"The death of global warming" - spoof puts the fun back into lying about science

Hat's off (we think) to UK writer and consultant David Thorpe, the apparent creator for the impressive web-based spoof - a definitive bit of climate change denial as reported in The Journal of Geoclimatic Studies.

Although the “journal” lists two volumes and some very tempting content*, the only research paper on the website is titled: “Carbon dioxide production by benthic bacteria: the death of manmade global warming theory?”

Asian Tigers Have Us By the Tail!

China’s and India’s surging fuel consumption poses a growing challenge to the world’s energy systems and, unless curbed, will strain global oil trade, push up prices and increase carbon dioxide emissions by 57 percent in the next 25 years.

Top 5 Climate "Skeptic" Red Herrings

red herring
n.
  1. A smoked herring having a reddish color.
  2. Something that draws attention away from the central issue.

Whether it's in on a right-wing blog, an online forum or at a family dinner, we've all heard many lame arguments against the realities of human-induced climate change.

Here's the top 5 red herrings.

CBC Explains Why Deniers "Given the Hook"

In multi-part complaint about fairness at the CBC, Tim Ball and Tom Harris have inadvertently provided the response that they received when they took their complaint directly to the national broadcaster.

The CBC, in its decision making process, is entitled to make its own editorial determination about what opinions are in the mainstream, and need to be reflected, and what opinions are on the margins, and can be given the editorial hook they so often deserve…”
'Nuff said.

On One Hand, Al Gore and the IPCC, on the Other ....?

We've said it, Boykoff and Boykoff have said it, and now the Nobel Prize winning Al Gore has stated the obvious: that North American media members have been played for fools, reporting climate change as an “on the one hand, on the other hand” issue.

It's hard to track whether this faulty substitute for real impartiality is a reflection of mass media stupidity or if it's a tribute to the cleverness of the people for whom it is economically advantageous to deny climate change. Personally, I think there is something deeply flawed in the media psyche - this addiction to balance that is at once insistent and careless.

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