This week's featured web resource is the blog DeSmogBlog. This blog was started in 2006 specifically to attack and debunk misleading and false claims from global warming skeptics, delayers and deniers. As they state on their site: "DeSmogBlog exists to clear the PR pollution that is clouding the science on climate change."
There are a lot of blogs out there--including mine right here--that address a broad spectrum of environmental and climate issues. What I like about DeSmogBlog is that it focuses on the specific topic of countering the claims from the skeptics. Because this is their focus, they do an excellent job of it. Recent posts include:
- Conservative Talk Show Host Brian Sussman Adds 'Climategate' to His List of Favorite Conspiracy Theories
- Unnamed Physicist Sponsors Global Warming Denial Video Targeting High Schoolers
- Tim (C-A-B-A-L) Ball: Climate Science is All a Conspiracy!
In addition, James Hoggan, a cofounder of the site, authored the 2009 book Climate Cover Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming, which documents the deliberate and devious efforts of the oil and gas industries, along with others, to create doubt and delay efforts to address climate change.
You can also follow DeSmogBlog on Twitter @desmogblog