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Saturday, June 19, 2004

Ross, Ross, and Ross

Ross Gelbspan has a new book coming out called, Boiling Point: How Politicians, Big Oil and Coal, Journalists, and Activists Have Fueled the Climate Crisis -- And What We Can Do To Avert Disaster.

Ross McKittrick of whom David Appel claims to be associated with the George C. Marshall Institute, one of a number of think tanks that question the human role in global warming will ponder writing a critique blasting the book. The odds of this happening are statistically1 in proportion to the amount of funding received from the Institute.

Ross Ice Shelf is patiently waiting in the wings, eventually providing a resolution to the controversy, as it peels off icebergs the size of Jamaica2.

1Subjectively derived in terms of a large historical data set of "foundation-sponsored scientists" who write in favor of the agenda of their sponsoring organization.
2Phil Hartman as Sinatra to Sting as Idol: "I got pieces of guys like you in my stool!"


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