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Climate Denial

How Did We Become A Society Suspicious Of Science?

Keith M. Parsons | Posted 10.15.2014 | Science
Keith M. Parsons

There are many factors we could cite, but to discover the biggest reason, follow the big money.

Climate Change and the Smithsonian

Asoka Bandarage | Posted 10.14.2014 | Green
Asoka Bandarage

We applaud the scientists and other Smithsonian personnel for coming forward to address the decisive issue of climate at this critical time. However, we do need to point out some lapses and contradictions in the Smithsonian's approach to climate change.

Why Lisa Cried When Eric Dumped ALEC

Michael Brune | Posted 10.07.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

What is it about ALEC that has given so many Big Tech firms cold feet? For that matter, what is ALEC, exactly? It calls itself a nonpartisan organization that focuses on the principles of limited government, free markets and federalism. Not quite.

Science Denial And Religious LGBT Phobia

David MacMillan | Posted 10.06.2014 | Gay Voices
David MacMillan

Both climate crisis denial and the anti-vaccination movement follow the same trend of dismissing science. But the phenomenon of religious and political science denial extends far beyond the obvious examples. It can get much worse, and much uglier.

Time for Climate Deniers to Go Back to School

Margie Alt | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Margie Alt

More than 97 percent of climate scientists agree that global warming is happening now; that it is largely caused by human activities; and that it poses significant risks to our health and our well-being. Yet too many elected officials appear determined to either ignore or refute the facts when it comes to climate change.

Obama Opened Floodgates for Offshore Fracking in Recent Gulf of Mexico Lease

Steve Horn | Posted 10.28.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogIn little-noticed news arising out of a recent Gulf of Mexico offshore oil and gas lease held by the U.S. Department of In...

Think Horses, Not Unicorns-- A Message to People Who Have Bought the Republican Lie on Climate Change

Andy Schmookler | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

In medicine there's a saying, "When you hear hoof beats, think of horses not zebras." Whatever's going on is far more likely to be the usual than the extraordinary.

Throwing a Wrench in the Climate Denial Machine

Anna Clark | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green
Anna Clark

Denial is a waste of American ingenuity, talent and energy. If we want to remain competitive in the global economy, we should redirect our energies into making America great through conservation, innovation and education.

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

William S. Becker | Posted 07.15.2014 | Green
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.

A Mother's Day Interview with Sen. Barbara Boxer A Moms Clean Air Force Exclusive

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.12.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Boxer is the mother of two children and the grandmother of four. I reached out to her for a Moms Clean Air Force Mother's Day exclusive interview.

The Quantum Theory of Climate Denial

John Cook | Posted 06.29.2014 | Green
John Cook

Can one person hold three inconsistent beliefs at the same time? Can a person argue that global warming is not happening, then smoothly transition to arguing that global warming is happening but is caused by something else? They can, and they do. How do we explain this counterintuitive phenomenon?

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

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.06.2014 | 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.