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What Channel 4 Got Wrong

Following in the footsteps of The Great Global Warming Swindle Channel 4 has produced a new documentary that also appears to favour being controversial over being accurate or fair: What the Green Movement Got Wrong. Adam Werbach who was in the documentary protested that his views were misrepresented and tried to have his contribution removed.…

Northgate: another retraction

Hey, remember how the Sunday Times retracted that bogus Jonathan Leake story which was based on “Research by Richard North”? Now the Sunday Telegraph has retracted and apologized for a bogus story by Christopher Booker and Richard North alleging that Rajenda Pachauri was making millions from his links with carbon trading companies. George Monbiot has…

Temper tantrums at the Spectator

After Ian Plimer reneged on his agreement to answer Monbiot’s questions, the folks at the Spectator have reacted just like Plimer does to criticism — with name calling and nothing to address the criticism. Spectator columnist Rod Liddle Moonbat … You pompous, monomaniacal, jackass. … reminds me a little of the hardline creationists you find…

Just as I thought, Ian Plimer’s questions for Monbiot were a pretext to avoid answering Monbiot’s questions. Monbiot writes: Creationists and climate change deniers have this in common: they don’t answer their critics. They make what they say are definitive refutations of the science. When these refutations are shown to be nonsense, they do not…

Ian Plimer is a big chicken

George Monbiot has the details on Plimer’s latest attempts to evade answering Monbiot’s questions. Plimer wrote to him: There are seven versions of Heaven and Earth and only my Australian publisher and I know the differences in diagrams, references and text between the seven. It has taken some time to look at your questions and…

Plimer’s bluff called

I think the purpose of Plimer’s strange questions was to give himself a pretext to avoid answering Monbiot’s questions, but Gavin Schmidt has countered this ploy by addressing Plimer’s questions at RealClimate.

Instead of answering Monbiot’s questions, Plimer has responded with his own set of questions. I suspect that this is a tactic so he can weasel out of answering Monbiot’s questions. My favourite question from Plimer is this one (which isn’t even a question): 6 From ocean current velocity, palaeotemperature and atmosphere measurements of ice cores…

Plimer chickens out

After George Monbiot panned Plimer’s book for his grotesque scientific errors, Plimer challenged Monbiot to a face-to-face debate. Of course, Plimer would do his usual Gish gallop with such a format, so Monbiot agreed with just one condition: Last week I wrote to Professor Plimer accepting his challenge, on the condition that he accepts mine.…

Monbiot on Plimer

Ian Plimer is well aware that numerous serious errors of fact and interpretation have been exposed in his book but has yet to mount any kind of substantive response — all he has done is call his critics names. As a result James Delingpole leaves himself wide open when he writes an excessively credulous review…

George Monbiot has the latest on David Belllamy’s descent into crankdom: Among other gems, Bellamy’s interview contained the following marvellous assertion of independence: “peer-reviewed journals – it’s the last thing I would use now.”