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    Default Scientists Scramble to Protect Decades of Climate Research Before Trump Takes Office

    This is another one of many reasons why I did not vote for Trump. Why is the right so insistent on ignoring the scientific facts? I hear the argument that the planet has had many warming trends and that it is just part of a normal cycle but now we have scientist with many years of research telling us this is not the case. Why do so many want to deny that these scientist know what they are talking about? Would you want them telling you that you do not know how to drive a truck? I have kids and grandkids and would like the planet to be healthy and habitable for them! I have seen what years of drought have done to my state.

    In just over three weeks, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the next president. According to the Sierra Club, Trump will be the only world leader who still denies the science behind climate change. Following his election, Donald Trump has nominated a number of climate change deniers for top posts, including Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson for secretary of state, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency, former Texas Governor Rick Perry to head the Energy Department and Congressmember Ryan Zinke to become interior secretary. Now scientists at federal agencies are expressing growing concern that the new administration may attempt to destroy or bury decades of scientific studies on climate change. Senior Trump adviser Bob Walker has already proposed stripping funding of NASA’s climate research, describing it as "politically correct environmental monitoring." In a scramble to protect existing government climate data, campaigns have been launched to copy and preserve decades of government-sponsored climate research.
    DONALD TRUMP: All of this with the global warming and the—that—a lot of it’s a hoax. It’s a hoax. I mean, it’s a money-making industry, OK?
    Scientists Scramble to Protect Decades of Climate Research Before Trump Takes Office | Alternet
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    Default Re: Scientists Scramble to Protect Decades of Climate Research Before Trump Takes Off

    If it's a money making hoax, then the Donald must be pissed he didn't get in on the action.
    Can't have enough gold plated bathroom fixtures you know ...

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    Default Re: Scientists Scramble to Protect Decades of Climate Research Before Trump Takes Off

    There are as many scientists that deny it as says it is for real..Toss up..

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    Default Re: Scientists Scramble to Protect Decades of Climate Research Before Trump Takes Off

    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    There are as many scientists that deny it as says it is for real..Toss up..
    Had this discussion with strappy a few days ago. Something about a petition with 30,000 signatures. Turns out many are false signatures, and of those that were verified only a few had experience in climate and atmospheric conditions.
    According to the data on the petition site, only 12% of those who signed the petition are indicated to have affiliation with atmosphere, earth, and environmental science. But there is no indication how many work in the field of climate science?
    So the hype promoted by the radical right seems to be tainted by the usual propaganda sources. It's no wonder strappy latched onto that news.
    Bottom line for me is this statement:
    97% of working climate scientists say the temperature is rising, and human activity is a significant contributing factor.
    I'll take the word of educated, in their respective field, scientists that are "experts". Not somebody with just a degree that doesn't study the climate and changing conditions.
    Kind of like going to veterinarian for yourself to check out a brain tumor. He is a doctor ...

    31,000 scientists say "no convincing evidence". — OSS Foundation
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    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    Had this discussion with strappy a few days ago. Something about a petition with 30,000 signatures. Turns out many are false signatures, and of those that were verified only a few had experience in climate and atmospheric conditions.

    So the hype promoted by the radical right seems to be tainted by the usual propaganda sources. It's no wonder strappy latched onto that news.
    Bottom line for me is this statement:

    I'll take the word of educated, in their respective field, scientists that are "experts". Not somebody with just a degree that doesn't study the climate and changing conditions.
    Kind of like going to veterinarian for yourself to check out a brain tumor. He is a doctor ...

    31,000 scientists say "no convincing evidence". — OSS Foundation
    Again I will call it a "toss up" ..

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    Default Re: Scientists Scramble to Protect Decades of Climate Research Before Trump Takes Off

    No one is offering any real change to climate control except to take your money becoming very rich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strapdrager View Post
    No one is offering any real change to climate control except to take your money becoming very rich.
    Like I said, the Donald must have missed his chance.
    Besides, how is that any different from any other corporate money making scheme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    Like I said, the Donald must have missed his chance.
    Besides, how is that any different from any other corporate money making scheme.
    Trump is on record that he is open to talking about Planet warming..

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    Default Re: Scientists Scramble to Protect Decades of Climate Research Before Trump Takes Off

    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    Like I said, the Donald must have missed his chance.
    Besides, how is that any different from any other corporate money making scheme.
    Don doesn't bet on a dead horse. That why he got out of Atlantic city.



    A fake science for fools while never really changing anything. Taking money from the economy from the poor working class, siphoned off to the Elites.

 

 
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