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Energy Quote of the Day: "What is the Environmental Platform of the Republican Party? I Don’t Know Either."

March 28, 2015 by Jared Anderson

The GOP and Environmental Policy

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham is among the few members of the Republican Party in Congress who are willing to admit that climate change is real and must be addressed. He is encouraging his fellow Republicans to have an open debate on the issue.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: On Florida's Climate Change Denial

March 14, 2015 by Edward Dodge

Florida, Climate Change, and Public Relations

First reported in an article by Tristram Korten, officials at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the same agency who is tasked to study the climate and prepare for natural disasters, were told that they were “not allowed to discuss anything that was not a true fact.”[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: GOP Should be Mortified by the Face of their Environmental Leadership

March 7, 2015 by Jared Anderson

Climate and Politics

The Washington Post editorial board penned a scathing op-ed in response to Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe’s stunt on the Senate floor last week. Inhofe brought in a snowball from outside to make the point that it was cold in Washington D.C., and thus climate change was a farce.[read more]

Why (Some) People Don't Believe in Climate Science

February 14, 2015 by Tom Schueneman

Climate Denial and Human Behavior

Why is it so hard to wrap our brains around global warming? It’s a hoax, it’s the sun, it’s scientists after grant money, it’s a play for world domination. One thing is clear, facts don’t matter. A climate change narrative based solely on facts hasn’t worked and won’t work. Why is this?[read more]

The Defeat of Climate Denial

February 4, 2015 by Steven Cohen

Over the weekend, a poll was released indicating Americans have conclusively rejected climate denial and understand the reality of climate change. According to the survey, "An overwhelming majority of the American public, including half of Republicans, support government action to curb global warming."[read more]

Science, Policy, and Decision Making

January 27, 2015 by Steven Cohen

Willful ignorance of climate science is troubling. Disregard of ecological science is destructive. The failure to utilize medical science can be life threatening. But my deeper concern is the attitude toward knowledge and learning expressed by these supposed national leaders.[read more]


Communicating About Climate Change: 'The Elephant We're All Inside Of'

January 13, 2015 by Jim Pierobon

Climate Change and Communication

How stakeholders communicate about climate change has long been framed by who’s doing the framing more than the information being communicated. I'm curious how various stakeholders – believers, skeptics and deniers alike – are talking about it and who, if anybody, is ‘moving the needle’ in either direction.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: 'It's Got to Be the Dumbest Answer I've Ever Heard'

November 8, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Science and Public Opinion

“I’m not a scientist,” had emerged as go-to messaging on climate change in the run-up to midterm elections. Essentially, the response means “I’m not going to talk about this issue,” but climate change has already come up in several political debates around the US.[read more]

The People's Climate March: Why You Can't Please All the People, All the Time

October 22, 2014 by Katharine Hayhoe

I was sitting in church last Sunday. Someone tapped me on the shoulder. I turned around: it was an older lady I didn’t know very well, but her face was familiar. “I’m reading your book,” she whispered, “and I just wanted you to know it’s changed my mind about all this climate stuff. You just make so much more sense."[read more]

Deniers Mistakenly Say that Global Warming Has Ended

October 20, 2014 by Henry Auer

Climate Denial and Global Warming

The global average temperature has increased by about 0.7-0.8ºC over pre-industrial temps. A pause of annual global temperatures began after 1997 even though the atmospheric concentration of CO2 continued to increase. Global warming deniers have seized on this to say that warming of the Earth has ended.[read more]

Climate Change and the Phantom Pause Menace [VIDEO]

September 6, 2013 by Lou Grinzo

Climate Change Pause and Denialism

Global warming hasn’t paused, regardless of what the climate change deniers believe. The heat being trapped by greenhouse gases and the amount of heat being radiated to space haven’t changed, except to become slightly less accommodating of human interests.[read more]

Climate Change Deniers Using Big Tobacco's Playbook?

June 19, 2013 by Joseph Romm

Climate Change Denial

A stunning expose by 100 reporters and Environmental Health News underscores how far some companies will go to squelch a scientific review of the impact of their products.[read more]


Theory of Gravity To Be Exposed as Left Wing Plot

December 19, 2011 by David Lewis

Robyn Williams is the host of Australian public broadcasting's The Science Show.  Here's how he introduced the new hit song "Denial Tango" on his show this week: "2011 has been momentous.  It marked the burial of climate science, as former Prime Minister [of Australia] John Howard remarked on Monday. Next year promises...[read more]

Can Anthropogenic Global Warming Be Non-Catastrophic?

November 9, 2011 by Charles Barton

The denial of Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming is the latest right-wing front in its attack on climate science. Science deniers have set up a fall back strategy: Position 1: There is no evidence that Global Warming is happening.Position 2: Global Warming is happening but has natural rather than human causes.Position 3: Global...[read more]

What If It Is All A Big Hoax?

August 23, 2011 by Gernot Wagner

This cartoon has been makings its rounds since Copenhagen. Sadly, it’s as apt as ever.By Joel Pett originally ran in the Lexington-Herald.[read more]