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Scientist: Exxon Knew of Climate Change in 1981, Lied

'Guardian' explores explosive claims in newly uncovered email

(Newser) - Exxon was ahead of the game on climate change. According to Lenny Bernstein, who spent 20 years there as a climate expert, the company knew about the link between fossil fuels and climate change in 1981—seven years before the issue truly became public. But for the next 27 years,... More »

Climategate Debunked, Media Pounces on ... McRib?

Cable news cares more about McDonald's, he complains

(Newser) - When climate scientists were accused of massaging data in 2009, cable news networks pounced on the "Climategate" story, offering up a slew of talking heads to declare global warming a hoax, Jon Stewart noted last night. A new independent study, however—funded in part by none other than the... More »

Scientists Revolt in Perry Climate Change Clash

Authors of Texas report want their names deleted

(Newser) - Officials appointed by Rick Perry have sparked a new firestorm in Texas over climate change science, the Guardian reports. Every scientist behind a recent 200-page environmental report is demanding to have his name stricken from the document after state officials deleted references to climate change. "This is simply antithetical... More »

Gore to Launch 24-Hour Assault on Climate Skeptics

Multimedia presentation will cross 24 time zones

(Newser) - For those who just can't get enough Al Gore, this might be overkill even for you: The former vice president will attempt to take over the globe this week, by way of a 24-hour worldwide multimedia presentation aimed at winning over climate-change skeptics. "24 Hours of Reality" will... More »

Journal Editor Quits Over Climate Change Hullabaloo

Takes responsibility for article that deliberately ignored counter-arguments

(Newser) - The editor-in-chief of a scientific journal that published a revisionist paper against climate change has quit, reports the BBC . "If a paper presents interesting scientific arguments, even if controversial, it should be published and responded to in the open literature," said Wolfgang Wagner in his resignation letter . The... More »

Gore Compares Climate Skeptics to Racists

Says people should urge them not to 'talk that way'

(Newser) - Al Gore is so sick of climate change skeptics that he views them a little bit like racists. During an interview yesterday with Fear Less , Gore urged his supporters to "win the conversation" on global warming, much as civil rights supporters won the fight against racism, according to Politico... More »

Al Gore: Obama a Climate Disappointment

There's no real change from the Bush era, ex-VP complains

(Newser) - President Obama "has thus far failed to make the case for bold action on climate change," Al Gore complains in a massive op-ed for Rolling Stone . In the piece, Gore bemoans a political environment in which “what is true and what is false is being attacked relentlessly”... More »

Ethics, Science Both Inconvenient for Climate Deniers

High stakes demand high seriousness, not 'cynical careerism': Krugman

(Newser) - Climate change deniers aren’t just flouting scientific evidence—they’re flouting morals, writes Paul Krugman in the New York Times . Case in point: Last week, Republicans invited a pair of scientists to testify at a Congressional hearing on climate science. When Berkeley’s Richard Muller, a climate change skeptic,... More »

Skeptical Climate Report Plagiarized Wikipedia

...and other material, including text from scientist it was blasting

(Newser) - An influential 2006 congressional report questioning the validity of global warming research was heavily plagiarized, lifting sections from textbooks, Wikipedia, and even one of the scientists it criticized, according to experts contacted by the USA Today . A year-long analysis by one of the experts found that 35 of the report's... More »

BP Funding Tea Party's Climate Change Deniers

Big polluters give $240K to Senate campaigns

(Newser) - Big-time big-polluting European firms are funding the Tea Party's climate change deniers, finds the Guardian . The paper discovered that 80% of campaign donations from major European firms like BP and Bayer went to politicians opposed to action on climate change. Recipients include Tea Party-backed incumbents Jim DeMint and James Inhofe... More »

Tea Party Steeped in Global Warming Doubt

More than half of activists don't foresee a warming problem—ever

(Newser) - The Tea Party movement is highly skeptical of the threat posed by—and, in some cases, the existence of—global warming, finds a New York Times /CBS poll. Just 14% of Tea Partiers believe warming is currently taking effect, as opposed to 49% of the rest of Americans. More than... More »

Freeze or Boil: An Extreme New Earth

Climate change means extreme weather the new norm

(Newser) - Remember last winter, when the only thing keeping you warm while shoveling the snow that would not stop falling was the sound of gleeful cackles coming from climate change deniers? Well, the New York Times would like to know who's laughing now, as Russia burns, Pakistan drowns, and the rest... More »

As Earth Bakes, Blame Cowards Like McCain

Oil and coal money, gutless lawmakers killed climate bill

(Newser) - Climate change legislation looks dead, and Paul Krugman knows what killed it. “It wasn’t the science, the scientists, or the economics,” he writes in the New York Times . It was “the usual suspects: greed and cowardice.” A carbon limitation would put at most a tiny... More »

Greenpeace Finds 'Kingpin of Climate Denial'

Little-known US oil company has spent $67M to foster doubt

(Newser) - A little-known private US oil company called Koch Industries has become the driving force behind the climate change denial industry, according to an investigative report from Greenpeace (full pdf here ). Koch funneled $25 million into groups opposed to climate change from 2005 to 2008—three times as much as... More »

Rachel Maddow to Glenn Beck: 'Back Off'

She blasts him after he called her a liar

(Newser) - Glenn Beck can decide how much he’s “willing to stir up Americans’ fear and prejudice for profit,” in Rachel Maddow's opinion. That’s “between you and your God.” But when the Fox host calls the MSNBC host a liar for accurately reporting that he said... More »

Time for Climate Scientists to Fight Back

And let's start calling it 'global weirding'

(Newser) - Hey, it's snowing a lot. Therefore, global warming is a hoax. Thomas Friedman is tired of hearing this, along with all the other skeptics' arguments of late, and he wants climate scientists to stop "playing defense." The public is understandably confused after a series of dumb missteps, so... More »

Climate Doubters Gleeful Over Snow Storm

But climate scientists say it's almost evidence for global warming

(Newser) - Climate change skeptics are having a chilly field day with the snow strewn across the East Coast, even as climate scientists say it is, if anything, evidence of global warming. James Inhofe’s family built a 6-foot-tall igloo on Capitol Hill adorned with a sign reading “Al Gore’s... More »

Climate Skeptics Are Using Fake Quote: Scientist

Sir John Houghton says he's considering legal action

(Newser) - “Unless we announce disasters, no one will listen.” That quote, attributed to leading climate scientist Sir John Houghton, has been bandied about by climate change skeptics for years, as proof of the creative alarmism of climate scientists. There’s just one problem: Houghton never said it, and it... More »

Palin Blasts Global Warming Studies as 'Snake Oil'

... in speech to Calif. logging conference

(Newser) - Speaking at a logging conference in northern California tonight, Sarah Palin ripped studies supporting global-warming theories as a “bunch of snake oil science.” The former Alaska governor touted her climate-change-doubter credentials at the event—from which media were barred, though the AP procured a $74 ticket for its... More »

Inhofe: Hey, I'm the Planet's Worst Enemy!

Senator upset with No. 7 ranking

(Newser) - Sen. Jim Inhofe ranked No. 7 on Rolling Stone’s list of the “planet’s worst enemies,” and he’s hopping mad about it: He thinks he deserved to be first. “I should have been number one, not number 7,” the Oklahoma Republican tells the Tulsa ... More »

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