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  • Clearing up the Featured Article Clearing up the Clearing up the "Climate Debate"

    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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Quick one-liner rebuttals to contrarian claims Last Updated on 2018-11-26 08:41:36   The One-Liners Here is a list of quick one-line rebuttals to over 100 fallacious claims by contrarians/skeptics on the popular Skeptical Science website. They rebuttals are not intended to be complete, but simply to enable the respondent to "bat the ball back over the net" in an informal encounter with someone quoting a contrarian claim. As described HERE, most of these one-liners were written by Dr. Jan Dash, Director of the UU-UNO Climate Initiative, with some editing by John Cook, author of Skeptical Science. Details on the science at Skeptical Science are obtained by clicking on the one-line responses.  ----------------------- In THIS document of some historical interest (online HERE), the first line in a response labeled JWD is the one-liner summarizing the science by Jan Dash. The next lines labeled JC are the summary responses by John Cook, which he... More »
The Contrarians? Full article with references Last Updated on 2018-10-25 09:33:22   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 and the "Oregon Petition" What do contrarians misunderstand about Climate Risk Management? or WHY... More »
Trump, Denial, and Dangerous Climate Change Last Updated on 2018-10-08 12:10:15    Trump, Denial, and Dangerous Climate Change   Trump Exits Paris Agreement Trump Commentary and Climate News Trump Executive Order on Climate Who is Trump, really? (Demagoguery, Opera vs. Trump, Psychopathy ...)​​ Trump, Russia, Fossil Fuels, and Climategate Voting in 2016 and Climate Change Risk Trump Admin's Anti-Climate-Action in Federal Agencies (EPA ...) CLICK In-Depth Coverage of Climate Contrarians/Deniers - click HERE.  <-- Climate TOPICS: Sidebars UP and LEFT STOP TRUMP'S ANTI-CLIMATE-ACTION POLICY THAT HURTS YOUR CHILDREN. STAND UP FOR CLIMATE SCIENCE AND CLIMATE ACTION. CONJECTURE: Maybe Trump's anti-climate-action federal policies are connected with a covert order to him by Putin? Russia with its reliance on oil and gas has been dragging its feet for years on climate... More »
Trump Admin Anti-Climate-Action Policy Last Updated on 2018-07-19 13:47:04 Trump Admin Anti-Climate-Action Policy and Federal Agencies (EPA ...) Climate Budget Cuts and Attacks on Federal Agencies: EPA, NASA, NOAA EPA Information Suppression Trump administration and climate change denial  M. Pompeo, A. Wheeler, R. Perry, J. Bridenstein, Other Env. Admin, J. Mattis  Fired: S. Pruitt, R. Tillerson ARTICLE: Trump, Denial, and Dangerous Climate Change In-Depth Coverage of Climate Contrarians/Deniers - click HERE. <-- Climate TOPICS: Sidebars UP and LEFT ------------ INCOMPETENT, IGNORANT, MALEVOLENT: The dunce cap above reflects ignorant opposition to climate risk management by the Trump administration, making climate change more dangerous for us, our children, our grandchildren, and everybody on the planet. Below is another picture that characterizes the growing impacts of... More »
Carbon Capture and Storage (Sequestration) Last Updated on 2018-07-07 17:03:38   Carbon capture and storage (sequestration) or CCS Background on CCS  Will We Really Need Carbon Sequestration? Yes. Why? BUT there is a Big Caveat - we can't use CCS as an excuse not to mitigate directly What does Jim Hansen say? More Information for point carbon capture and storage Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR; Non-point capture) Agriculture and Forestry Sequestration What about Hemp for sequestration? What about Biochar for sequestration? Genetically engineered Bacteria and CCS And What About China's Use of Coal without sequestration? Other Examples of Carbon Sequestration Videos on CCS and coal plants Coal Phase-Out  References for Carbon Sequestration ---------------- Background on CCS  Carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and sequestration (CCS) is a set of technologies... More »