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Monday, December 9, 2013

Climate denier rebuttal roundup

James Taylor of the infamous Heartland Institute has doubled down on his distortion of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) survey.  "Climate Science Watch" has the original rebuttal from the AMS authors, The Guardian has more info and "Scholars and Rogues" (S&R) also has a piece with plenty of great detail. In addition, the AMS itself has a polite but stern rebuttal to Heartland's deceptive email blast, which is also covered by S&RNCSEUnion of Concerned Scientists, and Mother Jones.

Scientists responded to Richard Muller's NY Times op-ed about tornadoes in "LiveScience," clarifying what is and isn't known. Mike Mann has his own personal take, which is particularly relevant because Muller 'quoted' Mann in his op-ed.

And in response to Bjorn Lomborg's op-ed blitz, Graham Readfearn has a wonderful column in The Guardian, while Joe Romm has a column showing how the NY Times, despite running a rehashed Bjorn Lomborg op-ed, had previously rebutted Lomborg's claims.

Finally, "Climate Science Watch" has a rebuttal to a Boston Globe piece, and "Media Matters" perfectly contextualizes the author of a NY Post column by revealing he wrote a book called "The Myth of Heterosexual AIDS" and was once fired for taking money to write pro-tobacco and pro-Monsanto articles.

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