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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

Turning one’s back on science: the New Mexico derivative

September 18th, 2017 · Comments Off on Turning one’s back on science: the New Mexico derivative

In the name of science, school systems — state school boards typically — around the nation are working on science standards. Much is made, by many, of American education’s need to focus on STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) (and, often now, STEAM: Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics). For the moment, this is the opening for […]

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Tags: climate zombies · SciComm · science · Science Communication · science denial

For @NASA, @RealDonaldTrump proposes #climate #science denier

September 2nd, 2017 · Comments Off on For @NASA, @RealDonaldTrump proposes #climate #science denier

In another Friday dump, Team Trump’s choice for NASA:Representative Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), a true climate zombie.  Here is material from his statement that called on President Obama to cut climate science funding to move it to weather research.   global temperatures stopped rising 10 years ago. False. This is such classic twisted denial that Skeptical Science created […]

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Tags: climate zombies · Trump · Trump Administration

.@EPAScottPruitt rejects basic science: is there media normalizing

March 9th, 2017 · 2 Comments

When it comes to climate science, Donald Trump arrogantly shows his total lack of intellectual curiosity and disdainfully rejects the world’s leading scientists’ and scientific institutions conclusion that  climate change is real humanity is driving this change this is creating serious risks Science denial isn’t isolated to the Oval Office, it is one of the […]

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Tags: climate change · climate zombies · Energy · EPA · science · Trump Administration

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

“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

“Believe it or not, it is true”: A musical interlude on climate change (denial)

June 18th, 2014 · Comments Off on “Believe it or not, it is true”: A musical interlude on climate change (denial)

Communicating on science is difficult in American society. Tackling that communication in the face of concerted efforts to undermine science is an even more difficult challenge. Effective teachers use a variety of methods to communicate with their students, seeking to find ways to communicate to all of the seven types of learning.  For aural, we’re […]

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Tags: climate zombies · 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