DeSmog's Comment Policy

DeSmog invites all readers to join the conversation in our comment forum, which is hosted by a third-party provider, Disqus.

While our editors do not censor comments based on political or ideological points of view, we reserve the right to delete comments that are abusive, off-topic or use offensive language.

We encourage commenters to include links to supporting documentation when they reference facts or other information that is verifiable online, as this helps to enrich the conversation.

Users who make unsubstantiated claims can expect their posts to be deleted and, if they persist, their account to be blocked.

Petty name-calling and/or a pattern of disrespect towards other DeSmog users will also result in account deactivation.

Please join the conversation, but please respect the rules and engage in a civil and constructive manner. Thank you!

Abuse of the comment policy should be reported to the editors immediately via email: editor [at]