"Finally, PolitiFact Calls Out GOP Candidate on Climate"

"At long last, mainstream media begins to pay attention to the flat denial of basic climate science being pushed by right-wing Republican presidential candidates."

"Last year, my work on Climate Zombies -- climate-denying candidates running for Congress -- earned me a snippet on a New York Times blog, but most mainstream media ran stories presenting climate science as an issue with two sides.

Things have been changing as the media realize that people who deny climate science also deny other scientific realities.

PolitiFact, the independent fact-checking website, finally took on a Republican candidate for president over his claim that "scientists disagree about global warming" and found it false."

R.L. Miller reports for Grist August 18, 2011.


"Do Scientists Disagree About Global Warming?" (Politifact/St. Petersburg Times)

"'Four Pinochios' for Perry" (Texas Climate News)

"Rick Perry’s Made-Up 'Facts' About Climate Change" (Fact Checker/Wash Post)

"Bachmann Promises $2 Gas, Unicorns" (Grist)

"AP, etc: a Visit To Scientists Atop Greenland Watching It Melt – And Other Tales of Polar Ice" (Knight Science Journalism Tracker)

"Gov. Perry Questions Evolution, Climate Change" (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

"Perry's Climate Attacks Mean Little For W.H. Race" (Politico)

Opinion: "On Climate Change, The GOP Is Lost in Never-Never Land" (Washington Post/Fred Hiatt)

"Perry Faces Climate Pushback in New Hampshire" (E2 Wire)

"Perry's Skepticism Over Global Warming Strikes a Nerve" (McClatchy)

Source: Grist, 08/19/2011