climate change denial

Caution: Now Entering The "Years Of Living Dangerously"

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

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Republican Presidential Candidates Win Climate B.S. of the Year Award

  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

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Global Warming Trend vs Global Warming Variation (Cute Dog Video)

  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

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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

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Who Are the Real Skeptics?

Good question, and good answer, fromΒ 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

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Hilarious Video: Lord Monckton Punked

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:

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Hide the Decline! {VIDEO}

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!

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Cartoonist Tom Toles Slams Republican Global Warming Deniers

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 β€œ1,000,000th 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)

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USA Today: Climate Science Deniers are Like "Birthers"

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).

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Why Is the World Not Freaking Out about a Major, Plagiarized Global Warming Denial Report?

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).

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Climate Skeptic (& Republican) Who Learned the Facts..

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.

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Unprecedented Attack on Progressive Blogs, Bloggers, Democracy, Journalists, and Their Families

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

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Climate Denial Right Wing Noise Machine Goes After Mark Hertsgaard, Hertsagaard Responds

Of course, after Mark Hertsgaard and others put the pressure on climate cranks such as Senator James (global warming is a hoax) Inhofe last week (see:Β Hertsgaard Nails Inhofe, Oil Lobbyists [Amazing Video Interviews] andΒ HOT Author Mark Hertsgaard & Others Interrogating Climate Cranks this Week [VIDEO]), the global warming denial and right wind noise machine had

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