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Peter Doran and how misleading talking points propagate

28 Jul 2006 at 1:41pm

Peter Doran, the lead author on a oft-cited, but less-often read, Nature study on Antarctic climate in 2002 had an Op-Ed in the NY Times today decrying the misuse of his team’s results in the on-going climate science ‘debate’. As we discussed a while back (Antarctic cooling, global warming?), …

Disinformation? You want it, IREA’s got it

28 Jul 2006 at 7:21am

RealClimate received a copy of a letter from the General Manager of the Intermountain Rural Electric Association (IREA, an energy cooperative in Colorado), Stanley R. Lewandowski (Jr), to other utilities (G&T’s in the jargon) in the US discussing fundraising and tactics for a new disinformation campaign on climate change (see …

The not-just-in-Copenhagen consensus

25 Jul 2006 at 8:00am

Anyone who spends any time mixing with climate scientists or really looking at the literature knows that the scientific consensus on the reality of human-related climate change is almost universal. Thus it is not at all surprising that methods designed to assess this consensus objectively – such as that undertaken …

RealClimate In the News

24 Jul 2006 at 7:12pm

Associated Press (syndicated), 28 Jul 2006,Utilities Paying Global Warming Skeptic

Der Spiegel, 22 Jul 2006, Did Al Get the Science Right?

Nature, 12 July 2006, Should we flood the air with sulphur?

Contra Costa Times, 12 July 2006, What to do about it (letter to editor)

Ventura County Star, 9 July 2006, Don’t …

The Copenhagen Consensus

24 Jul 2006 at 1:22pm

In a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) editorial published July 8, K.A. Strassel reports on a new and recent ‘Copenhagen Consensus’ (CC). meeting in Georgetown, arranged by Bjorn Lomborg, a controversial Danish public figure. I personally find the name ‘The Copenhagen Consensus’ a misnomer because it does not reflect …

Thomas Schueneman
Thomas Schueneman
Tom is the founder and managing editor of and the PlanetWatch Group. His work appears in Triple Pundit, Slate, Cleantechnia, Planetsave, Earth911, and several other sustainability-focused publications. Tom is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists.

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