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New Canadian Astroturf Group

Jim Hoggan has the details on a brand new Canadian astroturf group, the Natural Resources Stewardship Project. The chairman is none another than Tim Ball, who is still puffing up his resume. The executive director is Tom Harris, whose other job is at a PR firm, High Park Group that works for the Kyoto-opposing Canadian…

Tim Ball’s Statement of Claim

Richard Littlemore has posted Ball’s Statement of Claim. Here is the heart of it with my commments: 8 The letter to the editor contains the follow statements which contain inaccuracies and are defamatory of Ball:

Basically, he invented climatology

Tim Ball’s letter to Paul Martin starts: I was one of the first climatology PhDs in the world. He got his PhD in 1983.

Tim Ball sues for $325,000

The Globe and Mail reports CALGARY — The skeptic at the centre of the heated debate about climate change that has been taking place in Canadian newspapers is moving the dispute to the courts, where Tim Ball is seeking $325,000 in damages for a letter to the editor that he says amounted to a “malicious…

Charles Montgomery’s excellent expose of the so-called “Friends of Science” group must have really hit a nerve, because it has drawn an over-the-top response from Terence Corcoran in the National Post. It appears that Corcoran was so incensed by it that he didn’t bother to check whether anything he wrote was true. Andrew Weaver lists…

Charles Montgomery has a detailed expose in the Globe and Mail on the activities of Tim Ball and the Friends of Science. It turns out that the University of Calgary has been used to launder oil company money to fund the Friends of Science: There was plenty of money for the anti-Kyoto cause in the…

At 3:10 in a Tim Ball interview with the editorial board of the Ottawa Citizen, he says this: To my knowledge I’ve never received a nickel from the oil and gas companies. I wish I did get some money — I might be able to afford their product. If you ask my wife she says…

OK, this is from November 2004, but still… Frontier Centre: We are all familiar with the modern theory that the world’s climate is getting warmer. Is it? Tim Ball: Yes, it warmed from 1680 up to 1940, but since 1940 it’s been cooling down. The evidence for warming is because of distorted records. The satellite…

Dear Tim Ball: sue me

Tim Ball is suing Dan Johnson for defamation because of a letter to the editor published in the Calgary Herald (edited to add links): Whatever one may feel about Tim Ball’s denial of climate change science, newspapers ought to report factual summaries of authors’ credentials. You note that he “was the first Climatology PhD in…

One favourite tactic of creationists is that of “quote-mining”, using out-of-context quotes from scientists that appear to support the creationists’ position. Global warming skeptics play this game as well and a recent Calgary Herald column Tim Ball is a good example of the practice. He quotes James Hansen, Stephen Schneider, Phil Jones, Tom Wigley, Kevin…