Friday, May 04, 2012

Sliding scale of outrage: Warmist Andy Revkin hopes for Heartland to lose private funders after they pointed out that the Unabomber was on Revkin's side, yet he's never once called for Michael Mann to lose public funding after Mann repeatedly compared climate realists to Holocaust deniers

Michael Mann uses the ultra-offensive term "denier" no fewer than 125 times in his book "The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars". Where is the fair-and-balanced Revkin's call for Mann's funding to be stripped?

The Short Hot Life of Heartland's Hateful Climate Billboard -

The online spin cycle on global warming has become so fast and toxic that an electronic billboard in Chicago can flash an ultra-offensive message designed to draw attention to a conference of climate contrarians, then generate a global burst of Web traffic and then be withdrawn 24 hours later as “a necessary price to make an emotional appeal to people who otherwise aren’t following the climate change debate” (the statement this afternoon from the Heartland Institute, the group that paid for the messages).

Hopefully that necessary price will include Heartland losing a few more of its shrinking pool of corporate contributors. (The group issued a longer statement tonight on its “realist” message.)...[Yulsman] As for the equivalence that some are trying to draw between climate activists and skeptics, there really aren’t two equal sides here. There is simply no equivalence.

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