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U.S. Climate Denial Will Not Die Quietly

Those engaged in efforts to enlighten climate deniers can learn a great deal from the long history of the anti-evolution movement. Almost one hundred years ago this month, a young high school teacher by the name of John Thomas Scopes went on trial for teaching Darwinian evolution. To this day, the science of evolution has been under siege. Climate denial is like resistance to evolution in that it is an irrational…

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Enviro News Wrap: LA Times Says NO to Deniers; Economic Impact of Climate Change; Challenges to EPA Carbon Regulation, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The LATimes has decided to not publish any letters to the editor that contain factual inaccuracies regarding climate change. Not surprisingly, the conservative media freaked out and framed it as a repression of debate. Debate is healthy, but to be of any…

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IPCC report withstand a barrage of climate denial

Debunking Efforts to Undermine the IPCC’s Latest Climate Report

Climate deniers began working to undermine the fifth Climate Assessment from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) even before the first part of the report was released on September 27. A plethora of media outlets, politicians and business interests are employing a barrage of misinformation tactics to undermine the report. A misguided article published in The Telegraph…

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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…

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Curiosity is so curious. We need more of it

Musings of a Malcontent: Zombies and the Human Condition

Musings of a Malcontent – Posting #2 “Musings of a Malcontent” is a new weekly op-ed by GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Carlyle Coash I realize a little clarification might be helpful going forward. From the trusted Oxford English Dictionary: malcontent Noun – a person who is dissatisfied and rebellious. Adjective – dissatisfied and complaining or rebellious. What’s funny is that I am…

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The lates environmental news headlines

Enviro News Wrap: Climate Cranks in America; GOP at War with the EPA; the Long Reach of the Koch Brothers, and more

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: A contributor to The Economist asks “Why Don’t Americans Believe in Global Warming?” The Republicans are at war with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a new proposal by a Republican would reduce the EPA budget by $1.9 billion. A new US Forest Plan has been…

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President Obama and Hu take time for a photo op. Where will discussions of clean energy policy between the two nations lead?

Is Climate Denial Allowing China to Take the Lead on Clean Energy?

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger President Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao touched on energy issues in the bilateral summit between the two countries this week. “I believe that as the two largest energy consumers and emitters of greenhouses gases, the United States and China have a responsibility to combat climate change…

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