2011-08-22 13:51:57A Climate Change 'Bummer Outer' Comes to Washington -- Climatewire.NY Times
John Hartz
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This is an excellent essay about Bill Mckibben.

2011-08-22 15:23:35read it carefully, not so excellent - the same writer did an homage to Lindzen last month
Stephen Leahy

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Badger, should be wary of this guy JOHN J. FIALKA, who wrote glowing essay of Lindzen last month (that you may have alerted us to) http://www.eenews.net/public/climatewire/2011/07/06/1?page_type=print

He is editor of Climate Wire published by E&E Publishing who run the Coal USA Conferences among other things.

He seems relatively neutral in the McKibben piece but slips in a few things.

"Many of the climate theories in the book -- and the future career path of McKibben -- were shaped by James Hansen." That's a bald-faced assertion little better than saying he's a follower of the charismatic and clever Al Gore.

"The rumpled, bearded, soft-spoken scientist," -- Lindzen

"A gaunt, soft-spoken environmental writer" -- McKibben

Fialka thus sets and plays into the frame of the hair-shirt enviro crying wolf and that we must all live in caves again (or tiny farms digging weeds out by hand).  

2011-08-23 02:01:59Stephen Leahy
John Hartz
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Thanks for the heads-up.