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Climate Denial

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.

Heartland Institute Exposed: Internal Documents Unmask Heart of Climate Denial Machine (Updated)

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 04.15.2012 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Internal Heartland Institute strategy and funding documents obtained by DeSmogBlog expose the heart of the climate denial machine - its current plans, many of its funders, and details that confirm what DeSmogBlog and others have reported for years.

Whatever Happened to "We Agree to Disagree"?

Astrid Caldas | Posted 04.04.2012 | Green
Astrid Caldas

However, when people start acting as if they know what they are talking about, and belittling scientists for not knowing what they are doing, we have a big problem.

Tom Zeller Jr.

Researcher Navigates The Volatile Line Between Climate Science And Climate Skepticism | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 01.05.2012 | Green

Though by no means a climate change denier, Richard Muller, a physicist at the University of California, Berkeley, whose work in nuclear and astrophys...

Misuse of Food and Climate Data at Forbes

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 08.31.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

The heart of Patrick Michaels' Forbes piece seems to be that climate change will be good for food production, not bad. This is in contradiction to actual science on food and agriculture.

Whitewashing Scientific Misconduct at the Department of the Interior: Into the Intellectual Wilderness

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.29.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

A report on the Point Reyes National Seashore debacle from the Department of the Interior has been released that acknowledges the scientific arguments of damage from the oyster farm are false.

Congress Needs an Adult Conversation About Climate

William S. Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
William S. Becker

We should not be forgiving if Congress fails to protect us from the risk that climate change is not only real, but also a looming global catastrophe. Where is the leadership?

Are The Climate Change Deniers With No Evidence Just Naturally Gullible? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

To dismiss an entire canon of science on the basis of either no evidence or evidence that has already been debunked is to evince an astonishing level ...

If Exposing the Climate Deniers Makes Me a Scumbag, So Be it

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

What do you get when you cross a retired weatherman with a wannabe British aristocrat? No wait, that's not it. A retired weatherman and a former pol...

Creationists And Climate Deniers Take On Teaching Climate Science In Schools

Huffington Post | Katherine Goldstein | Posted 08.10.2012 | Green

Last week, Treehugger and ThinkProgress reported that the South Dakota state legislature passed a resolution to urge schools to teach climate science ...

Snow Doubt: What's Behind Climate Change Denials?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

The Times reports that 16 lawsuits have been filed by "industry groups, conservative think tanks, lawmakers and three states" to challenge to the EPA's finding that greenhouse gases pose a threat to our health.