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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 [...]

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

Reasons to apply a skeptical mindset to claims of disaster due to @EPA regulation …

June 2nd, 2014 · 1 Comment

With today’s roll-out of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidance for reducing coal-fired electricity plants carbon emissions, industry interests have been pressuring hard with efforts to undermine public support for EPA action.
Before heading further and in line with the Debunking Handbook, let us start with some basic truths about investing in climate mitigation.

Climate mitigation investments will have [...]

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Tags: Energy · Global Warming · Obama Administration · analysis · carbon dioxide · climate change · coal · environmental · government energy policy

Buried in @WhiteHouse staff report: Energy Information Administration planning for a 6C future

June 1st, 2014 · 4 Comments

The White House release a report yesterday heralding the All of the Above energy policy.  Entitled “The All-Of-The-Above Energy Strategy as a Path to Sustainable Economic Growth,” the document seeks to bask in expanded US oil and natural gas production while asserting that policies for energy efficiency and renewable energy are setting the stage for [...]

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Tags: Energy · Global Warming · Obama Administration · climate change · energy information administration · environmental

Whiplashed by weather?

April 16th, 2014 · No Comments

Drastic shifts in weather (from beautiful sunny skies to dark menacing ones, from t-shirt frisbee temperatures to parka-wearing cold, from …) are natural. Humanity, however, has been putting its figures on the scales of “natural”. As Bill McKibben so eloquently discussed 25 years ago in The End of Nature, due to fossil fuel [...]

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Tags: Global Warming · climate change · science

Democratic Senators to pull #Up4Climate all-nighter

March 9th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Monday night, the Democratic Party Senate leadership will take to the floor with speeches on climate change.
Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) has pledged in recent weeks to continue allowing time for anyone who wants to discuss the issue during the weekly Democratic caucus lunch or on the Senate floor. The format planned for [...]

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Tags: Global Warming · climate change · politics

Steer-ing the climate conversation to sanity re economic analysis

February 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment

Monday evening, the PBS’ Newshour hosted a segment on climate change issues building on Secretary of State John Kerry’s strong comments over the weekend equating climate change with weapons of mass destruction.
The science of climate change is leaping out at us like a scene from a 3-D movie. …
Terrorism, epidemics, poverty, the proliferation of weapons [...]

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Tags: Global Warming · Obama Administration · analysis · climate change · economics · government energy policy

“Humanity is altering Earth’s life support system …”

December 3rd, 2013 · No Comments

This video — transcript after the fold — calmly reviews with both data visualization and a rather disconcerting calm narration how “humanity is altering Earth’s life support system”.

The clock is ticking …
Note:  For an interesting approach to visualization, see the Carbon Atlas.

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Tags: Global Warming · Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change · catastrophic climate change · climate change · environmental · video

What does serious climate change look like?

November 13th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Erratic, with this guest post, made me think … Perhaps you will find it interesting as well.  And, well, perhaps you agree with me in hoping that “people” do / that humanity does “survive this bottleneck”.
In Ondaatje’s Running in the Family, the father describes a persistent delusion where his family is surrounded by a cloud of [...]

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

Oceans Acidifying at Fastest Rate in 300,000,000 years. Don’t Worry, Be Happy?

September 2nd, 2013 · No Comments

This is a guest post from a scientist who feels like FishOutOfWater when looking at America’s discourse over science issues, most notably climate change …
We may be slipping into one of the greatest mass extinctions in the history of the earth, but just how worried should we be?
The world’s oceans are turning acidic at what’s [...]

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Tags: Global Warming · Washington Post · climate change · environmental · guest post

“Snarky” Professor’s take on humor in climate communication

July 9th, 2013 · No Comments

As part of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), self-described “snarky” Professor Laurel Whitney gave the following presentation about leveraging humor in climate communication.
Professor Whitney’s DeSmogBlog’s bio provides a window on her self-deprecating alternative approach to communications. Rather than emphasizing that she teaches “climate change issues” or such to university students,
she gets to depress aspiring freshman [...]

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Tags: Global Warming · climate change · science