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Climate Denial Crock of the Week: The Weekend Wonk: Fracking and the Rise in Methane

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Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Music Break: Lee Fields – HoneyDove

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Climate Denial Crock of the Week: AOC Clarifies on Green New Deal on Late Night

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talks about the Green New Deal, showing the inner workings of Capitol Hill and her past as a science fair award-winner. Advertisements

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Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Drone Tour of Nebraska Flood Zone

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2019-03-23 17:58   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Mozambique: Full Catastrophe just Emerging

UNICEF donations here. CNN: Beira, Mozambique (CNN)As many as “300 to 400” bodies line the banks of a road out of the city of Beira in Mozambique, according to an eyewitness account, and flood waters have formed an inland ocean that is visible from outer space. The harrowing scene, described by Zimbabwean Graham Taylor, suggests […]

2019-03-23 16:57   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: In the US Grain Belt: “I’m Looking at Climate Change”

Grist: Spring flooding happens nearly every year in the upper Midwest, but current flooding has far surpassed previous all-time records on Nebraska’s major waterways. Climate change means springtime temperatures are arriving earlierwith more intense early-season rains, worsening the risk of damaging floods. In one location, the Missouri River broke its previous record by nearly four […]

2019-03-23 15:24   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Trump Trips on Wind, Solar Energy

The man that told you Obama was born in Kenya, he did not pay hush money to that stripper, there is no climate change, and Mexico would pay for his wall, has some new news about renewable energy. Newsweek: Scientists responded angrily to President Donald Trump’s anti-renewable energy claim that people would have to turn off […]

2019-03-22 13:50   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Don’t be an Asshole. Mayor Pete Talks Green New Deal

Got a dental cleaning today. My dentist is a pretty conservative guy who seems to have awakened to the reality of climate change relatively recently. He sometimes feels me out on politics when he’s checking my fillings. “Some political changes going on – are you on board with kill all the cows and no more […]

2019-03-22 13:34   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: In US Breadbasket – Can Dams Hold Climate Fueled Floods?

An Iowa farmer says “95 percent” of his land is under water after devastating flooding. “These are the people out here that feed America. And without these people, America is going to suffer. The whole economy is going to suffer,” he says. https://t.co/n5gQwEz69g pic.twitter.com/yo5vScsTQK — CNN (@CNN) March 22, 2019 Between Trump tariffs and Trump […]

2019-03-22 13:02   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Climate Adaptation, but Only for the Rich

New Statesman: In November, as wildfires ripped through California, Kim Kardashian hired a squad of private firefighters to protect her $50m estate in Calabasas. During the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Blackwater security guards defended the houses of the hyper rich against feared hordes of looters while their occupants were quietly helicoptered to safety. […]

2019-03-22 00:58   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Africa’s Katrina

It’s going to be a long century. Jeff Masters in Weather Underground: Over 400 are dead and countless more are at grave risk, huddled on rooftops or clinging to trees, in the horrifying aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Idai in Mozambique. In scenes reminiscent of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005, aerial survey teams photographed […]

2019-03-21 21:22   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: La Bombagenesis: More on Land Cyclones

A western Nor’Easter. Nothing to see here. By the way, what the heck is a bomb cyclone? Two takes. The new word I learned from this one wasn’t “bombogenesis” – but “Kentuckiana”. Advertisements

2019-03-21 17:58   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: 20 Years of Harassing Science

With the 20 year anniversary of the publication of the hockey stick graph, time for a review. Above, a history of science denial, from tobacco to climate change, finds that the same characters keep showing up. Below, in recent years, the attacks on science have become more focused and threatening, as fossil fuel interests have […]

2019-03-21 16:50   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: The Hockey Stick at 20

Replicated now many times, the Hockey Stick graph of global temperatures has withstood the test of time. Only dead enders argue about it any more. But the war on science and fact that followed climate findings like this has deeply degraded our public dialogue, one of the most toxic and tragic legacies of climate denial, […]

2019-03-21 13:11   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Holy Grail? Judge Blocks Drilling, Cites Climate Change

Don’t pop the Champaign yet, but this new court ruling might be part of a trend. AP via CBS: BILLINGS, Mont. — A judge blocked oil and gas drilling across almost 500 square miles in Wyoming and said the U.S. government must consider climate change impacts more broadly as it leases huge swaths of public […]

2019-03-21 12:56   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Missouri River Flooding “Historic”

Circle of Blue: Swelled by rainfall and melted snow, the Missouri River and its tributaries reached record levels this weekend in some of the worst flooding ever registered in parts of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. Rising rivers displayed the destructive power of water: they overtopped levees and ripped apart roads. Dozens of wastewater plants […]

2019-03-20 03:42   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Major Damage in Mozambique Following Rare Cyclone

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC): Beira/Nairobi/Geneva, 18 March 2019 — The scale of damage caused by cyclone Idai that hit the Mozambican city of Beira is massive and horrifying. This is the initial assessment of a team of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) aid […]

2019-03-18 13:27   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Cyclone Bombs Nebraska

Earther: Historic flooding has followed in the wake of the “bomb cyclone” that rammed into the central U.S. this week, with USA Today reporting that Nebraska experienced what may be the worst floods in half a century. Flooding has continued in swathes of Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska, according to CNN. A bomb cyclone occurs when—as […]

2019-03-18 13:27   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Music Break: John McLaughlin – You Know You Know

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2019-03-18 02:09   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Mayor Pete on the Green New Deal

.@PeteButtigieg: "If we don't act aggressively and immediately on climate, it's not going to be a pretty picture…This timetable isn't being set in Congress. It's being set by reality. It's being set by science. And it's going to hit.: #FNS pic.twitter.com/h4YdELqoNY — FoxNewsSunday (@FoxNewsSunday) March 17, 2019 Advertisements

2019-03-17 20:15   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Climate and the Crisis of Fear: Bill Nye Surprises AOC at SXSW

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2019-03-17 02:31   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Not Just Methane: Ben Abbott on Permafrost Nitrogen

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2019-03-16 14:13   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: A Warning to Investors: Fossil Fuels Nearing Peak

Excerpt from long piece that’s worth a read. Bill McKibben in New York Review of Books: “Kingsmill Bond” certainly sounds like a proper name for a City of London financial analyst. He looks the part, too: gray hair expertly trimmed, well-cut suit. He’s lived in Moscow and Hong Kong and worked for Deutsche Bank, the […]

2019-03-16 14:13   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: GOP Congressman: Green New Deal is “Genocide”

Very fine people. Overtones of White Supremacy among climate deniers are not a new thing. Concurrent with a massacre of Muslims in New Zealand, a Republican anti-science wackjob equates a switch to electric vehicles with Nazis machine gunning Jews into a pit. Washington Post: Opponents of the Green New Deal have fired off a slew […]

2019-03-16 00:15   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Sign at the Children’s March, and a Poem

Read this at my Dad’s funeral. Father Earth: Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes, author of Women Who Run with Wolves There’s a two-million year old man No one knows. They cut into his rivers Peeled wide pieces of hide From his legs Left scorch marks On his buttocks. He did not cry out. No matter what […]

2019-03-15 23:51   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Climate Proofing Manhattan

Mayor Bill DeBlasio in New York Magazine: Six years ago, Hurricane Sandy slammed into New York City. The storm put 51 square miles of it under water. Seventeen thousand homes were damaged or destroyed. Forty-four New Yorkers lost their lives. We don’t debate global warming in New York City. Not anymore. The only question is […]

2019-03-15 00:51   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Permafrost Methane Feedback: Why Humans are Still in Control

Trying to piece together some bits and pieces on this – scientists have been telling me for years that the permafrost feedback, while real and serious, amounts to about 10 percent of human emissions – in other words, the biggest control knob is still in our hands. Big IF, but, IF we can get human […]

2019-03-15 00:50   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Freak-O-Nomics Indeed. Trump Ignorant of Solar Job Realities

Gary Cohn was a Chief Economic Advisor to President Trump from 2017 to 2018. He was the president and chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs from 2006 to 2017. He was recently interviewed for the Freakonomics podcast. Freakonomics: COHN: The president ran on coal and coal jobs. I remember vividly having a conversation with the […]

2019-03-15 00:50   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Unveiling the Tesla “Y”

03.14.19 | 8pm PDT — Tesla (@Tesla) March 10, 2019 Like past Tesla events, a live stream will be available on Tesla’s website, either directly on the main page, or through the Events & Presentations section on the Investor Relations page. CNN: New York (CNN Business)Tesla on Thursday is expected to unveil the Model Y, […]

2019-03-14 20:24   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Methane is Up. It’s Not from the Arctic. Where Then?

LA Times describes scientist’s general uneasiness about a rise in atmospheric methane. Problem is, no one knows where it’s coming from – and we’re pretty sure it’s not from the fabled Arctic “Methane Bomb”. (wrong isotopic signature) In a postscript to my interview with Carolyn Ruppel of the US Geological Survey, Dr. Ruppel raised the […]

2019-03-14 15:36   Click to comment


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