Fox News public enemy No. 1: Spongebob Squarepants
Is Fox News getting bored now that Obama's produced his birth certificate and the Casey Anthony trial is over? Apparently, since their new barely-tethered-to-reality flogging point is that SpongeBob SquarePants is indoctrinating kids with a sort of extremist environmental zealotry. The Department of Education hosted an event where kids got to pick out free SpongeBob books, and the Fox hosts' heads promptly exploded. Why? Because in one of the books on offer, SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs try to use car exhaust to cause global warming, in order to sell pool admission tickets.
Climate scientists blow gaping hole in 'NASA data' paper
The paper, full of shoddy science, got attention from a right-wing blogger on Forbes, but climatologists say it's bunk.
Dear skeptics: Here is more climate data than you can handle
For the climate skeptics who dragged us all through Climategate on the conviction that climate scientists are lying jerks, here is the data you wanted to see. Here it is. The University of East Anglia put it online for all to access. This might make it harder for scientists to get shared data in the future, since people don’t always like it when you give away their work for free, but it is worth it just to shut you up.
Happy now? Oh, what, you actually have no idea how to interpret this raw data?
Bill Nye explains science, the moon, and climate change to Fox News, using very small words
Bill Nye's years of experience teaching science to children seem to have prepared him well for talking to Fox News hosts. Here, he attempts to help Happening Now host Jon Scott grasp difficult concepts like "volcanoes are not connected to the burning of fossil fuels" and "the science that happens on the moon ... is the same science that happens on Earth." Favorite line: "When you say to yourself, well, I'm going to ignore all the evidence of climate change, you're saying, I'm going to ignore the best ideas anybody's ever had."
Conservative pundits deny existence of record-breaking heat wave
Rush Limbaugh says "almost no temperature records were broken" during the recent heat wave, and Newsbusters writer Noel Sheppard says there were "only 34 new all-time daily temperature records set." Only 34? Why, that's barely a record-breaking heat wave at all! Except for the fact that a) 34 records is nothing to sneeze at and b) by "34," Sheppard means "somewhere between 70 and 7,612."
Norway terrorist is a climate change denier
Anders Breivik, Norway terrorist, is a climate change denier, like many American conservatives.
Unfair and balanced: Is U.S. reporting too soft on climate skeptics?
Does American media's attempt to be fair and balanced in their climate coverage give too much weight to climate deniers?
'Under the weather' Inhofe skips climate denier conference
As a record drought roasts Oklahoma, "under the weather" climate denier Jim Inhofe bails out of Heartland Institute's Conference on Climate Change.
Climate denier says solving global warming could cause Black Plague
James Taylor (the Heartland Institute guy, not the folk singer, alas) has discovered humoral medicine. See, the Black Plague was caused by too much cold, after the Medieval Warm Period petered out. (God, why didn't those medieval physicians think to treat it with hot poultices and baths to reduce black bile? SO OBVIOUS.) Anyway, if we manage to stem the global warming tide, according to Taylor, we'll be setting the stage for a new outbreak of plague.
Nine of the 10 loudest climate-denying scientists tied to Exxon
Climate change deniers like to point out that they have scientists on their side, too. But an analysis of more than 900 papers supporting climate skepticism showed that about 20 percent of those papers came from the same 10 scientists, and nine of them, according to The Carbon Brief, have ties to ExxonMobil. Eight of […]