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Climate Deniers

EXXON Bankrolled Anti-Global Warming Think Tanks

Steve Young | Posted 11.09.2015 | Green
Steve Young

One of my guests was a representative of the Heartland Institute. A conservative think tank that has been a long time anti-global warming advocate, their webpage offers a September 2015 updated report, "Global Warming: Not a Crisis."

The GOP's Faith-based Climate

Richard North Patterson | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics
Richard North Patterson

In post-Citizens United America, billionaires can not only buy their own facts, but their own environment.

Demolishing The 7 Myths Propping Up Fossil Fuels

The Huffington Post | Jo Confino | Posted 11.17.2015 | Business

Climate change deniers and those opposing moves to a clean-energy economy, your time is up. The fossil fuel lobby spends a fortune supporting their&n...

Elizabeth Warren's Next Target Is Big Oil

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics

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It Ain't Just a River in Egypt

Shan Wells | Posted 09.30.2015 | Denver
Shan Wells

It Ain't Just a River in Egypt.

The Pope's Lesson: Now There's a Moral Price to Pay for Climate Denial

Javier Sierra | Posted 09.25.2015 | Green
Javier Sierra

Pope Francisco's visit to Washington, DC, felt like a gust of fresh air. And he left us a rosary of unforgettable sentences, including my favorite one: "I am happy that America continues to be, for many, a land of 'dreams'."

The Pope And The President's Climate Legacy

Tom Weis | Posted 09.24.2015 | Green
Tom Weis

We need a green energy moon shot and a bold national mobilization on the scale of World War II. Morality is crying out for us to heed what Pope Francis calls "the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor" by becoming the next Greatest Generation.

Cap and Trump: Imaginary Environmentalist Rants From the Donald

Mike Sandler | Posted 08.20.2015 | Comedy
Mike Sandler

What if Donald Trump used his tough-guy, 3rd grade level persona for good instead of evil, for example, to help solve environmental issues? Here's an example of what it might sound like (meant to be read in Trump voice, if you can).

An Open Letter To Every Climate Change Denier

Larry Womack | Posted 08.05.2015 | Green
Larry Womack

Imagine that you heated an oven, put a pie in it, took it out an hour later and said, "Look, I baked a pie!" Then someone else came along and said, "Hold on, now! We don't know what happened to that pie. Maybe the sun got hotter!" Would you believe that their views are worthy of respect and should be given equal weight?

U.S. Must Take the Lead on Pope Francis' Call on Climate Change

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 06.25.2015 | Green
Sen. Ed Markey

The United States has the technological imperative to lead on clean energy. We have the economic imperative to engage in job creation that is good for all of creation. We have the moral responsibility to protect our planet for future generations. And with the pope's encyclical, science and technology truly can be the answer to our prayers.

Big Coal's Dirty Playbook to Block the Clean Power Plan

Earthjustice | Posted 11.24.2015 | Green

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.V., recently joined with other longtime climate deniers to introduce a bill that would derail the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan. The plan when finalized this summer would set the first-ever federal limits on the biggest source of carbon pollution: existing power plants.

Three New Deniers Want to Be President

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 06.01.2015 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The 2016 presidential race is officially heating up, with three new "dirty deniers" entering the contest last week. While there are differences among the three -- Mike Huckabee, Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson -- on policy and style they each hold views on climate change and clean energy that make them ill-prepared to win or govern from the White House.

GOP Works to Defund Studies So They Can Deny Climate Change

Richard Zombeck | Posted 05.18.2015 | 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.

Endangered Facts: Sen. Inhofe's Attack on the Endangered Species Act

Noah Greenwald | Posted 05.11.2015 | Green
Noah Greenwald

The nation's climate-denier-in chief, Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe, has apparently found a new target for his anti-science agenda: the Endangered Species Act.

I Give America 75 Years... 100 at Most

Jim Moore | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Jim Moore

There is a more present death awaiting Americans, and it, too, involves entropy and ultimate hopelessness.

Kate Sheppard

Tom Steyer Launches Effort To Defeat 2016 Climate Denier Candidates | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tom Steyer's climate-focused political group is already gearing up for the 2016 presidential race, announcing on Monday a new effort tha...

Enough With the Stories About Climate Deniers!

Peterson Toscano | Posted 05.12.2015 | Green
Peterson Toscano

I find I have an uncommon reaction to media and social media treatment of climate deniers/skeptics. As fellow progressives rail against the latest outrageous behavior of a climate denying lawmaker or business leader, I recoil.

Rick Perry, Still a Denier

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.10.2015 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Rick Perry is back, and this time he's in it to win it. Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Perry left behind the bumbling tea party conservative of 2012 and did his best to appear a reasonable, professorial moderate on environmental issues. Yet even this more polished Perry continued to flub the truth about environmental protection.

New Congress Targets Climate With 'Fifty Days of Nay'

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

McConnell has creatively managed to construct a scenario for undoing two decades of environmental legislation. In his rewrite, there will be no going back to the days when safeguarding the environment and health of Americans were embraced by both parties.

Jonathan Cohn

Why Scott Walker's Views On Evolution Are Totally Relevant | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics

Scott Walker doesn’t want reporters to ask him about his position on evolution. That’s one more reason why they should. Walker, the newly re-el...

Oblivious to Oblivion

Edward Flattau | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
Edward Flattau

Scientists have moved the well-publicized Doomsday Clock from five minutes to three minutes before midnight (aka catastrophe), but the Republican majorities in Congress are not keeping time.

Mandatory Questions for the 2016 Election

William S. Becker | Posted 03.29.2015 | Politics
William S. Becker

None of the candidates in the last presidential election said much about climate change or the clean energy imperative, not even Barack Obama. We cannot allow that to happen again. The media, the Commission on Presidential Debates, young people and voters at large need to nail down every candidate this time on what he or she would do about these two urgent issues.

Lawmakers Who Back Big Polluters Risk Losing GOP Voters

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 03.18.2015 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

New comprehensive analysis from the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication reveals a growing divide within the Republican Party over climate change.

John Kerry Slams Climate Deniers at COP 20, Emphasizes 97 Percent Consensus, Mum on KXL

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 02.10.2015 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

In his speech today, Sec. Kerry was mum about the Keystone XL pipeline decision that his State Department is responsible for making a recommendation to the President on whether to approve or deny.

12* Powerful Climate Allies That GOP Denier Leaders Can't Ignore

Amanda Hanley | Posted 01.18.2015 | Green
Amanda Hanley

Climate action has been gaining momentum and powerful allies are increasingly making the case to cut carbon. And I'm not just talking about a bunch of granola-eating, tree-huggers. Let me remind you of the diverse coalition that is calling for climate action.