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Slate: ‘Climate Change Denial Is Purely, 100% Made-Up Political And Corporate-Sponsored Crap’

So Slate had the wisdom to whisk Phil Plait and his “Bad Astronomy” blog away from Discover. That means Slate readers now learn things like:

The claim that there’s been no global warming for the past 16 years. This is blatantly untrue, a ridiculous and obviously false statement.

Sure, folks can get that here — see “Video And Charts Make Clear The Planet Is Still Warming.” But then not everyone reads Climate Progress, I’ve been told.

Slate certainly has a significant readership, folks who I hope take to heart Plait’s blunt conclusion:

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So let this be clear: There is no scientific controversy over this. Climate change denial is purely, 100 percent made-up political and corporate-sponsored crap. When the loudest voices are fossil-fuel funded think tanks, when they don’t publish in science journals but instead write error-laden op-eds in partisan venues, when they have to manipulate the data to support their point, then what they’re doing isn’t science.

Now all Slate needs to do is drop confusionist Bjorn Lomborg, and they’ll actually be unconfusing their readership on climate science.