Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Did climate change controversy cause UVA's sacking of Teresa Sullivan? | Robert P Geraci | Comment is free |
The Kington professorship remains unoccupied, although the department has issued a new call for applications, with review to begin in January. An assistant professor on the search committee (and my chief source regarding the search) was so disturbed by the quashing of Mann's appointment, and the lack of a rational explanation for it, that he resigned from UVA in August. A climate change researcher himself, he saw the incident as a warning that he could not expect a fair tenure review there.
Obama declined to attribute Sandy to climate change… |
… at this afternoon’s news conference.
Witchcraft And Superstition | Real Science
The idea that natural disasters are increasing and that it is someone’s fault has been around for tens of thousands of years.

Al Gore and Bill McKibben’s belief system is rooted in ancient witchcraft and superstition. The only difference being that Gore invented the Internet and can reach billions of people.
Climate Change Dispatch - A blast from Gore's not-so-distant-past
[Steven Hayward] Plus there’s the blatant hypocrisy of the man. Sure, his “10,000-square-foot colonial in Nashville” has “geothermal wells, buried beneath the driveway, [to] cool and heat its 20 rooms.” Isn’t that special! Of course, his “luxury apartment at the St. Regis tower” in San Francisco (2,800 square feet, the story informs us) doesn’t have geothermal, but apparently it has his girlfriend. Then there’s his new abode in Montecito; no word on geothermal here. So maybe he needs all that $100 million to buy carbon offsets. And hey—he doesn’t always fly private! Sometimes he even takes Southwest Airlines to Nashville.

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