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@OFA “Call Out Climate Change Deniers”

May 22nd, 2013 · 1 Comment

Organizing for America (OFA) is moving toward an ever-more aggressive positioning when it comes to clean energy and climate change issues.
Added this past week to the website, “Call Out Climate Change Deniers“:
Climate change is real, it’s caused largely by human activities, and it poses significant risks for our health. Some members of Congress disagree with [...]

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Tags: Obama Administration · anti-science syndrome · barack obama · climate change · climate delayers · climate zombies

“Send the entire bill to the flat-earthers”

February 22nd, 2013 · 3 Comments

This guest post comes from DWG.
And, well, the Star-Ledger’s editorial board is now my favorite editorial board in the nation.

Thanks to damage from recent north Atlantic superstorms, a major New Jersey utility plans to spend $4 billion over the next ten years to make its grid less susceptible to storm damage.
“It’s clear that Sandy, Hurricane Irene, [...]

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Tags: climate change · climate delayers · climate zombies

Charge of the (dirty) Light Brigade

February 15th, 2013 · 5 Comments

‘Forward, the Light Brigade!’
Was there a man dismay’d ?
Not tho’ the soldier knew
Some one had blunder’d:
Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do & die,
Lord Tennyson’s Charge of the Light Brigade stands as one of the most famous English-language historical poems. It also could be stated as one of the most [...]

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Tags: Energy · climate delayers · climate zombies

Faux Watching Climate Denier Recants After Watch “Chasing the Ice”

November 28th, 2012 · 3 Comments

“There must be something I can do … to help our children, to help my grandchildren…. I thought it [global warming] was bullshit … and that is because I listened, I believed Bill O’Reilly … and I saw this movie and now I will apologize to anyone I ever talked into not believing in global [...]

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Tags: Global Warming · climate delayers · global warming deniers

PBS News Hour’s public service: demonstrating the shallowness of mainstream modern American journalism

September 17th, 2012 · No Comments

In a year with seeming unending demonstrations of mounting climate disruption and increasingly on-target science-based reporting on climate change, this PBS News Hour chose to present to the public a shallow ‘he-said, she-said’ report giving visibility to one of the blogosphere’s most prominent anti-science syndrome sufferers without providing the casual viewer any context for understanding [...]

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Tags: climate delayers · journalism

Have you ever asked: “How do people reject climate science?”

September 6th, 2012 · No Comments

This guest post comes from John Cook, University of Queensland
and was originally published at The Conversation.
In a previous article on The Conversation, Stephan Lewandowsky asked, why do people reject science? I’m going to take a slightly different angle and consider how people are able to reject climate science in the face of strong evidence.
A growing [...]

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Tags: climate delayers · climate zombies · global warming deniers · guest post · science

“Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire …” Differentiating Skeptic from Denier

July 16th, 2012 · 2 Comments

In discussion of one of my recent posts, Kyril reacted to a questionable question from another commentator with perhaps the clearest differentiation between a science skeptic and denier that I have ever seen. As we seek to inform others about the perils of anti-science syndrome, such a clear (if perhaps sophomoric) differentiation might have value. Kyril’s [...]

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Tags: climate delayers · global warming deniers · guest post · skeptic

Calling on (out) Arianna

April 18th, 2012 · No Comments

This is a full reposting, at request, of a post by insightful science writer Shawn Lawrence Otto.   The problems of questionable publishing on science issues is far (sadly) from limited to the mediocre post re the Denialist 49’s letter to NASA. There was, for example, Harold Ambler’s post re Vice President Gore which led Arianna [...]

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Tags: Global Warming · climate change · climate delayers · climate zombies · global warming deniers · journalism

ALEC lets Inhofe have it …

March 19th, 2012 · 2 Comments

No, we’re not talking about the right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) efforts to push radically conservative corporative legislation through state legislative bodies (such as ALEC re climate change) but Alec Baldwin. Perhaps sparked by global warming denier Jim Inhofe’s recent appearance on the Rachel Maddow Show, Baldwin launched a series of tweets attacking Inhofe:

Is [...]

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Tags: Energy · James Inhofe · catastrophic climate change · climate change · climate delayers · climate zombies · global warming deniers

According to Joe Bastardi, humanity must live in the mountains?

March 12th, 2012 · No Comments

Joe Bastardi, who has a long record of dissembling truthiness and truthlessness when it comes to climate science issues, appeared on Fox News (yet again). Of of his comments has received much attention:
BASTARDI: CO2 cannot cause global warming. I’ll tell you why. It doesn’t mix well with the atmosphere, for one. For two, its specific [...]

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Tags: anti-science syndrome · climate delayers · climate zombies · global warming deniers · truthiness