DeSmogBlog: Victory Declared For The Climate Science Denialists

monthly_denialists.jpg A VICTORY has been declared in the field of climate change but the lap of honour is not being run by research scientists or renewable energy bosses, or by coral reefs, drought-stricken farmers or the citizens of low-lying countries. Rather, if you accept as valid this declaration of victory from one of Australia’s leading thinkers, ...

DeSmogBlog: Conversion Fever! Why The Media Adores Former Climate Skeptics

Muller001.jpg If you’ve been following the science of global warming for over a decade—as I have—you might find the recent conversion of Berkeley physicist Richard Muller into a climate believer kind of underwhelming. That’s certainly the reaction of many longtime climate scientists, with whom Muller now, finally, agrees. “At this rate, Muller should be caught up to the ...

DeSmogBlog: The Daily Show Notes Irony of Koch-Funded Study Affirming Global Warming is Real

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 record of fueling the climate change denial echo chamber with upwards of $55 million. As described in an earlier piece on DeSmogBlog, "The [Berkeley ...

DeSmogBlog: Why Hard Core Climate “Skeptics” Don’t Change Their Minds

Muller001.jpg I’ve been watching with interest the blogosphere uproar over the release of results from the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature project centered around physicist Richard Muller [pictured left], which now claims to confirm that the world is indeed warming.  As Joe Romm notes, this is mainly newsworthy not for the finding itself—we’ve known this to be true ...

DeSmogBlog: Urban Heat Island – Favorite Skeptic Myth Debunked Again, This Time By Koch-Funded Science

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 Heat Island” effect has ruined all the weather stations and made the data they collect completely useless? The deniers claim any warming trend seen from ...

Koch-funded Climate Change study group admits earth getting warmer

It’s getting harder and harder for Climate Change skeptics to keep up their attack on science. The Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature project (BEST), which became the ‘darling’ of Republicans when denier-friendly Richard Muller founded the group, now confirms in a new study what we all knew – the earth is getting warmer. In the past, Muller had endeared himself ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Global Warming Confirmed: Urban Heat Islands, Surface Station Quality Have Little Effect On Temperature Readings

After the CRU-Hack and other pseudo-scandals of 2009, Berkeley physicist Richard Muller assembled a team of scientists and statisticians whose goal was to reanalyze land temperature records and determine once and for all whether factors such as the Urban Heat Island effect or the poor siting of surface stations had any discernible effect the long-term temperature increases that ...

DeSmogBlog: BEST busts Urban Heat Island Myth

Richard-Muller-prv.jpg Richard Muller not a Koch lackey after all … During all the bad days when people were coughing up chunks of lung while the TV still touted Camels, it was never news when the Surgeon General drew the link between smoking and cancer. But it would have been BIG news if Philip Morris had funded ...