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Day after blunt takedown of #climate deceivers, @WashingtonPost gives soapbox (again) to one of them

September 19th, 2016 · No Comments

The Washington Post devoted a full page of the Sunday Outlook section to Pulitzer winner Tom Toles’ and Nobel Prize (sharer) Dr. Michael Mann’s Deniers club: Meet the people clouding the climate change debate which provides nine clarion examples of people who have “stalled action with a campaign of deliberate misinformation”. One of those nine, ‘The Smiling […]

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Tags: bjorn lomborg · Washington Post

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

Shhh … when it comes to #weather/#climate links, nothing to be seen here (@WashingtonPost edition)

December 27th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Shhh … there is nothing to be seen here. Even with perhaps the nation’s top political cartoonist on climate change, Tom Toles, and the excellent climate/energy/science reporting of the likes of Chris Mooney, article after article in The Washington Post discussing ‘weird weather’ in the DC area and elsewhere goes with nary a mention of […]

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Tags: climate change · environmental · journalism · media · Washington Post · weather

Growing Dutch Electric Vehicle fleet not driving Rotterdam coal use

November 28th, 2015 · No Comments

an electric car is a relatively low-polluting vehicle today and will be even less polluting tomorrow. A simple truth upfront: All things being equal, electric vehicles (EVs) reduce pollution loads. Now, there are many caveats and corollaries to this truism. For example, Better to reduce transport requirements (build/live in walkable communities; telecommute; etc …) than […]

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Tags: coal · electric vehicles · electricity · emissions · Washington Post

Unpublished Letters: Solution to Ukraine isn’t “Drill, Baby, Drill” to “Pollute, Baby, Pollute”

March 23rd, 2014 · 5 Comments

WarrenS has taken on an admirable resolution: to send a letter to the editor (LTE) (or, well, a major politician) every single day, on the critical issues of climate change and energy. This discusses his approach and here is an amusing ‘template’ to for rapid letter writing. Now, I have always written letters and even had many […]

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Tags: Energy · unpublished letters · Washington Post

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 […]

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

Fiscal Cliff molehill vs Climate Cliff crevice

December 31st, 2012 · 4 Comments

The Washington Post’s Tom Toles well deserved the Pulitzer Prize that he won 22 years ago. And, since then, Toles has regularly demonstrated why he should be in the running for another one year after year … as per yesterday. As with so many other of his cartoons, Toles demonstrates the power of an excellent […]

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Tags: climate change · Global Warming · political symbols · Post Watch · Washington Post

A Tale of Two Articles

November 12th, 2012 · No Comments

Two recent major Washington Post articles about urban planning and preparing for ‘Sandy-like’ events provided radically different views of the 21st century. While both 4 November’s “In a perfect storm” (Metro front page) and 5 November’s “In coast communities” (front page) highlighted the challenges for urban planners and politicians in expending (quite significant) resources to reduce […]

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Tags: climate change · Global Warming · journalism · unpublished letters · Washington Post

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

Is corrected online graphic enough? WashPost Cost-to-Buy vs Cost-to-Own fail

March 11th, 2012 · No Comments

On Friday, 9 March 2012, The Washington Post front page had a prominent article laying out a case for ridiculing the Department of Energy for awarding an “affordability prize” to a $50 light bulb. The article laid out how the bulb was so expensive to purchase and discussed how that purchase price would deter people […]

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Tags: Energy · energy efficiency · journalism · lighting · Washington Post