Browsing the "climate change denial" Tag

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Climate change denier complains there aren’t ENOUGH devastating hurricanes

Last week, Pat Michaels, whose “actually CO2 is good”-based career has bounced from one fossil fueled denial organization to another, wrote at the Competitive Enterprise Institute that “the year of the weeniecane may be ending.” In seeking to downplay storms like Isaias, which was second only to Hurricane Sandy in terms of power outages caused by a weather event, and the […]

Seattle meteorologist (and climate denier darling) Cliff Mass compares BLM protests to Nazi’s Kristallnacht

University of Washington Meteorologist Cliff Mass, something of a big deal in the Pacific Northwest weather scene and bit player in the climate denial world as someone who’s not-a-denier-but-is-someone-deniers-love, wrote a (now-thrice-edited) blog post comparing the Black Lives Matter protesters in Seattle to the Brownshirts and Nazis who carried out Kristallnacht, calling photos of the two events “eerily […]

Fracking must have a great future if they have to hire PR flacks to write cheesy op eds

These days, it’s somewhat rare for us to come across a name we don’t recognize while perusing the deniersphere, as their aging demographic isn’t exactly bringing in much fresh blood. So we were surprised by a “guest post” at Energy in Depth, given that the Independent Petroleum Association of America’s dedicated propaganda blog generally posts […]

As science shows fracking drives methane pollution, big oil says voluntary measures will suffice

Last week,, a pair of studies showed that the amount of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, in the atmosphere has risen to record levels, and that while globally agriculture remains a key source of methane, fossil fuels are to blame for 80% of the increase in methane pollution in North America. Between 2000 and 2017, methane concentrations […]

War on Science: Mapping how deniers and delayers use rhetoric to stall climate action

If you were on Twitter last week, you were likely bombarded by takes on The Letter. If you weren’t on Twitter, good. Read this if you really want the context, otherwise forget about it. Because if you’ve been paying attention to climate deniers, the whole complaint about “cancel culture” should be immediately clear as not about any sort of real debate or free speech, […]

Anthony Watts responds to a paper on climate misinformation with misinformation about the paper

Anthony Watts is either a liar, or illiterate. And he’s just proven it. This shouldn’t be unexpected news to anyone at this point, but his latest post for Heartland, necessary to justify the paycheck he’s getting from that fossil-fuel-funded organization, makes it painfully obvious. Supposedly, “climate activists are increasingly calling for the imprisonment of climate realists,” which caught our attention because if anyone’s making that call, it’d […]

Fake environmentalist Mike Shellenberger spreads fake talking points to promote lie-filled book

We first mentioned nuclear power-lover and renewable-hating former environmentalist Michael Shellenberger back in 2015, when he accused the Pope of blasphemy (among other things). By 2018 his anti-renewable schtick was catching on with the paid-by-fossil-fuels denial crowd, for example in his embrace of pollution-publicist Steve Milloy’s argument that a little nuclear radiation is perfectly safe. By Climate Denier Roundup Now […]

DC joins the ranks of lawsuits against ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP and Shell for funding climate denial

After Minnesota filed a climate denial suit against API, ExxonMobil, and Koch Industries, DC followed with a suit of its own against ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP and Shell. Both suits are based on local consumer protection violations, which means that these aren’t cases of the industry being sued for the climate damage done by its product (a federal […]

MN sues Koch, API, ExxonMobil for Climate Denial campaigns they’re STILL obviously running

Wednesday, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison filed a consumer protection/fraud and false advertising lawsuit against API, ExxonMobil, Koch Industries and Koch’s Minnesota subsidiary Flint Hills Resources for “deliberately undermining the science of climate change, purposefully downplaying the role that the purchase and consumption of their products played in causing climate change and the potentially catastrophic consequences of climate […]

Pro-polluter tag-team of Milloy and Zycher remind us why RealClear is RealBad

With the Daily Caller supposedly pivoting to more respectable and non-partisan content, you might be wondering where the PR agents for pollution will go to publish their “I reject your reality and substitute my own” takes now. It’s increasingly looking like the RealClear franchise is earning its Koch money. Its publication of only-barely-veiled fossil fuel propaganda hasn’t slowed […]

“But her emails”! Seriously, Daily Caller goes there. Again. Against Lisa Jackson.

On Friday morning, we laughed at the Daily Caller’s new majority owner Neil Patel claiming the now-Tucker-Carlson-Free outlet will “not be partisan in any way.” How long did it take before our skepticism was justified by an obviously partisan story? Approximately seven hours and 45 minutes. By Climate Denier Roundup On Thursday, Apple tapped its environmental director […]

Racist Tucker Carlson sells his stake at climate denying Daily Caller (And lies about it)

Over the years, we’ve spent a lot of time calling out the Daily Caller for its misogyny, white supremacy, climate denial, fake–fact-checks, Trump EPA bootlicking, its repeatedly pitiful, mean, and hilariously backfiring gotcha attempts (remember when they tried to catch AOC driving, only to find her walking?), its apparent obliviousness to its own Koch funding, and once more for good measure, its climate denial. By Climate Denier Roundup But you might’ve noticed that we haven’t talked about them […]

Book Review: Why Science Denialism Persists

Years of astronomical sightings and calculations had convinced Galileo that the Earth, rather than sitting at the center of things, revolved around a larger body, the sun. But when he laid out his findings in widely shared texts, as astrophysicist Mario Livio writes in “Galileo and the Science Deniers,” the ossified Catholic Church leadership — […]

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