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: Australians Beware: Soon The Climate Science Deniers Will Be In Charge

lnp.jpg ANYONE who places stock in safeguarding the current and future climate (and for that matter anyone who doesn't) should prepare themselves for the risk that very soon, climate science deniers, contrarians and sceptics will be running the show. All the polls suggest that a Liberal-led coalition will sweep to power at next year's Federal election in ...

DeSmogBlog: What The World’s Richest Woman Gina Rinehart Thinks About Climate Change

gina1.jpg SHE is the richest woman on the planet with a personal fortune approaching $30 billion thanks to her coal and iron ore businesses. But when it comes to arguably the planet's most pressing problem – human-caused climate change – the Australian mining magnate Gina Rinehart dismisses out of hand not only the issue, but the ...

DeSmogBlog: Mining Magnate Gina Rinehart Bids For Editorial Control Of Australia’s Fairfax Newspapers

getup_ad_mining_media.jpg WHEN you think the news stories just aren't going your way – when parts of the media just refuse to tow your particular ideological line – what are your options? For most people, the choices are limited. You could perhaps write a letter to the editor or maybe even pen an opinion piece or start ...

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: Study Tracks Australian Climate Denial Echo Chamber Back to Think Tank

newspaper_generic.jpg EVER heard the one about climate scientists being a bunch of rent-seekers just out to chase taxpayers money, or the one where climate change scientists are just part of an elite left-wing conspiracy out to trample on the heretics? How about your nearest conservative columnist telling you that “green is the new red” or how ...

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: Commonwealth Business Council Picks In-house Denier To Chair Climate Forum

cbc.jpg IF you were going to have a serious high-level discussion about, say, improving science teaching in schools, then who would you invite to chair the meeting? How about an astrologer? Perhaps a purveyor of crystal healing would be a good choice? Maybe a creationist, a fortune teller or a spiritual healer? Well of course not. This ...

DeSmogBlog: Lord Lawson’s Global Warming Policy Foundation Mistaken On Actual Facts

gwpf.jpg A UK-based climate change denial think-tank has been caught making serious misrepresentations on climate policy which go against the guidelines of the UK's charity regulator. The Global Warming Policy Foundation, set up as a charitable organisation by former UK Conservative finance minister Lord Nigel Lawson, has been gaining traction in some media outlets who are ...

DeSmogBlog: Australia Gets a Price on Carbon Despite Toxic Anti-Science Campaign

carbon_rally.jpg THEY paid millions of dollars for adverts on television, in newspapers and online. They flew in climate change deniers from across the globe. They held rallies, engaged prominent right-wing media personalities, threatened scientists and turned the cold non-partisan findings of peer-reviewed science into some kind of blood sport. But despite what was surely the dirtiest ...

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: 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 ...