John Mashey to lecture in Vancouver, Victoria

DeSmogBlog Tutor Examines the Trail of Denial

Three or four years ago, when the DeSmogBlog’s comments were still unmoderated (and too often unintelligent), we began to notice the consistent high quality of input from a frequent reader named John Mashey. His analysis was so sharp and his breadth of knowledge so impressive that we couldn’t resist tracking him down - to find out: who the heck is this guy?

Well, his Wikipedia page announces him as a “computer scientist, director and entrepreneur, ” a veteran of Bells Labs and Silicon Valley who has recently turned his prodigious energy and evident intelligence to the task of sorting out who’s saying what in the world of climate change denial and who’s paying them for their efforts.

Mashey has become a teacher, friend and contributor to the DSB in more ways than one. Aside from the remarkable research papers (1, 2)  that he has posted on our site in the last year, his was the greatest and most valued contribution to Climate Cover-up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming.

So, we’re thrilled he’s in “the neighbourhood,” speaking in our hometown of Vancouver tomorrow (Wednesday April 6, 7:30 p.m. in Theatre C300 at UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street) and  in Victoria (Thursday, April 7, 7:30 p.m. in Room B150 of the Bob Wright Centre at the University of Victoria). The trip, which included a lecture last night at the University of Northern BC in Prince George, was organized thanks to the good graces of Dr. Tom Pedersen, Director of the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions.

The Vancouver poster is attached, and interested viewers can tune into the Victoria event via LiveStream here

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When I click on the attachment, it comes up momentarily, but then switches back to your article. DesmogBlog is very glitchy. This same problemnoften happens when I try to read the comments feed.

I did get the document to come up. When I use the side it often goes back to the article/homepage when I try to read the new comments. Sometimes it says about:blank and I have to start over.

Maybe it’s on my end.

When I go back to the Littlemore summaries of the Mashey papers (links 1 & 2, above) and click on the links to the pdfs, I am greeted by a pop-up telling me the files are not available. Are they going to be available again soon? Thanks.

Hi, I agree with every statement that you have made in the post and I really appreciate your effort in gathering up the information. Thanks for it.

I think Dr. Mashey is an extremely accomplished person. Ordinary people are fortunate there are such smart people looking after the rest of us. Dr. Mashey’s research on Wegman’s Report is excellent. I hope George Mason finishes their investigation of Dr. Wegman’s case soon. It will be interesting to see if they eventually come to the same conclusions.

Maybe the GMU administrators are under a lot of pressure from those Libertarian think tanks.

Still, they have to do a good job on the investigation or they will be discredited.