Climate Skeptics

Climate Skeptics

The inside story of climate scientists under siege

"Hockey stick" scientist Michael Mann, climate deniers' favorite punching bag, reveals in a new book what it's like in the trenches of the war on climate science.

Climate Change

Why climate change is like a grizzly bear

Conservation Hawks founder Todd Tanner compares climate change to a charging grizzly bear and says he will give up his prized gun if anyone can prove it's not real.

Climate Skeptics

How the Heartland Institute plans to wreck education

Leaked documents illuminate the Heartland Institute's denialist agenda, and who's footing the bill. The list of funders is interesting -- Kochs, Philip Morris, Microsoft -- but perhaps most sobering is their plan to undermine climate science in the classroom.

Election 2012

Crazy talk: Rick Santorum out-denies the climate deniers and spins eco-conspiracy theories

Rick Santorum is way crazy when it comes to environmental issues -- so crazy he makes Newt Gingrich's moon-colony plans sound plausible, and Mitt Romney's climate flip-floppery look presidential.

Climate Skeptics

Secret Heartland Institute memos map a climate-denial campaign

Looks like someone has pulled a Climategate on denialist think tank the Heartland Institute. (Is “think tank” the correct term for an institution devoted to spreading misinformation? Maybe “lie tank” is better.) Turns out that — surprise surprise — they take donations from the Koch brothers, as well as tobacco companies and Microsoft. And then they pay off pundits and scientists to publicly wage war on facts.

Climate Change

‘Cohort replacement': Climate deniers won’t change, but they will die

I don't think the climate deniers will ever change their minds. But they're old, and they will pass into the sweet beyond. So let's concentrate on building the climate movement among the young.

Election 2012

Rick Santorum is literally the worst

Santorum swamped Romney (sorry) at two caucuses and a nonbinding primary yesterday, suggesting that his candidacy is a less funny joke than previously thought. Well whatever, they’ve clearly been playing King of the Mountain all campaign season, knocking each other off the top of the dung heap — at this point, do we care which of the anti-gay, anti-choice, anti-health care climate deniers gets the nod? Yeah, because when it comes to climate change (and everything else), Santorum doubles down on the wild-eyed conspiracy theories.

Fossil Fuels

The great carbon bubble: Why the fossil-fuel industry fights so hard

Big Oil will do anything to avoid coming to terms with the fact that the business models which have made it so profitable directly threaten the Earth's survival, writes Bill McKibben.

Cities

Standing to reason: Do non-believers need temples, too?

Writer Alain de Botton wants to erect a 150-foot monument to atheism. With the religious right co-opting our secular spaces, why not create a little sacred space for the profane?

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