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For Cliff.

Happy B-Day To Me!!!!!

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I had a subbing job today, but it was, as it turned out, to be a one class assignment. Good birthday present right there because the job is listed as a full day job, which means I a full day’s pay. Happy Birthday Indeed!!

So now that the rest of my day is unexpectedly free, here is the list of things I will do for my birthday:

  • Finish replacing the tranny in Red, the 1994 Subaru Alpine wagon.
  • Have lunch with the Sonic-Mate.
  • Clean Cathy Phipp’s filter and sell her a new Polaris sand / silt bag.
  • Continue updating my Quickbooks entries – taxes are coming due.
  • Study more math and algebra to prepare for the CSET I hope to take in April or May.

That should fill my day nicely.

BTW, Happy Birthday To Me!!!

Hooray! I'm Psychotic!!!!

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Eyes…. roll….. to…… back…… of….. head….. Oh….. Hell…… they’re stuck…….. can’t see…….

Not buying the party line on global warming is a mental disorder. Great, one more thing to worry about.

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However much one distrusts environmentalists, it is harder to discount the scientists… depending, of course, on which scientists one listens to.

So the scientists who disagrees with the doomsday faction of climate scientists are hacks. Any scientist, even the ones that are noted specialist in their field, say atmospheric science, are discounted if their research and peer reviewed studies either discount or indicate flaws in the dogmatic AGW party line.

Dr Myanna Lahsen, a cultural anthropologist at the University of Colorado, has specialised in understanding how professional scientists, some of them with highly respected careers, turn climate sceptic. She found the largest common factor was a shared sense that they had personally lost prestige and authority as the result of campaigns by liberals and environmentalists. She concluded that their engagement in climate issues “can be understood in part as a struggle to preserve their particular culturally charged understanding of environmental reality.”

Or maybe there actually is resistance from the true believers who control the peer review process. Example – a comment from one of the peer reviewers at Journal of Climate, who felt the paper should be rejected because:

“the only object I can see for this paper is for the authors to get something in the peer-reviewed literature which the ignorant can cite as supporting lower climate sensitivity than the standard IPCC range”.

The paper was later published in the peer review journal “Theoretical and Applied Climatology”. So tell me Dr. Myanna Lahsen, who here is struggling to preserve their particular culturally charged understanding of environmental reality. Maybe there is a nugget of truth to the concerns of scientist who publish studies that don’t tow the party line.

I could go on, but why bother. I’m psychotic, remember…..

PS. BTW, The quote from Dr Myanna Lahsen in the Guardian article misspelled specialized and skeptic. Jeez, you know it’s bad when someone of my flawed spelling skills has to point that out!