Climate Skeptics

Climate Policy

Mean right hook: Conservative judge deals blow to polluters in climate trial

In a challenge to EPA findings that greenhouse gases threaten public health, even a Reagan-appointed judge isn't buying industry arguments that climate science is a hoax.

Climate Skeptics

Economist smacks down skeptics for misreading his research

William D. Nordhaus — economist, Yale professor, serious person — has taken to a serious publication, The New York Review of Books, to put the smackdown on climate skeptics. The back story: Nordhaus has done working analysis of the economic impacts of implementing climate policies. In that awful Wall Street Journal op-ed we wrote about in January, a group of skeptics cited that work as proof that the country should do exactly nothing in the next 50 years to fight climate change. In his new article, Nordhaus approaches this and other claims with, as he says, “a cool head and …

Climate Skeptics

Heartland ‘expert’ taught climate denialism at a Canadian university

Hey, remember yesterday, when we told you about a video that imagines a world in which climate skepticism is taught in schools? It turns out that that world is not imaginary — not at all. It exists today, and it is named … Canada. For two years, Tom Harris, a man who according to the Heartland Institute is an “expert” on climate change, taught a course on the subject at Ottawa’s Carleton University. Harris’ course was meant for non-science majors, so, as the Guardian notes, it “may for many students be the only academic exposure they have to climate change …

Climate Skeptics

Terrifying video envisions a world where education is anti-science

Step for a moment into this chilling alternative reality, in which fine young men and women believe “gravity is just a theory” and “cigarettes aren’t addictive”: The video is from the Climate Reality Project, Al Gore’s current climate-change fighting outfit. What do y’all find the most terrifying moment? I lose it around “Scientists are, like, altering their data just to get paid.” That girl is really convincing! But the clincher is when they say, “Of course it’s true. I learned it in school.”

Climate Skeptics

Infographic: The idea of a climate change hoax makes no $)%*@ sense

Here's a graphical representation of why the idea of a vast worldwide climate conspiracy is just silly.

Election 2012

Does Santorum think the pope is a ‘radical environmentalist’?

Rick Santorum presents himself as a devout Catholic, but on the issue of climate change, he strays far from the pope's teachings.

Climate & Energy

Spy vs. spy: The Heartland Institute’s head-spinning hypocrisy

When someone posted private emails from climate scientists, the Heartland Institute gleefully piled on. But when the institute's own internal documents leaked, it cried foul.

Politics

Rick Santorum rewrites the history of clean air in America

Here is a video of Rick Santorum lying about the history of clean air in America and specifically Pittsburgh.

Climate Change

Prove climate change doesn’t exist, get an awesome gun

Todd Tanner will give you his gun when you pry it from his cold, convinced-of-the-nonexistence-of-climate-change hands. Tanner, the chair of the new group Conservation Hawks — sportsmen (i.e. hunters) who don’t want climate change to ruin their fun — has challenged anyone to prove to him that climate change shouldn’t be a concern. If you win, he will give you, the Conservationist’s Hal Herring reports, “his most prized possession: A Beretta Silver Pigeon 12 gauge over/under that was a gift from his wife, and has been a faithful companion on many a Montana bird hunt.” (Grist List doesn’t know that …

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