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Bill Maher: Happy Father’s Day, to the Party of Deadbeat Dads

June 16, 2019 - 12:20pm
Categories: International News

What is the Green New Deal?

June 16, 2019 - 10:42am
Or, similar question, “Why is the Green New deal?” Answer is that, there is no legislation yet. Turns out this kind of massive program is really, really, really hard to put together.To do it, we’re going to have to do a whole lot more than tweet-shame Nancy Pelosi – we, all of us, are going […]
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Don’t Tell POTUS. US Military Burrows into Russian Grid

June 15, 2019 - 1:02pm
One of the best arguments for transitioning to renewable, distributed energy, is the national security factor.A grid that is more dispersed and diverse, that looks more like the internet, will be inherently more resilient to disruption in the age of terrorism, cyber-hacking, and extreme weather. And the Russians. As a new piece in the New […]
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Poll: GOP Worried Climate Denial turns off Young voters

June 14, 2019 - 11:32am
Frank Luntz is a well known Republican pollster, and author of a key road map from the early 2000s for Republican office holders on how to delay meaningful action on climate. So, yeah, he’s a monster. He has results to new polling data showing that even in the dim Fox-addled reaches of the GOP, climate […]
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How to Recognize Cyber-prop, and Push Back

June 13, 2019 - 9:12pm
European Commission tweet features my friend Stephen Lewandowsky, Australian psychologist and expert on persuasion techniques. Here, Stephen points out an obvious warning sign of cyber propaganda. Dr. Lewandowsky is featured in my video on this topic from 2 years ago, on best practices for climate (or any) myth busting and communication. Advertisements
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Video: New Process Might Mean Faster Permafrost Melt

June 13, 2019 - 11:02am
A few months ago, I posted a piece, based on interviews with leading permafrost experts, that pushed back, hard, on the “we’re all gonna die and there’s nothing we can do” catastrophism around the so-called “methane bomb” in the arctic. (I’ll repost that one below if you have not seen it) That’s not to say […]
Categories: International News

No, Wind Turbines Do Not Cause Cancer. Or Anything Else.

June 13, 2019 - 7:28am
Jeffrey Ellebogen is in a very small club of well prepared experts who know the global scientific literature on the health effects, or lack thereof, of wind power. Formerly an Assistant Professor in Neurology at Harvard, and director of the Sleep Lab at Mass General Hospital, Ellenbogen was lead author of the Massachusetts Department of […]
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Finding Your Voice in the Climate Debate

June 13, 2019 - 7:21am
Gavin Schmidt on Twitter – via ThreadReaderApp: A thread on the iniquity, chance and contingent nature of having a ‘voice’ in the climate debate. “To those that have shall be given” is a paraphrase of Mathew 13:12 where it refers to knowledge. But it is an apt description of the attention economy too. People in […]
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Even Before the Floods, Farms were in Crisis. Wind Power is One Answer

June 12, 2019 - 4:23pm
For WindBaggers, Farmers are just the help. All too often, the typical paranoid anti-wind NIMBY is a new comer to the community, someone who moved from somewhere else.The 3rd, 4th, and 5th generation farmers who work the land are seen as just Groundskeepers, there to maintain an unchanging pastoral backdrop for for wealthier people’s lifestyles. […]
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Climate is No Joke, but Humor Might Help

June 12, 2019 - 12:12pm
Science Communication: Kimmel on Climate: Disentangling the Emotional Ingredients of a Satirical Monologue – Abstract: This study explored whether satire (an emotional blend of humor/indignation) can minimize the emotional tradeoffs researchers have documented for humorous appeals about climatechange. Using a sample of U.S. young adults, we conducted a 2 (humor: present/absent) × 2 (indignation: present/absent) + 1 (control) experiment in […]
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Heat Waves Reach New Level under Climate Change

June 12, 2019 - 10:31am
Washington Post: Simultaneous heat waves scorched land areas all over the Northern Hemisphere last summer, killing hundreds and hospitalizing thousands while intensifying destructive and deadly wildfires. A study published this week in the journal Earth’s Future concludes that this heat wave epidemic “would not have occurred without human-induced climate change.” The alarming part? There are signs record-setting […]
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As Glaciers Melt, Scientists Warn of Water Wars

June 11, 2019 - 4:50pm
Yesterday’s news reported that at least one man was killed in a conflict over water in India this week. Above, glacier experts Lonnie Thompson and Konrad Steffen note that a huge human population in Asia is dependent on major river runoff from the Himalayan Glaciers, which are declining due to climate warming.Worth remembering that these […]
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Flood Aftermath: Not a Drop to Drink

June 11, 2019 - 3:28pm
IowaWatch: Contamination of private well water in southwest Iowa from human and natural causes is a problem even in dry times. But in this year of prolonged flooding, well owners have heightened concerns and are keeping county health officials busy testing water for contaminants such as coliform and E. coli bacteria, nitrates and arsenic. More […]
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India’s Brutal Heat Sparks Water Violence

June 10, 2019 - 9:37pm
The future is here, it’s just not evenly distributed. – William Gibson DeutscheWelle: Police were tasked with guarding water tankers and water sources in Madhya Pradesh state in central India, the Times of India reported on Saturday, following clashes over water in the state and other parts of the country. Temperatures in India reached 50.3 degrees Celsius […]
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Music Break: Hadestown “Wait for Me”

June 10, 2019 - 9:28pm
The musical inspired by climate change won 6 Tonys the other night.
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Elizabeth Warren on Climate and Jobs

June 10, 2019 - 2:33pm
From a recent MSNBC Town Hall. Inside Climate News compared candidate programs, below. Biden’s program stops short of embracing the most politically challenging policy elements that the most ardent supporters of the Green New Deal would like to see linked to a climate plan, like universal jobs and health care. Still, Biden said he “believes […]
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Cheering the Volcano

June 9, 2019 - 8:04pm
The eruption of Mt Pinatubo, in 1991, was a critical moment in climate science. As the video above explains, James Hansen’s temperature projections included, as a test – a built-in assumption of a large volcanic eruption in the tropics in the early 90s. Experts comment on the accuracy of Hansen’s projections, as proven out in […]
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Trailer: HBO’s Ice on Fire

June 9, 2019 - 3:57pm
Not a sequel to #GOT.
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Clueless: SecState on Climate – “People should just move..”

June 9, 2019 - 10:30am
Above, for me, 2012 felt like a watershed for climate – in that the impacts were becoming so clear, and to an increasing number of people. I remember finishing the edit on this and wiping away tears.I didn’t imagine then that the then-CEO of Exxon, who has a starring role, would become a climate-clueless Secretary […]
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