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Myron Ebell and Wikipedia [Stoat]

Monday, November 14, 2016 14:57
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spin In Myron Ebell, Evil Arch Climate Uber Villain I touched on his wiki entry which is as of now rather better. Naturally, I’d like to claim to have been the impetus for all that but I rather doubt it.

A largeish blob of critical stuff got ripped out but it soon went back. More interestingly, someone tried to supply my “{{cn}}” for “In 2001, Ebell stated his belief that global warming is a hoax perpetrated by the [[European Union]] and the rest of the world to harm America’s economy”, although in the process they felt obliged to change it to “Ebell has stated his belief that global warming is a hoax”. The proposed cite is Trump Relies on Washington Insiders to Build Administration. However the text therein is Trump’s pick to oversee the transition for the Environmental Protection Agency is Myron Ebell from the conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute, which has voiced the false view that man-made global warming is a hoax so that’s a fail; the quote has to come from ME himself, not the CEI. So it is currently out as “not supported by these sources”.

Just so you don’t feel too sad, the lede includes In these organizations, Ebell has been central in promoting climate change denial, distributing his views to the media and politicians.


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