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Opinion: Florida’s Scott deep in climate denial

Who gets to decide what violates decorum?

March 24, 2015 at 2:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Florida’s Scott deep in climate denial

I already gave you what you asked for. Moore said there is no proof, but there are 150 years of lab experiments and direct observations of the effects that our CO2 production has.

If you don't understand the evidence showing the effects of CO2, I can only suggest taking some physics courses, or accepting that there are things you don't understand. Doubtless, you are unwilling to do either of those, or we would not be having this conversation.

March 24, 2015 at 2:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Florida’s Scott deep in climate denial

Here is a tip-of-the-iceberg explanation as to why Scott and others are called deniers.

Conservation of energy is a scientific law. Gas spectroscopy is a well established science over 150 years old. Tyndall was one of the early pioneers. Here is a picture of Earth's energy output. There is a rather obvious notch taken out of the spectrum by CO2. This notch gets bigger as the amount of CO2 increases; this fits the theory developed in laboratories and it has been observed by infrared cameras in orbit around the earth. The suns energy continues to flow in, but increasing CO2 reduces the outflow. Energy builds up within the system, and the earth warms up. It warms up until energy outflow again equals energy inflow.

http://www.geo.cornell.edu/geology/cl...

Scott's, Moore's, and Groenhagen's beliefs are at odds with observable facts.

Kevin, if you aren't aware of the connection between Tyndall, gas spectroscopy, and why the article linked to by Bob Smith is full of incorrect statements like, "I am skeptical humans are the main cause of climate change ... There is no scientific proof of this hypothesis...", maybe you should refrain from commenting.

March 24, 2015 at 12:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Florida’s Scott deep in climate denial

Maybe you should clarify who you think is the useful idiot, yourself?

March 24, 2015 at 11:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Florida’s Scott deep in climate denial

Why do you think the majority should be allowed to silence the minority, based on whatever judgment call the majority decides to make?

I don't think silencing those who oppose your views is justified by any perceived or pretended breach of decorum.

March 24, 2015 at 11:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Florida’s Scott deep in climate denial

What, you think you have a better idea of what the Republicans were saying than a Democrat directly involved with the issue?
Look, you have already indicated you believe that the majority gets to decide when a violation of decorum has occurred and that is justification for infringing on free speech. Why are you still writing?

March 22, 2015 at 3:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Florida’s Scott deep in climate denial

You are asking me to show you comments that were deleted?

Let's start with gas spectroscopy. Tyndall discovered in the 1850s that CO2 interferes with the transmission of infrared, in the same waveband of energy the earth emits. Everything else follows from that, whether you understand why or not. Why do you think Tyndall and everyone else is wrong?

March 22, 2015 at 3:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Senate passes 'religious freedom' bill for campus student groups

Let's look at a few things.

"The United States Attorney's Office for the District of Kansas has established a Civil Rights Unit to enforce federal statutes prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, disability, and other protected characteristics."
http://www.justice.gov/usao-ks/civil-...

"The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY."
http://www.kletc.org/nondisc_statemen...

If this bill passes into law, then it will force colleges to accept groups that discriminate into official groups under the college. Let's say Joe Student comes along and is refused entry into one of these groups because of, say, race or religion. Now, instead of Joe not being admitted into a private club (which is perfectly legal and even fine morally), Joe is having his rights infringed by the university, and by proxy, the state, and he can bring legal action against both. That is the situation our state senate wants to create.

How can our senate not understand that by confusing the right to assemble with the privilege to by sanctioned by a college or university, they are creating a situation where they think they are protecting religious freedom, but in fact creating state-sanctioned religious discrimination?

March 22, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Florida’s Scott deep in climate denial

Maybe you can explain what exactly it is about the spectroscopy of gasses that you think you know that has escaped every physicist since Tyndall in the 1850s?

While you are at it, maybe you can explain why the Heartland site and their affiliates delete comments pointing out factual errors in that article?

March 22, 2015 at 1:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Florida’s Scott deep in climate denial

I was not aware that representing a university was in inalienable right. Apparently you think it is. Again, you are entitled to your goofy opinion.

March 22, 2015 at 1:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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