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How are Trump & Coal the same? both pollute the commons, people hate them, and vast majorities want them gone

November 22nd, 2017 · 4 Comments

For the first time in history, green energy is now cheaper than black energy. The world now has a unique opportunity to create a world that runs entirely on green energy. With this reality in mind, Orsted (the Danish clean-energy firm formerly known as DONG (Danish Oil & Natural Gas)), chartered¬† the largest global survey […]

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Tags: ActOnClimate · China · climate change · Energy · Public Opinion

Capturing the nightmare of American politics: two exemplary graphs

January 17th, 2013 · Comments Off on Capturing the nightmare of American politics: two exemplary graphs

Harvard University’s Theda Skocpol just put out a serious look at the fight for a cap and trade bill in 2009-10 with an effort to draw lessons for environmental organizations (and others) for future action. As with essentially everything that Skocpol has ever published, there is much to be learned and think about from “Naming […]

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Tags: Obama Administration

Shallow deception in anti-Millenial study?

March 16th, 2012 · Comments Off on Shallow deception in anti-Millenial study?

Making the rounds of the nation’s ‘traditional media’, a “study” proving that America’s youth care less about the environment and ecology than their parents at the same age. Have to say, when I first saw the news headlines, I had an ‘aw s..t’ moment. Really not the best way to wake up in the morning. […]

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Tags: environmental

Bipartisan understanding of basic climate reality

February 28th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Despite the panoply of Republican political elite suffering from acute anti-science syndrome (Santorum, Gingrich, Inhofe), a basic reality: A majority of Americans (including a plurality of Republicans) understand that climate deniers are deceivers and disconnected from reality. Earlier today, the Brookings Institution released Belief in Global Warming on the Rebound: National Survey of American Public […]

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Tags: 746 · energy efficiency · Global Warming

Plurality of Americans rejecting disinformation campaign against clean energy prosperity

January 2nd, 2010 · 1 Comment

In the face of massively funded disinformation campaigns, with astroturf organizations like the “Americans Coalition for a Clean-Coal Economy (ACCCE), with Republican politician after politician aggressively misrepresenting information on the benefits of climate action, according to a recent AP/Stanford University poll, a plurality of Americans understands that action to mitigate catastrophic climate change will bring […]

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Tags: climate change · Energy · Global Warming · politics

Americans’ Christmas Eve wishes for a Clean Energy Future

December 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Hidden among the hustle and bustle of Americans’ preparations for Christmas, with snowstorms disrupting travel (and giving climate confusers another opportunity to proclaim “its cold and snowing today, therefore global warming isn’t real), the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) released poll results showing strong public support for clean energy and action on climate change. Strikingly, 82 […]

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Tags: climate change · Energy · Global Warming · politics · research

Washington Post washes its hands with passive voice re climate change confusion

December 22nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

The Washington Post / ABC News 13 Dec 09 poll had both some gloomy and some bright news when it comes to Americans’ perspectives about climate change and how/whether we should act in response to them. The Post/ABC poll and The Post‘s 18 Dec 09 reporting of it in On environment, Obama and scientists take […]

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Tags: anti-science syndrome · climate change · energy efficiency · George Will · Global Warming · global warming deniers · government energy policy

Large majority of Americans rejecting massively funded disinformation conspiracy

November 24th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Despite the $100s of millions (and likely more accurately, $billions) of resources expended on disinformation, mediocre reporting by the mass media, and the active embrace of falsehoods as part of political manipulation by many of a political party’s leadership, the vast majority of Americans adhere themselves to the basic facts that the globe is warming […]

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Tags: climate change · climate delayers · Global Warming · global warming deniers

Polling Science: taking lessons from doing it wrong

August 29th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Polling seems a national mania, able to get on the front-page of the newspaper, top of the news report, top of the pile for agenda-setting for (at least some) politicians.¬† Doing polling right is a serious and difficult challenge. All too often, for any number of reasons from shoddiness to intentional deceit, polling is done […]

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Tags: Energy

People seeing through McBlurring

October 26th, 2008 · Comments Off on People seeing through McBlurring

Bit by bit, certainly in time for the election, people are seeing through the McBlurring of the McCain-Pain disastrous concepts for a darker energy future. From a poll yesterday: The IL Sen. has opened up a sizeable lead on who would best manage U.S. energy policies. Obama leads 51-36%; one week ago, he led 45-40%. […]

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Tags: 2008 presidential campaign · 2008 Presidential Election · Energy