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Climate Deniers

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?

The Earth Is Flat... but They Can't Handle the Truth

Jonathan_Miller | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics

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.

Climate Triage and the "New Normal"

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 07.17.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

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.

Weekly Mulch: Conservatives and Liberals Remain In Denial About Climate Change

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger The negative impacts of climate change are coming on more quickly than anyone expected. According to a new...

From Toilet to Planet: A Brief Journey of Survival

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

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?

Misrepresenting Climate Science: Cherry-Picking Data to Hide the Disappearance of Arctic Ice

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

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.

Weekly Mulch: Why is the U.S. Losing the Clean Energy Race to China? Blame the Climate Cranks

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger President Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao touched on energy issues in the bilateral summit between t...

A Brief Lesson in the Integrity of Science: Climate Scientists Challenge Bad Science, No Matter the Source

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Do real scientists sometimes make mistakes? Sure. But it is precisely their willingness to identify, acknowledge, and correct mistakes when they are found that sets them apart from climate deniers.

2010 Hottest Year on Record: The Graph That Should Be on the Front Page of Every Newspaper

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

2011-01-13-Screenshot20110113at5.09.35PM.pngThe planet has a fever and it's getting worse.

The 2010 Climate B.S.* of the Year Award

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

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?

The Science of Climate Change and Closing Doors in Congress

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

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.

Nordhaus and Shellenberger Are Wrong Again

Paul Tullis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Tullis

The latest missive from Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger -- the professional contrarians posing as environmentalists -- is a collection of factu...

Unavoidable Climate Change -- Past the Point of No Return

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

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.

Knowledge Networks: Reducing the Cost of Green Business

Ben Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Carmichael

No one disputes that climate change will be expensive. It is essential that the cost of green innovation is kept low.

Weekly Mulch: Climate Deniers Set to Freeze Progress in Congress

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger A chill is coming to Washington. A wave of climate change deniers were elected to office this week, and co...

GOP Plans Attacks On EPA, Climate Scientists

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If the GOP wins control of the House next week, senior congressional Republicans plan to launch a blistering attack on the Obama administration's envi...

Famous Climate Skeptic Changes His Tune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Notoriously publicity shy Bjørn Lomborg, the Danish climate skeptic known for saying outrageous things about climate change, has seemingly changed hi...

Climate Change and the Integrity of Science, Again

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Five months ago, Science magazine published the following Lead Letter, signed by 255 members of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences addressing atta...

Post-Partisan Bunk: Climate Solutions From Climate Deniers?

Keith Harrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Keith Harrington

The secret? Simple: just invest 25 billion a year in clean-energy innovation. That's right; it's just the opportunity every big-oil Republican shill and coal-state Democrat has been waiting for.

Koch-Funded Prop 23 Campaign Manufacturing Science

James Hoggan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Hoggan

It seems the Koch brothers will stop at nothing in order to protect the status quo fossil-fuel addiction that is saddling the global economy and wrecking the climate.

Maldives President Nasheed Installs Solar on Official Residence, Knocks Ignorance of Climate Deniers

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed, who once famously held a cabinet meeting underwater to draw attention to climate change, is installing a solar pho...