February 2012 Archives
A revised computer analysis incorporates suggestions from the embattled climate denier
By Shawn Lawrence Otto | Feb 29, 2012
It's possible that the program identified Bast as the most likely author because so much of the strategy memo appears to be cut and pasted from other Heartland documents. So I decided to take Bast up on his suggestion and rerun my stylometric analyses.
A book review of Michael Mann’s saga from the front lines
By Shawn Lawrence Otto | Feb 27, 2012
What makes The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars an important addition is the thread of Mann’s evolution in thinking as he followed the simple logic of science where it led, something we want any graduate student to do, and as a result was increasingly forced to defend his work, himself, and ultimately the future of the planet. A harrowing ride through the politics of truth and denial.
A computer analysis may suggest the document's most likely author
By Shawn Lawrence Otto | Feb 23, 2012
A lot of fuss is being made about the provenance of the Heartland Institute's climate strategy memo. Heartland says it's a fake. I decided to test that.
Heartland Institute's Plan to Brainwash Children
By Shawn Lawrence Otto | Feb 16, 2012
Secret documents reveal the corporate and fossil-fuel-funded Heartland Institute's plan to feed kids propaganda in their science classes
Heartland Institute's Budget and Strategy Released Online
By Shawn Lawrence Otto | Feb 14, 2012
Internal documents show organization's strategy, including a climate propaganda effort in K-12 schools by "providing curriculum that shows that the topic of climate change is controversial and uncertain - two key points that are effective at dissuading teachers from teaching science."