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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.

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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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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Mon, 2007-02-19 10:06Richard Littlemore
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Tim Ball: Deceptions, Prevarications and Arguments with no Evidence

The following article, (with my own annotations in boldfaced italics), popped up last week on a right-wing website called HumanEvents .

Madhav Khandekar

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Madhav Khandekar

 Credentials

  • Ph.D., Meteorology, Florida State University.
  • M.Sc., Meteorology, Florida State University.
  • M.Sc., Statistics, Pune University (India).
  • B.Sc., Mathematics.
  • B.Sc., Physics.

Source: [1]

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Wibjorn Karlen

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Wibjorn Karlen

 Credentials

  • Ph.D., professor emeritus of physical geography and quaternary geology.

 Background

Karlen is a retired professor in the department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology from Stockholm University.

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