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Climate Deniers

What States' Attorneys General Can Do About Climate Deniers

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. | Posted 10.01.2014 | Green
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Though they like to invoke patriotic themes and drape themselves in the flag, the oil barons have persistently demonstrated their enthusiasm for putting corporate profits ahead of the public welfare.

'Our Future, Our Choice' -- On the Ground at the People's Climate March

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 09.29.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

On September 21, I was present at a piece of history...the People's Climate March of 2014. It was a huge event, planned with precision, and broken down into six contingencies. The route covered two miles. My interviews began with people waiting for the bus, on their way to the west side of Manhattan.

Neither Rain, Nor Flood, Nor Drought Can Stop the Climate Change Deniers

Rep. Adam Schiff | Posted 09.19.2014 | Green
Rep. Adam Schiff

No one can deny that California is facing one of its worst droughts in recorded history. The challenge in crafting a long-term solution to the drought is that it requires us to confront the broader problem of climate change, and for many involved in the issue, climate change is a mirage.

Why Gloom And Doom Is Not A Good Strategy For Climate Change Advocates

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 09.17.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

The idea of branding climate change could seem like another exercise in navel-gazing unless you consider the effectiveness of the opposition. They've got branding down, relentlessly repeating the mantra, "science is inconclusive and solutions are exorbitant and unproven."

Time for Climate Deniers to Go Back to School

Margie Alt | Posted 09.05.2014 | 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.

How Did Western Civilization End? A Noted Historian Of Science Looks Back -- From 2093

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 08.04.2014 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

"The Collapse of Western Civilization" is the clearest, shortest explanation of the science of climate change and its consequences I've seen.

This Climate Change-Denying Rapper Is About As Dope As You'd Expect

Grist | Amber Cortes | Posted 07.11.2014 | Green

This story first appeared on Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. For the past nine years, climate deniers from ...

Obama 'Absolutely' Wants To Go Off On Climate Change Deniers In Congress

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama is standing firm behind climate researchers warning against the continued burning of fossil fuels, saying, "science is science....

Five Ways the New Limits on Carbon Pollution Will Influence the Midterms

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.02.2014 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The Obama administration just did the most important thing it could to confront climate change right now: it set limits on carbon pollution coming from power plants.

Democracy Beats Deniers on Climate Change

Terry Tamminen | Posted 08.02.2014 | Green
Terry Tamminen

There will be opportunities to participate in the rulemaking process by stakeholders to be sure it's thoughtful and effective, but "just say no" is no longer a defensible or winning strategy.

Catholic Priest Fires Back At Game Show Host For Saying Climate Activists Are Racist

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.22.2014 | Religion

Reverend Edward Beck, a Catholic priest and media commentator, appeared on CNN on Wednesday to discuss a controversial tweet from game show host Pat S...

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.

Interview with a Climate Vampire

David_Goldstein | Posted 07.14.2014 | Green
David_Goldstein

Last week your Intrepid Reporter (IR) sat down with Jackson Partwhit (JP), Media Director of the Climatewatch Institute. IR: Mr. Partwhit, it says h...

There Is No Meaningful Difference Between Tea Party and 'Establishment' Republicans

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

Whether Thom Tillis or Marco Rubio calls himself establishment or tea party makes little substantive difference. They are either committed ideological extremists or cynical ones. The consequences for America of their election are, in either case, exactly the same.

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?

Why This Is a Dark Time For the Field of Climate Science

Elaine McKewon | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green
Elaine McKewon

Hate mail, harassment campaigns, accusations of scientific fraud and threats of lawsuits have become the new normal for climate scientists and researchers who study climate change denial. These problematic conditions have a chilling effect on scientific research.

Beyond Denial

Peter Neill | Posted 05.17.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Denial is just the front for something far worse. Denial asserts that there is no problem, and therefore there is no need for solution. There is no need for research.

Climate Change: Backdoor Conversion

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.06.2014 | Green
Edward Flattau

To get Americans engaged, speak to them in a language they readily understand and can appreciate -- dollars and cents. Put another way, the monetary penalties sustained from failing to reduce greenhouse gases far exceed the costs of preemptively taking those measures to slow escalating temperature rise.

Debate Climate Solutions, Not the Facts

Gene Karpinski | Posted 04.20.2014 | Green
Gene Karpinski

This weekend, the Sunday morning political shows on NBC, CBS, ABC and Fox News all spent some time discussing climate change. And it was a classic case of 'be careful of what you wish for.'

'We Are Not Doing Enough to Counter Climate Deniers' -- Madeleine Albright

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 04.20.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

It seems that despite whatever statistics are presented to show evidence of climate change, a vocal contingency continues to question the findings. It has become an ongoing source of contention and debate.

Kate Sheppard

House Republicans Pick Climate Skeptic To Head Environment Subcommittee

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans selected Rep. David Schweikert (R-Ariz.), who is on the record questioning whether humans are causing climate change, ...

How the SEC Can Fight Climate Change

Sean McElwee | Posted 03.18.2014 | Green
Sean McElwee

At this point, denying climate change is like denying the harmful effects of smoking -- only someone with a commercial interest would even question the data.

Colder Winters Caused by a Warmer Planet

Carl Gibson | Posted 03.10.2014 | Green
Carl Gibson

We need to get serious about addressing what we're doing to our climate in our reckless consumption of fossil fuels, or we'll have many more cold winters, hot summers, and climate-related weather disasters in our future.

Here's What Record Low Temperatures Say About Global Warming

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

As the frigid polar vortex makes itself at home over a giant swath of the country, it's also serving as fodder for all those equally unwelcome climate...

Survival Guide For Climate Change Debates

Molly Rauch | Posted 02.19.2014 | Green
Molly Rauch

When thorny questions about climate change arise over your Christmas ham, we've got you covered!