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Tue, 2009-11-17 16:04Mitchell Anderson
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Bankrupt National Post Eats Crow on Climate Change

The sprawling stable of climate change deniers in the employ of the National Post must be choking on crow after their editorial board finally admitted earlier this month that climate change is real, dangerous and caused by humans.

According to the Post:

The Earth is warming, and human activity is likely to blame. Climates are changing across the world, including in Canada’s far north. In other parts of the world, some crops will fail, some species will be pressed to extinction and some low-lying territories will be flooded.

Imagine that. Only about two decades after the scientific community came to exactly the same conclusion, Canada’s most business-friendly newspaper has belatedly acknowledged that several of its most prominent and vociferous critics of climate science don’t apparently have a clue what they are talking about.

This terse editorial flip-flop is apparently meant to smooth over years of printing polemics to the contrary from the likes of Terence Corcoran and Lorne Gunter.

Wed, 2006-08-23 16:35Richard Littlemore
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Scientist Slams National Post's Accuracy

In a hysterical piece in the National Post today (see next post), business page Editor Terrance Corcoran rails at the Globe and Mail  for “distortions, errors, untruths and omissions.”

His outburst attracted this riposte from University of Victoria Professor Andrew Weaver:

Dear Mr. Corcoran,

I read the article today that you wrote in the National Post. I thought I would correct a number of factual errors in your piece.

1) I am neither a government of Canada employee nor have I ever been (except back in 1983 when I had a student summer job with DND). I am not a civil servant and do not work for a division of Environment Canada. (a quick google search would have revealed that I am a Professor in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Victoria).

2) I do not lobby for more climate funding. If you ask anyone who has actually interviewed me, they will say that what I say is “We don't need more research money to deal with the issue as to what needs to be done.

Wed, 2006-08-23 13:32Richard Littlemore
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National Post's Corcoran Defends His "Friends of Science" - Libels Everyone Else

Corcoran claims Desmog is "al Jazeera of climate science"It’s tough dealing with facts as a journalist, but not that much of a problem if you can also lard your work with smears, innuendo, fabrications, distortions, errors, untruths and omissions gross and minor.
With that promise, the National Post's Terence Corcoran - Canada's premiere anti-climate change journalist - began a 3,000-word screed today, savaging the Globe and Mail and freelance reporter Charles Montgomery for a climate change story that ran last week.
Tue, 2006-04-18 16:30Jim Hoggan
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Signatory Bails on Anti-Climate Science Petition

At least one of the 60 “accredited experts in climate and related scientific disciplines” who signed an open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper denying the reality of climate change has recanted, saying that he was misled as to the content of that letter when he offered his name.

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