Tagged: denial

25 ways the DomPost failed its readers by publishing Leyland and Carter’s climate crap - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 05, 2015

The Dominion Post, the newspaper of record for New Zealand’s capital city, today gave great prominence to an opinion piece by high profile climate denialists Bob Carter and Bryan Leyland titled Hypothetical global warming: scepticism needed1. It’s a “Gish Gallop” of untruths, half-truths and misrepresentations — a piece so riddled with deliberate errors and gross […] … Read More

“Real” experts’ on climate change? Really? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Nov 26, 2014

The Heartland Institute has produced a new propaganda poster on climate change. Here it is: And this is what they say about it: This poster presents clear and undeniable evidence that the debate is not over. Looking out from this poster are 58 real experts on the causes and consequences of climate change. Each of them … … Continue reading … Read More

National Business Review: last bastion of climate denial in NZ pushes de Freitas tosh - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 18, 2014

The National Business Review — New Zealand’s biggest-selling business weekly — provides a happy media home for climate deniers of all stripes. Columnists like former ACT Party leader Rodney Hide and right wing spin doctor Matthew Hooton1 are given free rein to rant and rave about climate issues, but occasionally editor Nevil Gibson offers its […] … Read More

Is misinformation about the climate criminally negligent? - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 14, 2014

This powerful article by Lawrence Torcello, assistant professor of philosophy at Rochester Institute of Technology, first appeared at The Conversation here. It examines the potential legal liabilities that should attach to deliberate misinformation campaigns to delay action on climate change. The importance of clearly communicating science to the public should not be underestimated. Accurately understanding […] … Read More

TDB Today: through the looking glass into the world of climate denial - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Feb 26, 2014

In my post this week at The Daily Blog — Investigating climate change deniers and their spin against global warming — I take a look at the PR campaign being run against action on climate change and one of their most important tactics, creating a smokescreen to hide the reality of climate change: The resulting […] … Read More

Still warming after all these years (again) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jan 10, 2013

Spread this excellent new video from the talented team at Skeptical Science far and wide. It explains why the latest denialist trope — no warming for 16 years — is rubbish. Take out the impact of the three biggest factors driving natural variations in the global average temperature — volcanoes, the El Niño Southern Oscillation [...] … Read More

Clive Hamilton on Einstein, scientific dadaism and the roots of climate denial - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Oct 22, 2012

Clive Hamilton has a riveting essay in a new book edited by psychoanalyst Sally Weintrobe, Engaging with Climate Change, which had its origin at an inter-disciplinary conference at the Institute of Psychoanalysis in London a couple of years ago. Hamilton’s subject is what history can teach us about climate change denial. He begins with the […] … Read More