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Finally: peer reviewed pushback against the Lewandowsky, Oberauer, and Gignac paper

Paul Matthews writes: Ruth Dixon and Jonathan Jones have had a comment published in Psychological Science criticising the LOG ‘Moon hoax’ paper (Psych Science) and LGO ‘Role of Conspiracist Ideation’ (PlosOne) http://pss.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/03/26/0956797614566469.full “Reanalysis of the survey data sets of Lewandowsky, Oberauer, and Gignac (2013) and Lewandowsky, Gignac, and Oberauer (2013) indicates that the conclusions of…

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Laughable AGU Claim: 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami ‘spurred global warming’

From the “everything causes global warming” department….except, the effect they are claiming is miniscule compared to business as usual emissions in the USA. For example, they say in the PR: “…released 6,600 metric tons (7,275 U.S. tons) of [CFC] gases stored in insulation, appliances and other equipment into the atmosphere.” First, this plot from NOAA…

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National Association of Scholars says ‘The fossil fuel divestment movement, is an exercise in futility.’

NEW YORK, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — As United Nations delegates gather this week to negotiate new Sustainable Development Goals, the National Association of Scholars released the first major critical report detailing how the campus sustainability movement harms higher education. Sustainability: Higher Education’s New Fundamentalism shows that the sustainability movement distorts college curricula and cuts…

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Amazing study of the IPCC and media concludes: “…reception and coverage in the media has varied widely.”

From the Department of Obvious Science and from the University of Exeter comes this report that makes me wonder: why was time and money spent on it? A difficult climate: New study examines the media’s response to the IPCC The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) periodically releases Assessment Reports in order to inform…

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NASA refutes Mann and Rahmstorf – Finds Atlantic ‘Conveyor Belt’ Not Slowing

From the “we told you so yesterday” and the “settled science” department. This study was released in 2010, and they used actual measurements, rather than proxy data and reconstructions like Mann did. Gee, what a concept! NASA Study Finds Atlantic ‘Conveyor Belt’ Not Slowing 03.25.10 PASADENA, Calif. – New NASA measurements of the Atlantic Meridional…