OISM Act II is about to appear, a not very amusing parody of the 2009 US Global Change Research Program Impacts in the United States report, brought to you by none other that Pat Michaels and friends** for the Cato Institute, a bunch so twisted that they are stealing themselves from their owners. Not yet released, but bunnies can read the preprint. Even on the cover Pat wields the eraser.
Typical Michaels flim flam abounds, even from the disclaimer
This Addendum to “Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States” is a fourth-order draft, one iteration from the final draft that will be released later this year. It is likely that there will be few, if any, changes of significant substance between this draft and the final copy. Minor typographical, format, and sequencing errors in the text and endnotes will be corrected in the final edit.Looking carefully at the covers one can see how CATO disappears the Arctic, but why you ask, why now.. Peter Sinclair may have the answer from a source
As such, any subsequent revisions to this draft are likely to be minor in nature.
There is a reason why Cato is putting it out now. It is not so the average person will read it. It will be handed to Republican candidates who can tout the latest science in attacking the Administration’s efforts to address climate change; and it will be used by the Republicans in the lame duck session as justification for eviscerating funding for climate change.Exactly what the OISM deception did to Kyoto. Be prepared to push at the churnalists on this one.
** Robert Balling, Mary Hutzler, Robert Davis, Indur Goklany, Chip Knappenberger and Craig Idso
UPDATE: Cato art contest: As Russell says it's hard, but not impossible to improve on Cato's art work, and indeed, he and stoat have risen to the challenge. Vote early, vote often