Last week I noted that Andrew Bolt had capitalised on a brief period in which Arctic sea ice extent was around the historical average. My primary point was that relying on short-term changes is a silly way to argue for or against global warming – as evidenced by the fact that the short-term trend in [...]READ MORE
It’s hard to know how to respond to the Gore Effect – the “phenomenon that leads to unseasonably cold temperatures, driving rain, hail, or snow whenever Al Gore visits an area to discuss global warming.” On the one hand, it can be used as a satirical device. tim certainly does his best to be funny [...]READ MORE
Remember when journalists gave subjects an opportunity to respond to allegations before publication?
Apparently some “journalists”, like Joe Hildebrand (or his subeditors), no longer feel it’s necessary: A GREENS politician has been told to stop bringing her husband to council meetings because he eats too much of the food. Waverley councillor Prue Cancian was told not to bring her activist husband Chris Maltby to meetings because the ratepayer-funded [...]READ MORE
For pundits with an agenda to push, one of the best things about blogging has to be the fact that new posts appear at the top and old content just fades into the archives. Get something monumentally wrong? It’s no big deal, because if you keep cranking out more blog posts then the dodgy ones [...]READ MORE