"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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