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Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Cranberries: Linger

Lead Singer Dolores O’Riordan dead at 46.   It's inaccurate to say The Cranberries were on *every* movie/TV soundtrack from the 90s, but they were certainly on a lot of them – their music appeared in hundreds of shows and films. Here's a taste of just a few moments Dolores O'Riordan made all the more

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Climate Denial Crock of the Week: MLK on Government Giving

"Cut The Check" by Quantic Music. #MLK pic.twitter.com/dd3USeXB7N — Lauren Werner ???? (@LaurenWern) July 17, 2016 Advertisements

2018-01-15 18:53   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Climate Denial and Racism. Playing out in Puerto Rico.

Before mass leaders seize the power to fit reality to their lies, their propaganda is marked by its extreme contempt for facts as such, for in their opinion fact depends entirely on the power of man who can fabricate it.Hannah Arendt pic.twitter.com/qDc1bJAs0X — Alfons López Tena (@alfonslopeztena) January 3, 2018 Above, good working definition of

2018-01-15 17:44   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Game Change: Wind/Solar Plus Battery Breakthrough

ThinkProgress: Solar, wind, and battery prices are dropping so fast that, in Colorado, building new renewable power plus battery storage is now cheaper than running old coal plants. This increasingly renders existing coal plants obsolete. Two weeks ago, Xcel Energy quietly reported dozens of shockingly low bids it had received for building new solar and

2018-01-15 16:24   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: US Energy Infrastructure Vulnerable to Hack Attack

One of climate denialdom’s greatest hits is, how expensive it will be to convert our energy infrastructure to renewables.  Forget that continuing with a fossil economy will cost even more. One key piece of the system has to be upgraded no matter what direction we choose. Our electrical grid is rapidly descending into developing world

2018-01-15 16:07   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Vice News on Weathermen Who Don’t do Climate

Relevant spot starts at 19:30. For my take and interviews on the same topic, see below.     Advertisements

2018-01-15 01:00   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Music Break: Gil Scott Heron – Winter in America

Look for Gil Scott Heron revival in wake of hearing him on the trailer for “Black Panther”.(below) Advertisements

2018-01-14 19:26   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: New Video: If It’s Global Warming, Why am I Freezing?

Once again with feeling. I took a detour from another video project to take advantage of the teachable moment while the “Bomb Cyclone” cold snap is still fresh in people’s minds. As usual, Fox News took advantage of a snowstorm to question the last 300 years  of physics.  I grafted my interviews with Arctic All

2018-01-12 13:25   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Following Fires, California Mudslides

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2018-01-10 21:19   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Energy Efficiency: The Most Important Resource

Stanford University: In the past few decades, improvements in energy efficiency in our homes, buildings and cars have significantly reduced carbon emissions by cutting demand. In addition to the environmental impacts, this enhanced efficiency has improved national security, reducing energy imports four times as much as the combined increases in domestic production of all energy

2018-01-09 15:20   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Seeking Middle Ground for Climate Comms

In New Orleans for December’s American Geophysical Union Fall meeting, I met writer and Ski instructor Karin Kirk, who has been producing some great pieces on climate communication across the great American ideological divide. Hope to interview Karin soon on this work – here’s a sample. Yale Climate Connections: The daily dose of news is

2018-01-09 02:05   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Trump Coal Rescue Hits Pothole

Trump plan to subsidize coal, nuclear plants hit a snag. Washington Post: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Monday unanimously rejected a proposal by Energy Secretary Rick Perry that would have propped up nuclear and coal power struggling in competitive electricity markets. The independent five-member commission includes four people appointed by President Trump, three of

2018-01-09 01:45   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Terrifying Chain Reaction in Snow Cyclone

Get Home Safely… #BombCyclone #blizzard2018 pic.twitter.com/rUpL842lPF — フリオ  (@HeirToTheDeamon) January 4, 2018 This is unsourced, purports to be from the current bomb cyclone. I was a street medic for 15 years — this absolutely terrified me. Advertisements Filed under: Crock of the Week

2018-01-05 18:04   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Bomb Psychlone: Climate, Sea Level, and Superstorms in a Warming World.

As the Northeast is battered by a gigantic winter storm, a reminder from the past of what can happen with sharper temperature differentials in a warming world. Sea level rise is a force multiplier. Coastal floodwaters at peak of the #BombCyclone in Boston were legit pic.twitter.com/Irh0UmdT3S — Brian L Kahn (@blkahn) January 5, 2018 The

2018-01-05 17:44   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Dark Snow Project Fieldwork Findings Published

After a long and arduous path to publication, results of Marek Stibal’s observations of ice algae, which I documented in the 2014 Dark Snow field work, have been published. I plan to interview co-authors Marek Stibal and Jason Box next week. Scientific American: Algae growth as a result of climate change is making the Greenland

2018-01-05 17:35   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: How, and Why, Not to be Triggered by Trump

Above, recent video on best approaches for climate communication in the age of fake news and the war on science.  Much of the insight we have from the last decade come from neuroscientists like George Lakoff, and climate comms practitioners like John Cook. George Lakoff is a neuroscientist specializing in the study of how human

2018-01-04 20:17   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Why This Cyclone is the Bomb

Wow. #BombCyclone is now down to 951mb. Likely the most intense East Coast winter storm in the satellite era. (Previous record: 953mb in Feb. 1976)Strengthened 59mb in just 24hrs. Likely the most rapidly intensifying East Coast winter storm on record. (Prev: 49mb in Dec. 1996) pic.twitter.com/862KOLZnKY — Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus) January 4, 2018 Climate change

2018-01-04 18:54   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Katharine Hayhoe: What Happens in the Arctic Matters

Above, Katharine Hayhoe on why the Arctic Matters. Below – Arctic Science all-stars make the same point.   Advertisements Filed under: Crock of the Week

2018-01-04 01:03   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Stephen Colbert on Trump and Polar Vortex

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2018-01-04 00:45   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: In Climate: Up the Down Escalator

Associated Press: WASHINGTON (AP) — Anchorage, Alaska, was warmer Tuesday than Jacksonville, Florida. The weather in the U.S. is that upside down. That’s because the Arctic’s deeply frigid weather escaped its regular atmospheric jail that traps the worst cold. It then meandered south to the central and eastern United States. And this has been happening

2018-01-03 01:16   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: We Knew #ExxonKnew. Now We Know that #APIKnew, too.

New chapter in history of climate science denial and cover-up. Guardian: Over 300 government officials, economists, historians, scientists, and industry executives were present for the Energy and Man symposium – organized by the American Petroleum Institute and the Columbia Graduate School of Business – and Dunlop was to address the entire congregation on the “prime

2018-01-03 01:05   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Reposting: Arctic Science All-Stars Explain Polar Vortex

In 2017 I finished a two year project interviewing some of the world’s best known experts in Arctic studies, for the Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic (SWIPA) update, a once in 5 year summation of all we have learned in this area. The first 4 minutes of the video above are a

2017-12-31 17:07   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Reposting: Jeff Goodell – “No One is Thinking About the Future”

Jeff Goodell’s book “The Water Will Come” became a best seller this year. Here are excerpts of the interviews I did with him in Miami as he researched the book.   Jeff writes in the book about his 2013 flight with Dark Snow Project, along the calving wall of Jakobshaven glacier, in Greenland. I interviewed Jeff

2017-12-30 17:22   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Reposting 2017: What is Antarctica’s Future?

In advance of a giant break in the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica, I interviewed glaciologists Eric Rignot of NASA, and Jeremy Bassis, of the University of Michigan.Filed under: Crock of the Week

2017-12-30 17:14   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Reposting 2017: Extremes Rising Globally

New York Times journalist Keith Schneider gave me one of the best interviews of 2017. Here’s a clip.Filed under: Crock of the Week

2017-12-30 17:06   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: How We Know Climate Change Affected Extremes in 2017

Noah Diffenbaugh in the NYTimes: STANFORD, Calif. — This was a year of devastating weather, including historic hurricanes and wildfires here in the United States. Did climate change play a role? Increasingly, scientists are able to answer that question — and increasingly, the answer is yes. My lab recently published a new framework for examining

2017-12-30 17:02   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Snowflakes and Micropenises: Delicate Male Ego a Threat to Planet

I’ve often observed that a much cheaper option to the giant, roaring SUV/ORV is a simple bumper sticker that says, “Damn Right I have a Small Penis.” Never more true than in the tiny-handed era of Trump. Scientific American: Women have long surpassed men in the arena of environmental action; across age groups and countries,

2017-12-29 18:50   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: 2017 Reposting: You’ll Be Amazed that Dilbert doesn’t Get Climate Change

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2017-12-29 17:19   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: 2017 Reposted: What Did We Know? When Did We Know It?

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2017-12-29 17:15   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: “Climate Gentrification” – Sea Level’s Unexpected Impact

CBS News: Homes at higher elevations in Miami are gaining value at a faster clip than those closer to sea level. It’s an accelerating trend, and it has residents and real estate agents — in Miami and other coastal communities — asking whether “climate gentrification” has arrived. The term, which only recently entered the lexicon,

2017-12-29 17:09   Click to comment


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