Can coal be a ‘sustainable’ fuel at the heart of strategies to combat poverty? That’s the line of argument an event hosted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (...
When the oil-industry friendly Brett Bozell Media Research Center echo chamber isn't spreading misinformation about the state of climate change science, it has other interests such as the war in Iraq.
Here's some archived quotes from the MRC concerning the Iraq war: (added emphasis in italics)Media Research Center, April 15, 2003:
War is hell, but a short, successful war that ends with the natives dancing in the streets presents a particular hell for the 'peace' movement.”
I think we'll just keep repeating the question until we get an answer:
Where's the science? Where's the science? Where's the science?
The video outlines some of the more popular denier themes (and deniers) around Gore's Inconvenient Truth - like somehow discrediting Gore is a way of discrediting the body of literature around human-made climate change.
The tag-line at the end of the video is the best part: “Don't let fear ruin your day, learn the facts.”
What we have here is a case of dogged contrarians who present results in ways intended to deceive the public into believing that the changes have greater significance than reality.”
This deceit has a clear purpose: to confuse the public about the status of knowledge of global climate change, thus delaying effective action to mitigate climate change.”
Attached is a very well written response by NASA's Jim Hansen to the contrarian glee over the minor adjustments made to their US temperature data.
A growing consensus of scientists and others says greenhouse gases are causing civil wars in places like Sudan and Afganistan. The conflicts are aggravated by a scarcity of resources due to floods and drought, which are caused by climate change.
A controversial theory proposes mimicking volcanoes to fight global warming. But throwing sulfur particles into the sky may do more harm than good, a new study says.
The temporary solution would pump particles of sulfur high into the atmosphere—simulating the effect of a massive volcano by blocking out some of the sun's rays. This intervention, advocates argue, would buy a little time to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But as well as cooling the planet, the sulfur particles would reduce rainfall and cause serious global drought, a new study says.
If there's anything climate-change crusaders are adamant about, it is that the science of the matter is settled. That greenhouse gases emitted through human activity are causing the planet to warm dangerously, they say, is an established fact; only a charlatan would claim otherwise.
Turner's Falls, MA – Some townspeople in Turners Falls, this 19th-century mill village on the Connecticut River celebrated when workers began tearing down a shuttered coal-fired power plant this year.
First, they dismantled the towering boiler.
Ever wonder who's behind some of the outrageous edits to Wikipedia? Has an underhanded auto manufacturer been editing the Wikipedia entry for global warming?
Check out Wikipedia Scanner, an amazing piece of programming that is rightfully getting the attention it deserves. The program can trace Wikipedia edits back to known IP addresses of corporations and organizations.