Koch-backed group distributes 25,000 insane climate change conspiracy booklets

April 12, 2017 by  
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The climate change deniers at the Koch brothers-backed Heartland Institute have apparently mailed a lengthy report challenging established climate science to 25,000 educators across the nation. The report, entitled “Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming,” has been challenged as climate “propaganda” by the National Science Teachers Association . The goal of the Heartland Institute’s campaign is to continue to mail out the 135-page report until it reaches the hands of 200,000 teachers across the country. If you’d like to read the report, it’s available freely online , but here are a few of the highlights. The report opens by arguing that the science of climate change “is not settled,” despite the fact that multiple studies have found the vast majority of scientists agree that human-caused global warming is real and a serious threat. Study after study has shown that 97% of researchers surveyed are in consensus on this. Related: Fossil fuel-funded study attempts to deny the human causes of climate change It also bashes the science of climate models, claiming that because the certain aspects of the climate are not completely understood, that it’s impossible to predict how global temperatures will change over time. Over at Gizmodo , climate scientist Patrick Brown of the Carnegie Institution for Science explains, “Scientists are constantly working to try to improve these models and reduce uncertainty. This is all done openly and honestly in the peer-reviewed literature.” There’s a lot more inaccurate information packed into this report, including the claim that changing global temperatures are all just part of Earth’s “natural variability” and that global warming could be caused by the sun instead of CO2 emissions (in case it needs to be said, this is not true ). The authors even go so far as to claim that evidence of climate change is “unreliable” and that there’s no proven correlation between melting sea ice and rising temperatures. Related: Americans don’t trust climate change science because of fossil fuel industry’s disinformation Finally, it closes with conspiracy theories claiming that climate scientists are corrupt and driven by a political agenda rather than accurate science. That’s rich coming from an organization backed by fossil fuel companies like Exxonmobil , although perhaps not terribly surprising. While science teachers who receive the booklet will be able to easily see through the flimsy reasoning and distorted facts, it’s troubling to think of other educators or students who might stumble across the publication without the background to analyze its credibility. That’s why educational organizations are encouraging teachers who receive the report in the mail to toss it straight into the trash . Via Gizmodo Images via Wikimedia Commons and Knitty Marie

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Study Finds Wind Farm “Sickness” is Largely a Propaganda-Induced Ailment in Australia

March 20, 2013 by  
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Claims of illnesses related to the presence of wind farms have spread throughout Australia lately like a bad high school rumor. While many believe they are experiencing a real sickness, a report by Simon Chapman from the University of Sydney has found that victims may be suffering more from a psychological illusion than a true physical malady. The study found evidence that areas targeted by anti-wind farm groups and propaganda were far more likely to express symptoms. Read the rest of Study Finds Wind Farm “Sickness” is Largely a Propaganda-Induced Ailment in Australia Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: australia , illness , New Zealand , propaganda , report , sickness , simon chapman , study , turbines , University of Sydney , vibro-acoustic disease , waubra foundation , wiind turbine syndrome , wind farm

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AFP Spreads Anti-EPA Propaganda Through Tea Party Movement

February 24, 2010 by  
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Yesterday, I did a post explaining the EPA’s plans to regulate greenhouse gas pollution from the nation’s biggest polluters. The comments rolled in accusing me of being a pro-Big Brother socialist who hated freedom–just for explaining the facts

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Critics Pile on the Kieran Timberlake Design for American Embassy In London

February 24, 2010 by  
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Really, never in the history of architecture have so many said so much, so quickly. We have a soft spot for Kieran Timberlake; they do smart, green design, and I was thrilled that they got the nod for this project

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John Kerry: Bipartisan Clean Energy Bill Still On the Way

February 24, 2010 by  
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Photo via Guardian The conventional wisdom says that the prospects for a clean energy bill are dim this year. John Kerry says not to listen to any such conventional wisdom. He says a bipartisan group of senators is still indeed at work on bill that will stimulate clean energy growth and price carbon emissions–and that such a compromise bill is on the way, Reuters reports ….

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