Dealing in Doubt presents a brief history of climate denial and attacks on climate science over the past two decades, focusing specifically on denier campaigns against the IPCC, including current efforts by the Heartland Institute, the funding of those campaigns and the wide range of tactics and tricks used by a small handful of deniers to undermine legitimate science.
“The lasting legacy of these corporations, front groups, organizations and individuals who have threatened scientists and attacked scientific institutions like the IPCC, is a delay in reaction time and solutions to the climate crisis,” Davies concluded. “This means global warming will hit harder and cost more to fix.”
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If we were serious about doing something about global warming, the federal government certainly wouldn’t be talking about controlling the burning of coal in the U.S. on the one hand while encouraging the export of coal to the rest of the world to be burned. There’s certainly a contradiction there where the left hand doesn’t know, or pretends it doesn’t know, what the right hand is doing.Thomas M. Power, research professor and professor emeritus of economics at the University of Montana in Missoula quoted in “Coal Exports Contradict Obama’s Climate Pledge, Critics Say” - Huffington Post (via environmentalillnessnetwork)
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Explain to future generations it was good for the economy .
When they can’t farm the land, breath the air and drink the water.
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Putting money into the language of time worked… Yes, the working class is long overdue for a raise.
Holy shit, I never thought about it like that but that’s MESSED UP.
In this video, Stephen Colbert discusses fracking, kids’ health, and the freedom of speech.
Records melt in another hot year for the climate The Age 7 Aug 2013
» Sea levels reached a record high, possibly linked to the Pacific Ocean phenomenon La Nina, which can have a cooling effect
» Arctic sea ice shrank to its smallest summer minimum since satellite records began 34 years ago, while Antarctic sea ice reached a record high
» More than 97 per cent of the ice sheet covering Greenland melted at least a bit in the summer of 2012, four times greater than the 1981-2010 average
» Average sea surface temperatures rose, but not much, making 2012 among the 11th warmest years on record
» Ocean heat was near-record high levels in the upper 800 metres of the water, and temperatures also increased in the deep ocean
Meant to be a guide for policymakers, the report did not attribute the changes in climate to any one factor, but made note of continued increases in heat-trapping greenhouse gases including carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide.