Newsweek Chronicles the Long, Relentless History of Climate Denialists

Sun, 2007-08-05 09:46Ross Gelbspan
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Newsweek Chronicles the Long, Relentless History of Climate Denialists

If you think those who have long challenged the mainstream scientific findings about global warming recognize that the game is over, think again.  The denial machine is running at full throttle – and continuing to shape both government policy and public opinion.

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I only skimmed the article (it’s just Newsweek after all) but it’s great to finally see some candour and hard-hitting reporting in the US mainstream media. The US is finally waking up to what the rest of the world already knows (but still isn’t doing anything about…)

It’s “just Newsweek”? Well, “just Newsweek” has been exposing elements of the Iraq war years before they became common knowledge to the American public, and has been predicting events in Iraq six months in advance since virtually the day the war began. If George Bush would simply read “just Newsweek” every week, he could have avoided virtually all of the mistakes he’s made in that country.

So the deniers push back.

More of the same: “This allusion (deniers) is an affront to those who suffered and died in the Holocaust….”

“Reputable scientists have been accused by a major news magazine of being paid to lie.” (Its about time)

Blah blah on it goes quoting Bob Carter and Sen Inhofe as experts on the “alarmist” funding.

What is most amusing is the attempt by deniers to portray themselves as modern day Galileos.

Just more spin, smoke, and false indignation.


For more than a year, oil giant BP has waged a massive public relations battle to convince Americans that the company has been bamboozled by the oil spill claims process relating to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig blowout.

This BP PR campaign has involved full-page newspaper ads paid for...

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