Tag Archives: Global warming controversy

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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Is global warming just another ‘End-of-the-World’ delusion?

UPDATE: less than 24 hours after posting this, we already have an end of the world prediction naming global warming, see below. New end of the world book treats climate change just like many other end of times worries that … Continue reading

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Some progress on the skeptic -vs- denier ugliness

Readers may recall this WUWT story:  Nature’s ugly decision: ‘Deniers’ enters the scientific literature. Meanwhile, the discussion continues at John Nielsen-Gammon’s Climate Abyss website on Skeptics are Not Deniers, with part 3 now posted. Part 4 will likely be at … Continue reading

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By this logic, Chris Mooney should be blaming Obama for not seizing the opportunity to talk about global cooling last winter

Sigh. This is so bad… it’s funny. For the record, it is now official; Chris Mooney is a paid political hack disguising himself as a science writer. I’m going back to calling him a “kid blogger”, because no adult could … Continue reading

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Text of Václav Klaus Heartland Institute Conference Speech

Many thanks for the invitation and for giving me the opportunity to address this distinguished audience. I am not for the first time in Chicago. It is also not for the first time that I am attending a conference organized … Continue reading

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On the climate, the holocaust, denial, billboards, and all that

Over at Climate Depot, Marc Morano wonders why Andrew Revkin is calling attention to an article linking Holocaust denial to “climate denial”. He writes: What’s up with NYT’s Revkin? He touts essay: ‘A look at denial, from Holocaust to climate … Continue reading

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Heartland’s Billboards and Joe Romm’s stunning hypocrisy

UPDATE5: 5/5/10:30AM Donna Laframboise pulls out of the conference. http://nofrakkingconsensus.com/2012/05/05/why-i-wont-be-speaking-at-the-heartland-conference/ Instead, those of us who had accepted Heartland’s invitation to take part in its conference found ourselves blindsided – a mere two weeks before the conference is set to begin … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week: ‘$300 gets you a hockey stick signed by Mike Mann’

You just have to laugh. Scott Mandia aka “SuperMandia” (seen at left) outdoes himself with a new level of craziness. And here we thought Mike Mann really didn’t like hockey stick icons: “I always thought it was somewhat misplaced to … Continue reading

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Diminished Climate Alarmism: Lessons from L’Affair Heartland

Guest post by Robert Murphy, reposted from Master Resource with permission “Without being a trained climate scientist, I can read the various blogs and try to parse the academic papers, but ultimately I have to rely a lot on the … Continue reading

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Climate skepticism blamed on the economy, stupid

Of course, things like lack of any warming trend for a decade couldn’t have anything to do with it. Could it? Climategate? Glaciergate? Fakegate? Naw. It’s the economy, stupid. Source: http://www.woodfortrees.org/plot/hadcrut3gl/from:2001/plot/hadcrut3gl/from:2001/trend Climate Change Skepticism Stems from Recession, UConn Study Finds … Continue reading

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Germany in skeptical turmoil on both Climate and Solar/Windfarms

I have two major stories out of Germany to report, one on the rise of Climate Skepticism into the mainstream, as Germany’s Top Environmentalist Turns Climate Sceptic, saying “I couldn’t take it any more. I had to write this book.” … Continue reading

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Oregon Museum of Science and Industry denial backfires – big crowd in Portland hears all about climate change skepticism

Readers may recall when I took OMSI to task for being debate deniers. That didn’t work out so well for OMSI what with the negative publicity and the packed room last night. Wish I could have been there. If anyone … Continue reading

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Embiggening the science

Josh of cartoonsbyjosh.com writes: See Judith Curry’s great post about what looks like an interesting new book by David Weinberger Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren’t the Facts, Experts are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the … Continue reading

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Why BEST Will Not Settle the Climate Debate

By S. Fred Singer (first published in American Thinker) Global warming has re-entered public consciousness in recent days, partly because of the buzz surrounding the release of warming results from the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) project. The reaction of … Continue reading

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The BEST flavor of the day

Via Tom Nelson: Muller: “I never said you shouldn’t be a skeptic. I never said that.” Richard Muller interview, Part 1 – YouTube Interviewed by Rob Nikolewski of Capitol Report New Mexico, 10/31/11. Around the 2:45 mark of Part 1, … Continue reading

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Journal Deliverance: The True Story of the Climate Hillbillies

Guest post by Les Johnson (With apologies for lifting the Daily Bayonet tag line multiple times below). “Interconnected” is the theme of this post. It starts of course, with the resignation of Wolfgang Wagner, from the journal called Remote Sensing, … Continue reading

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Gore suggests climate skeptics have parallels with racists

  Open question to WUWT readers:  Will one member of the mainstream media — that was so quick to give page-space to Bill McKibben’s ludicrous assertions about Irene — even bring up these comments by Gore?  Will Revkin or Bryan … Continue reading

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New independent surface temperature record in the works

Good news travels fast. I’m a bit surprised to see this get some early coverage, as the project isn’t ready yet. However since it has been announced by press, I can tell you that this project is partly a reaction … Continue reading

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Early reports from the Lisbon conference

Dr. Judith Curry added a couple of comments on her blog while attending the Lisbon Workshop on Reconciliation in the Climate Change Debate. For those wondering why I’m not there even though invited, and to see a rationale for the … Continue reading

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The hope of Lisbon

Dr. Judith Curry writes over at Climate Etc about the upcoming Lisbon conference on “Workshop on Reconciliation in the Climate Change Debate.” I thought it would be good to touch on this. I was originally scheduled to attend, having been … Continue reading

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