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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

A minute of changed #climate

September 29th, 2017 · No Comments

This graphical representation of our changed climate is tremendous, perhaps even meriting a visualization award …   Yet, … On watching and considering this, I had a dual reaction: Amazing, with lots of information packed … Which audience(s) would appreciate/be able to absorb this? Powerful @EssaysConcern #climate #science graphic sparks question: Where/with whom is this […]

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Tags: climate change · SciComm · science · Science Communication

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

The morning after Back-to-School: Six points to explain climate change

September 8th, 2017 · Comments Off on The morning after Back-to-School: Six points to explain climate change

Like 10s of millions of American parents, the month of September brings back to school night. Writ large, mine last night was what you can hope for: with one exception, what appear to be good to excellent teachers; positive statements about ‘the kids’ and atmosphere; and some positive feedback about your child.  Tensions issues related […]

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Tags: science · Science Communication

#Trump’s @EPA to #Flint: let the #bedbugs bite (to scientists: don’t study/mention #climate change)

September 5th, 2017 · 1 Comment

As if Trump weren’t bad enough, The United States is currently experiencing a nightmarish epidemic of disgusting blood sucking parasites, and no, I am not talking about our politicians.  There is a full blown bed bug epidemic happening all across America and it just seems to get worse with each passing year. What is Team […]

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Tags: EPA · global warming deniers · science · science denial · Trump Administration

Courtesy of Omics Online’s “Environment Pollution & Climate Change”: a ‘refutation’ of centuries of science & emergent requirement for massive sprinkers?

May 16th, 2017 · 3 Comments

Sometimes the jaw dropping moments break through the floor. For U.S. national security professionals (and, well, anyone associated with intelligence in the United States or any allies), Donald Trump’s blustering blabbering of extremely sensitive material to the Russians is causing lots of jaws to break lots of flooring.  (Perhaps a good time to be in […]

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Tags: #AlternativeFacts · anti-science syndrome · climate change · science

.@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

Facts out of context too often Truthiness (and really #AlternativeFacts): a quick @CurryJA example

March 6th, 2017 · 1 Comment

One of the most famous analytical quips: There are lies, damned lies, and statistics. Stephen Colbert’s addition of Truthiness to the English lexicon provides an umbrella concept for that old adage. And @TeamTrump’s and the @GOP base’s allegiance to #AlternativeFacts before reality is taking this to a whole new level. One aspect of such truthiness is to […]

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Tags: Energy · science · truthiness

#Science denial/confusion in the classroom: Sadly, not just a US problem.

February 9th, 2017 · Comments Off on #Science denial/confusion in the classroom: Sadly, not just a US problem.

Just as occurred (and, sigh, still occurs) with the tobacco industry, a key target of fossil fuel promoters is to sow confusion about the science related to fossil fuel pollution impacts (from climate change to mercury poisoning to …), the strength of the scientific consensus, and about the work of scientists (as individuals and as […]

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Tags: climate change · Education · science

When graded on curve, @RealDonaldTrump flunks #Science

September 26th, 2016 · Comments Off on When graded on curve, @RealDonaldTrump flunks #Science

For nearly a decade, an effort has existed to try to drive attention to science issues in the Presidential Debates. Regretfully, Science Debate has not succeeded in getting prime time debates focused on “STEM” (or STEAM or…) nor even many serious questions asked of candidates in debates. However, the effort has succeeded in getting written responses from […]

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Tags: 2016 Presidential Election · science