Some more key quotes from top NASA climate scientist, head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Dr. James Hansen from the video posted below: “It would be immoral to leave these young people with a climate system spiraling out of control.” “Global warming is already affecting people.” As covered here on Planetsave
Following up on a repost of Skeptical Science’s recent debunking of Richard Lindzen’s February London presentation, here’s a repost of a RealClimate debunking of one of Lindzen’s new slides/graphs. The debunking is by NASA climate scientist Gavin Schmidt: Misrepresentation from Lindzen Richard Lindzen is a very special character in the climate debate –
Guest commentary from Barry Bickmore (repost) via RealClimate. The Wall Street Journal posted yet another op-ed by 16 scientists and engineers, which even include a few climate scientists(!!!). Here is the editor’s note to explain the context. Editor’s Note: The authors of the following letter, listed below, are also the signatories of “No Need to Panic About Global Warming,” an op-ed that
Climate scientists are being hacked and attacked like there ain’t no tomorrow… really, like there ain’t no tomorrow. It’s a shame for humanity, but it also makes these climate scientists’ lives a lot harder and less enjoyable. Want to help out? The Climate Science Legal Defense Fund takes donations from people like you and me to
Top climate science news of the past day: Live Q&A with Climate Scientist Dr Michael Mann (TODAY) The UK’s Guardian is hosting a live question and answer with Dr. Michael Mann, one of the world’s leading climate scientists, today. To participate, head on over to Guardian post linked above at 4:00pm GMT (11am EST). Snowy
Dr. Michael Mann is one of the top climate scientists in the world. As such, Dr. Mann is also a top target of attack for global warming deniers threatened by the reality of global warming and climate change or fooled by industries and politicians trying to confuse the public on this matter. Chris Mooney,
In another terrific post that I’m going to repost in full in a moment, leading climate change blogger Dr. Joe Romm dissects the truly heart-wrenching reporting by Juliet Eilperin of the Washington Post on the recent Heartland Institute leak. All I’m going to add on that is: JOURNALIST’S REPORTING ON GLOBAL WARMING AND CLIMATE CHANGE NEED
Joe Romm is, for many reasons, considered the world’s best blogger on climate science, and politics related to it. In the midst of the crazy Heartland Institute leak and the many, many implications from that, Romm does one of the best jobs I’ve seen of putting this whole story into context. He then goes
Peter Gleick, a water and climate analyst, has revealed that he was the individual who solicited Heartland Institute board documents and leaked them to key sites covering global warming. Gleick received the “Climate Strategy” first from an anonymous individual, and, to confirm the contents of it, solicited the board documents under someone else’s name.
In a story separate (sort of) from the Heartland Institute leak we’ve covered at length here on Planetsave in recent days, it’s been confirmed that a whistleblower, John Mashey (a retired computer scientist), has filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) about Heartland’s non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. Mashey filed the complaint before
In case you haven’t seen this, several world-leading climate scientists have published an open letter to the Heartland Institute. Here it is: An Open Letter to the Heartland Institute As scientists who have had their emails stolen, posted online and grossly misrepresented, we can appreciate the difficulties the Heartland Institute is currently experiencing following
One of the world’s leading climate scientists, Dr. Michael Mann, was recently interviewed by the good folks at the UK’s Guardian. It’s a great interview, and not just because I <3 climate scientists. Mann is truly a great communicator, and he makes very clear that what was not long ago a rather non-political issue has been politicized
Climate science, though it tells us what we might not like to hear, is extremely, extremely valuable. Thousands of extremely intelligent, hard-working, honest, and love-worthy climate scientists study and do research on the climate every day so that we can all live in a safer, more enjoyable world. Of course, the fossil fuel industry
1. Exxon Rakin’ in the Dough, Paying Super Low Taxes ExxonMobil’s end-of-year financial summary shows that it made a whopping $41.1 billion in 2011 (35% more than in 2010) but only paid a 17.6% tax rate. Who lets them get away with such robbery? Congress obviously does. But so do we, if we don’t hold
Following up on my Wednesday post on a horrible op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) by 16 global warming deniers who don’t really know what they’re talking about, the good news is that the WSJ actually accepted and published a response by actual climate scientists on the matter (hmm, would have been a
Dr. Katharine Hayhoe is one of the more well-known climate scientists in the U.S. these days. One reason is that she’s not your typical scientist; she’s an evangelical Christian and Republican. Another key reason for her relative fame is that she’s a climate scientist (an atmospheric scientist) in Texas (at Texas Tech University) and has gone
The prestigious BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award will be presented to Isaac Held, Ph.D., a senior research scientist with the NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in Princeton, N.J., at a ceremony in Madrid, Spain, in June of this year for his scientific contributions that have improved our understanding of climate change and atmospheric circulation systems.
by Dr. Joe Romm of Climate Progress (repost) “Climate dice,” describing the chance of unusually warm or cool seasons relative to climatology, have become progressively “loaded” in the past 30 years, coincident with rapid global warming. The distribution of seasonal mean temperature anomalies has shifted toward higher temperatures and the range of anomalies has increased. An
This video is a little long, which is why it’s gotten me awhile to post on it. However, after watching it, I am labeling it a MUST-WATCH. If you think it’s too long, just watch a few minutes, at least. The whole thing, really, in one awesome segment after another. Senator Franken and Senator
Surprising? Probably not. But it’s still absurd. Someone on their own team, an educated Republican, climate scientist Kerry Emanuel (and his wife) have been receiving attacks and threats via email. “Prominent MIT researcher Kerry Emanuel has been receiving an unprecedented ‘frenzy of hate’ after a video featuring an interview with him was published last week by
Another tremendous video by Peter Sinclair, this one picking apart the idea that solar activity is responsible for global warming. Some of the key points of the film: global warming has increased tremendously as solar activity has decreased (more on that in climate scientist Dr Michael Mann’s TED talk on climate science) climate science
It was obvious to me the second I heard about “climategate” that it was a crime (on the part of the hacker). But it hadn’t crossed my mind that it could be “cyber-terrorism” — now, it seems painfully obvious that it very well could be. Don Shelby of the Minnesota Post delved into this
Josh wrote on Foster and Rahmstorf’s latest paper in the journal Environmental Research Letters a few weeks ago, but Skeptical Science has a new post up on the study that adds a bit more, and I think it’s worth sharing this info any time the opportunity arises anyway, so here’s Skeptical Science’s post on
Here’s another fun video from Peter Sinclair. And his text intro or summary of it: I’m working on an update of my “The Sun is Doing it” crock – but this one seemed to want to get done sooner – in time for me to head out to the American Geophysical Union conference for
This is an awesome TED Talk by climate scientist Michael Mann. If you’ve avoided learning about climate science, this is a great one to get a good quick picture of what we know (and why so many people don’t know what we know). Check it out:
via University of East Anglia Professor Phil Jones, and his colleagues, explain the context of some of the phrases cherry-picked from the thousands of emails (1995-2009) posted on the web on November 22, 2011. Because of the volume of messages, this is inevitably a small selection that have been most quoted. Professor Jones stresses
This is quite funny 😀 From Crikey, via Climate Progress
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
You find out that your email has just been hacked. Decades worth of emails, thousands, have been pulled. Not only that, the person who hacked you has taken out-of-context quotes and leaked them to the police in order to make you look like a robber. Some examples: “I robbed him” is fed to the
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).
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.)
Some of the folks at one of my favorite sites on the internet, Skeptical Science, are going to make t-shirts and mugs broadcasting one portion of the scientific consensus on global warming, the fact that 97% of climate experts conclude global warming is happening and is caused by humans (while 2% are undecided and 1% are/is “skeptical”).
The Washington Post, surprisingly, recently had a good story on the ongoing harassment of climate scientists, Harassing climate-change researchers. It starts out:
“FREEDOM OF information laws are critical tools that allow Americans to see what their leaders do on their behalf. But some global warming skeptics in Virginia are showing that even the best tools can be misused.”
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…
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).
I guess climate scientists are really get fed up with the nonsense they see on TV and in newspapers and online media. A group of climate scientists, REAL climate scientists, have created a rap video on the matter. Here it is (a note of caution to you if you are averse to strong language)
This is such a tremendous comment by a friend of Climate Denial Crock of the Week’s Peter Sinclair that I thought it needed to be shared. Great notes on some of what it means to be a climate scientist as well as on what the typical non-scientist does these days. Enjoy
Why would climate change deniers continuously deny climate science despite decades of research and sound scientific conclusions? This is an ongoing issue I must consider, but I have to admit that I got into the habit of not really consciously thinking about this in-depth for awhile. I got so caught up with continuously arguing the
Here’s some of the biggest global warming and environmental politics news and commentary from the last week or so, along with some fun cartoons. Rocket Fuel in Our Water? The inspiration for the cartoon above, among other things: information that there is rocket fuel (or a component of it) in water supplies across the U.S.
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
Amazing, isn’t it? Stunning. Beautiful. & make sure to watch to the end to see some truly amazing creatures. Here’s what our favorite climate denial de-crocker, Peter Sinclair, has to say about the research going on in these extremely cold and stunningly beautiful areas: Stranger and more delicate than any computer generated imagery – this short
The big crime when it came to climate gate in my mind was always the actual and only crime — hackers breaking into private emails of leading climate scientists and releasing bits of them in a way to misrepresent them and, essentially, sick the dogs on them. Why the media didn’t make a bigger deal
Some of the top climate science news from around (other than what we’ve already covered): Must-read Hansen and Sato paper: We are at a climate tipping point that, once crossed, enables multi-meter sea level rise this century Climate change is likely to be the predominant scientific, economic, political and moral issue of the 21st century
You may have heard about the mistake in a recent report published by an NGO on climate change and food production in the next 10 years. I imagine global warming deniers jumped all over it and maybe even the mass media did (haven’t checked to find out). Here’s a great account of what happen via