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Entries Tagged as '2012 Presidential Election'

“All you climate people” need to reflect on electoral math

November 23rd, 2012 · No Comments

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Tags: 2012 Presidential Election · coal

Higher Fuel Efficiency Standards Putting Industrial States Back to Work: A dash of reality

November 17th, 2012 · No Comments

This guest post comes from Muskegon Critic.
Put away the shine and the polish. Put away the talking heads and their excellent hair and confidence opining with a certainty that is inversely proportional to their accuracy.
Give me a guy with callouses on his hands speaking from the heart, a woman speaking from experience, the coffee addled [...]

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Tags: 2012 Presidential Election · Energy

It’s climate, stupid …

November 6th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Last week’s Bloomberg Businessweek made news with its cover.
That title, “It’s Global Warming, Stupid”, created waves post-Sandy’s devastating storm surge waves and certainly upset those who the magazine’s editor directly challenged as “stupid”.
With great uncertainty as to the political reality in America come tomorrow, the title suggests something beyond the connection of Global Warming and [...]

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Mitt Romney’s RNC (and beyond) climate joke should haunt him

November 5th, 2012 · No Comments

This guest post comes from Dean Baker who, in a sane world, would be on (or chairing) the White House Council of Economic Advisors.  Who knows, perhaps there is hope that the United States will turn to sanity in Sandy’s wake on climate change and other issues …
When Gov. Romney gave his acceptance speech at [...]

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Tags: 2012 Presidential Election · catastrophic climate change

Best Magazine Cover of the Year plus Best Tweet?

November 1st, 2012 · 2 Comments

Bloomberg Business
week’s cover provides some stark truth as New York remains battered by Sandy’s damage.
The editor’s tweet might just be one of the best tweets to date:
Our cover story this week may generate controversy, but only among the stupid.buswk.co/PIUzUl via @bw
— Josh (@Tyrangiel) November 1, 2012
Josh Tyrangiel is, again, the magazine’s editor.
As for that stupid, evidently the [...]

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MTV Shatters Climate Silence w/serious question to President Obama … and Obama gives a serious response

October 26th, 2012 · 3 Comments

While far from the ‘breaking news’ MTV created with a “boxers vs briefs” question to Bill Clinton, MTV interviewer Sway Calloway did what journalist moderators at the three presidential and one vice-presidential debates were unable (unwilling) to do: ask a quite serious question about climate change.
Until this year global climate change has [...]

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Tags: 2012 Presidential Election · President Barack Obama · climate change

Is Mother Nature revving up an October Surprise (w/human thumbs on the scale)?

October 25th, 2012 · 6 Comments

Speculating about an “October Surprise” has long been part-and-parcel of presidential elections. International crises, domestic economic troubles, and unearthed scandalous events/behavior have all had their moments in the month before election day. In 2012, we have a serious potential that the October Surprise will come from an unusual direction and a seemingly non-partisan [...]

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Tags: 2012 Presidential Election · Energy

OFA asked for feedback … In three words: End Climate Silence!

October 22nd, 2012 · No Comments

Obama for America (OFA), the Obama-Biden reelection effort, asked for feedback in an email likely sent to millions.  I expect that many provided substantive feedback.  Below the fold is mine.

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Tags: 2012 Presidential Election · Global Warming · Obama Administration · President Barack Obama · barack obama · politics

Put Climate Change Into The Presidential Campaign

October 18th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Earlier this evening, a rather troubling piece came to my attention. Keeping Climate Change Out of the Presidential Campaign wrong-headedly celebrates that the Presidential political campaign has not included discussion of climate change issues.
Consider …

The planet has not seen a below-average temperature month since Ronnie Raygun’s presidency
In both extent and quantity (extent x thickness), Arctic [...]

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Tags: 2012 Presidential Election

National Defense … topics for next debate

October 18th, 2012 · No Comments

National Defense, the magazine of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), has this banner headline at this time:

The November issue’s lead article:  Top Five Threats to National Security in the Coming Decade.  Reading that article suggests, in comparison with the uninspired question arenas for next week’s Presidential debate on foreign policy, that National Defense has [...]

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Tags: 2012 Presidential Election · climate change