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Entries from January 2012

Take on the eight dogs of the Acopolypse …

January 31st, 2012 · Comments Off on Take on the eight dogs of the Acopolypse …

Have you heard of the Four Dogs Defense/  If not, time to read ahead to learn about it and how it relates to Climate Change from guest blogger James Wells. The gobal warming deniers are on the run!  Yes really!  Despite the bad news on the surface, the underlying signal of denier retreat is as […]

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Tags: Energy

The Murdoch energy lie that went around the world

January 30th, 2012 · 1 Comment

This guest post from Barath enriches the GESN conversation begun with CNN’s celebratory misinformation about America’s energy situation. [Update:  See, more recently (18 March 2012), Zakaria error tweets its way around the world … ] …while the truth is putting on its shoes. The Wall Street Journal reported some exciting news not that long ago—you might […]

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Tags: Energy · guest post · journalism

What the SOTU’s energy message should have been …

January 29th, 2012 · Comments Off on What the SOTU’s energy message should have been …

Written prior to the SOTU, guest blogger Barath’s thoughts still ring true as to what the focus should have been … You may have read that President Obama is going to propose energy as a key piece of his agenda in the State of the Union tonight: President Barack Obama will encourage the country’s booming […]

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Tags: Energy · guest post

Helping Defend the Defenders …

January 28th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Sadly, across the nation (and, well, across the globe), anti-science syndrome sufferers are using a variety of tools to attack scientists who are, well, showing fidelity to science.  Whether harassing (and, to a reasonable person, threatening) emails to scientists and their wives or rogue Attorney Generals leveraging taxpayer resources for baseless (and costly) investigations, Sadly, […]

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Tags: Energy

Pounding the Wedges home …

January 27th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Perhaps sadly, 21st Century American politics has some striking differences between the political parties in the world views and the policy constructs that derive from it. All too often, for any number of reasons, these stark contrasts get lost in the public consciousness — whether due to fatigue, information overload, the messiness of legislative sausage […]

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Tags: Energy

Whacking 16 moles …

January 27th, 2012 · 24 Comments

A major challenge exists: it is far easier to dispense truthiness (and outright deceit)than it is to have to run after and rebut it.  When it comes to anti-science syndrome suffering climate deniers and delayers, the whack-a-mole campaign of dealing with deceit, deception, and diversion is a never-ending and utterly exhausting process. And, that exhaustion […]

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Tags: climate delayers · climate zombies

Breaking: Greenpeace sends SEC complaint re TransCanada’s inflated jobs claims

January 26th, 2012 · 4 Comments

A correspondent just provided the text of material that Greenpeace has sent to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) making a case that TransCanada is potentially in violation of security laws due to its use of inflated job figures as part of a strategic influence campaign to drive the Obama Administration into supporting this misguided […]

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Is Alec Baldwin up to something nefarious when it comes to climate denial?

January 26th, 2012 · 1 Comment

This guest post was originally published at DeSmogBlog from the keyboard of the diligent and thoughtful Steve Horn. On January 16, the Los Angeles Times revealed that anti-science bills have been popping up over the past several years in statehouses across the U.S., mandating the teaching of climate change denial or “skepticism” as a credible “theoretical alternative” to human […]

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Tags: anti-science syndrome · climate delayers · climate zombies · Energy · environmental · global warming deniers · republican party · skeptic

WH farcically calls fossil fuels “renewable”

January 24th, 2012 · 4 Comments

In association with the State of the Union, the White House released “A Blueprint for An America Built to Last“.  Within it, “A Blueprint to Make the Most of America’s Energy Resources” (full section after the fold) from which we learn that “nuclear power, efficient natural gas, and clean coal” are “renewable energy” sources. Now, if we […]

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Public Review Draft of the National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy

January 24th, 2012 · Comments Off on Public Review Draft of the National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy

Until 5 March 2012, the National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy is open for public comment. This is a long document. The executive summary. is after the fold.

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Tags: climate change