War on Science

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War on science: Exposing the disingenuous elites who are trying to hoodwink the masses (Coronavirus meets climate denial)

Yesterday we came across something pretty scary: a headline from someone good saying what we do is bad. So we braced ourselves, and read Kate Aronoff’s piece in The New Republic: “Believe Science” Is a Bad response to Denialism. If your reaction to the headline is to disagree, you should go read it too. By Climate Denier […]

How Tesla manages to stay ahead of the 5 stages of EV denial

It’s been nearly a century since any automaker was in a more enviable position than Tesla. Technology and design of zero-emission vehicles has improved dramatically in recent years. Yet, to catch up with Tesla innovation and marketability and be competitive in the fast-moving EV segment, legacy automakers need to switch to forward thinking, major investments, and extreme […]

May 1st

Climate deniers argue that CO2 is small so it can’t be important. You know, like viruses are small.

A recurring argument among deniers, particularly those more intent on appealing to the masses with oversimplifications than actually dealing with science, is that carbon dioxide is just too small a percentage of the atmosphere to matter. The latest example of this comes courtesy of a CFACT blog post by George W. Bush’s Yale roommate, Collister Johnson Jr., which was reposted […]

Lawsuits filed against Trump’s alt-facts Clean Power Plan (Only SCOTUS could save it)

Though it wasn’t hard to see that the Trump administration’s justifications for replacing the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan with its own deadly “Affordable Clean Energy” gift to the coal industry were faulty and deceptive way back in 2017, the actual wheels of the American legal system churn a bit more slowly. By Climate Denier Roundup But now, InsideEPA and Politico’s MorningEnergy report that […]

War on science: Coronavirus deniers continue to use the deadly climate change denial playbook

Deniers are, of course, keen to capitalize on the coronavirus crisis by attacking journalists and activists for talking about climate in relation to Covid-19. Steve Milloy, for example, made a list of tweets last week ranging from reporters talking about cleaner air and water as a result of the lockdown, to other reporters pointing out that isn’t […]

Michael Moore’s new film is a bullshit look at clean energy. Why?

Last August, the AP published a story about the premiere of Michael Moore’s latest documentary at Michael Moore’s Traverse City film festival, which he tweeted out jokingly as his “August surprise.” Titled “Planet of the Humans,” it reportedly took a critical look at clean energy and the environmental movement, which is probably why Breitbart quickly posted the story. This was […]

Sorry, climate change deniers – coronavirus lockdown has nothing to do with climate policy

A month ago we said to cool it with the “coronavirus is good for the environment” takes – not only because of the eco-facsist undertones, but also because it’s the sort of thing deniers use to falsely portray climate action as just as harsh and painful as COVID-19 mitigation measures. By Climate Denier Roundup Sure enough, alongside the rise of astroturfed […]

From 9/11 to Coronavirus – US will pay a huge price for suppressing scientists

We are being forced to endure a chilling situation. The White House has taken control over the voice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) during the COVID-19 pandemic and, at times, has used its own voice to actively undermine the CDC’s recommendations. By Anita Desikan,Research Analyst Union of Concerned Scientists. A similar egregious situation happened before. In […]

April 20th

Coronavirus + Climate Change: How Trump went from “It’s a hoax” to ‘I’m a wartime president” in 3 weeks.

There’s been no lack of media coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, and of course that includes plenty of discussion on the parallels between COVID-19 and climate change. But one of the most informative and interesting pieces on the connection is one that said the least. By Climate Denier Roundup Vox’s Alissa Wilkinson interviewed media theorist and philosopher […]

Climate-denying Heartland Institute continues to flounder

It’s been a month since the Heartland Institute “reorganized” by firing a bunch of people and then replacing its president with longtime climate denier James Taylor, and an early picture of his leadership may be emerging. With spring in the air, let’s see what new growth may be in the works! By Climate Denier Roundup The first change is […]

Climate change deniers try to hijack the next IPCC climate report from the inside

While many deniers are spending this coronavirus lockdown time arguing that we should throw away our umbrella during this rainstorm because we’re not getting wet, at least some are trying to focus on climate science. For example, at WUWT, Dave Burton has a post asking readers to register with the IPCC to be an expert reviewer for the forthcoming 6th Assessment […]