Five Climate-Change Claims as Ridiculous as Sharknado
July 29th, 2014 11:27 AM
“Sharknado 2: The Second One” is poised to take a bite out of Manhattan and devour many of the week’s water-cooler conversations. Like the first “Sharknado” movie, the premise is so ridiculous it actually manages to entertain.
In the same way, some media claims about what climate change has already done or threatens to do in the future are so absurd they’re actually laughable. Climate-change…
Media Snookered by Activists Posing As Farmers Destroying Genetically
August 28th, 2013 10:02 PM
At Slate, Mark Lynas tells the story of activist-orchestrated media deception — although one sometimes wonders whether the press even minds being deceived in these instances, and in certain cases whether some journalists are in on the scam.
The deception involves activists who are against any form of biotechnology advances laying waste to a field of genetically modified "golden rice" in the…
New Scientist Names Liberal Wingnut a ‘Science Hero’ of
December 22nd, 2008 11:17 AM
It would seem New Scientist magazine recently decided to sacrifice credibility in the field of research. Journalistic research, anyway. In their recent article titled, "Science heroes and villains of 2008," New Scientist has taken the liberty of naming some noteworthy individuals in the field. As their opening salvo states (emphasis mine): The collective brain of New Scientist has come up…
New Study Recommends Against Burning Biofuels to Solve Global Warming
August 20th, 2007 2:01 PM
A new study published in the journal Science last Friday concluded that the continued burning of oil-related energy products combined with the planting of additional forests is better for the environment than the manufacture and use of biofuels such as ethanol. In fact, the authors suggested that governments across the globe move away from biofuels as a global warming solution completely, and…