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Who are we to believe? Gore or Heartland Institute?

Joseph Bast, president of the Heartland Institute, wrote an opinion piece that appeared in today’s Philadelphia Daily News, asking readers whom they would believe, Al Gore or scientists.

It is interesting to observe that the cadre of scientists Bast refers to as proof that Gore is wrong seems to be getting smaller and their collective expertise in the area of climate change continues to diminish as more and more jump off the climate denial bandwagon. For instance, Bast claims Tim Ball, former professor at the University of Winnipeg, to be an “expert” on climate change, when in fact Dr. Ball has not published any research in a peer-reviewed science journal in the last 20 years.

All this becomes even more questionable when you question the source of this article, Joseph Bast himself.

Jewish Bulletin's Wes Pruden: stop reading press releases and start reading science

Washington Times Editor in Chief Wes Pruden’s rant today in the Western Jewish Bulletin shows a blatant lack of understanding of the scientific process and highlights the fact that some people, no matter how many studies and reports by the world’s top scientists verify the science behind man-made climate, will never accept that it is happening.

Jewish Bulletin’s Wes Pruden: stop reading press releases and start reading science

Washington Times Editor in Chief Wes Pruden’s rant today in the Western Jewish Bulletin shows a blatant lack of understanding of the scientific process and highlights the fact that some people, no matter how many studies and reports by the world’s top scientists verify the science behind man-made climate, will never accept that it is happening.

Another questionable friend of the Friends of Science

In our continuous quest to debunk the debunkers, the DeSmogBlog has uncovered another questionable connection between an oil company funded front group and the Alberta-based Friends of Science.

Thanks to a helpful tip from one of our fans, and a little of our own digging, we have found that one of the signatories to a recent Friends of Science letter to PM Harper is Australian climate change “skeptic” Dr. Bob Carter. Dr. Carter is connected to the energy sector funded think tank, the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA).

Thank you Susan D. Fleming of Boston

Susan D. Fleming out of Boston wrote a letter to the June 22, 2006 issue of the Needham Times newspaper that hits the nail on the head and we here at the DeSmogBlog want to thank her for her contribution to the battle against the so-called “skeptics” intentionally manipulating the science behind global warming.

Now we just need to get this letter re-printed in the New York Times…

Friends of Science; Friends of Tobacco


It seems that the professional pasts of some members of Canadian climate change spin machine “Friends of Science” go well beyond the oil and gas industry.

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