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Guardian retracts "denier" label for Stephen McIntyre
Written by Kristin McMurray   
Tuesday, 09 February 2010 15:23
Stephen McIntyreWe are seeing history today folks.  The Guardian, a paper which usually toots the environmentalist horn, has retracted the "denier" label for Steven McIntyre. McIntyre, a retired businessman who was featured in Not Evil Just Wrong, was one of the first to challenge the claims of the Hockey Stick graph created by Michael Mann.

In today's article by Fred Pearce, he compares McIntyre's quest for data to breaking down the ivory walls of academia, but originally took the time to label a caption of McIntyre as a "full-time climate change denier."  Readers were quick to come to McIntyre's defense, with half a dozen or so comments demanding the label be taken down.

To our shock and dismay, The Guardian capitualted within the hour by changing the label to "climate skeptic."  Is it possible that skeptics are not only gaining ground but the respect of the mass media?  We at Not Evil sure hope so.

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eko said:

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smilies/wink.gif Awesome - breaking through the lies is a tough business to be in ('specially these days...) -- McIntyre has guts! Something we all need more of.
 
February 09, 2010
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Batm said:

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"climate skeptic" is still a nasty and deliberately misleading label. He does not disbelieve climate, whatever the hell that is supposed to mean.

Steven McIntyre is a science auditor or more specifically a climate change auditor, he only takes a position on finding the truth.
 
February 09, 2010
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Edward said:

"Denier" v "Skeptic"
Here in Britain, those who oppose our membership of the EU are usually called "Eurosceptics" if not "Europhobes"

We would prefer to be called Eurorealists, as we look at the facts not the promotional hype.

I think we should adopt the term "Climate Realist" for people like Mr McIntyre. It is truthful.

If we keep repeating it often enough, who knows? Even the Guardian might take it up.
(and pigs might fly)
 
February 09, 2010
Votes: +2

Interglacial John said:

Climate Realist
He who controls the language controls thought.
 
February 10, 2010
Votes: +1

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