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Climate Deniers

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 05.21.2015 | Green
Earthjustice

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Running Clean Draws Support from Swing Voters

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 01.02.2015 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Head-to-head matchups between candidates have varied this entire election cycle, but one item we've been tracking has remained consistent -- voters want action on climate change.

What States' Attorneys General Can Do About Climate Deniers

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. | Posted 12.01.2014 | Green
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Though they like to invoke patriotic themes and drape themselves in the flag, the oil barons have persistently demonstrated their enthusiasm for putting corporate profits ahead of the public welfare.

'Our Future, Our Choice' -- On the Ground at the People's Climate March

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.27.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

On September 21, I was present at a piece of history...the People's Climate March of 2014. It was a huge event, planned with precision, and broken down into six contingencies. The route covered two miles. My interviews began with people waiting for the bus, on their way to the west side of Manhattan.

Neither Rain, Nor Flood, Nor Drought Can Stop the Climate Change Deniers

Rep. Adam Schiff | Posted 11.18.2014 | Green
Rep. Adam Schiff

No one can deny that California is facing one of its worst droughts in recorded history. The challenge in crafting a long-term solution to the drought is that it requires us to confront the broader problem of climate change, and for many involved in the issue, climate change is a mirage.

Why Gloom And Doom Is Not A Good Strategy For Climate Change Advocates

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 11.17.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

The idea of branding climate change could seem like another exercise in navel-gazing unless you consider the effectiveness of the opposition. They've got branding down, relentlessly repeating the mantra, "science is inconclusive and solutions are exorbitant and unproven."

Time for Climate Deniers to Go Back to School

Margie Alt | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Margie Alt

More than 97 percent of climate scientists agree that global warming is happening now; that it is largely caused by human activities; and that it poses significant risks to our health and our well-being. Yet too many elected officials appear determined to either ignore or refute the facts when it comes to climate change.

How Did Western Civilization End? A Noted Historian Of Science Looks Back -- From 2093

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 10.04.2014 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

"The Collapse of Western Civilization" is the clearest, shortest explanation of the science of climate change and its consequences I've seen.

This Climate Change-Denying Rapper Is About As Dope As You'd Expect

Grist | Amber Cortes | Posted 07.11.2014 | Green

This story first appeared on Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. For the past nine years, climate deniers from ...

Obama 'Absolutely' Wants To Go Off On Climate Change Deniers In Congress

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama is standing firm behind climate researchers warning against the continued burning of fossil fuels, saying, "science is science....