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Caught Red-Handed on Climate Change

Pat2881 Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 3:35 PM
Eric, in appealing to this expert, you note his conversion from skepticism as part of your argument. As such, his conversion is irrelevant. He is also fallible and there are a number of equally prominent scientists who disagree with him. His conversion sets up the straw man portion of the argument suggesting that his conversion should sway me. His status as an expert is also supposed to sway me. Neither does as both represent logical fallacies.

A prominent global warming scientist, Peter Gleick, who was chairman of the ethics committee at the American Geophysical Union, admitted last year that he stole some documents- and he may have forged others- from the conservative think-tank the Heartland Institute. But that’s all in a day’s work for a work-a-day climate warrior. The important thing isn’t the quest for the truth in global climate research, but, as Charlie Sheen would say, winning. With winning comes cash.   

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