April 3, 2012

Break out the airbrushes, comrades! Professor Norgaard has been spotted!

CNS, “Call For Climate Skeptics To Be ‘Treated’ Removed From University’s Press Statement”:

Back in March, environment and sociology Prof. Kari Norgaard’s press statement on the University of Oregon’s website said that skeptics of the man-made global warming theory should be “treated” for their skepticism.

But, now that a story about the comment has gained nation media attention after being posted on The Drudge Report last week, the statement has been changed to delete the call for climate skeptics to be given treatment for their beliefs.

As originallyposted (and reported by the States News Service, March 26, 2012), the press statement, Simultaneous action needed to break cultural inertia in climate-change response,” read:

“Resistance at individual and societal levels must be recognized and treated before real action can be taken to effectively address threats facing the planet from human-caused contributions to climate change.”

Today, however, the release on the university’s website now reads:

“Resistance at individual and societal levels must be recognized before real action can be taken to effectively address threats facing the planet from human-caused contributions to climate change.”

Note that “and treated” has been removed. Now, “resistance” must simply be “recognized.”

According to Jim Barlow, director of science and research communications, University of Oregon, the original wording was changed because a “play on words” was being misconstrued by a bunch of silly alarmists looking to make political hay out of what is, properly, a serious scientific investigation — into what makes crazed deniers tick, and ways to remedy that social blight — and now with the revision, we can all return to a discussion of the “science” instead of focusing on what it is Professor Norgaard might have in store for deniers had they been kept unaware of her recommendations for how to fix them.

So, you see, it’s all good.

 

Posted by Jeff G. @ 11:45am
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Comments (14)

  1. While they got that airbrush out, they might want to work on that picture.

    What?

  2. Shorter B Moe:

    Hee-HAWWWWWW! Hee-HAWWWWW!

  3. Give B Moe a break, Darth. It was just a play on words.

  4. That woman could scare the ugly off an ape.

  5. Anthropo global climate change warming has definitely not been kind to her. Speaking of needing a “treatment”.

  6. OK, Comrade Norgaard – What are you suggesting, the Trotsky Icepick Treatment? Gulag stay? Trip to nice Sovietsky “hospital” or “sanitarium”?

    Another totalitarian barnacle clinging to the taxpaying public…

  7. The Ape Anti-defamation League has put you on their watch list, Mike.

  8. LTC John, kinda OT but what is your take on the DHS buying all those .40 caliber rounds of ammo?

  9. ” OK, Comrade Norgaard – What are you suggesting, the Trotsky Icepick Treatment? ”

    Trosksy actually died from a blow to the head with an ice axe (the kind used by mountain climbers).

    It looks like a geology hammer or a smaller example of an excavating pick.

    It was not a mobland style murder with an ice pick to the head and the coroner had trouble finding the wound.

    Spanish Communist Ramon (Jaime Ramón Mercader del Río ) busted Trotsky’s head open pretty good. .

  10. That woman could scare the ugly off an ape.

    She did.

    Then she picked it up and put it on.

  11. As my granny used to say, “She could eat corn through a picket fence. Bless her heart.”

  12. Ms. Norgaard is a sociologist, identifying the ills of society is part of their shtick. It’s not much of a leap to proposing a treatment, but somehow I don’t think she had the usual ‘educating the public’ or some aught in mind, as the more we’ve learned the more we realize how little they know. Scratch a liberal find a fascist.

  13. So, her job description as she see’s it, is to carry out partisan political warfare using University resources.

    As a Government University Employee, is she subject to the Hatch Act? or is that only Federal law?

    How Professional.

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