Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Climate Change Deniers Not as Prolific as Cold Fusion Proponents

When it comes to number of published papers, cold fusion people run climate deniers into the ground.

Climate Change Deniers Not as Prolific as Cold Fusion Proponents

F.F. I thought I'd let Higgs the cat deal with some recent claims from climate change deniers and cold fusion believers. Here’s a comment from a recent column comparing and contrasting climate denail with creationism. 

Comment: 1,000 published articles and studies in reputable scientific journals that refute "Man-Made" global warming:

Higgs: What, just 1000? You people are way behind the cold fusion people. Just take a look at this email message that recently landed in our inbox: 

Email writer: Regarding cold fusion, this effect has been replicated by over 200 major laboratories, often at very high signal to noise ratios. I have a collection of 1,800 peer-reviewed journal papers on cold fusion, copied from the library at Los Alamos. I suggest you review this literature before you quote ignorant nonsense from PhACT. Please see:
Your bio says that in pursuit of stories you have been to the South Pole. In pursuit of this story I think you should have at least done a Google search. You would have discovered that the people at PhACT have read nothing and they know nothing about this subject.

Higgs: Congratulations. You totally sprayed on those climate deniers. Clearly humans should stop burning fossil fuel and start powering the world with cold fusion!  PhACT, by the way, stands for the Philadelphia Association for Critical Thinking. The story in question was a blog post announcing that a physicist would be giving a talk for PhACT about cold fusion. It was a good talk, or so I'm told. Can I have a treat now?


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In pursuit of her stories, writer Faye Flam has weathered storms in Greenland, gotten frost nip at the South Pole, and floated weightless aboard NASA’s zero-g plane. She has a degree in geophysics from the California Institute of Technology and started her writing career with the Economist. She later took on the particle physics and cosmology beat at Science Magazine before coming to the Inquirer in 1995. Her previous science column, “Carnal Knowledge,” ran from 2005 to 2008. Her new column and blog, Planet of the Apes, explores the topic of evolution and runs here and in the Inquirer’s health section each Monday. Email Faye at Reach Planet of the at

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