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The IPCC's Blockbuster 5th Climate Assessment

BREAKING: Late this evening (8 pm EST, or tomorrow, March 31, at 9 am in Tokyo), something large and unpleasant will hit the fan about climate change. At a press conference in Yokohama, the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will release its Fifth Assessment Report on impacts of human activities on current and

Help Others "Get" Climate Change With This Page

If you’re a regular PlanetSave reader, you know a lot of these facts already–but here’s an excellent one-pager about climate change, a.k.a. global warming. The presenters write in everyday language with photos and feature leads. From the webpage: “The science of global warming starts with the burning of fossil fuels, specifically in vehicles fueled by

50+ Year-Old Message In A Bottle About… Climate Change?

Message from the past found under an Arctic cairn. (Photo from Denis Sarrazin, CEN/ArcticNet.) In 1959, an astute 27-year-old geologist from Ohio State named Paul Walker left a message in a bottle near the foot of an Arctic glacier. At the time, he was living in temperatures that average -18 C., 500 miles (800 km)

"Lousy, Spoilt, and Defiled Planet" Climate Talks Begin In Warsaw

Officials open the 2013 UNFCCC meetings with determination and louder warnings…. (Photo source: http://ow.ly/qL43P) It’s time for the governments of the world to struggle with climate change policy again. Every year, late in November and early in December, representatives of 195 nations gather for two weeks to try to negotiate global responses to the increasingly

Make-believe "Polarization" In 1st Hearing On Climate Plan

President Obama’s Plan to Fight Climate Change has an initial Congressional hearing (whitehouse.gov). Here’s what happened: Perhaps the second great step the Obama Administration has made this year with respect to climate change–after the President’s June 25 iteration of his sketchy but essentially solid outline for a new climate plan–happened this past week. The House

Skewering Anthony Watts' Anti-Science

It’s been awhile since we posted any takedowns of global warming deniers (or science deniers in general). However, I ran across one this week that really deserves a share. If you’re not familiar with Anthony Watts, he’s one of the leaders of the anti-science crew that thinks global warming isn’t happening (I know, it’s hard

With Santorum Out, Will Romney Go Green Again?

  Santorum is officially out of the race for GOP presidential nominee. While he wasn’t the only one, he certainly ‘helped’ to push the political atmosphere towards one of extreme anti-science acceptance. Santorum was quite happy to point out on more than a few occasions that he believed in the conspiracy theory that global warming

Galileo vs. Santorum on Climate Change

  I am hereby comparing Rick Santorum and US Senator James Inhofe to lizards.                         I hope this reference to reptiles is not offensive to them, their families, nor their supporters. It’s not personal. It should be taken in good-fun. Feel free to compare

Ah, How the Times Have Changed… (& How They Haven’t)

  You aren’t likely to see this ad in magazines or newspapers these days: However, unfortunately, you can see the same kind of thing when it comes to global warming & climate change. “As Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway point out in their book ‘The Merchants of Doubt,’ the fossil fuel industry and the hard

Setting Yet Another WSJ Failure Straight

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

Debunking Myths? Listen to This Podcast!!

I wrote on the Debunking Handbook created by Skeptical Science and some others when it was released. It’s really a must-read, but if you haven’t checked it out and are not sure if you can find the time, this podcast below by Stephen Lacey of Climate Progress with John Cook of Skeptical Science summarizes much of

Dr. Michael Mann on "The Climate Wars" (Interview)

  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,

Congressman Markey Asks for Heartland Institute Documents on "campaign to undermine the teaching of well-established science"

  The News: Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), one of the best Congressmen I’ve ever known, wrote to the Heartland Institute today to request original copies of Heartland Institute documents leaked this month by Peter Gleick that show the institute is funding a federal employee to spread global warming confusion and conspiracy theories in public schools. Markey wants

Worst Heartland Coverage Yet (& Joe Romm and Andrew Revkin Make Amends?)

  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

Peter Gleick is "Heartland Insider" (Facts, Implications, & Concerns)

  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.

"I'm glad I don't live in James Delingpole's world."

  That’s the first line to a truly excellent piece on New Statesman that I ran across last week. The piece is hilarious, insightful, and will hopefully help a bit to bring some sense to the countless individuals confused by Delingpole’s drivel. Here are the first two paragraphs of the piece: I’m glad I don’t

19 Public Corporations Funding Heartland Institute (Microsoft, Glaxo Smith Kline, & Diageo Make Statements in Support of Scientific Consensus on Global Warming)

Diageo: “We vigorously oppose climate skepticism and our actions are proof of this. We will be reviewing any further association with this organization.” Glaxo Smith Kline: “GSK absolutely does not endorse or support the Heartland Institute’s views on the environment and climate change.” Microsoft: “Microsoft’s position on climate change remains unchanged. Microsoft believes climate change is a serious

Open Letter to Heartland Institute from Climate Scientists

  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

Michael Mann Interview — Love It (VIDEO)

  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

German "Green Guru" far from an Actual Green Guru

  When I first read news last week about “Germany’s Al Gore” turning around on global warming and saying he doubts it, I knew, there’s no way someone as informed as Gore on global warming would all of a sudden become confused about its validity. I ran across the story on the Telegraph, I think,

Fake Science & Funny Finances (to Confuse You)

The following is a tremendous post that is the result of tremendous research by John Mashey of DeSmog Blog (and other publications). It exposes some pretty weird science and finances regarding some of the top global warming deniers in the world. To put it simply, it seems there is nothing moral about these people or

Heartland Institute Documents Leaked

  Updated February 19, 2012: New stories from here (Planetsave) and around: Open Letter to Heartland Institute from Climate Scientists Heartland Institute’s Complete Hypocrisy (Look at How It Responded to “Climategate”) Heartland Institute faces fresh scrutiny over tax status DenialGate – Infographic Illustrating the Heartland Denial Funding Machine EXPOSED: The 19 Public Corporations Funding The

Republicans Attacking Republican Climate Scientist & Threatening His Wife

  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

How to Debunk Science Deniers

  Folks over at Skeptical Science, an excellent site focused solely on debunking ridiculous anti-science myths from global warming deniers, recently put together an excellent little handbook for anyone interested in debunking science deniers (or misinformation of any sort). The handbook’s call The Debunking Handbook… appropriately. (Note: it’s free and easy to download.) Here’s an

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

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

Conservative on Global Warming

We got the following comment (a great one) on a post the other day. I thought it was good enough for a quick post so more eyes could give it a look, so here it is (after the image): It appears that many right-wing politicians/pundits are on this bandwagon in recent times to debunk Global Warming

Climate Science Conference with Contrarians — An Inside Look

  Most of you have probably never been to a climate science conference. While you can probably get an idea of what one looks like from other scientific conferences you’ve been to, the politics of climate change action and the MASSIVE disinformation campaign going on to attack the discipline make climate science a bit unique.

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