[LINK] Propaganda, manipulation and the abuse of media [Was: IPA, astroturfing and fantsy themes/Science under attack]

David Boxall david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Wed Feb 22 20:13:52 AEDT 2012

On 22/02/2012 4:17 PM, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
> On 22/02/2012 3:51 PM, David Boxall wrote:
>> On 22/02/2012 3:18 PM, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
>>> ...
>>> If the climate scientists keep making predictions that turn out to be in
>>> conflict with subsequent observations ...
>> Have they actually done that? The article to which you link doesn't
>> support your statement. It reports a previously unknown phenomenon and
>> speculation about possible effects.
>> So far, hasn't observation shown the predictions to be conservative?
> I believe so, but can we be sure that things will carry on behaving the
> same way?
> ...
Of what are you sure?

Your question is an excuse for pusillanimity.

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