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Bipartisan understanding of basic climate reality

February 28th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Despite the panoply of Republican political elite suffering from acute anti-science syndrome (Santorum, Gingrich, Inhofe), a basic reality: A majority of Americans (including a plurality of Republicans) understand that climate deniers are deceivers and disconnected from reality. Earlier today, the Brookings Institution released Belief in Global Warming on the Rebound: National Survey of American Public […]

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Tags: 746 · energy efficiency · Global Warming

Breaking Heartless-news for Valentine’s Day: “Dissuading teachers from teaching science …”

February 15th, 2012 · 20 Comments

An anonymous leaker sent a number of climate-science related bloggers/blog sites a trove of internal documents from libertarian Heartland Institute. While the material points to many nefarious Heartland Institute efforts, such as supporting undermining of Wisconsin’s public education, the most extensive material is about Heartland’s heartless efforts to foster disinformation about climate science, to undermine […]

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Tags: 2008 presidential campaign · 2008 Presidential Election · 2012 Presidential Election · 746 · Abu Dhabi · advertising · climate change · climate delayers · Congress · energy efficiency · environmental · Global Warming · global warming deniers · government energy policy · skeptic

The White House Asks: What should be in the State of the Union address?

January 6th, 2012 · 1 Comment

The official White House tweeter has asked a pretty good question: Hi Everyone – I’d love to hear your thoughts on what the President should say in the State of the Union speech later this month The responses are pounding in fast and furious. My two thoughts: SOTU should have full-throated endorsement of #cleanenergyjobs bit.ly/w2dr3t […]

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Tags: 2012 Presidential Election · 746 · climate change · climate zombies · government energy policy

Vote For Energy

January 4th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Today, the American Petroleum Institute (API) opened yet another astroturf campaign — sort of, considering massing amounts of public advertising in the nation’s newspapers — advocating that Americans “Vote for Energy“. API’s concept of Voting 4 Energy is pretty straightforward: continue subsidizing polluting fossil-foolish policies that are bankrupting the nation. (Consider the roughly $1 billion […]

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Tags: 746 · Energy · politics

A window for thinking about “the” military and climate change … and the importance of careful discussions

December 6th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Too often, people point to statements and actions by civilian leadership to state “the military” thinks this or that about energy and climate issues. While¬† the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) spoke of climate change as a national security issue,¬† the QDR is always a highly political document driven by civilian (political appointee) leadership even with […]

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Tags: 2008 Presidential Election · 2012 Presidential Election · 746 · Abu Dhabi · advertising · climate change · climate delayers · government energy policy

“We can’t wait …” President Obama’s $4 billion energy efficiency announcement(s)

December 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off on “We can’t wait …” President Obama’s $4 billion energy efficiency announcement(s)

“We can’t wait …” President Obama’s words as to a private-partnership set of building energy-efficiency investments that will total $4 billion are, sigh, ever-so-true across a huge portfolio of issues. And, well, let us be clear that this $4 billion is only a drop in the ocean of national requirements and opportunities even solely considering […]

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Tags: 746 · Energy · politics

A “China Syndrome” … in a different twist …

November 10th, 2011 · Comments Off on A “China Syndrome” … in a different twist …

No, not a nuclear meltdown but a different form of nuclear option. For many, one of the painful elements of European cap and trade along with other arenas enabling and funding carbon offsets is how it creates opportunity for gamemanship that exaggerate positive impacts and wastes resources. One arena where this has seemed to be […]

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Tags: 2008 Presidential Election · 2012 Presidential Election · 746 · climate change · energy efficiency · environmental · Global Warming · global warming deniers · government energy policy

Gore: Media, take note, the world is NOT flat!

November 6th, 2007 · Comments Off on Gore: Media, take note, the world is NOT flat!

“There are still people who believe the world is flat … you don’t go and search out people who believe the world is flat and give them equal time.” Al Gore was on NBC yesterday and ripped the media for providing a platform for “outliers”, people who merit being taken as seriously as card-carrying members […]

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Tags: 746 · Al Gore · an inconvenient truth · journalism · media