Google goes off the climate change deep end

Due to Google’s official positions on climate change, whenever possible I have chosen to use alternative search engines and on-line tools. It is impossible to escape all of Google’s reach, but one can minimise the engagement.

Watts Up With That?

google-logoChairman Eric Schmidt should heed his own advice – and base energy policies on facts

Guest essay by Paul Driessen and Chris Skates

In a recent interview with National Public Radio host Diane Rehm, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said his company “has a very strong view that we should make decisions in politics based on facts. And the facts of climate change are not in question anymore. Everyone understands climate change is occurring, and the people who oppose it are really hurting our children and our grandchildren and making the world a much worse place. We should not be aligned with such people. They’re just literally lying.”

While he didn’t vilify us by name, Mr. Schmidt was certainly targeting us, the climate scientists who collect and summarize thousands of articles for the NIPCC’sClimate Change Reconsidered reports, the hundreds who participate in Heartland Institute climate conferences, and the 31,487…

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About Russ Steele

Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.
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5 Responses to Google goes off the climate change deep end

  1. Jon says:

    A few cranky old timers in rural America know more than corporations and instituions with hundreds of billions of market cap at stake? Funny stuff.

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    • Todd Juvinall says:

      We were all correct on your ObamaCare weren’t we? Sure, we were. Just a few cranky old white guys from the rural area knew it would be what it has become. And Ocare was put together by your ilk, those “smarter than everybody” types. What a hoot!

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    • Russ Steele says:

      Jon,

      Make that well read and educated old timers, who do not have 100s of lobbyist in Washington DC collaborating with the government thugs on how to rip off the American Tax Payer using dodgy computer models. It is really not about climate change, it is about political power. The ability to control peoples lives, something that Google is heavily invested in.

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  2. Todd Juvinall says:

    CSPAN had a “climate change” panel on this week. My goodness those people on the panel could be seig heiling. They are truly scary.

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  3. Russ Steele says:

    A comment worth noting from the original post:

    Joel Kotkin had this to say about Google yesterday:

    …….“Far from being liberating and diffusing wealth, the emerging information economy serves “a new tiny class of people,” the tech visionary Jaron Lanier argues, particularly at companies like Google, Facebook and Apple that are repeatedly accused of abusing private information. As Google’s Eric Schmidt put it: “We know where you are. We know where you’ve been. We can more or less know what you’re thinking about.”

    In the coming years Google and other digital heavyweights hope to involve themselves ever more in our most mundane activities, whether by monitoring our physical functions or figuring out ways to profit from our inner-most thoughts. Yet the vision at places like Google goes well beyond the mundane, aspiring to powers once believed to be the province of divinities”…….

    http://www.joelkotkin.com/content/001029-our-father-who-art-apple-store-decline-christmas-and-looming-tech-nightmare?utm

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