Category Archives: Global Warming Denial Machine

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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Harper using Canada's tax agency to intimidate anti-tar sands groups

Canada's right-wing authoritarian Harper regime is using tax audits by the Canada Revenue Agency to threaten influential nonprofit public interest groups that have criticized the government's anti-science, anti-environmental crusade, InsideClimate News reports. Not content with muzzling government researchers and shredding environmental … Continue reading

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DC judge denies defendants' motion to dismiss Michael Mann's defamation complaint

Accusing a scientist of conducting his research fraudulently is a factual allegation that can be proven true or false, not mere hyperbolic opinionating. If it is false it is defamatory, and if it is made with actual malice it is … Continue reading

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The Koch brothers political empire continues to metastasize

Almost four years ago we started to call attention to the Koch brothers, radical 'free market' oil and gas conglomerate multibillionaires, as significant funders of the global warming denial machine (Koch Industries multibillionaire Koch brothers bankroll attacks on climate change … Continue reading

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Weekend Reading: Mandela and divestment; National Academy of Sciences on "Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change"; Hansen et al. on "Assessing 'Dangerous Climate Change'"; denialists on AMS climate survey

A few highlights from our weekend reading: (1) Joe Romm at Climate Progress on "Nelson Mandela's Legacy for Climate Hawks;" (2) Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating Surprises, a new report from the National Academy of Sciences; (3) "Assessing 'Dangerous Climate … Continue reading

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Boston Globe columnist distorts survey and study to deny climate consensus

Jeff Jacoby's Boston Globe op-ed misses the mark on the climate consensus and mischaracterizes the way that science works. Jacoby displays none of the openness that he expects of scientists and makes claims contrary to the agreement of nearly all climate … Continue reading

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Taylor distorts poll of meteorologists on climate change to reach opposite conclusion of study authors

Authors of a new study of meteorologists' views of global warming set the record straight when Forbes op-ed writer James Taylor, consistent with his long history of denial and obfuscation on climate change, selectively reports the results of a poll … Continue reading

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"The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars" -- Now in paperback, highly recommended

In The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars, Michael Mann brings a unique vantage point to his "dispatches from the front lines," chronicling the war on climate science and scientists by the global warming denial machine, alongside the advance of … Continue reading

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