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Oh, how they want to believe in the apocalyptic potential of global warming! I reported a few hours ago that an Australian pseudo-scientist, who pushes stories about space aliens and auras, named Thomas Chalko, claimed that global warming has caused an increase in earthquakes. CBS bit, from an apparent story from the AP. But the story was identical to the text found on the guy’s WEB site.

Apparently MSNBC bit too. Here is the link. Same story verbatim from the original WEB page. And MSNBC even links to his pseudo journal called NU Journal of Discovery, published by “Natural University.”

Does anybody do any fact checking anymore? Or are the words “scientific study” on a press release all that it takes to make the news?

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