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Climate Change and the Phantom Pause Menace [VIDEO]

September 6, 2013 by Lou Grinzo
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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
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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]

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Theory of Gravity To Be Exposed as Left Wing Plot

December 19, 2011 by David Lewis
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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
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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 8, 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
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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 msnbc.com 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]

The Fierce Insanity Of Us

April 18, 2011 by Lou Grinzo
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Chris Mooney is valiantly attempting to understand the mindset of deniers, particularly those of the climate change stripe. In a new, longish piece in Mother Jones, he covers a lot of ground that will be familiar to many of you, dear readers. Chris wraps up an excellent overview of the situation: Given the power of our prior beliefs to...[read more]