Monthly Archives: March 2010

Michael Mann interview: Denialists are waging “asymmetric warfare” against climate science

The climate science community is beginning to push back in the face of concerted attacks on the integrity of climate science. In a recent interview with science writer Chris Mooney, one of the most frequently attacked researchers—Penn State University climatologist … Continue reading

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“Cyber bullying” and Congressional inquisition aim to chill the work of climate scientists

An article in The Daily Climate (“Cyber bullying rises as climate data are questioned”) reports on how some of the leading climate scientists are being subjected to a barrage of vitriolic, abusive, and threatening communications. Kevin Trenberth, head of the … Continue reading

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Robert Watson: IPCC is fundamentally sound; don’t let “skeptics” distract or derail action

“Does the IPCC process need to be significantly revised? I would argue that it does not,” says Robert Watson, former IPCC chairman and currently chief science adviser to the UK environment department. “The Principles and Procedures for the selection of … Continue reading

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Naomi Oreskes: How a handful of scientists obscure the truth on global warming

Here’s a heads-up on a forthcoming book about the denial machine: In a videotaped lecture, University of California professor Naomi Oreskes discusses Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global … Continue reading

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E-mails show climate scientists struggling with push-back on anti-science political assault

Greenwire and the New York Times on-line reported today on leaked e-mails among leading U.S. scientists who are exchanging views on the question of how the climate science community can best counter the global warming denial machine, which is currently … Continue reading

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UK Guardian: “US Senate’s top climate sceptic accused of waging ‘McCarthyite witch-hunt’”

The Guardian covered the story of Senator Inhofe’s new prosecutorial approach to climate science. “A spokesman for Inhofe rejected the charges of a witch-hunt,” the British national daily newspaper reported. “But he said a criminal investigation was warranted and that … Continue reading

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