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Fake news is in the news. This section is for news stories where fact checking would tell a different story: "unprecedented" that isn't, weather events that are blamed on global warming, or claims made that are highly exaggerated to frighten readers or play to political purposes.

Generally, for more information about a topic, check the Climate Concerns and Predictions sections. Changing Climate Debate History – Watts Up With That? By Andy May While researching my next book, I found a bit of interesting deception on the Intelligence Squared web site.

Changing Climate Debate History – Watts Up With That?

This is the organization that hosted the famous March 14, 2007 global warming debate on the motion “Global Warming is not a Crisis.” Debating in favor of the motion were the late Michael Crichton, Professor Richard Lindzen (MIT, now emeritus), and Professor Philip Stott (University of London, emeritus). Against the motion were Dr. Brenda Ekwurzel of the Union of Concerned Scientists, Dr. The debate was held at the Asia Society and Museum in New York City. “And now the results of our debate. The farcical climate ‘fact-checkers’ who don’t check facts - The Global Warming Policy Forum. This car crash of a ‘fact-check’ allows us to see that misrepresentation and deception have become the tool-in-trade of the internet fact-checker.

The farcical climate ‘fact-checkers’ who don’t check facts - The Global Warming Policy Forum

LAST week, an organisation called Climate Feedback attempted what it claimed was a factcheck of an article James Delingpole had written about a report we at the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) had published a few days earlier. The report was about the impacts of climate change and had been put together by Indur Goklany, an American scientist whose involvement in climate goes back to 1990, when he was on the US delegation to the First Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

The Climate Feedback article didn’t garner much attention, but it’s interesting to look at it because it is reveals the tactics that are used to try to discredit anyone who criticises the official ‘narrative of doom’. Climate Feedback invites climate scientists to comment on newspaper articles. And on and on it goes.

Climate Narratives in the News

Misleading or Fake Images. A Complete List Of Things Caused By Climate Change. A complete list of things caused by global warming Apologies for a temporary delay in updating the dead link list Advice of any omissions (with sources) or broken links is welcome at

A Complete List Of Things Caused By Climate Change

Twelve Invisible Eco-Catastrophes and Threats of Doom That are Actually Fake. The climate crusade marches across America! Summary: The climate campaign has begun a new phase, with an acceleration in the pace of activists’ propaganda.

The climate crusade marches across America!

Will this succeed? It’s the end times! Climate activists have begun a propaganda barrage the likes of which the American public has seldom seen. A sad story from Bolivia shows the peril of reading the news. Summary: A sad story about Bolivia shows how climate change has become the easy culprit for disasters, allowing powerful special interests to avoiding blame for their actions and advancing the Left’s political agenda.

A sad story from Bolivia shows the peril of reading the news

This use of science as propaganda has an intolerable cost: it makes us less able to deal with our problems. We can’t make it through the 21st century if reading the news makes us ignorant. Only clear vision can save us from deceivers. News! More fake five-alarm crises from the IPCC. “Mainstream” news outlets dutifully feature climate cataclysm claims that have no basis in reality guest post by Paul Driessen Efforts to stampede the USA and world into forsaking fossil fuels and modern farming continue apace.

More fake five-alarm crises from the IPCC

UN and other scientists recently sent out news releases claiming July 2019 was the “hottest month ever recorded on Earth” – nearly about 1.2 degrees C (2.2 degrees F) “above pre-industrial levels.” That era happens to coincide with the world’s emergence from the 500-year Little Ice Age. And “ever recorded” simply means measured; it does not include multiple earlier eras when Earth was much warmer than now. Indeed, it is simply baseless to suppose that another few tenths of a degree (to 1.5 C above post-Little Ice Age levels) would somehow bring catastrophe to people, wildlife, agriculture and planet.

Moreover, as University of Alabama-Huntsville climate scientist Dr. India’s rabi (winter) wheat crop weighed in at an official record of 101.2 million tons. New Year Climateballs. The first of an occasional series.

New Year Climateballs

For the benefit of non-UK readers, “Climateballs” is a homage to the great late British sports commentator David Coleman who was legendary for his “Colemanballs” – lines such as “If that had gone in, it would have been a goal.” The term was coined by Private Eye magazine and can be applied to other commentators. So here are some recent Climateballs from commentators in the climate debate: Climate FAIL from A to Z presented at Durban. This might be a bit overzealous per Morano’s unique writing style, but compared to some of the stuff we’ve seen from warmists, pretty mild.

Climate FAIL from A to Z presented at Durban

Lots of useful links and notes – Anthony By Marc Morano – Climate Depot Below is the Introduction to the report. Full report is available here. (PDF) Lewandowsky’s genius solution to Fake News — Ban it and do cheap smears! Our old friend Stephan Lewandowsky has had a brain wave: h/t to Geoff Chambers and Barry Woods.

Lewandowsky’s genius solution to Fake News — Ban it and do cheap smears!

This Bristol academic thinks he has the solution to fake news A Bristol professor has told MPs they have the power to put a stop to fake news appearing on Facebook and other social media platforms. It is possible for a regulation or law to be passed that tells those IT giants how to behave,” said the cognitive scientist,… Knock me over. Headlines Claim, But Details Deny.

The advertising proverb says it all: “The large print giveth, and the small print taketh away.”

Headlines Claim, But Details Deny

Unfortunately, climate science is rife with this. A research announcement is released and the same text appears in media articles everywhere, the only difference being who can attach the scariest headline. One list of things claimed to be caused by global warming numbers 883, including many head scratchers. example: species extinctions. WWF claims “The rapid loss of species we are seeing today is estimated by experts to be between 1,000 and 10,000 times higher than the natural extinction rate.

MSNBC laments the “fact” that 100,000 species of flora and fauna will no longer be with us by next Christmas. On this blog, Science Matters, several posts address specific misleading and exaggerated claims made in the media: Arctic Sea Ice Factors Lawrence Lab Report: Proof of Global Warming? Big Picture News, Informed Analysis. The fairy tale about Nobel laureate climate experts demonstrates that just because you hear it on the BBC or read it in The New York Times doesn’t mean it’s true.

The term ‘Fake News’ is everywhere these days. But no clear demarcation line exists to help us with this problem. Large, well-established, mainstream media outlets aren’t necessarily reliable. Justifying the Devolution of Journalistic standards. This research paper is five years old, but is an interesting glimpse into the reasoning and justifications for lopsided reporting of AGW. Read the paper, discuss. Yuck~ctm Climate Change in the Newsroom: Journalists’ Evolving Standards of Objectivity When Covering Global Warming.

Sara Shipley Hiles1 and Amanda Hinnant DOI: 10.1177/1075547014534077Full Paper here: The Media is Now Opinion-Checking. Guest Opinion by Kip Hansen – 23 July 2020 There is yet another new threat to an important right that Americans and all freedom loving peoples hold dear – the right to express one’s opinions on important societal issues in open public forums. In the 1960s, I, and many others, fought this fight on university campuses all across America.

Fake News--The New York Times

Fake News--The Washington Post. Fake News--The New Yorker. Fake News--The LA Times. Fake News - NPR. Fake Climate News--CBS. Fake News/Exageration--Business Insider. Fake News -- CNN. Fake News: Time. Fake News and Exaggeration - USA Today. Fake News/Exaggeration--Forbes. Fake News--National Geographic. Fake News and Exaggeration--VOX. Fake News -- Grist. Fake News - Slate. Climate Superstition Set To Get Worse At The Chicago Tribune. The Chicago Tribune says that Rock River flooding is caused by “climate change” – and is “only going to get worse.” Climate change has already started disrupting life in the Great Lakes region — and it’s only going to get worse – Chicago Tribune Had anyone at the Chicago Tribune bothered to do any research, they would have known that floods there happen very frequently, including 1929, 1937, 1948, 1952, 1965, 1969, 1973, 1979, 1993 and 1997.

They had three floods in 1952 alone. But why would anyone expect newspaper reporters to read their own newspaper? Climate prophets don’t need research, because they have their superstition to guide them. Featured Climate Fraudster Of The Day – Christopher Flavelle Of Bloomberg. This is one of the most blatantly dishonest and/or stupid articles by a climate fraudster I have seen recently. Christopher Flavelle is blaming land subsidence along the Louisiana coast on President Trump.

Trump Wants to Downplay Global Warming. Louisiana Won’t Let Him – Bloomberg.

Fake News--The BBC

Fake News--The Guardian. Fake News--The Telegraph. The Times. Fake News--Mail Online. Fake News--Daily Mirror. Fake News -- Financial Times. Fake News - The Independent. Fake News--The CBC. Fake News--ABC. Fake News--Sky News. Fake News from Reuters. Fake News--Der Spiegel. While BBC Corrects Faulty Reports On Ocean Heat, German Media Happy To Leave Audience Misinformed. When a paper dealing with ocean heat absorption was found to have errors and in need of correction, the BBC reported it to the public.

The German media, however, were perfectly content to leave its viewers and readers misinformed. Controversial paper was forced to be corrected. By Die kalte Sonne (German text translated by P. Gosselin) At the end of October 2018, Resplandy et al. published a study on ocean heat in Nature. 19 November 2018: Editor’s Note: We would like to alert readers that the authors have informed us of errors in the paper. That’s how science works. Facebook--Banning and Controlling Speech. YouTube Censorship.

Fake News--Wikipedia, Politifact and Other Online Sources

Fake News--Associated Press. Fake News: Big Green. Fake News about the Poles--the Arctic, Antarctic, Polar Bears and Penguins. Fake News About Retreating Glaciers and Snowcover. Fake News About Droughts, Heat Waves and Other Extreme Weather. Fake News--Wars, Crime, Violence and ISIS. Fake News about Sea Level. Fake News about Fires. Fake News about Plants. Fake News about Animals. Fake News about Illness and Pestilence.

Fake News about Africa

Fake News about Climate Refugees. Fake News about Subsidies. Warming Twice As Fast. Goremongering and Mannhandling the reality of winter weather ‘bombs’ This happened a couple of days ago, where Gore quotes failed climate science promoter (note Dr. Mann that I didn’t say carnival barker as is your favorite slur) and while many rushed to cover it right away, because of the sheer ridiculousness of it, I wanted to wait and see what the fallout was. There’s plenty. Al gore Tweeted this: You can read Mann’s reasoning here. But those darn climate deniers doubters see right through the excrement. One of my Facebook friends (who is a cop, trained to detect people lying) said this in a Facebook post: “Snake oil salesman quotes Penn data molester” should be the headline.” Then there’s this observation by Marc Morano of Gore’s Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth did not warn of record cold and increasing snowfalls as a consequence of man-made global warming.

And who can forget this famous quote from Dr. Morano further reports: Climatologist Dr. Even Dr. Speaking of emotionalism and global warming…use of ‘Extreme weather’ as an emotional motivator is up nearly 1000 percent. Our previous story showcased a study that linked emotionalism and global warming activism. Climate lies for the Planet are OK (says self-proclaimed elite brain) Climate Crisis? Al Gore and Michael Mann Fail Science 101 – CO2 is Life. Quaternary Geology is now climate “misinformation.” Guest rant by David Middleton. Columbia Asylum/Warming Study Given “Damning Verdict” By German Spiegel, Leading Scientists. Internet Vs. The Ministry Of Truth. My Viral Climate Change Video Was Smeared as Fake News. Here Are the Facts. Claim: Global warming causes fatal traffic accidents –

Blindingly Stupid Fake News: #ExxonKnew Campaign Claims Global Warming Caused Exxon Valdez Spill. By Katie Brown, PhD In an ironic twist of fate, the Exxon Shipping Company’s safety calendar featured the T/V Exxon Valdez in March 1989. Image: From the collection of Gary Shigenaka. How irrelevant and desperate has the #ExxonKnew campaign become? Well, they’re now claiming that global warming caused the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill, and that Exxon should have known it would happen. The claims were made in yet another article written by graduate students at the Columbia Journalism School, which was published today in the Los Angeles Times. Global warming: ‘Fake news’ from the day it went before the U.S. Senate. Senator Tim Wirth, scientist James Hansen and others manufactured the climate “crisis” NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT. Claim: Climate Change Contributed to Children Being Trapped in the Thai Cave Flood. Guest essay by Eric Worrall. Overhyped: The Human Cost of Climate Alarmism.

Midwest To Become Arid, As It Gets Wetter! “A Myth” …Spiegel Journalist Douses Alarmist Claim Alberta Fires Caused By Climate Change. Blaming The Weather: The Moral Danger Of The Securitization Of Climate Change. The 97% consensus – a lie of epic proportions. Claim: Climate change is 10x faster than ever before. Lying About The Climate – The New Normal. Fake Climate Science Exposed: Lake Malawi In Fact 120 Meters Lower During Little Ice Age! Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York Principle 1: Environmental Issues are Binary – Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York. Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York Principle 3: Baloney Asymmetry Principle – Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York. Global Warming Not Behind Greek Wildfires. Fracking fake news: Friends of the Earth Issues Apology - Principia Scientific International. Truth in Climate Advertising. The "Science" Underlying Climate Alarmism Turns Up Missing — Manhattan Contrarian.

Skeptical Science’s John Cook – Making **** Up.