ANTHROPOGENIC CLIMATE CHANGE AND CLIMATE SCIENCE DENIALISM

Scientific Climate Change Information

Real Climate: Climate science from climate scientists
http://www.realclimate.org/

Pew Center on Global Climate Change
http://www.pewclimate.org/

Climate Institute
http://www.climate.org/

United States Global Change Research Program
http://www.globalchange.gov/

World Meteorological Organization
http://www.wmo.int/pages/index_en.html

EPA Climate Change Site
http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/

NOAA Global Warming Site
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/globalwarming.html

NASA Climate Change Site
http://climate.nasa.gov/

National Resources Defense Council Global Warming Site
http://www.nrdc.org/globalWarming/

The Union of Concerned Scientists global warming page
http://www.ucsusa.org/global_warming/

Marian Koshland Science Museum Global Warming Site
http://www.koshland-science-museum.org/exhibitgcc/index.jsp

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Site
http://www.ipcc.ch/

"The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change" by Naomi Oreskes
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/306/5702/1686.full

"The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change: How Do We Know We’re Not Wrong?" by Naomi Oreskes
http://www.ucar.edu/governance/meetings/oct07/followup/presentations/n_oreskes_global_warming.pdf


"This was a very well-financed, well-planned, highly orchestrated attack--campaign--against climate research, against climate scientists and climate science, and is part of the ongoing professional climate change denial effort."
-- Penn State Univ. Prof. Michael Mann, interview

Scientific Responses to Climate Science Denialism

Real Climate: Responses to common contrarian arguments
http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2004/12/index/#Responses

How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic: Responses to the most common skeptical arguments on global warming
http://www.grist.org/article/series/skeptics
http://scienceblogs.com/illconsidered/2008/07/how_to_talk_to_a_sceptic.php

Anti-global heating claims – a reasonably thorough debunking
http://scholarsandrogues.wordpress.com/2007/07/23/anti-global-heating-claims-a-reasonably-thorough-debunking/

Skeptical Science: Getting skeptical about global warming skepticism [i.e., denialism]
http://www.skepticalscience.com/

Climate Progress
http://thinkprogress.org/romm/issue/

A Response to Climate Change Denialism
http://sio.ucsd.edu/Announcements/Somerville_denialists/

Global Warming Deniers and Their Proven Strategy of Doubt
http://e360.yale.edu/content/feature.msp?id=2285

"The American Denial of Global Warming" by Naomi Oreskes (YouTube video, 58 minutes)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T4UF_Rmlio

Surveyed scientists agree global warming is real
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/americas/01/19/eco.globalwarmingsurvey/index.html

Global Warming: Man or Myth?
http://www2.sunysuffolk.edu/mandias/global_warming/global_warming_denial_machine.html

Climate Change Denial
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change_denial


"All good scientists are indeed skeptical. Skepticism means applying critical thinking to all sides of a problem. It doesn't mean denying overwhelming evidence on one side and cherry-picking weak arguments against the consensus on the other side. Unfortunately, a lot of the individuals who might like to call themselves skeptics when it comes to climate change are nothing of the sort. They are contrarians, deniers, in many cases, they are advocates for the fossil fuel industry. You would be hard-pressed to find a legitimate, publishing, climate researcher today who would deny there is a detectable human influence on the climate now."
-- Penn State Univ. Prof. Michael Mann, interview

Books About Climate Science Denialism

Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming
by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway, 2010

Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming
by James Hoggan and Richard Littlemore, 2009

Global Warming and Political Intimidation: How Politicians Cracked Down on Scientists As the Earth Heated Up
by Raymond S. Bradley, 2011

The Inquisition of Climate Science
by James Lawrence Powell, 2011

The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines
by Michael E. Mann, 2012

Climate Change Denial: Heads in the Sand
by Haydn Washington and John Cook, 2011

The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change: A Guide to the Debate, Second Edition
by Andrew Dessler and Edward A. Parson, 2010


"There’s a well-organized campaign, primarily in the United States . . . , of bloggers, of people in the media, of basically professional climate deniers whose main goal is to abuse, to harass and to threaten anybody who stands up and says climate change is real – especially anybody who’s trying to take that message to audiences that are more traditionally skeptical of this issue." -- Texas Tech Univ. Prof. Katharine Hayhoe, News Report

Harassment and Threats for Evangelical Christian Texas Tech Atmospheric Science Professor from Climate Science Deniers

Texas Tech scientist sees intimidation effort behind barrage of hate mail
http://texasclimatenews.org/wp/?p=4153

Newt Dumps Christian Climate Scientist
http://motherjones.com/environment/2012/01/newt-dumps-leading-climate-scientist

Gingrich kills chapter on climate change in upcoming book
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57350372-503544/gingrich-kills-chapter-on-climate-change-in-upcoming-book/


"It's irresponsible government," Anderson said. "They're stating that they have their opinion, which, best I can tell, isn't based on science. By refusing to allow me to publish [my article], they're outwardly stating that they control what the public hears and doesn't hear. That's not scientific review, that's censorship. . . It is essential that the scientific results of this research be conveyed . . . most importantly to teachers who are responsible for informing the next generation of coastal caretakers." -- Rice Univ. Prof. John Anderson, http://bit.ly/Az2Iec

Censorship of Climate Science by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality


Galveston Bay Sea-level Rise
(graphs from John Anderson, Chapter 1 below;
click for larger image)


Map of Hurricane Ike impact with 0.7 meter relative sea-level rise (from The Socio-Economic Impact of Sea Level Rise in the Galveston Bay Region, Environmental Defense Fund, 2009; click for larger image).

Who Did Rick Perry Pick As His Top Environmental Cop?
http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/09/rick-perry-bryan-shaw-climate-change-denier

Professor says state agency censored article
http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Professor-says-state-agency-censored-article-2212118.php

Rice professor accepts Gulf article's fate
http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Rice-professor-accepts-Gulf-article-s-fate-2213565.php

Texas on the verge of limiting academic freedom of climate scientists
http://blog.chron.com/sciguy/2011/10/texas-on-the-verge-of-limiting-academic-freedom-of-climate-scientists/

Perry Officials Censored Climate Change Report
http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/10/perry-officials-censored-climate-report

Flood-Gate: Perry Officials Try to Hide Sea Level Rise from Texans with “Clear-Cut Unadulterated Censorship”
http://thinkprogress.org/romm/2011/10/12/342210/flood-gate-perry-sea-level-rise-censorship/

Texas state officials give a preview of climate science censorship to expect under a Perry administration
http://www.climatesciencewatch.org/2011/10/13/a-preview-of-climate-science-censorship-to-expect-under-a-perry-administration/

Officials of Rick Perry administration doctored climate change report
http://www.newsytype.com/12777-rick-perry-climate-change/

Would a Rick Perry administration censor climate science?
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/post/would-a-rick-perry-administration-censor-climate-science/2011/10/14/gIQAIQ52jL_blog.html

Scientists confront Perry administration over censorship in Texas
http://blogs.nature.com/news/2011/10/scientists_confront_perry_admi.html

Rick Perry officials spark revolt after doctoring environment report
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/oct/14/rick-perry-texas-censorship-environment-report

Editorial: TCEQ censorship is out of bounds
http://www.chron.com/opinion/editorials/article/TCEQ-censorship-is-out-of-bounds-2227127.php

Study scrapped after researcher calls out Texas agency for cutting climate change references
http://washingtonindependent.com/113977/study-scrapped-after-researcher-calls-out-texas-agency-for-cutting-climate-change-references

Scientist accuses Texas agency of censoring research article
http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/scientist-accuses-texas-agency-of-censoring-research-article

Censored professor revokes article
http://www.ricethresher.org/censored-professor-revokes-article-1.2682502#

Petition targets TCEQ censorship in report
http://www.chron.com/default/article/Petition-targets-TCEQ-censorship-in-report-2264805.php

TCEQ, scientist reach deal to publish bay report
http://www.chron.com/default/article/TCEQ-scientist-reach-deal-to-publish-bay-report-2418231.php

TCEQ, report's editors reach deal on climate change data [updated]
http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Climate-change-data-back-in-article-2418892.php

TCEQ finally gets it right
http://www.chron.com/default/article/TCEQ-finally-gets-it-right-2427410.php

State of the Bay 2010: Chapter 5: Physical Form and Processes, by John B. Anderson - Final draft censored by TCEQ officials (copy of Word doc with "Track Changes" shown)
http://www.scribd.com/doc/68283154/Chapter-5-Rewrite-Final-9-20-11

Response of Upper Gulf Coast Estuaries to Holocene Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise edited by John Anderson and Antonio Rodriquez, GSA Special Paper 443, 2008
http://www.geosociety.org/bookstore/default.asp?oID=0&catID=9&pID=SPE443

Chapter 1: A new composite Holocene sea-level curve for the northern Gulf of Mexico: Abstract
http://specialpapers.gsapubs.org/content/443/1.abstract

Chapter 5 - Physical Form and Processes, by John B. Anderson - Published in 2011, The State of the Bay, A Characterization of the Galveston Bay Ecosystem, Third Edition. [This is the chapter as ultimately published after the censorship attempt.]
http://www.galvbaydata.org/Portals/2/StateOfTheBay/2011/Chapters/Chapter%205%20-%20Physical%20Form%20and%20Processes.pdf
http://www.galvbaydata.org/StateoftheBay/tabid/1846/Default.aspx

The Socio-Economic Impact of Sea Level Rise in the Galveston Bay Region, Environmental Defense Fund, 2009
http://www.edf.org/sites/default/files/9901_EDF_Sea_Level_Rise_Report.pdf

Galveston Bay Estuary Program
http://www.gbep.state.tx.us/

Tenth State of the Bay Symposium
http://www.gbep.state.tx.us/news-events/sob%2010.asp

State of the Bay Proceedings, 2009 [last available]
http://gbep.state.tx.us/news-events/SOB%20IX_Webpage_Proceedings.pdf

Houston Advanced Research Center
http://www.harc.edu/


"
According to the report, ExxonMobil has funneled nearly $16 million between 1998 and 2005 to a network of 43 advocacy organizations that seek to confuse the public on global warming science. . . ExxonMobil has manufactured uncertainty about the human causes of global warming just as tobacco companies denied their product caused lung cancer. . . A modest but effective investment has allowed the oil giant to fuel doubt about global warming to delay government action just as Big Tobacco did for over 40 years." -- http://bit.ly/cJaKrT

ExxonMobil and Its Funding of Climate Science Denial Organizations

New report from Union of Concerned Scientists documents ExxonMobil’s disinformation campaign
http://www.climatesciencewatch.org/2007/01/03/new-report-from-union-of-concerned-scientists-documents-exxonmobils-disinformation-campaign/

Scientists' Report Documents ExxonMobil’s Tobacco-like Disinformation Campaign on Global Warming Science
http://www.ucsusa.org/news/press_release/ExxonMobil-GlobalWarming-tobacco.html

Smoke, Mirrors & Hot Air: How ExxonMobil Uses Big Tobacco’s Tactics to Manufacture Uncertainty on Climate Science
http://www.ucsusa.org/assets/documents/global_warming/exxon_report.pdf

ExxonSecrets: How ExxonMobil funds the climate change skeptics [Greenpeace]
http://www.exxonsecrets.org/
http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/en/campaigns/global-warming-and-energy/exxon-secrets/
http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/en/campaigns/global-warming-and-energy/exxon-secrets/faq/

ExxonMobil continuing to fund climate sceptic groups, records show
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/jul/01/exxon-mobil-climate-change-sceptics-funding

Did ExxonMobil Break Its Promise To Stop Funding Climate Change Deniers?
http://motherjones.com/blue-marble/2011/06/exxonmobil-soon-climate-change-denier

ExxonMobil on Source Watch
http://sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Exxon_Mobil


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Last updated: 2013 March 12