Tag Archives: climate-denial

National Climate Assessment Report: Who Cares?

Will American ever wake up to the reality that surrounds them?

Earlier this week the White House released the latest National Climate Assessment Report, causing the rare flurry of attention in the mainstream press. The report summarized what anyone paying attention already knows; that climate change is happening now and impacting all parts of the country (and world), and those impacts can only get worse in a “business-as-usual” future. As the introduction to the Report …

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Powerful Forces Opposing Climate Change Mitigation

The unbridled pursuit of profit by powerful interests is actively delaying action on climate change. Climate denying corporate interests and their political counterparts, along with the press and cynical investments, are making progress on climate change mitigation very difficult. Republicans are the political minions of climate denial Republicans continue to oppose action on climate change. Rather than lead, Republicans in the House are catering …

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Enviro News Wrap: Climate Denial and Conspiracy Theories; Helping Farmers Adapt; Fracking the Amish, and more…

The Latest Environmental News Headlines

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Everyone has an opinion on climate change, usually a very heated one. Why do so many non-experts have an opinion on this issue? Well, one study claims that a good predictor of a climate change skeptic is their propensity believe in conspiracy theories. If someone throws …

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Shocking New NASA Report Shows CO2 Cools the Atmosphere: Anatomy of a Climate Denial Troll Campaign

climate denial troll - "shocking new study" is just a press release on well-established science

Science is so hard… A recent post on our Facebook page claims there is a “new study” showing that carbon dioxide acts as a coolant in the atmosphere. Our Facebook poster, we’ll call him “Adam” (because that’s his name), is confident he’s unearthed this new pearl of knowledge that blows centuries of science on CO2 aside. I assume this now means without the naturally occurring …

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Video Friday: Evidence for Climate Change Before Al Gore, Computer Models, or the IPCC

evidence for climate change

Today’s video from Potholer54 (a.k.a. Peter Sinclair) dispels the myth that evidence for climate change is based solely on computer models, or some sort of hoax designed to make Al Gore rich, or a massive conspiracy by a cabal of power-hungry, grant-seeking climate scientists operating under the aegis of the IPCC. It’s stuff your great grandfather knew.  

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Video Friday: Greedy Lying Bastards Preview – Follow the Money Trail of the Fossil Fuel Industry

Last weekend I had the opportunity to preview a new documentary from director and documentarian Craig Rosebraugh called Greedy Lying Bastards. The film takes an in depth look at the labyrinthian reach of Big Oil and Big Money into the halls of power and commerce. The aim of these shadow interests is to sow doubt in the reality of climate change and attempt to characterize climate scientists as …

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Video Friday: A Historical Perspective on Climate Change

I’ve noticed increased activity in the “twittersphere” this week trumpeting many of the well-worn memes of climate denial, apparently due to Barack Obama’s mention of climate change action in his second inaugural address on Monday. “Al Gore invented global warming in 2006;” “They changed the name from global warming to climate change;” “It’s cold outside where I live so global warming is a hoax,” and …

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