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Climate Change Deniers vs. The Clean Power Plan

November 4, 2015 by Emma White

As President Obama asserted during a climate change at Georgetown University on June 25, 2014, ”No challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change”. The Clean Power Plan demonstrates that we are running out of time but not out of solutions.[read more]

The Energy Gang: Exxon Was Once the Leader in Climate Research. Why Did It Turn to Manufacturing Doubt? [PODCAST]

September 23, 2015 by Stephen Lacey

In the mid-1970s, Exxon invested millions of dollars into sophisticated climate research and determined that greenhouse-gas emissions would warm the planet to dangerous levels if left unchecked. But then something changed. Find out why in this podcast from the Energy Gang.[read more]

How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate

April 21, 2015 by Tim Juliani

The problem with climate change denialism is that a scientific consensus does not necessarily reflect a “social consensus,” the latter being something that the majority of society would consider true. Te scientific consensus that cigarettes harm human health emerged decades before the social consensus emerged.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: 'Usually if Someone Wants to Get Serious About Climate Change, They Don’t Threaten to Sue Us'

April 14, 2015 by Edward Dodge

Climate Change and Policy

Conservative policy group ALEC threatened legal action against activist groups that accuse it of denying climate change. While ALEC does not deny that presentations skeptical of climate science have occurred at meetings in the past, they insist that their new leadership is open to debate.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: "What is the Environmental Platform of the Republican Party? I Don’t Know Either."

March 28, 2015 by Jared Anderson

The GOP and Environmental Policy

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham is among the few members of the Republican Party in Congress who are willing to admit that climate change is real and must be addressed. He is encouraging his fellow Republicans to have an open debate on the issue.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: On Florida's Climate Change Denial

March 14, 2015 by Edward Dodge

Florida, Climate Change, and Public Relations

First reported in an article by Tristram Korten, officials at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the same agency who is tasked to study the climate and prepare for natural disasters, were told that they were “not allowed to discuss anything that was not a true fact.”[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: GOP Should be Mortified by the Face of their Environmental Leadership

March 7, 2015 by Jared Anderson

Climate and Politics

The Washington Post editorial board penned a scathing op-ed in response to Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe’s stunt on the Senate floor last week. Inhofe brought in a snowball from outside to make the point that it was cold in Washington D.C., and thus climate change was a farce.[read more]

Why (Some) People Don't Believe in Climate Science

February 14, 2015 by Tom Schueneman

Climate Denial and Human Behavior

Why is it so hard to wrap our brains around global warming? It’s a hoax, it’s the sun, it’s scientists after grant money, it’s a play for world domination. One thing is clear, facts don’t matter. A climate change narrative based solely on facts hasn’t worked and won’t work. Why is this?[read more]

The Defeat of Climate Denial

February 4, 2015 by Steven Cohen

Over the weekend, a poll was released indicating Americans have conclusively rejected climate denial and understand the reality of climate change. According to the survey, "An overwhelming majority of the American public, including half of Republicans, support government action to curb global warming."[read more]

Science, Policy, and Decision Making

January 27, 2015 by Steven Cohen

Willful ignorance of climate science is troubling. Disregard of ecological science is destructive. The failure to utilize medical science can be life threatening. But my deeper concern is the attitude toward knowledge and learning expressed by these supposed national leaders.[read more]


Communicating About Climate Change: 'The Elephant We're All Inside Of'

January 12, 2015 by Jim Pierobon

Climate Change and Communication

How stakeholders communicate about climate change has long been framed by who’s doing the framing more than the information being communicated. I'm curious how various stakeholders – believers, skeptics and deniers alike – are talking about it and who, if anybody, is ‘moving the needle’ in either direction.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: 'It's Got to Be the Dumbest Answer I've Ever Heard'

November 8, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Science and Public Opinion

“I’m not a scientist,” had emerged as go-to messaging on climate change in the run-up to midterm elections. Essentially, the response means “I’m not going to talk about this issue,” but climate change has already come up in several political debates around the US.[read more]

The People's Climate March: Why You Can't Please All the People, All the Time

October 22, 2014 by Katharine Hayhoe

I was sitting in church last Sunday. Someone tapped me on the shoulder. I turned around: it was an older lady I didn’t know very well, but her face was familiar. “I’m reading your book,” she whispered, “and I just wanted you to know it’s changed my mind about all this climate stuff. You just make so much more sense."[read more]

Deniers Mistakenly Say that Global Warming Has Ended

October 20, 2014 by Henry Auer

Climate Denial and Global Warming

The global average temperature has increased by about 0.7-0.8ºC over pre-industrial temps. A pause of annual global temperatures began after 1997 even though the atmospheric concentration of CO2 continued to increase. Global warming deniers have seized on this to say that warming of the Earth has ended.[read more]

Climate Change and the Phantom Pause Menace [VIDEO]

September 6, 2013 by Lou Grinzo

Climate Change Pause and Denialism

Global warming hasn’t paused, regardless of what the climate change deniers believe. The heat being trapped by greenhouse gases and the amount of heat being radiated to space haven’t changed, except to become slightly less accommodating of human interests.[read more]