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Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Al Franken, David Letterman: Boiling the Frog, and a Price on Carbon

Al Franken and David Letterman: droll discussion of climate change and democracy. There are several more in this series, see below. Filed under: Crock of the Week

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Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Larsen C Continues to Unravel

Click above for larger. Project Midas: On July 12 2017, data from the Sentinel-1 satellite confirmed the calving from the Larsen C Ice Shelf of Iceberg A68, a slab of ice 5,800 km in area and weighing more than 1 trillion tonnes. New Sentinel-1 interferometry data from July 18 now shows how the remaining ice

2017-07-21 12:20   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: New, and Old, Explainers on Temp Adjustments

Favorite hobby horse of deniers. Evil scientists adjust temperature measurements to suit their one-world-government agenda. Reality more boring. Fortunately, Berkeley Earth Alumnus Zeke Hausfather is one of our most lucid explainers. Zeke Hausfather in Carbon Brief: These adjustments have long been a heated point of debate. Many climate sceptics like to argue that scientists “exaggerate”

2017-07-20 02:30   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Scientist Blows Whistle: Breaks Silence on Trump/Putin/GOP War on Science

Mr. Putin, we do not have Gulags here. Stand by. A wave is coming that will be larger than you can understand. Video at link. Washington Post: Joel Clement was director of the Office of Policy Analysis at the U.S. Interior Department until last week. He is now a senior adviser at the department’s Office

2017-07-20 02:28   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Are Republicans Ready for Climate “Red Pill”?

Climate denial is a prison for your mind. More on signs of reluctant awakening to climate threat and renewable solutions among Republicans. Are we seeing something analogous to the national turning on marriage equality of a few years back? or perhaps like what is happening in the Health care debate, where the once-deemed-radical idea of

2017-07-19 17:04   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Al Gore with Colbert: New Climate Movie out Soon

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2017-07-18 19:12   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: The Age of Electric Vehicles Dawns

New York Times: There is simply no credible way to address climate change without changing the way we get from here to there, meaning cars, trucks, planes and any other gas-guzzling forms of transportation. That is why it is so heartening to see electric cars, considered curios for the rich or eccentric or both not that

2017-07-18 19:01   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Dark Snow 2017 Photo Update

Quick look at what’s going on. My first three days in Greenland were spent in Ilulissat, which is home to one of the world’s fastest flowing Icestreams, which empties into Disko Bay, and, eventually the North Atlantic.  It’s been said the berg that sank the Titanic may well have been birthed here. There is a

2017-07-17 17:56   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Republicans Cracking on Climate?

We watched over 8 years as Republicans railed against the Affordable Care Act, promising that they had a ready alternative, if only the bad people would let them enact it. Well, now we see the sham that was. Could something similar be going on in the climate change arena?  To appease rabidly anti-science donors the

2017-07-17 16:34   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Bigger and Bigger ‘uns

"We keep sending bigger ones, and they keep ignoring them" #ActOnClimate #climate #LarsenC #antartica via @NewYorker pic.twitter.com/aAXcyZheh8 — Mike Hudema (@MikeHudema) July 14, 2017 Filed under: Crock of the Week

2017-07-15 00:39   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Larsen C: One of the Biggest Bergs Ever just formed

That big Berg just dropped. Above, I’ve been interviewing ice experts about this over recent months, including Eric Rignot, Jeremy Bassis, and Ted Scambos. They give background detail and implications. Takeaway – not an unexpected or ominous event in itself, this calving is just another step in a process we are already following, and have

2017-07-12 17:41   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Family Feud: Trump’s EPA May do Game Show Science

We should do science more like a game show. Everyone would be dumber, but at least it would improve ratings. MediaMatters:  In a February 9 Washington Post op-ed, (Radio Talk show host Hugh) Hewitt suggested that Trump should appoint (Radio Talk Show host Rush) Limbaugh to a special commission to study climate change. Limbaugh has

2017-07-11 22:01   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Know Nothings: On the Road to Taliban

More relevant than ever, Chairman of the House “Science” Committee, Lamar Smith, lauds Donald Trump as the “only source of unvarnished truth.” Leonard Pitts in the Miami Herald: We have explored the role of social media, the loss of the Fairness Doctrine and the city/country divide in creating this break. But no one — at least,

2017-07-11 16:14   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Music Break: Caroline Jones and Doug Paisley – If I Needed You

Best, most soulful version I’ve heard of this beautiful Townes Van Zandt song.Filed under: Crock of the Week

2017-07-11 04:13   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Mann to Doomers: Not so Fast

There is a cottage industry online of over-the-top predictions of imminent human extinction from climate change – something I always have pushed back on. To those that warn of imminent human extinction, I say, “We’re not getting off that easy.” Meaning, we’re actually going to have to deal with and solve this problem, and to

2017-07-10 16:07   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Ben Santer: Fighting Trickle Down Ignorance

Or is it “tinkle down”? Ben Santer is one of the world’s most accomplished atmospheric experts. His response to our current crisis – stand up and speak truth to power.  This recent piece in the Washington Post is a perfect example of his aggressive communication effort. Washington Post: I’ve been a mountaineer for most of

2017-07-10 15:17   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Have Drone, Will Travel

After a successful fundraiser this spring, I am off to Greenland, flying tomorrow. Our “Windsled Project” is already completed, and I’ll be debriefing ice chemist Ross Edwards after I get back.  If all goes well, there may be further activity on that front in coming campaigns. One great new addition to my kit this year

2017-07-10 14:23   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Inevitable Result of GOP War on Science. Flat Earthers Resurgent

“They” want us to believe the Earth is round. And Warming. Thank God for the internet. Consider parallels to the climate denial movement. The video above has 42k+ views. Head vise warning. Denver Post: Every Tuesday at 6 p.m., three dozen Coloradans from every corner of the state assemble in the windowless back room of

2017-07-09 17:24   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: The Weekend Wonk: Amory Lovins on Disruptive Energy Futures

From a June 6, 2017 talk.Filed under: Crock of the Week

2017-07-09 16:44   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Tesla Model 3 Dropping Soon

The Verge: Elon Musk said that the first production unit of the ultra-anticipated Tesla Model 3 would be coming this week, and here it is. The Tesla CEO posted two photos of the vehicle to Twitter late on Saturday night. Musk has said that the first 30 Model 3 customers will receive their cars at

2017-07-09 15:54   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Jerry Brown: Trump Does Not Speak for America

Raw Story: Speaking to over 12,000 environmental activists in Hamburg, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) announced plans for a global environmental summit in San Francisco next year, telling the crowd that President Donald Trump “doesn’t speak” for America. According to the LA Times, Brown spoke at the Global Citizen Festival Hamburg while Trump was in

2017-07-09 02:24   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Music Break: Neil Young – Keep on Rockin in the Free World

Inspirational,  aspirational. Below, bonus track. Filed under: Crock of the Week

2017-07-09 02:10   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: John Oliver: Sinclair Broadcasting Stations Impose Right Wing Agenda

  Damn disgusting trashing of a good name, and no I don’t know these people.Filed under: Crock of the Week

2017-07-08 23:30   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Not Just Racism. Climate Deniers Sexual harassers as well.

In the current national values clarification exercise, notable evil-doers helpfully confirming my long-time correlation between climate denial and racism. (not even trying to be subtle anymore) And now, serial sexual harrassment/bullying as well. To the list that includes Limbaugh, Ailes, O’Reilly, Bannon, and Trump, now add Charles Payne. Different expressions, same gene. NBC: Fox Business…

2017-07-07 18:34   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Russian Hackers Target Nuclear Plants

I’ll say it again. Distributed Energy Generation will enhance National Security. Bloomberg: Hackers working for a foreign government recently breached at least a dozen U.S. power plants, including the Wolf Creek nuclear facility in Kansas, according to current and former U.S. officials, sparking concerns the attackers were searching for vulnerabilities in the electrical grid. The

2017-07-07 02:38   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Baseload: When Wind is the Firmest Energy Source

Germany’s power grid, with much greater Renewable energy penetration, is 10x as stable as the US. Maybe they know something Rick Perry doesn’t. (doesn’t everybody?) EENews: The peak season for electricity at the Rim Rock Wind Farm in northern Montana is in the winter, when a steady wind blows from the Rockies and gets 126

2017-07-05 15:12   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Reality Check: Earth to Venus Unlikely

I have some good news and some bad news. Even absent a Permian Extinction wipeout – Earth’s paleoclimate history shows that possible outcomes of a strong greenhouse warming include some pretty dire scenarios.  Avoiding a 90 percent extinction event is nice, but not exactly a “win”. We’d like to stabilize at something that is something

2017-07-05 14:25   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Richard Clarke: The Russians Invaded, and They Won

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2017-07-04 20:24   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: China’s City of Trees

The Chinese expected they’d have to compete to become technological leaders of the world. I’m sure they didn’t expect the US would hand leadership over to them – but here we are. Indy100: Fortunately though, there are some good news stories on the horizon; with many of them coming from China. The country has been

2017-07-04 13:54   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: China Will Do to Battery Prices what They Did to Solar Prices

History. In early 2000s, Germany adopted policies encouraging adoption of solar/renewable energy. Policies were much more successful than imagined, sparking demand bigger than German industry could fill. China, seeing opportunity, ramped up production. Solar PV prices crashed globally. Leading to current explosion in deployment and near-monthly new low-cost records. Same about to happen with…

2017-07-03 17:35   Click to comment


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