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Al Franken, David Letterman: Boiling the Frog, and a Price on Carbon

July 22, 2017 - 9:29pm
Al Franken and David Letterman: droll discussion of climate change and democracy. There are several more in this series, see below. Filed under: Crock of the Week
Categories: International News

Larsen C Continues to Unravel

July 21, 2017 - 7:20am
Click above for larger. Project Midas: On July 12 2017, data from the Sentinel-1 satellite confirmed the calving from the Larsen C Ice Shelf of Iceberg A68, a slab of ice 5,800 km in area and weighing more than 1 trillion tonnes. New Sentinel-1 interferometry data from July 18 now shows how the remaining ice […]
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New, and Old, Explainers on Temp Adjustments

July 19, 2017 - 9:30pm
Favorite hobby horse of deniers. Evil scientists adjust temperature measurements to suit their one-world-government agenda. Reality more boring. Fortunately, Berkeley Earth Alumnus Zeke Hausfather is one of our most lucid explainers. Zeke Hausfather in Carbon Brief: These adjustments have long been a heated point of debate. Many climate sceptics like to argue that scientists “exaggerate” […]
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Scientist Blows Whistle: Breaks Silence on Trump/Putin/GOP War on Science

July 19, 2017 - 9:28pm
Mr. Putin, we do not have Gulags here. Stand by. A wave is coming that will be larger than you can understand. Video at link. Washington Post: Joel Clement was director of the Office of Policy Analysis at the U.S. Interior Department until last week. He is now a senior adviser at the department’s Office […]
Categories: International News

Are Republicans Ready for Climate “Red Pill”?

July 19, 2017 - 12:04pm
Climate denial is a prison for your mind. More on signs of reluctant awakening to climate threat and renewable solutions among Republicans. Are we seeing something analogous to the national turning on marriage equality of a few years back? or perhaps like what is happening in the Health care debate, where the once-deemed-radical idea of […]
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Al Gore with Colbert: New Climate Movie out Soon

July 18, 2017 - 2:12pm
Filed under: Crock of the Week
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The Age of Electric Vehicles Dawns

July 18, 2017 - 2:01pm
New York Times: There is simply no credible way to address climate change without changing the way we get from here to there, meaning cars, trucks, planes and any other gas-guzzling forms of transportation. That is why it is so heartening to see electric cars, considered curios for the rich or eccentric or both not that […]
Categories: International News

Dark Snow 2017 Photo Update

July 17, 2017 - 12:56pm
Quick look at what’s going on. My first three days in Greenland were spent in Ilulissat, which is home to one of the world’s fastest flowing Icestreams, which empties into Disko Bay, and, eventually the North Atlantic.  It’s been said the berg that sank the Titanic may well have been birthed here. There is a […]
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Republicans Cracking on Climate?

July 17, 2017 - 11:34am
We watched over 8 years as Republicans railed against the Affordable Care Act, promising that they had a ready alternative, if only the bad people would let them enact it. Well, now we see the sham that was. Could something similar be going on in the climate change arena?  To appease rabidly anti-science donors the […]
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Bigger and Bigger ‘uns

July 14, 2017 - 7:39pm
"We keep sending bigger ones, and they keep ignoring them" #ActOnClimate #climate #LarsenC #antartica via @NewYorker — Mike Hudema (@MikeHudema) July 14, 2017 Filed under: Crock of the Week
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Larsen C: One of the Biggest Bergs Ever just formed

July 12, 2017 - 12:41pm
That big Berg just dropped. Above, I’ve been interviewing ice experts about this over recent months, including Eric Rignot, Jeremy Bassis, and Ted Scambos. They give background detail and implications. Takeaway – not an unexpected or ominous event in itself, this calving is just another step in a process we are already following, and have […]
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Family Feud: Trump’s EPA May do Game Show Science

July 11, 2017 - 5:01pm
We should do science more like a game show. Everyone would be dumber, but at least it would improve ratings. MediaMatters:  In a February 9 Washington Post op-ed, (Radio Talk show host Hugh) Hewitt suggested that Trump should appoint (Radio Talk Show host Rush) Limbaugh to a special commission to study climate change. Limbaugh has […]
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Know Nothings: On the Road to Taliban

July 11, 2017 - 11:14am
More relevant than ever, Chairman of the House “Science” Committee, Lamar Smith, lauds Donald Trump as the “only source of unvarnished truth.” Leonard Pitts in the Miami Herald: We have explored the role of social media, the loss of the Fairness Doctrine and the city/country divide in creating this break. But no one — at least, […]
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Music Break: Caroline Jones and Doug Paisley – If I Needed You

July 10, 2017 - 11:13pm
Best, most soulful version I’ve heard of this beautiful Townes Van Zandt song.Filed under: Crock of the Week
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Mann to Doomers: Not so Fast

July 10, 2017 - 11:07am
There is a cottage industry online of over-the-top predictions of imminent human extinction from climate change – something I always have pushed back on. To those that warn of imminent human extinction, I say, “We’re not getting off that easy.” Meaning, we’re actually going to have to deal with and solve this problem, and to […]
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Ben Santer: Fighting Trickle Down Ignorance

July 10, 2017 - 10:17am
Or is it “tinkle down”? Ben Santer is one of the world’s most accomplished atmospheric experts. His response to our current crisis – stand up and speak truth to power.  This recent piece in the Washington Post is a perfect example of his aggressive communication effort. Washington Post: I’ve been a mountaineer for most of […]
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Have Drone, Will Travel

July 10, 2017 - 9:23am
After a successful fundraiser this spring, I am off to Greenland, flying tomorrow. Our “Windsled Project” is already completed, and I’ll be debriefing ice chemist Ross Edwards after I get back.  If all goes well, there may be further activity on that front in coming campaigns. One great new addition to my kit this year […]
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Inevitable Result of GOP War on Science. Flat Earthers Resurgent

July 9, 2017 - 12:24pm
“They” want us to believe the Earth is round. And Warming. Thank God for the internet. Consider parallels to the climate denial movement. The video above has 42k+ views. Head vise warning. Denver Post: Every Tuesday at 6 p.m., three dozen Coloradans from every corner of the state assemble in the windowless back room of […]
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The Weekend Wonk: Amory Lovins on Disruptive Energy Futures

July 9, 2017 - 11:44am
From a June 6, 2017 talk.Filed under: Crock of the Week
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Tesla Model 3 Dropping Soon

July 9, 2017 - 10:54am
The Verge: Elon Musk said that the first production unit of the ultra-anticipated Tesla Model 3 would be coming this week, and here it is. The Tesla CEO posted two photos of the vehicle to Twitter late on Saturday night. Musk has said that the first 30 Model 3 customers will receive their cars at […]
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