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-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Climate Change Skepticism a Sickness That Must be "Treated," Says Professor
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'...
Posted by: gorb || 04/01/2012 01:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [284 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "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."
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/01/2012 3:23 Comments || Top||

#2  P
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 04/01/2012 7:19 Comments || Top||

#3  2007 “The Politics of Invasive Weed Management: Gender Race and Risk Perception in Rural California.”

What more needs to be said?
Posted by: Bobby || 04/01/2012 7:34 Comments || Top||

#4  From The RealREVO:

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.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/01/2012 7:46 Comments || Top||

#5  Why is it always the pretty ones who are so crazy?
Posted by: regular joe || 04/01/2012 7:47 Comments || Top||

#6  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.
Posted by: Choluse Graling8806 || 04/01/2012 7:49 Comments || Top||

#7  She looks like she's been french kissing five pound hammers.
Jes' sayin', ya know.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 04/01/2012 10:12 Comments || Top||

#8  While being swung.
Aurrgh! Sometimes proofreading is your friend.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 04/01/2012 10:13 Comments || Top||

#9  This is clearly a cry for help. Its sad that nobody at the university is willing to help her (psychologically and stylishly).
Posted by: rjschwarz || 04/01/2012 10:15 Comments || Top||

#10  2007 "The Politics of Invasive Weed Management: Gender Race and Risk Perception in Rural California."

What more needs to be said?

How about: tl;dr
Posted by: badanov || 04/01/2012 10:15 Comments || Top||

#11  And if that don't work, what's next, perfesser?
The People's Firing Squad?
Posted by: tu3031 || 04/01/2012 10:47 Comments || Top||

#12  "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.
Posted by: Black Bart Pelosi9180 || 04/01/2012 10:47 Comments || Top||

#13  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

Sound familiar?

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
Posted by: DepotGuy || 04/01/2012 11:20 Comments || Top||

#14  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.
Posted by: Secret Master || 04/01/2012 13:00 Comments || Top||

#15  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.
Posted by: tipper || 04/01/2012 19:10 Comments || Top||

Down Under
Australia must not repeat Europe's immigration mistakes
We must avoid fatal folly that helped to create Europe's 'leaderless jihad'
I didn't realize that the full article requires some sort of registration, since I was able to access the whole thing through a popular search engine's news site.
Posted by: ryuge || 04/01/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [273 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I got there just with "we must avoid fatal folly". Thanks for the hint, ryuge!
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/01/2012 6:47 Comments || Top||

#2  "Australia must not repeat Europe's immigration mistakes"

Too late. :-(
Posted by: Barbara || 04/01/2012 11:08 Comments || Top||

#3  Mistake sort of implies this wasn't what they had planned all along.

We know from how Enoch Powell was treated that this is not true. Immigration was to destroy the nation state.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 04/01/2012 14:12 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Culture Wars
Recent emergence of Trayvians proves religion in America is not in decline
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/01/2012 11:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [303 views] Top|| File under:

IPT: March on Jerusalem 2012 Fizzled
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.
Posted by: Lord Garth || 04/01/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [271 views] Top|| File under:

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