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Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Music Break: Guns n Roses – November Rain

In which @AxlRose trolls @realDonaldTrump over his assault on our environment and our psyches#IThoughtIdSeenItAll https://t.co/WgJyW7l0w7 — Michael E. Mann (@MichaelEMann) November 12, 2018 White House confirms Trump will not visit Arlington cemetery on Veteran’s Day as rain is expected. What is your response to Trump in one word?https://t.co/o2GBGx7YTu — The Hummingbird 🐦 (@SaysHummingbird)…

2018-11-13 01:03   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Dems will Revive Climate Committee

Above, former chair of the House “Science” Committee, Lamar Smith, in a classic House floor speech, declares that President Trump is the “only source of unvarnished truth.” Smith retired, giving up his seat this year, and was replaced by a brand new climate denier in his Texas district. With the return of House control to […]

2018-11-12 16:16   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: CNN Meteorologist, GOP Congressman Fact Check Trump on Fires, Climate

Mediaite: On Sunday, CNN meteorologist Tom Sater offered a lengthy and brutal fact check of President Donald Trump‘s claim that forest mismanagement was to blame for the deadly, destructive fires in California. While in Paris over the weekend, with reports of devastation and lost lives still being reported, Trump said that there is “no reason” for the […]

2018-11-12 13:31   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Climate Fingerprints All over Cali Wildfires

PBS Newshour from August has perspective from Michael Mann and others. San Francisco Chronicle: Much of the heat that’s gripped California and hastened the spread of deadly wildfires recently is due to a strange but familiar shift in the jet stream — one that’s haunted the West with threatening fire conditions in the past and […]

2018-11-11 00:00   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Research Confirming Arctic, Extreme Weather Link

When Jennifer Francis and others advanced the idea that arctic ice losses could be impacting extreme weather patterns in the temperate zone, it was considered cutting edge, or even fringe science. 7 years later, a steady drumbeat of observations and studies have strengthened the science, which is now, if not yet “pound on the table […]

2018-11-10 23:57   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Are EV’s Good for the Environment?

Pretty impressive breakdown of environmental impacts from EV vs ICE vehicles. Advertisements

2018-11-10 17:57   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Do Coastal Policies Guarantee Greater Disasters?

Huge impact of increasing coastal flooding will be the societal costs as thousands, then millions of residents are eventually forced to move as their homes and businesses become untenable due to repeated inundation. Taxpayers will be on the hook for much of this. Bloomberg: A measure approved by Virginia voters this week to cut taxes […]

2018-11-10 17:05   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: How Highways Carved up American Cities

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2018-11-10 15:52   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: At First Snow: Protect Our Winters

First snow in Michigan this winter, and I was lucky enough to be driving from Traverse City south to home. Then I found the video above in my mailbox. Protectourwinters.org Advertisements

2018-11-09 20:34   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Saudis Going Nuclear. What Could Go Wrong?

Aljazeera: Saudi Arabia’s crown prince has launched a project to build the first nuclear research reactor in the kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency reported. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, also known as MBS, launched seven strategic projects in renewable energy, atomic energy, water desalination, genetic medicine and the aircraft industry during his visit to King Abdulaziz […]

2018-11-07 20:06   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Japan’s Best Sake, or Worst New Flavor?

Rehabbing Fukushima?

2018-11-07 20:05   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: The First Climate Election

In a country so closely divided as the US is right now, the emergence of climate as an issue that a significant number of voters care about can be a game changer in close races. We have seen in this cycle a number of Democratic politicians embrace climate, and more broadly, a respect for science […]

2018-11-06 17:37   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: The Capone Strategy: New York AG Suing Exxon

2018-11-06 15:04   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Vote

I did.

2018-11-06 15:03   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Carbon on the Ballot: Is This the Most Important Issue of the Year?

Washington state has a carbon tax on the ballot. It’s been a bumpy, aggravating, but maybe illuminating ride to get here. Washington Governor Jay Inslee is a dark horse Presidential candidate, who might get a lot more visible if this passes. Leading in the only poll that I saw. (below) Long piece, I’ve excerpted, but […]

2018-11-05 16:17   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: “Criminally Insane”: Chomsky on Trump

Noam Chomsky interview in Scientific American. Excerpts here. Scientific American: Why did you recently call the Republican Party “the most dangerous organization in world history”? Take its leader, who recently applied to the government of Ireland for a permit to build a huge wall to protect his golf course, appealing to the threat of global […]

2018-11-05 15:52   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: GOP Rep. Attacks Dem Opponent as weak on Climate..uh, wut?

Prediction: GOP will break and run on climate the way they’ve had to on health care and pre-existing conditions. South Florida is an early indicator – but look for other climate slammed areas to follow along. Mother Jones: In one of South Florida’s congressional districts, the party machine swept in to prop up a two-term incumbent […]

2018-11-04 20:32   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Ditch your Car. Save Some Cash. Retire Early.

Money guru has some ecologically sound reasons for penny pinching his way to freedom. Advertisements

2018-11-04 15:46   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Talking Across Tribal Terror

We’re all getting an education in communication across boundaries, see yesterday’s post. Journalists are now starting to learn, as a matter of survival, those things that climate scientists and communicators have been figuring out for the last decade. RawStory: It’s no secret that Donald Trump’s political tactic of choice is fear mongering. Muslims are terrorists, […]

2018-11-03 14:08   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Red State Texas Going Green

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2018-11-02 21:38   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Nothing New: Climate Scientists Live with Threats and Harassment from Climate Deniers

Under a racist, climate denying President, Haters are empowered. Rebecca Leber in Mother Jones: Before Tom Steyer was a high-profile figure calling for the president’s impeachment, before the attacks directed at him escalated from name-calling to threats and violence, and before the president demeaned him as a “crazed & stumbling lunatic,” the Democratic donor was familiar with being a […]

2018-11-02 21:22   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Truth Sandwich: How to Handle the Blitzkrieg of Lies

For some time, communication researchers like John Cook, as well as front line communicators like Mike Mann and Katharine Hayhoe, have struggled with best practices for dealing with deliberate, well crafted misinformation and motivated reasoning in the sphere of climate denial. Turns out climate scientists have not only been doing climate research, but also cutting […]

2018-11-02 15:00   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Ocean Heat may be Underestimated

New research amplifies what Lijing Cheng told me last year. Washington Post: The world’s oceans have been soaking up far more excess heat in recent decades than scientists realized, suggesting that Earth could be set to warm even faster than predicted in the years ahead, according to new research published Wednesday. Over the past quarter-century, […]

2018-11-02 14:12   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Surefire Intelligence. How Dumb do you Have to Be to Doubt Climate Science?

As climate denial becomes ever more preposterous in the face of calamitous planetary impacts, hard core deniers triple-down. The extent to which the science denial industry has been able to tap into and reinforce human frailties is ridiculous, sobering, sad, and terrifying at the same time. Above, Stephen Colbert’s commentary illustrates the desperate hunger for […]

2018-11-01 14:37   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Amazon Series will Feature Cli-Fi

This year’s extreme weather might have created a market for climate fiction. National Geographic: What will the future world look like in the face of climate change? Will our cities be washed away overnight by great floods or trapped under colossal glaciers like The Day After Tomorrow? No, climate scientists say it won’t go in […]

2018-11-01 14:15   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Steve King: Climate Denier is a Hero to Neo-Nazis and the Klan

Today’s GOP all rolled up in one guy. ThinkProgress: At an event sponsored by the climate-denying, Koch-funded Americans For Prosperity on Wednesday, King reportedly told the audience that climate change “is not proven, it’s not science. It’s more of a religion than a science.” He also argued that an increase in carbon in the atmosphere […]

2018-11-01 14:15   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Venice a Preview of the Future

Life goes on in Venice. Even at high water. But, for how long?#WeDontHaveTime Video: Severe Weather Europe / Simone Sciascia pic.twitter.com/lnYkeljF8T — We Don't Have Time (@WeDontHaveTime0) October 30, 2018 Advertisements

2018-10-31 17:33   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Say it: Climate Deniers. And Yes, it Has Implications.

I bring rage out. I do bring rage out. I always have. I think it was . . . . I don’t know if that’s an asset or a liability, but whatever it is, I do. – Donald Trump When I named the original video series “Climate Denial Crock of the Week”, there was a school […]

2018-10-31 16:53   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Music Break: Duke Ellington – Caravan

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2018-10-30 21:56   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Will Brazil’s Rainforest Fall to Dictator?

Global war by monied Oligarchs on rule of law and democracy continues in Brazil. Gizmodo: It is not hyperbole to wonder if the outcome of Sunday’s presidential election in Brazil is a planetary game over when it comes to climate change. Proto-fascist Jair Bolsonaro handily won the presidency on Sunday on a platform of xenophobia, […]

2018-10-30 21:18   Click to comment


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