DeSmogBlog: Andrew Bolt Cuts Ties With Climate Science Denying Galileo Movement Over Alleged Anti-Jewish Conspiracy Theory

galileo.jpg ANDREW Bolt is Australia's loudest and most popular climate science doubt-spreader who just loves to stoke the fires of environmental conspiracy theorists with his daily splurge of blog posts and his weekly radio and TV shows. The blogger and columnist in the Murdoch-owned News Ltd press describes climate change as a "religious movement" and says climate ...

DeSmogBlog: Donna Laframboise Flown To Australia By Climate Science Denying Think Tank

delinquent.jpg CANADIAN blogger and climate science sceptic Donna Laframboise has flown off for a tour of Australia to tell anyone willing to listen that the world's foremost body on climate change, the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, is something resembling a shambling mess. Laframboise's trip has been organised by free market think tank the ...

DeSmogBlog: Who Are The Australian Backers Of Heartland’s Climate Denial?

heartland.jpg ANY conference worth its salt needs a nice long list of sponsors to give the impression of widespread diverse support for whatever the conference  organisers are advocating. In the case of the Heartland Institute and their advocacy for the denial of the risks of human-caused climate change, their just-started conference for climate science misinformers in ...

DeSmogBlog: Fake science, fakexperts, funny finances, free of tax

heartland.png Modern anti-science was created by the tobacco industry in the 1950s and then used against climate science, often by the same well-experienced think tanks and individuals.  Tobacco anti-science is strangely entangled with climate anti-science, as the attached report shows in detail involving Fred Singer's SEPP, Joseph Bast's Heartland, and more. read more

DeSmogBlog: Heartland Insider Exposes Institute’s Budget and Strategy

heartland.gif An anonymous donor calling him (or her)self "Heartland Insider" has released the Heartland Institute's budget, fundraising plan, its Climate Strategy for 2012 and sundry other documents (all attached) that prove all of the worst allegations that have been levelled against the organization. read more

DeSmogBlog: Will The Global Warming Policy Foundation’s Seed Funder Be Revealed?

gwpf.jpg Who is funding the shadowy front groups that represent the interests of polluters by sowing doubt about climate change? One of the most aggressive climate denial “think” tanks spreading misinformation in Europe is the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF), founded in 2009 by former British Conservative politician Lord Nigel Lawson, who chairs the organization. British ...

DeSmogBlog: Climate Science Denier Ian Plimer Recruits Former Australian PM To Launch Book Targeting Children

get_expelled.jpg ON November 24 in Melbourne, Professor Ian Plimer launched his new book which aims to spread doubt and uncertainty on the science of climate change. Targeting school children and teachers (at least superficially) with his book, Professor Plimer told the audience: “These children are being fed environmental propaganda and these children are too young to ...

DeSmogBlog: How The Australian Newspaper Warps The World of Climate Science

badnews_cover.jpeg THERE is a publication in Australia where for every one story you read which agrees society should take firm steps to combat climate change, there are four stories suggesting we shouldn’t. When climate change is viewed through the pages of this publication, most of the world’s “experts” think it’s either not happening, not worth worrying ...

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Denial Down Under With The Galileo Movement

galileo.jpg THERE’S a new climate denial lobby group on the block – bravely regurgitating previously debunked pseudo-science and making wild unsubstantiated claims that climate scientists are all corrupt. Not happy with misrepresenting the science on climate change, The Galileo Movement has also misappropriated the name of the father of modern science who was persecuted for ...

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Clearing Up The Climate Debate with A Conversation

conversation-full-logo.jpg CLIMATE scientists must sometimes feel that they’re taking part in some horrific, humourless worldwide game of Chinese Whispers. After spending months, in some cases years, diligently carrying out research, checking, re-checking and quantifying observations and data, they submit their discovery to a science journal. Journal editors then send that work out to other scientists ...

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Denial-a-Palooza: Where Are All the Scientists That Deniers Love To Talk About?

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 Conference on Climate Change over the next two days in Washington D.C. DeSmogBlog already revealed some of the oily sponsors behind the event. Now it’s time to take a look ...

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Climate Sceptic Group Reveals Strategy Document to Win Hearts and Minds

ICSC_logo.jpg In December 2009 at a gathering of climate change deniers in Copenhagen, Dr Tom Harris was shimmering with enthusiasm for his latest project. Dr Harris, executive director of the Ottawa-based sceptic group the International Climate Science Coalition, explained how he had managed to gather “hundreds” of signatures from “climate experts” who wanted to challenge ...

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Canadian Geologists Embarrass Themselves on Climate

GAC MAC Ottawa.jpg The joint conference of the Geological Association of Canada (GAC) and the Mineralogical Association of Canada (MAC) included a DenierFest sideshow worthy of the Heartland Institute, with guest speakers flown in from as far away as Australia and Europe in an effort to address one organizer’s concern about an “unbalanced debate.” Notwithstanding ...