Thursday, January 11, 2007

Natural Resources Stewardship Project Is The Friends Of Science Resurrected

Yesterday, I wrote about the Natural Resources Stewardship Project as follows:

After The Friends of Science were discredited this summer, the Alberta Petroleum Industry whomped up another front group to pose as climatologists concerned with fighting the "alleged" consensus around Global Warming. They called it the Natural Resources Stewardship Project (NRSP).

The main PR guy for the NRSP is a fellow named Tom Harris, who I have written about on several occasions, and who has even been kind enough to leave a few comments on this blog and elsewhere.

In response to yesterday's post, Tom Harris appeared and argued his case both vigorously and politely. More power to him for that. However, there is one statement he made that especially cries out for refutation:

It is good (and indeed quite normal) science to question other science. That is what we are doing and will continue to do. We have no connection with Friends of Science, although I admire their video....

Let's compare the people behind the Friends and the NRSP.

Tim Ball is a consultant for the Friends, and on the Executive of the NRSP.

Tim Patterson is on the scientific advisory board of the Friends and on the scientific advisory committee of the NRSP. is Dr. Sallie Baliunas (who was once an ozone depletion skeptic, and more recently argued that Ozone depletion was behind Global Warming).

Madhav Khandekar is on the Friends advisory board, and an Allied Expert of the NRSP.

Mr. Harris, I submit that not only does the NRSP have "connections" to the Friends of Science, you're basically the SAME BUNCH OF PEOPLE.


Anonymous said...

I wonder how long we'll have to wait for Mr. Harris to clarify what he meant exactly by " We have no connection with Friends of Science?"

At this point I am concluding that it is a blatant lie, although I submit I may be labouring under some misunderstanding.

A propos of nothing, is there some form of mental illness that sets in when one is faced with the fact that one's credibility is completely shot?

Anonymous said...

and Robert T. Watson, the Bill Clinton shill who chaired the IPPC, was a pre-committed Global Warming Alarmist before he led the IPCC, who coined the phrase "the science is settled" and was the enviro weenie who torqued the IPPC reports to focus on the now infamous Mann hockey stick great lie.

I'm sure he was impartial. OR maybe he realized he could have his budgets increased and his scientific ego stroked.

Anonymous said...

Shush, troll. I want to hear Mr. Harris's explanation clearly when he decides to make it.

You know he's, what's the delay?

Anonymous said...

Gee, what's the hold up?

...*tapping fingers*

RossK said...

Mr. Harris appears to have made his case over at Alison's.

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Dan L. Johnson said...

Let's be honest. The thing that disturbs people about Tim Ball is, how can anyone who looks like Calvin Trillin be so boring?