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Day after blunt takedown of #climate deceivers, @WashingtonPost gives soapbox (again) to one of them

September 19th, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Washington Post devoted a full page of the Sunday Outlook section to Pulitzer winner Tom Toles’ and Nobel Prize (sharer) Dr. Michael Mann’s Deniers club: Meet the people clouding the climate change debate which provides nine clarion examples of people who have “stalled action with a campaign of deliberate misinformation”. One of those nine, ‘The Smiling […]

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Unpublished letters: On cool roofing, Lomborg ain’t so cool

November 22nd, 2010 · 2 Comments

WarrenS has taken on an admirable resolution: to send a letter to the editor (LTE) (or, well, a major politician) every single day, on the critical issues of climate change and energy. This discusses his approach and here is an amusing ‘template’ to for rapid letter writing. Now, I have always written letters and even […]

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Tags: bjorn lomborg · climate change · climate delayers · environmental · Global Warming · Washington Post

Energy Bookshelf: The Lomborg Deception … leads to a question: “Does the Washington Post have any honor left?”

April 21st, 2010 · 8 Comments

At a recent conference, a scientist made a comment about how we need to understand trade-offs in investments, advocating action on climate change but noting that we need to understand opportunity costs. In doing this, he referenced Bjorn Lomborg  (with a somewhat condescending tone). In my bag, as he spoke, Howard Friel’s devastating dissection of […]

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Tags: bjorn lomborg · climate change · climate delayers · Energy · energy bookshelf · energy efficiency · environmental · Global Warming · global warming deniers · government energy policy · journalism · politics · Washington Post

Making Global Warming Controversial in Public School Classrooms

May 19th, 2009 · 4 Comments

A guest post from “loblolly” in which “A retired science teacher looks at subtle and not so subtle efforts by the oil and coal industry and global warming deniers to subvert environmental education in the public schools, by spreading doubt and making teaching about global warming a controversial topic in public school classrooms.” Received from […]

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Tags: bjorn lomborg · catastrophic climate change · climate change · climate delayers · Global Warming · global warming deniers

The Lomborg chill effect hits again

October 3rd, 2008 · 3 Comments

Bjorn Lomborg is eloquent, articulate, suave, debonair and recklessly dangerous. Lomborg’s disingenous truthiness provides a fourth category to “lies, damned lies, and statistics” which might referred to “Lomborg statistics“. He struck again with a Times opinion piece calling into question UK investment plans to fight global warming. It is hard, almost, to account for all […]

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Tags: analysis · bjorn lomborg · carbon dioxide · climate change · climate delayers · Energy · truthiness

Not misrepresenting, but lying about evidence …

April 4th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Bjorn Lomborg has taken some real heat for his misrepresentations within and truthiness permeating his fantasy work Cool It. Over at SolveClimate, the typically excellent David Sassoon has taken the time to pull the string on the “evidence” for one of Lomborg’s key claims, that cold kills some 1.5 million Europeans each year and that […]

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Tags: bjorn lomborg · climate change · climate delayers · Global Warming · global warming deniers

WE … WashPost Reporting Balanced vs Objective

April 1st, 2008 · 7 Comments

Tomorrow, Al Gore and the Alliance for Climate Protection are launching a $300 million advertising campaign to mobilize American support for serious action to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in “one of the most ambitious and costly public advocacy campaigns in U.S. history.” One of the real challenges when it comes to press reporting on […]

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Tags: Al Gore · an inconvenient truth · bjorn lomborg · carbon dioxide · climate change · climate delayers · coal · Congress · emissions · Energy · environmental · Global Warming · global warming deniers · government energy policy

No wonder people are confused … v2 …

November 15th, 2007 · Comments Off on No wonder people are confused … v2 …

Andrew Revkin, at the New York Times, who I generally find very much worth reading, has a dousy today.  In a review of three global warming books, Revkin speaks of Bjorn Lomborg as a “centrist” and discusses his book without suggesting that there any factual errors or how truthiness runs roughshod over the truth. He […]

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Tags: Bill McKibben · bjorn lomborg · climate change · Global Warming

Is Lomborg’s world heating up?

September 27th, 2007 · Comments Off on Is Lomborg’s world heating up?

Bjorn Lomborg is a reckless economist, pursuing disingenuous truthiness in arguing that fighting global warming isn’t worth the effort.  While, Lomborg has received serious criticism after serious criticism of his work all over the globe, it looks like his world is heating up a bit as the Post-Carbon Institute has put together a collection of […]

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Tags: bjorn lomborg · skeptic