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More fraud from Pat Michaels

Pat Michaels is infamous for his fraudulent graph presented to Congress in 1998. Dana Nuccitelli at Skeptical Science details some more fraudulent graphs from Michaels.

Australia’s CIS (Centre for Independent Studies) has been promoting greenhouse denial and delay for a decade. Last year their “Big Ideas” forum featured some classic denialism from Arthur Herman. This year, on Monday 10 August in Sydney we have: Enemies of Progress? Cute title. Maybe I should have used “Enemies of Science?” as the title…

A Taxonomy of Delusion

John Quiggin categorizes those that reject climate science into Tribalists, Ideologists, Hacks and sufferers of Emeritus disease. Speaking of hacks, Bob Burton has discovered some more about Pat Michaels funding: [New Hope Environmental Services], which he wholly owns, describes itself as “an advocacy science consulting firm.” These days, New Hope’s main activities are publishing the…

Shorter Heartland Conference

Allow me to shorten Heartland’s 2009 International Conference on Climate Change for you. Joseph L. Bast: Bray’s survey shows that there is no consensus. Vaclav Klaus: Environmentalists have a secret plan to “return mankind centuries back”. Richard Lindzen: It is an error to say “It’s the sun!” Tom McClintock: Al Gore is fat. And, it’s…

Pat Michaels update

Robert McClure reports: Now the Society of Environmental Journalists’ Watchdog Tipsheet has just revealed that Michaels withdrew as an expert witness in a recently decided landmark court case in which automakers sought to turn back state efforts to rein in cars’ production of greenhouse gasses. Michaels said he would testify only if his funders’ identities…

The Khilyuk and Chilingar test

Earlier I wrote about Khilyuk and Chilingar their mistake is so large and so obvious that anyone who cites them either has no clue about climate science or doesn’t care whether what they write is true or not. So who has discredited themselves by citing them?

The buck passing continues in the case of Pat Michaels and the office of Virginia State Climatologist. The State of Virginia has passed it back to UVa. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports: Katherine K. Hanley, the secretary of the commonwealth, wrote University of Virginia President John T. Casteen III on Thursday, asking that Michaels “avoid any…

Kevin Lynch has interesting pair of posts investigating Pat Michaels. First, it looks like Michaels isn’t really Virginia’s State Climatologist. Second, Michaels has serious conflict of interest, not just because the State of Virginia and fossil fuel companies have conflicting interests, but because he’s been misusing State Climate Advisories to attack the science of climate…

Pat Michaels in the news

Notorious fraud Pat Michaels is in the news some more. First, Coby Beck reports that California as part of discovery in lawsuit involving automobile companies and global warming wants: All DOCUMENTS relating to both GLOBAL WARMING and to any of the following individuals: S. Fred Singer, James Glassman, David Legates, Richard Lindzen, Patrick J. Michaels,…

The IREA memo

A leaked memo from the Intermountain Rural Electric Association (IREA) gives us inside view of how some of the Global Warming disinformation campaign is financed. There’s this: We decided to support Dr. Patrick Michaels. … In February of this year, IREA alone contributed $100,000 to Dr. Michaels. In addition, we have contacted all the G&T’s…