A commenter here brought up the controversy du jour for the denialosphere, how Greenpeace alledgedly admitted lying in a press release. Of course that stretch, (well, it’s a stretch to call it a stretch), was further stretched to “Greenpeace just admitted that much of the human-caused global warming hype is also a fraud.” Talk about extrapolation!
Anyway, as usual it is not what they would have us believe it is. Michael Tobis has all the details, worth reading. The whole thing rests on the imprecision of the phrase “arctic ice”, very commonly used to really mean “arctic sea ice”.
The cherry on top of the whole bogus controversy is BBC’s own usage of the same phrase in their headlines, for example: Arctic summers ice-free ‘by 2013′. The story is, of course, about sea ice.
Kind of like damning with faint praise, the fact that the best evidence of Greenpeace lying is this twisted farce of a scandal rather suggests they may not be that bad.