FDL Book Salon Welcomes Michael E. Mann, The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines

By: Sunday October 7, 2012 1:59 pm

The late Andrew Breitbart once stated outright that the United States should put to death a climate scientist. The loudmouth of the right-wing tweeted: “Capital punishment for Dr. James Hansen. Climategate is high treason.”

Shortly after, Dr. Michael Mann, renowned climate researcher and author of the new book, The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars, received this death threat in his Penn State University email inbox:

“You and your colleagues who have promoted this [climategate] scandal ought to be shot, quartered and fed to the pigs along with your whole damn families.”

 

Elite Public University Gives Up on Climate Science in Response to Not-So-Elite Public University’s Campaign to Smear Its Former Climate Scientist

By: Friday August 24, 2012 7:12 pm

When I first heard news in the beginning of the summer of a coup underway at the University of Virginia, I wondered idly if it had anything to do with climate change—specifically, ousted (and since reinstated) President’s Teresa Sullivan’s defense of the former UVA professor behind the “hockey stick” graph documenting its existence against state attorney general Ken Cuccinelli’s demands for every email/paper/grant application/log/cocktail napkin/etc. he touched during his seven years at the school.

Climate Scientist Investigated (again!), Vindicated (again!)

By: Wednesday August 31, 2011 4:10 pm

One of the world’s leading climate scientists, Michael Mann of Penn State, has been vindicated by the National Science Foundation. Almost no one noticed.

GOP’s Incoming House Science Chair on BP Oil Spill: “That Was Tremendous to Me”

By: Monday December 27, 2010 2:15 pm

Ralph Hall (R-TX) is the unassuming new chairman of the House Science and Technology Committee. Like many Americans these days, Hall considers the pinnacle of American advancement in science and technology to be ‘splosions. There’s no way to read his praise of the BP oil spill – that’s not a typo, I wrote “praise” – in anything approaching a good way.

Environmentalist FAIL: Why the BP Disaster Hasn’t Moved the Needle on Climate and Energy

By: Monday July 12, 2010 8:45 am

As David Fahrenthold and Juliet Eilperin report in the Washington Post, despite the BP oil disaster, despite its direct ties to our addiction to oil, the spill has resulted in almost no groundswell for environmental change.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes James Hoggan, Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming

By: Sunday December 6, 2009 2:00 pm

Question: What’s the difference between a computer salesman and a used car salesman?

Answer: A used car salesman knows when he’s lying.

I was reminded of this old joke when reading Jim Hoggan’s book “Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming” on the campaign to obscure what science tells us about global warming: it’s happening and we’re causing it. Hoggan tells us about the cast of characters involved in this campaign and I found myself classiying them into two
categories: those who don’t know they are lying and those that do.

Chutzpah: George Will Demands More Honesty and Accountability on Climate Change

By: Sunday December 6, 2009 11:30 am

After a series of debacles, the WaPost should’ve barred George Will from ever writing about climate change again, but I guess, in the wake of CLIMATEGATE!11!, he can’t help himself.

Lies and the Lying Lies about Science, and Also, the Lies

By: Sunday December 6, 2009 8:30 am

It should be bizarre, but is in fact grimly typical, how the whole phony “climate-gate-scandal” has played out so far. Hundreds of emails between climate scientists were hacked — stolen — from servers at East Anglia University. The stolen materials were then misrepresented, distorted, and lied about, and the scientists involved abused, insulted, and accused of everything from deliberate fraud to acting as the willing dupes of the shadowy liberal-fascist “global warming industry.”

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