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Entries from August 2012

When we see a deluge coming, what do we do?

August 31st, 2012 · 1 Comment

This guest post comes from SolarMom — a very knowledgeable scientist who I (and I hope you) find worth listening to … Twenty years ago my parents took their nest egg (attained back when nest eggs were attainable) and retired to a condo a half block from the ocean, in a well-heeled south Florida town. […]

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Tags: Global Warming · guest post

Climate Science Breitbart gets social science wrong too (again …)

August 28th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Marc Morano is the Andrew Breitbart of the climate science world. Powerful packaging of material that doesn’t stand up well to any serious scrutiny. And, he has been very good at gaining lots of media and other attention with partial truths and utter mistruths about climate issues whether from his current “Climate Depot” hat, supporting […]

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Tags: anti-science syndrome

Baseball statistics to climate science … insight from advertising

August 23rd, 2012 · Comments Off on Baseball statistics to climate science … insight from advertising

For most of 2012, the following ad has been running. Sadly, too many take baseball statistics far more seriously than climate change science. (After all, who would put up with George Will’s truthlessness about climate change if thrust into discussions about baseball?) This ad reminds of me of something … This ‘doubting’ sounds all too […]

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Tags: Energy

Conspiracy Theorist Trump’s Ego Headlining RNC Conspiracy Theory Dominated Event

August 22nd, 2012 · 1 Comment

“The Donald” is going to headline at the Republican National Convention (RNC).   The widespread RUMINT is that Trump will gleefully, to laughing and cheering RNC delegates, do a fantasy skit where he fires a President Barack Obama imitator. Missing among much of this fanfare is the core symbolism of putting Donald Trump on the […]

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Tags: 2012 Presidential Election · global warming deniers

Conspiracy Theorist Rush Dominates Media Coverage of Climate Change: Wonder why so many Americans are confused re science?

August 21st, 2012 · 2 Comments

This guest post comes from Richard Myers. Simply put, when conspiracy theorist buffoon, anti-science syndrome suffering, anti-clean energy oxycontin lover, guru of the Grand Oil Party, climate change disinformer of the year winner Rush Limbaugh touches more Americans on climate change science than the rest of the traditional media structure, we shouldn’t wonder why so many […]

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Tags: anti-science syndrome

Climate Sanity and the necessity of Fully-Burdened Cost and Benefit Analysis

August 19th, 2012 · 20 Comments

Analysis should enable more informed decision-making. Regrettably, economic and fiscal analyses too often occur in a stove-piped fashion that provides only limited perspectives as to real costs and benefits. Energy and environmental analysis, in particular, suffer from this problem. This has been true from the individual household to business to national policy level discussions where, almost, […]

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Tags: analysis · climate change · environmental economics · Global Warming

“Weather Gone Wild”: Weather Channel soft porn? No, thoughtful National Geographic article …

August 15th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Have to say that “Weather Gone Wild” sounds all too close to tasteless (and discomfitting) late-night advertising during repeats of old B movies on obscure cable channels (happily not seen for a long time).  This could easily be the title for much of The Weather Channel’s programming.  In fact, this is the cover story and […]

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Tags: climate change · environmental · Global Warming · journalism · science

Intelligent Language: Lessons from Lincoln, Lady Gaga, Lakoff, Luntz and beyond

August 13th, 2012 · 3 Comments

In 2004, amid many frustrations, I could not understand why Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry (and the ‘campaign’) remained locked so hard into the Vietman War and failed to create a narrative of his life-long service to the nation from the SEAL operations in Vietnam, to principaled efforts to end the war on his return […]

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Tags: Energy

Another Romney Olympic Moment: Climate Zombie Dream Team

August 11th, 2012 · Comments Off on Another Romney Olympic Moment: Climate Zombie Dream Team

Mitt Romney made waves when he crossed the pond to the United Kingdom prior to the Olympics. It is hard to imagine that a prominent American would embarrass the United States with our key ally as it entered to a prominent world event with so many casual insults and errors. One could say that Romney […]

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Tags: climate zombies · politics · republican party

GOP threat to the environment … “must see” …

August 9th, 2012 · Comments Off on GOP threat to the environment … “must see” …

Once upon a time, there were two major parties in the United States who both agreed that it mattered to protect Americans’ health and the ecosystems that enable our robust nation to prosper. While not in perfect harmony, once upon a time, these two parties would come together to agree on solution paths to address […]

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Tags: environmental