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The Climate of Climate in the 2018 election

January 29th, 2018 · No Comments

For many election cycles, those aware of the serious nature of climate change (and the opportunities acting to mitigate it will create) have advocated for greater political discussion of climate change. In the 2008 presidential election, in part due to a dedicated effort to ask questions of candidates in key primaries, ‘climate’ seemed — at […]

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Tags: 2018 Election · climate change · politics

Romping through RCPs: powerful CliFi from Tobias Buckell

January 2nd, 2018 · 1 Comment

Tobias Buckell is a prolific and thought-provoking science fiction writer with a number of CliFi (climate fiction) books and short stories. For example, the Arctic Rising series‘ first book is described thusly: Global warming has transformed the Earth, and it’s about to get even hotter. The Arctic Ice Cap has all but melted, and the international […]

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Tags: climate change · climate disruption · Global Warming

Democratic Party candidates speaking climate

December 14th, 2017 · Comments Off on Democratic Party candidates speaking climate

For too long, such a high share of political candidates were (near) silent when it came to climate change that it was simpler to mention the few who ‘talked climate’ as, sadly, Climate Hawks were few and far between. Seriously, this is changing. In Virginia, quite a few of the new House of Delegates candidates […]

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Tags: climate change · climate hawk · Climate Hawks · political symbols · politics · VA10

A clear-eyed look at Gov. McAuliffe’s climate record …

November 28th, 2017 · Comments Off on A clear-eyed look at Gov. McAuliffe’s climate record …

Recently, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has been making some news when it comes to climate change. When climate-science denier Donald Trump declared his intention to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord, Gov. McAuliffe stepped up to declare that Virginia would act to address climate change at the state level. Following an executive order […]

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Tags: climate change · climate hawk · virginia

How are Trump & Coal the same? both pollute the commons, people hate them, and vast majorities want them gone

November 22nd, 2017 · 4 Comments

For the first time in history, green energy is now cheaper than black energy. The world now has a unique opportunity to create a world that runs entirely on green energy. With this reality in mind, Orsted (the Danish clean-energy firm formerly known as DONG (Danish Oil & Natural Gas)), chartered  the largest global survey […]

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Tags: ActOnClimate · China · climate change · Energy · Public Opinion

Insects disappearing: pesticides, climate change, …????

October 23rd, 2017 · 3 Comments

Friday night, at my niece’s birthday party,the conversation turned (not started by me … surprisingly) to news from Germany: the insects are disappearing. abundance of flying insects has plunged by three-quarters over the past 25 years In this serious study (peer-reviewed publication: More than 75 percent decline over 27 years in total flying insect biomass in protected areas), that […]

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Tags: climate change · science

Journalism entails more than stenography: PBS Newshour malfeasance re Clean Power Plan

October 11th, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Trump Administration’s decision to undermine America’s economy and future prospects by its announced intent to reverse the Clean Power Plan and expand its denial of that Chinese Hoax, climate change made headlines and created an imperative for serious news coverage.  Last evening, the PBS News Hour — often the gold standard when it comes […]

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Tags: climate change · climate delayers · climate zombies · Energy · environmental · Global Warming · global warming deniers · journalism · SciComm · science · Science Communication · science denial

A minute of changed #climate

September 29th, 2017 · Comments Off on A minute of changed #climate

This graphical representation of our changed climate is tremendous, perhaps even meriting a visualization award …   Yet, … On watching and considering this, I had a dual reaction: Amazing, with lots of information packed … Which audience(s) would appreciate/be able to absorb this? Powerful @EssaysConcern #climate #science graphic sparks question: Where/with whom is this […]

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Tags: climate change · SciComm · science · Science Communication

Documenting Trump Administration Silencing of Climate Science

September 18th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Donald Trump’s and his GOP acolytes anti-science attitudes created a flurry of activity in the interregnum prior to their White House occupation to capture key U.S. government science (especially climate science) information on servers accessible to the world’s researchers (and, well, everyone with internet access) that are outside U.S. government control (good example/discussion). In the […]

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Tags: climate change · science denial · Trump · Trump Administration

Polluters as proud parents: Climate-enhanced weather event achievements

September 12th, 2017 · Comments Off on Polluters as proud parents: Climate-enhanced weather event achievements

Parents are (often too) proud of their children’s accomplishments (and it can go too far, from the screaming parents on the side-line  to one-upmanship comments at back-to-school night to …).  Considering the significant accomplishments of the past month’s climate catastrophes From Sea to Shining Sea, the public affairs staffs of the 90 global firms responsible […]

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Tags: catastrophic climate change · climate change