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Climate Denial

Scientists Have A Word For Studying The Post-Truth World: 'Agnotology'

The Conversation Global | Posted 01.20.2017 | Science
The Conversation Global

As we watch Donald Trump take on the most powerful position in the world, many of us are left asking how a man who has consistently lied to his public could get so far.

Rep. Bettyann Sheats, Military Mom: Fighting Toxic Chemicals And Climate Change

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.29.2016 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

The news on cabinet picks from the Trump team is making my head spin. For that reason, I am continuing to drill down on the importance of impact at t...

Science Is Not Just A Matter Of Opinion

Allen Frances | Posted 12.05.2016 | Science
Allen Frances

We humans passionately hold on to our beliefs even when confronted with compelling scientific evidence that we are dead wrong.

Trump Economic Adviser "Pushing" for Climate Denier, Fracking Promoter to Head EPA

Steve Horn | Posted 09.30.2016 | Politics
Steve Horn

Photo Credit: Heritage Foundation | YouTube ScreenshotCross-Posted from DeSmogBlogStephen Moore -- economic adviser for Republican Party presidential ...

Climate-Denying Weather Channel Founder Frets About A Hillary Clinton Victory

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 08.27.2016 | Green

Lingering U.S. political debate over whether human activity is causing climate change could be settled once and for all by the 2016 presidential elect...

Mass global coral bleaching wasn’t a thing 30 years ago. Exxon made it a thing.

Aaron Packard | Posted 08.29.2016 | Green
Aaron Packard

On my train ride home last week, as I got off a call with my colleague about our campaign around coral reef bleaching, the woman sitting next to me tu...

Climate Change And The Media

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.01.2016 | Media
Marcia G. Yerman

All In With Chris Hayes (MSNBC) hosted a series looking at how climate change is impacting Americans from Alaska to Florida. Hayes has consistently been on the cutting-edge of bringing environmental stories to his audience.

'Anatomy of a Smear' or 'How the Right Wing Denial Machine Distorts The Climate Change Discourse'

Michael E. Mann | Posted 07.15.2016 | Green
Michael E. Mann

Several weeks ago, on June 17, I provided testimony about the threat of human-caused climate change to the Democratic Party Platform drafting committee in Phoenix Arizona. Fittingly, my testimony was just one day before record heat struck Phoenix.

#ExxonKnew About Climate Change and ExxonKnows How to Use Trade Deals to Get Its Way

Ilana Solomon | Posted 06.03.2016 | Green
Ilana Solomon

A little-known fact, however, is that while ExxonMobil was misleading the public about climate disruption, it was also using trade rules to increase its power, to bolster its profits, and to actively hamper climate action.

Exxon's Attorney for AG Probe, Has NFL Concussion Cover-Up and Big Tobacco Roots

Steve Horn | Posted 05.11.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogTed Wells, an attorney hired by ExxonMobil to represent the company against accusations it lied about the climate risks of...

Climate Change: Still a War of Words

William S. Becker | Posted 04.22.2016 | Politics
William S. Becker

In Washington D.C. last week, a former Army general told a Senate committee that the U.S. military is being distracted and soldiers are being put at risk because the Department of Defense (DoD) has become "an unwitting agent for propagandizing the dangers of climate change."

Environmental Leader Rep. Grijalva Speaks Out About Crucial Issues for Latinos and the Nation as a Whole

Javier Sierra | Posted 02.11.2017 | Green
Javier Sierra

As the ranking member of the House Committee on Natural Resources, Rep. Raúl Grijalva's work on issues such as environmental justice (EJ), climate change and the protection of our special places has set a very high standard for the rest of his colleagues on Capitol Hill.

In Midst of 'ExxonKnew' Scandal, Company Hiring Climate Change Researcher

Steve Horn | Posted 12.14.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

Caught in the crosshairs of an ongoing New York Attorney General investigation exploring its role in studying the damage climate change could cause since the 1970's and then proceeding to fund climate science denial campaigns, ExxonMobil has announced an interesting job opening.

Another Year to Give Thanks... For Holiday Deals!

Mike Bellamente | Posted 11.23.2016 | Green
Mike Bellamente

Many would argue, though, that in order for our monkey-brained congressional leaders (no offense to monkeys) to agree to a level playing field on climate with other world powers, we must first see the demand from voters within. This is precisely where #BlueMarbleLove is meant to act as our call to arms to the American public to show that we stand aligned on the need to address climate change.

'The Martian' Has a Lot to Teach Earthlings

Dr. Robert T. Fraley | Posted 11.09.2016 | Science
Dr. Robert T. Fraley

At a time when science often seems to be on the defensive - from the safety of vaccines and genetically modified organisms to the very existence of evolution and climate change - I have found a hopeful sign. On Mars.

Climate Denier Response to WSJ Story Revealing Coal Payments: (1) Dog Ate Homework, (2) I'm A Lawyer

David Halperin | Posted 10.16.2016 | Green
David Halperin

Fang's piece disclosed a June 2015 email signed by Alpha's CEO, Kevin Crutchfield, along with the CEOs of other coal companies, suggesting, at least, that the companies were all paying Horner, and for work aimed at engaging with the public.

Breaking the Silence

William S. Becker | Posted 09.09.2016 | Politics
William S. Becker

Unadorned by specifics, it was as vacuous a campaign pledge as a politician can make. But in those few phrases, Trump alluded to a couple of important points.

Where Does Climate Change Education Fit?

Steven Newton | Posted 09.01.2016 | Education
Steven Newton

It's important for climate change to be in the K-12 science classroom. High school graduates who are ignorant about climate change are uninformed citizens and become part of the machinery of delay, contributing to the inertia as politicians argue about the reality of climate change even as they witness its consequences.

Inhofe's Drought, McConnell's Fire

William S. Becker | Posted 08.27.2016 | Politics
William S. Becker

In other words, global warming is injecting steroids into weather disasters. Without countermeasures, it will get much worse. Yet the response among deniers in Congress is to escalate their campaign to sabotage any government effort to reduce the pollution responsible for climate change.

Hiding in Plain Sight: The Spectacle of Climate Denial

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

The well-funded climate deniers and the politicians who support them (and are, in turn, supported by the same set of funders) repeatedly yell "hoax." In truth, they are the hoax and by now, were we looking, we would see that they are standing in a nearby doorway stark naked and in clear sight.

Santorum's Political Theology of Climate Denial

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Former Pennsylvania Senator and recurring presidential hopeful, Rick Santorum, as a devoted Catholic, recently publicly sparred with the spiritual leader of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis.

Are We in an Anti-scientific Revolution? Listen In and Find Out

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 06.05.2016 | Science
Shawn Lawrence Otto

Are we living through an anti-scientific revolution? A new CBC radio documentary explores that question in depth, and you can listen in on Sirius XM ...

GOP Works to Defund Studies So They Can Deny Climate Change

Richard Zombeck | Posted 05.14.2016 | Politics
Richard Zombeck

While it may make sense logically that members of Congress would hold out on forming an opinion while waiting for evidence, it makes absolutely no sense that they would then work fervently to eliminate any means of getting that evidence -- unless of course they have no interest in the truth or evidence.

Dinner Party 101: In Which Ann Meets Dr. Skeptic, Part 1

Ann Reid | Posted 06.29.2015 | Science
Ann Reid

it is possible to engage people who reject or doubt the established scientific consensus without starting World War III or surrendering your self-respect. It's even possible to change people's minds -- at least some people's minds, some of the time.

One More Moment of Truth

William S. Becker | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics
William S. Becker

Climate deniers in Congress must be delighted that they are successfully undermining the chance that after 20 years of negotiations, the international community will finally reach a climate deal this year. It is up to the rest of us to make sure their success is short-lived. Very short-lived, in fact.