Anders Breivik, Norway terrorist, is a climate change denier, like many American conservatives.
The producer of Transformers is backing a live-action Captain Planet movie, which will teach children about environmentalism and green mullets and the periodic table of elements (earth, air, fire, water, and heart!). Next can we do a live-action G.I. Joe Knowing is Half the Battle movie? Because it will be just as fun. Climate change could lead to conflicts so contentious the U.N. might need a separate peacekeeping force to deal with them.
On Sept. 14, The Climate Reality Project, spearheaded by Al Gore, will bring us, "24 hours of reality … An event that that will focus the world's attention on the full truth, scope, scale and impact of the climate crisis." Its goals: "To remove the doubt, reveal the deniers, and catalyze urgency around an issue that affects every one of us."
James Murdoch took decisive action to shut down phone-hacking. Might he shut down the climate skepticism that's rampant in the Murdoch media empire?
Does American media's attempt to be fair and balanced in their climate coverage give too much weight to climate deniers?
Fox News is patting itself on the back for "inspiring" a recent study showing that China's sulfur output has been masking the effects of global warming. It points to an interview that lead researcher Robert Kaufmann did with the BBC, where he said he looked into the issue because an old man told him Fox News said the planet was cooling. Hooray, Fox News got mentioned on a real news site! Break out the Confederate flag party hats! Too bad the rest of that article is about Kaufmann making that old man, and his Fox News overlords, look pretty silly indeed.
As a record drought roasts Oklahoma, "under the weather" climate denier Jim Inhofe bails out of Heartland Institute's Conference on Climate Change.
U.S. politicians aren't just denying that climate change is happening, they're actively using their position and power to try to intimidate climate scientists into keeping silent on the subject, says Raymond S. Bradley, director of the Climate System Research Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
If you thought a field full of anti-science blowhards was scary, just wait until you get a load of GOP presidential johnny-come-lately Rick Perry, currently governor of Texas.
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