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Carbon Majors, Finger Pointing and Responsibility

A new study in Climatic Change linking most of the fossil fuels extracted in the last 150 years to 90 producers has garnered a bit of interest in the climate change world. One of the issues raised in the study is responsibility, and the coverage in the media has led to debates about pointing fingers and […]

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Tragedies, (Non-Existent) Conversion Errors and Wrestling With Pigs

I was going to post this comment over at WTFIUWT but don’t want to taint myself after so long a time away from the idiocy and slime of the denialosphere. So, instead, I thought I’d post my comment here. Here is what I almost — ALMOST — posted at WUWT. But I held back in […]

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DUH…

  Couldn’t resist this. Of course, based on the content of the study, we can presume this will be denied as well. From RawStory.com: Belief in Free Market Economics Predicts Denial of Science  A strong belief in a hands off approach to economics is tightly linked to the rejection of scientific facts such as climate […]

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On Behemoths and Bi-Partisanship

Daniel Sarewitz has a commentary in Nature in which he claims that science is on a “worrying slide towards politicization”. The solution so that scientists can “gain the confidence of people and politicians across the political spectrum”? Scientists can demonstrate that “science is bipartisan.” No. Just no. Science is not bi-partisan. Science should not be […]

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Heartland and Simple Maths

I love mathematics. It’s so simple. 1 + 1 = 2. When the Gleick Heartland documents were first released, people who call themselves climate skeptics claimed that the strategy memo was a fake because Heartland wouldn’t be so blatant in its wording about its goals and strategy to undermine the IPCC and prevent teachers from […]

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