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Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Flat Earther Determined to Prove Science is Wrong – in Home made Rocket

This is what 20 years of Fox News, talk radio, and science denial has given us. I’m fine with this guy doing what he wants.  Flat earthers are generally only harming themselves. But with climate denial, problem is, we’re all strapped in right next to the idiots. This guy is holding up a mirror for

2017-11-21 20:52   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Red Alert for Internet Users – Trump Takes Aim at Net Neutrality

The Internet. It ain’t broke, so it’s time someone fixed that. They hope to squeeze this poison pork through while you’re having Turkey. John Oliver’s worthwhile explainer is above. Wired: Jettisoning net-neutrality rules would make it easier for companies like AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon to give their own streaming video services priority over others, such

2017-11-21 16:24   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Tax Plan Takes Aim at (non-carbon) Energy

Still a moving target, but proposed tax “reform” will not only make the richest richer, (see above) it will take aim at disruptive new energy technologies, as well. The goal: A lump of coal in everyone’s stocking. Bloomberg: The framework the White House proposed Sept. 27 “would disrupt the economics of clean energy projects as

2017-11-21 15:55   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Music Break: Green Day’s “Day in the Life” is Cross Between “They Live” and “Pleasantville”

In the movie “They Live”, the hero comes across a pair of high tech sunglasses that enable him to see through a fog of illusion created by alien invaders. In “Pleasantville”, a Ward Cleaver American suburb begins to wake from a sexless, gray slumber. Green Day draws on both here. Below, clips from. “They Live”

2017-11-21 14:44   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Deep Peat: A Carbon Storehouse beneath the Rainforest

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2017-11-21 14:31   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Disruption: Job Cuts at Big Maker of Gas/Oil Generators

Reuters: FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Siemens (SIEGn.DE) will cut about 6,900 jobs, or close to 2 percent of its global workforce, mainly at its power and gas division, which has been hit by the rapid growth of renewables. Most of the cuts, about 6,100, will be made before 2020 at Siemens’s Power and Gas division, which

2017-11-21 14:30   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: How to Spot Fake News. The Basics.

Survival tips for the attack on democracy. Worth circulating. International Federation of Library Associations: Critical thinking is a key skill in media and information literacy, and the mission of libraries is to educate and advocate its importance. Discussions about fake news has led to a new focus on media literacy more broadly, and the role

2017-11-21 14:22   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Is this Peak FoxNews?

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2017-11-20 19:45   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: New Video: Climate, Sea Level, and Superstorms

This season’s disasters in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico re-started the conversation around climate and extreme weather. Several recent studies shine a light on this… Advertisements Filed under: Crock of the Week

2017-11-20 19:21   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: The Bubble Shivers: Norway’s Trillion Dollar Wealth Fund Weighs Dropping Oil

Carbon Bubble is biting hard now. Cut to the chase at 2:50 in the vid above – the whole idea of Oil stocks as some kind of value proposition is teetering on the brink. Guardian: The Norwegian central bank, which runs the country’s sovereign wealth fund – the world’s biggest – has told its government

2017-11-20 11:24   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Will 2018 be the Year of EVs?

This week saw the rollout of Tesla’s newest Semi-Truck and Roadster offerings. The Economist has a video with a warts and all look at the inevitable EV revolution. Challenges galore, but obstacles keep falling. Here, Dan Kammen of UC Berkeley has some important drill-down perspectives. Tesla is the glamour company now, but challengers are rising,

2017-11-20 11:21   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Companies, Countries, go for 100 Percent Renewable Electricity

Watch this video – trust me, trust me, trust me. Futurism.com: Last week, Ireland’s Citizens’ Assembly met to debate how the country could establish itself as a world leader in the fight against climate change. During the gathering, members heard how the nearby European nation of Scotland has managed to get on track to supply

2017-11-20 11:19   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Pope Francis: Climate Denial “Perverse”. But We Knew That.

Reuters: VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Denying climate change or being indifferent to its effects are “perverse attitudes” that block research and dialogue aimed at protecting the future of the planet, Pope Francis said on Thursday. Francis, a strong defender of environmental protection, made his comments in a message to ministers meeting in Bonn to work

2017-11-20 11:19   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: We Have the Best Disasters! Trump Recovery Misfires in Texas, Ignores California

We have the best disasters. The age of climate consequences is just beginning, and the response is completely inadequate. Greed and incompetence. Not just for Puerto Ricans anymore. Dallas Morning News: WASHINGTON — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and a host of bipartisan congressional lawmakers are slamming the new $44 billion White House disaster relief aid

2017-11-19 10:36   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Two Bills: Maher and Mckibben on Climate

Below, bonus – brilliant “Christmas Carol” for Trump send-up. Advertisements Filed under: Crock of the Week

2017-11-18 18:29   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: The Weekend Wonk: A Paid Climate Skeptic Wakes Up

“Radio lab” style interview with former Cato Institute climate denial hack Jerry Taylor. Now woke. Advertisements Filed under: Crock of the Week

2017-11-18 14:23   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Tesla Truck is Awesome. New Roadster is a Bonus

0 to 60 in 5 seconds. 500 mile range. That’s the truck – the roadster is faster, and runs farther. Solar powered mega charger network – runs on sunlight. “A hardcore smackdown” to gasoline powered transit. BBC: Tesla has unveiled its first electric articulated lorry, designed to challenge diesel trucks as king of the road.

2017-11-17 14:32   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: For Sea Level, Some Glaciers Affect your City More than Others

The remaining rifts in #LarsenC after iceberg #A68 broke off can be seen clearly in #Landsat8 of 10 Nov. How long before they produce new icebergs? pic.twitter.com/w3xhA80bUb — Stef Lhermitte (@StefLhermitte) November 16, 2017 Important concept – Ice sheets are so massive, that they create their own gravitational field, pulling ocean water towards them. As

2017-11-16 13:44   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: California May Reach 50 Percent Renewable Goal 10 Years Early

California has a goal of 50 percent renewable energy by 2030. Looks like they’ll beat that. Common situation. San Francisco Chronicle: An annual report issued Monday by California regulators found that the state’s three big, investor-owned utilities — Pacific Gas and Electric Co., Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric Co. — are

2017-11-15 10:46   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: New Battery Tech Erodes Indian Coal. Renewables to Aid “Energy Poverty”

Bloomberg: India’s power distributors are balking at traditional 25-year thermal-power purchase contracts, avoiding lengthy entanglements so they can benefit as costs for batteries and renewable energy slide. Now in vogue: agreements that last 10 years or even less. “In the next five to 10 years battery storage may be coming in a big way,” Deepak Amitabh,

2017-11-15 10:46   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Beyond the March for Science: Scientists Act by Running for Office

PhD volcanologist Jesse Phoenix is running against climate denier Steve Knight in California. CrowdPac: I’ve seen the value of stepping up my whole life. Both of my parents were FBI agents for over 20 years. When you have people like that as your role models, loyalty, bravery, and integrity become your way of life. Until

2017-11-14 14:21   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: US Flood Insurance is Swamped by Corruption, Climate Change

Bob Henson – Weather Underground: A tangle of politics and problems may force yet another delay in long-sought updates to the broke, beleaguered U.S. National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Congress has the unenviable task of putting NFIP back in the black without raising rates too quickly on folks who can’t afford to leave vulnerable coastal

2017-11-14 14:20   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: At COP23: Protesters Disrupt Trumpian “Coal is Cool” Panel

Protesters disrupted the embarrassing US panel at Bonn’s climate conference, which portrayed the US position that coal is a solution to climate change. Lyrics: After singing, the group walked out. Advertisements Filed under: Crock of the Week

2017-11-13 18:06   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: New Data: Global Carbon Pollution Growing Again

After 3 years of flat CO2 output globally, preliminary data indicate emissions are growing again. The Conversation: Global greenhouse emissions from fossil fuels and industry are on track to grow by 2% in 2017, reaching a new record high of 37 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide, according to the 2017 Global Carbon Budget, released today.

2017-11-13 14:15   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: More Utilities Betting on Renewables

Motley Fool: American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP), who generates nearly half of its electricity from coal, says it will invest $1.8 billion in renewable energy by 2020. That’s only about 10% of its total capital spending, but it’s a transition other utilities have already begun. In a press release discussing its future investments, AEP said it

2017-11-13 13:54   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Climate Disasters – Corruption opportunity of a Lifetime

Pays to be friends with Trump cabinet members. A Tiny Montana company, with only two employees and scant experience (but connections to Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke) scored a 300 million dollar contract to rebuild the Puerto Rico electrical grid. A lot of people were outraged by the exorbitant rates Whitefish Energy was charging struggling Puerto

2017-11-13 12:45   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: The Weekend Wonk: Bloomberg, Brown at COP 23

Recommended, go to Michael Bloomberg’s remarks starting at 56:00, followed by Jerry Brown. (fyi Brown gets interrupted by demonstrators) Takeaway: Cities, states, corporations and communities were already doing most of the climate mitigation work in the US, now they are more than picking up the slack left by the irresponsible, and soon to be deposed,

2017-11-12 17:12   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: More Clueless Climate Deniers

In case after case, Trump nominees to important environmental posts show incredible inability to acknowledge even the most basic facts in front of our eyes. And why it matters. New York Times: In Washington, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is leading recovery efforts that could cost taxpayers more than $50 billion after devastating storms hit

2017-11-12 16:13   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Music Break: Rhonda Vincent – If you Don’t Love Your Neighbor…

Back in the day, we used to do this one in the “Small Potatoes String Band”, at the local Holiday Inn. Seems relevant to where we are. New Poll: 37% of Alabama evangelicals say they’re *more likely* to vote for Moore given sex abuse allegations, only 28% are less likely. “Values voters.” https://t.co/8mFMCZgiQj pic.twitter.com/Oq3Nm8zF7n —

2017-11-12 16:12   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: “There’s been no Progress.” James Hansen at COP 23.

Jim Hansen not a fan of the Paris Agreement. Price on carbon needed. Advertisements Filed under: Crock of the Week

2017-11-10 15:11   Click to comment


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