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Rick Perry Loses Cool on Warming

Huh. I see the video above has gotten 125k views while I wasn’t looking. Climate blogger Collin Maessen and I interviewed Richard Muller in 2014 at the American Geophysical Union. Muller, a one-time darling of denierville, got funding from, among…
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Coal Baron Sues Comic

If you saw John Oliver’s satirical piece on the joys of coal and coal mining, (posted here) – that’s earned him a legal threat from the coal baron he made fun of. Coal barons don’t like being made fun of.Filed…
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Trump: Solar Powered Hate

Trump announces magical wall will be solar powered. I’m told, that as communicators, we’re not supposed to make jokes about the stupidity of Trump voters, – because it makes them sad. But c’mon, people. Fox and Friends are on board,…
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So How Hot was it…?

We’ll adapt. Just don’t plan on travel, don’t burn yourself with the cold water from your tap, and don’t walk your dog – you might kill it. Pacific Standard: What’s an extreme heat wave like in a place that’s accustomed…
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Music Break: Moby – In This Cold Place

This is interesting. Alternet:: Electronic artist Moby’s new animated music video sends a clear message about his feelings on capitalism, greed, and President Donald Trump — and the latter’s supporters aren’t having it. Once Trump supporters caught wind of Moby…
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In a Cabinet of Dim Bulbs, Rick Perry Shines

In a cabinet full of fawning, shamelessly pandering, dim bulbs, Rick Perry, well, shines. It would appear that 97 percent of below-average ex-cheerleader animal husbandry majors do not believe in human caused climate change.  That’s good enough for me. By…
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Attributing Extremes to Climate Change

It’s been an axiom of climate science that “we can’t attribute a specific weather event to climate change”. Now, at least in relation to certain kinds of events, that’s changing – as the warming signal emerges ever more clearly from…
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New Video: John Cook and the 97 Percent

Scientific conclusions derive from an understanding of basic laws supported by laboratory experiments, observations of nature, and mathematical and computer modeling. Like all human beings, scientists make mistakes, but the scientific process is designed to find and correct them. This…
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A Farmer’s Appeal for Wind Energy

There’s a well organized and well funded anti-wind movement in the US, that above all, serves the needs of the Koch brothers and the fossil fuel industry – but in the process corrodes economic opportunities in rural areas, which in…
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Believe the Scientists

Former NASA astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly sat down with CNN’s Rachel Crane at the Breakthrough Awards to discuss the future of scientific research under a Trump administration.  Noting that “97 percent of scientists” agree on climate change, the Kellys…
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Ilulissat is Glacier Ground Zero

I’ll be heading to Greenland next month, first stop, Ilulissat. Ilulissat is at the mouth of the fiord where Jacobshaven glacier, the world’s fastest moving ice stream, is pouring icebergs in to the sea.  Most of the cool visuals you…
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How Oil Will Die

Long article here, worth reading the whole thing at the link. Seth Miller in Medium: The Keystone XL will go down as the world’s last great fossil fuels infrastructure project. TransCanada, the pipeline’s operator, charged about $10 per barrel for…
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India Pushing for Renewable Leadership

Above, my interview 2 years ago with Keith Schneider, long time writer for the New York Times who specializes in International environmental and energy issues. I’ll be visiting him again next week for an update, in light of Paris. For…
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Who Doesn’t Like a Good Car Crash?

Dummies don’t lie. Electric vehicles are safer for several reasons, not least of which are a lower center of gravity, and the flexibility and additional space that an electric drive system gives to engineers in providing best possible protection. Close…
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Fracking: Pros and Cons

Most popular article ever on Yale Climate Connections, just updated. Yale Climate Connections: There’s an issue where the underlying science remains a political football, and scientists are regularly challenged and called out personally. Where energy needs and short-term economic growth…
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Algae on Ice: Director’s Cut

Made a few minor adjustments on this one. Still worth a look if you have not seen. Positive feedback is great from your boss. Not so great from an Ice Sheet. This is the kind of communication you get for…
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The Dusk of Big Oil’s Day

CBC: A move by OPEC sent a brief surge of optimism through the Canadian petroleum industry last week, when the oil cartel announced it was extending its production cuts. But according to research released shortly after that announcement, the world…
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