The PBS Newshour Whale Oil Myth

By Andy May While researching fossil fuel history recently, I discovered a PBS article entitled “The Whale Oil Myth.” You can see the full article here. It is based on another blog post on the environmental history web site here. The authors are not identified, but the original ideas are from Dr. Bill Kovarik from…

Aussie Government Broadcaster Gives Climate Skeptics Airtime

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Judith Curry (one of the guests): The ABC, Australia’s government owned media outlet, has dedicated an entire Science Show program, including a star cast of climate skeptics, to exploring why some politicians and academics dispute the alleged climate consensus. Has ‘denying’ won? Saturday 24 June 2017 12:05PM (view full…

Proof the New York Times Stealthily Revises its Articles after Publication

Guest essay by Leo Goldstein NY Times regularly revises its articles after publication. The revisions are substantial, undisclosed, and are nothing like real time updates in developing stories. These are regular articles that undergo dramatic changes that appear as if NY Times editors received a commissar’s call stressing the party line and demanding the article…

MSN augments “Fake News” with photoshopped penguin photos

Guest post by Jim Steele Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University and author of Landscapes & Cycles: An Environmentalist’s Journey to Climate Skepticism MSN appears to be a source of climate fear mongering and “fake climate news” based on their story under the headlines Antarctica hits record high temperature at balmy…

Lindzen: A recent exchange in the Boston Globe clearly illustrated the sophistic nature of the defense of global warming alarm

Guest essay by Dr. Richard Lindzen, MIT A recent exchange in the Boston Globe clearly illustrated the sophistic nature of the defense of global warming alarm. In the December 3, 2015 edition of the Boston Globe, the distinguished physicist, Freeman Dyson, had on op-ed, “Misunderstandings, questionable beliefs mar Paris climate talks.” His main point, stated…

Grant money panic! Murdoch buys the National Geographic

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Media giant Rupert Murdoch has just purchased the National Geographic. According to the Washington Post, Murdoch has provided the non profit organisation with a desperately needed financial lifeline; National Geographic gets financial lifeline from Fox in $725 million deal … Under the terms announced Wednesday, Fox will control 73 percent…

Bloomberg’s made-up climate widget

Guest essay by David Burton Bloomberg’s Eric Roston and Blacki Migliozzi are just regurgitating made-up, model-generated nonsense, in place of real data. You want proof? Look at their graph of “greenhouse gases.” I saved a copy on my web site, here (with four X-axis markers spliced together from four screenshots). Here’s a shrunken version: ​…

The Guardian: Still hypocritical on pensions

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Guardian has launched an attack on pension funds which invest in fossil fuel assets, accusing them of “… taking an ill-advised gamble on climate change …”. There is just one problem with this stern advice – the Guardian recently admitted that their own pension fund is invested in fossil…

Science or dogma at the National Geographic Society?

An a-scientific paper, poor contribution of NGS to the enlightenment of its members. Story submitted by Michel de Rougemont I just finished reading the article « The age of disbelief » in the March edition of the National Geographic. It is one of the most a-scientific articles about science that I ever could read. Joel…

Greenpeace enlists Justin Gillis & John Schwartz of the NY Times in Journalistic Terrorist Attack on Willie Soon – Miss Target, Hit Smithsonian Instead

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen I cannot bring myself to quote from this unconscionable piece of journalistic malfeasance: Deeper Ties to Corporate Cash for Doubtful Climate Researcher By JUSTIN GILLIS and JOHN SCHWARTZ FEB. 21, 2015 Instead, I simply let my title and the following excerpts from the so-called “supporting” documents offered by Greenpeace speak…

Help launch ‘Tar Sands Messiah’- A film by Tim Moen

Tar Sands Messiah- A film by Tim Moen – September 19th In which a Fort McMurray environmentalist goes to Los Angeles to render judgement on the movie industry and shut down the city for its crimes against the environment and teach them the more productive, eco-friendly ways of his people. Along the way he will…

National Geographic’s Warming Warning – 10 Years Later

Geoff Sherrington writes: National Geographic Magazine had a Global Warming issue in September 2004. New instruments have given new data. By planning now, NatGeo can make a revised issue 10 years later, in September 2014. The 2014 edition should aim to correct what is now known to be wrong or questionable in the 2004 edition.…

Green Journalism; Mainstream Media Creating Climate Stories

Guest opinion by Dr Tim Ball | Creating the News: On August 4 2014, an article in The Guardian claimed, “World’s Top PR Companies Rule Out Working With Climate Deniers”. It is a classic example of what purports to be journalism today, a concocted story, in which the story contradicts the headline. It is a…

The Green Inferno ‘flames out’

Green Movie in the Red Story submitted by Kevin D Knoebel The movie is The Green Inferno. NYC student activists travel to Amazon to save the rainforest, meet natives. Hilarity ensues. It was suddenly pulled from the release schedule, and was supposed to be out September 5th. It’s said the financing company doesn’t have the…

Speaking of emotionalism and global warming…use of ‘Extreme weather’ as an emotional motivator is up nearly 1000 percent

Our previous story showcased a study that linked emotionalism and global warming activism. And so it goes with Network News, using the “if it bleeds it leads” strategy to make people afraid of the weather. Network Coverage Of ‘Extreme Weather’ Up Nearly 1,000 Percent Sean Long, Media Research Center Ten years ago ABC, CBS and…

About that graph…

This one: The title “Battle of the Graphs” certainly lives on, even though it is approaching a decade in age, as there has been a lot of off-topic contention on this WUWT thread as well as a free-for-all bashing over at the “Stoat” a.k.a. William Connolley (who “takes science by the throat”, implying he is…

The perils of Science by press release: ‘overly exaggerated presentation of research findings’

From the London School of Economics and Political Science: The growth of the science PR industry has resulted in an overly exaggerated presentation of research findings. Science journalism is not immune to the budget crisis facing newsrooms more widely. With smaller staffs and tighter budgets, more science reporting is being done through press releases, many of which…

Making sense of senseless sea level scares in Norfolk Virginia – 60% of the rise is from subsidence, the remainder from landfill settling

One of the problems with so called “science writers” in the mainstream media today is that few of them have the wherewithal and training to do some basic sanity checking. Lori Montgomery of the Washington Post illustrates this lack of competence perfectly in a piece this weekend titled: In Norfolk, evidence of climate change is…

Antarctica climate alarmism frenzy revisited – ill-informed, exaggerated and erroneous media claims galore

Sea level rise increase 1/2 thickness of human fingernail crates media “sea level rise alert” panic Guest essay by Larry Hamlin  During May three new scientific papers appeared addressing results of studies of Antarctica ice loss which sent the alarmist media into a feeding frenzy of ill-informed, exaggerated and erroneous print and broadcast climate reporting…

Multi-million dollar global warming disaster epic ‘Years of Living Dangerously’ beaten in TV ratings by ‘Bob’s Burgers’ reruns

UPDATE: Showbuzz weighs in with an actual ratings number for “Years of Living Dangerously” and it’s mind blowingly low. Even this blog reached more people on Sunday. See below. Showtime’s “Years of Living Dangerously” aired Sun, Apr 20, at 10:00 PM and didn’t even make the top 100 cable TV shows this week and was…

Study: WUWT near the center of the climate blogosphere

New paper finds climate skeptical blogosphere is important source of expertise, reinterpretation, & scientific knowledge production From The Hockey Schtick: A paper published on April 5th in Global Environmental Change finds the climate skeptical blogosphere serves as an alternative network of scientific knowledge production, and “are key protagonists in a process of attempted expert knowledge…

Climate change campaigners fear debate, can’t face climate skeptics anymore, so they rig TV news shows

Yet another reason not to pay your BBC TV license and to not pay attention to the Center for American Progress.  Readers may recall the nuclear reaction over the one time I appeared on The PBS Newshour. Seeing an alternate opinion caused Dunning -Kruger conniption fits and screams of “false balance” for daring to let…

CNN’s dumbest news question, evar

And we thought this one was bad:  CNN talking empty head (Feyerick) asks Bill Nye if approaching Meteor was a result of global warming…. OK that set the stage, what could be dumber than that? Now study the picture below, and ask yourself, what’s wrong with this picture? Note the plane, a Boeing 777. And…

Another eco-journalist leaves Grist

In case you’ve never heard of it, the web magazine “Grist” is  sort of like a Pravda version of the Whole Earth Catalog. They have a staff, a budget, and a swanky downtown office. Last year it was chief climate attack dog David Roberts leaving whose most famous bit of work was Nuremberg style trials…

Guardian’s catastrophism leads circulation to plummet ?

Apparently, crazy non-factual opinion just doesn’t sell all that well. Kind of reminds me of the doomed “Air America” radio network. Climate resistance writes: There are of course a number of reasons for the decline of ‘dead tree media’, one of which is the rise of Internet-based media. However, the internet had been around for…