Denialgate* captured the rapt attention of people thoughout the world who closely follow climate science news, especially via electonic media. SkS authors posted three investigative articles on the matter.
*Denialgate: revelations about the Heartland Institute's ongoing propaganda war on climate science and climate scientists. (The Heartlnd Institute is an arch-conservative, US "think-tank" located in Chicago, Illinois.) DeSmog Blog broke the story with the posting of Heartland Insider Exposes Institute's Budget and Strategy on Valentine's Day, Feb 14.
Should the SkS Comment Policy be amended to explicitly prohibit the hi-jacking of a comment thread by an individual commentator?
A complete listing of the articles posted on SkS during the past week.
A list of articles that are in the SkS pipeline. Most of these articles, but not necessarily all, will be posted during the week.
Dana's Fritz Vahrenholt - Duped on Climate Change was re-posted on PlanetSave and Lies.com.
An Ethical Analysis of the Climate Change Disinformation Campaign is a four-part analysis by Donald A. Brown, Associate Professor, Environmental Ethics, Science, and Law, at Penn State University (USA).
The purpose of the series has been to distinguish between responsible scientific skepticism, an approach to climate change science that should be encouraged, and the tactics of the climate change disinformation campaign, strategies deployed to undermine mainstream climate change science that are often deeply ethically offensive.
This series makes particualry interesting reading in light of the Denialgate affair discussed in the first section of this digest.
Posted by John Hartz on Monday, 20 February, 2012
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