Category Archives: media

The Mail on Sunday takes on the CCC

David Rose of the Mail on Sunday is having a go at the Committee on Climate Change for their denial of the points raised in his article last week and this graph, which was sourced from NCAR and used in … Continue reading

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A sea-change on climate sensitivity at The Economist

People send me stuff, today it was this “editors picks” from John Micklethwait, editor of The Economist. After years of being pro-warming, I was shocked to see this headline as a “pick”. It seems a change in editorial position may … Continue reading

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The Washington Post Eilperin emissions trick

Dave Burton, via his Facebook page writes: The Washington Post’s caption says “…emissions spew from the smokestacks at… coal-fired power plant…” Do you want to know what propaganda looks like? Take glance at this article from the Washington Post. The … Continue reading

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I offer @ClimateOfGavin help understanding events -vs- trends

Yesterday, when Climategate 3 was released, the ever flippant Dr. Gavin Schmidt made this Tweet in response: Source: Google Trends, searching the word “climategate” from December 2009 to March 2013 http://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=Climategate&date=12%2F2009%2040m&cmpt=q It seems that Dr. Schmidt doesn’t understand the difference … Continue reading

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Warmist epic ‘Greedy Lying Bastards’ bombs at the box office

Earns just $45,000.00 nationwide on opening weekend – film cost $1.5 million to make GLB earned forty five thousand dollars nationwide, wow. Maybe it had to do with the situation described in this review by Alana Goodman from a showing … Continue reading

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A review of Craig Rosebraugh’s documentary “Greedy Lying Bastards”

Michael Moore for Dummies Guest post by Rod McLaughlin Unlike many readers of this site, I have environmentalist sympathies. I think green anarchist turned film-maker Craig Rosebraugh once did some good. When he organized the “Liberation Collective” in old town … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week – blaming Nature for poor model performance

There’s not much I can say about this quote from the Washington Post’s Joel Achenbach as it stands on its own quite well. The context of this quote is article on the bust of a forecast that was to be … Continue reading

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Juliet Eilperin out at Washington Post environment beat

It seems shakeups in green reporting are all the rage this year. First we heard that NYT is closing its environment desk:  New York Times Dismantles Its Environment Desk Then last Friday late in the day (5:10PM EST) we got … Continue reading

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New Climate Central writer tries to connect climate and extreme weather with love of bigger destructive storms

From the weather is not climate unless we say it is department comes this disturbing admission. From Tom Nelson, an illustration of the sort of defective thinking we see in some people who think climate and weather have no distinction: … Continue reading

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State of the Union climate spin doctors stand ready to take your call

People send me stuff. In this case somebody sent me something that I hadn’t gotten through the ‘approved’ channels. Thanks to “Son Of Soylent Green” for this tip via email. Looks like Obama is getting ready to ramp up the … Continue reading

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BBC edits out climate warming data in climbdown

Just like the IPCC and its reliance on reports from activist NGO’s has gotten them burned, so has the BBC. From the Daily Mail: The BBC has been forced into an embarrassing climbdown over climate change claims made in Sir … Continue reading

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Why we don’t take CNN or Bill Nye seriously anymore: asteroid> meteor> global warming

Paul Westhaver writes in Tips and Notes: CNN talking empty head (Feyerick) asks Bill Nye if approaching Meteor was a result of global warming…. but Bill’s response is oddly disquieting.

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Eurekalert’s lack of press release standards – a systemic problem with science and the media

I noted a link to WUWT in this NYT essay by Andrew Revkin titled: When Publicity Precedes Peer Review in Climate Science (Part One). I liked Andy’s bit of artwork to go with it, seen at right below. I was … Continue reading

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Programming note Morano vs. Nye (but Nye backs out at last minute)

UPDATE: Morano emailed me from his phone just before the interview started @925PM : I was literally only informed of Nye backing out 6 min. before segment to begin by CNN producer. yet somehow they found a Sierra Club guy … Continue reading

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The NYT corrects a global temperature mistake – meanwhile, James Hansen’s ‘Jor-el’ complex worsens

First, here is a letter from Harold Ambler which went ignored, he writes: When I found a rather major error in a New York Times article about climate change, I took the trouble to write the editors. I did so … Continue reading

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Friday Funny – Seth Borenstein’s best headline evah

Gosh, who knew?

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Why social media is important in the #climatewars

I noted today that WUWT just passed 6000 followers on Twitter, and 15,000 followers of the blog by email. About the same time, WUWT reached 5000 likes on Facebook. A few years ago, I never much thought social media was … Continue reading

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Blog Memo to John Hockenberry Regarding PBS Report “Climate of Doubt”

Guest post by Bob Tisdale Date: December 14, 2012 Subject: Sleight of Hand in PBS Frontline Report “Climate of Doubt” and Other Global Warming Discussions From: Bob Tisdale To: John Hockenberry cc: Fred Singer – SEPP Dear John: I enjoyed … Continue reading

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The Atlantic Magazine’s ’5 Charts About Climate Change That Should Have You Very, Very Worried’… Worried about scientific illiteracy.

Guest post by David Middleton I ran into this gem on Real Clear Energy this morning… The article cites terrifying new reports commissioned by the World Bank and the CIA and then launches into a graphical cornucopia of nonsense. The … Continue reading

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Discovery Channel FAIL – Sandy was not a ‘megastorm’

The hype meter at the Discovery Channel has pegged at full McKibben. See this:

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Frontline responds to complaints about Oct 23 “Climate of Doubt”: Here, the Rebuttal to Frontline that PBS Ombudsman Won’t Put Online

Note: I’m late getting this up, mainly due to most of Russel Cook’s emails at attachments going into the spam bin, then there was the last week when I just didn’t have any time beyond getting WUWT-TV on the air. … Continue reading

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The Secret 28 Who Made BBC ‘Green’ Will Not Be Named

The BBC pits six lawyers against one questioning blogger, Tony Newbery of Harmless Sky, who was making an FOI request for the 28 names. In the process, the judge demonstrates he has partisan views on climate change. Via Dr. Benny … Continue reading

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Job candidate tells Bloomberg to ‘take this job and ….. ..’ over global warming cover

People send me stuff. This one, submitted to WUWT’s “submit a story”  is quite something in that I’ve never seen someone take such a principled stand before getting a job. It usually comes afterwards. In this case, Bloomberg’s dabbling in … Continue reading

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Dissing skeptics hits prime time CBS drama “The Good Wife”

Global warming zinger in CBS “The Good Wife” I was just watching the episode “The Art of War” in the drama “The Good Wife” on CBS and was shocked to see this very pointed put down about climate skeptics. Scene: … Continue reading

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The “Hurricane Sandy is caused by global warming” Tabloid Climatology™ affliction gets out of control on MSNBC in a Chris Matthews interview with Dr. Michael Oppenheimer:

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McKibben and Romm schlepping for Tabloid Climatology interviews

People send me stuff. This time it is a press release from the laughably named “Institute for Public Accuracy”. Even in the midst of hurricanes, these people don’t give up trying to tie weather to climate. It’s shameless desperation. Here’s … Continue reading

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Why did PBS FRONTLINE electronically alter the signature of one of the world’s most distinguished Physicists in their report “Climate of Doubt’?

UPDATE: PBS admits to this as being a mistake, see below – Anthony Tuesday night as I watched the program, one of the documents on display during the interview with Dr. Fred Singer (who reporter John Hockenberry treated quite poorly … Continue reading

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Heartland comments on FRONTLINE ‘Climate of Doubt’

By Joe Bast – Executive director, Heartland Institute via press release OCTOBER 24 – On October 23, PBS’s “Frontline” program broadcast a special titled “Climate of Doubt.” The Heartland Institute had circulated a commentary prior to the program’s broadcast, which … Continue reading

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PBS Frontline climate change special cites bogus ‘consensus’

Guest post by Tom Harris Besides the obvious bias we have come to expect from most main stream media coverage of climate change, “Climate of Doubt“, aired Tuesday night on PBS’s Frontline, committed one serious mistake that can not be … Continue reading

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The ‘Media Academic Complex’ on display at PBS tonight

Guest post by Christopher Horner Tonight, PBS’s axe-grinding vehicle “Frontline” is running what promises to be a tantrum against people who seek debate over the global warming agenda, and scrutiny of claims underpinning it. It appears that you have me … Continue reading

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Heartland Institute Anticipates Unfair Treatment in Tonight’s PBS Frontline Special ‘Climate of Doubt’

Press release On Tuesday, October 23, PBS’s “Frontline” program will broadcast a special titled “Climate of Doubt.” It promises to go “inside the organizations” that helped turn the tide of public opinion, and then of elected officials, away from excessive … Continue reading

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The Unknown Skeptic – Journalism, awaiting to be freed

Guest post by Maurizio Morabito 1-Introduction What is the topic where a team of experienced journalists can write a report containing great insights and surprisingly clear expositions alongside stunning simplifications, abysmal naïvetés and incredibly one-sided analyses based on a fundamental … Continue reading

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Bjørn Lomborg and Dr. Roy Spencer to be in Fox News special tonight on climate skepticsm and green agenda

This should be good. From Fox news, video follows. Bret Baier travels across America, revealing rogue regulators, tracing the truth about the president’s environmental agenda and exposing programs that could devastate our economy!

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Science By Press Release: where I find myself in agreement with Dr. Gavin Schmidt over PR entropy

Over at RealClimate, Dr. Schmidt has written something that I’ve found myself wholly in agreement with – the sad state of science reporting and the use of embargoes that aren’t adhered to by some journalists. Readers may recall that I’ve … Continue reading

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Skeptical Science to be featured on National Talk Radio

But it isn’t what they hoped for because it is about ‘…we need a conspiracy to save humanity‘. Brought to his attention due to my shoddy treatment after appearing on PBS with a reasoned response, nationally syndicated radio talk show … Continue reading

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