2010 saw the largest increase in carbon emissions ever. This is now a suicide pact between the political right and runaway consumerism.
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.
What the ice cores tell us, and how the deniers distort it.
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.
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.
The data has always been there, whatever the denialists say.
Russian permafrost melt
In his latest slide show, Al Gore presents evidence that global warming may be occurring at a faster rate than previously thought.