Sat, 2006-02-11 11:34Ross Gelbspan
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An Outbreak of Censorship: When talk of Warming Becomes Absolutely Chilling

While big coal and big oil have spent millions on disinformation about climate change, the Bush Administration has upped the ante by turning industry-generated denial into a government policy of censorship.

The targets are some of the most respected climate scientists in the U.S.      

Jim Hansen, a NASA researcher who first told the U.S. in 1988 that “global warming is at hand,” complained recently he is being muzzled by officials in his own agency. His sin: suggesting that we need to act quickly to reduce carbon emissions.  As a result, NASA brass ordered the agency's public information staff to review any future statements, including interviews with journalists, by its scientists.

Fri, 2006-02-10 08:23Ross Gelbspan
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Congressman Resurrects Notorious Mann-hunt

Last year, the famous “hockey-stick” graph by researchers Michael Mann, Raymond Bradley and Malcolm Hughes, came under fire when it was deemed inaccurate by two Canadians – Stephen McIntyre, a minerals and oil consultant, and Ross McKitrick, and economist – neither of whom have any background in climate science.

Fri, 2006-02-10 06:13Richard Littlemore
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Heartland Institute's Reportage is an Unethical Pruning of Facts

In a recent and misleading post, the Heartland Institute quoted a report by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to argue that there is no corelation between recent hurricane activity and climate change.

Thu, 2006-02-09 20:23Richard Littlemore
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The Groundhog Day Approach to Climate Change

If you wake up and see a reasonable scientific argument, go back in your hole for six weeks …

Actually, this is a bad set-up for a great Molly Ivins column on the Bush Administration’s handling of the climate file. Molly doesn’t quite nominate Punxsutawney Phil for President, but she allows: “At least he doesn’t lie about the weather.” Phil, that is. Not the president …

Thu, 2006-02-09 20:18Jim Hoggan
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Fuelling Controversy: An Overview of Climate Debate Manipulation

A nice survey of the “skeptics” attack on climate science - and the public policy implications - can be found on the blog UKWatch.net.


For more on the who's who of the climate denial industry, check out our comprehensive climate deniers research database.

 

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