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Below are the 15 most recent journal entries recorded in For People Who Want to Learn and Debate Climate's LiveJournal:

Friday, August 10th, 2007
9:10 am
Monday, June 25th, 2007
12:22 pm
Too little, too late: Gore blames scientists for climate crisis

In an extraordinary outburst aimed at America's failure to tackle global warming, Al Gore says that if scientific agreement on the climate crisis had been reached sooner it would have been easier to "galvanise the public and persuade Congress to act".

The failed presidential candidate claims that the stronger scientific consensus he knew was about to emerge meant "we in the US were about to shift into high gear in addressing the climate crisis". Mr Gore argues that if he had made it to the White House, he would have been able to use the office as a "bully pulpit" to achieve change.

"The nature and severity of the climate crisis had seemed painfully obvious to me for quite a long time," claims Mr Gore, writing in a new foreword to a revised edition of his book, Earth in the Balance, being published this week.

In a swipe at the scientific community, he says: "I wish that we could have had in the 1990s the deafening scientific consensus that has emerged in more recent years."

Besides coming off as sounding incredibly bitter, it seems Mr. Gore is suggesting scientific integrity with regards to climate change should be sacrificed for a political agenda. Personally, I am offended at the suggestion the scientific method should be altered or compromised because a politician is on a soapbox issue involving science.
Wednesday, March 28th, 2007
1:43 pm
Sunday, January 21st, 2007
10:42 am
Freeping The Weather Channel
Dr. Heidi Cullen gets a swift boating hit job, complete with a fanatical freeping of the One Degree blog, by an apparently well-orchestrated onslaught from the minions of Inhofe's 'Pet Weisel', Marc Morano", Fox News, and it would not be complete without the rigorous scientific review of the Limbaugh Cover Story & it's Ditto Heads.

For the record, what The Weather Channel's Dr. Heidi Cullen, Ph.D. in Oceanography/Climate from Lamont-Doherty , has actually written is not what has been repeatedly claimed she has said by many in the Right Wing press, blogosphere, and .gov websites with Inhofe's fingerprints all over them. Read more...Collapse )

Cross Posted & LJ Cut for your consideration.
Thursday, June 22nd, 2006
1:24 pm

At least they said Nothern Hemisphere so disbelievers won't be like "but but the southern hemisphere blah blah blah blah" lol
Tuesday, June 13th, 2006
9:58 am
weather related post

Here are some of my fellow students on their tornado chasing trip. They seemed to only encounter a dust storm, but the cloud pictures are really nice.
Friday, June 9th, 2006
1:07 pm

This isn't an article, but it's a news story about how climate change is affected plants and animals reproductive cycles.
Tuesday, June 6th, 2006
1:49 am
There he goes again
"Global warming? It's a hoax, scientist says
It's all part of Earth's natural cycle, contends atmosphere expert

12:00 AM CDT on Sunday, June 4, 2006
By JOEL ACHENBACH The Washington Post

WASHINGTON – It should be glorious to be William Gray, professor emeritus. He's the guy who predicts the number of hurricanes for the coming tropical storm season. He works on a country road leading into the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, in the atmospheric science department of Colorado State University. He's mentored dozens of scientists.

He's a towering figure in his profession and in person. He's loud. His laugh is gale force. He can be very charming.

He's also angry. He's outraged.

He recently had a shouting match with one of his former students. It went on for 45 minutes.

He was supposed to debate another scientist at a weather conference, but the organizer found him to be too obstreperous and disinvited him.

Much of his government funding has dried up. He has had to use his money, more than $100,000, to keep his research going. He feels intellectually abandoned. If none of his colleagues comes to his funeral, he said, that'll be evidence that he had the courage to say what they were afraid to admit.

Which is this: Global warming is a hoax.

"I am of the opinion that this is one of the greatest hoaxes ever perpetrated on the American people," he said.Read more...Collapse )

And a slightly different take:
Some climatologists' views of Dr. Willim Gray:
'Gray & Muddy Thinking about Global Warming'
Wednesday, May 24th, 2006
10:46 pm
I'm hoping people just aren't posting because nothing school related is going on, but I encourage members to make posts :D

Is anyone going to see that new Al Gore documentary-type thing that is going to come out? I'm annoyed that everything has to be related to effing hurricanes for people to pay attention, but at least they are attempting to make a good movie about climate change.
Tuesday, May 16th, 2006
3:18 pm
Sorry, everybody, I've been busy with my new guinea pigs! But Michigan's crazy weather is getting everyone depressed. Anyone know when we are going to see some sunshine again lol
Saturday, May 6th, 2006
3:07 am
Does anyone else get the AMS free BAMS paper? I find it very difficult to navigate that thing because the pages stick and the articles are too dry. Am I just being lazy lol or does free really mean free??
Thursday, May 4th, 2006
11:40 am
Hello! I found this community through the Scientists community.

School: Kansas State University
Year: 2nd year
Degree Program: Masters in Biology
What made you choose/why do you like atmospheric science: I don't actually deal directly with atmospheric science, but I'm persuing work in climate change and its effect on soil microbial communities, and nutrient flow through ecosystems.
Are you doing any interesting work in the field: Yes! I'm working here on a long-term rainfall manipulation project called RaMPs. Currently working on my second year of investigation into soil processes and microbial community structure as affected by the altered rainfall timing treatment.

Current Mood: curious
11:16 am
Hey all again! I forgot to post about an interesting presentation one of my classmates did. We had to make presentations every 4 weeks (3 people each week) and he picked a topic that disputed urban heat islands.

doi: 10.1175/1520-0442(2003)016<2941:AOUVRI>2.0.CO;2
Journal of Climate: Vol. 16, No. 18, pp. 2941–2959.

Assessment of Urban Versus Rural In Situ Surface Temperatures in the Contiguous United
States: No Difference Found
Thomas C. Peterson

I don't agree necessarily with the conclusions, but it's a VERY interesting read.
10:25 am
OK! Now that we have a few people I'm going to introduce myself. I'm Ann-Drea. I'm an atmospheric science major at U of Mich. I dislike their program, but I'm about to graduate and hopefully go to a decent graduate school. I interned at MWCOG last summer for air quality so I'm all over the place academically.

But my concentration is climate physics and that's why I named the community 'climate'students, but it's not just for climate studies or just for climate related posts. I just was tired of seeing forecasts about weather on all the communities. That's not as interesting as new research IMO. However, if you want to post an interesting weather-related phenomena or air quality related then that is fine. Even if it is weather on other planets, that will be okay.

Also, I mainly made this community for students who have questions or want to learn more and hopefully we will get enough people to be able to answer them! I had a question on another community about a good place to look for articles and no one knew because they were either amateur or they didn't care. So I wanted to make a community for people who like to learn!

So I'll get us started with a news article about ozone.
12:00 am
Greetings one and all! I am a rising Junior in Meteorology (& Applied Mathematics) at NC State University

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