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Townhalls unpleasant for @HouseGOP as constituents challenge them on #climate #science

April 12th, 2017 · No Comments

Much has been made of how Republicans, writ large (not universally, but a very large share) have been avoiding face-to-face encounters with their constituents — their massively frustrated, angry, scared constituents.  In many places in the country, billboards have gone up questioning whether their Representative will ever show up to have an honest engagement with their […]

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Oklahoma desperately needs @JimInhofe’s snowballs

February 14th, 2017 · Comments Off on Oklahoma desperately needs @JimInhofe’s snowballs

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

A call to journalists: treat #climate like a #sex scandal

December 30th, 2015 · 1 Comment

This guest post from Dean Baker provides a different perspective on inadequate media discussion and coverage of climate change issues.  In short, Dean reminds us that journalists do know how to dig to the bottom of a story and how to pressure politicians.  He asks media outlets and journalists to treat climate change with, at […]

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Tags: climate change · climate delayers · climate zombies · Congress · global warming deniers · guest post · journalism · Washington Post

Climate reality debunking

December 22nd, 2015 · 1 Comment

Debunking deceit is difficult business. Among other things: Deceit and dishonesty is easier than thoughtful, substantive, truthful engagement. As Winston Churchill put it, “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” People simply don’t have the capacity (think time and luxury of deep consideration) to […]

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Marie (@JudithCurry) Antoinette’s solution to #Climate #heatwaves + #EnergyPoverty: “Let them buy air conditioners”

July 2nd, 2015 · 3 Comments

Sometimes comedians come too close to the truth. There are people who, it seems, truly thinks that the “solution” for climate change is something like Futurama’s ice cubes into the sea … Absurd, no? Well aligned with what climate science tells us will be happening with increasing frequency, there are a number of regions that […]

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Tags: catastrophic climate change · climate change · climate delayers · Energy · environmental · Global Warming

Pontiff going #UFC on #Climate Change

June 14th, 2015 · Comments Off on Pontiff going #UFC on #Climate Change

This Thursday, the Vatican will release the Papal Encyclical “Laudato si’, on the care of our common home”. Pope Francis’ decision to take such a serious stance on climate change (on the need to take action seriously to protect our common heritage, to protect the poorest among us, and to protect our common future) could […]

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“Where’s the Global Warming?” thought Buffalonian; then they looked at a map

November 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment

The continental United States has been slammed by cold temperatures and it is difficult to escape images of Buffalo’s massive snowfall. When there is a big snowstorm, climate science deniers gleefully crow “Where’s Global Warming” and otherwise in a way that resonates with (sadly, too large) a segment of the population and is gleefully played […]

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

@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 […]

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

“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 […]

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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 […]

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