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Climate Denial Crock of the Week: The Weekend Wonk: Potholer on the Conservative Solution to Climate Change

Two long vids from the legendary Aussie debunker. Financial Times (paywalled): The tragedy is that while the scientists and technologists have won the argument, the climate sceptics and deniers have effectively won the policy debate: we are doing far too little, far too late. It is now essential to transform the discussion from fear of […]

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Climate Denial Crock of the Week: New Florida Guv Denies Climate Change, but Has to Acknowledge Sea Level Rise

As evidence, uhm, floods in that Florida real estate is being impacted by sea level rise, even the climate deniers like newly elected Florida Guv Ron DeSantis have to respond. First Street Foundation: Scientists from the non-profit First Street Foundation find $7.4 billion has been lost in home value across 5 coastal states from 2005 […]

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Climate Denial Crock of the Week: How Captain Planet Failed Us

Paul Barach in Medium: The day I learned that Exxon-Mobile knew about climate change in the 1970swas the first time in decades I’d thought of Captain Planet. Well, excluding this Robot Chicken sketch. (above) – For those of you not familiar with Ted Turner’s brainchild, Captain Planet was a Saturday morning cartoon about five teenagers […]

2019-01-18 21:10   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Gen Z: Like Millennials, Progressive on Climate

Pew Social Trends: Gen Zers’ views about climate change are virtually identical to those of Millennials and not markedly different from Gen Xers. About half in all three generations say the earth is getting warmer due to human activity. Boomers are somewhat more skeptical of this than Gen Zers or Millennials. Members of the Silent […]

2019-01-18 19:42   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Andrew Dessler on the Threat to American Science

You don’t need education if you’re planning for a nation of serfs. Andrew Dessler on Twitter: As the shutdown continues to harm U.S. science in myriad ways, I worry a lot that we’re on the cusp of a long-term decline in U.S. science. U.S. research universities are the envy of the world. These research universities […]

2019-01-17 20:24   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Fracking Will Fracture the Climate

Huffington Post: Amid mounting calls to phase out fossil fuels in the face of rapidly worsening climate change, the United States is ramping up oil and gas drilling faster than any other country, threatening to add 1,000 coal plants’ worth of planet-warming gases by the middle of the century, according to a report released Wednesday. […]

2019-01-16 15:02   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Is Trump Compromised? Dear Media, Try to Keep Up..

Maxine Waters had it nailed early on. There is a fossil fuel, climate denial connection with the greatest incidence of treason in the history of the United States. Below, I stand behind everything I said on an NPR call-in 2 years ago – just a few days after the election. Advertisements

2019-01-14 18:54   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Come To Miami, Florida’s Sea Level and Sewage Capital

I went to Miami in. 2016 with Jeff Goodell of Rolling Stone, and saw for myself the rise of sea level enhanced flooding in a poor neighborhood – where scientists have sampled all manner of pathogen and toxic pollutants being percolated up out of the soil and onto the streets where citizens work and children […]

2019-01-14 15:08   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: The Weekend Wonk: From 1958 – The Trump/Trackdown Episode is a Parable for Our Time

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2019-01-13 17:28   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: China Set to Become Renewable Superpower

Above, General Richard Zilmer was formerly Commander of US Forces in Anbar Province, Iraq. Now retired, he warns that the US is abdicating leadership in global energy technology. Dominic Dudley in Forbes: The continuing growth in renewable energy around the world is set to boost the power of China while undermining the influence of major […]

2019-01-13 14:41   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Trailer: “On the Basis of Sex” – RBG Movie really Grabs

Docu-Dramas have a mixed history – sometimes feeling good-for-you, like eating your spinach. This is a super smart movie that grabs. Worth your time. Advertisements

2019-01-13 01:54   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Solar, Wind,+ Storage Challenging Gas

Quartz: For years, proponents of natural gas referred to it as a “bridge fuel,”an interim power source on the way to a distant future dominated by renewable energy. That far-off day seemed to pose little immediate threat. Not anymore. Last year, representatives at the World Gas Conference started referring to natural gas as a “destination fuel” instead, even as […]

2019-01-13 01:35   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: The Sound of Wind Turbines

Just stumbled on this. Recorded 3/28/13. Advertisements

2019-01-11 23:57   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Trailer: Velvet Buzzsaw

Setting is Big city Art World. Pretty well captures the skin crawly feel of it.

2019-01-11 23:44   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Fade to Black: Coal Closures Accelerate

Wall Street Journal (Paywall): Just last summer, Northern Indiana Public Service Co. planned to retire two of its five remaining coal-fired power plants by 2023. Now, it plans to do away with all of them over the next decade, and buy more solar and wind power instead. The Midwestern company’s decision is part of a […]

2019-01-11 19:01   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Trump Could Take Puerto Rico Recovery Dollars to Fund “The Wall”

The most important priority for Trump’s base is to make sure brown people, somewhere, are suffering. NBC: President Donald Trump has been briefed on a plan that would use the Army Corps of Engineers and a portion of $13.9 billion of Army Corps funding to build 315 miles of barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border, according […]

2019-01-11 03:03   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Music Break: Patty Griffin – Heavenly Day

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2019-01-11 01:46   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Washington Post: What is the Green New Deal?

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2019-01-10 15:56   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: With Washington MIA: States, Utilities Pick Up the Climate Fight

Inside Climate News: In Pennsylvania, a coal state where the fracking boom has also pushed natural gas production to the second highest levels in the nation, Gov. Tom Wolf is launching into his second term with a conspicuous move on climate change. Wolf issued an executive order on Tuesday to set the state’s first economy-wide […]

2019-01-10 15:30   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: New from NASA: East Antarctic Acting Up

East Antarctica is supposed to be the most extremely stable ice on the planet. Turns out it’s changing with unsettling speed. NASA: East Antarctica has the potential to reshape coastlines around the world through sea level rise, but scientists have long considered it more stable than its neighbor, West Antarctica. Now, new detailed NASA maps […]

2019-01-09 14:20   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: MIT, and Elsewhere, Energy Storage a Hot Topic

Young engineers want to go where the action is – and that means renewable energy, and dealing with climate change. MIT News: For renewable energy technologies like concentrated solar power (CSP) to make sense economically, storage is crucial. Since the sun isn’t always shining, solar energy needs to be somehow stored for later use. But […]

2019-01-09 14:03   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Study: Sea Level Starting to Bite Coastal Real Estate

Above, Rolling Stone’s Jeff Goodell on the economics and politics of real estate in South Florida – up till recently oblivious to climate change and sea level rise. Population Research and Policy Review: ABSTRACT: Sea-Level Rise (SLR) Projections from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) indicate […]

2019-01-09 14:00   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Rising Carbon Emissions – A Ripple or a Wave?

CNN: Monongahela, Pennsylvania (CNN)It sits on the banks of the Monongahela River like a monstrous monument to extinction. With no fire in its belly and no smoke in its stacks, the rusting power plant provides only one sign of its former inhabitants, scribbled on a white board in a padlocked guard booth. “RIP Mitchell,” the […]

2019-01-09 00:59   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Tracking Melt on Northwest Glaciers with Ben Pelto

CBC has a new piece following the work of glaciologist Ben Pelto in the mountains of British Columbia. I was fortunate to be with Ben and his Dad, Mauri Pelto, in the Cascades back in 2012. Now Ben is a PhD student and continuing his Father’s work of long term glacial monitoring. CBC: When Ben […]

2019-01-08 18:14   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: We’ve Lost the Big MO on Climate. Time to Get it Back

Maybe we’re in that movie where the bad guys win? Washington Post: U.S. carbon dioxide emissions rose an estimated 3.4 percent in 2018, according to new research — a jarring increase that comes as scientists say the world needs to be aggressively cutting its emissions to avoid the most devastating effects of climate change. The […]

2019-01-08 15:26   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Supremes Pave Way for Exxon Suit

Trump’s not the only one who has investigators on his tail. Reuters: Jan 7 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for the attorney general of Massachusetts to obtain records from Exxon Mobil Corp to probe whether the oil company for decades concealed its knowledge of the role fossil fuels play […]

2019-01-07 16:25   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Is Climate the Real Cause of Caravans?

Here's the video of Chris Wallace fact-checking Sarah Sanders on her false claim that terrorists are streaming over the border with Mexico. "The state department says there hasn’t been any terrorists found coming across the southern border." Via Fox. pic.twitter.com/ByMaa9TK2S — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 6, 2019 Dear Dittoheads, If you really hate the idea […]

2019-01-07 16:16   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: AOC on 60 Minutes. Call me a Radical.

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2019-01-07 15:01   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: PBS NewsHour: As Seas Rise, Coastal Residents Feel Flood Risk

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2019-01-06 16:28   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Camp Century: Will Melting Uncover Greenland’s Toxic Nuclear City?

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2019-01-05 13:36   Click to comment


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