In case you missed previous coverage, there’s a particularly loathsome environmental adviser named William Happer now serving as president of the Trump regime’s National Security Council. And according to the Associated Press, emails uncovered via an FOIA request by the Environmental Defense Fund show that he wasn’t happy with one-time science-denier Jim Bridenstine’s change of mind […]
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Yesterday, NASA/NOAA announced that 2018 was the fourth hottest year on record, making the past five years the hottest five on record. A graphic accompanying the story over at the New York Times makes the warming trend unmistakable, but it may also show deniers something they actually want to see. By Climate Denier Roundup Since it wasn’t the hottest […]
Wise leaders facing a crisis want to suss out every bit of solid information they can about the parameters of that crisis and its potential impacts. But America today is led not by the wise but rather a brigade of numbskulls. And when it comes to the biggest crisis humans have faced since the species arose in […]
Showdown: The last chance for homophobic climate denier Jim Bridenstine to run NASA. And our last chance to stop him. By RL Miller Climate Hawks Vote On September 1, 2017, Trump nominated bigoted climate denier Jim Bridenstine to run NASA, which oversees the satellites that measure climate pollution and help protect us from fossil-fueled storms. […]
All year we’ve been watching as Trump nominees squirm to answer direct congressional questioning about climate change. For the most part, they’ve avoided embracing Trump’s idea that it’s all a Chinese hoax. Gone, too, is the old axiom of “I’m not a scientist, but…” Instead, they give more seemingly nuanced but similarly silly answers. The most […]
The testimony of Jim Bridenstine to be NASA administrator showed an utter disregard for NASA’s own climate science. Bridenstine is unfit to lead America’s flagship science agency. As a partisan Congressman, he wrote a bill that would have ended NASA funding of earth science – including the same satellites that tracked hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and […]
Let’s get right to it. Understanding the dynamics of our Earth, including disasters like hurricanes and droughts, has never seemed more important. As if on cue, we have a confirmation hearing for the NASA Administrator nominee coming down the pike. Is President Trump’s nominee, Representative Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), the right fit? By Rachel Licker Senior […]
May 2017 was the second warmest (or hottest) May on record . It was 1.6° Fahrenheit higher than the 1951–1980 baseline, and only a tenth of a degree behind the current record holder, May 2016. By James Ayre As one can see in the image, higher than normal surface temperatures encompassed much of the globe […]
Remember how all the conspiracy nuts claimed the chemicals BP was dumping in the water might actually evaporate into the air and then rain down on the Gulf States, poisoning land, water, and of course, people? And remember how the government officials said, “No, no, no! That could NEVER happen. Not to worry! … But […]
NASA’s Carbon Observatory that failed to reach orbit on Tuesday would’ve provided the first complete picture of CO2 sources and their sinks. Scientists must now reassess their strategy.
Hansen believes the world is “imminent peril” and calls the Kyoto climate treaty “weak tea”. The grandfather of climate change believes carbon trading is greenwashing, and Obama must act within his first administration to halt climate change.
A new collaboration between NASA and the DOE called the Joint Dark Energy Mission (JDEM) will hopefully clarify the properties of properties of dark energy, fundamentally advancing physics and astronomy.
A recent study finds that one chemical’s emissions are four times more common in the atmosphere than previously thought, and thousands of times more effective at trapping heat than Carbon Dioxide.