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ATTN: Climate Denial Geezers. Kids Coming for you, too.

February 24, 2018 - 1:25pm
Not just the NRA taking a beating among the emerging generation. Turns out young people don’t want their planet to be par-boiled any more than they want to get shot with an AR-15. Who could have known? New York Times: A years-long battle over whether Idaho would require its science teachers to teach about global […]
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The Weekend Wonk: Climate Skeptics who Followed the Evidence, and Changed Their Minds

February 24, 2018 - 1:05pm
A lot of comment this week on the new video about Jerry Taylor, formerly a reliable climate “skeptic” voice on Fox News and elsewhere – who turned completely when he actually started looking at the data with an open mind. Turns out that’s not a unique experience. The Physicist: Richard Muller made himself a high […]
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Underground Transmission Could be Game Changer for Renewables

February 24, 2018 - 12:22pm
A lot of the biggest advances in renewable energy might not be the most obvious. The United States is richly blessed with renewable resources, solar and wind, but a lot of those resources are not in places where the majority of the population lives. Hence transmission lines. Transmission has always been important to generation – […]
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Ignorance is the Real Disease: Measles on the Rise in Europe due to AntiVaxxers

February 24, 2018 - 12:20pm
Popular Science: Before the measles vaccine existed, 9 out of every 10 kids got the disease before age 15. Two million people died from it every year. It’s easy for most of us to forget that, because we’ve had an effective measles vaccine since 1960. Measles is so infectious that it spreads to 90 percent […]
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Music Break: For What it’s Worth, this is What an Avalanche Looks like

February 23, 2018 - 3:55pm
Something happening here. Rick Gates flips. That will practically force Manafort to flip too in order to save himself. And guess who they will drop the dime on? Hint: he watches a lot of Fox News. — Max Boot (@MaxBoot) February 23, 2018 I’m pro 2A. Hell, I’m pro gun ownership, but I’ve also […]
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#Wokeanda in Action. The Unsung Heroes of Elephant Rescue

February 23, 2018 - 1:05pm
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Captured by Climate Deniers, GOP Drifts to White Supremacy. Not a Coincidence.

February 23, 2018 - 8:36am
What’s the opposite of Wakanda? CPAC, aka “comic-con for conservatives”. Above footage from 2015 gives the flavor. White supremacy and climate denial have always gone together like peas and carrots. I’m one of the few writers to talk about it, but there it is. Are we woke yet? Washington Post: The Conservative Political Action Conference, […]
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Media Unable, or Unwilling, to Discuss Climate Factually

February 22, 2018 - 5:13pm
For Trump, Billions in free Media.  For global survival – Bupkis. Media Matters: Sunday news shows in 2017 largely excluded minorities and women, and completely excluded scientists and climate journalists, from discussions about climate change, a Media Matters analysis finds. This exclusion continues a multi-year trend on the shows. Media Matters analyzed guest appearances during […]
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Colbert on the News from Wakanda and Mueller’s Indictments

February 21, 2018 - 2:03pm
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Jerry Taylor: How I Talk to Fellow Conservatives about Climate

February 21, 2018 - 11:26am
If you missed the new video interview with Jerry Taylor, go there now. You’re back? Ok, here’s more from former Cato Institute “climate skeptic” spokesman Jerry Taylor, on how he now engages fellow conservatives on climate. Below, how to bust Republicans out of Climate Denial prison.      
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Sick Marketing: War on Science has been a Big Contributor to Today’s Fake News Cycle

February 21, 2018 - 10:02am
“The real opposition is the media. And the way to deal with them is to flood the zone with shit.” — Steve Bannon When my Father used to tell me about Joseph Goebells and the “Big Lie” technique, I viewed it as an historical oddity, not something that could be a serious part of modern […]
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How Fox News Works. Spoiler, it’s a Drug.

February 20, 2018 - 6:35pm
Brilliant Twitter thread shows why Uncle Dittohead REALLY does not like it when you pop his Fox News info-bubble. Clearly internal biochemistry and neurotransmitters can be hacked, — it’s what advertisers, flimflammers and religions have done for millennia.  But what we are seeing now, supported by networked technology – is next level. MadGrampa on Twitter: […]
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“How is That Conservative?” Former Climate Denier now Backs Action

February 20, 2018 - 11:34am
Yale Climate Connections: Climate change policy analyst* Jerry Taylor spent more than 25 years earning his well-deserved reputation as the skunk at the picnic of American climate scientists. Taylor – the focus of this month’s “This is Not Cool” video – cut his teeth as an energy and environment savant with the very conservative American […]
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Virtual Power Plant in South Australia is Glimpse of the Future

February 20, 2018 - 10:53am
Our Energy Plan – Government of South Australia: The State Government has unveiled a plan to roll out a network of at least 50,000 home solar and battery systems across South Australia, working together to form the world’s largest Virtual Power Plant. Beginning with a trial of 1100 Housing Trust properties, a 5kW solar panel […]
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Matching Solar Power and Prairie Pollinators

February 19, 2018 - 10:22am
Yes, Solar energy in Minnesota is a thing. Mankato Free Press (Minnesota): The piece of land just east of Mankato was prairie for thousands of years. A century and a half ago it was plowed into farmland. Last year it was transformed to a massive solar array. And this spring, the parcel will become a […]
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John Oliver: Back with Update on Trump Policies

February 19, 2018 - 9:48am
Better, more comprehensive analysis than you will hear on any network.
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Lee Michaels: You are What You Do

February 19, 2018 - 12:02am
If you’ve ever wondered what you would do in a crisis – you’re doing it now. Advertisements
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Using Color to Harvest the Sun

February 18, 2018 - 7:48pm
Artists always push the boundaries of technology – indispensable partners giving vision and imagination to engineering.
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What Can Bison Teach us About Carbon and Climate?

February 18, 2018 - 11:09am
Reposting Allan Savory’s talk on cattle and climate above. The Weather Channel has profiled ranchers on the American plains trying to replicate his ideas – they say successfully. Not everyone agrees. Weather Channel: To hear Mimi Hillenbrand tell it, American bison are more than just the majestic creatures that once graced the grasslands of the […]
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