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.@EPAScottPruitt rejects basic science: is there media normalizing

March 9th, 2017 · 2 Comments

When it comes to climate science, Donald Trump arrogantly shows his total lack of intellectual curiosity and disdainfully rejects the world’s leading scientists’ and scientific institutions conclusion that  climate change is real humanity is driving this change this is creating serious risks Science denial isn’t isolated to the Oval Office, it is one of the […]

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Tags: climate change · climate zombies · Energy · EPA · science · Trump Administration

AOL-HuffPost and you get the story you’re looking for

February 8th, 2011 · Comments Off on AOL-HuffPost and you get the story you’re looking for

With Arianna Huffington’s (massive) cashing in as AOL buys Huffington Post for over $300 million, a number of stories are at play. One of the questions: Will the horde of (reported) 6000 bloggers who posted without financial compensation still post there? As one of that horde, a number of people have asked that question of […]

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Tags: Energy

CBO, Media in Need of Remedial Science Classes

October 17th, 2009 · 3 Comments

The incisive Natasha Chart of Campaign for America’s Future has a must read discussion of the standard economist’s failures when considering large scale, complex social and environmental issues like climate change. It’s remarkable how often economists ignore physical reality. Whether they’re suggesting that economies can act as perpetual motion machines or suggesting that resource availability […]

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Tags: analysis · climate change · climate legislation · Congress · financial policy · Global Warming

For Sanity in an Editorial: A tip of the hat to The Tennessean

April 12th, 2009 · Comments Off on For Sanity in an Editorial: A tip of the hat to The Tennessean

Too much energy has to be expended taking on “faux and balanced” material in the nation’s newspapers of record, striving to foster sanity and truthfulness in the publications, rather than the  insanity and truthiness too often pandered in their pages. Swirling in the miasma of too often shoddy coverage and frequent deceit in the editorial […]

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Tags: climate change · Energy · environmental · Global Warming · government energy policy

Mea culpa: I trusted George Will and Washington Post fact checking

April 9th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Writing mea culpas and apologizing for errors isn’t necessarily the most joyous thing for a writer, analyst, commentator to do. But, standing up and admitting error and seeking to learn from faults is a fundamental basic obligation that an author has in their implied contract with their readers. And, for myself, my own ethical standards. […]

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Tags: journalism

Tributes to Johnny Rook & Climaticide Chronicles

March 2nd, 2009 · 7 Comments

To honor Johnny Rook (nee Steven Kimball), his family has asked for contributions to The Johnny Rook / Steven Kimball fund. There have been moving posts about Johnny Rook’s and the Climaticide Chronicles. Here are links to and extracts from a number of them. A Siegel, Get Energy Smart! NOW!!! Homage to a hero: […]

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Tags: climate change · environmental · Global Warming · journalism

Some columnists get it: climate realism in the OPED section

March 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off on Some columnists get it: climate realism in the OPED section

With the visibility of The Will Affair (and George Will’s serial distortions), problems with John Tierney distortions at the New York Times, Krauthammer, Samuelson, etc …, sometimes it can seem that columnists throughout the traditional media simply don’t get climate crisis reality and are unable to communicate science to a broader community. Outrage over these […]

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Tags: climate change · Global Warming

WashPost Ombudsman steps up and steps in it … Plus another Will fabrication …

February 28th, 2009 · 12 Comments

Andrew Alexander, The Washington Post‘s new Ombudsman, has really stepped into it big time with the mounting Will scandal due to his distortions, deceptions, and dishonesties when it comes to Global Warming columns. Alexander sought, it seems, to calm the raging seas by stepping up with a piece that will appear in tomorrow’ Post but […]

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

NYTimes’ Revkin names some names

February 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments

George Will’s blatantly mendacious OPED this morning, Climate Science in A Tornado, not only insults the entire New York Times by, in essence, with Will calling The NYTimes a den of prostitution, it also lays down a direct challenge to NY Times science writer Andy Revkin to name names from Revkin’s recent “news analysis” complimenting […]

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Tags: journalism

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