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Climate Deniers

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

Elaine McKewon | Posted 04.18.2014 | 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 03.17.2014 | 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 03.06.2014 | 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 | 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!

Why I'm Breaking up With Google

Stephen Hren | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Stephen Hren

Rather than allow myself to be further abused by what seemed like such a nice corporate entity -- it continuously spouted its "Don't Be Evil" motto repeatedly to me even as it's cheated on me again and again -- I'm breaking up with Google

Anti-Science CFACT Makes Holocaust Reference About United Nations in Poland

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

After writing that "there simply is no parallel" between the horrors of Nazi concentration camps and current UN efforts to address climate change, CFACT President David Rothbard went ahead and drew the parallel anyway.

Yes Virginia, The GOP Is Anti-Science

Sean McElwee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

The false equivalence that blames both parties for the cuts to science funding, the lack of research and our inadequate response to global warming will only make it harder to shame the party responsible for its intransigence.

Kate Sheppard

This Senator Is Going To Keep Talking About Climate Change Until Somebody Listens | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) has been on a one-man quest to get the Senate to talk about climate change. And talking is exactly wh...

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."

And the 2013 Worst of the Worst Award Goes to...

Kieran Suckling | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Kieran Suckling

These billionaires -- profligate spenders on their pet causes -- shamefully funnel money to fight pollution controls, prop up the climate-denial movement and ease the path of big corporations to spew more toxins, fatten their bank accounts and put the planet's future at risk.

Video: Could This Be the Secret Weapon Against Climate Change Deniers?

Gene Karpinski | Posted 12.10.2013 | Green
Gene Karpinski

Climate change deniers should be concerned about the growing generational divide we're seeing nationwide. Young people don't question the evidence - they overwhelmingly accept the science of climate change and are concerned for how it will affect their lives.

Conservatism... It's the New Liberalism

Lauren Windsor | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Lauren Windsor

Why is it that conservatives, who tout their morality and fiscal responsibility, are so liberal with the stewardship of our planet's resources; so liberal with their interpretation of empirical evidence; so liberal with scientific acts?

Destabilization of Arctic Sea Ice Would Be Game Over for Climate

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 11.27.2013 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

The Arctic sea ice is the most famous visual indicator of climate change. This year the climate deniers took the lead to explain what's going on with the Arctic sea ice.

United in Flooding, Colorado Congressmen Differ on Climate

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 11.18.2013 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

This week's massive flooding in Colorado shows that climate change doesn't care whether you vote red or vote blue. The flooding has devastated towns represented by two members of Congress who seem to have diametrically opposed views when it comes to climate change.

The Number That Really Counts

William S. Becker | Posted 11.10.2013 | Science
William S. Becker

The next report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), due to be released later this month, may cause some heat of its own accordi...

Fall Climate Change Preview

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 09.09.2013 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

The melting of Arctic Sea ice continues to get worse, advancing at one of the fastest rates in human history. At the current pace of 12 percent per decade, it is entirely possible that by 2030 there will be no ice in the Arctic.

Recess Wrap Up

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

As I looked back at the news we've shared with you this August on the NRDC Action Fund facebook page, I noticed myself shaking my head. For every bit ...

Ken Cuccinelli's Environmental Record Attacked in New Campaign

Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

The Sierra Club launched a new website on Thursday attacking Virginia's Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli's positions on environmental...

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...