Author Chris Mooney Urges Creation of ‘Counter-Morano’ – Accuses Climate Depot of spreading ‘misinformation about global warming’

Author Chris Mooney, who wrote the 2009 book “Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens our Future,” appeared on Boston’s NPR affiliate on September 17, 2009 to discuss the book and accuse Climate Depot of spreading climate science “misinformation.”

Mooney, who also wrote the 2006 book “The Republican War on Science,” boasted on his Discover Magazine blog, “I also manage take on Marc Morano to boot!”

In the NPR interview, Mooney lamented how difficult it is to get out accurate climate science to the public because ”the scientific committee is losing the communication battle.” (Comments to Mooney on his blog can be left here.)

Mooney said on NPR: “Marc Morano, who used to work for Sen. Inhofe in Senate, and now he has got his own website, Climate Depot and he is out there just putting out all of this misinformation about global warming all the time.” (To listen to audio go here. Climate Depot reference around 11:30 mark.) [Climate Depot’s Editor’s Note: For the latest accurate science, please see: Science of man-made climate fears continues to collapse – August 26, 2009 & Wash. Post Fires Back: Accuses Climate Depot of having ‘an anti-science and anti-science journalism agenda!’ — Climate Depot Responds – September 2, 2009]

“And there is nobody that I can think of in the world of the science that exists that is the equivalent of the counter-Morano, there are some people who try,” Mooney added. [Also see: Casting Call Issued! Mooney: We ‘need some kind of PR counter to the work of Morano’ – ‘Climate Scientists Need A War Room’ – April 9, 2009]

Did Mooney Duck CNN Debate with Morano?

Mooney, was originally scheduled to debate Climate Depot’s Morano in July of 2008 on CNN about the alleged claims of “censorship” during the Bush Administration, but according to a CNN producer Mooney had to cancel and a representative from the League of Conservation voters was found to fill in for the absent Mooney on the July 13, 2008 broadcast. [Climate Depot’s Editor’s Note: To find out the real story of who is censoring who, please see: Morano on CNN debates alleged ‘censorship’ of global warming science (Video & Transcript) – July 13, 2008) I even went out and purchased a copy of Chris Mooney’s book to prepare for the scheduled CNN debate.