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New Meetup: Asheville Skeptics: Fight Climate Change with Cold Beer!

From: Keith W.
Sent on: Monday, December 7, 2009 10:33 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Asheville Skeptics!

What: Asheville Skeptics: Fight Climate Change with Cold Beer!

When: December 9,[masked]:30 PM

13 W Walnut St
Asheville, NC 28803

In honor of the UN Global Climate Gathering in Copenhagen I thought it time to address the fanaticism of the climate change deniers, (erroneously called global warming skeptics). Folks, there is some serious wack-a-loonery on the fringes in this group, and they are darned entertaining, so long as you don?t allow yourself to think about the consequences of their ideas.
Ripped from the headlines, we have the texts of a heck of a lot of hacked emails from East Anglia University. The whole collection can be viewed here, but suffice to say, the conspiracy theorists have mined them for every out-of-context, inflammatory quote they could find. (These people have a lot of free time). This has been good fodder for serious quacks like this guy, who makes Glenn Beck look like Walter Cronkite.
I?d like to cover some of the more common climate denier positions and be able to counter with real science. A good start may lie here, courtesy of the BBC, an institution which consistently shames the American news media.
On a lighter note, check out the new Jewish Swine Flu prophylaxis regimen in Israel. This makes getting stuck on the seat next to the crying baby look like a dream come true!
Anyhow: Scully?s, Wednesday night, 7:30, to get your skeptical drink on!

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