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Comment: Re:"Thus ends "Climategate." Hopefully." (Score 1) 365

by Carewolf (#47423281) Attached to: Climate Change Skeptic Group Must Pay Damages To UVA, Michael Mann

I see people say this all the time. Some mysterious group is willing to pay for skeptic research. I've never seen any evidence of this. Can you post a link to something substantial.

You know of two people known as the Koch brothers? They fund a whole series of institutions doing science trolling.

And to step out of American politics: In Denmark normally considered an environmental and left-leaning country the right wing government of the early 2000s hired the famous sceptic Bjørn Lombog (who coined the term climate sceptic) to lead an institute called the Environmental Assessment Institutue a climate studýing institute supposed to "evaluate" the state of climate studies. The institute only purpose was to prove that climate science was wrong, but was never able to prove anything, and ended up having to shut itself down as it proved its mission pointless (though only after a long serious of weak articles and bad science).

Since then Bjørn Lomborg reluctingly stopped questiong whether global warming was happing or was man caused and is now running an initiate trying to argue that it is either not worthwhile or too late to do anything about it.

Comment: Re:"Thus ends "Climategate." Hopefully." (Score 4, Insightful) 365

by Carewolf (#47415859) Attached to: Climate Change Skeptic Group Must Pay Damages To UVA, Michael Mann

Follow the money. How many grants are given to the study of ..... non catastrophic AGW? If you are a climatologist and want funding, you are pro-AGW, and you don't hide it, even if you are skeptical, as it is the only way to keep your funding.

You have mixed something up. There are huge grants for disproving or challenging anything related to AGW funded by the powers that oppose (everybody with money). Pro-AGW science only receive money from everybody without money, which while a lot, doesn't really add up to anything.

Comment: Re:Well, duh... (Score 1) 210

What law? There is no new law here. Only existing national laws. All that is happening now is that Google has to obey existing national laws that forbid republishing certain facts. So which British law required them to remove the link? Or is it Google that are just making up rules as they go now?

Comment: Re:Wait, what ? (Score 1) 72

by Carewolf (#47346063) Attached to: Want To Resell Your Ebooks? You'd Better Act Fast

German rulings do not apply to Europe or any part of Europe other than Germany.

A German court ruling doesn't even apply to another case in the same German court, nor a Dutch ruling to another Dutch court. None of these countries are common law countries, which means precedence is non-binding. They do however _look_ at other court rulings and look at the arguments and conclusions, which you can do across any curistiction, so in most countries (since only very few are common law like the UK and US), looking at a ruling from another country is not that odd especially when the laws are the same or similar.

"An open mind has but one disadvantage: it collects dirt." -- a saying at RPI