Tag Archives: climate deniers

The Trump Administration is Far Worse for the Planet than Most Realize

A Trump Climate Catastrophe

We need to take stock of where we are if we are to have any chance of getting to where we need to go. After years of slow but steady climate action, the U.S. now has a climate and environment destroying president and legislature. Although Hilary Clinton won the majority of votes, under the collegiate system –which was designed to protect slave owning states–Donald …

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Citizen Journalism and Popular Media’s Climate Fail

Mainstream media's epic fail puts our future on earth at risk

The popular media has failed to communicate the science behind climate change. The public does not understand the science of anthropogenic global warming and the urgent need for climate action. We cannot expect people to support mitigation and adaptation efforts if they do not have access to accurate information. Shoddy climate reporting has been an issue for a number of years. As reported by Grist, a study by …

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Polls Suggest that US Climate Denial is Dying

Is climate denial in the United States finally, slowly, turning toward acceptance?

Over the course of recent years, polls that examine American attitudes on global warming suggest that climate denial may be dying. It would appear that Americans have gone through the five stages in what has been called the cycle of climate acceptance.  This is an adaptation of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’ seminal work, “On Death and Dying.” The first step is denial, followed by anger, depression, bargaining and finally acceptance. While many of …

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Papal Encyclical Deprives the GOP of its Last Vestige of Legitimacy

Stalwart GOP climate deniers such as James Inhofe have lost all vestige of credibility

Climate denying Republicans can no longer take refuge in religion. Those who eschew the virtues of science have been morally defrocked by the Pope’s recent rejection. In the process of calling for bold environmental action, the Pope has admonished conservative critics in the U.S. and elsewhere. The Pope squarely addressed Republican climate deniers when he said, “It must be said that some committed and …

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Climate Change Denial Disorder – How You Can Help

Climate Change Denial Disorder

Scientists have isolated a new psychological disorder called Climate Change Denial Disorder (CCDD). This rapidly spreading disorder attacks neurons in the brain preventing those affected with an inability to understand basic words such as “world,” “melting.” “not,” “good,” “science,” or “factual.” It is interesting to note that CCDD is most prevalent among GOP members of Congress. Thus far no cure has been found, but you can …

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EarthTalk: Who is Still in Denial about Climate Change?

Lamar Smith is a leading congressional climate denier

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Are there still outspoken global warming deniers in Congress or the mainstream media? If so, what do they say when presented with scientific facts and anecdotal evidence pointing to an increasingly warming atmosphere? – Ben Charles, Cary, NC Given the preponderance of data showing …

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Searching for Hope in the Wake of the Midterm Climate Fiasco

Maintaining hope in the face of an onslaught of money and denial in the 2014 midterm elections

For all those who support climate action, it is hard to find a reason to hope in the wake of the 2014 midterms. The fact that most of the new slate of Republicans deny the scientific consensus on climate change and support fossil fuels warrants our despair. President Obama cautions us to avoid cynicism. As Obama said in a recent mailing to his supporters: …

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