Stephen Lewis and five other prominent Canadians recently called on the Commissioner of Competition to investigate climate change denier groups. The post Stephen Lewis, Prominent Canadians Demand Investigation of Climate Change Deniers appeared first o… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Stephen Lewis, Prominent Canadians Demand Investigation of Climate Change Deniers
It’s always enjoyable (and all too rare!) to share good news, and I’m pleased that there’s some to share on this, the last Friday in April: The Ontario government under newly elected premier Kathleen Wynne announced on Wednesday that it will be partnering with the government of Manitoba and the International Institute for Sustainable Development . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Obama Calls Out Climate Deniers, & Other Good News
Scientists find ‘missing heat’ in deep ocean waters By: Lauren McCauley | Common Dreams: The rate of global warming is speeding up, say scientists, despite the apparent stagnation in the rise of global surface air temperatures that may have prevented people from recognizing “the danger of the climate problem we face.” […]
The post Global . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Global Warming Speeding Up, New Research Shows
Here’s a video that’s going viral. When I first watched it on Tuesday, it had just over 3,000 views. Late on Tuesday it was posted on DeSmogBlog.com , and when I saw it there yesterday it was up to 18,000. This morning it’s up to 44,5… . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Chasing Ice: Fox News Fan Discovers Bill O’Reilly Lies About Climate Change
In Tuesday’s Huffington Post Cameron Fenton, National Director of the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition, wrote an excellent article about the Harper government’s hounding of environmentalists and First Nations opposed to the Northern Gateway Pipeline. In Harper Government Can’t See the Forest For the Trees, Mr. Fenton starts off by describing a repetitive nightmare he is . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: McCarthyism, Canadian Style
UPDATE: The Washington Post reports that Joe Bast and the Heartland Institute will discontinue the outrageous billboard campaign in a matter of hours. Bast issued the following statement to the Washington Post:
We will stop running [the billboard] at 4:00 p.m. CST today. (It’s a digital billboard, so a . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Will Heartland Institute’s Corporate Funders Tacitly Endorse Comparing Climate Realists to bin Laden and the Unabomber?
Some clever person used Xtranormal to create a great video addressing climate change denial and correcting common myths held by global warming skeptics. It sounds a lot like a Skeptical Science-inspired project, doesn't it? Whoever did it, our hats are off. Great work.
Check it out:
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Dr. Peter Gleick is the co-founder and president of the Pacific Institute in Oakland, California. His bio states that he is a hydroclimatologist by training, with a B.S. from Yale University and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley from the Energy and Resources Group. His research and writing address the critical . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: More Light Shed On Origin And Veracity Of Heartland Documents
* This week Australian mining billionaire Gina Rinehart became the largest shareholder in Fairfax Media, having already bought a stake in Channel Ten. But this new video reveals this move is bigger than one woman’s ambition — it’s part of a coordinated and very deliberate strategy, with anti-science climate idiot denier ‘Lord’ Monckton seen here . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Mining Industry Caught On Tape Plotting To Corrupt Media
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 . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Will The Global Warming Policy Foundation’s Seed Funder Be Revealed?
Speaking on CBC’s Power & Politics show about the government’s decision to renounce the hapless Kyoto Treaty, Harper mentor and political “scientist” Tom Flanagan admits he believes global warming is a “non-problem” that he attributes possibly to “cosmic rays” and says “it’s time or the deniers to come out of the closet.”
Gee, I . . . → Read More: Red Tory v.3.0.3: Tom Flanagan: Out of the Closet!
Rue Rylvester.jpeg This is a guest post by Byron Kennard. Late in 2010, I read Whole Earth Discipline by Stewart Brand and, frankly, I almost wish I hadn’t. Reading Brand… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Byron Kennard: Why I’m Ridiculing Climate Deniers
“Lord” Christopher Monckton, climate skeptic and scientific ignoramus, shown up to be the pompous idiot that he is by the British comedy show “The Hamster Wheel”: . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Saturday At The Movies
bjorn-lomborg.jpg Finally, a vestigial government-funded program actually worth cutting gets taken out as Denmark's new regime change is opting to excise Bjorn Lomborg's $1.6 million in f… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: New Danish Government Axes Bjorn Lomborg’s $1.6 Million In Funding
Via Think Progress, Bill Clinton, speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting, blasting the Republican Party for supporting denial of climate science: “The best thing you could do is make it politically unacceptable to engage in denial, . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Clinton: Climate Deniers Make U.S. Look Like a Joke
Powell-Inquisition of Climate Science.jpeg The following post is from James Powell, author of The Inquisition of Climate Science. This is the first post in a 3-part series. It originall… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: James Powell: Science Denial Is Not Free
Canadian journalist Mike DeSousa, who first wrote three years ago about the anti-science group with the Orwellian name “Friends of Science”, who funded a PR blitz meant to cast doubt on the science of climate change. Friends of Science paid… . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: University of Calgary Prostitutes Itself To Big Oil & Gas
Introducing the new, amazing “MonckWOW”: It turns out that the August and Exalted Lord Monckton ‘s scientific expertise (despite the fact that he has no scientific education) is not limited to being the world’s foremost climate … . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Climate Skeptic Monckton Claims to Have Discovered Cure For HIV, Multiple Sclerosis
Renowned theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking has stated that climate change stands alongside the use of nuclear weapons as one of the greatest threats posed to the future of the world. Speaking at the Royal Society in London in 2007, … . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Stephen Hawking: Human-Caused Climate Change Dire Threat To Future Of World
DeSmogBlog executive director Brendan DeMelle appeared on the Ed Schultz radio show earlier this week to discuss the Heartland Institute’s sixth International Conference on Climate Change – a.k.a. Denial-a-Palooza – and other aspects of the climate cha… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog – Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: DeSmogBlog’s Brendan DeMelle on Ed Schultz Show and Ring of Fire Radio Discussing Denial-a-Palooza
Denialapalooza Map ICCC6.png The Heartland Institute is convening a who’s-who of the global warming denial machine in Washington, DC over the next two days for the sixth International Conference… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog – Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Denial-a-Palooza 6: Heartland’s Sixth International Conference on Climate Change, Courtesy of Koch, Scaife & Exxon
TIME Best Blogs 2011.png DeSmogBlog is honored to be recognized by TIME magazine in the Top 25 list of The Best Blogs of 2011. TIME reporter Bryan Walsh calls DeSmogBlog a “necessary corrective” … . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog – Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: TIME Names DeSmogBlog In Top 25 Best Blogs of 2011