Tag Archives: associated press

Environmental concern disappears with economic instability

From University of Southern California  another lesson from the economic train wreck that is Greece; people stop worrying about the environment when you make cleaner fuels too expensive to use. The price for heating oil has skyrocketed in Greece over … Continue reading

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Al Gore’s ‘polarbeargate’ scientist forced to retire

WUWT readers may recall our coverage of Charles Monnett, whose antics with polar bear sitings and attribution led Al Gore to put this famous animated video clip into An Inconvenient Truth and make wild claims about polar bears drowning for … Continue reading

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Schadenfreude and a they told you so moment – AP Investigation: Corn-Based Ethanol Causes Environment Damage

From the department of “told you so” comes this about-face on what was supposed to be an environmental solution. It seems the cure is worse than the disease: “CORYDON, Iowa — The hills of southern Iowa bear the scars 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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Seth Borenstein on weather weirdness: Tweet first, ask questions later

Is Seth Borenstein a reporter or a swivel-eyed activist? Sometimes I wonder with dumb tweets like this: At this moment Helsinki at 5 pm is 84 dF same as miami at 10 am while Washington is 81. Another example of … Continue reading

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‘Richard Windsor’ seems to be a governmental ‘everyman’ issue

It seems that the Associated Press has taken notice of what CEI’s Chris Horner first reported (here at WUWT and elsewhere) about the EPA’s secret email alias of “Richard Windsor” and has found the same sort of off the books … 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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Washington passes wind

Reader Richard Lyman submits this story from AP and the “What we all knew but Washington would never admit because it stinks to high heaven department“. It is about how certain green interests get a pass on Endangered Species Act … Continue reading

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New government report from NOAA says 2012 summer drought NOT caused by global warming

“This is what global warming looks like” turned out to be nothing but incorrect opinionated hype by AP Science correspondent Seth Borenstein and Dr. Michael Oppenheimer. From the “we told you so department” and NOAA’s Drought Task Force, which makes … Continue reading

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The Marcott gong show – before in the unquestioning press and after the blogosphere review as told by Ross McKitrick

Just last month, these were the claims: We’re screwed: 11,000 years’ worth of ­climate data prove it.  It’s among the most compelling bits of proof out there that human beings are behind global warming, and as such has become a … Continue reading

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Whac-a-moling Seth Borenstein at AP over his erroneous extreme weather claims

Comments on Yesterday’s paean to Global Warming Guest post by Dr. Richard Keen, Meteorologist Emeritus, University of Colorado, Boulder It’s like playing whac-a-mole. After every major storm or unusual (or even slightly interesting) weather event, some non-investigative reporter gets hold … Continue reading

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Is this what global warming looks like? Over 2000 new low temperature records set in October

In the continental USA, there were 137 high temperature type records versus 857 low temperature type records this past week , a 6-1 difference. Last week there were 1154 low temperature type records putting the two week total for October at 2011. There … Continue reading

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Dear NOAA and Seth, which 1930′s were you comparing to when you say July 2012 is the record warmest?

The press release is out, and the usual serial bloviators are rushing to trumpet the news. July 2012 was the hottest ever on record! “Yikes! We’re gonna roast! Global Warming!” they wail on Twitter and blogs. The driver of this … Continue reading

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Paging AP’s Seth Borenstein – Hey Seth, where’s the beef?

I sent some notes via Twitter yesterday and today to veterinarian turned NASA science writer Maria-Jose Vinas (who wrote yesterday’s self contradicting piece from NASA on Greenland) and AP’s Seth Borenstein about his article proclaiming the “sudden massive melt” in Greenland, … Continue reading

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The Kevin Trenberth / Seth Borenstein aided fact free folly on the USA heat wave

I cringe every time I see stories like the one being pushed in the Associated Press today by AP science writer Seth Borenstein. My Way News – This US summer is ‘what global warming looks like’ http://apnews.myway.com/article/20120703/D9VP9J681.html Even Drudge picked … Continue reading

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Weather Channel absorbs Weather Underground, on-air temperatures expected to rise

The Weather Channel Companies Acquire Weather Underground ATLANTA & SAN FRANCISCO, Jul 02, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The Weather Channel Companies (TWCC) today announced an agreement to acquire Weather Underground, a leading provider of Web based weather data. The transaction, … Continue reading

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Tick Tick Tick

Ticks are spreading, and down in the article, you guessed it, the cause is speculated to be global warming aka climate change. From CBS in Charlotte, worry over a one year increase. Excerpts: CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — In the … Continue reading

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A request to readers: write a “connect the dots” letter this weekend

Note – this will be pinned as a top post for a few days. Other posts will appear below this one. UPDATE: Josh weighs in with a Friday Funny. UPDATE2: McKibben has a Forrest Gump moment with his latest propaganda … Continue reading

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So Many People … So Little Rain

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Well, I started a post on Kiribati, but when it was half written I found Andi Cockroft had beaten me to it with his post. His analysis was fine, but I had a different take … Continue reading

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Winegate: Red wine health researcher falsified data

From Medical News Today, word of a major failure of peer review spanning years and 11 journals. Researcher Who Studied Benefits Of Red Wine Falsified Data Says University An extensive misconduct investigation that took three years to complete and produced … Continue reading

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Honda being sued in small claims court by woman they ignored over hybrid gas-electric mileage claim

This is novel. A woman who is upset with Honda over lack of promised gas mileage on her HondaCivic Hybrid. It seems as the battery aged, the mileage went from the EPA sanctioned 51mpg highway sticker value to about 30. … Continue reading

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Last minute Durban deal reached – extends life of Kyoto protocol

Kyoto has become a zombie, coming to life after being dead… Excerpts from Yahoo News (AP) — A U.N. climate conference reached a hard-fought agreement Sunday on a complex and far-reaching program meant to set a new course for the … Continue reading

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Pielke Senior on NCDC’s recent “state of the climate” rehash

Continued Bias Reporting On The Climate System By Tom Karl and Peter Thorne By Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. Today, there were news articles concerning the state of the climate system; e.g. see  the Associated Press news release in the Washington Post … Continue reading

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Associated Press gone wild: 2010 disaster article is unadulterated trash

2010′s world gone wild: Quakes, floods, blizzards: The Associated Press has published one of the most biased pieces of environmental science journalism in a long time,  and that’s quite a feat in itself. Indeed, there are some serious journalistic integrity … Continue reading

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