President Joe Bast Dodges Responsibility – for Now
It’s been a month since the Heartland Institute was caught in a St. Valentine’s Day Striptease – inadvertently exposing its entire budget and fundraising plan. Yet an objective analysis of the resulting internet and mainstream media coverage has to credit Heartland’s spin machine . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: SPINalysis: Heartland’s Echo Chamber Shifts the Target
Cross-posted from the David Suzuki Foundation's Science Matters blog. By David Suzuki with contributions from David Suzuki Foundation Editorial and Communications Specialist Ian Hanington.
Let's suppose the world's legitimate scientific institutions and academies, climate scientists, and most of the world's governments are wrong.
Maybe, as some people have argued, they're . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Climate Change Denial Isn’t About Science, or Even Skepticism
Bogus climate course “a source of embarrassment to the institution”
An energy industry public relations man and lobbyist with no background in climate science has infiltrated Carleton University in the Canadian capital of Ottawa, teaching a course on climate change denial that other Carleton professors describe as “a source of embarrassment . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Fake Heartland "Scientist" Infiltrates Canadian University
A line-by-line evaluation of the Climate Strategy memo, which the Heartland Institute has repeatedly denounced as a "fake" shows no “obvious and gross misstatements of fact,” as Heartland has alleged. On the contrary, the Climate Strategy document is corroborated by Heartland’s own material and/or by its allies and employees.
It also . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Evaluation shows "Faked" Heartland Climate Strategy Memo is Authentic
Heartland response would be a useful PR tactic
The Climate Strategy that was emailed to the DeSmogBlog with a package of material from the Heartland Institute’s Jan. 17 Board of Directors meeting is serving as an excellent distraction from the legitimate issues raised in the other documents and reinforced by the . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: It’s a bird; it’s a hockey stick; it’s a faked document!
Internal Heartland Institute strategy and funding documents obtained by DeSmogBlog expose the heart of the climate denial machine – its current plans, many of its funders, and details that confirm what DeSmogBlog and others have reported for years. The heart of the climate denial machine relies on huge corporate and foundation funding from U.S. businesses . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Heartland Institute Exposed: Internal Documents Unmask Heart of Climate Denial Machine
Steal More; Reveal Less
The Climagegate hackers appear to be at it again, spraying the internet with dozens of out-of-context quotes from a new batch of stolen emails – in a transparent attempt to disrupt the climate talks starting next week in Durban, South Africa.
The emails, from a source that denierblogger Tallbloke . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Climategate Hackers Slither Again in the Night
Over the last year, I’ve had numerous blogospheric encounters with the conservative climate “skeptic” Anthony Watts, the author of WattsUpWithThat. In the process, I’ve been particularly struck by how Watts handles inconvenient evidence.
Twice now, I’ve seen Watts make a mistake, and then seem to rationalize it, rather than simply correct it. I’ve . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Anthony Watts and Defensive Reasoning: Three Episodes
Last night's entire first segment of The Daily Show focused on the recent study funded by the Koch Brothers that confirmed (again) that climate change is indeed a reality – an ironic twist given the Kochtopus' track rec… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: The Daily Show Notes Irony of Koch-Funded Study Affirming Global Warming is Real
berkeleyearth.jpeg Climate skeptics are once again proven wrong, and this time even Koch money can't skew the facts. Have you heard the one from climate deniers that the “Urban… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Urban Heat Island – Favorite Skeptic Myth Debunked Again, This Time By Koch-Funded Science
Disconfirmation-Model.gif Recently, I’ve become aware that the prominent climate science skeptic blogger Anthony Watts has been challenging a number of my posts. Maybe it’s because in … . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog – Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Watts Up With the Internet? Motivated Bias on Climate Skeptic Blogs
all-alone-conference-funny.jpg Wake up and smell the fossil fuel funding. That’s right, it’s that time of year again: the Heartland Institute is hosting its Sixth (annual?*) International Confere… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog – Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Denial-a-Palooza: Where Are All the Scientists That Deniers Love To Talk About?