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Mon, 2007-03-12 17:06Kevin Grandia
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DSBlog game: what's wrong with this picture?

What's wrong with this picture

Here's a fun, albeit easy, game of “tell me what's wrong with this picture” for you regular DSB'ers out there.

As many of you know this is Tim Ball , star of the recent “Great Global Warming Swindle” that is receiiving a regular thrashing right now, even by one of the scientists that appeared in the film. I blurred it a little to make at least somewhat of a challenge.

Mon, 2007-03-12 15:44Kevin Grandia
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A Global Warming Swindle play-by-play

The UK Channel 4 documentary “The Great Global Warming Swindle ” has been touted by deniers and slammed by a lot of others, including one scientist who appeared in the film. Having taken a quick glance over the movie, the first thing that jumps out is that it's the same guys we write about on DSBlog all the time. There's nothing new here that we have not heard ad naseum from the same handful of global warming deniers.

Here's a few obvious points:

Putting lipstick on a Llama: Tim Ball, retired professor at the University of Winnipeg's department of geography, has magically turned into “Professor Tim Ball, University of Winnipeg, Department of Climatology.” Here's some more on Tim Ball.

$100 in iTunes to the first person to find the elusive department of climatology at the University of Winnipeg. I'll even give you the list of departments at U of W to make it easier.

Mon, 2007-03-12 08:12Richard Littlemore
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Tim Ball Death Threats

In another piece of history for which the prevaricating professor offers no documentation, the Telegraph reports that Tim Ball says he has received five death threats “since raising concerns about the degree to which man was affecting climate change.”

For the record, The DeSmogBlog hopes that no harm comes to Tim Ball, now or in the warm future. The longer he lives, the more evidence of anthropogenic climate change he is forced to witness, the more complete will be his humiliation.
Tue, 2007-03-06 12:31Richard Littlemore
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Channel 4 Now Ashamed of its Experts

After a DeSmogBlog post yesterday complained about academic misrepresentation in the promotional material for a UK television show (The Great Global Warming Swindle), Channel 4 went back into its website and removed all reference to the “experts” that it plans to quote in the program, due to air March 8 at 9 .m.

Fred Michel

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Fred Michel

 Credentials

  • Ph.D., Earth Sciences, University of Waterloo (1982).
  • M.Sc., Earth Sciences, University of Waterloo (1977).
  • B.Sc., Geological Sciences, Queen's University (1975).

Source: [1]

 Background

Fred Michel is professor at the University of Carleton's Earth Science department. [2]

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R. Timothy Patterson

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R. Timothy Patterson

 Credentials

  • Ph.D., Geology, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), 1986.
  • B.A.,  Geology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S., 1983.  
  • B.Sc., Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, 1980.

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Mon, 2007-03-05 09:46Richard Littlemore
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Tim Ball: Ad hominems ad nauseum

How do you criticize politely someone who just doesn't mind whether or not he tells the truth?

The tireless Dr. Tim Ball, who will apparently go anywhdre on earth to deny climate change, has washed up on a UK television program called The Great Global Warming Swindle. Ball is heralded in the promotional material as a “Climatologist and Prof Emeritus of Geography at the University of Winnipeg.”

Rob Scagel

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 Credentials

  • M.Sc. (Botany). [1]

 Background

Rob Scagel is listed as the “principal consultant” for a company called Pacific Phytometric Consultants based in Surrey, BC, Canada.

Numerous sources describe Scagel as a “forest microclimate specialist.”

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Lee C. Gerhard

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Lee C. Gerhard

Credentials  

  • Ph.D., Geology. University of Kansas, 1964.
  • M.S., Paleontology minor. University of Kansas, 1961.
  • B.S., Geology. Syracuse University, 1958.

Source: [1]

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