Monthly Archives: November 2010

Climate scientists form rapid response media team to counter denialist claims

A group of climate scientists has formed a “climate rapid response team” to communicate accurate information to the public and actively engage the denialists and politicians who are launching attacks on climate science and scientists.

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Response from California EPA to our post on new state-issued energy reader

In an October 13 posting we discussed an energy reader designed for use in a major new State of California environmental education program that will reach millions of students in grades K-12. The reader (titled “The Energy Source Buffet”) downplays the … Continue reading

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Post-election rundown: was cap-and-trade vote a deciding factor?

After major Democratic losses turned the House of Representatives majority over to the Republicans, commentary on whether controversial votes were a liability for candidates is widespread.  For cap-and-trade climate legislation, a number of competing analyses suggest that the answer depends on how you … Continue reading

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A good night for climate change deniers and contrarians

A rising tide of Republicans took over the House of Representatives and strengthened the party’s position in the Senate last night, sweeping in a fresh round of climate deniers and contrarians.  Americans have turned over the House leadership and committee … Continue reading

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Somerville Part 2: Six public guidelines for recognizing and rejecting junk climate science and disinformation

“Unfortunately, the world needs to take firm action about the threat of man­made climate change within the next decade,” says climate scientist Richard C. J. Somerville. “Realistically, there may be no chance to educate the general public in depth about … Continue reading

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Somerville Part 1: Better climate science education a task that “will take many years at best”

Widespread public ignorance of the science of climate and climate change results from a failure in science education, says atmospheric scientist Richard C. J. Somerville. In “How Much Should the Public Know About Climate Science?” – an editorial comment in … Continue reading

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