Alan Moore, Staff Writer

Apparently, there are still a minor few out there who drink the climate change alarmist Kool-Aid.
While people like George Mason University Sustainability Assistant Colin Bennett and seemingly the entire Office of Sustainability would prefer to mudsling, I am happy to level some truth.
I’m thrilled to report that support for this eco-radical farce is dwindling and that the lies are being exposed.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, recently came under attack by one of its former lead supporters, John Christy, a professor of atmospheric science at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. “The temperature records,” Christy insists, “cannot be relied on as indicators of global change.”
IPCC then asked Professor Ross McKitrick of the University of Guelph in Canada to formally review its latest report. “We concluded,” said McKitrick in his review, “with overwhelming statistical significance, that the IPCC’s climate data are contaminated with surface effects from industrialization and data quality problems. These add up to a large warming bias.”

In other words, the IPCC scientists lied, much like Mr. Bennett has done.
I understand why Mr. Bennett is upset that I called for his office to be eliminated. I also understand his frustration in seeing his eco-radical crusade exposed as a lie. That would frustrate the heck out of me too — so no hard feelings.

I imagine he will eventually have a revelation much like the disgraced Professor Phil Jones, who is at the center of the Climategate scandal and who recently admitted that for the past 15 years there has been “no statistically significant warming” and that the world was warmer in medieval times, showing that global warming may not be caused by man after all.

Whether you want to believe what was found in the Climategate e-mails or not, here is an indisputable fact: Dr. Jones has been ordered, through the Freedom of Information Act, to reproduce scientific data used for the famed hockey stick graph, but he has failed to do so. Apparently the data has now mysteriously disappeared. If the debate on anthropogenic global warming rests on this data then these arguments are truly bush-league. Is there any professor at Mason who will admit to losing scientific data on anything they have ever published?

Are eco-radicals really using the “dog ate my homework” defense?
It’s obvious that Mr. Bennett is more interested in keeping his job than anything else. If he was really more concerned with the merits of global warming then he wouldn’t take the unprecedented and highly unethical stance of publicly attacking a student in the school paper. He has exemplified how venomous the Left can be when backed into a corner; they resort to unsubstantiated arguments and personal attacks.

Do not be swayed by his published tripe. Mr. Bennett does not represent rational thought or popular opinion. In fact, he represents a radicalized ideology that has been proven to be foolhardy and nothing more than a laughable annoyance to those who simply seek truth and substance.

That is why I didn’t feel the need to respond last year; but now, I just can’t help myself. When you’re in a hole like Mr. Bennett currently is, you don’t keep digging. The comic value of watching him continue to dig is too rich of an opportunity to pass up.

The radicalism is best illustrated by Mr. Bennett, who has publicly supported and defended the disgraced former White House environmental adviser and fellow climate change alarmist Van Jones. Mr. Jones was forced to resign his post after it was revealed that he believes that 9/11 was a conspiracy perpetrated by the Bush Administration. Jones also supports commuting the sentence of a convicted cop-killer and was once a member of the Marxist radical group Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement.
Is there truly guilt by association? This question might not be able to be answered, but there is, however, something to be drawn from those who idolize Marxists and 9/11 truthers. Mr. Bennett thinks Jones should run for president.

I urge you, my dear, fellow students, to not allow radical ideology to overtake our beloved campus. If we continue to capitulate in this manner then you will see more harebrained ideas like those from the Environmental Awareness Group who wants to tax students to support their eco-radical agenda.
I do find this proposal to debate intriguing. If Mr. Bennett is only interested in using a public forum to throw his childish insults, as most liberals who lack intelligent and substantive positions do, then he can forget about it. However, if he seriously wants to have a civil and genuine debate on the hypocrisy of anthropogenic global warming, then I say bring it on.