Subject: Re: What happened to your web page?
So glad that you are still fighting Frank. Glad that your brain is not quiet.
When I was in Engineering school in the 80s, I turned in a term paper on the industrial revolution, the atmospheric CO2 increases along with calculations of expected increase of temperature. The paper met with much criticism of that department. A friend chose to predict stratospheric ozone and uv Ray calculations. His received much less criticism.
Neither of us approached our problems as rigorously as today’s calculations. But his calculations would have a very thin ozone Field and mine would have us just 2 degrees C warmer.
It us a struggle to go against the establishment. Glad that you have the youthful energy to challenge it. Miss you.
Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone.
|From: Frank xxxxxx
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 2:16 AM
To: ‘xxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: FW: What happened to your web page?
I have forwarded the email below to all of you AFTER I sent it to the EPA, so that the more conspiracy-minded among you need not be concerned that any retaliatory measures that might be taken against me might also fall upon any of you as my colleagues in crime (i.e., rational scientific thought). But, I assure you that there will be no retaliation. Just the plaintive chorus of chirping crickets in the background as the darkness falls on Western Civilization.
I have also cc’ed this email to some old colleagues of mine at ATSDR, to remind them that I am not dead, just retired. To them, I send the following briefest of updates on my intellectual activities:
Upon retirement, I had planned to write a book about the real facts of environmental toxicology to disavow the reading public of all the nonsense that their government and environmental activists had fed them for decades for the sole purpose of “keeping the fear alive”. But, I would have had nothing to say that innumerable scientists before me had not already said in their own books, and all of those had been systematically ignored (or worse), anyway, by everyone who needed them most. The only “plus” that any book I wrote would have was the fact that, as a career government scientist, I could not be casually dismissed as a paid minion of Demon Industry. On the contrary, I was an “insider” with a juicy “inside” story to tell. Nevertheless, I have decided against such a project because I am convinced that it, like all of its predecessors, would just be ignored by the people who were most in need of its corrective information. And, the exercise in futility would only dredge up many painful memories from my 20-year career at ATSDR, memories which I have no interest in reliving.
So, I decided, instead, to explore an entirely new field. The obvious choice was the “hottest” scientific issue in the world today, i.e., “Anthropogenic Global Warming” (AGW) or “Climate Change”, as it was re-labeled over a dozen years ago, when global warming came to a sudden, inconvenient end. It didn’t take long to make myself quite well informed concerning the natural variations of climate that have occurred over the last half billion years, or so. Not because I am such a quick study, but because those established facts are so well-documented, uncomplicated, and readily available to anyone who is more interested in real science than they are in public relations campaigns. But, once I understood the ABCs of paleoclimatology and the physical chemistry of carbon dioxide, I became all the more perplexed as to how the U.N.’s International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) could have arrived at conclusions that were so utterly devoid of any valid scientific basis, and why so many politicians, federal agencies, scientific organizations, and the media were all so earnestly devoted to this comic book version of climatology.
Having read over two dozen books on this, and related topics, I am now satisfied that I understand sufficiently both the Science of climate change AND the Politics of AGW hysteria. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that it was (in the words of the immortal Yogi Berra) “deja vue all over again”. For, the very same techniques that had been used for decades so successfully by ATSDR, EPA, and environmental activists to “keep the fear alive” with respect to harmless traces of chemicals in the dirt and other environmental media had been used with equal success to persuade the public that the sky was falling, yet again. This time, however, the ”threat” was coming, not from unwanted traces of chemical contaminants in air, water, food, and soil, but from the essential basis of all life on Earth, carbon dioxide, which EPA has now officially classified as a dangerous air pollutant. Makes you proud, don’t it?
So ends my “briefest of updates”. If any of you would like to learn more about the greatest, and potentially most dangerous, scientific fraud in human history, just call me at my home phone or invite me out to lunch, sometime. My treat. I know you government workers don’t get paid nearly enough to compensate you for the aggravation of going along with the politically correct scam du jour. And, for you, retirement is still a long way off, or otherwise out of reach. Hang in there, though. If you live long enough and don’t have a nervous breakdown, first, it will all have been worth it. It helps to recite to yourself the Serenity Prayer several times a week. (You know. “Grant me the serenity… courage… wisdom…”.) Its value is totally independent of any God concept, making it universally relevant. Also universally relevant is the popular saying (usually misattributed to the Bible) that “This too shall pass.” In any case, it is my sincere wish that you all “Live long and prosper.”
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 11:47 PM
To: xxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: What happened to your web page?
To Jeanne & Jerry:
What happened to your excellent web site entitled “The Ice Age (Pleistocene Epoch)” (formerly at http://www.epa.gov/gmpo/edresources/pleistocene.html).
It truly was a breath of fresh air, insofar as it was one of the few EPA web sites that contained real, useful, scientific facts instead of politically correct propaganda. And, believe me, as a retired, board-certified, PhD, government toxicologist, myself, I know the difference. As I assume your administrative superiors do, as well, or else they wouldn’t know which information to suppress.
When one considers the extraordinary lengths to which the proponents of the global warming/climate change apocalyptic movement are willing to go in order to promote the latter in the minds of an easily frightened public and scientifically challenged politicians, the legal definition of “fraud” comes to mine. That definition goes something like this: FRAUD: any act, expression, omission, or concealment calculated to deceive another to his or her disadvantage specif : a misrepresentation or concealment with reference to some fact material to a transaction that is made with knowledge of its falsity or in reckless disregard of its truth or falsity and with the intent to deceive another and that is reasonably relied on by the other who is injured thereby. In other words, any lie, or cynical misrepresentation of the facts designed to “fleece” its trusting victims. Think about it.
Frank Sxxxxxx BS, MAT, PhD, DABT
Former ATSDR Toxicologist (retired)