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The Climate of Climate in the 2018 election

January 29th, 2018 · No Comments

For many election cycles, those aware of the serious nature of climate change (and the opportunities acting to mitigate it will create) have advocated for greater political discussion of climate change. In the 2008 presidential election, in part due to a dedicated effort to ask questions of candidates in key primaries, ‘climate’ seemed — at […]

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Tags: 2018 Election · climate change · politics

Democratic Party candidates speaking climate

December 14th, 2017 · Comments Off on Democratic Party candidates speaking climate

For too long, such a high share of political candidates were (near) silent when it came to climate change that it was simpler to mention the few who ‘talked climate’ as, sadly, Climate Hawks were few and far between. Seriously, this is changing. In Virginia, quite a few of the new House of Delegates candidates […]

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Tags: climate change · climate hawk · Climate Hawks · political symbols · politics · VA10

Are “VSP” political advisors waking up to #climate as political issue?

March 29th, 2016 · Comments Off on Are “VSP” political advisors waking up to #climate as political issue?

For a decade, at least, many closing tracking climate issues in the United States have advocated that — regretfully in many ways — climate was/is a serious wedge issue that does not distinguish the two major parties but which could have impact in swaying voters toward those candidates aligned with scientists and scientific understanding.  This […]

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Politi-“fact” vs truth: challenges in fact checking climate statements

February 16th, 2016 · Comments Off on Politi-“fact” vs truth: challenges in fact checking climate statements

Senator Bernie Sanders, amid the Democratic Presidential primary, has had strong words about Republican presidential candidates and climate change.  Amid discussions of the (distorting) influence of interest group financing in politics during the 3 Feb debate with Secretary/Senator Clinton, Sanders said Do you think there’s a reason why not one Republican has the guts to recognize […]

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Tags: political symbols · politics

The power of translation: @BarackObama’s #climate anger emerging

April 26th, 2015 · Comments Off on The power of translation: @BarackObama’s #climate anger emerging

As part of President Barak Obama’s speech at the White House Correspondent’s dinner, as part of his speech (full video), the President introduced his anger translator who expressed — forcefully — perspectives that many in the reality-based community feel (and believe are pent up in many) and wish were part of the general and open dialogue […]

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Tags: barack obama · catastrophic climate change · climate change · Global Warming · global warming deniers · Obama Administration · political symbols · politics · President Barack Obama

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: climate change · Global Warming · politics

The President’s Climate Speech: Everyone will exaggerate costs, understate benefits

June 25th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Today, the President will be giving a speech at Georgetown University on climate change issues, with announcements of initiatives that will be taken leveraging the powers of the Administrative Branch because the Congress is unable (and, to a large extent, unwilling) to take meaningful action to address climate change: whether mitigation or adaptation. There are […]

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Tags: analysis · climate change · Obama Administration · political symbols · politics · President Barack Obama

Today’s GOP: Pale, Male, Stale, and addicted to the Tall Tale

November 7th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Today’s core GOP (accurately called the Grand Obstructionist Party) can be easily summarized as: Pale Male Stale, and Addicted to the Tall Tale. The first three are quite well understood and are a key part of the chattering class analysis about the reasons for Republican Party failures yesterday and their inevitable failures in elections to […]

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OFA asked for feedback … In three words: End Climate Silence!

October 22nd, 2012 · 1 Comment

Obama for America (OFA), the Obama-Biden reelection effort, asked for feedback in an email likely sent to millions.  I expect that many provided substantive feedback.  Below the fold is mine.

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Tags: 2012 Presidential Election · barack obama · Global Warming · Obama Administration · politics · President Barack Obama

President Obama speaks re climate, crowd cheers, ‘The Village’ notices

September 7th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Last night, in his speech at Charlotte, the President spoke directly to climate issues. With a direct slap at Mitt Romney’s sad climate joking to anti-science cheering, the President said: And yes, my plan will continue to reduce the carbon pollution that is heating our planet – because climate change is not a hoax. More […]

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Tags: 2012 Presidential Election · climate change · environmental · Global Warming · Obama Administration · political symbols · politics · President Barack Obama