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Renewable energy advocates in Texas learn to avoid saying “climate change”

Renewable energy, particularly wind power, has been hugely successful in Texas, thanks in large measure to a combination of federal, state, and local incentives that began more than two decades ago. Those incentives included both wind turbines and grid interconnection links, so the electricity generated by the winds in rural areas can power homes and […]

April 15th

Environmental justice: NAACP takes on the fossil fools who deny climate change

To recap, in an earlier post explained how corporate interests and state power are converging to control political opposition (“Climate change deniers whine about Twitter bullying (while dictators murder environmentalists“), and here we see how state security forces are failing to properly reckon with racism, and in fact appear to potentially perpetuate it. Together, these trends […]

War on Science: Weather.com exposes Heartland’s climate change “experts”

Everyone loves to win, but, unfortunately, not everyone can. Over at Heartland, though, the spirit of participation trophies is strong. To recognize leaders in the field of protecting fossil fuels, Heartland has been giving out awards at their annual conferences over the past few years. By Climate Denier Roundup  What sort of luminaries is Heartland […]

Green New Deal opponents’ arguments are TEN YEARS out of date (wake up and smell the climate change!)

The Green New Deal debate has certainly generated its fair share of fireworks, highlighting the growing rift between climate change deniers who are insane (like Utah Senator Mike “Climate change? Fuck it!” Lee) and those who are pretending to be sane (like Matt “Holocaust denial’s fine but climate denial isn’t” Gaetz). By Climate Denier Roundup But if […]

Extreme weather news may not change climate change skeptics’ minds

The year 2018 brought particularly devastating natural disasters, including hurricanes, droughts, floods and fires – just the kinds of extreme weather events scientists predict will be exacerbated by climate change. Amid this destruction, some people see an opportunity to finally quash climate change skepticism. After all, it seems hard to deny the realities of climate […]

March 27th

Study finds 99.9999% chance humans are causing climate change. That’s not good enough for climate deniers.

A new comment paper published in Nature this week celebrates the 40th anniversary of three key pieces of climate science by crunching the numbers to determine that there is a 99.9999% chance that climate change is human caused. In other words, there is only a one-in-a-million chance that the warming we’ve observed is natural. By Climate Denier […]

GOP ex-Gov Kasich: Our party can’t just stay in denial that climate change is a problem

Former Ohio Governor John Kasich thinks its time for Republicans to stop being the party of climate change denial and to start formulating policy solutions, according to a speech he planned to deliver last night at the University of British Columbia. In an interview with Axios highlighting his remarks, he called climate change a “call to arms […]

February 27th

Head of Trump’s climate change panel says attacks on CO2 are like Hitler’s attacks on Jews

The White House is establishing a new climate group, the Presidential Committee on Climate Security. If you’re thinking “Finally!! the Trump regime is becoming enlightened about the crisis we have on our hands” … well, you’ve forgotten who we’re dealing with here. Trump and his coterie of climate science deniers have something else than enlightenment in mind: shooting down assertions […]

February 22nd

The right wing noise machine attacks the Green New Deal the usual way: It just makes shit up

The right’s mockery of the Green New Deal continues to provide ample fodder for counter-mockery. While some pundits are content to play Mr. Gotcha on airlines, fearmonger about steaks, or unironically use South Park’s denial parody and cry “but China!”, others offer more entertaining responses. By Climate Denier Roundup The most bizarre attacker is Jack “they named an anti-corruption law after me” Abramoff, […]

February 21st

Oilly bedfellows: Sexism, racism, and climate change denial vs Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Back in November, Paul Krugman wrote a great column on “the depravity of climate denial,” comparing climate denial to the tobacco-cancer denial industry. Krugman concludes that climate denial is even worse than the tobacco industrial complex: cancer denial most impacted those who choose to smoke, he argues, whereas climate denial hurts us all. Krugman on the depravity […]

Will Idaho dumb-down science education? (Over climate change, of course)

Idaho lawmakers are currently debating whether or not to include climate change in science education standards. The local lawmaker opposed to including the fact that human activity is changing the climate, Republican Rep. Scott Syme, said he doesn’t like that the climate-related sections of the proposed standards “have conclusions drawn in.” By Climate Denier Roundup Now, […]

February 5th