Category Archives: media

BBC’s gag order on climate skeptics is likely to backfire if history is any guide

Story submitted by Eric Worrall. The BBC, the UK Government Broadcaster, has banned former Chancellor of the Exchequer Lord Lawson from appearing on BBC programmes to talk about climate change. According to a spokesman for the BBC, a series of … Continue reading

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About that graph…

This one: The title “Battle of the Graphs” certainly lives on, even though it is approaching a decade in age, as there has been a lot of off-topic contention on this WUWT thread as well as a free-for-all bashing over … Continue reading

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Why does it always seem to snow in Hollywood Global Warming Films?

Because warm weather isn’t deadly enough Submitted by Eric Worrall The Federalist has a hilarious article, which discusses Hollywood’s big problem portraying Global Warming; its hard to make a nice day look deadly. Citing several recent films as examples, they … Continue reading

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The perils of Science by press release: ‘overly exaggerated presentation of research findings’

From the London School of Economics and Political Science: The growth of the science PR industry has resulted in an overly exaggerated presentation of research findings. Science journalism is not immune to the budget crisis facing newsrooms more widely. With … Continue reading

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Making sense of senseless sea level scares in Norfolk Virginia – 60% of the rise is from subsidence, the remainder from landfill settling

One of the problems with so called “science writers” in the mainstream media today is that few of them have the wherewithal and training to do some basic sanity checking. Lori Montgomery of the Washington Post illustrates this lack of … Continue reading

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Antarctica climate alarmism frenzy revisited – ill-informed, exaggerated and erroneous media claims galore

Sea level rise increase 1/2 thickness of human fingernail crates media “sea level rise alert” panic Guest essay by Larry Hamlin  During May three new scientific papers appeared addressing results of studies of Antarctica ice loss which sent the alarmist … Continue reading

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Global Warming Epic ‘Years of Living Dangerously’ tanks in TV ratings – series ended on Sundays

The clear, near zero, lack of interest in this show should be a clear signal to the Obama administration regarding their global warming agenda – nobody is buying it. We wrote about this before, how reruns of the animated show … Continue reading

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Multi-million dollar global warming disaster epic ‘Years of Living Dangerously’ beaten in TV ratings by ‘Bob’s Burgers’ reruns

UPDATE: Showbuzz weighs in with an actual ratings number for “Years of Living Dangerously” and it’s mind blowingly low. Even this blog reached more people on Sunday. See below. Showtime’s “Years of Living Dangerously” aired Sun, Apr 20, at 10:00 … Continue reading

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Study: WUWT near the center of the climate blogosphere

New paper finds climate skeptical blogosphere is important source of expertise, reinterpretation, & scientific knowledge production From The Hockey Schtick: A paper published on April 5th in Global Environmental Change finds the climate skeptical blogosphere serves as an alternative network … Continue reading

Posted in media, Science | 158 Comments

Climate change campaigners fear debate, can’t face climate skeptics anymore, so they rig TV news shows

Yet another reason not to pay your BBC TV license and to not pay attention to the Center for American Progress.  Readers may recall the nuclear reaction over the one time I appeared on The PBS Newshour. Seeing an alternate … Continue reading

Posted in Climate ugliness, disinvitation, media, Politics | 94 Comments

CNN’s dumbest news question, evar

And we thought this one was bad:  CNN talking empty head (Feyerick) asks Bill Nye if approaching Meteor was a result of global warming…. OK that set the stage, what could be dumber than that? Now study the picture below, … Continue reading

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Another eco-journalist leaves Grist

In case you’ve never heard of it, the web magazine “Grist” is  sort of like a Pravda version of the Whole Earth Catalog. They have a staff, a budget, and a swanky downtown office. Last year it was chief climate … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to CNN’s Carol Costello on ‘Why are we still debating climate change?’

The answer to your question is in your article. Guest opinion by David Hoffer Carol, in your recent CNN opinion piece, the headline was “Why are we still debating climate change?”. The very first statement in the article that followed … Continue reading

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NYT suggests ‘deniers’ should be stabbed through the heart – like vampires

So, as WUWT readers well know, I have a different opinion about global warming. Do you think the New York Times  should endorse stabbing me (and others with similar opinions) through the heart like a vampire because I hold that … Continue reading

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Delingpole’s new landing pad, the inside scoop

Last week a number of people were in shock about the news that James Delingpole had his last column at the Telegraph. It was all rather abrupt. As to why, I have the inside scoop. I asked James directly, and … Continue reading

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Ho Ho! BBC threatens academic – demands ‘raw data’ for study

Derek Bateman reports: Fascinating to see the BBC’s priorities revealed so nakedly tonight when Pacific Quay management contacted the University of the West of Scotland to object to the UWS Bias in Broadcasting report  which, as far as I can … Continue reading

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Guardian’s catastrophism leads circulation to plummet ?

Apparently, crazy non-factual opinion just doesn’t sell all that well. Kind of reminds me of the doomed “Air America” radio network. Climate resistance writes: There are of course a number of reasons for the decline of ‘dead tree media’, one … Continue reading

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It’s The Circumpolar Vortex Not The Polar Vortex And Other PR Deceptions

Note: the image below is an animation, on some browsers you may have to click on it to get it to animate. Above: Image from Unisys showing the circumpolar vortex during the last big outbreak and decay in the CONUS. … Continue reading

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Scandal: BBC’s six-year cover-up of secret ‘green propaganda’ training for top executives

David Rose of the Mail on Sunday tears the BBC a new one, thanks to an “amateur climate blogger”. Pensioner forces BBC to lift veil on 2006 eco-seminar to top executives Papers reveal influence of top green campaigners including Greenpeace … Continue reading

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My short legal kerfuffle with The Guardian and #spiritofmawson

From the “things that make me laugh” department. It seems the Guardian took exception to my use of this image (I suppose they haven’t found this one from Josh yet). I provide this exchange for a model by which others … Continue reading

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New film puts Al Gore’s ‘climate reality’ nonsense about climate and carbon tax into perspective

I received a copy of this film by mail, An Inconsistent Truth and despite my misgivings about the name of the production company “Extry Good” and it’s talk-radio pedigree, I’ll have to say its better than many other efforts I’ve … Continue reading

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National Geographic rising sea level prophecy – cause for concern or absurd fairytale?

Guest essay by Prof. Don J. Easterbrook The September issue of National Geographic shows sea level midway up the Statue of Liberty, 214 feet above present sea level (Fig. 1) and contains dire images of impending catastrophic sea level rise. … Continue reading

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On the cover of the Rolling Stone? Not quite, but I did get a single word in

Rolling Stone’s Jeff Goodell demonstrates what a biased journalist he is. My first impression was to ignore the request for interview from Rolling Stone’s Jeff Goodell last week, after all, RS has pretty much blown what credibility they had after … Continue reading

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The bottom falls out of major US newspaper coverage of climate

From Dr. Roger Pielke Jr’s Twitter feed: From @boykoff -& @cu_cstpr ->Bottom falls out of US newspaper coverage of climate to lowest levels since 2004: sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/media_coverage…— Roger Pielke Jr. (@RogerPielkeJr) September 04, 2013 One graph says it all, especially after … Continue reading

Posted in Al Gore, Climate News, Climategate, IPCC, IPCC AR5 leak, media | Tagged , , , , | 102 Comments

AmericanThinker: ‘PBS NewsHour paints itself into a corner on AGW’ – 350:4 ratio of AGW’ers-to-skeptics

American Thinker has a piece today, on how a recent preposterous global warming report on the PBS NewsHour hints they’re overplaying their biased coverage of the issue. The addition of it to the tally of NewsHour discussion segments absent of … Continue reading

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National Geographic’s Junk Science: How long will it take for sea level rise to reach midway up the Statue of Liberty?

Assuming that it can actually get there? Today on the WUWT Hot Sheet, we reported that there was more fear-mongering imagery from National Geographic, as seen at right. Steve Wilent said in a tip: Have you seen the cover of … Continue reading

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Follow up: the bogus ‘North Pole becomes a lake’ story

Remember this Associated Press before and after image that purportedly showed the North Pole turning into a lake due to “global warming”? This was the day Brad Johnson of “Forecast the Facts” (a political group affiliated with the Center for … Continue reading

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Media Alchemy: turning steam into smoke

I’ve covered this issue before, in fact some of my work is used in this new video which illustrates how alarmism in the media is aided by selective photography and Photoshop trickery. It gores hand in hand with this recent … Continue reading

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Will the Cost of the Climate Wars be the BBC’s Integrity?

Guest essay by Jim Steele, Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University. On July 29, 2013 the BBC’s Hardtalk journalist Stephen Sackur wrote “The Alaskan village set to disappear under water in a decade.” He opened the … Continue reading

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UK press commission rules on “The Great Green Con”

It seems reporter David Rose has been cleared of any press ethics issues related to his publication of “The Great Green Con” in the UK Mail on Sunday. It seems his article upset (as the Press Commission described) “an environmentalist … Continue reading

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“Sorry, a TIME Magazine Cover Did Not Predict a Coming Ice Age”… It was just a TIME article.

Guest Post by David Middleton You can always count in TIME magazine’s Bryan Walsh for a good laugh… Well, I suppose that Mr. Walsh is correct that a 1977 TIME magazine cover did not predict “another ice age.” The prediction … Continue reading

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Washington Post’s photo phraud – it’s deja vu all over again

Junkscience.com reports this is what the print copy looks like today for this article by Eugene Robinson. Note what looks like black unfiltered pollutants spewing skyward: But when you look at the original photo, you notice something different:

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Great moments in activist climate science – NRDC’s Dr. Laurie Johnson: ‘CO2 makes your car hot’

People send me stuff. This makes Bill Nye’s recent CNN fail look almost forgivable. My friend Lars Larson, who runs a nationally syndicated radio show out of Portland, OR sent me this audio clip today. I had to listen to … Continue reading

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Bill Nye the clueless weather guy – flattened by tornado data

“Yid with Lid” ran this scathing headline (in the screencap below) yesterday, and pointed out why Nye just doesn’t have a clue. The tornado data following eviscerates Nye’s claims, who seems unable (or maybe unwilling) to Google his own claims … Continue reading

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The MSM finally notices ‘the pause’

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