Monthly Archives: September 2014

Front pages from all over on the People’s Climate March

“Hundreds of thousands of people in New York City and around the world participated in the People’s Climate March on Sunday to demand action on global warming. Front-page photos and headlines demonstrated the power in the numbers and the seriousness … Continue reading

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On eve of climate march, Wall Street Journal publishes call to wait and do nothing

In a new Wall Street Journal piece former BP scientist and DOE Undersecretary of Science Steven Koonin delivers a paradoxical case for climate change inaction. Koonin mis-states a number of scientific details, and ultimately lures readers toward the conclusion that climate … Continue reading

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A good federal court decision against a coal mining expansion: There are no remedies for failure to consider climate change impacts

Confirming and finalizing a preliminary decision made in July, a Colorado judge has killed a federal permit to allow expanded coal mining in the Gunnison National Forest, after Arch Coal’s application had been approved by the Obama Administration. The Bureau … Continue reading

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McKibben: Natural gas won’t work as a ‘bridge fuel’ — fracking may be worse than burning coal

In an article posted at Mother Jones today, Bill McKibben takes down the Obama administration’s pro-fracking policy and argues that creating a new generation of natural gas infrastructure — pipelines, power plants, export terminals — is not a bridge to … Continue reading

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Matt Ridley unleashes slew of climate delayer talking points in the WSJ

In his latest Wall Street Journal op-ed, Matt Ridley provides a predictable litany of reasons why action on climate change shouldn’t be a priority right now. It’s a classic “delayer” mash-up of professing respect for science while simultaneously failing to … Continue reading

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Daily Mail touts McKitrick study using biased methods to question climate change

The Daily Mail (UK) has reported on a study by Ross McKitrick of the University of Guelph in Canada that, yet again, resurrects the tired old “warming pause” meme.  Climate Nexus notes that the study uses methods designed to show … Continue reading

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Michael Mann DC Appeals Court brief lays out defamation case and seeks to move toward trial

In a brief filed today in the DC Court of Appeals as part of his defamation lawsuit against the National Review and the Competitive Enterprise Institute, Michael Mann once again argued his case and requested that the Court proceed to … Continue reading

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