Climate Skeptics

Critical List: Al Gore curses about climate skepticism; garden thieves steal tomatoes

Sometimes even Al Gore can’t resist cursing when he talks about climate skeptics. Listen here. EPA's scientific integrity policy doesn't do a particularly good job at its intended purpose: protecting scientists from political influence. Heavy-duty trucks have to meet fuel efficiency standards too. No word yet on monster trucks.

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Companies claim concern for climate, but sponsor ALEC

By sponsoring the American Legislative Exchange Council, many corporations violate their own greenwashed official policies on climate change.

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How do you solve a problem like conservative white men?

Conservative white men are loathe to accept the threat of climate change. What should we do about it? Kick their asses.

Fox News public enemy No. 1: Spongebob Squarepants

Is Fox News getting bored now that Obama's produced his birth certificate and the Casey Anthony trial is over? Apparently, since their new barely-tethered-to-reality flogging point is that SpongeBob SquarePants is indoctrinating kids with a sort of extremist environmental zealotry. The Department of Education hosted an event where kids got to pick out free SpongeBob books, and the Fox hosts' heads promptly exploded. Why? Because in one of the books on offer, SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs try to use car exhaust to cause global warming, in order to sell pool admission tickets.

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Stuff white people like: denying climate change

A new study finds that conservative white men are far more likely to deny the threat of climate change than other people.

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Climate scientists blow gaping hole in 'NASA data' paper

The paper, full of shoddy science, got attention from a right-wing blogger on Forbes, but climatologists say it's bunk.

Dear skeptics: Here is more climate data than you can handle

For the climate skeptics who dragged us all through Climategate on the conviction that climate scientists are lying jerks, here is the data you wanted to see. Here it is. The University of East Anglia put it online for all to access. This might make it harder for scientists to get shared data in the future, since people don’t always like it when you give away their work for free, but it is worth it just to shut you up. Happy now? Oh, what, you actually have no idea how to interpret this raw data? 

Bill Nye explains science, the moon, and climate change to Fox News, using very small words

Bill Nye's years of experience teaching science to children seem to have prepared him well for talking to Fox News hosts. Here, he attempts to help Happening Now host Jon Scott grasp difficult concepts like "volcanoes are not connected to the burning of fossil fuels" and "the science that happens on the moon ... is the same science that happens on Earth." Favorite line: "When you say to yourself, well, I'm going to ignore all the evidence of climate change, you're saying, I'm going to ignore the best ideas anybody's ever had."

Conservative pundits deny existence of record-breaking heat wave

Rush Limbaugh says "almost no temperature records were broken" during the recent heat wave, and Newsbusters writer Noel Sheppard says there were "only 34 new all-time daily temperature records set." Only 34? Why, that's barely a record-breaking heat wave at all! Except for the fact that a) 34 records is nothing to sneeze at and b) by "34," Sheppard means "somewhere between 70 and 7,612."