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  •  i quoted that in the post (9+ / 0-)

    you also might want to mention to your relative that pielke is a political scientist, not a climate scientist, and that actual climate scientists don't take his opinions seriously.

    The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

    by Laurence Lewis on Sun Mar 23, 2014 at 04:53:48 PM PDT

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    •  The confusion is that Pielke Jr. is a professor (1+ / 0-)
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      in the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Colorado in Boulder and was Director of its Center for Science and Technology Policy Research 2001 to 2007. Definitely not a climate scientist, but the resume sounds impressive to the AGW deniers.

      The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right. -- Judge Learned Hand, May 21, 1944

      by ybruti on Sun Mar 23, 2014 at 07:39:30 PM PDT

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      •  which raises all sorts of questions (3+ / 0-)
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        about the cu es program. and it does make it very easy to fuzz the fact that while he has a ph.d. it is not in climate science, or any physical science.

        The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

        by Laurence Lewis on Sun Mar 23, 2014 at 08:18:38 PM PDT

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        •  Or any science at all... I was a poli-sci major (1+ / 0-)
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          and a Marine Science Major. One was clearly science and one was clearly not.

          Democracy - 1 person 1 vote. Free Markets - More dollars more power.

          by k9disc on Mon Mar 24, 2014 at 12:13:33 PM PDT

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