All posts in tag: climate denial

Dan Farber The quiet failure of climate denial in 2013

The latest IPCC report proves that scientists are unwavering in their view that human carbon emissions are causing dangerous climate change.  In the scientific world, climate denial has no traction.  It isn’t gaining traction in the judicial or congressional worlds either.

First, the judiciary.  A three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit, … More >

Dan Farber Denial as a way of life

As it turns out, many of the same people who deny that climate change is a problem also deny that government default would be a problem.  No doubt there are several reasons: the fact that Barack Obama is on the opposite side of both issues; the general impermeability of ideologues to facts … More >

Steven Weissman Coal power and climate denial

What causes certain political figures either to deny the potential for climate change, or deny that human activity is a major cause?

That question came to mind while reviewing a new report issued by Ceres entitled Benchmarking Air Emissions for the 100 Largest Electric Power Producers in the United States. The … More >

Jayni Foley Hein Is Hurricane Sandy the face of climate change?

It’s a question at the forefront of many of our minds, as we witness the aftermath of Sandy’s fierce destruction.  In the days following the superstorm, we’ve seen surreal images — an illuminated carousel appearing to float in high water, drowning taxi cabs in perfect rows — things we believed would … More >

Dan Farber The irony of Todd Akin

Missouri Representative Todd Akin’s views about rape and pregnancy are crazy, and he deserves his current political plight.  The irony is that Akin is by no means the most extreme of the current crop of Senate candidates. In fact, in a recent blog post, I decided not to lump him … More >

Dan Farber When can we attribute extreme events to climate change?

Moscow suffered from a severe heat wave in the summer of 2010, with temperatures reaching 101 degrees and an average temperature 14 degrees higher than normal for July.  What are the odds that the heat wave was due to climate change?

Wildfire sparked by Russian heat wave (National … More >

Dan Farber The credibility of climate science

Climate denialists contend that climate science is either the result of a conspiracy of some kind  or of groupthink plus institutional incentives to support alarmist predictions.  The conspiracy theory makes even less sense than most conspiracy theories, because there would have to be hundreds, perhaps thousands … More >

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