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Saturday 28 July 2012

More Josh Fox shite.

Not content with his last offering of utter crap in his  film, Gasland, he’s now produced another hysterical film about the evils of Fracking for gas. In this latest nonsense he manages to include just about every emotive issue that you can think of to justify his hate of a cheap form of energy. He starts with smoking for Christ’s sake, and then manages to slip in Breast cancer, “Think of the Cheeldren”, Asthma, and even 9/11.

However what he seems determined to ignore is that his last film has been thoroughly debunked as nothing more than green paranoia against cheap energy rather than expensive green energy.

For instance the breast cancer link is thoroughly debunked by AP after a little research.

When the AP asked Fox for evidence of the spike in breast cancer, he cited a press release that “doesn’t support his claim,” according to the AP, as well as a newspaper report, which an epidemiologist says is “not based on a careful statistical analysis of the data.” Oof!

The AP also told Fox that cancer researchers say breast cancer rates didn’t increase, contrary to his statements. Fox then began to backtrack, resting on a claim that the rate increase was “widely reported” (as if that means anything) and that the issue needs “much deeper study.”

Here’s the debunking of his Asthma claim.

But according to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), the two regions that cover the Dallas-Fort Worth Area (DSHS Region 2 and 3) actually have childhood asthma rates that are below both the statewide average and the nationwide average.

It’s no wonder that people are turned off science. It’s about time that people woke up to the fact that they are being conned by a small minority that want to take us back to the dark ages.