If you are trying to figure out whether or not the iconic "snows of Kilimanjaro" are disappearing due to climate change, don't expect to find an easy answer from the media. When scientists attempt to explain the nuances, the media too often gets it wrong and misreports.
Last week, Heartland rolled out a hate-oriented billboard campaign that compared scientists, science organizations, and federal agencies who acknowledge that science suggests human behavior is warming the planet to "murderers and madmen."
Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation says it's committed to "minimizing its environmental impact, growing sustainably, and inspiring others to take action." So why does the Wall Street Journal editorial page deny the reality of global warming and inspire others to do nothing?
An increasing body of science suggests that we disagree about politics not for intellectual or philosophical reasons, but because we have fundamentally different ways of responding to the basic information presented to us by the world.
"As a society, we have to understand that science is a way of understanding the truth about the way things actually are in the physical world independent of how we wish they would be," Sen. Al Franken said.
This Koch-funded group has not been able to show that the urban heat island effect has had any influence on temperature measurements of global warming. In fact, the group found in a paper just released that both urban and rural areas "show significant warming."
The report doesn't question the science. Nor does it question the endangerment finding itself. It questions the procedure the EPA followed in its process of researching and preparing the finding. But the EPA says Inspector General Arthur A. Elkins, Jr. got it wrong.
Gays are making giant strides in building public support for same-sex marriage. Meanwhile greens appear to be losing ground in building public support for action on climate change. What gives? Do gays know something greens don't?
The term "perfect storm" is overused now, but it is the perfect metaphor for the violent relationship between people and the environment today. We are experiencing a convergence of factors that are putting us at great risk.
Rick Perry has dominated the headlines with public assertions that evolution is just a theory, and that the jury is still out whether human activity is responsible for climate change. He is just the latest public figure to call scientifically accepted ideas into question.
Patrick Michaels' essay is like trying to prove why the sun goes around the Earth. Or why gravity doesn't work. Or how the U.S. faked the moon landing. It doesn't matter what his arguments are: his initial premise is wrong.