Category Archives: crying wolf

Poll: Public Buying Climate Change Scare Again

A new poll by the Brookings Institute indicates that ignorance about climate science is skyrocketing. The Los Angeles Times words it slightly differently, but the idea is the same: The latest in an ongoing series of studies by the Brookings … Continue reading

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Alarmist Ways Continue at New York Times

I would say that The New York Times has jumped the shark, but you have to separate from the shark first in order to jump it. The Times has been grasping the shark in a death-embrace for years now, when … Continue reading

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Frozen Hindsight is Twenty-Twenty

Richard Black, environment correspondent for BBC News, has a story explaining that the cold, snowy winters faced by Europe in recent years are … wait for it … the result of global warming. Specifically, the peer-reviewed article that Black draws … Continue reading

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Rise of the Hobbits

This just in: According to the Christian Science Monitor, global warming could turn us all into hobbits: It’s been long known that the Earth’s rising surface temperatures portend mass extinction, prolonged droughts, extreme weather, and rising seas. Now we can add … Continue reading

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Bank

When I began writing Don’t Sell Your Coat, in 2009, the predictions by solar physicists and a few other maverick scientists that I was drawing on for the book that the planet was in for a period of mild cooling … Continue reading

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“Forever, and Ever, and Ever”

Attention scientists and journalists: I want my word back. You don’t get to use it anymore, unless you want to admit that you are in the business of deceiving people. That word? “Ever.” I know I’m in for it when … Continue reading

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The Strange World of Andy Revkin on Twitter

If you wanted to dream up a bizarre representation of AGW alarmists’ view of themselves as prophets, you couldn’t come up with anything stranger than what Andy Revkin came up with on his own. In the image on his Twitter … Continue reading

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Positive Reviews of DSYC Continue

The good reviews of DSYC keep coming: Andrew Montford (author of The Hockey Stick Illusion), Anthony Watts, Tallbloke, Tom Nelson, and now John Shade, posting at Climate Lessons: This is a beautiful book in many ways.  First of all, in terms of … Continue reading

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500-Year Storm of Scientific Illiteracy

A new paper in Nature Climate Change suggests that: 1. Hurricane Irene was an especially bad tropical system, and that its power was due to “climate change”; 2. what were once called “100-year floods” may now occur every “three to … Continue reading

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Out on Kindle

Update (Saturday February 11, 2012) DSYC in top 5 of Kindle sales lists, including time spent at #1 above Michael Mann’s The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars. Don’t Sell Your Coat is out on Kindle, Nook, and iPad. Kindle … Continue reading

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