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Climate Denial

Climate Denier Steve Milloy Now Director at Coal Giant Murray Energy, On CPAC Global Warming Panel Today

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 03.06.2014 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

If you produce a deadly and dangerous product that needs defending, then Steve Milloy is your man. His business card might as well read "science denier for hire." Apparently, Murray Energy is the latest polluter to make the call to book the Junkman's disinformation services.

To Believe or Not to Believe

Lisa Longo | Posted 03.07.2014 | Green
Lisa Longo

Lately, I seem to be spending a lot of time explaining the difference between facts and opinions. It is a time consuming, but worthy, undertaking. It ...

Want to Win the Climate Debate? Stop Debating.

Lucy Emerson-Bell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Lucy Emerson-Bell

The deniers do not care that 97 percent of scientists agree that climate change is anthropogenic because only 97 percent of scientists agree, not 100 percent. Even with mass consensus, there are still those three percent and those three percent are key to legitimizing the debate.

When Skepticism Becomes Denial: The Unholy Alliance Between Science Denial Movements

David H. Bailey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
David H. Bailey

Many have observed that these various science denial and pseudoscience movements appear to have a common strategy and frequently have common funders. As Prothero notes, alluding to the famous line from the movie All the President's Men, "Follow the money."

Rush Limbaugh: You Can't Believe In God AND Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 08.15.2013 | Green

Oh Rush. The outspoken radio host is making waves after criticizing a recent speech by Secretary of State John Kerry. Kerry, an ardent supporter of...

Lucia Graves

Climate Denial's Next Frontier?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A battle over the "social cost of carbon" is heating up between the White House and Congress faster than an atmosphere trapped beneath a...

Climate Denial Has Bipartisan Support In Kentucky

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 07.12.2013 | Green

Climate change denial is getting some bipartisan support in the Kentucky Legislature following President Barack Obama's landmark climate change speech...

Lucia Graves

Google Faces Environmentalist Wrath

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 07.11.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Chanting "Google, don't fund evil!" and hoisting colorful signs, dozens of environmentalists gathered outside of Google’s Washington h...

Climate Deniers: The Usual Suspects Weigh in

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Inglis's point of view about getting rid of all energy subsidies has hit a supportive chord with many. Yet others in the Republican Party consistently continue to define climate change as an elitist hoax, junk science with a lack of evidence, or part of God's plan.

Bob Inglis: Conservatives Have a Climate Solution

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.25.2013 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

"Conservatives have the answer. We just need to raise our hands." This statement is from Bob Inglis, former representative of South Carolina's 4th Di...

Climate Change, Chris Christie and the Truth

Eli Lehrer | Posted 08.21.2013 | Green
Eli Lehrer

To hear some on the political left describe it, the New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has decided to ignore what he knows is true -- that the climate is changing and humans impact it -- in order to become a more attractive national Republican candidate.

Lucia Graves

Climate Activists Target Missouri Congresswoman

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.30.2013 | Green

The Sierra Club has joined with Organizing For Action, an Obama-allied nonprofit group, to organize constituents of Rep. Ann Wagner to protest on Wedn...

GOP Rep: 'The Science Regarding Climate Change Is Uncertain'

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 04.16.2013 | Green

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), the new chairman of a critical House subcommittee on the environment, is doubling down on his climate change denial. ...

When it Comes to Gay Marriage and Global Warming, People Are Starting to Believe Their Own Eyes

Byron Kennard | Posted 06.02.2013 | Green
Byron Kennard

In our time, as never before, direct personal experience permits people to contravene what they've been told to think by convention or authority.

Breaking News: Climate Change Is Real, But the Earth Is Actually Cooling Rapidly

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 06.01.2013 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

In a stunning development today, the community of global climate scientists announced that the problem of global warming is actually one of global cooling, overturning decades of previously accepted, peer-reviewed science.

Conspiracy Theorists Respond to Evidence They're Conspiracy Theorists With More Conspiracy Theories

John Cook | Posted 04.28.2013 | Green
John Cook

The conspiracy theories directed toward the "moon landing paper" began small-scale, but grew in scope and intricacy. Now to social scientists, such a public response can mean only one thing. Data!

The War on Reality: News From the Front Lines

Linda Buzzell | Posted 02.05.2013 | Green
Linda Buzzell

Far too many Americans seem to have become persuaded that what's true is what you say is true -- not what exists in actual reality. Facts are seen as fluid, flexible and adjustable according to one's personal beliefs, political inclinations or business interests.

And Climate Justice/Immigrant Rights for All: Georgia Students Take Lead in Uniting Movements

Jeff Biggers | Posted 01.13.2013 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Georgia students, galvanized by the groundbreaking work of Dream Act supporters and the visionary role of Freedom University, are serving as an organizing model for a growing "climate and immigrant justice freedom movement" across the country.

Climate Science in Lieu of Climate Action Is Unconscionable

Richard Steiner | Posted 01.12.2013 | Green
Richard Steiner

Future historians will undoubtedly reflect on the peculiar climate politics of our time, where the cause, effects, and solutions to climate change were well understood, but political paralysis delayed the obvious and only solution: reducing carbon emissions.

Climate Crimes Against Humanity

Gregory Unruh | Posted 12.29.2012 | Green
Gregory Unruh

Frankenstorms like Sandy are part of the forecasts, but more extreme scenarios foresee drought, famine, population dislocations, climate refugees and human suffering. Should these predictions come true, you might expect anger and demand for an accounting.

A Climate for Conspiracy: Imaginary Plots and Global Warming

Wray Herbert | Posted 09.18.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

Conspiracy theorists continue to spin wild tales of government agents surreptitiously destroying thermometers and burying contradictory evidence. What are the motives of these climate deniers, who reject even overwhelming scientific consensus?

Why This Election Matters: Romney and GOP Lawmakers Choose Polluters, Not Kids

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.22.2012 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

That's right. Romney and Inhofe would rather let big polluters off the hook than protect our kids from a toxin that causes developmental delays and other serious conditions. So do the 46 Senators who voted on Wednesday to block the mercury and air toxin standards.

Has Climate Denial Reached the Turning Point?

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 08.07.2012 | Business
Carol Pierson Holding

I would argue that Heartland's billboard was more than just a matter of living in a bubble: climate deniers are at a turning point. The oil industry and petroleum supporters are backed into a corner on the issue of climate change.

Missing the Point on Climate

Andrew Winston | Posted 07.02.2012 | Green
Andrew Winston

It does not cost more to reduce carbon emissions; it costs less. Companies, consumers, and countries save money when they reduce reliance on fossil fuels. Study after study -- and the constant experience of companies saving billions in eco-efficiency -- prove this point.

Climate Change Obama Can Believe In: Why Global Warming Will Heat Campaign Trail in Coming Months

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 06.25.2012 | Green
Shawn Lawrence Otto

Romney appears to be trapped in Obama's message box on it: if he vascillates again he will alienate far right supporters who believe climate change is all a vast hoax. If he doesn't, he stands to lose mainstream centrist voters to Obama.