climate change skeptics

The Most Interesting Climate Policy Debate You Haven't Heard Of

May 27, 2014 by Joseph Romm

Climate Policy Debate

It occurred last June between two groups of conservatives. On the do-nothing side were well-known climate-science deniers, James Taylor of Heartland and David Kreutzer of Heritage Foundation. On the other side was R Street senior fellow Andrew Moylan with former GOP congressman Bob Inglis.[read more]

Hoping for a Rational Climate Change Discussion

May 22, 2014 by Robert Rapier

Climate Change and Public Discourse

I suppose the topic of climate change will always be polarizing. One side believes that fossil fuel consumption threatens our very existence while the other sees climate change as a huge scam. There are many shades of gray between these extremes, but the most extremist views are generally the loudest voices.[read more]

Climate Skeptics Against Global Warming

Progressives have successfully painted conservative climate skepticism as the major stumbling block to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. As evidence mounts that anthropogenic global warming is underway, conservatives’ flight from reason is putting us all at risk.[read more]

Climate Change: Speaking the Unspeakable

August 21, 2013 by Lou Grinzo

How do you find a way to grab people by the shoulders, turn them, make them look at the horrid thing they and their kids and parents and grandparents helped create, tell them how bad it really is, and then convince them that there’s no such thing as it “being too late?"[read more]

GOP Staffer Uses Pseudonym To Call on GOP to Admit Climate Change Is Real And Take Action

July 17, 2013 by Joseph Romm

Anonymous Staffer

The good news is that someone in the GOP did say it. The bad news is they had a bag over their head. One might call this a nom de plume of smoke. Or Profiles in Discourage.[read more]

The Climate Change Skeptic Caucus: 113th Congress Edition

June 27, 2013 by Joseph Romm

Climate Change Denial


155 elected representatives from the 113th Congress have taken over $51 million from the fossil fuel industry that is the driving force behind the carbon emissions that cause climate change.[read more]

The Irrelevance of Climate Change Skeptics

May 29, 2013 by Roger Pielke, Jr.

Senator James Inhofe

Climate skeptics are not all powerful and may not even be much relevant to efforts to decarbonize the global economy. They have, however, cast a spell upon their opponents.[read more]

Discussing Climate Change in a Hot and Cold World

May 8, 2013 by Simon Donner

Rather than just blame the media for the swings in coverage and public opinion, scientists and all the climate "activists" should recognize that they may also be at fault here.[read more]

Three Approaches to Engaging U.S. Climate Deniers

October 5, 2012 by Tom Schueneman

How do we reach the large minority of Americans that continue to resist the facts about climate change? One way to encourage behavior change may be to work within the belief system of climate deniers. We may even need to employ a communications strategy that ignores climate change altogether.There are a significant number of...[read more]

Meet a Cleantech VC Who is Unconvinced of Man-Made Climate Change

January 3, 2012 by David Gold

Go ahead -- call me a hypocrite. I claim to be a cleantech venture capitalist yet I tell you here and now that I am not convinced of anthropogenic (human-caused) climate change (aka global warming). And I will audaciously tell you that my convictions on climate change in no way run contrary to my strong belief in the need for a cleantech revolution.[read more]

Does More CO2 Cause A 'Fertilization Effect' In Plants?

October 3, 2011 by Simon Donner

The NY Times published a lengthy article about the climate implications of the forest diebacks and fires. It is, on the whole, a great and all-too-rare example of longform science journalism. The article does miss one important point about CO2 fertilization, the increase in plant growth thought to come from adding more CO2 to the air.[read more]