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NASA is reporting that their scientific probes have discovered methane gas in "abundance" on Titan, one of the moons of Saturn. That alone is a fact worth shouting to the rooftops. However, NASA has also had to confront the reality that, since Titan does not have an atmosphere and since there is no evidence that it ever did, the abundant methane gas must be of a "non-biologic nature"!
Geochemist Says Oil FieldsMay Be Refilled Naturally
A geochemist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts says she believes that hitherto undetected gas and oil reservoirs lying at very great depths within the earth's crust could stave off the inevitable oil depletion much longer than many experts have estimated.
Most scientists believe the evidence comes down decidedly on the side of oil forming from deceased organic matter. They point to very strong chemical evidence (so called “biomarkers”) that show hydrocarbons have an organic origin and not an inorganic origin. They also point out that various stages of hydrocarbon development have been uncovered, showing the progression from say peat all the way to anthracite coal or from algae to oil. They also argue that small quantities of hydrocarbon can be produced in laboratories, thus strong supporting their stance.
At least one of the documents alleged to have come from Heartland, titled "Confidential Memo: 2012 Heartland Climate Strategy," is a forgery apparently intended to defame and discredit The Heartland Institute. It was not written by anyone associated with The Heartland Institute. It does not express Heartland's goals, plans, or tactics. It contains several obvious and gross misstatements of fact.
According to spokesman Jim Lakely, Heartland received $736,500 from Exxon Mobil between 1998 and 2006.
Greenpeace's ExxonSecrets website lists some of these transactions. (As mentioned above, Heartland insists that Exxon has not contributed to the group since 2006.)
Exxon contributions include:
$30,000 in 1998;
$115,000 in 2000;
$90,000 in 2001;
$15,000 in 2002;
$85,000 for General Operating Support and $7,500 for their 19th Anniversary Benefit Dinner in 2003;
$85,000 for General Operating Support and $15,000 for Climate Change Efforts in 2004; and
$119,000 in 2005; and
$115,000 in 2006.
CMD hosts the SourceWatch website, a wiki, which bills itself as a "collaborative, specialized encyclopedia of the people, organizations, and issues shaping the public agenda." According to the project's website, it "aims to produce a directory of public relations firms, think tanks, industry-funded organizations and industry-friendly experts that work to influence public opinion and public policy on behalf of corporations, governments and special interest groups." CMD sets the editorial and security policies under which SourceWatch operates. Unlike Wikipedia, SourceWatch does not require a "neutral point of view."
originally posted by: tkwasny
originally posted by: jrod
a reply to: smurfy
Wattsupwiththat.com receives funds from Exxon. Mr. Watts is in the business of casting doubt on climate science. Further investigation will show that the arguments made are not based on good science, instead appeal to ignorance and cognitive bias.
What evidence do you have that NASA, NOAA,and thousands of independent scientists around the world have AGW wrong, and shills like Mr. Watts got it right?
PS, all of NOAA's research is in the public domain so to claim there are NOAA whistleblowers is a bit of a stretch.
All the NOAA values that is in the public domain are doctored numbers. Thousands of scientists agree with the results off of these numbers, except the numbers are false that they are processing.
originally posted by: raymundoko
a reply to: jrod
Your fell for the rumor that he was on the payroll, as did your source, that in 2012 he was paid 90k, however that information turned out to be a hoax from an anonymous source that they mixed in with actual stolen data.
In 2012 Anthony Watts was funded through the HI for app development, not his website. He was developing an app that would analyse data. The funding came from a single anonymous donor through the HI and a total of 44k of potential 90k was paid out.
Grant 2011, p. 302: "Watts is best known for his very heavily trafficked blog Watts Up With That?, began in 2006, which provides not just a megaphone for himself but a rallying ground for other AGW deniers, notably Christopher Monckton. The blog played an important role in the Climategate fiasco, through its dissemination of the hacked CRU emails."
According to Alexa internet statistical analysis, What's Up With That? is ranked No. 11,668 in the U.S. and No. 27,425 world-wide. It is reported to receive between half a million and 2 million visits per month between 2010 and 2014. It was described by climatologist Michael E. Mann in The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars as "the leading climate change denial blog," having surpassed Climate Audit in popularity.
In an effort to do so, and in a serious lapse of my own professional judgment and ethics, I solicited and received additional materials directly from the Heartland Institute under someone else's name.
Peter Gleick, a MacArthur Foundation fellow and co-founder and president of Oakland's Pacific Institute, admitted Monday that he had posed as someone else and obtained confidential internal papers from the Heartland Institute, a libertarian group that has questioned the reality of human-caused global warming.
The trickery has nevertheless taken a devastating toll on Gleick's scientific standing. He resigned as chairman of the American Geophysical Union's task force on scientific ethics. On Tuesday, the Chronicle website, SFGate.com, dropped him from its City Brights blog page, a place where local luminaries express themselves.
At the beginning of 2012, I received an anonymous document in the mail describing what appeared to be details of the Heartland Institute's climate program strategy.
originally posted by: the2ofusr1
This is a very good vid on what was what is and what we can do to really make the changes we need to and not parrot what tptb tell us we need to do .....