Another cause of ‘pause’?! New Study: ‘Smell of forest pine can limit climate change’ – ‘Pine forest smell could be the smell that actually limits climate change from reaching such levels that it could become really a problem in the world’
More BBC article excerpts: These aerosols have confounded climate models as scientists haven’t been able to accurately predict how many of the particles form. Now an international team of researchers say they have solved the chemical mystery by which the rich odours become reflective, cooling particles. They’ve long understood that the smell of pine, made up of volatile organic compounds, reacts with oxygen in the forest canopy to form these aerosols.
Dr. Roy Spencer Responds to ADL: ‘I am calling out the ADL for not denouncing the widespread use of Nazi Holocaust imagery in public statements made by journalists, politicians, and even some scientists’
Dr. Spencer: I have been forwarded from a journalist this ADL statement, apparently issued yesterday:
February 25, 2014, Atlanta, Georgia … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today denounced remarks by University of Alabama professor Roy Spencer who wrote on his blog that those who refer to him as a climate change “denier” should be called “global warming Nazis” and that they “are supporting policies that will kill far more people than the Nazis ever did — all in the name of what they consider to be a righteous cause.”
He also claims those who advocate for policies to slow global warming are “like the Nazis” in that they are fascist and anti-capitalist. The post is also accompanied by an image of a swastika.
Shelley Rose, ADL Southeast Interim Regional Director issued the following statement: University of Alabama Professor Roy Spencer’s analogy of proponents of global warming to Nazis is outrageous and deeply offensive. This analogy is just the latest example of a troubling epidemic of comparisons to Hitler and the Holocaust.
It has become too common to use comparisons to the Holocaust and Nazi imagery to attack people with opposing views, whether the issue is global warming, immigration or stem-cell research. The six million Jewish victims and millions of other victims of Hitler deserve better. Their deaths should not be used for political points or sloganeering. This type of comparison diminishes and trivializes the Holocaust. There is no place for it in civil discussions.
Yup, I would sure have appreciated civil discourse from the other side for the last 7+ years, Ms. Rose.
And, your organization might have helped.
Ms. Rose, where was your organization when journalists, politicians, and even some scientists, chose to call us skeptics “deniers”?
We don’t deny either “global warming” or “climate change”. Yet, we are called “deniers”. Ms. Rose, do you have any inkling why the term “denier” (which is a lie) might be used against us, rather than the term “skeptic” (which is accurate)?
I think you know why.
For at least seven years, the Holocaust has been invoked, explicitly or implicitly, to malign the character of those like me who point out that global warming (1) might not be all the fault of humans, and (2) might not be a problem serious enough to warrant killing poor people through much higher energy prices.
Again, we do not deny global warming. We do …
Total Horsesh*t! ADL goes after skeptical Climatologist Dr. Roy Spencer for use of ‘analogy of proponents of global warming to Nazis’ – ADL calls it ‘outrageous and deeply offensive’
Article excerpt: A climate research professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville today defended his use of the term “Nazi” in a blog post, saying he was responding to ridicule that had Nazi overtones. Roy Spencer, who acknowledges his views on climate change are frequently contrary to more widespread views that humans are most responsible for global warming, objected to being called a “denier” when it comes to climate change. His personal blog, which is not affiliated with UAH, includes a Feb. 20 entry headlined “Time to push back against the global warming Nazis.” “When people stop calling me a denier, which implies I’m as evil as a Holocaust denier, I will stop calling them global warming Nazis,” Spencer told AL.com today.
The Atlanta-based Anti-Defamation League issued a statement Tuesday condemning Spencer’s use of the term Nazi. The statement from Shelley Rose, ADL Southeast Interim Regional Director, said in the statement that Spencer’s “analogy of proponents of global warming to Nazis is outrageous and deeply offensive. This analogy is just the latest example of a troubling epidemic of comparisons to Hitler and the Holocaust.”
Spencer also questioned why the Anti-Defamation League does not protest the use of “deniers” when it has Nazi overtones. “Where was the Anti-Defamation League when so many people, politicians, news people, other scientists have been calling us deniers?” he said. “Where was the Anti-Defamation League when that was going on? “Yeah, I agree with them. Calling people Nazis is not something you do lightly. But my doing this is a response to the attacks I’ve been getting – which appeal to Nazi imagery, specifically the Holocaust. Where is the Anti-Defamation League on that issue? Why aren’t they outraged on that?” The “denier” description is not accurate, Spencer said. “They call us climate change deniers,” he said. “We don’t deny climate change. They call us global warming deniers. We don’t deny global warming. It’s a lie.”
Czech Physicist Dr. Lubos Motl reacts to ADL smear of Roy Spencer: ‘The ADL remained silent when Heidi Cullen and/or Grist proposed Nuremberg trials and/or decertification in 2006 for the climate skeptics. These trials were later defended by James Hansen and became common among self-described warriors for peace and social justice in recent days. The ADL didn’t see problems with those proposals. Also, they didn’t say anything when James …
Are you a climate ‘denier’ Nazi!? Warmists declare: ‘Nuremberg-style trials must be held for senior corporate and political executives responsible for crimes against humanity and planet that almost defy belief’
Article via: http://dissidentvoice.org/2014/02/the-fateful-collision-floods-catastrophe-and-climate-denial/ – Media Lens is a UK-based media watchdog group headed by David Edwards and David Cromwell. The second Media Lens book, Newspeak: In the 21st Century by David Edwards and David Cromwell, was published in 2009 by Pluto Press. Read other articles by Media Lens, or visit Media Lens’s website. This article was posted on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 at 12:13am and is filed under Climate Change, Corporate Globalization.
Flashback: NASA’s Hansen doubles down: Defends accusing climate skeptics of ‘Crimes Against Humanity’ — Skeptics = Nazis? – Hansen ‘said that he used that highly charged phrase, ‘crime against humanity’, ‘not only for dramatic effect, but also because it is accurate, given the enormous scale of the consequences to humanity’ if manmade global warming is not somehow stopped and reversed. ‘It wasn’t only aimed at the fossil fuel CEOs,’ Hansen added. ‘This also applies to politicians who pretend the global warming is not manmade’
Flashback 2006: NUREMBERG-STYLE TRIALS PROPOSED FOR GLOBAL WARMING SKEPTICS: ‘A U.S. based environmental magazine, Grist Mag, is now advocating Nuremberg-style war crimes trials for skeptics of human caused catastrophic global warming. Grist Magazine’s staff writer David Roberts called for the Nuremberg-style trials for the “bastards” who were members of what he termed the global warming “denial industry.” Roberts wrote in the online publication on September 19, 2006, “When we’ve finally gotten serious about global warming, when the impacts are really hitting us and we’re in a full worldwide scramble to minimize the damage, we should have war crimes trials for these bastards — some sort of climate Nuremberg.”
Flashback from Prof. Roger Pielke, Jr.: ‘The phrase ‘climate change denier’ is meant to be evocative of the phrase ‘holocaust denier’ – Pielke Jr.: ‘Let’s be blunt. This allusion is an affront to those who suffered and died in the Holocaust. This allusion has no place in the discourse on climate change. I say this as someone fully convinced of a significant human role in the behavior of the climate system’