Daily Archives: July 18, 2008

Bike Ragers in Portland: Bi-Psycholists*

*Thanks for a 5th Listener for that suggestion! Bi-Psycholist: commiting an act of rage against cars, bicyclists, bus drivers. Their slogan? Rude, Crude, Elude, with a ‘tude.

In order to better identify the culprits on bikes who share the road with cars, why not:

Require fluorescent vests with the license number of the bicycle, or
Visible bicycle license on the back of the seat.

Topics for discussion: How do you get the bad bicyclists to license their bikes? What rules of the road do you believe bicyclists need brushing up on?

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Confirmed: NO Global Warming Consensus

There never was a global warming consensus–that was just what the Al Gore PR machine claimed. But if you want confirmation of no consensus, please read this from the American Physical Association (ya know, physicists?) from the latest edition of their peer reviewed journal (see announcement below). Here’s the ballyhoo from Steve Milloy of the website JunkScience.com:
“JunkScience.com announces that the major professional society for U.S. physicists has declared that there is no scientific consensus that humans are causing global warming. The American Physical Society announced in the July issue of its journal Physics & Society that it would begin on its pages a debate on the central issue of the global warming controversy — that is, does manmade CO2 drive global climate. “This is the death knell for the falsehood spread by Al Gore and other global warming alarmists that there is any sort of consensus of scientists supporting the notion of catastrophic manmade global warming,” said JunkScience.com publisher, Steve Milloy. “We are elated that we survived to see the truth emerge and that we helped bring this sea change about,” added Milloy

STATEMENT OF THE AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY:
“With this issue of Physics & Society, we kick off a debate concerning one of the main conclusions of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the UN body which, together with Al Gore, recently won the Nobel Prize for its work concerning climate change research. There is a considerable presence within the scientific community of people who do not agree with the IPCC conclusion that anthropogenic CO2 emissions are very probably likely to be primarily responsible for the global warming that has occurred since the Industrial Revolution. [Emphasis added] Since the correctness or fallacy of that conclusion has immense implications for public policy and for the future of the biosphere, we thought it appropriate to present a debate within the pages of P&S concerning that conclusion. This editor (JJM) invited several people to contribute articles that were either pro or con. Christopher Monckton responded with this issue’s article that argues against the correctness of the IPCC conclusion, and a pair from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, David Hafemeister and Peter Schwartz, responded with this issue’s article in favor of the IPCC conclusion. We, the editors of P&S, invite reasoned rebuttals from the authors as well as further contributions from the physics community. Please contact me (jjmarque@sbcglobal.net) if you wish to jump into this fray with comments or articles that are scientific in nature. However, we will not publish articles that are political or polemical in nature. Stick to the science! (JJM)

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Confirmed: NO Global Warming Consensus

There never was a global warming consensus–that was just what the Al Gore PR machine claimed. But if you want confirmation of no consensus, please read this from the American Physical Association (ya know, physicists?) from the latest edition of their peer reviewed journal (see announcement below). Here’s the ballyhoo from Steve Milloy of the website JunkScience.com:
“JunkScience.com announces that the major professional society for U.S. physicists has declared that there is no scientific consensus that humans are causing global warming. The American Physical Society announced in the July issue of its journal Physics & Society that it would begin on its pages a debate on the central issue of the global warming controversy — that is, does manmade CO2 drive global climate. “This is the death knell for the falsehood spread by Al Gore and other global warming alarmists that there is any sort of consensus of scientists supporting the notion of catastrophic manmade global warming,” said JunkScience.com publisher, Steve Milloy. “We are elated that we survived to see the truth emerge and that we helped bring this sea change about,” added Milloy

STATEMENT OF THE AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY:
“With this issue of Physics & Society, we kick off a debate concerning one of the main conclusions of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the UN body which, together with Al Gore, recently won the Nobel Prize for its work concerning climate change research. There is a considerable presence within the scientific community of people who do not agree with the IPCC conclusion that anthropogenic CO2 emissions are very probably likely to be primarily responsible for the global warming that has occurred since the Industrial Revolution. [Emphasis added] Since the correctness or fallacy of that conclusion has immense implications for public policy and for the future of the biosphere, we thought it appropriate to present a debate within the pages of P&S concerning that conclusion. This editor (JJM) invited several people to contribute articles that were either pro or con. Christopher Monckton responded with this issue’s article that argues against the correctness of the IPCC conclusion, and a pair from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, David Hafemeister and Peter Schwartz, responded with this issue’s article in favor of the IPCC conclusion. We, the editors of P&S, invite reasoned rebuttals from the authors as well as further contributions from the physics community. Please contact me (jjmarque@sbcglobal.net) if you wish to jump into this fray with comments or articles that are scientific in nature. However, we will not publish articles that are political or polemical in nature. Stick to the science! (JJM)

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