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Climate hawks fight GOP efforts to shut down the clean energy economy

Cross-posted from the Wonk Room. During yesterday’s debate on the Upton-Inhofe bill (H.R. 910) to block climate pollution rules, Democrats who support clean energy manufacturing debunked conservative myths about the green economy. Reps. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) and Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) …

Politics

The Congressional Carbon Circus

Photo: Thomas TotzCross-posted from the Natural Resources Defense Council. There’s lots going on in the center ring of the Congressional Carbon Circus today. Both the House and Senate are expected to vote this afternoon on bills to block the Environmental …

Climate & Energy

Sen. Jim Inhofe hates planet, loves dictators

Okay, sit down for this one, because it’s just twisted. Jim Inhofe, the Oklahoma senator who called global warming “the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people” and who was most recently seen trying to castrate the EPA, is …

Climate Change

Downplaying or remaining silent about climate change was and is a blunder for progressives

Progressives shouldn’t keep quiet.Photo: Jennifer MooSome of the best pollsters have known for years that progressives can and should talk about climate change. Mark Mellman calls the polling that suggests one shouldn’t talk about global warming, a “politically naïve, methodologically …

Climate & Energy

Science bites climate skeptics in the ass on the House floor

If you’re a climate hawk, or even a climate hobbyist, this graph should look familiar — it’s the warming trend over the last 100-odd years. Except the guy who busted this out at the House climate science hearing yesterday was …

Climate & Energy

Joe Romm of Climate Progress speaks at Tea Party event

Apparently this isn't even the first time climate blogger Joe Romm has gotten pulled into a Tea Party fantasy. Talk about drinking the Kool-Aid. (Although I don't see any Kool-Aid.) Romm speaks at about 1:29.

Politics

Breaking: The Republican attack on clean air isn’t popular

Cross-posted from the Natural Resources Defense Council. Make no mistake about it: The Clean Air Act is under attack from Congress. Indeed, in the U.S. Senate voting is imminent on several amendments to a non-related small business bill that would ditch, delay, …

Climate & Energy

Congress is making ignoring science a habit

In a recent House Energy and Commerce Committee climate hearing, Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) jokingly asked if some of his fellow colleagues were going to overturn the law of gravity, “sending us floating about the room.” It seems funny until …

Climate Skeptics

Majority of Americans still understand global warming, despite best efforts of Fox

A new Gallup poll shows that 52 percent of Americans understand that global warming is due more to human activities than natural variation, and only 43 percent believe the opposite. That’s marginally better than last year — 50 to 46, …