Category Archives: climate change

When The Levee Breaks

“Disasters,” Jonathan Chait writes, “are inherently political, because government is political, and preventing and responding to disasters is a primary role of the state.” Rachel Maddow echoed Chait for the last few nights while discussing “the new normal” of a … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: The Song of the Norse

There is a common misconception that environmental activism is all about saving the planet and the animals and the rain forests. In reality, it is all about the human environment. The last time Greenland was actually this green, Norsemen settled … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Climate Feedback

Researchers at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks (UAF) have found melting permafrost releasing methane into the atmosphere: Using aerial and ground-based surveys, the team identified about 150,000 methane seeps in Alaska and Greenland in lakes along the margins of ice cover. … Continue reading

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Why Mass Effect is a Parable About Climate Change

This post is going to have spoilers, including for the ending to Mass Effect 3. Mass Effect is my current science fictional obsession. I buttoned down and got an Xbox 360 solely for it in 2007; I wound up re-buying … Continue reading

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Why America Lacks a Scientific Conversation

The science is in, and Chris Mooney’s politicization hypothesis is real. Conservatives, especially evangelicals, are less apt to accept scientific evidence than they were 40 years ago. This trend has been driven by ideology, think-tanks, and a media echo chamber where … Continue reading

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April Fool’s, We’re Dead

Going to go empty the drinks cabinet.

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Climate Change Propelling Conflict in Syria

I can’t stand another delusional paranoid blog post raving about the PNAC agenda in Syria. As much as lefties have talked about climate change and the coming age of climate wars, it’s shocking how many of them don’t seem to … Continue reading

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Saudi Oil Minister Still Denying Peak Oil

The Saudi Arabian Minister of Oil and Natural Resources, Ali al-Naimi, gave a speech Tuesday (.PDF) that apparently turned decades of climate denial on their head: Greenhouse gas emissions and global warming are among humanity’s most pressing concerns. Societal expectations on … Continue reading

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Kochs Fund Wrong Climate Study

For their next trick, the Kochs accidentally fund peak oil studies that determine petroleum is not, in fact, an infinite resource. Oopsie: Muller’s team appears to have confirmed the basic tenets of climate science. Back in March, Muller told the House Science … Continue reading

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“There’s Always a Way” – Grant Morrison Vs. Nihilism, And The Stories We Tell Ourselves

By Magic Love Hose “If you want to change minds, you have to tell a better story.” – Matt Osborne About a week or so ago, Dylan Ratigan had comic book author Grant Morrison on and conducted an interview with … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: SpongeBob Politicized

Remember when James Dobson said that Tinky Winky was secretly encouraging kids to be gay? Well, now FOX Noise says that SpongeBob is a devious plot to make your kids believe in climate change. Media Matters has the full story.

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