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Climate Deniers

Setting the Record Straight on Climate Change on Kilimanjaro

Tim Ward | Posted 08.20.2012 | Green
Tim Ward

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.

Breaking the "Believe in Climate Science" = "Big Government" Association

Gernot Wagner | Posted 08.07.2012 | Green
Gernot Wagner

It's not so much that climate deniers don't actually like the science. It's that climate deniers think they don't like the inevitable conclusion: a big government take-over, a move to zero growth.

The Titanic, Climate Change And Avoidable Tragedies

Peter M. J. Hess, Ph.D. | Posted 07.21.2012 | Religion
Peter M. J. Hess, Ph.D.

Like the Titanic, our present-day industrial civilization is a marvel of human ingenuity, and yet, a reckoning looms on the horizon.

An Open Letter to State Farm About Climate Denial

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 07.06.2012 | Green
Shawn Lawrence Otto

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."

From the Heartland: Schoolchildren, Climate, and... Mass Murder?

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 07.04.2012 | Green
Shawn Lawrence Otto

This exposure of families and schoolchildren to the darker aspects of propaganda suggests the Heartland Institute's leadership has sunk to a juvenile bully's level of moral and ethical development.

Lynne Peeples

Why Politicians Believe Americans Don’t Believe In Global Warming | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.17.2012 | Green

If you follow the popular polls, you might think that Americans are growing ever more skeptical about man-made climate change -- despite the consensus...

This Valentine's Day, Say It With (Climate) Science

Heather Libby | Posted 04.15.2012 | Green
Heather Libby

Climate change isn't lovable. But the people who research its effects certainly are. And this year has been especially rough on them.

Saudi Arabia's Surprising About-Face on Climate Change

Kelly Rigg | Posted 04.14.2012 | Green
Kelly Rigg

When even the world's leading oil supplier says it's time to deal with climate change, it's a strong sign that the decade-long climate denial campaign has failed. It's all over but the shouting.

Off The Wall On Climate At The Wall Street Journal

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

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?

Why Republicans Deny Science: The Quest for a Scientific Explanation

Chris Mooney | Posted 03.12.2012 | Science
Chris Mooney

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.

Video: Franken and Whitehouse School Congress on Climate Change

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 02.19.2012 | Green
Shawn Lawrence Otto

"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.

Lucia Graves

Gary Johnson On Legalizing Marijuana: It's Only A Matter Of Time | Lucia Graves | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- GOP presidential candidate Gary Johnson drew headlines earlier this month when he said he would issue a full presidential pardon for any...

Climate Scientist Wins A Round for America

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics
Shawn Lawrence Otto

A hearing today has implications for academic freedom across the country. What is at stake is Americans' freedom to investigate, debate and express ideas that run counter to those of corporations.

Koch-Backed Climate Denier Admits Global Warming Is Real

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 12.30.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — A prominent physicist and skeptic of global warming spent two years trying to find out if mainstream climate scientists were wrong....

Another Climate Denial Argument Bites the Dust

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 12.20.2011 | Green
Shawn Lawrence Otto

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."

Study Says Politicians Shouldn't Fear Voicing Climate Change Concerns

Posted 12.14.2011 | Green

Does a politician's stance on climate change matter in an election? Yes, according to a study from Stanford University entitled "The Impact of Can...

Report Critical of EPA Instead Raises Questions About Watchdog

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics
Shawn Lawrence Otto

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.

Lucia Graves

EPA Pushes Back Against Report Alleging Agency Cut Corners On Climate Finding | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.28.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday pushed back against an inspector general report alleging the White House cut corners in...

What's a Drag Queen Got to Do with Global Warming?

Byron Kennard | Posted 11.22.2011 | Green
Byron Kennard

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?

Can We Handle Nature's New Norm? (Part 1)

William S. Becker | Posted 10.31.2011 | Green
William S. Becker

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.

The Perry Principle

Robert Walker | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics
Robert Walker

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.

Lucia Graves

WATCH: Rick Perry Says Climate Scientists 'Manipulated Data' | Lucia Graves | Posted 10.17.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry took his skepticism about climate change one step further on Wednesday, telling a New Hampshire business crowd tha...

Fox's Latest Assault on Climate Science: Attack SpongeBob

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 10.03.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Apparently, using cartoons to teach children about important science issues of the day raises hackles at Fox, especially when those issues are at odds with their political perspectives.

More Climate B.S. at Forbes: Hiding the Energy Imbalance of the Planet

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 09.16.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

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.

Moral Outrage Killed a Tabloid, but Can It Save the Climate?

Kelly Rigg | Posted 09.11.2011 | Green
Kelly Rigg

As in the Egyptian revolution, we see again the power of moral outrage to act as a spectacular catalyst for social change. So are there are lessons here for the climate movement?