Archive for the 'This Week in Climate Change' Category

This Week in Climate Change Denial: The Hockey Stick

Posted by Michael Happy on December 6th, 2011

2010 saw the largest increase in carbon emissions ever. This is now a suicide pact between the political right and runaway consumerism.

This Week in Climate Change Denial

Posted by Michael Happy on October 25th, 2011

Berkeley physicist, Richard Muller, until last week was the darling of the denialist community. However, after conducting his own study, funded in part by the Koch brothers, he recanted his skepticism and acknowledged that global warming is a scientifically proven fact. Needless to say, the right now angrily shuns him.

The Economist has a full report here.

This Week in Climate Change Denial: Arctic Ice “Death Spiral”

Posted by Michael Happy on October 18th, 2011

This Week in Climate Change Denial

Posted by Michael Happy on February 27th, 2011

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c90nab5i-TQ

What the ice cores tell us, and how the deniers distort it.

Koch brothers’ effort to interfere in Canadian renewable energy initiatives here. (Their ubiquity is known as the “Kochtopus.”)

Greenpeace’s detailed 2010 report on their funding of global warming denial here.

The New Yorker‘s investigative report, including their ties to the Tea Party here.

This Week in Climate Change Denial: Ice Area vs Volume

Posted by Michael Happy on January 30th, 2011

One Hundred Percent Renewable Energy by 2030

Posted by Michael Happy on January 30th, 2011

An excerpt from a speech delivered on January 13th, 2011, by Mark Jacobson

A newly released paper by professors Mark Jacobson and Mark Delucci of Stanford University suggests that we can, using existing technology and resources, convert to one hundred percent renewable energy as early as 2030.

All that is required, of course, is the political will.  And with climate change denialism being heavily funded by the likes of ExxonMobil and the Koch brothers — who also have a good portion of Republican members of Congress in pocket — that won’t happen just by wishing for it.

The Koch brothers are also among the founders and funders of the astroturf fraud passing for a populist movement, the Tea Party, which, of course, is wholly on the side of climate change denial.  Finding the political will to address climate change in ways that are available to us now will require getting past pretty formidable powers who’ve already demonstrated the damage they can inflict upon the public discourse needed to make it happen.

This Week in Climate Change Denial: Climate Science, 1956

Posted by Michael Happy on January 6th, 2011

The data has always been there, whatever the denialists say.

This Week in Climate Change Denial

Posted by Michael Happy on December 17th, 2010

Russian permafrost melt

This Week in Climate Change: Water Vapor and Climate

Posted by Michael Happy on November 26th, 2010

This Week in Climate Change: Al Gore at TED

Posted by Michael Happy on October 24th, 2010

In his latest slide show, Al Gore presents evidence that global warming may be occurring at a faster rate than previously thought.


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