Tag Archive for climate change

The giant Siberian hole: Yep, media does a crap job reporting (Update)

Closer look at the pockmarked surface of Yamal peninsula, Siberia

Oh man, I really hate to start the day with such an awful excuse for a headline. ‘Bottomless’ pit baffles scientists | New York Post. A huge, mysterious crater spotted in remote Siberia has scientists scrambling for answers: Was it a meteor? Was it a weapon? Or was it an explosive sign of global warming?…

Cosmos series irritates those who hold anti-science ideas

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The new Cosmos reboot is generating some waves for sure. Creationists have a beef with the exclusion (even derision) of the God concept while teachers are excited to have interesting science content for their classes. Now, climate change deniers might get a little broiled over the latest episode to air. New Video: Neil deGrasse Tyson Destroys…

A paper linking conspiracy ideas to climate change denialism has been retracted

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We’ve posted several stories on the work of S. Lewandowsky. He makes climate change deniers and conspiracy theorists rather angry; angry enough to call him names and file complaints about the papers. A rundown of the rather complicated history of his disputed papers about climate change deniers can be found here. Journal pulls paper due…

Latest global warming poll results toe the political line. Again.

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Another poll on global warming/climate change. I’m not too surprised by the results. Americans Most Likely to Say Global Warming Is Exaggerated Even as most Americans report experiencing abnormal weather conditions lately, more than four in 10 say the seriousness of global warming is generally exaggerated in the news. These sentiments are lower than the…

Is Bill Nye the captain of our national scientific debate team? (UPDATE: Another score for Nye)

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Now he takes on the topic of global warming. “Meet the Press” to host climate change “debate” between GOP’s Marsha Blackburn and Bill Nye “the Science Guy” – Salon.com. This Sunday, “Meet the Press,” the renowned televised political news forum, will host a discussion of climate change — perhaps the single most pressing issue of…

Mann suit to procede. Also don’t say “skeptic” when you mean “denier”.

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Yay yay yay yay. I’m sick of yahoos thinking that science is just a belief system and getting away with intimidating researchers. Also, “Skeptic” is REALLY used inappropriately here. Are there any ideologues worse than climate change deniers? I think I would rather deal with creationists. I left a comment on Mother Jones linking to…

Manufactured doubt and made-up science of climate denialists

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Merchants of Doubt they are. Climate denialists warp and concoct their own faulty science to counteract well-accepted methods and conclusions. Are they making headway? It’s hard to say but there are many who will NEVER accept global climate change because they simply refuse out of ignorance. Climate Skeptic Groups Launch Global Anti-Science Campaign – Bloomberg.…

Google ‘hypocrisy’: Result – Google hosts Inhofe lunch

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Google, what are you THINKING? In this opinion piece, James Temple rips Google for hypocrisy. Lunch for Inhofe should be unthinkable for Google – San Francisco Chronicle. In a shameful act of corporate hypocrisy, Google on Thursday will host a fundraising lunch for Sen. James Inhofe, the delusional or dishonest Oklahoma Republican who famously declared…

Maybe End Times believers should just stay home and pray, not make decisions

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Let reasonable people try and deal with the world’s problems. Belief That “Second Coming” Of Jesus Is Nigh May Be Preventing Climate Change Action: A Study : Science : Nature World News. Belief that the “Second Coming” of Jesus is nigh may be stemming climate change action, according to a study published in the Political…

Antiscience overtakes science in the Weblog Awards

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The “Bloggies” seem to have been gamed by climate change denialists who have scuttled the science category. Climate sceptics ‘capture’ the Weblog Awards science category. When this year’s shortlists were released earlier this week, not only was the science or technology category flooded with climate sceptics blogs, but they had also spread into other categories,…

Antiscience legislation proposed around the states

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The National Center for Science Education has a rundown of the anti-science efforts in state lawmaking bodies. As Robert Luhn of NCSE describe them, “Anti-science bills are popping up like daisies after a spring shower.” Two antiscience bills in Oklahoma | NCSE. Two antiscience bills, Senate Bill 758 and House Bill 1674, have been prefiled…

Encouraging news on American views on Global Warming

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Americans’ Global Warming Beliefs and Attitudes in September 2012 |  Yale Project on Climate Change Communication. A reprot titled “Climate change in the American Mind: Americans’ Global Warming Belief and Attitudes in September 2012 [PDF] was released by a Yale cooperative. This report is based on findings from a nationally representative survey – Climate Change in…

Want misleading news stories? Study says go with Faux News

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Fox News Distorts Climate Science; in Other News, the Pope Is Catholic | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network. For anyone with an interest in journalism, it’s no surprise that Fox News Channel and the opinion pages of The Wall Street Journal lean well to the right. Editorially, these two jewels of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.…

Conspiracists of a feather flock together

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This study is controversial and not without its problems, topmost being it was self-selected and not randomized but it does reveal some characteristics scientists should ponder. Why people reject science (Science Alert) Researchers from The University of Western Australia have examined what motivates people who are greatly involved in the climate debate to reject scientific…