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Wed, 2008-11-26 10:43Richard Littlemore
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Edmonton Journal: Oil Industry Flyer Promotes Global Warming

“Canada won’t really have a lot of problems. The main problems will be in developing or underdeveloped countries that even today have problems with high cold or high temperatures.”

- Anthropologist and Science Fiction Writer Benny Peiser

The Edmonton Journal was once quite a serious institution - the newspaper of record in the capital city of Alberta, the largest oil producing region in North America and the second largest in the world. Given the 37 years of one-party (Conservative) rule in the province, Journal writers have often considered themselves the Official Opposition, charged with a mission of keeping industry honest and holding the government to account.

Apparently, they have given it up, preferring instead to cozy up to their advertisers by claiming that global warming is a good thing.

Thu, 2008-08-07 15:30Richard Littlemore
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Summer Reading

DeSmog fans will likely know about Tim Lambert at Deltoid - a smart Australian scientist who does fabulous work debunking some of the ridiculous denier talking points. But he has recently been pointing to some contributors who are also raising the bar: Robert Grumbine (Penguindreams ) at MoreGrumbineScience, and Tamino, who plays the deniers for fools at Open Mind. (Hat tip to VJ).

These guys are adding significantly to the quality science debunking that we have come to expect from RealClimate, the kind of stuff that leaves the deniers sputtering because, well, it's all about science and they're, well, not.

Read more: Summer Reading
Mon, 2008-07-28 12:45Kevin Grandia
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David Bellamy's glacier growing myth finally put to rest

This story has history. In 2005, a former UK environmentalist named David Bellamy had a letter published in New Scientist magazine claiming that:

Indeed, if you take all the evidence that is rarely mentioned by the Kyotoists into consideration, 555 of all the 625 glaciers under observation by the World Glacier Monitoring Service in Zurich, Switzerland, have been growing since 1980.”

Sat, 2008-07-19 20:36Richard Littlemore
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C. Monckton: Complaints and Critiques

Tim Lambert at Deltoid offers a cursory scientific critique of Chris Walter (the Third Viscount Monckton of Brenchley)'s recent newsletter submission to the American Physical Society. Lambert apologizes that he has only first-year physics, but notes, rightfully, that Monckton can make no such claim.

Even more entertaining is the shirty letter that Monckton himself penned to the APS after they added a note to his article making it clear that it was NOT peer reviewed and that it does NOT reflect the opinion of Editors or, really, of any good physicists of note.

Monckton, who apparently can't tell the difference between being edited and submitting a scientific paper for peer review, is spitting mad. It's wonderful.

Thu, 2007-09-20 10:59Richard Littlemore
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Schulte's Analysis: Not Published; Not Going to Be

The celebrated research by Dr. Klaus-Martin Schulte, claiming that a legitimate debate still continues over the science behind climate change, is “a bit patchy and nothing new,” according to Sonja Boehmer-Christiansen , editor of the Energy and Environment journal to which Schulte had submitted the work for publication.

It is “not what was of interest to me” and will not be published, Boehmer Christiansen said (in email correspondence reproduced in full at the end of this post).

Thu, 2007-09-13 14:39Richard Littlemore
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Shulte vs. Oreskes: Tim Lambert Updates

Tim Lambert, who does excellent work on his Deltoid blog, offers a devastating critique of the Shulte attack on Naomi Oreskes, demonstrating, for example, that Shulte has cribbed parts of his paper from the already discredited Benny Peiser (photo).

Very, very shabby, you bumbling deniers.

Fri, 2007-02-23 12:27Bill Miller
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Well-heeled skeptics spin drivel in struggle to scorch the planet

Our Australian friend Tim Lambert tipped DeSmog to this article in La Presse, Montreal’s largest newspaper, debunking the deniers’ arguments and linking them to such notorious organizations as the American Enterprise Institute, Cato Institute and Vancouver’s Fraser Institute.

Here's Google's attempt at a translation.

Tue, 2007-01-02 10:44Kevin Grandia
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Monckton, global warming, UFO's and time travel

It seems that British Aristocrat and self-appointed global warming expert, Christopher Monckton, has found a publication worthy of his theories. Tim Lambert, who runs the ever-great Deltoid blog, is reporting that Monckton's global warming junk science has been published in Nexus magazine, alongside an article about the “Shadow government's UFO agenda” and one on the “Anglo-American-Zionist” 9/11 terrorist plot.
Mon, 2006-10-30 15:16Richard Littlemore
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Deltoid's Tim Lambert Bursts Peiser's Bubble

Deltoid blogger Tim Lambert has dealt a decisive (and entertaining) blow against Dr. Benny Peiser, the Liverpool John Moores University anthropologist who had tried to deny the accuracy ofr Naomi Oreskes' research on climate science in the peer-review literature.

Oreskes had reported in Science magazine that none of the 928 peer-reviewed articles she had found between 1993 and 2003 had disagreed with the consensus that human activity is causing climate change. Peiser took another look at the literature (or said he did) and reported that 34 papers denied or refuted the consensus.
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