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Climate Scientist Sues National Post for Libel Weaver Seeks Unprecedented Order to Remove Stories That “Poison” the Internet VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – April 21, 2010) – University of Victoria Professor Andrew Weaver, the Canada Research Chair in Climate Modelling and Analysis, launched a lawsuit today in BC Supreme Court against three writers at The National […]

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Speechless

Mike Duffy has a real problem with teaching critical thinking. He’s coming right off my Christmas card list. “When I went to the school of hard knocks, we were told to be fair and balanced,” Duffy was quoted from his speech in yesterday’s issue of the Amherst Daily News. “That school doesn’t exist any more. […]

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The quality of our discourse

A snapshot of leading Canadian anti-science newspaper rhetoric, February 21st, 2010.  Lorrie Goldstein in The Sun: Ten uses of the label “warmists”, including three “global warmists” and one “Canada’s warmist media”. More verbose: “…intellectual heirs of Chicken Little”.   Lorne Gunter in The Edmonton Journal: Six uses of “alarmists”, including one “climate alarmists” and one […]

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“We’re drowning in climate stupidity”, says Lorrie Goldstein, before going on to unleash a torrent of climate related stupid himself. Here’s a question Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff, who could become our next PM, should ask the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). To wit: How could it possibly […]

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Phil Jones, the climate scientist at CRU whose emails were stolen last November, answered a series of questions for a BBC interview. One of these was a real ‘gotcha’ question: B – Do you agree that from 1995 to the present there has been no statistically-significant global warming Yes, but only just. I also calculated […]

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