Monday, February 18, 2013

AT HEARTLAND, HATING SCIENCE IS A MATTER OF CONVICTION

WUWT's latest hate-in mourns The Heartland Institute's failed attempt to sicc federal prosecutors on Peter Gleick, who outed Watts demand for hundred grand to disinform gradeschoolers about basic climate science.

Though the law saw nothing criminal in  Gleick's public spirited fishing expedition, it remains a crime story , because his chief accuser , Heartland Institute 'Science Director' Jay Lehr , turns out to be a convicted felon, sent to Federal prison for, wait for it: defrauding the EPA of  $101,000 !


As the American Water Research Association  noted at the time :

While the law has no quarrel with Gleick  Heartland President Joe Bast talks about him as though he were Heartland Dcience Director Lehr:  
" One of the 
biggest frauds committed by a scientist in the past year generated nary a peep of criticism from the scientific community. The criminal, who admitted to committing crimes that are punishable by years of imprisonment, continues to write and speak... His career hasn’t been  adversely affected at all."


http://aquadoc.typepad.com/waterwired/2012/05/heartland-institute-twofer-1-nice-billboards-2-dr-jay-lehrs-rant-lets-phase-out-epa.html



Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Northern Exposure

Tar sand mining in Alberta is generating brimstone piles of Biblical proportions, but the  booming bitumen business has yet to realize sulfur's architectural potential -- there's enough of the stuff laying around to bulldoze together a full-scale replica of the Great Pyramid!

Why should Pitch Patch Pharaohs patronize the Calgary Stampede when the first to found a pyramid building dynasty can put his cartouche on the 
Seagrams Seven Crown? 



              Real piles and imagined pyramids of sulfur near Fort McMurray Alberta