There are multiple factors fostering climate denial/skepticism and a raft of truthiness laden arguments and shaky assertions (repeated time and time again, no matter the evidence proving them wrong) leveraged by science denialists against climate science. Amid them is one that, in some ways, reflects humanity’s basic wonder at the immensity, scope, and wonder of […]
April 8th, 2015 · Comments Off on Yes, we are significant enough to impact the Earth …
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October 19th, 2014 · Comments Off on A hero has passed. He will RIP only if we take up his mantle.
You are likely aware that the Bush-Cheney Administration put a fossil-foolish lobbyist in a position to edit and change material like Federal government climate change reports. The man — the whistle-blower — who brought this to our attention: Rick Piltz. From 1995-2005 he held senior positions in the Coordination Office of the U.S. Global Change […]
July 11th, 2014 · 1 Comment
November 14th, 2012 · 5 Comments
President Obama held a press conference earlier today. Perhaps due to coming from a city still reeling from a climate disruption fed disaster, Hurricane Sandy, the New York Times White House reporter asked a strong question on climate change. Here is Mark Landler‘s interaction with President Obama: PRESIDENT OBAMA: Just going to knock through a […]
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October 29th, 2012 · 6 Comments
Like billions of others around the world in recent years and this year, Americans have been experiencing “unprecedented” after “unprecedented” weather event. Along with my neighbors, in the Washington, DC, area, I have yet again battened down the hatches for an “unprecedented weather event” (Snowcapolyse, Derecho, Heat Waves, …) that has offices closed, kids home […]
January 12th, 2012 · 1 Comment
As the American ‘traditional’ media seems fixated on asserting that “labor” supports the Keystone XL pipeline, it seems oblivious to the reality that America’s labor movement now has some of the most thoughtful voices about how to address climate change challenges to foster a stronger social stability (including higher employment) while reducing our carbon impacts. […]
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January 3rd, 2012 · 1 Comment
In 2008, one of the little acknowledged political subtexts was how significantly global warming played in the Republican primary process. Both independently and as part of organizational efforts, individuals asked questions at events (and on street corners) and many events had signs about voters’ concerns over the need for climate change action. John McCain stood […]
February 28th, 2011 · Comments Off on Have you reached this point?
Mike Tidwell, impassioned director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, crossed a Rubicon. Faced with weather shocks knocking out electricity and Republican political ascendancy seeking to knock truth out of public discourse, Tidwell is “changing his life again.” As Mike put it in a Washington Post OPED today, I’m not a survivalist or an “end […]
October 31st, 2010 · 1 Comment
This guest post comes from the thoughtful DWG about a rally and a local Congressman … Last night, I had the privilege of seeing John Mellencamp perform in his hometown of Bloomington, Indiana. For those unfamiliar with Mellencamp, many of his songs focus on rural and urban decay and the people left in the wake. […]
October 31st, 2010 · Comments Off on Stupid Goes Viral: The Last Stand of the Climate Zombies?
R L Miller — building on tremendous work by Brad Johnson — has done a real service by seeking to track down every single Republican candidate for Federal Office to determine whether they agree with the science and believe in action (Climate Hawk / Hero), sort of agree with the science but don’t really do […]
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