Another Alarmist Gets Smoked in a Debate

by Paul Chesser, Heartland Institute Correspondent on February 16, 2010

in Blog

This morning on Harrisburg, Pa. NPR station WITF, the Commonwealth Foundation‘s Andrew Langer debated Jan Jarrett of Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future (PennFuture), and my conclusion is that CF ought to put Jarrett on their payroll. She was no competition for the exceptional Langer.

Afterward Jarrett slammed CF in a press release because of its call for an independent investigation of Penn State Climategate scientist Michael Mann:

“The real scandal is the lengths to which the right-wing will go in order to twist climate change science to meet its ideological bent,” said Jarrett. “From relying on material stolen by Russian criminals and selectively releasing some of the stolen emails, to reflexively attacking Penn State’s investigation as biased, the Commonwealth Foundation has simply gone too far. This witch hunt against climate scientists, particularly PSU’s Dr. Michael Mann and the University itself, must stop.

“The Commonwealth Foundation claims the PSU investigation that cleared Dr. Mann is a ‘whitewash.’ The foundation has produced no evidence to document that conclusion, but levels the charge because it does not like the outcome. That charge slanders Penn State University and the distinguished panel of experts pulled together to review the matter, and for that the Commonwealth Foundation owes Penn State and the people of Pennsylvania an apology.”

Sounds like Jarrett knows the lowdown on how the East Anglia emails were released. Maybe she will produce evidence, lest she be accused of slandering Russian criminals.

Neil February 18, 2010 at 7:50 am

If you substitute left for right in the first sentence of her response, that sentence is actually accurate.

Regina February 19, 2010 at 8:41 pm

What is amazing to me is how despite the fact that the truth is finally coming out against these liars, so many left-wing liberals hold on to their false math, false conclusions and outright maniputlation of facts because they can't admit they were wrong. They would rather call names, label people who suspected the truth all along as idiots and keep going in the direction they were.

No one wants to talk about truth anymore. Left wingers want to believe that if they demand something is true and if they can make people support them, give money to them and if they can scare everyone enough, they can be in control of what only they are smart enough to understand.

One of the left wings biggest problems is realizing that the lie they've been telling about so many conservatives…the lie that claims we're all stupid or have low IQ's,… hurts them in the long run, when so much of what we've said turns out to be right. That's why they can't change now. It has to do with money and pride, the two biggest demons in the world… so hang on folks, it's going to be a long ride.

T E Workman February 20, 2010 at 9:36 am

It is time to issue a court summans to Al Gore and have him defend his junk science in public. He is trying to swindle the whole world.

pojoe February 23, 2010 at 9:15 am

the only ones that distort the facts are the people that financial intrest in to make sure global warming i s dead BIG OIL AND BIG COAL who make billions a year in profit so they will spend million to make sure we buy there products do you know that in decenber our trade deficit was in the red because of oil imports or is that a lie too so big oil is not only killing our environment but our econmomy what do you call a person that will sell out his country for money stop twisting fact around and don't let greed in your way off thinking

Mike Restin February 28, 2010 at 4:27 am

Answer: Al Gore

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