Heartland disheartens

The Chicago based Heartland Institute has recently succeeded in drawing attention and fire (both friendly and not so friendly) to itself with a PR decision to promote itself (and/or its somewhat belatedly announced conference) via a series of billboard ads which highlight the belief in “global warming” of a number of highly unsavoury characters. As…

A Gleickgate “teleconnection” or coincidence?

In my recent post on Gleickgate (also known as Fakegate), I had written: He certainly succeeded in generating enough blog and MSM coverage that at the AAAS Annual Meeting held in Vancouver – which just happened to end Feb. 20 – the AAAS president was sufficiently “alarmed” to echo and amplify Gleick’s “concerns”. [Excerpt from…

From the ashes of Gleickgate a new mantra is born

There was a time in days of olden When ’twas said that silence is golden Yet thanks to a scientist, an expert on water Who dared not speak, though many thought he oughtta His inactions are leading to conclusions unvarnished That Gleick, by his silence, has glitter much tarnished! -hro, Feb 18, 2012 at 9:39…