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Stupid Goes Viral: The Climate Zombies of the New GOP

September 5th, 2010 · 5 Comments

R L Miller comes to the table with thoughtful, informed, insightful, and passionate writing. This guest post highlights the anti-science syndrome suffering hatred of a livable economic system that is prevalent in the new wave of Republican candidates for Congress. An utter disdain for science, openly using truthiness-laden talking points that are simply false. To […]

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Tags: anti-science syndrome · climate delayers · environmental · Global Warming · global warming deniers · republican party

What happens when all the canaries are dead?

May 20th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Among the latest front, yet another (strong) piece of evidence of the cascading impacts of climate change on eco-systems around the world and the global eco-system’s ability to sustain modern human civilization, scientists have laid out how Lake Tanganyika is heating at an unprecedented rate (at least of 1500 years of scientific analysis) and that […]

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Tags: Energy

US C.O.C. thinks we’re suckers

September 29th, 2009 · 3 Comments

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has been working hard to water down and delay government action on climate change.  Their work seems, consistently, to be representative of their Global Warming denier board member Don Blankenship rather than members like Nike, who have issued strong statements about climate change. U.S. C.O.C.’s counterproductive truthiness on Climate Change […]

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Tags: climate change

Twitting Claire

June 30th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) loves Twitter. And, on more than one occasion, her off-the-cuff comments have caused some uproar. Not the excited notes from a sports fan (shared her same sentiments at that one), but off-hand comments about major policy issues that suggest potentially recklessly shallow understanding of critical issues. After the House voted to […]

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Tags: climate change · climate legislation · Congress · democrats · Global Warming · waxman-markey

Paying attention to “friends”

April 14th, 2009 · 3 Comments

To many in the climate ‘blogosphere’, myself not excepted, the siren’s call of tackling global warming denial, of deceitful astroturf “studies” distorting the situation, and of shoddy ‘faux and balanced’ reporting in the nation’s newspapers of record can eat up too much of our attention. We must pay attention to what is actually going on […]

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Tags: carbon dioxide · Congress · democrats · electricity · emissions · Energy · energy efficiency · energy smart · environmental · Global Warming · government energy policy · politics · pollution

Wall Street Meltdown and a melting globe: a reprise …

September 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment

Global Warming, it is said, offers perhaps both the greatest challenge humanity has ever faced and perhaps the greatest opportunity we’ve ever had. Either we will figure out how to transform society, to a prosperous and sustainable path, or we will fail to do so with dire consequences. When it comes to Global Warming and […]

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Tags: 2008 presidential campaign · 2008 Presidential Election · Energy

Bubbling our way to catastrophe …

May 7th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Oscillating between pessimistic optimism (or optimistic pessimism), there are so many reasons to be hopeful for change. Amazing technologies. Increasing awareness. McSUV sales plummeting. Political leaders taking forthright stands. Optimism. Reality can strike hard, ambusing surging optimism with reasons for dire concern. Today’s Chicago Tribune had a story of bubbling catastrophe … Sergei Zimov waded […]

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Tags: Energy

Global Warming Legislation: What matters?

February 14th, 2008 · 8 Comments

Energy and Global Warming are complex, multifaceted, deep subjects. They are beyond the ability of any single person to totally master. And, a great challenge to those focused on them is seeking how to communicate, in a meaningful way, to those who don’t have the ability to dedicate huge chunks of time to learning about […]

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Tags: cap and trade · climate change · Congress · emissions · environmental · Global Warming · government energy policy · lieberman-warner · politics

Republicans vote Global Warming? New Hampshire? Michigan?

January 13th, 2008 · 12 Comments

Of the Republican pack fighting over the scraps for the Republican nomination for President, only John McCain chose to speak about Global Warming in New Hampshire.  And, according to Time Magazine, Global Warming was one of eight keys to New Hampshire, with that being the only substantive issue.   And, it seems quite possible that hot […]

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Tags: cap and trade · Global Warming · politics

Did hot weather assure McCain’s New Hampshire victory?

January 11th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Time for some speculation. Interesting speculation perhaps, but speculation. Did John McCain win New Hampshire due to Republican primary voters’ Global Warming concerns?

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Tags: Global Warming · politics · Uncategorized