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Stan, you have done yeoman's work. I will say this: I have yet to see even one convincing article by a "global warming" proponent that wasn't based on conjecture, limited data and alarmism. Algore's hysteria-filled Oscar-winning "documentary" not least of all.

But I've seen several articles similar to yours that cast more than reasonable doubt on the whole thing.

William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.
Via iPhone 3G

On Jun 29, 2009, at 11:19 PM, Stan Caldwell <stancaldwell(--nospam--at)gmail.com> wrote:

Mark:
 
I can't post a link to an as-yet-unpublished article.  It might not be published, because ENR currently leans far left.  However, the following four links will give you the sources for more than half of the assertions in Part 2 of my climate change post.  This is what I sent ENR when they requested my sources.  The rest of my sources would involve sending you a big pile of email attachments.  In a few months, after you have read everything provided in the links below, I can send the additional documents if you still have an interest.
 
Please refer, in particular, to the source documents listed at the end of the NCPA "Primer" (second link).
 
Now then, click and learn ...

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On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 9:22 PM, Mark Johnson <markajohn(--nospam--at)yahoo.com> wrote:

Stan,

Could you provide a link to the ENR article.  I would like to see the documentation.

Regards,
Mark Johnson PE


--- On Mon, 6/29/09, Stan Caldwell <stancaldwell(--nospam--at)gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Stan Caldwell <stancaldwell(--nospam--at)gmail.com>
> Subject: Climate Change - Part 1 of 2
> To: "SEAINT Listserv" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
> Date: Monday, June 29, 2009, 6:12 PM
> Note:  I sent this post a few
> hours ago and it never made it.  Either (1) it was too
> long, or (2) the bureaucrats censored it.  Guessing that
> the first problem prevailed, I am reposting in two parts. 
> Here is Part 1:
>
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> Fellow List Subscribers:
>  
> Yesterday, I posted a link to a very interesting and
> disturbing newpaper article which provides an update on the
> structural collapse of the roof of the Dallas Cowboys
> practice facility.  For a while, this generated a number of
> thoughtful on-topic responses.  However, as happens too
> often on this List, the thread was eventually hi-jacked
> (thanks, Ralph) and wandered off into politics, Sweden, and
> eventually, global warming.
>
>  
> Since we are now entering the "dog days" of
> summer, it seems that off-topic subjects are once again of
> more interest than structural engineering subjects (perhaps
> this is true year 'round).  One of my favorite subjects
> is climate change.  First, let me state my bias:  If the
> cap & trade bill that was approved by the House last
> Friday is approved by the Senate later this year, our
> grandchildren will live their lives in a third-world nation
> (the USA in 2040).  Even worse, we will have blindly gone
> down this path for no apparent reason, because we will not
> have significantly affected the climate.
>
>  
> As some of you know, I served on the ASCE Board of
> Direction and Executive Committee through early last
> November.  Since then, to my great dismay, ASCE has jumped
> on Al Gore's bandwagon and is embracing and espousing
> the global warming doctrine.  ASCE presidents write a
> weekly blog.  In the past three years, the average blog has
> resulted in less than 1.0 responses.  Current ASCE
> President Wayne Klotz wrote blogs on climate change on June
> 8 and 22.  They have generated an astounding 65 and 19
> responses so far, respectively, from concerned members. 
> About 76% of the responses have been negative.  Some are
> very negative, including one geotech that is so upset that
> he has included a link to his own blog entry "Makes Me
> Want To Vomit".  You can read all of this here:
>
>  
> http://blogs.asce.org/president2009/
>  
> Upset with ASCE's social activism, and anticipating
> action by the current Congress, I wrote a climate change
> article for various publications in May.  It is both brief
> and factual.  I am a structural engineer, not a climate
> scientist, but I can document each and every assertion in
> the article.  In fact, I did so earler this month for ENR.
>
>  
> Regards,
>  
> Stan R. Caldwell, SECB, F.ASCE
> HALFF Associates, inc.
> Richardson, Texas
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> To be continued, in Part 2!