Category Archives: Global Warming Denial Machine

House votes to direct the Pentagon to disregard climate change assessments

The U.S. House-passed 2015 Defense Appropriation bill apparently intends to have the Pentagon stop using leading scientific assessments of global climate disruption in national security planning. The Pentagon takes climate change and its impacts seriously and has included these issues … Continue reading

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McKitrick tries and fails to move the goalposts on climate action

In a new Financial Post op-ed (“The Global Warming Hiatus?”), Ross McKitrick continues to try to move the goalposts on climate action with a misleading argument about global climate models, while harping on the tired old “warming pause” meme. In … Continue reading

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Recalling a climate change whistleblower action nine years ago today

On June 8, 2005, the New York Times reported in a front page story: "A White House official who once led the oil industry's fight against limits on greenhouse gases has repeatedly edited government climate reports in ways that play … Continue reading

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House Science Committee majority plays out the politics of climate science denialism

At a May 29 House Science Committee hearing on the IPCC’s “process”, climate science assessment was collateral damage in the Republican war on greenhouse gas regulatory policy. The scientists on the witness panel seemed like they had been summoned mainly … Continue reading

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Shoot and a miss: Wall Street Journal op-ed attacks 97% climate consensus

A new opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal attacks the 97% scientific consensus on man-made global warming while completely missing the point on what scientists are actually saying about climate change. Joseph Bast of the Heartland Institute and Roy Spencer … Continue reading

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Lomborg hypes already-debunked Bengtsson story in new Forbes column

In a new column in Forbes, Bjorn Lomborg hypes up the short-lived Global Warming Policy Foundation membership of Lennart Bengtsson as if the story had just appeared, but in actuality he’s rehashing a week-old manufactured controversy that Bengtsson himself has … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal’s attempts to politicize National Climate Assessment fall flat

In response to the release of the latest National Climate Assessment, the Wall Street Journal has unleashed an unfortunately typical stream of distractions, straw men, and outright falsehoods in the form of an editorial as well as an op-ed by … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal misquotes IPCC to advocate inaction on climate change

A new editorial in the Wall Street Journal distorts and cherry-picks quotations from the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, asserting that the report walks back on climate alarm. In fact, we’re in more climate trouble than we’ve ever … Continue reading

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Matt Ridley op-ed is a laundry list of IPCC misrepresentations

Right on cue, Matt Ridley has another error-filled opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal anticipating the forthcoming Working Group II (WG2) release of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) on climate change impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability. In reality, the WG2 report reveals … Continue reading

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Setting the record straight on misleading claims against Michael Mann

Attempts to discredit Prof. Mann and confuse the facts about his defamation lawsuits keep popping up and circulating in the blogosphere. Here we comment on issues pertaining to the conclusions of the Muir Russell investigation, Mark Steyn's response and counterclaims, … Continue reading

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