The WSJ opinion page spreading climate misinformation is nothing new. But its latest op-ed promotes straight-up lies that editors and scientists must know are false.
Ready for a little peek behind the editorial decision-making curtain at the Wall Street Journal? On Friday, the paper published an op-ed disputing anthropogenic global warming, on the strength of its being signed by 16 scientists. Sixteen, wow, that’s a lot! Except that in May 2010, 255 members of the National Academy of Science wrote an op-ed laying out the actual facts about global warming, and the WSJ turned it down. (It was published in Science instead.) Wait, is it possible this isn’t about the number of scientists at all??
Apparently the logic is something like "It's not about whether my theory is right but what they are telling us is definitely wrong."
Gingrich has been all over the map on climate change. Catch the highlights and revisit his 2010 interview with Grist.
Climate change is a perfect example of an issue on which reporters should be "truth vigilantes," challenging the faulty "facts" spread by climate skeptics.
Katherine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist and evangelical Christian, wrote a chapter on climate change for Newt Gingrich's upcoming book, only to find out he scrapped it. Hear her thoughts on talking to conservatives about global warming, and why the threat of hate mail makes it hard for climate scientists to speak out.
Climate scientist Kerry Emanuel received a flood of threatening emails after a video circulated of him speaking at a climate change conference.
Is it getting boring to make fun of Rick Santorum? I don't really care, because frankly the dude is both a menace and an ignoramus and that is comedy gold even if he didn't look like the love child of Ryan Reynolds and a turtle. (Yes, I recycled that joke, but it's TRUE.) It's all very well to talk about frothy mixtures and whatnot, but opportunities to mock Santorum go well beyond his Google problem. Although seriously, does anyone else feel sort of dirty when they type his name, like they should be writing "Sant*rum" or something? Anyway, Treehugger found a doozy of a quote from Sir Mixture-a-lot about global warming. Let's mock it! (Note to Rick and adherents: We are not in the "then they laugh at you" stage of Gandhi's, or whoever's, hierarchy. We are just laughing at you.)
In the run-up to the New Hampshire primary, former Rep. Bob Inglis, climate scientist Kerry Emanuel, and other Republicans talk about why climate action is a conservative value.