Gotta feel sorry for the poor writers at Media Matters with their “Climate Denial Goes Vegas” attempt to smear all the speakers at the 9th International Conference on Climate Change in Las Vegas a few days ago. Their very first major wipeout was the title they chose for their smear, but they would not have had prior knowledge of how Lord Monckton was going to destroy the “denier” label there. With regard to me, Russell Cook, your humble Panel 9 “Communicating Climate Change: The Blogosphere” speaker, our friends at Media Matters made 6 errors in 4 line categories in their pathetic attempt to trash me. Continue reading
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Former Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson was on the PBS NewsHour last Wednesday night, explaining on behalf of his new Risky Business Project how much of an economic catastrophe inaction on solving global warming could be. Since I already had a set of tough questions to pose to organizations that otherwise proceed on the premise of man-caused global warming as settled science, I fired off those to Risky Business Project to see what result I’d get. Watch what happened in this case. Continue reading
Ross Gelbspan is Still Not a Pulitzer Winner (not even for just 4 Days) [*5/6/14 update, an ongoing label fumble]
What we have is a classic case of “now you see it, now you don’t”…. an egregiously incorrect accolade for global warming alarmist book author Ross Gelbspan that has now disappeared without explanation from an article at the highly regarded Columbia Journalism Review. [5/6/14 update now at 7th paragraph - the plot thickens] Continue reading
Jeff Jacoby writes for the Boston Globe and he is a conservative.
Imagine being a conservative columnist for a NYT owned Boston newspaper. And Jacoby is not a fake conservative like the NYT David Brooks.
Here Jacoby talks about his 20 year life as a writer of opinions. He relates the nature of putting an opinion on paper and the responses he gets.
I found his approach or attitude to be similar to mine.
I offer opinions based on experience, education and scholarship and what I adopted as a philosophy of life.
We may start off as tabula rasa, but when we write as adults, not so. When we express opinions we tell our story and reveal ourselves and we hope to inform and influence our readers. Worth while–humans are social creatures.
Francesca Grifo PhD, doyen of scientific integrity at the Union of Concerned Scientists, has been appointed in charge of scientific integrity at EPA, a lateral move, junk science in the private enviro sector to the same role in government.
With this appointment the EPA accomplishes two things, cover for continued junk science and a thumb in the eye of any serious critic of EPA scientific misconduct.
Graham Readfern writes in the Guardian: Continue reading
“Without journalists to uncover stories and speak to authoritative sources, the public loses,” says an editor. But science is not received wisdom. Virtually all science reporters have yet to figure that out. Who-says-what isn’t important. What’s important is how they know what they claim. Continue reading
Disgusting: Race-baiting WaPo columnist likens tea party to cross-burning, white citizens councils of old South
Courtland Milloy (no relation, thank God) writes: Continue reading
The Guardian reports: Continue reading
English major Chris Mooney writes: Continue reading
Juliet Eilperin “reports” in the WaPo: Continue reading
NewsBusters reports: Continue reading
NPR reports: Continue reading
Joe Romm squeals at Climate Progress: Continue reading
Media Matters still trying to silence CNBC skeptic Joe Kernen — submit petitioned signed by 42,000 who don’t watch CNBC
Censorship is the American Left’s answer to political debate. Continue reading
In its report of the Heartland Institute’s new report “Climate Change Reconsidered II: Physical Science,” the trade press publication Climatewire reports: Continue reading
Delingpole: BBC should keeping using ‘denier’ — ‘marks them out for the unreconstructed, scientifically illiterate bigots’
James Delingpole writes at the Telegraph: Continue reading
NBC ‘Sounding the Alarm’ on Climate Change: ‘Industrialized World’ Using More Than ‘Fair Share’ of Fossil Fuels
So is it okay for India to burn its fair share of coal? Continue reading
The Daily Caller reports: Continue reading
Is a literal belief in the Book of Genesis really crazier than belief in a centrally-planned economy powered by windmills? Continue reading