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Marc Morano's 15 minutes of fame

By Juliet Eilperin

Esquire has pronounced Marc Morano the most important climate skeptic of all.

The magazine has just published an extensive profile of the man behind Climate Depot, saying "he seems to be winning" in the public relations battle over climate change.

Needless to say, the article is prominently featured on Climate Depot.

And although Morano takes issue with author John H. Richardson over one issue concerning Morano's denial of sea level rise, the former aide to Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) appears pretty pleased with the coverage, including a photo of him with Rush Limbaugh.

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Juliet Eilperin

 |  March 30, 2010; 1:28 PM ET Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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There is a reason why Al Gore and the rest of the global warming evangelists have been refusing interviews with skeptics, and why these interviews produce fifteen minutes of fame for almost any skeptic. The evangelists cannot defend any of their projections.

The ice is not melting away at the poles.

The sea level is rising about 3 millimeters per year since reliable satellite measurements became available about 1992. This is less than in previous centuries and isn't showing any of the projected increase. Notice the Post and related advocates have stopped completely any publicity about ice now that the north pole ice has returned to nearly normal. The south pole sea ice was increasing while the north was decreasing resulting in basically no net change in sea ice. This again will not be published in the Post.

The temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere were increasing for about thirty years, but many scientists are now expecting a decrease over the next few years. For a while, the Post and others will describe this as a 'pause' in global warming, but the house of cards is definitely beginning to shake. In any case, the temperature changes are well within historical normal variations. CO2 abatement is a solution looking for a problem.

Acidification of the oceans is the new mantra for the warmists. Supposedly a .1 increase in acidity (reduction in PH) has occurred over some decades. Absolutely must have been caused by CO2 because there isn't any other explanation. Of course, a change of that small amount is very difficult to measure properly in sea water that naturally varies by far more than that hourly, daily and seasonally. There are lots of chemical buffers and behaviors in the sea that are not well understood by anyone, but the warmists can say with near certainty that their computer models (which haven't predicted anything else) predict rising acidity in the sea.

The Post could actually make a big splash of its own. Investigate the accuracy of the surface station temperature measurements and adjustments that are the foundation of your religious fantasy and change back into an actual news paper instead of the mouthpiece for Al Gore's church.

Posted by: AGWsceptic99 | March 30, 2010 9:44 PM
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So Post-Carbon's approach to defending your fervent advocacy position with respect to green house gases, global warming, sea level rise, etc. is to attempt to slander and defame a skeptic by publishing a link to a photo with Rush Limbaugh. Part of the reason people like Limbaugh have such large audiences is because they can cherry pick the nonsense positions of institutions like the Washington Post and give your position the ridicule it so richly deserves.

Has the Post laid off all of the editors? Is there no longer any attempt at balanced presentation of issues? Apparently the same management mentality that has run the New York Times into the ground is now in charge at the Post.

The 'scientists' and politicians advocating for global warming use models that are revised every year because their projections don't actually project anything measured anywhere. The temperature histories used to make these projections were based on sloppy measurements and sloppy adjustments. Fox has figured it out and will have a field day publishing 'new' material that has been available for months or years, but has been ignored by the Post and the rest of the worshipers in Al Gore's church.

There are serious questions about whether the New York Times will survive. Will the Post follow the gray lady down the sewer?

Posted by: AGWsceptic99 | March 30, 2010 9:28 PM
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