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Climate Skeptics

Skeptical About Climate Deniers

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 08.19.2016 | Home
Jeff Schweitzer

Few concepts are more poorly understood or more abused than skepticism. The best example of this abuse is to attribute the moniker of "climate change skeptic" to those who ignore the overwhelming data concerning global warming.

An Open Letter To Every Climate Change Denier

Larry Womack | Posted 08.05.2016 | Home
Larry Womack

Imagine that you heated an oven, put a pie in it, took it out an hour later and said, "Look, I baked a pie!" Then someone else came along and said, "Hold on, now! We don't know what happened to that pie. Maybe the sun got hotter!" Would you believe that their views are worthy of respect and should be given equal weight?

Stepping Up the Ante Pre-Paris 2015

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 06.27.2015 | Home
Aiko Stevenson

Modeled on the same campaign used to blacklist supporters of apartheid South Africa, the fossil fuel divestment movement has gained serious global traction over the past 12 months.

Why We Need to Change How We Talk About Climate Change

Maguire Mealy | Posted 06.16.2015 | Home
Maguire Mealy

Presenting climate change and its causes as the consensus that it is, and not the debate that it has become, would both inform public beliefs on climate change, and force politicians to act.

Enough With the Stories About Climate Deniers!

Peterson Toscano | Posted 05.12.2015 | Home
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.

The Craziest Things Republican Candidates Have Said About Climate Change In One Video

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 10.28.2014 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Can the GOP's 2014 candidates give a straight answer on climate change? It appears not. Many Republican candidates have offered rou...

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

William S. Becker | Posted 07.15.2014 | Home
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.

GOP Lawmaker Decides Climate Change Is Real After Actually Looking At Research

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.25.2014 | Home

Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) appears to have completely reversed his views on climate change as he fights to be reelected to a district hit hard by Hur...

Kate Sheppard

Climate Change 'Very Evident,' So Let's Deal With It, World Panel Says | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.24.2014 | Home

WASHINGTON -– The next report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, an international group of scientists and government policymakers, ...

Should the Media Deny the Denier?

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.18.2013 | Home
Marcia G. Yerman

As an online writer focusing on environmental issues, remarks posted on my pieces tend to skew toward, "Give it a rest" or "What hysterical nonsense!"...

Interior Secretary Says Climate Change Denial Not Welcome At Agency

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.02.2013 | Home

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell wants to get rid of any climate change denial at the agency, telling her employees this week that if they doubt the ex...

Inhofe 'Proud' To Be A Target In Climate Change Documentary

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.29.2013 | Home

Sen. James Inhofe is taking criticism of his climate change denial as a compliment. The Oklahoma Republican is one of the central targets in the ne...

5 Tips for Handling Climate Skeptics in 2013

Mike Bellamente | Posted 03.18.2013 | Home
Mike Bellamente

As social issues go, climate change is about as sexy as a lesson in physics. We have no fancy pink ribbons and there are no cuddly puppies to hand out as a reward for paying the problem any mind.

Our Love-Hate Relationship With Frankenstorms and Hurricane Sandy and Why We Must End It

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 12.30.2012 | Home
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

There are two key obstacles that stand in the way of us preventing more Hurricane Sandy frankenstorms from ever reaching our shores. The first is obvious and has to do with our lifestyles. The second has to do with our attraction to danger and fear.

Climate Conundrum: Invoking a Pause

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.25.2012 | Home
Bill Chameides

What can neuroscientists and artists bring to the table in a climate science discussion? A lot.

Lucia Graves

The Long History Of Climate Denier Publicity Stunts | Lucia Graves | Posted 04.14.2012 | Home

WASHINGTON -- When former NASA administrators, astronauts and engineers released a letter earlier this week attacking the science of climate change, ...

On Climate Messaging, the Devil Is in the Details

Mike Bellamente | Posted 06.02.2012 | Home
Mike Bellamente

If climate change is humanity's greatest challenge, a close second must be uniting people around the common goal of overcoming it.

The Clouds Are Falling, the Clouds Are Falling

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.01.2012 | Home
Bill Chameides

Does a new study lend support to Richard Lindzen's "iris effect" hypothesis?

Lynne Peeples

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

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

Wall Street Journal's Portrait of the Young Climate Scientist

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.01.2012 | Home
Bill Chameides

I guarantee that most scientists, myself included, would love to make their reputation by refuting the whole notion of global warming. We have tried and have concluded that we can't.

Lynne Peeples

Are Weathercasters Misguiding Their Viewers On Climate Change? | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.30.2012 | Home

If you are like most Americans, the weather forecast on tonight's evening news may be your only exposure to science all day. And there's a good chance...

The State of the Union's Climate Education

Bill Chameides | Posted 03.28.2012 | Home
Bill Chameides

In his State of the Union speech this week, President Obama did not have a whole lot to say about climate change. But he did emphasize education. Does climate change science get a passing grade in America's classrooms?

Climate Change: Sifting Truth From Lies in a Complex World

Shan Wells | Posted 03.25.2012 | Denver
Shan Wells

Solving the problem of climate change would be difficult enough on its own because of the importance of fossil fuels to our economies, but adding to the challenge is a powerful chorus of science-denying politicians and interest groups.

Lynne Peeples

Swaying Skeptical Students: Science Teachers Face Heated Battles Over Climate Change | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.18.2012 | Home

Prior to taking Mr. Visco's high school science class, Keith Hogan did not believe humans had had any hand in climate change. "I thought the media ...

What's Next Now That the Durban Climate Negotiations Are Behind Us?

Kelly Rigg | Posted 02.18.2012 | Home
Kelly Rigg

The good news is that Durban set the stage for negotiating legally-binding commitments that will eventually cover all countries. The bad news is that these commitments may turn out to be about 10 years too late.