DeSmog on the Ground for Denial-a-palooza

DeSmogBlog has hit New York City for the Heartland Institute's climate change denial-a-palooza to mingle with the conspiracy theorists, industry parrots, puzzle-makers, scientists for hire and those who just can't let go of their flat-earth ways.

First stop registration, where I received a big bag of think tank propaganda, including a copy of Fred Singer's book Unstoppable Global Warming, a John Christy DVD produced by the Center for the American Experiment and a recording of Christopher Monckton's lecture, Apocalypse? No.

National Review's Breathless (but unsurprising) International Climate Conference Booster

The Hudson Institute's Thomas Sowell has a piece on the National Review Online t oday touting the Heartland Institute's Denial-a-palooza being held next week in New York City.

Sowell takes no time heading down the misinformation highway with his opening sentence:

It has almost become something of a joke when some 'global warming' conference has to be cancelled because of a snowstorm or bitterly cold weather.”

Whiff of cynicism lingers over Washington State’s call for road tolls to flight global warming

Two bills expected to clear the state legislature this session would give the green light to tolls on major highways around Puget Sound as a way to reduce traffic and greenhouse-gas emissions. A recent study says Washington State could raise $36 billion over 20 years through variable tolls.

Transportation is the single largest producer of carbon dioxide in Washington, so environmentalists say it makes sense to move toward tolls that take cars off the road.

So far so good.

DeSmogBlog One of Top 50 Eco-Blogs

The TimesOnline has produced a list of the top 50 environment blogs in the world , crediting the DeSmogBlog in 22nd spot - among the “macro activist” blogs.

National Post's Peter Foster: Is he suffering stupidity, venality or both?

In one of his periodic diatribes against science, scientists and any risk analyst who thinks that 95% certainty is enough to cause concern about global warming, the National Post's Peter Foster has attacked Canadian scientist Andrew Weaver - using an argument that the newspaper has admitted, twice before, is flat-out untrue.

So, rude as it is to ask, we have to wonder if Mr. Foster is

a) an incredibly slow learner;

b) not a frequent reader of his newspaper's “Corrections” feature;

c) so ideologically blinded that evidence just doesn't matter to him; or

d) on the take?

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