Posts Tagged ‘global warming advocacy’

Nobel winner declares boycott of top science journals

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Source: SPPI 

by Joe Bast

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Randy Schekman says his lab will no longer send papers to Nature, Cell and Science as they distort scientific process.

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/dec/09/nobel-winner-boycott-science-journals

This article reveals that leading scientists know that the “prestige” academic journals are biased in favor of flashy and politically correct research findings, even when such findings are frequently contradicted by subsequent research. This is important in the context of the global warming debate because Nature and Science have published the most alarmist and incredible junk on global warming and refuse to publish skeptics. (Full disclosure: Nature ran a negative editorial about us a few years back and a much better but still inaccurate feature story.) Claims of a “scientific consensus” rely heavily on the assumption that expertise can be measured by how often a scientist appears in one of these journals. Now we know that’s a lie. (more…)

More Whinning from the Climate Left

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Source: Fresh Energy

The inconvenient truth: Why no one’s talking about global warming

If you care about global warming, you may have noticed the presidential candidates’ pronounced silence on the issue. This obvious omission of an important election-year topic has even spawned a website that tracks the candidates’ “slow, collective descent toward mute acceptance of global calamity.” (more…)

Comments On The Scientifically Flawed Study

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Source:  Climate Science

Comments On The Scientifically Flawed Study “Researchers Find Future Temperatures Could Exceed Livable Limits” By Sherwood and Huber 2010

There is a  press release  from Purdue University by Elizabeth K. Gardner and Greg Kline regarding a study by Matthew Huber of Purdue and Steve Sherwood of the University of New South Wales. The press release is titled

Researchers find future temperatures could exceed livable limits

The news media have already uncritically picked up this story (e.g. see Climate change could make half the world uninhabitable).

The paper version of this study is

Steven C. Sherwood and Matthew Huber,2010: An adaptability limit to climate change due to heat stress www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.0913352107 (more…)

Twenty Years of Advocacy, Not Journalism, on Global Warming

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Source:  WSJ

By Rich Noyes

From the Media Research Center

The media has forged a consensus around climate change.

For more than two decades, the so-called mainstream media have preached the dangers of manmade global warming, insisting American businesses and consumers must make massive economic sacrifices to ward off a global climate catastrophe. Not even last November’s exposure of e-mails from leading scientists on the alarmist side of the debate — showing them conniving to fudge or suppress data, discredit critics and distort the peer review process — has caused journalists to finally take a skeptical approach to radical environmentalists’ doomsaying.

A new study from the MRC’s Business & Media Institute documents how ABC, CBS and NBC have been just as strident in their advocacy in the months following “ClimateGate” as they were in the 20 years that preceded the scandal. At the same time, a review of the Media Research Center’s archives going back to the late 1980s shows just how strongly reporters have pushed the liberal line on global warming. Here are just some of the many examples: (more…)