Why I no longer subscribe to Popular Science

I actually stopped subscribing some time ago, but this would be enough to justify it all over again. Over at the magazine Popular Science, they’ve taken to shaming volunteers on Wikipedia if they don’t “toe the line” on climate change. First, what Wikipedia says about volunteer contributions, bolding mine: Wikipedia is written collaboratively by largely…

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Death by Stoat

Elevated from a comment by Tom Rude. Chronicle of an announced death, Wikipedia style. I had not posted on this road movie for a while but the occasion is too good to resist. In the Wikipedia world there are crimes that deserve harsh punishment. Yet those appear magnified when “the Cause” could be threatened by…

Wikipedia FAIL – names Romney 45th U.S. President

One of the great things about Wikipedia is that anybody can edit articles. One of the bad things about Wikipedia is that anybody can edit articles. Controversial subjects tend to attract malicious edits, such as the sort of thing we’ve seen with Climate on Wikipedia, resulting in edit wars and suspensions of people like William…

The Wonderful World of Wikipedia

UPDATE: The error has now been completely eliminated from the article. Details below. Guest post by James Padgett As many readers are aware, the culture surrounding the climate change topic area of Wikipedia has been a microcosm of climate science for nearly a full decade. This is not a compliment. When you read the Climategate…

Another prominent Wikipedia editor has been climate topic banned

I hadn’t noticed this yesterday, but the second most prolific climate revisionist at Wikipedia has also been banned from posting on the climate topic. By a vote of 4-3 Kim Dabelstein Petersen has been topic banned, just like RealClimate founder William Connolley: Also, It appears there was [initially] no support for Mr. Petersen’s voluntary self…

Wikibullies at work. The National Post exposes broad trust issues over Wikipedia climate information

UPDATED: see stats below the “read more” line. Lawrence Solomon at the National Post writes about a topic that WUWT readers have known about for a long time: How Wikipedia’s green doctor rewrote 5,428 climate articles. We’ve known for some time that Wikipedia can’t be trusted to provide unbiased climate information. Solomon starts off by…