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Oklahoma desperately needs @JimInhofe’s snowballs

February 14th, 2017 · No Comments

From Donald Trump to Sean Hannity to Harold Hamm to Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Exxon), one of the favorite global warming science denial idiocies is “Ha … if there’s so much warming, why’s there snow outside.”  Jim Inhofe famously had his grandchildren make an igloo mocking Al Gore and more famously wanted to start a snowball […]

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Tags: climate change · climate delayers · climate zombies · James Inhofe

#Science denial/confusion in the classroom: Sadly, not just a US problem.

February 9th, 2017 · No Comments

Just as occurred (and, sigh, still occurs) with the tobacco industry, a key target of fossil fuel promoters is to sow confusion about the science related to fossil fuel pollution impacts (from climate change to mercury poisoning to …), the strength of the scientific consensus, and about the work of scientists (as individuals and as […]

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Tags: climate change · Education · science

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

January 28th, 2017 · No Comments

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

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

#BeforeTheFlood: Powerful @LeoDiCaprio #Climate travelogue truly must watch, must absorb

October 31st, 2016 · Comments Off on #BeforeTheFlood: Powerful @LeoDiCaprio #Climate travelogue truly must watch, must absorb

My Energy/Climate Bookshelf is far more than a shelf, it is bookshelves.  Add in the 10,000s of papers, studies, blog posts, and my exposure in this arena is, well, easy the equivalent of a small library.  When I sit down to watch something on energy, on climate, I therefore sit down jaded … is this REALLY […]

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Tags: climate change

Understanding climate change is not a matter of faith, but science … note to #DNC / #DemsiInPhilly

July 25th, 2016 · Comments Off on Understanding climate change is not a matter of faith, but science … note to #DNC / #DemsiInPhilly

The Democratic Platform has significant discussions and objectives about understanding and acting to deal with climate change.   Within it, however, the wordsmiths inappropriately conflated belief structures and science — writing “Democrats believe” when a more appropriate verb might have been “understand” or “conclude” or …  Using “believe” implies an article of faith when science and […]

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Tags: 2016 Presidential Election · climate change

Digging mass graves for #climate-driven heat wave in Pakistan: “Thank G-d we are better prepared this time …”

May 23rd, 2016 · Comments Off on Digging mass graves for #climate-driven heat wave in Pakistan: “Thank G-d we are better prepared this time …”

The South Continent is, again, going through a massive heat wave with devastatingly hot temperatures in Pakistan and India. In 2015, the 1,300 killed in the heat wave overwhelmed capacity “and the fast-decaying corpses couldn’t be buried quickly enough.” Here is a sad, yet tangible example of adaptation in the face of mounting climate-change impacts: […]

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Tags: climate change · climate disruption

Elizabeth Warren’s glaring gap re @RealDonaldTrump

March 21st, 2016 · 1 Comment

At the moment, Senator Elizabeth Warren’s facebook post on Donald Trump is shooting around the net. While much of the focus is her defining of Trump as “loser”, the fourth paragraph is the most substantively important discussion. In this, Warren elucidates what is at stake in this election: Affordable college. Accountability for Wall Street. Healthcare for […]

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Tags: 2016 Presidential Election · climate change

Climate Hawks’ Primary: A window on @SenSanders vs @HillaryClinton

March 7th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Simple truth:  Due to the dysfunctional nature of the American political process (and essentially in one major party), there is zero question that the Democratic Party candidate for President will be far better on climate and clean energy issues than the GOP candidate. anyone who considers themselves a Climate Hawk should work, full bore, to […]

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Tags: 2016 Presidential Election · Bill McKibben · climate change