Smears and science denial from the New York Times

Reposted from the Fabius Maximus Blog By Larry Kummer, Editor / 6 March 2020 Summary: We’re ignorant about the world because we read the news. Here’s today’s example from the NY Times. The subject is the public policy debate about climate change, by a reporter deep into science denial. But it could be about COVID-19,…

The Voice Of The Lobster

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach ‘Tis the voice of the Lobster: I heard him declare “You have baked me too brown, I must sugar my hair.” As a duck with its eyelids, so he with his nose Trims his belt & his buttons, & turns out his toes. When the sands are all dry, he…

Roger Pielke Jr., On SkepSci’s Academic Blacklisting

Guest post by David Middleton From Forbes… Feb 9, 2020,9:44 amHow Academic ‘Blacklists’ Impede Serious Work On Climate Science Roger Pielke Contributor EnergyI research and write about science and technology in policy, politics and in sport A climate advocacy group called Skeptical Science hosts a list of academics that it has labeled “climate misinformers.” The list includes…

Politicized veganism

Do we really have to tolerate local, state, national or UN officials telling us what we may eat? Guest post by Duggan Flanakin, The average American ate some 220 pounds of red meat and poultry in 2018, according to the US Department of Agriculture, surpassing a record set in 2004. But some politicians have joined…

Asking if behavior can be changed on climate crisis

UMass Amherst, UPenn research suggests invoking moral obligation may help University of Massachusetts Amherst AMHERST, Mass. – One of the more complex problems facing social psychologists today is whether any intervention can move people to change their behavior about climate change and protecting the environment for the sake of future generations. Now researchers Hanne Melgård…

America Being Misled by Cook, Oreskes, Lewandowsky and Maibach

Guest “liar, liar, pants on fire” by David Middleton Hat tip to Dr. Willie Soon… America Misled: How the fossil fuel industry deliberately misled Americans about climate change Over the past few decades, the fossil fuel industry has subjected the American public to a well-funded, well-orchestrated disinformation campaign about the reality and severity of human-caused…