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Sarah Palin likely can see smoke from her porch. Does she understand that where there’s smoke, there’s likely climate change fire?

May 27th, 2014 · Comments Off on Sarah Palin likely can see smoke from her porch. Does she understand that where there’s smoke, there’s likely climate change fire?

An area of Alaska larger than Chicago is in flames, 1000s of people are evacuated, with 100s of homes threatened. What are we to make of this fire? After all, fires occur in nature and Alaska has had its share in the past. As Larry Lazar put it in an email to me, While the […]

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Tags: climate change

Somewhere Between Falsehoods and Science, Fred Hiatt finds truth?

December 10th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Within journalism, there is a real challenge. Are there, truly, two sides to every issue? Should all voices be treated equally? Do journalists have a responsibility to assess statements for truthfulness or is the job simply to be a transcriber and “reporter” of whatever is told to them? How can one be “objective”, be “honest”, […]

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Tags: Global Warming · global warming deniers · journalism · Washington Post

If flat earthers had unlimited funds, would we fly around the globe?

December 9th, 2009 · 2 Comments

If the people that believed the moon landing was staged on a movie lot had access to unlimited money from large carbon polluters or some other special interest who wanted to confuse people into thinking that the moon landing didn’t take place, I’m sure we’d have a robust debate about it right now. This is […]

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Tags: Al Gore · climate change · climate delayers · environmental · Global Warming · global warming deniers · politics

Fred Hiatt jumps the shark in dragging Washington Post into the sewers: Publishes Sarah Palin OPED contradicted by links within the OPED

December 8th, 2009 · 15 Comments

As someone weaned on the Watergate-era Washington Post, The Washington Post opinion section has  been abysmal in its ‘faux and balanced’ nature in recent years. And, it is sinking to a new low in its fostering of a ClimateGate era. Post Editorial Page Editor Fred Hiatt’s utter disdain for truthful discourse has been evidenced not […]

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Tags: climate change · climate delayers · energy efficiency · George Will · Global Warming · global warming deniers · government energy policy · journalism · truthiness · Washington Post

Sarah Palin’s zombie charm …

December 3rd, 2009 · 14 Comments

Sarah “Energy Exert” Palin has weighed in on ClimateGate, using Facebook to jump in with her perspective on SwiftHack.  Let’s take a moment to parse this statement.

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Tags: Energy

Palin goes rogue with counter-factual statements

November 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment

We should acknowledge benefits to Sarah Palin’s continued prominence in American society and political discussion. If nothing else, Palin opening her mouth is a jobs program to keep fact checkers busy at work. Her truthiness-laden Going Rogue should have us all going rouge (red) faced with frustration at the her page-after-page liberties with truth and […]

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Tags: Energy · energy bookshelf · environmental · Global Warming · global warming deniers · politics

Sarah “Energy Expert” Palin: Ready to lead America away from science and back into the past

July 14th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Amid many astounding and bizaare themes of the 2008 election, one of the most absurd came from the Republican Party’s determined efforts to cast Sarah Palin as one of the nation’s top energy experts. Putting aside the 10,000s (if not 100,000s or even millions) of Americans who are more knowledgeable of energy issues, Palin demonstrated […]

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Tags: Energy

8000 words says it all …

October 6th, 2008 · 2 Comments

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, what is the value of these eight images when pieced together?

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Tags: 2008 presidential campaign · 2008 Presidential Election · Energy

Palin energy deception on national TV … again

October 3rd, 2008 · 3 Comments

During the Vice Presidential debate, Sarah “Energy Expert” Palin continued to demonstrate either her fundamental ignorance about energy realities or her fervent desire to mislead as many American voters as possible with half-truths and un-truths. We’ll put aside the whole question of Sarah’s dealings with oil companies and the national gas pipeline and the problems […]

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Tags: Energy

VP Debate: Bi-Partisan Romancing of Clean Coal

October 2nd, 2008 · 5 Comments

If we are going to take serious steps to change our reckless drive over the cliffs, in a sad version of Thelma & Louise but in a belching hummer rather than sexy convertible, we have to get serious about facts. And, well, the fact is that “Clean Coal” is not fact , it is powerpoint […]

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Tags: coal · emissions · Energy · environmental