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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 12, 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]

Rent Seeking, Corruption and Madness

July 7, 2011 by Michael Tobis

I think that anyone defending climate science occasionally runs into an economist type who accuses those of us who would like to limit CO2 emissions of "rent seeking". There is more than a whiff of contempt usually associated, which is peculiar, because the contempt tends to come from someone who (like most people) would not hesitate to...[read more]

Americans Flunk Climate Test

June 20, 2011 by Dave Rochlin

According to a new Yale study, most Americans are aware of climate change, but have no idea why it is happening. The Yale team claims that only 8 percent of Americans have knowledge equivalent to an A or B grade, while 52% would get an F. The grading was done by a school where grade inflation is an issue, and Dubya carried a C+...[read more]

Must Read: Peter Gleick On Tornadoes, The Cost Of Denial

April 29, 2011 by Lou Grinzo

A Cost of Denying Climate Change: Accelerating Climate Disruptions, Death, and Destruction: Violent tornadoes throughout the southeastern U.S. must be a front-page reminder that no matter how successful climate deniers are in confusing the public or delaying action on climate change in Congress or globally, the science is clear: Our...[read more]

VIDEO: Belief Formation- Mooney & Kay on MSNBC

April 29, 2011 by Michael Tobis

I don't usually care for the intellectual bandwidth of audio and video chats on commercial media but here's an impressive exception, about conspiracy thinking and denialism, following neatly on some of my observations about belief formation yesterday.Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economyAnother related...[read more]

Astro Turf Wars

April 18, 2011 by Michael Tobis

It's great having Greenfyre around again. Perhaps he should call his blog Feetfyre instead. He certainly puts matters back into the right ethical perspective. It's easy, in the ivory tower, to lose sight of the urgency of the emergency. Greenfyre doesn't let us forget.I'd like to especially thank him for this little video clip,...[read more]