Up to Their Usual Tricks – Attacking the Messenger Not The FACTS!

Russ Steele

Our local lefty blogger is making a big deal out of my friend Anthony Watts association with the Heartland Institute, who is funded the reporting of some of his science projects.  Ellen and I participated in some the survey of the surface stations in Anthony’s reports.  What we discovered in the field only confirmed our skepticism of human global warming. The tools for measuring temperature are broken and the Government is adjusting the data to fit a global warming agenda.

So, if I understand the warmer issues they are totally pissed that they have been exposed in Climategate I and Climategate II.  Not knowing what to do once they have been exposed is to attack the skeptical messengers, including Anthony.   I have also been one of the messengers that Mother Nature, not CO2 is in charge of climate change. So, reader are often offered this kind of crap on the Sierra Foothills Report:

Editor’s note: Popular climate denier Anthony Watts of Chico, the former TV meteorologist often cited by some of the Sierra Foothills’ vocal global warming skeptics, including Russ Steele, has confirmed funding ties through Heartland Institute, the liberterian think tank that seeks to refute mainstream climate change. Watts also points to one of the documents in the leak that was first reported by DeSmog blog. This is quickly becoming an international news story. Russ continues to downplay and “spin” the explosive revelations on his own blog. But it is getting harder to ignore. This story will get a full airing in the international media.

I’m sure some personal attacks will follow. But it is important to understand “what’s up” with this issue. It was at the heart of the Prop. 23 campaign and ongoing efforts to discredit California’s global warming initiatives.

No personal attack, I just want to know where is the global warming in California: 

Now you can see why I spend time discrediting California’s global warming initiatives, there has been no significant warming for 80 years. What is it that the warmers are trying to mitigate?  When the data does not support the warmers, including our local lefty blogger, they attacked the messengers since there is no significant warming and that humans are not responsible what little warming there was. For the last 15 years, no warming, yet the warmers are unable to explain why!

Since the warmers cannot explain the cooling, they resort to referring to a discredited authority quoting dodgy computer models. “Facts, we non’t need no stinking facts” we are from the church of AGW.  I am guessing, or local lefty blogger attends the church of AGW.


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

One Response to Up to Their Usual Tricks – Attacking the Messenger Not The FACTS!

  1. Russ says:

    Megan McArdle at the Atlantic has even more evidence it is a fake.

    It seems that the Koch Brothers had nothing to do with climate donations to Heartland, but they confirm they did donate for health care campaigns. Koch confirms in a press release that their contribution was for health care, not global warming:

    The [Koch] Foundation gave just $25,000 to Heartland in 2011 (the only such donation to that organization in more than 10 years) and that funding was specifically directed to a healthcare research program, and not climate change research, as was erroneously reported.

    McArdle writes:

    Unless there’s an explanation I’m missing, that seems to clinch it–why would health care donations show up in their climate strategy report?  Unless of course, it was written by someone who doesn’t know anything about facts of the donation, but does know that the Kochs make great copy.

    H/T WUWT for this info.

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