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Jon Stewart Changes the Climate around Climate Change

The Daily show covers the New York Climate Action march, and contrasts it with the idiots on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology:

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Applying Heat

Around 400,000 people gathered in New York City Sunday to demand action on climate change, making it the largest climate march in history. The march started with a moment of silence, with thousands walking through Times Square with their fists in the air but without making a sound. Tweeters declared that they had never heard […]

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More Climate Propaganda

Yesterday’s post was an amazing video showing how climate change deniers cast doubt on the science when there really is not any significant scientific doubt. But there are many other ways that propaganda is used by the climate deniers. For example, in 2012 the New York Times (the poster child for the supposed left-wing media) […]

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Doubt

Unfortunately, propaganda works, especially with enough money pumped into it, and with help from the right-wing media. How many times do we fall for this snow job before we get wise to their tactics? Another propaganda technique is telling people that they can’t do anything about the environment. For example, saying that it will destroy […]

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Republicans Say NO NO NO NO

The Republicans in the House just passed what is supposed to be a boring spending bill entitled “Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act”. Except that they riddled it with gifts to special interests and abject stupidity: They slashed funding for renewable energy programs, while boosting funding for coal and other fossil fuels. […]

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False Equivalence!

I’m always complaining about false equivalences, like claims that all politicians are equivalently bad, regardless of party. However, I have to admit that Kentucky just might be the exception that proves the rule. In a hearing about carbon emissions and global warming, both sides seem to be vying for the boobie prize of stupidity. On […]

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Revenge of the Carbon Tax

Above all else, I believe in pragmatism. Laws and policies should be evaluated not by ideology, but by whether (or not) they work. As such, it has been very interesting to see results from things like marijuana legalization in (first) Colorado and now Washington state, or the availability of free or low-cost contraception on teen […]

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That’s why they call it Denial!

© Ruben Bolling If you think that climate change deniers will ever wise up, don’t hold your breath. Because … Benghazi!

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Blowing Hot Air

Presidential hopeful Marco Rubio in a new interview says I do not believe that human activity is causing these dramatic changes to our climate the way these scientists are portraying it. And I do not believe that the laws that they propose we pass will do anything about it. Except it will destroy our economy. […]

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Scare Tactics

© David Horsey There are absolutely no Republicans in the House who believe in man-made climate change, and only a few in the Senate. Even though the recent National Climate Assessment documents significant effects caused by global warming that are already happening, Republicans are in denial. But with huge campaign contributions coming from the fossil […]

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What in the Name of Science?

© Tom Tomorrow Here are the latest updates on the North Carolina sea level change controversy and Republican attempts to de-prioritize government climate change research. It would almost be funny if it weren’t all true. Do they really believe they can just legislate away scientific reality? If so, we are in a heap of trouble.

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The New Normal

© Randall Munroe I guess, like everything else, it is all relative. So the next time someone remarks on the cold and says that global warming is a joke, I’ll just point out that the only reason they notice the cold is because they’ve gotten used to it being much warmer.

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Politics Trumps Math

Very interesting study done at Yale comes to some surprising conclusions about how our politics can override rational thinking. The study did this by giving people a math problem to solve. The problem presented the results of a fictional medical trial for a new skin cream designed to treat rashes. Half the participants in the […]

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It isn’t Pork when I benefit

Sadly and predictably, the entire contingent of House Republicans from Colorado asked (practically begged) the federal government for emergency funding in the wake of massive flooding in Colorado, but they all voted against emergency relief for Superstorm Sandy victims on the East Coast just a few months ago. The same Republicans also signed a letter […]

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What’s in a Name?

This would make the news far more interesting!

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