Articles Tagged: climate skepticism

Response of William O’Keefe to Senators Markey, Boxer and Whitehouse on Institute Climate Research

On February 25, 2015, the George C. Marshall Institute, along with 99 other organizations and corporations, received a letter from Senators Edward Markey (D-MA), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) requesting information about payments made by the Institute to scientists for their research and details about our funders.   Their letter was widely seen as an […]

Forecast the Facts, merchants of smear

This piece is in response to a Congress Blog piece by Sylvie Stein of Forecast the Facts that takes issue with O’Keefe’s previous piece in the Contributors section. Sylvie Stein’s recent piece in the Congress Blog, “Don’t help the merchants of doubt,” tells a great deal about Stein and her organization. Stein and the authors […]

7 questions with John Christy and Roy Spencer: Climate change skeptics for 25 years

This article by Paul Gattis is found on the AL.com website at http://www.al.com/news/huntsville/index.ssf/2015/04/7_questions_with_john_christy.html The silver anniversary of Roy Spencer’s career-defining moment arrived with no expectation in March. He didn’t realize it until someone mentioned it to him. For John Christy, he had no idea that a discovery announced in 1990 would not only still resonate […]

Climate Skepticism: Today’s Witch Hunt and McCarthyism

Although the Salem witch trials took place in the 1690s, witch hunts are still used as a tactic of social persecution and a means to censure and demonize those who do not conform to the climate orthodoxy. From Salem to McCarthyism to today’s increasingly strident attacks on so called “climate skeptics,” witch -hunts are a […]

The ‘Skeptical Seven’ Witch Hunt is Just the Beginning

Congressman Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) has sent letters to universities requesting information on the sources of financial support of seven climate researchers. A few of these might well have some portion of their funding come from energy companies, I don’t know. The implication, of course, is that research money from fossil fuel companies to any skeptics […]

What to call a NYT reporter of climate science?

The title of Justin Gillis’ recent NYT article is an excellent tip-off of how bad environmental reporting has gotten: What to Call a Doubter of Climate Change? Now, as a skeptical PhD climate scientist who has been working and publishing in the climate field for over a quarter century, I can tell you I don’t […]

Why Don’t More People Care About Global Warming?

Polls of voters consistently show that Americans place global warming (sometimes framed more generally as environmental concerns) at or near the bottom of their list of priorities. Most of the top concerns are almost always directly related to the economy. Yet, there were approximately 125,000 people who turned out for the People’s Climate March in […]

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