* Posts by fantamic

3 publicly visible posts • joined 29 Mar 2011

Activist supplied illegally obtained docs to DeSmogBlog

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Missing the point

The leaked material doesn't only reveal that "a warming-sceptic thinktank might in future release some educational materials". The documents also show that donors linked to fossil fuel interests are funding a so-called "thinktank" in order to finance prominent climate change deniers. No wonder the Heartland Institute and the selectively anti-science brigade are crying "fake". I'm not suggesting that Mr Page's cheque is in the post, but he never fails to spot the real vested interests in the defence and space industries, only in climate science. "Cui bono?"

Mink coat thief conceals booty down knickers


All fur coat and no knickers

Surprised you missed the obvious heading... or is it too northern?

Praying for meltdown: The media and the nukes


Glass house stone-throwers?

I agree with the sentiments expressed in this article about the way the mainstream media report nuclear power; but can someone please explain exactly how that differs from the way that the Register reports climate change research, i.e., when it gives prominence to the small minority of journal papers which suggest that things might not be so bad after all? Surely objective reporting of mainstream scientific opinion is equally applicable to nuclear power and climate change, even if you don't happen to believe in the latter?

Still, I suppose that both editorial lines are consistent with the notion of reviving the spirit of optimism about scientific progress...