Topic archives: climate change sceptics

Ian Plimer: the poster boy for seething shock jocks

January 25, 2012

Ian Plimer is one of the most imperious purveyors of climate scepticism in the world and has carved out significant influence in media and political circles, writes Tom Cowie.

New Climategate emails reveal life is tough for scientists

New Climategate emails reveal life is tough for scientists

November 24, 2011 30

The cache of emails reveals the difficulties that climate scientists have in going about their everyday work, particular under a constant barrage of Freedom of Information requests and public criticism, writes freelancer Graham Readfearn.

The climate sceptic salesmen

The climate sceptic salesmen

October 11, 2010

The science might not agree with them, but climate sceptics have managed to grab a giant chunk of the media spotlight. It may be just a handful of people but they scream louder than most and are effective at getting their views heard.

The science of denial

May 21, 2010

From climate change to evolution, New Scientist is running a great series of special reports into denialism: how it works, how it spreads, how companies manufacture it, and why it's so hard to fight.

An open letter to climate sceptics from scientists

May 13, 2010

250 members of the National Academies of Science have published a letter hitting back against the assaults and "McCarthy-like threats of criminal prosecution" against climate scientists over the Climategate scandal.

Climate science: a field in crisis

April 7, 2010

The entire field of climate research is facing a crisis of confidence, says Der Spiegel. Can scientists save themselves in time to save the planet?

Greenpeace: The billionaires behind the climate denial industry

March 31, 2010

Greenpeace has released an extensive expose on oil industry kingpins David and Charles Koch, who it says have quietly pumped $50 million into "climate-denial front groups".

ABC chairman: climate reporting just an exercise in group-think

March 11, 2010

Climate change has become an issue where contrary views are not tolerated and sceptics are mocked in the media. This shouldn't happen at the ABC, said ABC chairman -- and known climate change denier -- Maurice Newman, in a speech to journos.

Are you now or have you ever been a climate scientist?

Are you now or have you ever been a climate scientist?

March 8, 2010 56

Accusation of criminality against leading climate scientists takes the denialist campaign of harassment and intimidation to new lows.

Jonathan Holmes: Does climate change reporting need to be balanced?

March 4, 2010

Jonathan Holmes jumps in to the recent Crikey debate about climate change reporting on the ABC. Does the ABC need to balance climate change scientists with climate change sceptics to reflect public opinion?

Balance without judgement: your ABC

March 2, 2010 164

The ABC continues its habit of "balancing" mainstream climate science with the views of bloggers and professional denialists rather than climate scientists.

Roskam and the truth: he stands by Q & A claim on climate change

Roskam and the truth: he stands by Q & A claim on climate change

February 24, 2010 130

Free market think tank director John Roskam is the latest Australian climate change sceptic to be caught out using distorted quotes to undermine the existence of global warming, writes Crikey intern Matthew Knott.

More fuel for the sceptics: climate scientists admit stuff up

More fuel for the sceptics: climate scientists admit stuff up

February 22, 2010

Scientists have been forced to withdraw a study on projected sea level rises due to global warming after finding mistakes that undermined the findings. Will this be another Climategate for the deniers?

Climategate: The Book, written by you

February 10, 2010

The Guardian is taking crowd-sourcing to a new level: publishing the manuscript for its new book about the hacked climate change emails and asking readers to help write, edit and "peer review" the tome. Great idea or total gimmick?

Abbott to the lunatic fringe: it’s OK, I’m one of you

February 4, 2010 36

Tony Abbott's decision to meet Lord Monckton was contemptible -- but smart politics. Abbott is just doing what he has been hired to do: dog-whistle to the extreme right of the party.

Sheehan: The 10 anti-commandments of global warming

February 1, 2010

Paul Sheehan looks at 10 questionable "facts" from the global warming war that have been largely ignored. What do they prove? Ideology and science don't belong together -- on either side of the debate.

More dodgy IPCC claims?

February 1, 2010 46

The IPCC faced a fresh round of criticism in the British media over the weekend, with revelations of more spurious sources and that its chief, Rajendra Pachauri, may have known about the false claims before Copenhagen.

Britain declares war on climate sceptics

February 1, 2010

In an interview with the Observer, UK climate secretary Ed Miliband declares a "battle" against climate change deniers and defends the IPCC.

Hamilton: Fran Kelly falls for Monckton’s media manipulation

Hamilton: Fran Kelly falls for Monckton’s media manipulation

January 28, 2010 159

Fran Kelly and the ABC are the latest victims to fall prey to notorious climate change sceptic Lord Monckton's media manipulation. Why did Kelly not question her controversial guest and his preposterous claims?

Scientists, the IPCC wants you

Scientists, the IPCC wants you

January 28, 2010 56

Nomination to the IPCC process is an invitation for public smears, threats and routine attacks on your credibility -- not by your peers, but by newspaper columnists, bloggers and conspiracy theorists.