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    A remarkable series of rebuttals to climate contrarians/deniers/"faux-skeptics" has appeared on The Conversation, an Australian academic site:  "The debate... More »

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Trump, Denial, and Climate Change Risk Last Updated on 2017-04-16 13:45:21     Climate Portal Statement on Trump's Climate Executive Order  Trump's climate executive order issued 3/28/17 is dangerous. This order if carried out will threaten the health and well-being not only of the poor, but of all of us. This order threatens to make life more dangerous for our grandchildren. This order opposes a viable economic future with renewables and looks backwards to yesterday's economy of fossil fuels. This order violates U.S. climate commitments to the Paris Climate Agreement and will encourage other recalcitrant countries to oppose their commitments. This order could produce dangerous economic and financial instabilities, and is bad for jobs and business. This order ignores real climate science and relies on mavericks and charlatans who push contrarian/denier pseudo science. This order aims at... More »
MIT Climatologist Kerry Emanuel castigates "Climategate" attacks Last Updated on 2017-03-29 21:41:30 The distinguished MIT climatologist Prof. Kerry Emanuel wrote a very hard-hitting essay: "Climategate": A Different Perspective, posted on the politically conservative National Association of Scholars NAS website on 7/19/10. Emanuel castigates the vicious right-wing attack on legitimate climate science that uses the pretext of the hacked emails and the minor IPCC report errors. This essay is extremely important. Click here for quotes. HERE is a video of Emanuel testifying recently before the Science and Technology Committee of the US House of Representatives:      Go to top ------------------ QUOTES from Emanuel's essay on climate" ...the scandal I see is very different from the one that has been presented to NAS members. Climategate is merely the latest in a series of coordinated, politically motivated attacks that represent an... More »
The Contrarians? Full article with references Last Updated on 2017-01-16 08:14:16   Climate Contrarians AKA climate science deniers or climate "faux" skeptics spread disinformation about climate and try to prevent responsible climate risk management. Information for this rather comprehensive article is drawn from the many sources and links in the text. Who are the contrarians? What is the contrarian Agenda? What do contrarians Say about global warming? [The "Four Fallacy Trenches"] What about Real Scientific Skepticism and contrarians? What are some Contrarian Tactics and Fallacies? What about "fringe" contrarian ideas? Aren't there some contrarians with credentials who disproved mainstream climate science? ANSWER = NO The Tobacco Analogy What do contrarians misunderstand about climate Risk Management? or WHY CONTRARIANS ARE CLIMATE RISK... More »
Department of Defense Acknowledges Risks of Climate Change Last Updated on 2017-01-16 08:13:02 IS CLIMATE CHANGE A NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT? THE U.S. MILITARY AND MILITARY EXPERTS SAY YES! 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review Video on the military aspects of climate change - Watch it! Analysis (Guy Quinlan) The Waxman-Whitehouse letter on National security and climate change Climate Risks Relevant to Speech by John Kerry  (by Climate Nexus) 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review   2014 QUADRENNIAL DEFENSE REVIEW Full text is HERE. Quotes from the review are below: "The impacts of climate change may increase the frequency, scale, and complexity of future missions, including defense support to civil authorities, while at the same time undermining the capacity of our domestic installations to support training activities." "Climate change poses another significant challenge for the United States and the world at large. As... More »
CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE RISK OF NUCLEAR WAR Last Updated on 2017-01-16 08:12:19 CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE RISK OF NUCLEAR WAR For some time experts, including the U.S. military, have been warning Congress that climate change has serious national security implications, including increased risk of armed conflict.[1] Now a December 2016 article from the Princeton University Project on Science and Global Security[2] specifically calls attention to risks of nuclear war. One of the most dangerous possible nuclear flash points is in South Asia, where nuclear-armed India and Pakistan have fought three wars and numerous smaller armed conflicts, often over the disputed territory of Kashmir. Now the danger is being heightened by increasing tensions over water rights. Both countries depend heavily on the Indus River system, originating in the snow and glacier meltwater of the Himalayas, and tensions have been rising over such actions as India’s construction of dams on... More »