Posts Tagged ‘Climate Deniers’

May 15th, 2024 - 2:44 am § in Environment

2023 was hot Hot HOT

Scientists use tree rings, ice cores, and coral reefs to reconstruct Earth’s climate history because they act as time capsules. A tree-ring study published in Nature, a scientific journal, on May 14, 2024, concluded 2023 was the warmest year in “at least” 2,000 years (read CNN stor[...]

June 2nd, 2023 - 10:26 pm § in Politics, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

If you pass a law against climate change, it’ll happen anyway

State Sen. Jerry Cirino (photo, left; profile here), an Ohio Republican, is sponsoring a bill that “designates climate policy as a ‘controversial belief or policy.’” On a purely abstract plane, a climate “belief or policy” could be controversial if, say, it posits tha[...]

April 15th, 2023 - 1:52 am § in Environment

Still in denial about climate change?

March 2023 was the 529th consecutive month of above-normal planetary temperatures, using the 2oth century average as a baseline (see story here). You can see that global warming is happening; ice is melting all over the world: Mountain glaciers, Arctic Ocean ice cover, the Greenland ice cap, Antarct[...]

December 2nd, 2022 - 9:21 pm § in Environment

Busting a polar bear myth

Background: Polar bears are a symbol of the deleterious effects of global warming. Climate deniers claim: The polar bear population has “never been higher.” The facts: Polar bears came back from near-extinction caused by overhunting, thanks to conservation efforts and hunting restrictions, but t[...]

August 1st, 2021 - 11:19 am § in Environment, Science

Proof the earth isn’t flat

This photo taken from the international space station while orbiting above the Pacific Ocean lays to rest the argument the earth is flat. Can we get past that now, huh? Okay. Next on the agenda: Human influence on earth’s climate. “Stability in Earth’s climate hinges on a delicate [...]

November 1st, 2014 - 4:04 pm § in Politics

How Do You Answer A Republican Who Says, ‘I’m Not A Scientist’?

“I’m not a scientist.” That’s the GOP’s new climate-change talking point.  Because it sounds better than, “I don’t know, and don’t want to know.”  These people have moved from denial, which is no longer tenable or respectable, to head in sand. [...]