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Good science and journalism make clear what is verifiable fact, as opposed to what is simply hypothesis, conjecture or rank opinion, and what is outright, disingenuous activist advocacy.

It’s dangerous to base conclusions on cherry-picked studies disseminated by the likes of CHEM Trust, Greenpeace — and even the Environmental Protection Agency, which until recently was the abode of climate-change “analyst,” supposed CIA operative and convicted fraud meister John Beale.

Paul Driessen is senior policy adviser for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT.org) and author of “Eco-Imperialism: Green Power — Black Death” (Merril Press, 2010).