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Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Rick Perry Loses Cool on Warming

Huh. I see the video above has gotten 125k views while I wasn’t looking. Climate blogger Collin Maessen and I interviewed Richard Muller in 2014 at the American Geophysical Union. Muller, a one-time darling of denierville, got funding from, among others, the Koch Brothers, to apply his skeptical eye to climate science and review all the

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Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Coal Baron Sues Comic

If you saw John Oliver’s satirical piece on the joys of coal and coal mining, (posted here) – that’s earned him a legal threat from the coal baron he made fun of. Coal barons don’t like being made fun of.Filed under: Crock of the Week

2017-06-22 22:55   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Trump: Solar Powered Hate

Trump announces magical wall will be solar powered. I’m told, that as communicators, we’re not supposed to make jokes about the stupidity of Trump voters, – because it makes them sad. But c’mon, people. Fox and Friends are on board, of course. President refers to the wall “..keeping drugs out..”. Really? It’s going to keep

2017-06-22 15:59   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: So How Hot was it…?

We’ll adapt. Just don’t plan on travel, don’t burn yourself with the cold water from your tap, and don’t walk your dog – you might kill it. Pacific Standard: What’s an extreme heat wave like in a place that’s accustomed to extreme heat? Here’s a snapshot of Monday: A Phoenix television station broadcast a live

2017-06-22 15:10   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: 100 Percent Renewable: The Fight about Nuclear and Renewables

One thing that history shows is a 100 percent renewable and limitless heat source – the fight between those who think we can go to an all-sun-wind-water powered world, and those who think you can’t go carbon-free without nuclear energy. Hostilities have broken out again. Washington Post: Scientists are engaged in an increasingly bitter and

2017-06-22 14:50   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Music Break: Moby – In This Cold Place

This is interesting. Alternet:: Electronic artist Moby’s new animated music video sends a clear message about his feelings on capitalism, greed, and President Donald Trump — and the latter’s supporters aren’t having it. Once Trump supporters caught wind of Moby & The Void Pacific Choir’s “In This Cold Place” video, they began drawing their own conclusion

2017-06-22 02:59   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: John Oliver: Coal

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2017-06-19 16:03   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: In a Cabinet of Dim Bulbs, Rick Perry Shines

In a cabinet full of fawning, shamelessly pandering, dim bulbs, Rick Perry, well, shines. It would appear that 97 percent of below-average ex-cheerleader animal husbandry majors do not believe in human caused climate change.  That’s good enough for me. By the way, you’ll see above that Perry pays lip service to “innovations..coming out of our

2017-06-19 15:54   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Attributing Extremes to Climate Change

It’s been an axiom of climate science that “we can’t attribute a specific weather event to climate change”. Now, at least in relation to certain kinds of events, that’s changing – as the warming signal emerges ever more clearly from the noise. Climate Signals: Global warming has amplified the intensity, duration and frequency of extreme

2017-06-19 14:15   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: New Video: John Cook and the 97 Percent

Scientific conclusions derive from an understanding of basic laws supported by laboratory experiments, observations of nature, and mathematical and computer modeling. Like all human beings, scientists make mistakes, but the scientific process is designed to find and correct them. This process is inherently adversarial””scientists build reputations and gain recognition not only for…

2017-06-19 13:06   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Bill Maher: Coal? or Kohls?

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2017-06-17 10:47   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: A Farmer’s Appeal for Wind Energy

There’s a well organized and well funded anti-wind movement in the US, that above all, serves the needs of the Koch brothers and the fossil fuel industry – but in the process corrodes economic opportunities in rural areas, which in recent decades have switched places with inner cities as ground zero for social decay. EcoWatch:

2017-06-17 10:34   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Off the Trump Train: Cities, States, can Meet Paris Goals without US Help

While the Trump Train trundles back  into the nineteenth century, a lot of cities and states in the US are making their own alliances with countries, cities and provinces around the world to insure that Paris Climate goals are met. In doing so, they are declaring that they still believe in technology, and are open

2017-06-17 10:28   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Trump’s Play in “Pittsburgh not Paris”

Believe it. They are better at messaging than we are. It’s not that they go for the gut. Think a few inches lower. Time: Let’s talk about President Donald Trump’s “Pittsburgh not Paris” slogan. It may seem like an ill-conceived line about manufacturing. But it goes beyond that. It’s also about gender. Let me explain.

2017-06-17 00:26   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Stephen Colbert: The Obstruction of Justice League

Per one White House official: “Dear God, Keep him away from Twitter.” Meanwhile, President still has staunch supporters. Filed under: Crock of the Week

2017-06-16 16:29   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Believe the Scientists

Former NASA astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly sat down with CNN’s Rachel Crane at the Breakthrough Awards to discuss the future of scientific research under a Trump administration.  Noting that “97 percent of scientists” agree on climate change, the Kellys suggest believing the scientists may be prudent. New video coming out soon will deal with

2017-06-16 14:00   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Ilulissat is Glacier Ground Zero

I’ll be heading to Greenland next month, first stop, Ilulissat. Ilulissat is at the mouth of the fiord where Jacobshaven glacier, the world’s fastest moving ice stream, is pouring icebergs in to the sea.  Most of the cool visuals you see from Greenland are shot in and around the town, because it is a) accessible,

2017-06-15 17:10   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: How Oil Will Die

Long article here, worth reading the whole thing at the link. Seth Miller in Medium: The Keystone XL will go down as the world’s last great fossil fuels infrastructure project. TransCanada, the pipeline’s operator, charged about $10 per barrel for the transportation services, which means the pipeline extension earned about $5 million per day, or

2017-06-15 16:59   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: India Pushing for Renewable Leadership

Above, my interview 2 years ago with Keith Schneider, long time writer for the New York Times who specializes in International environmental and energy issues. I’ll be visiting him again next week for an update, in light of Paris. For now, he sent me a recent synopsis of hopeful developments in an important part of

2017-06-15 16:52   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Who Doesn’t Like a Good Car Crash?

Dummies don’t lie. Electric vehicles are safer for several reasons, not least of which are a lower center of gravity, and the flexibility and additional space that an electric drive system gives to engineers in providing best possible protection. Close to my heart, since I’ve been in a few crashes that I walked away from,

2017-06-14 21:51   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Counter-Intuitive: Sea Ice Hazards Block Climate Research

Remember that story a few years ago about the Antarctic researchers trapped in the ice? Deniers made a lot of mirth about that one, as if it showed something inconsistent with the climate change process. What they didn’t get, being, well, science deniers – is that ice in that particular region of Antarctica has been

2017-06-14 14:48   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Trump to Islanders: Don’t Worry about Sea Level. Meanwhile, at his Seaside Golf Course…

Ah love yew, Mr. Trump. blub blub blub….. Richmond Times-Dispatch: TANGIER — The mayor of the tiny Chesapeake Bay island community of Tangier says President Donald Trump called him after seeing a news report about the threat the Virginia village faces from sea-level rise. Trump — who was overwhelmingly backed by Tangier residents in November

2017-06-14 14:12   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Arctic Sea Ice: Setup for a New Record Low Summer?

Today seems to be the day the 2017 arctic #seaice extent crosses with the 2012 ice extent. Wild card: big summer storms in the #Arctic. — David Titley (@dwtitley) June 13, 2017 After a winter of record low sea ice growth, Arctic ice is well into the range for a record summer melt. Bob

2017-06-13 21:29   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Can Russia Hack the Grid? Would Renewables Help?

They hacked the election. in a pinch, they will hack the grid. Bet on it. Washington Post: Hackers allied with the Russian government have devised a cyberweapon that has the potential to be the most disruptive yet against electric systems that Americans depend on for daily life, according to U.S. researchers. The malware, which researchers

2017-06-13 15:15   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Fracking: Pros and Cons

Most popular article ever on Yale Climate Connections, just updated. Yale Climate Connections: There’s an issue where the underlying science remains a political football, and scientists are regularly challenged and called out personally. Where energy needs and short-term economic growth are set against our children’s health and future. Where the consequences of bad, short-sighted decisions

2017-06-12 15:25   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Jim Jeffries: Long Term Forecast

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2017-06-11 23:07   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Music Break: Tina Guo – Wonder Woman Theme

Oftentimes mass media is a mirror for profound movements in society – I watch movies always with an eye to what they may be telling us. Have not seen Wonder Woman yet, maybe next week – but the enthusiasm seems at least partly reflect what I have observed over last few months in the US.

2017-06-10 14:11   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Snapshots of Miami Sea Level Rise

B-roll from my trip to Miami last year helps give a better perspective on flooding in Miami Beach and Miami, Florida. Filed under: Crock of the Week

2017-06-10 01:34   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Algae on Ice: Director’s Cut

Made a few minor adjustments on this one. Still worth a look if you have not seen. Positive feedback is great from your boss. Not so great from an Ice Sheet. This is the kind of communication you get for your contributions to Dark Snow Project. Filed under: Crock of the Week

2017-06-10 00:23   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: The Dusk of Big Oil’s Day

CBC: A move by OPEC sent a brief surge of optimism through the Canadian petroleum industry last week, when the oil cartel announced it was extending its production cuts. But according to research released shortly after that announcement, the world is on the verge of an electrifying change that will have a cascading effect on the entire global energy industry — and

2017-06-09 23:43   Click to comment

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