Local Left Soiling Themselves over NYT Hit Piece on Dr. Willie Soon

Here is the other side of the story from Breitbart.com. Kert Davies is not a journalist but a former Greenpeace Activist, now working for a front organization funded by Greenpeace. This is not disclosed on the Sierra Foothills Report. See comments.

The reason for the latest attack on Soon is that he is the co-author, with Christopher Monckton et al, of a paper published earlier this year in the prestigious Chinese Academy of Sciences journal Science Bulletin.

This study — Why Models Run Hot — infuriated the alarmist establishment, first because it was unusually popular (receiving over 10,000 views — thousands more than most scientific papers get) and second because it made a mockery of their cherished computer models.

As Paul Driessen explains:

Results from an irreducibly simple climate model,” concluded that, once discrepancies in IPCC computer models are taken into account, the impact of CO2-driven manmade global warming over the next century (and beyond) is likely to be “no more than one-third to one-half of the IPCC’s current projections” – that is, just 1-2 degrees C (2-4 deg F) by 2100! That’s akin to the Roman and Medieval Warm Periods and would be beneficial, not harmful.

Rather than attack the substance of the paper, the warmists reverted to their usual tricks, lead by Kert Davies, an activist lawyer who works for a Greenpeace front organisation called Climate Investigations Center.

Climate Investigations Center executive director (and former top Greenpeace official) Kert Davies told the Boston Globe it “simply cannot be true” that the authors have no conflict of interest over their study, considering their alleged industry funding sources and outside consulting fees. Davies singled out Dr. Willie Soon, saying the Harvard researcher received more than $1 million from companies that support studies critical of manmade climate change claims. An allied group launched a petition drive to have Dr. Soon fired.

Davies’ libelous assertions have no basis in fact. Not one of these four authors received a dime in grants or other payments for researching and writing their climate models paper. Every one of them did the work on his own time. The only money contributed to the Science Bulletin effort went to paying the “public access” fees, so that people could read their study for free.

No where does the NYT demonstrate that Dr Soon’s solar science is in error, it is another smear the messenger hit piece rather than deal with the science, standard operating procedure on the left.

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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3 Responses to Local Left Soiling Themselves over NYT Hit Piece on Dr. Willie Soon

  1. Todd Juvinall says:

    I would like our Congressman to get a bill that says anyone that gets any taxpayer money for a study or paper or research etc. (anything really) must disclose that infusion of money or in-kind. Then we can all see the billions wasted on these faux science results claiming AGW.

    I agree with Barry that no one is reading the Pelline blogs, especially for science. He is not well thought of here.


  2. Barry Pruett says:

    Pelline’s blog is like the Inquisition. Articles like his are more Saul Alinsky than science. No worries. He has so alienated the folks of Grass Valley, nobody is reading his fake news stories.


  3. Sean says:

    Washington Post got in the act as well but this time publishing a fawning piece about Bill Nye the Science guy and the grade he’d give Americans in science. http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/just-asking-the-science-guy-bill-nye-gets-hot/2015/02/11/1e278afa-a66c-11e4-a06b-9df2002b86a0_story.html?hpid=z5 If there is one thing the left is good at its creating heroes and demons to support a narrative. Bill Nye is a Mechanical Engineer from an Ivy League school (Cornell). I guess that qualifies him to judge America’s science capability particularly as it relates to climate. He’s also good friends with Ed Begley Jr. who got stung looking to raise anti-fracking funds from a middle eastern oil interests who want to prevent the US from becoming energy independent. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/cannes-video-hollywood-environmentalists-anti-706051h


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