Wednesday, August 07, 2013


State Dept., Media Fact-Checkers Debunk Obama's Keystone Job Estimates | CNS News
Members of the media have also lined up in recent days to correct the president's estimate. Glenn Kessler, fact-checker at The Washington Post, gave Obama's "low-ball" estimate "Two Pinocchios" out of a possible four. The website Politi-Fact also labeled Obama's claim as ”false”.

On Thursday, the Associated Press (AP) said it had conducted a fact-check of its own and found the president’s estimate off as well, noting that "it's not clear where Obama came up with the 2,000-jobs figure."
Twitter / Ben_Geman: Tom Steyer's climate group ...
Tom Steyer's climate group says NBC refused to run anti-Keystone XL pipeline ad during Obama's Tonight Show spot. I've asked NBC for comment
ICECAP: Tornado season close to quietest ever despite the two F-5s in Oklahoma
TWC sadly did a story interviewing Jeff Masters of their affiliate Weather Underground (named after an Bill Ayers radical left organization founded on the Ann Arbor campus of the University of Michigan (where Jeff’s Weather Underground was founded) claiming warming is occurring at a rate ten times any time in history. As we have shown numerous times, that is only in the manipulated data from NOAA/NASA. Record highs in long term 90 year + stations, show what Hansen observed in 1999, that the 1930s was by far the warmest decade.
A climate scientist peeps above the parapet « DON AITKIN
As others have remarked (Roger Pielke Jr is one) ‘science’ can provide data and argument to support every position in the ‘climate change’. The ‘debate’ on it is not, and never has been, a scientific one. And if we had such a debate — the one I lament we don’t have — eventually the scientists would be forced to put their own values on the table, not just the science. And why are scientists’ values any more valuable or valid than your or mine?

I greatly prefer the adaptation approach to the mitigation one — dealing with climate hazards as they arise, rather than trying to prevent them through global decarbonisation or geo-engineering — because my historical knowledge and training tell me that humanity has survived apparent crisis after apparent crisis in the past. I’m a glass-half-full person, too, an optimist not a pessimist. And the argument that this crisis is different from all the others seems to me based on speculation and models rather than on observation. So my values and training account for my position, not the science. I don’t think there is anyone who is free of values and reliant only on the science.

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