Climate Change

This Physicist Will Pay $10,000 to the Person Who Disproves Climate Change

This Physicist Will Pay $10,000 to the Person Who Disproves Climate Change
If there were ever a time for climate deniers to prove what they believe—or don’t—it’s now. They stand to win $10,000 if they are successful in disproving the idea that manmade emissions are changing the Earth and its climate, writes Dr. Christopher Keating, a physicist who has taught at the University of South Dakota and the U.S. Naval Academy.
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Judge Blocks Colorado Coal Mine Plan, Orders Feds to Evaluate Climate Impacts

Judge Blocks Colorado Coal Mine Plan, Orders Feds to Evaluate Climate Impacts
A court ruling issued in Colorado on Friday could nudge government agencies toward making more honest assessments of the climate impacts tied to the projects they approve for federal lands.
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Scientific Consensus on Global Warming Not a 'Liberal Plot,' Obama Says in Speech

Scientific Consensus on Global Warming Not a 'Liberal Plot,' Obama Says in Speech
In a speech to the League of Conservation Voters, President Obama had a few choice words to say to our do-nothing Congress, some of whom refuse to believe climate change exists. It's science, he said, very much not a "liberal plot."
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A Perfect (Heat) Storm: Small Businesses Will Be Hit Hard by Brutal Summers

A Perfect (Heat) Storm: Small Businesses Will Be Hit Hard by Brutal Summers
With the temperatures increasing, and summers getting warmer, energy bills have no where to go but up. And that's going to hit small businesses especially hard.
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We Trust Surgeons, Plumbers and Other Experts, but Why Turn a Blind Eye to Climate Scientists?

We Trust Surgeons, Plumbers and Other Experts, but Why Turn a Blind Eye to Climate Scientists?
Conservatives are afraid that if they admit that global warming is happening and that we can do something about it, that would mean more public spending, more public regulations, the American public operating through our government to save the future of our society. That is correct, unless they can develop workable non-governmental methods to accomplish the same goals. They don’t think they can, so they close their eyes and repeat “la-la-la-la” as loud as they can.
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Wait, What? SCOTUS Sides with Progressives on EPA Regulations

Wait, What? SCOTUS Sides with Progressives on EPA Regulations
On Monday, in one of those infamous "5-4" decisions, the Supreme Court signaled something of a change in the weather. This time, the "five" sided with progressive interests rather than against. The question was whether or not the (Bush administration) EPA would be allowed to impose regulations controlling greenhouse gasses.
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We Are 'Sinking Beneath the Waves,' says Pacific Island Leader

We Are 'Sinking Beneath the Waves,' says Pacific Island Leader
The interim prime minister of Fiji on Thursday condemned the international community for its continued failure to address the crisis of climate change, saying Pacific island nations like his have been left "to sink beneath the waves" as the planet warms and the oceans rise.
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Koch Zero: Environmental Groups on Offensive After Big Oil's Defeat of Wind Production Tax Credit

Koch Zero: Environmental Groups on Offensive After Big Oil's Defeat of Wind Production Tax Credit
The Sierra Club has announced that they are launching an ad campaign in hopes of garnering public support for an extension of the Wind Production Tax Credit. The successful credit program expired after it fell into the crosshairs of the Koch brothers, who vowed to make the tax credit “so toxic that it makes it impossible for John Boehner to sit at a table with Harry Reid and say, ‘Yeah, I can bend on this one.”
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Chaz Bolte
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Six Things You Need To Know About the Science of Global Warming

Six Things You Need To Know About the Science of Global Warming
There is nothing controversial about the work of climatologist Michael Mann, director of Penn State’s Earth System Science Center. His innovative research helped recreate the Earth’s historical temperature record and separate the noise of natural weather fluctuations from the steady signal of real climate change.
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Does Obama Ever Want to 'Go Off' on Climate Deniers? 'Absolutely,' says Commander in Chief

Does Obama Ever Want to 'Go Off' on Climate Deniers? 'Absolutely,' says Commander in Chief
You’re not the only one who gets frustrated when John Boehner, Marco Rubio and others in Congress turn a blind eye to devastating, scientific evidence regarding climate change. In an interview with Thomas L. Friedman scheduled to air as part of the final episode of "Years of Living Dangerously," President Barack Obama revealed that he’s really no different than many of us when it comes to climate deniers.
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