- Jun 2014
yes there are several. and there's even a few "human caused climate change advocates" who are NOT on the payroll of universities (paid by the govt), govt entities (paid by the govt) or affiliated with "green" organizations, companies (like Solyndra, etc). the fact is that EVERYONE has "skin in the game". I count none of them on either side as being truly impartial. It's very difficult to be truly impartial on all of it just as it's difficult to be impartial on any science subject that involves people / money/ power or a combination of all three.Yeah I saw the answer. I was only put off by the weird/unnecessary tone in the response.
Another question. One of the sources you posted on here recently (p.90, post #897) has Mr. Joseph D'Aleo as an author. Do you really think he's a credible source? This stuff (climate change) is not my area of expertise but it usually seems like a bad sign when someone who hasn't earned a Ph.D in their field makes it a point to call themselves "Dr." as if to add a veneer of credibility to their authorship on something.
And the first author mentioned there is "Dr. James P. Wallace III". Who is that? What are his credentials?
There are other names you've posted in that and other posts such as John R. Christy or Will Happer, whose statements have been criticized by some other scientists.
Are there any publications that question the idea of (significant) man-made global warming authored by climate scientists who are not on the payroll of big corporations or political think tanks and institutes, or who have not had their conclusions and statements seriously criticized by other scientists, that you can post here? I'm just interested in whether there are scientists whose credibility or objectivity has not been possibly compromised or strongly questioned that have the same views as some of these other people whose names you've already posted.
plenty of the rocket scientists who helped put Apollo 11 on the moon didn't have degrees. Goodall didn't have a biology degree (Leakey arranged funding and in 1962, he sent Goodall, who had no degree, to Cambridge University. She went to Newnham College, and obtained a PhD degree in ethology. She became the eighth person to be allowed to study for a PhD there without first having obtained a BA or BSc.). Richard Leakey doesn't have a degree. Famous Scientists Who Never Had a Science Degree Degrees are good in indicating study, but they aren't absolutes. one has to look at what the individual has done and how it stands up.
Joseph D’Aleo is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, from which he received B.S. and M.S. degrees. He was a doctoral student in Air Resources at New York University, where he completed everything except his dissertation. D’Aleo was a professor of Meteorology and Climatology at Lyndon State College. He was awarded an honorary PhD by Lyndon State College for his "accomplishments as an educator and a pioneer in the field of broadcast meteorology"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_D%27Aleo -- that would indicate to me a credible source.
Wallace - Jim Wallace & Associates, LLC
Ph.D., Economics, Engineering Minor, Brown U. M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Brown U. B.S., Aeronautical Engineering, Brown U. --and his credentials were good enough for the supreme court http://sblog.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/GW-Amicus-2013-05-23-Br-of-Amici-Curiae-Scientists-ISO-Petitions-fo...2.pdf to act as an expert in the field.
want to discuss the credentials of Bill Nye? Al Gore? Fisker Automotive was provided with a $529 million DOE loan, but failed to reach milestones in delivering its Karma model, an electric vehicle with a showroom cost of over $100,000. Fisker was backed by wealthy venture capitalists that contributed large amounts to President Obama and other Democrats. Among the highest profile backers is the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers (KPCB), of which Al Gore is a senior partner. According to the Wall Street Journal, Al Gore, a supporter of Fisker, purchased one of the first Karma models.[vii] According to the Center for Responsive Politics, employees of KPCB donated $2.6 million to candidates and political action committees, favoring Democrats over Republicans by a very wide margin.[viii] Obama's Green Energy Debacle - IER
William Sanford Nye (born November 27, 1955), popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is an American science communicator, television presenter, and mechanical engineer. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Nye
I would hope that those I've posted about had challengers. it's the POINT of science to challenge ANY and all theories and never to consider the science as "settled". the question is if those challengers had theories that actually held up to the facts. if not, then those theories are considered falsified, and one has to reconsider the theory instead of attempting to either manipulate the facts or to use political and popular power to silence opposing voices.