Andrew Dessler vs. The ‘a–hole’ World

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- August 25, 2021 4 Comments

“Hey assholes. We’ve been telling you for decades that this was going to happen if we didn’t reduce greenhouse gas emissions. You didn’t listen and now it’s all happening. We hope you’re happy. Enjoy the heatwaves, intense rainfall, sea level rise, ocean acidification, and many other things, you fucking morons.” (below)

It was supposed to be a funny. But really, it is a candid commentary of an agenda-driven, frustrated climate scientist/activist at a world that is (correctly) demoting rigid alarmism for realism.

Professor Andrew Dessler is the smartest guy in the climate room. He is, by his own account, hot headed. He says rude things about even the most polite of his scientific adversaries, not unlike his infamous cohort, Michael Mann. Dessler’s predictions are exaggerated, even falsified (here’s one on Texas weather from a decade ago).

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Texas Climate Alarmism: A Ten-year Anniversary (Dessler overshoots again)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- July 19, 2021 2 Comments

“… as we suffer through the hellish summer of 2011 … one lesson from the book is clear: Get used to it.” (Andrew Dessler)

A decade ago, the Texas A&M climate alarmist Andrew Dessler, long followed at MasterResource for his exaggerations and bad temperment, wrote an op-ed for the Houston Chronicle: “Texas is Vulnerable to Warming Climate” (July 10, 2011; updated August 17, 2011).

How does Professor Dessler’s op-ed read today? The short answer: not very well. The mad scientist should chill with some A/C (72o, not 78o) and focus on the real here-and-now problem: the state’s overbuilt wind and solar capacity that has wounded the Texas electrical grid (as in price spikes and greenouts).

Here is Dessler’s opinion-page editorial with my comments.

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Authoritarian Andrew Dessler:”What the next president should say” (2008 for 2020)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- October 29, 2020 No Comments

“The truth is that there is no way to avoid the pain of high energy prices. There are no easy solutions, and no way for us to continue living as we have in the past. Changes are on the way. Deal with it.”

At MasterResource, we occasionally re-post old pieces by classical liberals on energy and the environment to show how timeless our insights are. And oppositely, we document the extremist statements (gaffes?) and falsified predictions of the Malthusians, particularly climate alarmists.

Back in June 2008, Texas A&M climate scientist/activist Andrew Dessler (the subject of numerous critical analyses here at MasterResource), published a short piece in Grist, “What the Next President Should Say.” That next president would be Barack Obama, who did say “electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket” from his cap-and-trade plan.

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Andrew Dessler: Leave Fracking Alone! (Joe Biden splits the climate alarmists)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- September 9, 2020 5 Comments

“Fracking is such a money-losing enterprise that it’s in the process of banning itself. Please stop applying a purity test about whether a candidate will ban it or not.”

It came as a surprise to see this climate alarmist extraordinaire (aka Angry Andy) demote fracking as a burning climate issue. What gives?!

The answer is Joe Biden, who recently reversed course to support fracking in such swing states as Ohio and Pennsylvania. Presumably Joe would want New York State to open itself up to this new drilling technology if asked by the media.

Well, banning fracking is a huge issue for climate activists in the United States.

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Physical Climate Science NOW Settled? (Dessler says yes)

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Censorship for Climate Alarm: Dessler Joins Mann in Intellectual Cowardice

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Gov. Abbott: Ignore Professor Dessler (angry Andrew a climate catastrophist)

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Andrew Dessler: Climate Alarmist as Energy Expert (Part II)

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Andrew Dessler: Climate Alarmist as Energy Expert (Part I)

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Climate Science and Climate Policy Debate (clarification & apology to Andrew Dessler)

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