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 moreThe 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 moreGlobal 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 moreWhy do we still have climate change denial?

“Skeptic” vs “Denier” – I got it wrong … really wrong.

I wrote a brief post the other day entitled “The Climate Change Skeptics are still as crazy as ever“. Yikes … bad move … really bad move on my part ….  and so a few folks quite rightly pointed out that this is a highly inappropriate term to use. OK, lets clarify why. There are … Read more“Skeptic” vs “Denier” – I got it wrong … really wrong.