Monthly Archives: May 2013

“4 Pinocchios” for Rep. Chris Stewart’s dishonest statement about climate science experts

The Washington Post’s Fact Checker blog awarded “Four Pinocchios” to Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), chair of the House Science Subcommittee on Environment, for a “whopper” of dishonesty: cherry-picking one survey in an attempt to misrepresent the overwhelming view of the … Continue reading

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Tired, disproven argument on “benefits” of CO2 resurfaces in Wall Street Journal

Carbon dioxide concentrations are approaching 400 parts per million, higher than any found in at least 800,000 years. To commemorate the occasion, a Wall Street Journal op-ed has revived an old, repeatedly debunked argument about the benefits of CO2. Authors Harrison Schmitt and … Continue reading

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More coverage on Corexit, deadly dispersant in the BP Gulf oil blowout disaster

“On the Green Front” did a good segment on Deadly Dispersants in the Gulf, the new report from the Government Accountability Project that details the effects on human health and the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem stemming from BP and the … Continue reading

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2013 Ridenhour Prizes

The Ridenhour Courage Prize was awarded this year to climate scientist James Hansen, recently retired as head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. The Ridenhour Truth-Telling Prize was awarded to Jose Antonio Vargas — journalist, filmmaker, and founder … Continue reading

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