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Global Warming Denial

Climate Change Denial Linked To... Speaking English?

Climate Desk | Chris Mooney | Posted 07.23.2014 | Green

This story first appeared on Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Here in the United States, we fret a lo...

The White House Steps Up its Fight Against Climate Change

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 07.07.2014 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

Stepping up its efforts to fight climate change, the White House is now trying to court TV Meteorologists to help communicate the link between America's recent string of extreme weather, and the science behind global warming.

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?

Truly Bad Advice on Climate Change

Eugene Linden | Posted 06.11.2014 | Green
Eugene Linden

On April 9 The New York Times published one of the most exasperating op-eds I've yet read on climate change. Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger wrote that articles that link global warming to the rash of extreme weather events hurt rather than help efforts to rouse the public.

Pew Quiz Fails on Climate Question

Mark Boslough | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science
Mark Boslough

I didn't like this question: "What gas do most scientists believe causes temperatures in the atmosphere to rise?" Why was it posed in a way that fuels the perception that this is simply a matter of opinion (or even worse, "belief")? Shame on Pew.

Consensus Confirmed: 97 Percent of Climate Papers Agree on Manmade Global Warming

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 07.15.2013 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

According to polling data, only about half the public understands the scientific consensus on global warming. Yet surveys of the peer-reviewed literature are crystal clear on the consensus.

Global Warming: The Psychology of Ignoring a Superthreat

Adam Alter | Posted 01.21.2013 | College
Adam Alter

Global warming is the perfectly designed threat-by-stealth. Its murky consequences aren't vivid enough to impress our distracted brains, and the earth's temperature rise is peppered with freakishly cold days. If global warming were the work of an evil engineer, he'd deserve congratulations on a job well done.

Climate Costs Cause Concern

Neil Wagner | Posted 12.02.2012 | Green
Neil Wagner

Governmental policy, taxation, and price tags are open to debate. As much as we are all convinced that our views on those topics are the truth, it's all ultimately one big subjective shade of gray.

Link Between Climate Denial and Conspiracy Beliefs Sparks Conspiracy Theories

Posted 09.08.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 09/07/2012 04:05 PM EDT on LiveScience A study suggesting climate change deniers also t...

Climate Problem? What Climate Problem?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

"Isaac Churns Toward New Orleans." "Arctic Sea Ice Hits Record Low, Scientists Say." "Severe Drought Afflicts Nation." "July 2012 Hottest Month on Rec...

The Case Against Selectable Science

Bill Destler | Posted 10.27.2012 | College
Bill Destler

I would encourage all of us, especially those of us trained in science and engineering, to stand up against this use of "selectable science," regardless of our political views or party affiliation.

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?

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Tennessee Passes Anti-Evolution Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 09.20.2012 | Science

2012-03-21-Screenshot20120321at2.33.10PM.jpgMonday evening, a new bill was approved by the Tennessee Senate that will protect teachers who wish to promote "alternate" scientific theories. What does this mean for the students?

Whacking 16 Moles

A. Siegel | Posted 04.02.2012 | Green
A. Siegel

In a warming world, there will be examples of winners but, on balance, human civilization will be losers. Friday's Wall Street Journal provides yet another example of this sad reality.

Are Climate Change Reporters an Endangered Species?

James Thornton | Posted 02.24.2012 | Green
James Thornton

A recent report gave us good reason to believe that those of us in the UK and the U.S. could be getting a different view of the climate debate than the rest of the world.

The American 'Allergy' To Global Warming

AP | By CHARLES J. HANLEY | Posted 11.24.2011 | Green

NEW YORK -- Tucked between treatises on algae and prehistoric turquoise beads, the study on page 460 of a long-ago issue of the U.S. journal Science d...

Single-Action Bias

Gernot Wagner | Posted 10.09.2011 | Green
Gernot Wagner

We all want to do something, anything. We don't just want to sit idle and watch events unfold around us. Call it "action bias." Then there's "single...

God's Love, Truth And Global Warming

Rev. Jim Ball | Posted 09.18.2011 | Religion
Rev. Jim Ball

The meaning of our existence, our purpose, requires truth. To deny the truth about ourselves, or about a problem like global warming, is to thwart both love and the truth.

Leaving The Carnival Of Climate Change Denial To Join The Next Great Cause Of Freedom

Rev. Jim Ball | Posted 09.06.2011 | Religion
Rev. Jim Ball

It is well past time for those of us still at the carnival of climate denial to exit the gates and allow the love of God to help us see and face the truth about climate change and the need to act.

50% Of Incoming GOP Freshman Class Deny Manmade Climate Change

thinkprogress.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A new ThinkProgress investigation has found that the incoming GOP freshman class is rife with legislators who not only oppose climate change legislati...

National Academy Of Sciences: Climate Change Is REAL

Politics Daily | Christopher Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In what's being called "the most comprehensive report ever on climate change," the National Academy of Sciences urged aggressive action to curb global...

The Maya Really Did Warn Us About Our Future (Unintentionally)

Alex Higgins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alex Higgins

The Maya in the 8th century had little ability to understand the climate change that was happening to them. Our civilization knows what is happening and even has the ability to prevent catastrophe.

Five Reasons Why We Don't Care About Climate Change

Lisa Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Bennett

Why are we ignoring the biggest threat in human history--or, as a future generation might put it, fiddling while Rome burns? First, we are not programmed to take future threats as seriously as immediate ones.

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matt Osborne

Nontroversy feeds on empty, twisted brains. In this case, a general unfamiliarity with the language of scientific banter allows the "climategate" nontroversy to overwhelm the consensus on global warming.

On the Public Dime, a Grating Whine

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

It is really sad that CBS News allowed itself to be played, so well, by the global warming denier crowd, helping to give legitimacy to an invented story.