by Judith Curry The AAAS and affiliated professional societies just shot themselves in the foot with the letter to U.S. policy makers.
Uh, oh. Committee Ramps Up Investigation, Threatens Use of Compulsory Process Against Members of #RICO20
Jagadish Shukla, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Edward Maibach, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Paul Dirmeyer, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Barry Klinger, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Paul Schopf, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
David Straus, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Edward Sarachik, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Michael Wallace, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Alan Robock, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Eugenia Kalnay, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
William Lau, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
(the following not shown) Kevin Trenberth, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO
T.N. Krishnamurti, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Vasu Misra, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Ben Kirtman, University of Miami, Miami, FL
Robert Dickinson, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Michela Biasutti, Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY
Mark Cane, Columbia University, New York, NY
Lisa Goddard, Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY
Alan Betts, Atmospheric Research, Pittsford…
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AG’s striking back at #ExxonKnew and #RICO20 say – “we can come after climate alarmists for fraud, too”
From the Washington Times and the department of “Mutally Assured Destruction” (MAD) comes this blowback.
If Democratic attorneys general can pursue climate change skeptics for fraud, then also at risk of prosecution are climate alarmists whose predictions of global doom have failed to materialize.
The “cuts both ways” argument was among those raised by 13 Republican attorneys general in a letter urging their Democratic counterparts to stop using their law enforcement power against fossil fuel companies and others that challenge the climate change catastrophe narrative.
Here is the text of the letter:
Dear Fellow Attorneys General:
Several state Attorneys General recently held a press conference under the banner of “AGs United for Clean Power.” The media event highlighted an investigation into “whether fossil fuel companies misled investors and the public on the impact of climate change on their businesses.” 1 We think this effort by our colleagues to police the…
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From the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation:
Dear Attorneys General,
You’re not stupid. Stupid people don’t graduate from law school.
Neither are you generally ignorant. You know lots of law.
So, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and members of Attorneys General United for Clean Power, take no offense when I tell you that your intent to investigate and potentially prosecute, civilly or criminally, corporations, think tanks, and individuals for fraud, under RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) or otherwise, because they question the causes, magnitude, risks, and benefits of global warming, and best responses to it, is a dead giveaway that you’re ignorant about climate science and related climate and energy policy.But the day of the “Renaissance man,” vastly learned across all fields of knowledge, is long gone. All intelligent and learned people are ignorant about some…
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Well after a long rest I am back on WordPress. With a new multicore computer done up for music and video. Yes, I plan to do video… when… not sure but anyway🙂
Got a few personal stories to tell that will, hopefully, make you laugh… at me of course… trying to stay away from politics is hard for me but I have a twitter account to deal with such things. Facebook… I don’t like all that much but it is a matter of the format rather than the people.
Spring seems to have come a bit early in the State of Maine, warm and the Crocus are in bloom best part; no more snow!!!! Got to love that and I do. Burned wood again this winter because wood is one of the truly renewable heat sources. I believe in cutting down trees only like a gardener weeds out his garden, so don’t go environ-mental on me OK? Got my electric usage down by 300%, how you might ask? I shut off a lot of stuff starting with that foolish box called TV. Now I use a single light at night and run the computers… What else? Don’t ask because you wouldn’t want to go down this road… trust me!
Took a few pictures of the planet Mars last night but there was a mystery light source that made a second image on the shots. No big deal because I will just enlarge the part that shows Mars, the other would have folks saying I caught a UFO in the picture, more than likely it was an outside light from a neighbor but I will try to reproduce the effect again… we shall see.
It appears that the clouds are coming in so no star shots tonight so I will work on the little IR light project, I want to test this simple camera’s sensitivity to IR light. Why? For something to do and it keeps the mind busy :-) It is getting harder for me to work with these little electronic parts because of my eyes but I find ‘work a-rounds’ to these little problems.
Well need to stop… hey! this is almost a ‘letter’… got to stop that ehhh?
Later all and Love You Brunhilda!
an update on a post that ‘went away’ for some reason… I wonder why?