The Pacific Northwest's resident climate denier, Gordon Fulks, Pee-ach Dee, has been keeping busy harassing local authors and the people at Linfield College near Portland, including its president Thomas Hellie.
As if the president of a college like Linfield cares what Fulks thinks.
Below is a recent message from Fulks, passive-aggressive as always, demonstrating the complete absence of the personal skills needed to engage with an institution like Linfield College (or anybody, really) in order to communicate his thoughts and ideas.
Clearly, Fulkes is far more interested in spraying venom.... while looking for support from his googlegroups sycophants.
One question stays front and center: who is Fulks working for? He won't say, even when I've asked him directly -- yet his efforts are clearly beyond that of any possible hobbist or any personal extracurricular activities....
BTW, the speaker he's complaining about is Robert Musil, former CEO of Physicians for Social Responsibility and the author of Heated Planet: How Americans Are Fighting Global Warming and Building a Better Future. Musil was a resident at Linfield, and spoke there on November 10th. Fulks went venomous four days after.
Note that Fulks thinks he's qualified to deliver a rebuttal to Michael Mann's paleoclimate research. Ha. And he calls consensus scientists "non-scientists." Sheesh. This guy couldn't charm his own mother into cooking him dinner.
From: Gordon Fulks <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 2:11 PM
Subject: RE: [GWR] climate advocate at one of my alma maters ugh
To: Marcia Turnquist <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: Thomas Hellie <email@example.com>, Jim Diamond <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Therese Bottomly <email@example.com>, "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
I left this comment:
When I went to college and later graduate school, ALL of my teachers were PhDs in the fields they taught. We did not have PhDs in Public Health lecturing us about Physics - or in this case "Climate Change." Yes, smart people can talk a good line about many subjects, but in the physical sciences it is especially important that they have a sturdy background. Robert Musil clearly does not.
Should Linfield College invite only ill-informed propagandists like Musil* or the well-informed but clearly less than honest scientists like Michael ("Hide the Decline") Mann to talk to them about Climate Change? By doing so they cannot hope to provide a first-rate education. All that they will turnout are automatons who have been brain-washed on climate. Is that what they intend?
President Thomas Hellie SHOULD exercise some leadership and insist that students at his college get what was termed a 'Liberal Education' when I went to school. That meant a well-rounded education. Students need to be exposed to many ideas, not just those that non-scientists think are 'consensus science.'
Gordon J. Fulks, PhD (Physics)
Corbett, Oregon USA
* Musil's claim that "the earth is melting" is mocked by the evidence:
This graph from the University of Illinois Cryosphere Today shows that Antarctic sea ice has been running at or near record levels for most of this year. It reached a peak more than 500,000 square kilometers greater than it ever has over the satellite record.
Worldwide sea ice has been running very close to normal over the last two years, as the Arctic sea ice has substantially recovered from its low in 2007.
As you well know, Linfield has been among the most backward of all Oregon colleges. President Thomas Hellie will not return my emails or phone calls. Chemistry teacher Jim Diamond responds but usually with political nonsense. He is very sure he is right about climate change, but cannot and will not discuss it. Neither Hellie nor Diamond will allow their students to hear ANY second opinions on Global Warming from real scientists with real knowledge of this subject. The fact that I have the same background in Astrophysics as the Great Global Warming Guru James Hansen, PhD should suggest to them that I might have something intelligent to say. Perhaps it does, and that is what worries them.
These academics live in a very dangerous Orwellian world, turning out little automatons who are programmed to spread the Gospel according to Gore, yet know nothing about this subject.
cc: Robert Musil, PhD, Linfield President Hellie, PhD, Chemistry teacher Diamond, PhD, Oregonian journalist Kelly House
P.S. My reference to Michael Mann calls attention to his invited talk at Linfield years ago. They would not permit any rebuttal.
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 08:25:28 -0700
Subject: [GWR] climate advocate at one of my alma maters ugh
From: Marcia Turnquist (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I left a comment. http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2014/11/the_politics_of_climate_change.html#incart_m-rpt-1
Marcia Coffey Turnquist
Author and Blogger