Bob Walker, a senior Trump adviser, says the new administration will slash funding for NASA to study climate change. He says half of all climate scientists doubt climate change is real.
Taking cues from Trump’s exhibitionist tirades, Republicans are ramping up the rhetoric against the EPA. A recent House Energy and Commerce Committee meeting was the latest venue for Republican ranting that climaxed in a condemnation of the Clean Power Plan as “un-American.” Janet McCabe, the EPA’s acting assistant administrator, was called as a witness to
The powerful new NextGen Climate political action committee today announced its 2014 strategy. It aims to win November races across the country where climate is on the ballot. NextGen supports candidates with strong records of accepting and planning for climate change. The organization has two primary goals: to prevent climate disaster, and to preserve American
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
Climate denial crock debunker Peter Sinclair has a great new video up on an emerging sea-level-rise hockey stick. Here’s an intro from Peter, followed by the video: “Since we have such an active community of armchair oceanographers and spreadsheet Glaciologists here, I thought it would be useful to speak to the real thing, the
OK, looks like it didn’t take me long to ad another climategate post. This is a shortie though, just sharing this totally awesome Potholer video on Climategate 2.0. Watch it & share it! h/t Climate Denial Crock of the Week
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).
This is a great piece by John Cook of Skeptical Science that I thought I should share (especially after going back & forth with a confused denier on email this week):
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!
Dr. Ray Bradley, one of the lead authors of the famous (and, to some, incorrectly infamous) study that included the “hockey stick” temperature graph, has spoken out about the harassment he’s received and attempt of some politicians to thwart scientific and societal promise.
Aside from the 73 or so stories we’ve covered in the past week, here are 13 more great green news stories I wanted to highlight (but didn’t have the time to…
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).
From our favorite climate denial de-crocker on the web, here’s another great video from him (recently updated). As he summarizes on Climate Denial Crock of the Week:
“For a lot of climate deniers, this is their penultimate argument, the master climate crock. They think it’s the stroke to end all arguments. It’s only the most outrageous and dishonest cherry pick of all time.”
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.
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
Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.) is dogged in his pursuit to expose global warming as the “largest hoax ever perpetrated on mankind” – even if he has to perpetrate a few hoaxes of his own to prove it. You’ve got to admire a man with such determination, to a point. And that point is where his
Other than all the big news we wrote about last week (click on our Global Warming or Science categories above), here are a number of climate science stories I thought were worth sharing: Climate Science Human Impact of Climate Change While many might think that environmentalists only want to protect the environment for its own
The video above is from last year, but you still hear this claim, even after the hottest year on record (2010) and despite the fact that the 12 hottest years on record have occurred since 1997. Shows you how far climate science disinformers are willing to go. Here’s a full repost on this from Peter
Other than what we’ve already covered, of course, here’s our weekly global weirding news link drop. A little more than normal given our extensive coverage of the mass bird and fish deaths that are occurring right now (and, thus, our inability to get to other important news). Coal prices soar as warmest sea surface temperatures
As I’ve covered on here twice recently, while it may be colder in parts of the U.S. and Europe, it is drastically warmer in the Arctic. In fact, the warming in the Arctic is likely causing the cooling in these regions. As I discussed before, think of it like this: if you open your refrigerator
Bring it on – time for climate scientists to engage A House Science and Technology subcommittee hearing scheduled for November 17 may be the last time in some time that climate science gets a supportive hearing in the House before Republicans take charge next year. Planned well before the midterm elections, the Hearing, called A