Rick Perry, Carbon Dioxide, and #Climate

Public Health Warning: Reading about Rick Perry can potentially inflict serious face palming. Trump appointee, Rick Perry, the energy secretary was interviewed on CNBC’s “Squawk Box”. When asked about the role that Carbon Dioxide play in our warming climate and if it was “the primary control knob for the temperature of the Earth and for climate,”, he … Read more Rick Perry, Carbon Dioxide, and #Climate

Why did Jerry Taylor change his stance on Climate Change?

Jerry Taylor was once a very vocal active Climate Change denier. As staff director of the energy and environment task force at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and vice president of the Cato Institute, it was his job be take this stance, but he did this, not because it was simply a job, but because … Read more Why did Jerry Taylor change his stance on Climate Change?

#Climate Denial Propaganda: “Why Scientists Disagree about Global Warming.”

The Heartland Institute churned out a piece of Climate Denial Propaganda entitled “Why Scientists Disagree about Global Warming.” back in 2015. If you check it out, you will find that that promote it as follows … Rather than rely exclusively on United Nation’s IPCC for scientific advice, policymakers should seek out advice from independent, nongovernment … Read more #Climate Denial Propaganda: “Why Scientists Disagree about Global Warming.”

The political strategy of climate denial

Jeffrey Mervis has an interesting article within Science all about the insights gained by listening to what Lamar Smith (R–TX) says when speaking to a room full of his own tribe. As chair of the U.S. House of Representatives science committee you might expect rationality and reason to prevail, but unfortunately he is very much a modern Republican, hence both … Read more The political strategy of climate denial

Global Warming denial is a rapidly shrinking demography in the US

Some good news has popped up, and so as reported here … With NASA reporting that 2015 is on track to be the hottest year on record for Earth and as parts of the Western United States are gripped by extreme drought, Americans are less likely than at any time since 2008 to say there is not … Read more Global Warming denial is a rapidly shrinking demography in the US

Why do we still have climate change denial?

As I’m sure you are aware, the much-anticipated report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is out (or at least the first of three parts of AR5), and says with 95% certainty, humans are the dominant cause of global warming since the 1950s. I’ll not dig down into the details too much, there … Read more Why do we still have climate change denial?