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Climate Denial Crock of the Week: What Does Serious Policy Looks like On Climate?

I inform people that other states or countries are adopting some pretty aggressive renewable and efficiency standards. My follow up question is: “Your competitors are gearing up to run their economy on fuel that is free. What’s your response?” GreenTechMedia: California’s recently approved solar roof mandate for all new homes came as a surprise to

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Climate Denial Crock of the Week: PBS: That Time it Rained for Two Million Years

This is a great series, glad to see its been discovered. Closer look at a little known episode of earth deep-time history. Caution: requires belief in science. Advertisements

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Climate Denial Crock of the Week: This is Big. New GRACE Satellite Launch – Ice Sheet Obs to Continue

The most reliable information about ice mass balance has been coming from the Gravity Recovery and Environment Experiment (GRACE) satellites for the last decade. But that pair of satellites was reaching the end of its useful life, and scientists have been anxiously awaiting launch of the important GRACE FO (Follow On). Successfully launched, will start

2018-05-23 16:00   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: As Grid Evolves, EV’s Just Keep Getting Cleaner, More Competitive

    Disruptive technology. Practice using this phrase in a sentence. Just trust me on this. A Perennial climate denier distortion is to claim that Electric vehicles do not run cleaner, because they are charged from a dirty grid (which deniers want to keep dirty). Truth: Even charging on a coal-dominated grid, EVs are so efficient,

2018-05-23 14:57   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Take Your Mind Off Global Catastrophe. Try Climate Change Crochet

My wife says I need to back away from obsessive concerns about climate change. Think I’ll take up knitting. EllieHighwood: Q. What do you get when you cross crochet and climate science? A. A lot of attention on Twitter. At the weekend I like to crochet. Last weekend I finished my latest project and posted

2018-05-23 14:52   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: What About Gravity? WSJ Readers Respond to Denialist Pseudoscience

Science literate readers respond to Wall Street Journal Op Ed that questioned first order physics of thermal expansion. Briefly, former scientist, tobacco apologist, and dotard Fred Singer questioned whether sea level was rising due to a warming planet. Must be something else… If you have not seen, and you want to see a media outlet

2018-05-22 23:38   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Wind Energy: If it’s Good for General Motors…

Michigan Radio: General Motors says a new wind farm being constructed in Ohio brings it one step closer to running all its facilities worldwide on 100% renewable energy. The 100 megawatt wind farm in northwest Ohio was grandfathered in, before a new law made it almost impossible to build wind farms in that state. Rob

2018-05-21 23:20   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: 2018 Hurricane Season: A Preview

Hurricane Season starting soon, while many areas will still be recovering from last year’s  record destruction.  What’s the forecast? Peter Jacobs, above,  is a PhD student and researcher at George Mason University Department of Environmental Science and Policy, and with climate comms ace  John Cook, whips up the Evidence Squared podcast. Market Watch: The 2018 Atlantic

2018-05-21 22:59   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Springtime in Greenland

a 55 knot phase of my recent @PromiceGL #Q18 Greenland 80 km ski-based snow survey. Yes, a #sufferfest but rewarding with 12 cores over 700 m vertical range on the #QTransect — Jason Box (@climate_ice) May 21, 2018 Advertisements

2018-05-21 15:50   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: BioDiversity at Risk – But it’s Not Inevitable

Guardian: Global warming is on track to cause a major wipeout of insects, compounding already severe losses, according to a new analysis. Insects are vital to most ecosystems and a widespread collapse would cause extremely far-reaching disruption to life on Earth, the scientists warn. Their research shows that, even with all the carbon cuts already

2018-05-20 17:24   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Renewable Energy Support, Climate Concern Keep Rising

Turns out Millenials give a damn about their planet and their children. Sorry, angry old people. CNBC: A new survey from global auditing and consulting firm Deloitte suggests the gap between environmental concern and consumer action may be shrinking. The pillars helping to bridge the divide include falling prices for solar power, higher awareness of

2018-05-20 16:54   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Carbon Monitoring Restored in Congress, for Now

Readers will know that the Trump administration was determined to cancel an important NASA program which monitors global carbon fluxes. Looks like another example of good science being tougher to kill than climate deniers (and Vladimir Putin) would like. Earther: Update 5/18: In a surprising turnaround, the House Appropriations Committee voted yesterday to reinstate the

2018-05-19 14:27   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Local Voices: Calling Out Big Fossil’s Anti-Wind Campaign

Wind energy is coming to the midwest, and the heart of Michigan in a big and successful way. No surprise, a very well organized fossil fuel funded push-back is active across the state, and throughout the heartland. They’ve been operating mostly unopposed, spreading a lot of misinformation to hard hit rural americans (sound familiar?).  All

2018-05-19 14:10   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: 50th Anniversary of First Climate Model. Spoiler, They Got it Right.

Climate science is built on first order physics, and reliable observations of past climate – not models. The adage “Every model is wrong, but some models are useful” applies, but nevertheless, looking back at the earliest attempts at modeling the atmosphere with modern computers, we can now make a judgement on climate science’s accuracy. Above,

2018-05-19 13:50   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Music Break: Lake Street Dive – I Can Change

Her name is Rachel Price. Advertisements

2018-05-19 13:27   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Scientists Answer Wall Street’s Sea Level Nonsense

So much stupidity on display at the Wall Street Journal, and in congress, on sea level rise. Fortunately, there is help. Climate Feedback: This commentary published by The Wall Street Journal, written by Fred Singer, claims that warming (and therefore greenhouse gas emissions) has no effect on global sea level rise. Although Singer concedes the

2018-05-18 18:25   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Wall Street Journal, Congress, Break Physics with New Theories of Sea Level Rise

File this alongside “There is no gravity, the Earth sucks.” One more reason to support Dark Snow Project. Fred Singer in Wall Street Journal: Of all known and imagined consequences of climate change, many people fear sea-level rise most. But efforts to determine what causes seas to rise are marred by poor data and disagreements

2018-05-17 19:32   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: In Lakes, Cat Tails and Algal Blooms could be a Toxic Methane Feedback

We know that creating new lakes with dams is not a good idea climate wise, as emissions of methane are thought to be significant. Turns out that under current conditions, existing lakes can become significant sources as well – another example of not-so-positive positive feedback in the climate system. Inside Climate News: Blooms of harmful

2018-05-17 15:55   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Buses are Big Backup Batteries

Electric buses a good idea for climate and electric grid. China ahead as is usual lately. Motherboard: We often think of electricity as a one-way transaction. Need to toast a bagel, wash the sheets, or charge your phone? Your fuse box sends you the juice you need. Electric vehicles, though, have the capacity to send

2018-05-17 15:54   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Music Break: Lake Street Dive – Good Kisser

Not to be missed Bonus Track below. “Musta been somethin” Advertisements

2018-05-17 05:20   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Tesla’s Giant Battery Saving Consumers Huge Dollars – Gas Turbines in Trouble

General Electric, Siemens, and Mitsubishi, all scaling back production of gas turbines. This is one reason why. Future muddier for gas, bright for batteries. I’ve asked the question before: Will Gas break wind? or Will Wind Pass Gas? REnewEconomy- Australia: The Tesla big battery in South Australia has already taken a 55 per cent share

2018-05-16 13:29   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Bicycle Culture in Rotterdam

World:The Dutch are so ridiculously progressive on bike culture – what will be next? Bike escalators?! Rotterdam: vid — 21st Century City (@urbanthoughts11) May 5, 2018 “Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.” – H. G. Wells

2018-05-16 13:01   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: New Video: The Myth of the Mini Ice Age

Not the first time I’ve had to shoot down this nonsense, probably not the last. The internet’s perverse algorithms select for “man bites dog” stories, which explains why every yahoo with a “global cooling”, “imminent ice age” video gets pushed to the front of the queue. This includes a spate of stories after a recent

2018-05-15 14:01   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Pre-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Jack Black on Miami’s Sea Level Denial

Actor Jack Black explores South Florida’s looming sea level crisis in the riveting documentary ‘Saving Miami’ for the Emmy-winning climate change series Years of Living Dangerously. Black meets with South Florida oceanographers, mayors, activists, property developers and even a psychiatrist to better understand how the region can cope with its dilemma. Palm Beach Post: There’s

2018-05-14 19:58   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Devil Horns and Duck Curves: Renewables Reshaping Grid in California, Elsewhere

The Duck curve about to get Duckier. Bloomberg: California just mandated that nearly all new homes have solar, starting in less than two years. Now, it’s going to have to figure out what to do with all of that extra energy. Already, the state is flooded with so much solar power during the day that

2018-05-14 15:29   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: The “Atlantification” of the Arctic

Codfish and Mackerel migrating from the Atlantic north into the Arctic. Someone needs to explain to them that there is no global warming, they can all go back where they came from. Reminder: Deep explainer interviews from Scientists like Dr. Barber happen because of your support for Dark Snow Project. Yale Environment 360: Above Scandinavia,

2018-05-14 15:03   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Recognizing the Mother of Global Warming

University of California at Santa Barbara: By all rights, Eunice Newton Foote should be a household name. More than a century and a half ago, Foote was part of one of the most important scientific discoveries of our time: revealing the role of carbon dioxide in the earth’s greenhouse effect. And yet relatively few people

2018-05-13 16:26   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Blinding Me With No Science. Trump Cancels Carbon Monitoring

Above: An ultra-high-resolution NASA computer model has given scientists a stunning new look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere travels around the globe. ——— Crimes so grave we have no name for them. Science: You can’t manage what you don’t measure. The adage is especially relevant for climate-warming greenhouse gases, which are crucial to

2018-05-10 10:51   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Quacking the Code. Solar Energy’s Biggest Challenge Looks like a Duck


2018-05-10 00:31   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Coal Baron Con Man Update

West Virginia voter who says he lost three cousins in mine disaster tied to Don Blankenship tells @TomLlamasABC he's voting for the coal baron anyway. "I want an honest crook, and that's Blankenship." — ABC News (@ABC) May 8, 2018 CNN: A night Republicans feared would end in disaster in at least one

2018-05-09 12:43   Click to comment

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