Newsweek Takes On Global Warming "Deniers"

Newsweek Takes On Global Warming “Deniers”. Blogged in Green Options.

I read the Newsweek article. It thought the most significant point made is that contrary to those who say global warming deiers are being marginalized and can’t get funding to pursue their studies, just the opposite is true.

If you have a Ph. D attached to your name and are willing to write a piece to tell the media that global warming is natural — not caused by human activities — money will flow to you.

The situation is very similar to the cigarette smoking and cancer controversy of 30 years ago when all the science pointed to cigarettes, but well funded counter “research” by the cigarette companies for years maintained public suspicion that smoking was not harmful. All the research and pro-tobacco op-eds were false.







  1. Phillip D. Avatar
    Phillip D.

    Here is an interesting quote from an article in the Washington Times.
    “Washington Times, John McCaslin, Inside the Beltway, reports that a “D.C. resident John Lockwood was conducting research at the Library of Congress and came across an intriguing Page 2 headline in the Nov. 2, 1922 edition of The Washington Post: ‘Arctic Ocean Getting Warm; Seals Vanish and Icebergs Melt.’ The 1922 article, obtained by Inside the Beltway, goes on to mention ‘great masses of ice have now been replaced by moraines of earth and stones,’ and ‘at many points well-known glaciers have entirely disappeared.’ ‘This was one of several such articles I have found at the Library of Congress for the 1920s and 1930s,’ says Mr. Lockwood. ‘I had read of the just-released NASA estimates, that four of the 10 hottest years in the U.S. were actually in the 1930s, with 1934 the hottest of all.’” Very interesting!

  2. Ralph Maughan Avatar

    Four of the ten hottest years in the United States were in the 1930s, with 1934 the hottest of all, and perhaps the hottest year in American history.

    Folks may recall these were the dust bowl years.

    The Unites States, however, is not the world, and the discussion is about global warming.

    Remote and direct sensing of the extent of sea ice, glaciers, etc. is far superior to the observations of 1922, and I have heard no one say that global warming was not underway in the 1920s.

    There is currently a discussion about US temperatures at Real Climate. Read 1934 and all that.

  3. JEFF E Avatar
    JEFF E
    here is an interesting article on MSNBC concerning the interior dept.


Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan’s Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of “Hiking Idaho.” He also wrote “Beyond the Tetons” and “Backpacking Wyoming’s Teton and Washakie Wilderness.” He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

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