Saturday, December 09, 2006

It is NOT BAU this month

From Singer, to Chilinger to Monckton to Inhofe, the drums are beating in the jungle of denial. Why you ask? Just remember the AR4 (IPCC Assessment Report 4) is due in January. Until then you can bet your bottom dollar everyday will bring something new and strange, but with certainty, not wonderful. Think of it as the Exxon Advent Calendar. Sometimes here at Rabett Run we think we should change the name Blogging the Science Atrocities Blogs.com.

Why you ask? Well when would it be more important to muddy the waters than before the release of an assessment document that will clearly identify the responsibility of humans for the deteriorating state of the climate and point to major future damage if no actions are taken.

Taken from this perspective the Stern Report, although it was at the far end of possible analyses was an important counter weight. Taken from this perspective it is increasingly important for those with standing in the reality based climate research and policy communities to get their point of view into newspapers. It's time to move out of the blogs and seminar rooms folks and start submitting those op-eds to major and minor newspapers, to your campus newspaper (for academics), to society membership journals like C&E News.

It's vital that between now and the release of the AR4 that every opportunity for outreach to local school groups, fraternal organizations such as the Lions, the Rotary, and, of course, the Bunnies (we meet in the carrot patch on the second Tuesday of the month. Carrot cake and juice will be served and Eli will be giving his talk on the 12th).

What would help is a presentation package that anyone could access, modify and use. Suggestions? Volunteers. We need someone to coordinate the effort. We know that several public relations firms are involved in meeting the challenge, but they too are not really organized in a coordinated effort. Time is short.

Of course, I'm but a poor bunny.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

On the Frist day of Christmas a denialist gave to me,
A "CO2 is life" video clip.

On the second day of Christmas, a denialist gave to me,
2 think-tank wanks and a "CO2 is life" video clip.

On the third day of Christmas, a denialist gave to me,
Three Petro-geologists,
2 think-tank wanks
and a "CO2 is life" video clip.

On the fourth day of Christmas, a denialist gave to me,
Four blogging Frauditors,
3 petro-geologists,
2 think-tank wanks
and a CO2 is life video clip.

On the fifth day of Christmas, a denialist gave to me,
Fiiiiive Inhofe rants,
4 blogging Frauditors,
3 petro-geologists, 2 think-tank wanks and a CO2 is life video clip.

On the sixth day of Christmas, a denialist gave to me,
Six Oilmen alying,
Fiiiiive Inhofe rants,
4 blogging Frauditors, 3 petro-geologists, 2 think-tank wanks and a CO2 is life video clip.

On the seventh day of Christmas, a denialist gave to me,
Seven denialists a-shilling,
Six Oilmen alying,
Fiiiiive Inhofe rants,
Four blogging Frauditors,, 3 petro-geologists, 2 think-tank wanks and a CO2 is life video clip.

On the eighth day of Christmas, a denialist gave to me,
Eight Bushies a-censoring,
Seven denialists a-shilling,
Six Oilmen alying,
Fiiiiive Inhofe rants,
Four blogging Frauditors,, 3 petro-geologists, 2 think-tank wanks and a CO2 is life video clip.

On the ninth day of Christmas, a denialist gave to me,
Nine Singers singing,
Eight Bushies a-censoring,
Seven denialists a-shilling,
Six Oilmen alying,
Fiiiiive Inhofe rants,
Four blogging Frauditors,, 3 petro-geologists, 2 think-tank wanks and a CO2 is life video clip.

On the tenth day of Christmas, a denialist gave to me
Ten Lord Monckton's a-leaping,
Nine Singers singing,
Eight Bushies a-censoring,
Seven denialists a-shilling,
Six Oilmen a-lying,
Fiiiiive Inhofe rants,
Four blogging Frauditors,, 3 petro-geologists, 2 think-tank wanks and a CO2 is life video clip.

On the leventh day of Christmas, a denialist gave to me.
Eleven tailpipes puffing,
Ten Lord Monckton's a-leaping,
Nine Singers singing,
Eight Bushies a-censoring,
Seven denialists a-shilling,
Six Oilmen alying,
Fiiiiive Inhofe rants,
Four blogging Frauditors,, 3 petro-geologists, 2 think-tank wanks and a CO2 is life video clip.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, a denialist gave to me,
Twelve Oil drums drumming,
Eleven tailpipes puffing,
Ten Lord Monckton's a-leaping,
Nine Singers singing,
Eight Bushies a-censoring,
Seven denialists a-shilling,
Six Oilmen a-lying,
Fiiiiive Inhofe rants,
Four blogging Frauditors,, 3 petro-geologists, 2 think-tank wanks and a CO2 is life video clip.

Anonymous said...

But bunnies are cute and photogenic, hence if you sit there saying "Global warming will be bad for me, and you dont want me to die out do you?" lots of people will see the light!
guthrie

(That was meant to be a little sarcastic, but I want to see more studies and data on the effects of climate change. Lots of people still think that all it means is that the sea will rise a few cms and they wont have to go to Spain for a holiday because it will be hot enough in the UK. THey need to be educated about ecosystem damage, and things like this: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6200114.stm )

garhane said...

Well yes but who said you get to choose where the enemy will engage you. Right now they are whacking the Stern report, and hitting him with all they can put together. See how he has been dusted off by the Treasury in the UK and none of his proposals were followed by the present government. That is the"city" talking. And look at the old boys club in environmental economics that has suddenly surfaced to flourish denunciations, stuffed shirts of a whole unsupected nest of deniers
In fact once the job of the climate scientists was, sort of, done, a whole new theatre of conflict was bound to open up. And the simple minded deniers and the opportunists like Moncton are still showing up.
Why complain, you have all yhou might want to choose among a crowd of great targets for the forseeable future.

Gareth said...

You might care to reflect on the spin inherent in this headline in today's Sunday Telegraph: UN downgrades man's impact on the climate.

They were Monckton's publishers...

Anonymous said...

Well, I gave a talk to the local French Society in the fall on the link between hurricanes and global warming. While pretty basic (my French is limited) I would be willing to share the presentation.

John Cross

EliRabett said...

John, I think that would be an excellent contribution. Now, I have to think about how to host such things, perhaps a google group called ClimatePresentations where such talks could be deposited? Others could offer suggestions and the author could modify as he or she wished....Of course we have to think about voting stuff off the island too.

EliRabett said...

The Crispness Carol (what happens when it gets hot enough) has been moved to the main page. It will be deleted tomorrow so that we may return your attention to the serious matters for which this site is famed.

Anonymous said...

My apologies if I have detracted from your blog's well-deserved reputation as a place of unusually insightful analysis with my musings, Eli, but I believe that derision is far more than most of these denialists deserve at this point.

Before the internet, most of these clowns would not have received the time of day from the scientific community. They are a complete waste of time.

EliRabett said...

Anonymuse, we quite enjoy your creations and agree with thy point, thence the billboarding with your own postings.

Having oh so innocently given a start to this new movement we are exceedingly loath to bring it to an end, after all, our motto is everything in moderation including moderation.