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OCO-2 is only a little thing, about 6 ft long, 3 ft in diameter, and less than half a ton in weight (NASA/JPL-Caltech, artist’s conception). It will be harder to deny the existence of climate change now that NASA has successfully launched Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2. A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket from Vandenberg Air […]
Bill Day gives us this thought on political speech and the warming world of today. Thanks, Bill, and thanks to Boycott Fox News Advertisers on Facebook for passing the cartoon along from politicususa.com!
Last week something rare and extraordinarily positive occurred on American television. Fortunately, through YouTube and 350.org, the rest of the world got to see it too. “Something positive?” a critic questions. “If climate change is as bad as you tree-hugger people claim it is, how can anything about it be positive?” The phenomenon tends to […]
I don’t understand why a state would outlaw climate change. North Carolina is on the sea and if the water levels rise it would kill their tourism industry. Which in return would almost bankrupt the state. A lot of people go to the beaches in the state for vacations and spend tons of money there.
If you follow climate science and global warming denial (two different things, of course), you are familiar with Patrick Michaels. Even if you don’t follow these things, there’s a good chance you’ve seen him on TV or seen him quoted in the mass media. He’s sort of the top go-to guy when the unbalanced […]
Peter Sinclair has a new “Climate Denial Crock of the Week” video up. It’s another great one, of course. It’s on the crock that we have a mini ice age coming, something only the most extreme climate science deniers and media outlets (ahem, FOX News) seem to find intelligent to claim. Here’s the video: Here’s […]
Climate scientists and communicators got together to come up with a list of 2011’s biggest climate B.S.-spewers recently. B.S. standing for Bad Science, of course. Here’s the full list, via Climate Progress: by Peter Gleick The Earth’s climate continued to change during 2011 – a year in which unprecedented combinations of extreme weather events […]
What an ingenious way to show the difference between how global warming deniers look at temperature trends versus how climate scientists look at the info (h/t Climate Denial Crock of the Week): I also always love this one from Skeptical Science, too: Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) land-only surface temperature data (green) with linear […]
Some Virginia Residents Think Oceans Aren't Rising, & Heckling Planners Who Are Trying to Protect Them
The story below immediately made me think of the classic global warming denial cartoon above, and the one below is a good fit too. The story: a number of Virginia residents duped into believing global warming is a hoax are pissed off about local planners changing zoning codes based on growing flood threats. “A […]
Good question, and good answer, from Australian journalism student Matt Bush has an excellent piece on the horrid reporting around “Climategate 2.0.” Here’s the intro as a taster: Did you hear about this Climategate 2.0 bullshit? Why are journalists not getting fired for all this ridiculously irresponsible misreporting? Over the last couple of days, we’ve been […]
Another fun one I found on Climate Progress (click to enlarge):
One more excellent post from Skeptical Science this week that I just had to repost in full. Tellin’ it like it is: by dana1981 A number of climate not-so-skeptics have recently been exploiting global sea level data in their latest attempt to hide the incline. Skeptical Science readers will be very familiar with the tactics […]
First of all, if you don’t know who Lord Monckton is, he’s a global warming denier who can even make some deniers look like sane people. Skeptical Science has put together a nice summary and debunking of his many climate science myths. He’s also the guy picture above and featured in the video below. (Note: the House of Lords really has told him to stop using the title ‘Lord’ and identifying himself with the House.)
Anyway, check. this. one. out:
Forget “left-versus-right.” Or even arguments over taxes. The centerpiece of our current Phase Three of the American Civil War is the all-out campaign to discredit science.
There are a lot of good videos out there on global warming and climate change, and solutions to them. Sometimes, though, I have a hard time finding the one I’m looking for. So, I thought I’d create a piece with all the best global warming and climate change videos I know of (and I’ll add to it as new ones are created).
1 of 3 videos provided from the Climate Reality project after 24 Hours of Climate Reality is below, an excellent expose on how the climate change denial ‘movement’ is following in the footsteps of the tobacco is good for you movement (narrated by Bill Nye). Check it out:
Love this piece by Chris Mooney of Desmog Blog on Rick Perry’s ridiculous assumption that climate science deniers are like Galileo (I’ve written similar replies in the comments of our posts several times over the years), so reposting it in full here:
For what I think is the 7th time, independent review has found that Dr. Michael Mann’s work is completely scientifically sound and that climate gate was only a crime in that someone broke in and stole over a decade’s worth of emails (and then someone else used them to try to frame climate scientists.. and quite successfully did so.)
I saw news of a ridiculous sort this morning when scanning the headlines. The whole mountain of science concluding that climate change was happening and was a great concern for humanity got a hole blown through it due to findings from a new study. Of course, this is far, far, far, far from the case. But, unfortunately, due to an all-too-commonly copied trail of disinformation, thousands upon thousands of people probably think so now. It is a disgrace that this sort of thing can happen in a supposedly “advanced” society. First off, the trail:
I never get political on Facebook, but I need to comment about Al Gore’s Rolling Stone article…
Good global weirding (aka climate change, global warming) stories from the past week or so:
I shared this video as part of another post the other day, but it is a truly excellent video, so I wanted to feature it in its own post. The video was created about a month and a half ago, but as long as completely ridiculous understandings of climate science, climate scientists, and “climategate” prevail, it will be relevant… Check it out!
Tom Toles creates some of the best climate change and political cartoons I’ve seen. He’s a Pullitzer-Prize winning cartoonist who works for the Washington Post. After the “1,000,000th email [in a day] complaining that [he’s] not fair to the Republicans” following a recent cartoon of his (above), Toles wrote the following (a great post on global warming denial and Republicans)
The LA Times and Washington Post aren’t the only major media outlets that are starting to tear into the Republican party and other global warming deniers for their absolute rejection of science. USA Today, which I think has really turned things around in recent years and has some of the best climate change coverage of any major newspaper company, had an excellent editorial on the matter recently, one that compares climate science deniers to “birthers” (the folks who didn’t and maybe still don’t believe that Obama was born in the United States).
When a totally false scandal breaks out based on a clear crime (breaking into, stealing, and publishing portions of scientist’s emails in a way as to frame them) and climate scientists are the victims, the media and public jump all over it (in completely the wrong way).
When, however, one of climate deniers’ prize reports is found to have been largely plagiarized (not to mention seriously flawed), no one seems to care.
As you may (or may not) have heard, the Wegman Report, a key report attacking the “hockey stick graph” and leading climate scientists, in general, was found to be based on plagiarized material (and was also found to be seriously flawed, scientifically).
Brian Merchant of TreeHugger thought he was just picking up one story when he wrote about a hard-core climate denier who turned into a climate realist recently. The “convert” acknowledged, despite once believing in the major climate science conspiracies, that once you look into the matter in depth, there’s no doubting the problem — “I was defeated by facts,” D.R. Tucker said. (Audio interview of Tucker below.)
However, after some feedback from readers, Merchant has decided to do a little series on climate change converts like Tucker. To start with, here’s a video of one actual climate scientist who describes how he changed from probably healthy skepticism to understanding that this is really the issue it is made out to be:
I know how frustrating and disheartening it can be discussing climate science and politics with a so-called climate skeptics. I get comments from them on Planetsave daily (although, my guess is a lot of them aren’t actually human). Furthermore, though, I’ve got a good friend who is one. He’s caught up on conspiracy theory communities that spout climate change misinformation as some of their conspiracy theories (and don’t get me wrong, I believe a number of conspiracy theories, but the idea that thousands of climate scientists around the world are tricking the public for money or to create a “one world government” is not one of them).
Anyway, when I ran across this article on a climate skeptic who came around after actually researching the topic, it gave me a bit of hope for humanity and even some of the most die-hard climate skeptics.
I’ve been keeping up with a number of the stories hinted at in the headline above but have yet to comment on them. Truthfully, it’s hard to keep up. There seems to be another huge story on these topics every time I turn around, and they get more and more creepy/concerning. Where to start this […]
Here’s a great cartoon from Matt Bors of The Free Press. Funny, but also sad. h/t Climate Progress Related Cartoons: Fox News Serving Up Climate Skepticism Earth is an Oil-Coal-holic The Republican Triple Threat Global Warming — What If It’s a Big Hoax Here Comes Trouble Related Stories: Snow Will Fall Despite Climate Change Why […]
We announced an opportunity to win two great books, Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth and Water Matters: Why We Need to Act Now to Save Our Most Critical Resource one month ago today. A number of dedicated greenies and interested people entered the contest and commented on the article telling us […]