Feb 20, 2017

Bill Nye, Fake Facts & the New York Times

I’m aware of two occasions in which Bill Nye has misled the public. But the New York Times says he’s saving the rest of us from misinformation.

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Feb 15, 2017

Feb 6, 2017

Trump, Stalin & Fake News

Australia’s chief scientist falls for a fake news story, compares President Trump to Joseph Stalin.
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Jan 29, 2017

US Scientific Integrity Rules Repudiate the UN Climate Process

The US government says its a violation of scientific integrity for political officials to alter scientific findings. But political revision is a central part of how IPCC reports get produced.
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Jan 27, 2017

Politicizing Science at the US Dept. of Energy

Liberating scientists to talk about their research is sensible. Inciting them to criticize government policy does nothing to enhance scientific integrity.
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Jan 15, 2017

Obama's War on the Media

After promising the most transparent government in history, President Obama sharply curtailed press access, aggressively prosecuted leaks, and spied on journalists.
 

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Jan 10, 2017

Medical Researchers vs the UN Climate Panel

An organization representing medical researchers believes unpublished work is too shaky to be included in grant applications, yet the world’s most important climate body has long relied on such research.

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Jan 3, 2017

Wind Turbines: Lots of Problems, No Free Energy

In the dying days of 2016, three serious wind turbine malfunctions occurred in a small corner of Europe.

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Dec 20, 2016

Our Ignorance is Breathtaking - We Should be Humble

We humans consistently miss the big picture. The world is improving dramatically, but our brains are addicted to worry and fear.
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Dec 16, 2016

Fake News: Not New and Not Rare

The fairy tale about IPCC scientists being Nobel laureates demonstrates that just because you hear it on the BBC, see it on the Australian Broadcasting Corp., or read it in The New York Times doesn’t mean it’s true.
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