CFCs and ozone

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Ozone revisionism

Matthew Nisbet’s contrarian “Climate Shift” report has been rightly criticised for claiming that green groups outspent opponents of climate action, that the era of false balance in the media was over and for his own falsely balanced coverage. Ted Parson, who wrote the book on protecting the ozone layer corrects another false statement from Nisbet,…

Monckton claims volcanoes emit CFCs

Monckton responding to an email about how volcanoes cause ozone depletion: I’m not familiar enough with the inner workings of the general-circulation models, so I’m not sure how it is that the ozone hole appears only over the Antarctic. One possibility is that the circumpolar circulation (which sailors take advantage of) acts as a cage…

Lost in the Ozone

I wrote earlier about John Ray’s profoundly ignorant arguments about ozone depletion. Now he’s back, posting something even sillier: Despite all the information you may have read, there is not one shred of supportable evidence that CFCs have found their way 40 miles up above the Earth. No one has ever found any up there…

Science Links

William Connolley lists another ten global warming myths. PZ Myers delivers a righteous smackdown to Paul from Wizbang for Paul’s profoundly ignorant attacks on evolution. (Paul’s responds by calling evolution a cult.) As well as having totally demolished\* the theory of evolution, Paul has also done for global warming: Which is more plausible: The established…

Reaction to my Milloy post

There has been quite a bit of reaction to my post on Milloy. Michael Peckham writes “Milloy’s criticism may be right some of the time, but only when it fits his preconceived anti-regulatory agenda. ” John Quiggin, at Crooked Timber and at his own blog observes that the link between Cato and Milloy reflects badly…

Steve Milloy, shill

Apart from the one or two posts about John Lott I’ve also posted about ozone depletion denial, creationism and astroturf. All these topics, as well as Lott, come together in the person of Steve Milloy. Milloy runs a website junkscience.com that purports to debunk “junk science”. Unsuspecting visitors might think that Milloy’s site is devoted…

Ozone depletion denial, part III

I wrote earlier about ozone depletion deniers John Ray and Sylvain Galineau. I’ve found another such denier and his name is John Lott. Lott wrote a positive review\* of Environmental Overkill, a book written by Dixy Lee Ray with Lou Guzzo. In his review, Lott calls ozone depletion an “environmental myth” and a “scare story”.…

Ozone hole denial

I while ago I wrote on John Ray’s claims that environmentalists were wrong about ozone depletion. I think it is quite clear that subsequent research has vindicated the concerns of scientists about ozone depletion. The refusal of Ray to admit that the environmentalists could possibly be right about ozone depletion despite overwhelming evidence is telling—he…

War on Straw

On his blog, John Ray makes a remarkable claim: “Greenies” are wrong about ozone depletion. He writes: In 1991, the Greenies got everyone to ban CFC chemicals. CFCs were the normal gases that has always been used to make refrigerators and air conditioners work. CFCs even used to put the puff in all our aerosol…