credibility again, people who believe in the global warming theory should join us in this call. Unless there are severe repercussions -- in the case of the IPCC, mostly embarrassment -- for intentionally committing scientific fraud, we'll get more and more of it. There is money to be made if the global warming theory is proven true, which leads to a lot of temptation that not every scientist or allegedly scientific organization is going to resist.

The stakes are high here: People in developing countries need low-cost access to energy to reach the living standards we in the U.S. mostly take for granted. Policies to combat carbon raise energy prices, retarding that development.

Anti-global warming policies also disproportionately hurt the poor in developed countries.

To be brutally frank, our politicians have enough trouble delivering sound energy policies when they do have access to accurate information; the odds get significantly higher when scientists intentionally feed them lies.

To prove it has learned its lesson (and thus is worthy of being trusted in the future), and to send a strong message to every scientist that deceit will not be tolerated, the IPCC should immediately return its half of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Furthermore, it should accept the resignation of its chairman and clean house, top-to-bottom, putting a strong error-checking and strict anti-conflict-of-interest system in place.

Addendum: Noel Sheppard of Newsbusters points out that this story was broken by the British press, and chastises the U.S. mainstream media -- quite properly -- for ignoring important global warming-related stories their counterparts abroad cover deeply. For additional developments on this breaking story (and there are plenty of them), visit Climate Depot.

Addendum 2: We may be looking at a criminal case.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 12:44 AM

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Note to Project 21 Fans: Glenn Beck Rebroadcast of Most Recent Show Featuring Project 21 Members

GlennBeckLogoThe Fox News Channel is rebroadcasting, right this minute, the second of two Beck shows featuring a discussion with black conservatives (including Project 21 members).

If you can't catch it on the Fox News Channel for whatever reason, Booker Rising (a website I often visit, but don't mention as much as I should) has made available the video of the entire show, which is entitled "A Time To Be Heard."

We also posted on this blog the segments of the show featuring Project 21 members. Go here to watch Lisa Fritsch; go here to watch full-time Project 21 Fellow Deneen Borelli on the "A Time To Be Heard" Glenn Beck broadcast.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 3:01 PM

Friday, January 22, 2010

Where are the Vice Chairmen, and Other IPCC Questions

See any vice chairmen? Al Gore (l) and the IPCC's Rajendra Pachauri take their bows in Oslo


Acknowledging that there may be even more errors in the Nobel Peace Prize-winning IPCC's 2007 climate report than the "scientific fact" the IPCC partially copied from a thinly-sourced World Wildlife Fund propaganda document, IPCC Chairman Rajendra K. Pachauri seems to be blaming his vice chairmen:
The IPCC's 2007 report, which won it half the Nobel Peace Prize, claimed the probability of Himalayan glaciers "disappearing by the year 2035 and perhaps sooner is very high."

But it emerged last week that the forecast was based not on a consensus among climate change experts, but on a media interview with a single Indian glaciologist in 1999.

The IPCC admitted on Thursday that the prediction was "poorly substantiated" in the latest of a series of blows to the panel's credibility.

Dr Pachauri said that the IPCC's report was the responsibility of the panel's Co-Chairs at the time, both of whom have since moved on.

They were Dr Martin Parry, a British scientist now at Imperial College London, and Dr Osvaldo Canziani , an Argentine meteorologist. Neither was immediately available for comment.

"I don't want to blame them, but typically the working group reports are managed by the Co-Chairs," Dr Pachauri said. "Of course the Chair is there to facilitate things, but we have substantial amounts of delegation."
You'll notice from the picture, however, that when it came time to take bows, the vice chairmen were nowhere to be found.

P.S. For fun, here's a quiz on this blog post:

Question: What did we learn from this story?

A. Never trust the IPCC.
B. The Nobel Peace Prize can be ridiculous.
C. Be wary of people who refer to other people as "chairs."
D. All of the above.

Answer: D

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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 10:57 PM

Tom Borelli on Climategate; Cap-and-Trade on Varney & Co.


In the category of "in case you missed it," here's video from the debut show this week of the Fox Business Channel's Varney & Co., with host Stuart Verney. In this video clip, our Tom Borelli discusses funding from the "stimulus" bill being granted to the work of a scientist involved in the Climategate scandal, and he also discusses the impact of cap-and-trade on California.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 12:05 AM

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

DeSmogBlog's Recent Word

DeSmogblog's most recent word in our "debate," a Tweet about me (and Rush Limbaugh) from Kevin Grandia's Twitter feed that popped up on my online clip service last night:

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I assume he means we are both fat (although Rush Limbaugh has lost a lot of weight this past year), but, based on the pictures he choose, Kevin doesn't know the half of it: My hair color is a lot closer to Rush's now.

But to answer the question, no, superficial (and ideological as well as football) similarities notwithstanding, we were not separated at birth. My parents would never have let Rush go.

But it is time, I think, to let this particular "debate" with DeSmogBlog die its natural death. By the time a conversation hits the "you're fat" level, it's no longer even remotely about public policy. Our priorities here at the National Center right now are to stop economically-ruinous environmental legislation (that won't even help the environment!), put a halt to the Administration's forced march toward the pain, fear, misery and premature death that is the hallmark of government-run health care, promote the free-market reforms that can strengthen our health care and retirement security systems, cut the size of government and promote a strong, secure and free America that is governed according to what our Constitution says and according to the principles of our Founders. Pointing out the ideological weaknesses of the left -- such as the DeSmogBlog tactic of demonizing opponents a la "denier" labelling -- promotes this goal, but dwelling upon a message once the statement has been made, or becoming distracted by debates that have devolved into personal insults, does not.

I'm sure I'll visit DeSmogBlog again at some point in the future, and perhaps comment on something they say related to public policy, but not for some time.

In the meantime, I leave followers of this conversation with two links to policy-oriented critiques of other, but very important, aspects of the DeSmogBlog approach to policy that are (alas!) far better written, and far more entertaining, than anything I have posted in this thread:
DeSoggyBog.com - DeSmogBlog parody site that proves DeSmogBlog's true philosophy is the promotion of totalitarianism, created by Donna Laframboise, a former vice-president of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (also the creator of NOconsensus.org).

"DeSmog Accidentally Vindicates The Skeptics Handbook" -- absolutely hilarious response of science educator and speaker Joanne Nova to DeSmogBlog's futile effort to rebut "The Skeptics Handbook," which she authored.
And now, back to regularly-scheduled public policy programming.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 12:38 PM

Wall Street Journal on Climategate Grant

"WSJLogoFuzzy.jpgMichael Mann Received Stimulus Money: A Case Study in One Job 'Saved'," the Wall Street Journal editorializes this morning on the stimulus funds grant received by Climategate scientist Michael Mann:
As for stimulus jobs - whether "saved" or "created" - we thought readers might be interested to know whose employment they are sustaining. More than $2.4 million is stimulating the career of none other than Penn State climate scientist Michael Mann.

Mr. Mann is the creator of the famous hockey stick graph, which purported to show some 900 years of minor temperature fluctuations, followed by a spike in temperatures over the past century. His work, which became a short-term sensation when seized upon by Al Gore, was later discredited. Mr. Mann made the climate spotlight again last year as a central player in the emails from the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit, which showed climatologists massaging data, squelching opposing views, and hiding their work from the public.

Mr. Mann came by his grants via the National Science Foundation, which received $3 billion in stimulus money. Last June, the foundation approved a $541,184 grant to fund work "Toward Improved Projections of the Climate Response to Anthropogenic Forcing," which will contribute "to the understanding of abrupt climate change." Principal investigator? Michael Mann...
Read the rest here.

We're not quoted in this, but National Center Senior Fellow/Free Enterprise Project director Tom Borelli provided information to the Journal for the piece.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 6:18 AM

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Investor's Business Daily Covers Our Work on Misdirected Stimulus Funds; Spying on Icebergs

InvestorsBusinessDailyLogoFuzzy.jpgInvestor's Business Daily is editorializing today about our press statement on the half-million-dollar "stimulus" grant to Climategate scientist Michael Mann of Penn State.

I love the beginning (the title, "Stimulating Fraud," is pretty hard-hitting):
With double-digit unemployment in a jobless recovery, half-a-million stimulus dollars have saved a ClimateGate scientist whose work could lead to economic disaster. To save this job, we'd lose millions of others.

As we've gone from jobs saved or created to jobs funded in ZIP codes and congressional districts that don't exist except in galaxies far, far away, many interesting nuggets have been mined from the government's recovery.gov, which tracks the administration's lack of progress.

It's one thing to fail to create real jobs. It is quite another to fund the jobs of people who would put millions of Americans out of work...
Read the rest here.

Also, I neglected to mention when it happened, January 7, that Investor's Business Daily published an editorial about our statement on intelligence resources being used to monitor climate change:
We can't stop terrorists from boarding planes with explosive undies, but the CIA has assets sufficient to monitor Arctic ice and look for signs of global warming? Is al-Qaida recruiting polar bears?

One wouldn't think that the increasing polar bear population and the increasing rate of recidivism of former Guantanamo detainees released into the wild were related, but they are.

At the urging of Al Gore...
...read the rest here.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 11:31 PM

Holocaust - Climate Denial & DeSmogBlog

DeSmogBlogLogo.jpgEver heard the definition of chutzpah? It's the man who murders his parents and asks for the mercy of the court because he's an orphan.

So it goes with Kevin Grandia, managing editor of the left-wing anti-skeptic website DeSmogBlog, who has taken issue with me on his own website, on the Huffington Post, on the Daily Kos, and on AlterNet because I mentioned the Holocaust...

...by alluding to the fact that Kevin's website refers to it.

You see, I noted in passing that DeSmogBlog has equated disbelief in the man-made global warming theory with denying the Holocaust.

DeSmogBlog does so by using the term "denier," which is well-established in global warming circles as a slur intended to impugn the morality of global warming skeptics by equating them rhetorically with holocaust deniers.

In fact, according to Google, DeSmogBlog has chosen "denier" over the less-loaded term "skeptic" (or any other term) over 2,200 times.

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How do we know the DeSmogBlog crew intends the phrase "denier" to imply a link to Holocaust denial?

It said so. Explicitly.

Here's a screen shot of the text of a DeSmogBlog post by Jim Hoggan of Hoggan and Associates (a PR firm that runs DeSmogBlog, and employs Kevin), aka, the big boss:

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Innocuous as what I wrote was ("Kindness is not usually a term one associates with the anti-Holocaustglobal warming denier website DeSmogBlog, but its staff has made an exception today..."), Kevin has complained about it in a post on DeSmogBlog, another on the Huffington Post, another on AlterNet, and yet another on the Daily Kos, saying in part:
I sent an email to Ridenour [sic] assistant [sic], David Almasi, the other night asking for an explanation and also pointing out that in the four years I have been writing on climate issues I have never used a Nazi analogy in an attempt to bolster an argument or discredit an individual. So far they haven't responded and I think they're [sic] silence is telling.
Kevin added:
[Using a Nazi analogy] is a stupid and useless means of making a point that only creates division and hate.
I agree. Maybe now that DeSmogBlog's staff has done this over 2,200 times, they might consider cutting it out.

Now that everyone's been reminded that DeSmogBlog explicitly linked "denier" to "Holocaust" (as have others in the global warming alarmist community and mainstream press), if the DeSmogBlog staff continues to use the term "denier," we'll know they mean it double.

P.S. Kevin's co-worker at both DeSmogBlog and Jim Hoggan and Associates, Richard Littlemore, chimed in on DeSmogBlog (curiously, Richard commented on Jan. 16 to a post by Kevin apparently published on Jan. 18 -- perhaps Richard knew two days in advance what Kevin would post the same way he knows 100 years in advance what the climate will be?) with the defense that the word "holocaust" has never appeared in a DeSmogBlog post.

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I guess what Richard means is that the word "holocaust" didn't appear except when it did, or...

...he's referring to the fact that someone at DeSmogBlog went back to Jim Hoggan's post, about a year after the denier-is-meant-to-refer-to-Holocaust-deniers phrase was posted, and snipped that politically-incorrect Holocaust reference right out of there.

In fact, if you go to Jim Hoggan's Holocaust-referencing post now, the line in question looks like this...

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...but the Internet Wayback machine does not lie.

(Background: Some months after the post was published, a contretemps emerged in several media outlets and websites about the use of the term "denier" being a de facto Holocaust-referencing slur (for instance, in this instance, and in another high-profile but later example, here), and Jim Hoggan's post was being referred to in public by skeptics as proof that the Holocaust reference absolutely, positively was intended.

So Jim's honesty was a but inconvenient for the global warming alarmists who were claiming the Holocaust implication was just something the paranoid "deniers" thought up on their own.

Coincidence or not, they snipped it out.)

P.P.S. DeSmogBlog's Richard Littlemore also says DeSmogBlog does not accuse people of being corporate whores. He says they phrase it differently. Whatever.

Finally (I hope!), Richard says he doubts my word that the National Center for Public Policy Research has 100,000 donors. Mea culpa -- I should have said over 100,000 recent donors (defined as within the last 18 months). If Richard genuinely doubts this as he says, he might familiarize himself with the way a great many, if not a strong majority, of U.S. conservative/free-market non-profits are financed (also he might acquaint himself with something called the "public support test" in U.S. tax law). Ordinarily I would not expect an employee of a Canadian PR firm to know much about public financial support for the U.S. conservative movement, but as Richard has written for years for a website that routinely accuses people in the movement (and many, many others) of doing the bidding of corporate paymasters (please note, Richard, I did not put that phrase in quotes), this is a subject he should have mastered long ago.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 10:05 PM

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Urges Penn State to Return the Mann Grant

PittsburghTribuneReviewLogo.jpgMy hometown newspaper, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, which has among its readers quite a few Penn State alumni (and future students), is urging Penn State to return the Mann grant:
Granting more than half a million federal stimulus dollars to a professor whose Climategate role prompted a Penn State University investigation is politically motivated misuse of public money at its worst.

Michael Mann received the three-year, $541,184 grant in June, according to The National Center for Public Policy Research, a nonpartisan educational foundation in Washington. Creator of the discredited "hockey stick" temperature graph that purportedly buttressed the case for man-made global warming, he's a key figure in the leaked Climategate e-mails that show data were manipulated and destroyed and contrary research was suppressed to bolster scientifically suspect climate-change orthodoxy.

Penn State is right to scrutinize Mr. Mann's "scholarship." But the university need not await its own decision on his future employment to do the right thing for taxpayers. As the center urges, Penn State should return the money to the U.S. Treasury immediately.

Whoever approved Mann's grant should be removed from the public payroll. And all other stimulus grants should be reviewed to tell taxpayers just how much of their money was misspent to promote Democrat eco-wacko dogma under the dubious stimulus guise of "job creation."

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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 11:02 AM

Monday, January 18, 2010

Project 21's Deneen Borelli Talks Green Jobs on Glenn Beck

In case you missed it from Friday...


Project 21 full-time fellow Deneen Borelli talks about the fantasy of economic empowerment through radical environmental policies on the January 14, 2010 broadcast of the Glenn Beck program on the Fox News Channel.


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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 10:44 PM

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