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Andrew Bolt takes back “nice words”

Andrew Bolt responded to my debate with Monckton by defaming me, calling me “vituperative, deceptive, a cherrypicker, an ideologue, a misrepresenter and a Manichean conspiracist only too keen to smear a sceptic as a crook who lies for Exxon’s dollars”. You’ll be glad to hear that Bolt now says I take back my nice words…

George Will’s shameless dishonesty about global warming continues. Will responds to the very tardy publication by the Washington Post of a letter from the WMO correcting Will’s misrepresentation of their data by again misrepresenting WMO data. Carl Zimmer: Does the Post read its own letters? Does it remember them? Do they think if you add…

In Washington Post ombudsman Andrew Alexander’s column on George Will he notes that he received thousands of emails demanding corrections to Will’s column, and eventually concedes that Will’s sea ice claim was false and should have caught by the fact checkers, The editors who checked the Arctic Research Climate Center Web site believe it did…

Carl Zimmer tells the whole story of how the Washington Post declared that George Will was entitled to his own facts. The latest development since my previous post is that instead of a correction, Will has produced a new column with more misrepresentations of the science. Joe Romm has already critiqued it, but I want…

Frank Tipler tells us: Last year, Reid Bryson, the “father of climatology,” and a leading AGW skeptic, passed away. Bryson’s actual achievements are the hallmark of a genuine scientist as opposed to the work done by AGW advocates. A true scientist demonstrates his knowledge by using it to make predictions which can be confirmed or…

Eric Pooley writes about the consensus amongst economists on global warming. While they disagree on exactly what we should do, they agree on two things: the cost of inaction is much greater than the cost of action, and the cost of action is only about 1% of GDP. He concludes: Journalists have missed the economic…

Fred Barnes caught making it up

Zachary Roth was intrigued by this passage from a Fred Barnes column in the Weakly Standard: Democrats couldn’t hide their self-consciousness about the excesses of their own bill. Supporters made few TV appearances to defend it and rarely talked about specific spending items. Obama sounded like Al Gore on global warming. The more the case…

The Australian‘s War on Science 33

Today’s Australian has a piece by Bob Carter predicting global cooling Global atmospheric temperature reached a peak in 1998, has not warmed since 1995 and, has been cooling since 2002. Some people, still under the thrall of the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change’s disproved projections of warming, seem surprised by this cooling trend, even to…

The Australian‘s War on Science 32

Today’s Australian included a double feature in its war on science. And they were both news stories, not opinion pieces. First up is John Stapleton. Last month Stapleton wrote a story arguing that winter was evidence against global warming. So how does Stapleton write a story about a heat wave here in Australia. Well, it’s…

John Quiggin suggests some reasons why the anti-science position on climate change has become an orthodoxy on the Right: There are many explanations, perhaps so many that the outcome was overdetermined – powerful economic interests such as ExxonMobil, the hubris associated with victories in economic policy and in the Cold War, tribal dislike of environmentalists…