Comparing skepticism of man-made global warming to racist beliefs, an Oregon-based professor of sociology and environmental studies has labeled doubts about anthropogenic climate change a "sickness" for which individuals need to be "treated".
Professor Kari Norgaard, who is currently appearing at the 'Planet Under Pressure' conference in London, has presented a paper in which she argues that "cultural resistance" to accepting the premise that humans are responsible for climate change "must be recognized and treated" as an aberrant sociological behavior.
Norgaard equates skepticism of climate change alarmists -- whose data is continually proven to be politicized, agenda driven and downright inaccurate -- with racism, noting that overcoming such viewpoints poses a similar challenge "to racism or slavery in the U.S. South." Check out her home page at U of O. Looks like she took "publish or perish" a bit too seriously. Her vitae is here(PDF) and is quite extensive All the right studies, too: race and environment, gender and environment, climate change, 'sociology of emotions' (whatever the heck that is). Card-carrying member of the progressive 'elite'...
"There comes a time in the affairs of men when they must prepare to defend, not their homes alone, but the tenets of faith and humanity on which their churches, their governments and their very civilization are founded."
Professor Kari Norgaard is a winner of the first ever Real Revo Trofim Denisovich Lysenko Award! Congratulations Professor Norgaard!
Professor Norgaard's demand that promoters of scientific theories that are in contradiction with politically approved theories be declared insane is in the highest tradition of Comrade Lysenko's work in promoting the agenda of the State. Professor Norgaard has beautifully captured the essence of the December 1929 speech of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin in which he praised "practice" above "theory" and the service of science to the state.
In his scientific research in service to the state, Comrade Lysenko caused the expulsion, imprisonment, and death of hundreds of scientists and eliminating all study and research involving any theory in contradiction with those he promoted. Professor Norgaard has taken Comrade Lysenko's dedication in serving the Party and adapted it to American politics and climate science in a way that reflects glory on science in the service of ideology.
Congratulations Professor Norgaard. May you receive all of the glory and honor Comrade Lysenko received right up to the end of his career.
Why is it always the pretty ones who are so crazy?
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Don't worry Mister Blue, we'll take good care of you.
Just think of it as sense and not surrender.
But never think again, that you can think again,
Or you'll get something you'll remember.
What will it take to whip you into line?
A broken heart?
A broken head?
It can be arranged.
It can be arranged.
"Scientists from multiple disciplines from around the world are at the conference to assess where they stand before the June 4-6 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro -- also known as "Rio+20" since it is occurring 20 years after 1992's Rio Earth Summit that drew officials from 172 governments."
The carbon emissions of the elites don't stink like ours do.
We integrate research on relational trust, social normative beliefs and cultural and political-economic constraints on pro-environmental action. Kari Marie Norgaard
Meeting the challenge: essential psychological and social concept for collective response
What exists in the social world are relations -- not interactions between agents or intersubjective ties between individuals, but objective relations which exist 'independently of individual consciousness and will'. Karl Marx
I just got done reading Applebaum's Gulag: A History. One of the last chapters is dedicated to the Soviet confinement of political opponents in psychiatric facilities - and I use that term loosely, as they were basically quack torture camps.
Do you think Professor Norgaard would support the same thing for us. You don't have to think. She's basically said it.
People are taking Kari's comments out of context. 'Planet Under Pressure' is part of a world famous comedy festivaal held annually. Kari's (professionally known as Jaws) spot is to provide the babble, as in "psych-babble" in between those other famous comedians Bozo the Chimp and Al "chackras" Gore.
There was nothing "out of the ordinary" about Friday's annual Palestinian protest of Land Day, the Israeli Defense Forces [IDF] spokesman said, despite predictions that 2 million Palestinians and activists would swamp Israel's security forces. Many protests both in Israel and the territories were prevented or under attended...Only one violent protester was killed along the Gaza border, in comparison to 38 deaths that followed illegal infiltrations along the Syrian and Lebanese borders last year. The low turnout also thwarted attempts by Hamas and the Palestinian Authority to draw more demonstrators to officially sponsored rallies.
The event was also a major failure internationally. Jordanian protesters were stopped before they reached the border...the ongoing Syrian government crackdown prevented any serious actions there. A rally in Berlin drew around 50 protesters...
Israeli police have already begun to prepare for other upcoming protest days, including Nakba and Naksa days.