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Bill Nye and other scientists tell journalists to stop calling climate change deniers ‘skeptics’

Post  Guest on Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:14 pm

roup of scientists, science professionals and skeptic activists released a letter to the public late last week demanding that news outlets and media stop calling climate change deniers skeptics.

A press release from the Center for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI) said that 48 of the center’s Fellows — including Bill “The Science Guy” Nye, Cosmos co-producer Ann Druyan, physicist Lawrence Krauss and others — are requesting that the word “skeptic” be used to describe people using science to debunk myths, not those who use dogma to attack science.

The group was responding to a New York Times article dated Nov. 10, 2014, in which Republican Sen. James Inhofe, a longstanding advocate of the energy industry and climate change denier, was described as “a prominent skeptic of climate change.”
“As Fellows of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, we are concerned that the words ‘skeptic’ and ‘denier’ have been conflated by the popular media,” said the scientists’ open letter.

“Proper skepticism promotes scientific inquiry, critical investigation, and the use of reason in examining controversial and extraordinary claims,” the statement continued. “It is foundational to the scientific method. Denial, on the other hand, is the a priori rejection of ideas without objective consideration.”

The committee took particular aim in Inhofe, saying, “Real skepticism is summed up by a quote popularized by Carl Sagan, ‘Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.’ Inhofe’s belief that global warming is ‘the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people’ is an extraordinary claim indeed. He has never been able to provide evidence for this vast alleged conspiracy. That alone should disqualify him from using the title ‘skeptic.’”




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Re: Bill Nye and other scientists tell journalists to stop calling climate change deniers ‘skeptics’

Post  Flap Zappa on Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:17 am

the fact data is fudged and manipulated to agree with their agenda would suggest it may well be a scam of immense proportions

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Re: Bill Nye and other scientists tell journalists to stop calling climate change deniers ‘skeptics’

Post  Guest on Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:02 am

Flap Gallagher wrote:the fact data is fudged and manipulated to agree with their agenda would suggest it may well be a scam of immense proportions


Another denialist.

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Re: Bill Nye and other scientists tell journalists to stop calling climate change deniers ‘skeptics’

Post  Smelly_bandit on Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:25 am

Flap Gallagher wrote:the fact data is fudged and manipulated to agree with their agenda would suggest it may well be a scam of immense proportions

Bollox dean everyone knows that humans are capable of controlling Mother Nature

I mean we stopped hurricane katrina by throwing New Orleans in its path

Last year the uk would have been flooded if not for everyone sitting round concentrating really REALLY hard on limiting the rainfall

And let's not forget the thousands of people who stopped the 2004 tsunami by linking arms and forming a human chain

Humans are definitely responsible for climate change
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Re: Bill Nye and other scientists tell journalists to stop calling climate change deniers ‘skeptics’

Post  Guest on Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:01 am

Smelly_bandit wrote:

Bollox dean everyone knows that humans are capable of controlling Mother Nature
I mean we stopped hurricane katrina by throwing New Orleans in its path
Last year the uk would have been flooded if not for everyone sitting round concentrating really REALLY hard on limiting the rainfall
And let's not forget the thousands of people who stopped the 2004 tsunami by linking arms and forming a human chain
Humans are definitely responsible for climate change



That really is embarrassing the above, where do scientists claim they can control the weather, earthquakes, Volcanoes etc?
Maybe smelly is unaware of the impact of human affects to global warming.
Sadly another denialist

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Re: Bill Nye and other scientists tell journalists to stop calling climate change deniers ‘skeptics’

Post  Guest on Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:05 am

Some basic science for smelly, who clearly must now think hs is a scientific expert.

ROFL

http://www.skepticalscience.com/empirical-evidence-for-global-warming.htm

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Re: Bill Nye and other scientists tell journalists to stop calling climate change deniers ‘skeptics’

Post  nicko on Fri Dec 12, 2014 12:18 pm

I think smelly was being sarky.
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Re: Bill Nye and other scientists tell journalists to stop calling climate change deniers ‘skeptics’

Post  Flap Zappa on Fri Dec 12, 2014 4:56 pm

Phil Didge wrote:
Flap Gallagher wrote:the fact data is fudged and manipulated to agree with their agenda would suggest it may well be a scam of immense proportions


Another denialist.
I certainly do deny it is man made. That seems to be the bit that you warmists of the church of climateology cannot understand.

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Re: Bill Nye and other scientists tell journalists to stop calling climate change deniers ‘skeptics’

Post  Flap Zappa on Fri Dec 12, 2014 4:57 pm

Phil Didge wrote:
Smelly_bandit wrote:

Bollox dean everyone knows that humans are capable of controlling Mother Nature
I mean we stopped hurricane katrina by throwing New Orleans in its path
Last year the uk would have been flooded if not for everyone sitting round concentrating really REALLY hard on limiting the rainfall
And let's not forget the thousands of people who stopped the 2004 tsunami by linking arms and forming a human chain
Humans are definitely responsible for climate change



That really is embarrassing the above, where do scientists claim they can control the weather, earthquakes, Volcanoes etc?
Maybe smelly is unaware of the impact of human affects to global warming.
Sadly another denialist
they are claiming humans caused the warming, It the same thing. what is true is that any measures taken to stop it will make it worse


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Re: Bill Nye and other scientists tell journalists to stop calling climate change deniers ‘skeptics’

Post  Flap Zappa on Fri Dec 12, 2014 4:59 pm

Phil Didge wrote:Some basic science for smelly, who clearly must now think hs is a scientific expert.

ROFL

http://www.skepticalscience.com/empirical-evidence-for-global-warming.htm
what they appear to have done is link a warming period to the industrial revolution whilst ignore all the other warming and cooling periods throughout the earths history.

hockey stick anyone????

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Post  ALLAKAKA on Fri Dec 12, 2014 5:46 pm

 It's bleedin' cold outside.
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Re: Bill Nye and other scientists tell journalists to stop calling climate change deniers ‘skeptics’

Post  Smelly_bandit on Fri Dec 12, 2014 6:02 pm

Flap Gallagher wrote:
they are claiming humans caused the warming, It the same thing. what is true is that any measures taken to stop it will make it worse


ssshhhhhhhhh

dont tell the sockpuppet that he has just contradicted himself
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