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Entries from September 2012

Hot graphics — global warming in images

September 11th, 2012 · 7 Comments

Even though every single relevant major scientific institution and organization in the world has stated that humanity is a major driving factor in modern climate change and that climate change creates risks for humanity if we don’t act, so many people fail to understand what was going on.  Can visualizations help change this? Many struggle to […]

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Tags: climate change · Global Warming

President Obama speaks re climate, crowd cheers, ‘The Village’ notices

September 7th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Last night, in his speech at Charlotte, the President spoke directly to climate issues. With a direct slap at Mitt Romney’s sad climate joking to anti-science cheering, the President said: And yes, my plan will continue to reduce the carbon pollution that is heating our planet – because climate change is not a hoax. More […]

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Tags: 2012 Presidential Election · climate change · environmental · Global Warming · Obama Administration · political symbols · politics · President Barack Obama

“Responsibility. Patriotic Pride. Accountability.” Pillars for effective climate change political communication.

September 6th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Climate Solutions for a Stronger America is a communications “guide for engaging and winning on climate change & clean energy” intended for politicians and others regularly engaged on debate.  This guide, driven by the work of Betsy Taylor, lays out an effective communications path for politicians who want — amid all the other issues of […]

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Tags: climate change · Energy · environmental · Global Warming · political symbols · politics

Have you ever asked: “How do people reject climate science?”

September 6th, 2012 · Comments Off on Have you ever asked: “How do people reject climate science?”

This guest post comes from John Cook, University of Queensland and was originally published at The Conversation. In a previous article on The Conversation, Stephan Lewandowsky asked, why do people reject science? I’m going to take a slightly different angle and consider how people are able to reject climate science in the face of strong […]

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Tags: climate delayers · climate zombies · global warming deniers · guest post · science

If a TV weather forecaster went off script …

September 4th, 2012 · 1 Comment

What if (in the vein of Network and “I’m mad as hell and not going to take it anymore”) a weather forecaster went truly off script and expressed, with the passion it merits, the seriousness of our climate situation? With that question in mind, here is a look at what the Labor Day weekend forecast […]

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Tags: climate change

Democratic Party Platform Engages Climate Change

September 3rd, 2012 · 14 Comments

In contrast to its total absence from the Republican Party platform (as a sign of the GOP’s anti-science global warming denial), the Democratic Party platform directly engages on climate change issues — with the term appearing 18 times in the platform. Note: the photo to the right comes from the Democratic Party’s platform page.

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Tags: 2012 Presidential Election · climate change

Obama-Biden campaign awakening to climate change as political issue?

September 3rd, 2012 · 10 Comments

For too long, the Democratic Party “machine” has been eerily silent when it comes to the scientific consensus on climate change and the risks that catastrophic climate chaos creates for America and Americans. While much has been said and heard on ‘clean energy’ and ‘green jobs’, the words “climate change” and “global warming” have almost […]

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Tags: 2012 Presidential Election · climate change · environmental · Global Warming · Obama Administration · republican party · science