Roger Pielke Jr, the political scientist recently hired by Nate Silver’s new FiveThirtyEight “data journalism” venture, thinks climate scientists are McCarthyite political activists who are lying, exaggerating bullshitters and alarmists. Guess what he thinks about Grist readers (#79)!
Two filmmakers are touring the back roads of America this summer, talking to ordinary people about climate change. Their hope: to change the way we talk about, and deal with, the most pressing issue of our time.
Phil Jones became a public figure when his emails on climate science were stolen and released. As a result, he received a number of threats on his life.
Two scientists hired by the petroleum giant turn over personal emails, replaying an all-too-common scenario in a data-rich world.
There's been a recent surge of stories about conservatives and climate change in the mainstream media. But oddly, none of them tell voters what they most need to know on the subject. It's time for a primer.
It’s been a tough few weeks for the forces of climate-change denial. But let's not forget how effective they've been over the years.
More science will not cure climate skeptics and pandering to conservatives can only win battles, not the war. So, what's the right strategy in the climate fight?
Yes, the Heartland Institute shot itself in the foot with its stupid Unabomber billboard. But what really hurt was the anti-Heartland campaign joined by tens of thousands of citizen activists.
Corporations are officially people now, and like people, sometimes corporations will loudly say that they believe one thing while their actions reveal another preference entirely. Like a lady who says she wants to settle down but dates only dudes who are apt to move to Hawaii at a moment’s notice, American companies having been saying they’re concerned about climate change at the same time that they have been fooling around with trade organizations, think tanks, and lobbying groups that have been working to undermine climate action. In a new report, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) calls companies out on …