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Climate Deniers

I Give America 75 Years... 100 at Most

Jim Moore | Posted 04.13.2015 | 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 03.12.2015 | 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 03.10.2015 | 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 04.27.2015 | 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....

Five Ways the New Limits on Carbon Pollution Will Influence the Midterms

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.02.2014 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The Obama administration just did the most important thing it could to confront climate change right now: it set limits on carbon pollution coming from power plants.

Democracy Beats Deniers on Climate Change

Terry Tamminen | Posted 08.02.2014 | Green
Terry Tamminen

There will be opportunities to participate in the rulemaking process by stakeholders to be sure it's thoughtful and effective, but "just say no" is no longer a defensible or winning strategy.

Catholic Priest Fires Back At Game Show Host For Saying Climate Activists Are Racist

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.22.2014 | Religion

Reverend Edward Beck, a Catholic priest and media commentator, appeared on CNN on Wednesday to discuss a controversial tweet from game show host Pat S...

A Senator's One-Fingered Salute to America's Military Leaders

William S. Becker | Posted 07.15.2014 | Green
William S. Becker

Let's hope that the tide soon washes away not only skepticism, but also the skeptics who for one reason or another refuse to accept reality. When they occupy leadership positions in government and block responsible action, they are as much a threat to national security as the climate disruptions they ridicule.

Interview with a Climate Vampire

David_Goldstein | Posted 07.14.2014 | Green
David_Goldstein

Last week your Intrepid Reporter (IR) sat down with Jackson Partwhit (JP), Media Director of the Climatewatch Institute. IR: Mr. Partwhit, it says h...