Ignoring Expert Advice is the Only JunkScience

Ignoring Expert Advice is the Only JunkScience
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Found this little gem of information over at the John Locke Foundation’s blog advocating that we just ignore the findings of the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change all together.

Excerpted from the astro-turf king himself, Steve “the junkman” Milloy’s site, it appears that the climate denial crowd is fitting their bill entirely now, with what can only be labeled as total and outright denial.

Milloy states that:

Oh, and did I mention that the UN says we only have seven years to end the growth of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and 40 years to stop them entirely if we are to avoid killing as many as one-fourth of the planet’s species? I’d be scared too, if I didn’t know that this is the very same UN that just admitted to inflating the African AIDS epidemic — thereby maximizing the public panic feeding its fundraising efforts…”

This is where the likes of Milloy and the John Locke Foundation are stuck. The IPCC is an organizational body coraling together what the best and the brightest researchers are saying about the realities of climate change – it is not the United Nation’s science.

But it does make for nice PR spin, much in the same way Milloy and others try to label climate science as Al Gore’s science.

Climate science is neither Al Gore’s or the United Nations, but by labeling it as such Milloy and others can easily convince those who don’t like Al Gore or distrust the United Nations into making the illogical leap to believing that the science of global warming is somehow a hoax.

Ignoring Expert Advice is the Only JunkScience

Kevin is a contributor and strategic adviser to DeSmogBlog.

He runs the digital marketing agency Spake Media House. Named a “Green Hero” by Rolling Stone Magazine and one of the “Top 50 Tweeters” on climate change and environment issues, Kevin has appeared in major news media outlets around the world for his work on digital campaigning.

Kevin has been involved in the public policy arena in both the United States and Canada for more than a decade. For five years he was the managing editor of DeSmogBlog.com. In this role, Kevin’s research into the “climate denial industry” and the right-wing think tank networks was featured in news media articles around the world. He is most well known for his ground-breaking research into David and Charles Koch’s massive financial investments in the Republican and tea party networks.

Kevin is the first person to be designated a “Certified Expert” on the political and community organizing platform NationBuilder.

Prior to DeSmogBlog, Kevin worked in various political and government roles. He was Senior Advisor to the Minister of State for Multiculturalism and a Special Assistant to the Minister of State for Asia Pacific, Foreign Affairs for the Government of Canada. Kevin also worked in various roles in the British Columbia provincial government in the Office of the Premier and the Ministry of Health.

In 2008 Kevin co-founded a groundbreaking new online election tool called Vote for Environment which was later nominated for a World Summit Award in recognition of the world’s best e-Content and innovative ICT applications.

Kevin moved to Washington, DC in 2010 where he worked for two years as the Director of Online Strategy for Greenpeace USA and has since returned to his hometown of Vancouver, Canada.

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