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Thanks Stan.
Mark Johnson

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

> From: Stan Caldwell <stancaldwell(--nospam--at)gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: Climate Change - Part 1 of 2
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Date: Monday, June 29, 2009, 9:19 PM
> 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 I can't post a link to an as-yet-unpublished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  It might not be published, because ENR currently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 ...
> 
> 
> http://alternativeenergy.procon.org/sourcefiles/UN_letter.pdf
> 
> 
> http://www.ncpa.org/pdfs/GlobalWarmingPrimer.pdf
> 
> http://www.discovery.org/v/30
> 
> 
> http://www.oism.org/pproject/GWReview_OISM600.pdf
> 
> 
> Regards,
>  
> Stan
> 
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> 
> 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:
> >
> >  
> >
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> >  
> > 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
> >  
> >
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> 
> >  
> > To be continued, in Part 2!
> 
> 

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