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Category Archive: Climate

Nov 29 2013

“Smokey Joe” Barton’s long history of antiscience propaganda

Remember how Joe Barton apologized to British Petroleum for the government’s mild reproach and slap on the wrist after their oil spill destroyed the Gulf of Mexico and created a dead zone that will last for decades? Turns out he was one of the bigger names involved in the disinformation campaign waged by the tobacco …

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Jul 31 2013

The costs of action vs the costs of inaction on global warming

By our inability to prevent a global 2+°C warming, by virtue of there being very nearly 400 parts per million CO2 despite our scientists’ constant warnings to do whatever it takes to reduce that number to at least 350, we’re going to cost ourselves a hell of a lot of money. Both in the short …

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May 21 2013

Relief efforts for Oklahoma tornado

Just a quick note to let you know about the fundraising going on for relief efforts in Moore, Oklahoma, in case you haven’t already seen them elsewhere. Foundation Beyond Belief We Are Atheism Feel free to add links below. And if you’re in OK, let us know you’re safe.

Apr 14 2013

Climate denial and the Industry of FUD

I’ve had this link to Climate Crocks on my tabs for forever, intending to blog about it as soon as possible. Today I was listening to Minnesota Atheists Talk Radio, on AM 950 KTNF, and Stephanie Zvan was interviewing Greg Laden about the climate denialists who’ve been trying to sue him into the ground for …

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Jan 21 2013

Monckton assures Australians that their country isn’t burning because of global warming

Via Climate Crocks, the news that “Lord” Christopher Monckton is touring Australia to assure everyone that the fires that are visible from space are totally not caused by global warming. After 16 years of NO WARMING, Lord Christopher Monckton returns to Australia and NZ for a speaking tour late January – April 2013 Tour Title: …

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Nov 14 2012

More Republicans believe in demonic possession than global warming

Yeah. Alternet reports on a Public Policy Polling Hallowe’en poll (pdf) and cross-references this poll on global warming: A staggering 68 percent of registered Republican voters stated that they believe demonic possession is real. Meanwhile, only 48 percent of self-identified Republicans believe in another equally if not more scary natural phenomenon: climate change. I would …

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Oct 29 2012

Video of ConEd building explosion in NYC

Apparently this is the ConEd building at E14th and FDR. Pretty cataclysmic. Shouldn’t be long before news outlets start picking this up. If you’re in the path of this hurricane, get off my damn blog and get to a hurricane shelter ASAP. And remember, Mitt Romney will get rid of FEMA. He said so himself. …

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Aug 10 2012

What Thunderf00t did, and how.

By now, I’m certain you’ve read Phil Mason’s, AKA Thunderf00t’s, confession about how he’s done exactly what people have accused him of: accessing the back channel after being kicked off the blog. He spins himself as a whistleblower about vast conspiracies within Freethought Blogs, how we’re looking to destroy people’s careers every time we commiserate …

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Aug 07 2012

Peter Sinclair reports on the 2012 drought: “This Is Not Cool”

While you can’t take any one data point in isolation, the really steep data points — as 2012 has been — do help to clue people in to what’s happening on this planet. Global temperatures are, on average, rising, and it is already having dramatic effects on local weather and natural disasters. Peter Sinclair of …

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Jul 12 2012

Scientists protest death of evidence on Parliament Hill

Canadian scientists marched on Parliament Hill this past Tuesday to protest the ongoing campaign by the Harper government to squelch any and all science whose results go against party lines on topics like (and especially) the environment. Evoking images of the Grim Reaper, protesters held a mock funeral procession through the streets of Ottawa before …

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