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Wed, 2009-11-18 17:29Brendan DeMelle
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Fred Singer, lacking nobility, still claims the Prize

Climate skeptics are, not surprisingly, hitting the European speaking circuit in the weeks leading up to the U.N. climate summit in Copenhagen. But what is surprising is that notorious global warming denier S. Fred Singer was described at a skeptic conference today as a Nobel prize winner, a flat out lie.

According to a Belgian journalist who alerted DeSmog to Singer’s appearance today at a skeptic conference in the European Parliament building, Singer was described in event materials as:

“a reviewer of IPCC reports, he shares the 2007 Nobel peace prize with Al Gore and 2000 others.”


The idea that Fred Singer shares any part in the IPCC/Gore Nobel prize is laughable, of course.  Other than Mr. Gore, the Nobel committee recognized only the IPCC authors, and they all received framed Nobel certificates.  If Singer can produce a framed Nobel, I’ll produce my Olympic gold medal (Singer must eat cereal too, I sure enjoy the prizes inside, although I’ve never seen a Nobel peace prize before).

Tue, 2008-09-02 11:36Richard Littlemore
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Hockey Stick Rises Again

The fabled “hockey stick” - Michael Mann's graph showing the last decade to be the warmest in a 1,000 years - has re-emerged, stronger and longer than ever.

In a peer-reviewed paper published today in the online version of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Mann and six other scientists show that current warming is the most severe in more than 1,300 years - 1,700 if you accept still-controversial data drawns from tree rings.

Sat, 2007-06-02 08:57Ross Gelbspan
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NASA Chief Finds Support on Yet Another (Skeptics') Front

NASA's top administrator, Michael Griffin, speaking on NPR radio made some refreshingly sensible comments about the present global warming scare,” said Robert Ferguson, Director of the Science and Public Policy Institute. “Many rationalist scientists agree with him, clearly demonstrating there is no scientific consensus on man-made, catastrophic global warming,” said Ferguson.

aThe article, which also quotes Pat Michaels, Tim Ball, Robert Carter and other longtime skeptics, omits Ferguson's e-address: bferguson@ff.org. The “FF” in this case stands for Frontiers of Freedom, a longtime ExxonMobil-funded haven for footsoldiers in the disinformation war.

Thu, 2007-05-24 15:21Richard Littlemore
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McIntyre Unearths Fresh Climate Graph Outrage

Steve McIntyre, who with Ross McKitrick has been the author of the long-running hockey stick controversy, has replotted all of the climate reconstructions recently reported in New Scientist magazine and has discovered - well, he seems to have discovered a whole equipment bag full of hockey sticks (see illustration).

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Ross McKitrick

 Credentials 

  • Ph.D., Economics, University of British Columbia, (1996).
  • M.A., Economics, University of British Columbia, (1990).
  • B.A., Economics, Queen's University, (1988).

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Wed, 2007-01-31 13:00Richard Littlemore
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DeSmog Leaks Advance Copy of Think Tank's IPCC Attack

UPDATED: with details of the Fraser Institute's planned press conference

A Canadian think tank’s “independent” analysis of the IPCC Summary for Policymakers is based on out-of-date information and is specifically misleading about the nature of the scientific summary that it presumes to criticize, DeSmogBlog.com President James Hoggan said Wednesday.

The Fraser Institute will release their report in London on Feb.5. Here are the details for our UK friends who might be interested in attending:

Date: February 5, 2007
Time: 10am (London time)
Location: The Atrium Restaurant (across from the Houses of Parliament), Four Millbank, Westminster

You can find a copy of the leaked document and a briefing note on the Fraser Institute here.

UPDATE: I've just uploaded a new version of the briefing note, without hyperlinks for those who want to print off a copy. Titled “print version.” (KG)

UPDATE: The Fraser Institute issued a second media advisory yesterday. H/T to Buckdog .

Tue, 2007-01-30 08:40Richard Littlemore
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Exxon-backed Fraser Institute readies attack on IPCC

The Fraser Institute, which has received $120,000 from ExxonMobil over the last three years, has issued a media advisory promising to release”an independent summary of the latest United Nations (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report on climate” on February 5, 2007.
Wed, 2006-09-27 07:42Richard Littlemore
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Is ExxonMobil Cultivating a Religious Voice, as Well?

Thanks to frequent correspondent Wacki for finding this EthicsDaily.com story, pointing out the ExxonMobil connection to the Interfaith Stewardship Alliance (ISA) petition demanding INaction on climate change.

You might remember the petition being launched in July, a response to the surprising call to action that the Evangelical Climate Initiative (ECI) launched  in February.
Fri, 2006-06-23 08:35Ross Gelbspan
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NRC Exonerates "Hockey Stick" Graph, Ending "Mann-Hunt" by Two Canadian Skeptics

Mann's “hockey stick” graph was the subject of an attack by Stephen McIntyre, a statistician and part-time consultant in Toronto to minerals industries, and Ross McKitrick, an economist at the University of Guelph in Ontario.  The attack was the subject of a front page story in the Wall Street Journal.

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