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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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Irony

© Ben Sargent Shouldn’t that building also hold the “Association of Small Government Advocates”?

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Don’t Make Fun of Mother Nature

What I find ironic about all this is that even though Mitt Romney claims to be a good businessman, even businesses are waking up to the fact that they have to do something about climate change. Take the recent cover article from Bloomberg Businessweek, which quotes an insurance company warning that there has been “a […]

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Penny Wise, Pound Foolish

Or, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. © Matt Bors We could be creating jobs finding alternatives to greenhouse-gas-producing fossil fuels, and eliminate our dependence on foreign oil. Or we can spend our time and money cleaning up after the mess we are creating.

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My Day Job

This has little to do with politics (other than how Hurricane Sandy might affect the election), but if you are curious what I do in my not-spare time, here’s an article that talks about an animated map I created showing flight cancelations due to Sandy. You can also find it here, along with lots of […]

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Whichever Way the Wind Blows

© Adam Zyglis Here’s the problem with ideology. Especially the ideology of thinking that it is a good idea to starve the federal government until you can drown it in the bathtub. It sounds appealing … until it runs into real life. As they say, “In theory there is no difference between theory and practice, […]

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Disaster – Special Irony Edition

Former FEMA Director Michael “Heckuva Job Brownie” Brown, who completely bungled the response to Hurricane Katrina, is criticizing Obama for responding to Hurricane Sandy “so quickly”. You can’t make stuff like this up. UPDATE: Why Hurricane Sandy is the perfect end to the campaign.

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Withering Weather

© Ben Sargent Richard Muller, one of the most widely quoted climate change deniers, who even directed a climate change project funded by the Koch brothers, has done what he calls a “total turnaround”. In an editorial in the NY Times, Muller calls himself a converted skeptic. Muller now says that global warming is real, […]

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Real Issues of the Future

© Ruben Bolling I said it already, but you really do need to read the article about Climate Change in Rolling Stone. There is absolutely no excuse for us not having the political will to do something about this.

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Changing the Climate of the Debate about Climate

Just a quick note about a really good article in Rolling Stone about the math of climate change. Don’t let the word “math” in the title scare you — this is a really easy to understand explanation of what is happening. And what we need to do about it — before it is too late. […]

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Climate Debate Heating Up

Ironically, this year’s record breaking heat wave and drought has done what scientists were unable to do — convince the public that climate change is real. According to a recent poll, now fully 70% of Americans say they believe that climate change is taking place (compared to 15% who say it is not). The temperatures […]

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