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Have you ever asked: “How do people reject climate science?”

September 6th, 2012 · Comments Off on Have you ever asked: “How do people reject climate science?”

This guest post comes from John Cook, University of Queensland and was originally published at The Conversation. In a previous article on The Conversation, Stephan Lewandowsky asked, why do people reject science? I’m going to take a slightly different angle and consider how people are able to reject climate science in the face of strong […]

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Tags: climate delayers · climate zombies · global warming deniers · guest post · science

Obama-Biden campaign awakening to climate change as political issue?

September 3rd, 2012 · 10 Comments

For too long, the Democratic Party “machine” has been eerily silent when it comes to the scientific consensus on climate change and the risks that catastrophic climate chaos creates for America and Americans. While much has been said and heard on ‘clean energy’ and ‘green jobs’, the words “climate change” and “global warming” have almost […]

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Tags: 2012 Presidential Election · climate change · environmental · Global Warming · Obama Administration · republican party · science

“Weather Gone Wild”: Weather Channel soft porn? No, thoughtful National Geographic article …

August 15th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Have to say that “Weather Gone Wild” sounds all too close to tasteless (and discomfitting) late-night advertising during repeats of old B movies on obscure cable channels (happily not seen for a long time).  This could easily be the title for much of The Weather Channel’s programming.  In fact, this is the cover story and […]

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Tags: climate change · environmental · Global Warming · journalism · science

For society, ignorance doesn’t lead to bliss: “Science society cannot afford to ignore.”

August 6th, 2012 · Comments Off on For society, ignorance doesn’t lead to bliss: “Science society cannot afford to ignore.”

This guest post by Michael Mann comes courtesy of The Daily Climate which is a non-profit news service covering climate change issues. James Hansen’s latest findings linking extreme weather to climate change is science society cannot afford to ignore. The first scientist to alert Americans to the prospect that human-caused climate change and global warming […]

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Tags: Global Warming · guest post · science

Speaking of Sea-Level Rise. Or, “Mom, don’t you know what I do for a living?”

July 6th, 2012 · 2 Comments

At the second annual Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) meeting on the military and climate change,  John Englander gave a lunch-time talk based on his forthcoming book on sea-level rise: High-Tide on Main Street. Englander tried to structure his presentation as “non-partisan”, stating that his book aimed to reach people who might be ‘turned off’ by […]

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Tags: catastrophic climate change · climate change · science

Taking time for a survey …

June 1st, 2012 · Comments Off on Taking time for a survey …

There are so many studies out there, so many surveys … most of the time, I don’t take them but here is one that is worth the time.    Researchers at the University of Western Australia want people who visit sites like this to take a quick survey (about 10 min.). The survey focuses on […]

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Tags: research · science

Get Your Own Climate Hockey Stick …

April 4th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Want to prod an anti-science syndrome sufferer into a vitriolic rampage, utter two words: “hockey stick”. And, want to see them turn red, add two more words: “Michael Mann”. Simply put, Dr. Michael Mann’s work on reconstructing temperature records using multiple sources provided a very telling demonstration of how (rapidly mounting) modern temperatures were entering […]

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Tags: anti-science syndrome · science

Cherry Blossoms: Another Global Warming Canary …

March 15th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Amid all the screaming signs about Global Warming’s increasingly serious impact on the world around us and on human civilizations future prospects, the ‘luxury’ symbolic canaries in the coal mine always create mixed emotions.  Global Warming’s threat to  skiing (and declining viable Winter Olympics locations), and to wine making and bourbon and beer and chocolate  and  maple syrup and […]

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Tags: climate change · environmental · journalism · science · Washington Post

Climate change science: a simple table

February 20th, 2012 · 25 Comments

There is a strong scientific consensus supporting the scientific Theory of Global Warming and these key points: There is warming Humanity is contributing to that warming This warming could create significant harm. While scientific “debate” always continued and there are debates over many elements within and around climate science (How fast will the Arctic Ice […]

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Tags: climate change · science

Climate Scientist Empathy for Climate-Denier Heartland Institute’s travails …

February 17th, 2012 · 3 Comments

In light of Heartland Institute’s inadvertently sending out a hundred pages of internal confidential documents, which lay out their budget and name many of their otherwise anonymous Corporate contributors (but not their major ‘anonymous donor’), seven leading climate scientists have sent Heartland an open letter expressing sympathy for the challenges of having seemingly private material […]

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Tags: climate change · science