Tuesday, January 7, 2014

From Shaw's Eco-Logic

Question for the global warming crowd

Today, (January 6) in the DC metro area, we will experience a nearly unprecedented 42 degree F temperature drop. This is explained by an large Arctic front moving in.
OK, but here's my question: If the atmosphere has a supposed "greenhouse" effect, how is this possible in 24 hours?
Yes, yes, I know. Weather is not climate. Except, the Arctic front (weather) is clearly operating contrary to your ridiculous greenhouse concept. And, either your greenhouse theory applies, or it doesn't.
How can climate be anything BUT the totality of weather?
Please explain. (And don't bother with a begging the question answer such as "The temperature drop would be much greater without the Greenhouse effect.")

Pay plenty of attention to the man behind the curtain

This HND piece examines the notion of "unbiased reporting," and asks if it is even possible to create any form of communication without bias.
Superficially, we can question the motives of anyone who gets paid for championing a certain point of view, but really, what constitutes a “pure” motivation? It is easy enough to criticize evil corporations seeking to maximize their profits, but what about greedy academics on the lookout for their next grant, or non-profits trying to raise funds by sending out scary appeal letters?
In the health care field, Big Pharma has long been criticized for its practice of paying doctors to promote drugs, as well as tying their sales reps’ compensation into the number of prescriptions written for particular drugs. To its credit, GlaxoSmithKline will be ending both of these customs, and other drug companies are expected to follow suit.
More examples are given, as well as a plea for some transparency. Read the complete article.

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