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 [...]
Entries Tagged as 'skeptic'
July 16th, 2012 · 3 Comments
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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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]