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Entries from January 2017

Adding more GHG layers topping 408ppm when we should be stripping down to 350ppm & below

January 28th, 2017 · Comments Off on Adding more GHG layers topping 408ppm when we should be stripping down to 350ppm & below

As Donald Trump continues to drive news cycles with #AlternativeFacts and installs perhaps the most anti-#science government that modern human history has seen in a major government (and this comment re ‘perhaps’ is that jury is out in comparison with Stalin’s Soviet Union and Hitler’s Nazi Germany: both of which had serious anti-science elements (lunacies) […]

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Tags: advertising · climate change

Emergent Stalinism anti-#science from @TeamTrump

January 25th, 2017 · 3 Comments

“Climate Change” on Trump White House Core to #MAGA, @TeamTrump encompasses many of the worst anti-science pontificators and activists not just in the United States, but globally.  Core to this is climate science denial. Thus, as Trump (falsely) took the Oath of Office (and immediately became in violation of it due to the Emoluments Clause), […]

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Tags: anti-science syndrome · EPA · Trump Administration

In promoting #KeystoneXL, Trump using #AlternativeFacts re job creation

January 24th, 2017 · Comments Off on In promoting #KeystoneXL, Trump using #AlternativeFacts re job creation

The Keystone XL pipeline debate has been a preeminent space for that old analytical adage of “Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics”.  Truly, the debate adds a fourth category: “Statistical Claims about KXL Job Creation“. While Republican politicians made claims sometimes over 1 million jobs and industry advocates regularly pontificated about 100,000, TransCanada came down to […]

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Tags: #AlternativeFacts · KeystoneXL · Trump · Trump Administration

“Reuse”: Making #climate statement at #WomensMarch

January 22nd, 2017 · Comments Off on “Reuse”: Making #climate statement at #WomensMarch

In its opening minutes, the Trump White House website went up. Should it surprise any that truth was one of the victims in this transfer from President Barack Obama to Team Trump? As part of that, science — in particular, climate science? Along with nearly 1,000,000 of my fellow citizens, I spent 21 January 2017 in […]

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Tags: Energy

Petitioning at White House website for Trump Administration Climate Action

January 20th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Within seconds of the hand hitting the Bible, “climate” disappeared from the White House website as @TeamTrump seized control from the Obama Administration. In its place, a truthiness-laden paean to fossil fuels that simply ignores the accelerating energy revolution sweeping the world.  No mention of plunging LED, solar, wind, and other ‘clean-energy’ prices as their […]

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Tags: climate change · Trump Administration

Don Beyer’s journey from car dealership to Climate Hawk

January 19th, 2017 · Comments Off on Don Beyer’s journey from car dealership to Climate Hawk

Yesterday, Lowell Feld and I had the chance to speak with Representative Don Beyer for nearly an hour.  This interview covered a range of issues.  We opened it with a discussion of Don Beyer’s ‘journey’ from car dealer to Climate Hawk. Don Beyer is increasingly seen as a “Climate Hawk”, a policy maker who not only has […]

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Tags: climate change · climate hawk · House of Representatives

Wyoming Senators seeking to outlaw wind and solar?

January 10th, 2017 · 2 Comments

A just introduced bill to the Wyoming Senate would, if passed, seem to outlaw the use of wind and solar resources to help power the state.  The Electricity Production Standard, introduced by “Senator(s) Hicks and Driskill and Representative(s) Baker, Blackburn, Clem, Edwards, Lindholm, Madden and Miller”, defines the specific energy sources that would be considered […]

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Tags: Energy