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“Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire …” Differentiating Skeptic from Denier

July 16th, 2012 · 2 Comments

In discussion of one of my recent posts, Kyril reacted to a questionable question from another commentator with perhaps the clearest differentiation between a science skeptic and denier that I have ever seen. As we seek to inform others about the perils of anti-science syndrome, such a clear (if perhaps sophomoric) differentiation might have value. Kyril’s [...]

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Tags: climate delayers · global warming deniers · guest post · skeptic

Breaking Heartless-news for Valentine’s Day: “Dissuading teachers from teaching science …”

February 15th, 2012 · 20 Comments

An anonymous leaker sent a number of climate-science related bloggers/blog sites a trove of internal documents from libertarian Heartland Institute. While the material points to many nefarious Heartland Institute efforts, such as supporting undermining of Wisconsin’s public education, the most extensive material is about Heartland’s heartless efforts to foster disinformation about climate science, [...]

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Tags: 2008 Presidential Election · 2008 presidential campaign · 2012 Presidential Election · 746 · Abu Dhabi · Congress · Global Warming · advertising · climate change · climate delayers · energy efficiency · environmental · global warming deniers · government energy policy · skeptic

Is Alec Baldwin up to something nefarious when it comes to climate denial?

January 26th, 2012 · 1 Comment

This guest post was originally published at DeSmogBlog from the keyboard of the diligent and thoughtful Steve Horn.
On January 16, the Los Angeles Times revealed that anti-science bills have been popping up over the past several years in statehouses across the U.S., mandating the teaching of climate change denial or “skepticism” as a credible “theoretical alternative” to human caused [...]

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Tags: Energy · anti-science syndrome · climate delayers · climate zombies · environmental · global warming deniers · republican party · skeptic

Reality confronts reality …

September 14th, 2011 · No Comments

At this time, the Climate Reality program is on a 24-hour long world-wide tour. Organized by (Vice) President Gore, this program moves time-zone by time-zone around the world, laying out the truth of climate science, things that are occurring to help turn the tide on Global Warming’s rising seas, realities of the time zone [...]

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Tags: Al Gore · Energy · Global Warming · climate change · climate zombies · republican party · sarah palin · science · skeptic

Energy Bookshelf: A power hungry gushing of lies

August 16th, 2010 · 5 Comments

On reading the opening paragraphs of Robert Bryce’s author’s note, I felt a kindred soul:
.. just how lucky I am. There is no more complex or fascinating topic than energy. … the scale of energy use and the complexity and the importance of the energy business are unmatched by any industry. The study of energy [...]

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Tags: Energy · climate delayers · energy bookshelf · skeptic · truthiness

Distorting David Frum weighs in on ClimateGATE/Swifthack

December 7th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Linked from CNN.com’s home page, David Frm weighs in with a disingenuous discussion of ClimateGATE (SwiftHack) with The Distorted Global Warming Debate that is a combination of truthful insight and distorting truthiness.
Frum’s argument that the United States (and, well, likely elsewhere) is descending into self-ghettoization intellectually, with people seeking ‘facts’ that support their beliefs rather [...]

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Tags: Global Warming · climate change · climate delayers · environmental · global warming deniers · journalism · republican party · skeptic · truthiness

McExpertise and the ClimateGate manufactured crisis of confidence

December 6th, 2009 · 1 Comment

It’s under ten minutes … And, for any rational person, that ten minutes will shatter any chance of belief that there is a substantive basis for concern about climate science’s foundations due to ClimateGate (SwiftHack).

Several moments of particular skill in this takedown of McExperts making noise about ClimateGate

7 minutes in there is the simple point, [...]

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Tags: climate change · climate delayers · global warming deniers · google · skeptic

Scientific Inquiry concludes: Inhofe List “Not credible …”

July 17th, 2009 · 10 Comments

Senator James Inhofe (R-Exxon) has misused the power of his chairmanship and, now, Ranking Minority status on the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) committee to expend taxpayer resources on distorting, misleading, and outright deceiving when it comes to scientific issues, most notably in relation to questions of Global Warming. One of the most infamous [...]

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Tags: Global Warming · analysis · climate change · climate delayers · global warming deniers · skeptic

Will Writes, Will Whines

April 2nd, 2009 · 7 Comments

Whenever George Will sets his pen to paper with words “climate change” or “global warming” anywhere on the page, the BS detector alarms should be going off. In today’s Climate Change’s Dim Bulbs, Will launches deceptive broadsides at compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL), using “facts” to pander truthiness and confuse the public discussion on [...]

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Tags: global warming deniers · journalism · lighting · skeptic · truthiness

Obstinate idiocy: C02 = Life

March 31st, 2009 · 2 Comments

The latest fad, it seems, amid the denier/skeptic/delayer community is to be emphasizing that Co2 is plant life. This has been seen in the past weeks from witnesses in Senate testimony, from Republican Congressmen in hearings, in blog posts galore, and in conservative columns and editorial pages.
For example, this was core to [...]

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Tags: carbon dioxide · climate delayers · global warming deniers · skeptic · truthiness