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Deniers, disgust, and defamation

July 23, 2012 | By

Whenever I post about the reality of climate change, I get the usual chorus of denialist outrage. This includes the odd ad hominem or two, like the sneering "What does an astronomer know about the climate?", because apparently not having an advanced degree in science makes someone a better judge of the data. But the […]

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Five shots against global warming denialism

January 25, 2012 | By

It’s a truism that whenever I write about the solid fact that the Earth is warming up, that post will get comments that make it clear that denialists — and please read that link before commenting on my use of the word — are like religious zealots, writing the same tired long-debunked arguments that are […]

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Climategate 2: More ado about nothing. Again.

November 22, 2011 | By

Geez, this again? Seriously? Two years ago, someone hacked into a University of East Anglia server and anonymously posted thousands of emails from climate scientists. Quickly dubbed "Climategate", global warming deniers jumped on this, trying to show that these scientists were engaging in fraudulent activities. However, it was clear to anyone familiar with how research […]

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How not to fight antiscience zealotry

January 26, 2011 | By

Ken Cuccinelli is the Attorney General of Virginia. He’s a Tea Party favorite, and has been waging a pogrom-like witch hunt against climate scientist Dr. Michael Mann for years. Cuccinelli is a climate change denier, and has been hounding Mann and his research, using his power of subpoena to hamstring Mann and the University of […]

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Why isn't science doing better under Obama?

November 2, 2010 | By

Over at The Intersection, Chris Mooney has an interesting discussion about why science is still so massively under attack right now, even though Bush’s anti-science regime is gone, and Obama promised to restore science to its rightful place. Chris notes things have changed. In an interview he did he notes that before, it was a […]

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UVa still fighting climate witch hunt, ups the rhetoric

October 21, 2010 | By

I’m happy to report that my alma mater, the University of Virginia, is not only fighting back against State Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s witch hunt against climate scientist Michael Mann, they are also being pretty clear about their protest: In its most strongly-worded court filing to date, UVA characterized Cuccinelli’s investigation as "an unprecedented and […]

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"They are not good-faith questioning of scientific research"

October 9, 2010 | By

Michael Mann, subject to a witch hunt about his climate research, speaks out: What could Issa, Sensenbrenner and Cuccinelli possibly think they might uncover now, a year after the [Climategate] e-mails were published? The truth is that they don’t expect to uncover anything. Instead, they want to continue a 20-year assault on climate research, questioning […]

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The global warming witch hunt continues

October 7, 2010 | By

Virginia State Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli really doesn’t like people thinking the Earth is warming up. He has used his position to continually attack scientist Michael Mann and his work done at the University of Virginia, claiming that Dr. Mann abused taxpayer money and knowingly used falsified data. Cuccinelli was essentially riding on the coattails […]

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BREAKING: Cuccinelli's climate change case dismissed

August 30, 2010 | By

I’ve written quite a bit about Ken Cuccinelli, the Virginia State Attorney General who has been pursuing a witch hunt case against climate scientist Michael Mann (see "Related Posts" at the bottom of this post). Cuccinelli claims that while Mann was working at the University of Virginia, he was wasting taxpayer money researching global warming. […]

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Cuccinelli warms to his task of climate change denial

July 15, 2010 | By

Back at my alma mater, the University of Virginia, state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli continues to tilt against his windmill of climate change: he still wants to investigate climate scientist Michael Mann for possible fraud. As I’ve pointed out before, Cuccinelli is attacking Michael Mann despite Mann repeatedly being cleared of all wrongdoing. Cuccinelli subpoenaed […]

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