S&R reviewed eight related commentaries written by Tom Harris of the International Climate Science Coalition since mid-December. We found that the commentaries represent tone trolling and are packed them with distortions, errors, hypocrisy, and more. Part One of Six.
Roy Spencer calls climate scientists and activists “global warming Nazis”
Roy Spencer’s rant on “global warming Nazis” should have been offensive, but except for one anti-education statement, it was just misguided and sad.
Climate Illogic: the flat Earth consensus
It’s most illogical for climate disruption deniers to arguing against the overwhelming scientific consensus regarding the industrial nature of climate disruption using the flat Earth analogy.
Corporate values lead engineers to deny industrial climate disruption
Most engineers take on some of their employer’s values. As a result, many engineers come to see industrial climate disruption as a threat to their employer and to their jobs, and that leads too many engineers to deny the reality of industrial climate disruption.
Climate disruption denial: a natural by-product of libertarian values
Libertarians who feel that their personal liberty is threatened by industrial climate disruption are more susceptible than most to confirmation bias and motivated reasoning. That’s why so many libertarians deny the reality of industrial climate disruption.
Heartland uses PR director's email for delivering threats of legal action
The Heartland Institute used the PR director’s email to deliver threats of possible legal action (SLAPP suits, perhaps) against journalists who have written about the confidential Heartland documents that were published on Valentine’s Day.
Climate science discussion between Burt Rutan and Brian Angliss
S&R’s collection of a discussion on human-caused climate disruption between Brian Angliss, S&R climate/science writer and electrical engineer, and Burt Rutan, aerospace engineer and former CEO of Scaled Composites.