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.
It's time for real, truth-loving Americans to employ the same logic and observational methods used by climate change deniers to debunk a far more pernicious fantasy: the "theory" that the Earth is round.
In coming years, we are going to be faced with increasingly difficult decisions in what must now be called climate triage -- choices about who and what is going to be protected and saved, versus abandoned and lost.
Wherever you may live, think of your part of the hemisphere as a bowl, but instead of looking inside as one student did in his toilet bowl, look outside, up toward the sky and think, what have we dumped there?
As the climate science continues to strengthen, and as the observational data around the world continue to accumulate, those who deny the reality or severity of human-induced climate change are getting increasingly desperate.
To counter the campaign of climate disinformation, we are issuing the first in what may become a series of awards for the most egregious Climate B.S.* of the Year. "B.S." means "Bad Science," doesn't it?
On Dec. 1, I provided oral and written testimony to a hearing of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming of the US Congress. It turns out this was the very last hearing of the Select Committee.
The world has missed the opportunity to avoid serious, damaging human-induced climate change. How bad it ultimately gets depends on how much longer Congress hides behind political ideology, and religion to deny the reality of climate change.