Marc Moran. Oh.

Marc Morano does not think global warming is anything to worry about, and he brags about his confrontations with those who do.

For example, Mr. Morano said he once spotted former Vice President Al Gore on an airplane returning from a climate conference in Bali. Mr. Gore was posing for photos with well-wishers, and Mr. Morano said he had asked if he, too, could have his picture taken with Mr. Gore.

He refused, Mr. Morano said.

“You attack me all the time,” Mr. Gore said, according to Mr. Morano.

“Yes, we do,” Mr. Morano said he had replied.

Mr. Gore’s office said Mr. Gore had no memory of the encounter. Mr. Morano does not care. He tells the story anyway.

You will remember this guy from this movie. You can visit the New York Times to read the rest of this article.

Another taste:

Mr. Morano may be best known for compiling a report listing hundreds of scientists whose work he says undermines the consensus on global warming.

But environmental advocates and bloggers say that many of those listed as scientists have no scientific credentials and that their work persuaded no one not already ideologically committed.

Hat Tip: Randy Olson


  1. #1 Pierce R. Butler
    April 10, 2009

    Do you know whether Marc Moran has an Evil Plan™?

  2. #2 Spiv
    April 10, 2009

    Seems like quite a profitable position to take. I mean you basically google all day (or better yet, delegate googling) to find any kind of anti-reality related to global warming denial you can, and assemble them into reports and websites packed as “legitimate science.” Finding stuff from legitimate scientists which can be misquoted and misused is probably even better in their eyes.

    the work:pay ratio must be fantastic.

  3. #4 khan
    April 10, 2009

    Just like the anti-evolution loons.

  4. #5 Mike Haubrich, FCD
    April 10, 2009

    [blockquote]“Before Marc, efforts to debunk global warming were scattered and disorganized,” said John Coleman, a weather broadcaster who helped found the Weather Channel and who has called global warming “a scam.”


    Can I name a “Haubrich’s Corollary” to the Salem Hypothesis regarding weathermen and climate change?

    I swear they think they know more about this than they do. Even our our local Dave Dahl..

  5. #6 Nathan Myers
    April 11, 2009

    Slightly off-topic… I keep seeing “FCD” attached to signatures in comments. Assiduous googling suggests it might mean either “Flood Control District” or “Filthy Cum Dumpster”, neither of which strikes me as entirely satisfactory. Clue?

  6. #7 Stephanie Z
    April 11, 2009


  7. #8 GaryB, FCD
    April 11, 2009

    Morano is more interested in his pocket book and potential payouts from astroturf organizations than fact.

  8. #9 Greg Laden
    April 12, 2009

    FCD = Friend of Charles Darwin