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Up Lewandowsky’s Memory Hole without a Paddle

Here we are, with the unlimited resources of the Fossil Fuel Lobby, and we haven’t even noticed (at least, I hadn’t) what Professor Lewandowsky has been up to: (apologies to anyone who may have already blogged on this) http://www.shapingtomorrowsworld.org/hello-world.html Welcome back to Shapingtomorrowsworld.org April 24, 2018Stephan LewandowskyStephan Lewandowsky The Shapingtomorrowsworld.org blog experienced unexpected and unresolvable … Continue reading

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Lewandowsky, Parliament, and the Gloucestershire Village Idiot

The House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has just published its “Interim Report on Disinformation and ‘fake news’.” I was mildly interested since Professor Lewandowsky was a witness. There’s a transcript of his oral evidence before the committee, and his written evidence can be found here. Professor Lewandowsky proved a bit monomaniac. … Continue reading

New Nature paper debunks Lewandowsky
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New Nature paper debunks Lewandowsky

  There’s a new paper out in Nature Climate Change, called Relationships among conspiratorial beliefs, conservatism and climate scepticism across nations, by Matthew Hornsey, Emily Harris and Kelly Fielding from the University of Queensland. Unfortunately, it’s behind a paywall, so I will post some of the results here. Eric Worrall has a post about it at WUWT … Continue reading

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Lewandowsky in Parliament

Thanks to Barry Woods for pointing out this event: http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/63e3c7bd-97f8-4209-b2b1-50086390f377 which is a meeting of the Parliamentary Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee 23rd January, 2018, taking evidence from three academics on the subject of “the effects of fake news and disinformation on people’s behaviours.” Lewandowsky was there, and despite the fact that the evident … Continue reading

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Climate Scientists Harassing Women (asexually, of course)–Again–Matt Lauer, Meet Michael Mann

  Consensus climate scientists have long been personal and damning in their criticism of those who don’t agree with them. They’ve threatened physical violence (Ben Santer: “Next time I see Pat Michaels at a scientific meeting, I’ll be tempted to beat the crap out of him. Very tempted.”). They of course use the epithet ‘denier’ … Continue reading

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Oxford University Press on Climate Conspiracy Theories

In this article I signalled a new article at The Oxford Research Encyclopaedia of Climate on Climate Change Conspiracy Theories by Joseph E. Uscinski, Karen Douglas, and Stephan Lewandowsky. (thanks to Paul Matthews.) The Oxford Research Encyclopaedia of Climate has 170 articles which you can browse here of which 10 deal with the dynamics of climate … Continue reading