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Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Polar Film Fest Selects “This is Not Cool” Vid

Thanks to the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists, sponsors of the online Polar Film Festival, for selecting the above feature for the Science in Action category. Youtube playlist of all selections here. Advertisements Filed under: Crock of the Week

2017-09-22 18:11   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: The Week in Graphs

Since 2013, battery prices dropped 3x as fast as optimists expected. 20x faster than EIA forecast. (For @paolobacigalupi @AlexSteffen ) pic.twitter.com/Xhjv4NOlx7 — Ramez Naam (@ramez) September 22, 2017 NEW – Factcheck: Climate models have not ‘exaggerated’ global warming | @hausfath https://t.co/b7pE2Widt5 pic.twitter.com/cah7d0ktPG — Carbon Brief (@CarbonBrief) September 20, 2017…

2017-09-22 17:46   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Betty Bowers on Better Language

In case you missed it yesterday, here is my new video — on all the annoying things you need to stop saying. (Thanking you in advance!) pic.twitter.com/GgRgBAaheT — Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) September 22, 2017 Advertisements Filed under: Crock of the Week

2017-09-22 17:27   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: 97 Percent of Experts Warn on Health Bill. Like Climate, GOP Simply Hates Expertise

It’s across the board. When Republicans perceive reality to have a liberal bias, they simply go into denial mode. In this case, when a staggering array of expert organizations are warning about the consequences of the health bill currently under consideration – Vox interviewed master Science Denier Jim Inhofe: Jeff Stein What’s the policy explanation

2017-09-22 17:26   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Court Protects Scientist’s Rights, For Now

Scientists in Arizona have been under attack by a Koch-funded group seeking private email communications.  They had lost a round a few months ago. Appeals Court says not so fast. More to come. Play by play from Lauren Kurtz of Climate Science Legal Defense Fund. Columbia University Climate Law Blog: On September 14, the Arizona

2017-09-21 19:24   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Not Just Health Care, Kimmel has Rocked Climate Deniers, Too

Jimmy Kimmel has been roiling the media lately with some righteous blasts on the new health care legislation before the Senate. But it’s not the first time – if you did not see his rant on climate denial not long ago, it’s worth a view, includes a vid of scientists speaking to the camera, which

2017-09-21 18:54   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: DeGrasse Tyson: “We Are Witnessing The ‘Unraveling Of An Informed Democracy'”

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2017-09-21 16:49   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Syriasly? US now Alone in Snubbing Paris (with one Other Failed State)

Washington Post: And then there were two. This week, Nicaragua, one of the few holdouts from the Paris climate accords, did an about-face and said it will sign the agreement. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega announced that the Central American nation of 6 million people ― about the size of Maryland ― would sign the landmark pact voluntarily

2017-09-21 16:33   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Stripping and Selling America

Get real clear on this. The Republican Party has made common cause with the global fossil fuel industry, with Russian Oligarchs, and with the violent White Supremacist right wing,  in order to make war on the very idea that there can be any institution, any interest, any law, that limits the greed or the reach

2017-09-20 15:57   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: How Climate Change can Make Hurricanes Explode

Washington Post: “Maria is developing the dreaded pinhole eye,” wrote National Hurricane Center forecaster Jack Beven on Monday evening, as the storm reached Category 4 intensity. That inward contraction of a hurricane’s eye can be one telltale indicator of what hurricane gurus technically call “rapid intensification,” although a more evocative word might simply be “explosion.”…

2017-09-20 14:31   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Maria Update September 20

Here is the 9 AM AST position and intensity update on #Maria. pic.twitter.com/2b3PSk3xz4 — NHC Atlantic Ops (@NHC_Atlantic) September 20, 2017   #Maria has made landfall w/ 155 mph winds in Puerto Rico – first Cat 4 hurricane landfall in Puerto Rico since San Ciprian Hurricane of 1932 pic.twitter.com/83ofZea8bW — Philip Klotzbach (@philklotzbach) September 20,

2017-09-20 14:09   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Sooner Than you Think: Energy Storage Revolution

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2017-09-19 16:56   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Creating Europe’s Wind Hub

Europe working on giant wind energy hub in North Sea. Something similar overdue for US. Morning Consult: The long-anticipated Department of Energy electricity grid reliability study finally came out and addressed how to best ensure a reliable power source for American families and businesses. A few key insights from the report highlight that wind energy

2017-09-19 15:19   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Hurricane Maria – September 19, Tuesday

Tim Pandajis tracking again,   Heartbreaking statement from Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of Dominica:"We will need help, my friend, we will need help of all kinds." pic.twitter.com/7MVdedNbpL — Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus) September 19, 2017 Advertisements Filed under: Crock of the Week

2017-09-19 13:44   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Hurricane Update for Monday, September 18 – Jose and Maria

Meteorologist Tim Pandajis of Channel 13 in Richmond is a viral weather super-Geek for this hurricane season.   A horrific forecast:NHC now expects #Maria to approach Dominica tonight as a Cat 4, and strengthen to near Cat 5 before landfall in USVI/PR pic.twitter.com/XKvGg14Sx4 — Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus) September 18, 2017 Advertisements Filed under: Crock of

2017-09-18 22:35   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Neil deGrasse Tyson On Science Denial and the Press

Quartz: It’s often said that of all the published scientific research on climate change, 97% of the papers conclude that global warming is real, problematic for the planet, and has been exacerbated by human activity. But what about those 3% of papers that reach contrary conclusions? Some skeptics have suggested that the authors of studies

2017-09-18 22:14   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Energy Storage Shines in Storms, but Real Payoff comes Every Day

It’s called resilience. And it’s just one of the benefits of a distributed, renewable grid with storage. Coming to a state near you, sooner than you think. Guardian: n a paved expanse next to an electrical substation in Escondido, 30 miles north of downtown San Diego, sits a row of huge silver boxes. The site

2017-09-18 12:01   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Line 5: Pipelines are Artifacts of the 20th Century

Journalist Keith Schneider explains Michigan’s Line 5, and the economics of US pipelines. Detroit Free Press: Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and other top state officials on Wednesday called for Canadian oil transport giant Enbridge to immediately repair areas of lost protective coating on twin underwater oil pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac. “Protection of Michigan’s natural resources…

2017-09-18 11:59   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: State’s Rights, Cities’ Rights in the War on Stupid

State’s rights, cities rights – maybe the founding Fathers had this in mind. EcoWatch: More than one dozen U.S. cities have banded together to post deleted climate change information and research from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) website that was notoriously scrubbed by the Trumpadministration. In May, Chicago became the first city to host

2017-09-18 11:57   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Why Deniers Don’t Believe in Science

A cartoon by Will McPhail. pic.twitter.com/8OnVLVNsy9 — The New Yorker (@NewYorker) September 15, 2017 British Psychology Society: Unrelenting faith in the face of insurmountable contradictory evidence is a trait of believers in conspiracy theories that has long confounded researchers. For instance, past research has demonstrated how attempting to use evidence to sway believers of anti-vaccine…

2017-09-18 11:51   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Winter is Here: Game of Thrones Kingslayer on Climate

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2017-09-17 23:55   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: News Report: China to Ban Gasoline, Diesel Cars

News report, item on China starts at 1:00, runs about 2 minutes. Have not seen a US television report on this, other than this local spot.   Advertisements Filed under: Crock of the Week

2017-09-17 15:22   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Music Break: Caroline Jones – Tough Guys

Over last week, Hillary Clinton be all up like this. Advertisements Filed under: Crock of the Week

2017-09-17 01:33   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: The Weekend Wonk: Tony Seba on Disruptive Energy Technologies

Get coffee and get comfortable. Prepare to have mind blown. The above is an hour. If you’re in a hurry, or just want a taste – see 8 minute piece below on solar energy.    Filed under: Crock of the Week

2017-09-16 15:38   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Katharine Hayhoe: How We Know Climate Change is not a Cycle

Katharine Hayhoe restates the case for no “natural cycle” behind warming. Below, example of how Deniers craft their lies. Filed under: Crock of the Week

2017-09-15 18:39   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Renewables Runaway Train Rumbles On

If you have not seen, watch. If you have not shared, share. New video shows why renewables are unstoppable. By Trump, by Putin, by Tillerson, by anyone. And wait, there’s more. Cleantechnica: GE has just launched a new wind turbine that spells bad news for fossil fuel power generation. The “brand new machine” is GE’s

2017-09-15 15:19   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Killer Klowns: Pruitt’s Short List for EPA Advisors is Kartoon Villain Kwality

Take me to your Fearless Leader – I Dare to be Dumb. For obvious reasons, The Penguin did not make this list. EENews (registration required): Climate skeptics may soon join a key science advisory panel at U.S. EPA. A number of people who reject the findings of mainstream climate science are being considered by the

2017-09-15 14:23   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: If Renewable Energy will Just Keep me in Chocolate and Beer – I’m Good

Daily Oklahoman: Budweiser, this wind is for you. Anheuser-Busch and Enel Green Power said Wednesday they have signed a power agreement for electricity from an under-construction wind farm in northern Oklahoma. The deal will give Anheuser-Busch 152.5 megawatts of capacity from the 298-megawatt Thunder Ranch wind farm in Garfield, Kay and Noble counties. The $435

2017-09-14 23:36   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Hurricane Update for September 14

Update from 13News Now Meteorologist Tim Pandajis, Norfolk Va, who’s become a bit of a Geek Hero during the recent wild weather..Filed under: Crock of the Week

2017-09-14 21:36   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Post Storm DC: Deflect, Distract, Deny

Budget director Mulvaney: Climate change is clearly a big topic for the media@jaketapper: It’s a big topic for the world pic.twitter.com/jfsuhfi9ol — The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) September 13, 2017 ThinkProgress: A study released Friday by Metstat, a weather-analysis company specializing in “detailed precipitation analysis” and “weather frequency analysis,” found that Harvey…

2017-09-14 21:17   Click to comment


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