Climate Change

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Even during the coronavirus pandemic, we can’t forget about wildlife on the brink of extinction

Of the 112,432 species assessed for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List, 30,178 are vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered. The current animal endangerment and extinction crisis is mostly of our own making — we are responsible for years of animal habitat destruction, pollution, climate change, population growth, and other human activity […]

War on Science: Small town conservative newspaper pushes coronavirus, climate change denial

The Salem News is small town newspaper based in Salem Ohio. It appears to have far right-of-center editorial policies. Over the past few days, even as the county it represents recorded its 30th COVID19 death, it has published multiple letters and commentaries dismissing the seriousness of the crisis and attacking the social-distancing policies that public health officials have insisted are necessary.  During […]

May 7th

War on Science: WSJ attacks coronavirus pollution link health study for failing to use time travel (really!)

On Monday morning, the Guardian ran a great interview with climate journalist Emily Atkin. It opens with Atkin rather unapologetically declaring, “I’m sorry, but if you still refuse to see parallels between climate change and coronavirus then honestly you’re just stupid.” Always eager to prove its critics right, by Monday evening the Wall Street Journal published an […]

It’s “Giving Tuesday!” … Could you help keep RedGREENandBlue going by making a small donation?

If you’d like to make a donation to a worthy cause on this Giving Tuesday… For the past ten years, I’ve been editing and publishing RedGREENandBlue.org, a website that brings together progressive and conservative voices in favor of climate change action. Unfortunately, with the current coronavirus economic meltdown, we’ve lost our primary funding source. So we’ve […]

May 5th

S Korea is both battling Coronavirus AND fighting climate change. At the same time!

The Republic of Korea’s response to COVID-19 has been among the most effective in the world. By combining aggressive testing with early isolation and treatment of those who test positive, Korea has lowered its infection rate while avoiding the need to lock down entire cities. The government reorganized hospitals to prevent infection, effectively distributed face masks and will cover […]

Tips for talking about carbon pricing (Videos!)

As actress and activist Nikki Reed learned during the second season of YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY, there’s a growing number of people who are working to solve climate change by pushing for a price on carbon. Carbon pricing is an economic tool that encourages polluters to switch to clean energy, by making the cost of polluting high. It’s […]

May 4th

Climate change blog comment sections: Classroom or cesspool?

Yesterday, we came across a long, ranty blog post at CliScep that took great offense to recent blog post and study by Jennifer Metcalfe that examined comments at SkepticalScience and JoNova to see how commenters behaved, and if they were living up to the ideals of the sort of interactive learning experience that brings the public into science communications. By Climate […]

Climate idiot Bjorn Lomborg also believes human lives don’t count – only money.

Bjorn Lomborg, not exactly known for being good at science, has a new study out making the same boring old argument he’s always made: the only thing we should do about climate change is invest in research and development so that someday in the future clean energy will be cheap, and until then we should all just enjoy getting rich off of fossil fuels. […]