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Deniers and Delayers

A Generation of Delay: Climate Policy Is 20 Years Behind

By | Abrupt changes, aerosols, alternatives, Climate Policy, CO2 Removal and Sequestration, Deniers and Delayers, global cooling pollutants, in-depth and Popular Press, Negative emissions, Policy, Psycho, short-term, Solutions | No Comments

First Published on Truthout, December 4, 2015 The perceived debate on climate change has discredited traditional climate science communications to such an extent that we are just now implementing policies developed during the Kyoto Protocol era that began in 1992. New climate science knowledge is…

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Merchants of Doubt Premieres in Austin: Melton to talk about $900 million annual climate change counter-movement

By | Deniers and Delayers, Messaging, Psycho | No Comments

(See more on the Drexel/Stanford research on the climate change counter-movement here.) Merchants of Doubt, A film by Sony Pictures and Robert KennerAustin Premiere and Lecture by Bruce Melton PE Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, MERCHANTS OF DOUBT takes…

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Citizens, Energy Scientists, and Policy Advisors Beliefs About Global Warming

By | Climate Policy, communications, Deniers and Delayers, Messaging, politics, Psycho | No Comments
Bolsen, Druckman and Cook have summarized the emerging discipline of global warming psychology rather well with this paper. Scientists and policy makers are more likely to believe than the public and more likely to believe that warming is caused by man. There is political influence...
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Congressional Climate Denial, Cherry Picking the Flattening Myth Again, Warming Masks and the Consensus Brainbone

By | Deniers and Delayers, Uncategorized | No Comments

The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works heard climate testimony as to whether or not climate change was real. Conservatives on the committee continued to use their tried and true talking points from the smoking, acid rain, and ozone depleting chemical controversies: that…

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The Climate Change awareness drought is over Part Three: It’s only pollution

By | alternatives, Climate Policy, Deniers and Delayers, Greenland, in-depth and Popular Press, Myths, Solutions | No Comments

For decades, the concept of installing privies in every house, business, and public building, and then piping human waste to a central treatment system, was perceived as lunacy that would bankrupt society. First published on the Rag Blog Part 3 of a three part series:…

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Welcome to Climate Change Texas Part “Extra”: The Worst-Case Scenario is Happening

By | Abrupt changes, Austin, Central Texas, Climate Catastrophes, Deniers and Delayers, Extreme Weather, Impacts, in-depth and Popular Press, Temperature | No Comments

                (This article is an expansion of and provides technical backup for Bruce Melton’s three-part series, “Welcome to Climate Change in Texas,” published in December 2011 and January 2012 on The Rag Blog.) Read More — Extra:  Welcome to…

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Welcome to Climate Change Texas Part 3: Have we crossed a threshold?

By | Agriculture, Austin, Central Texas, Deniers and Delayers, Drought, Extreme Weather, in-depth and Popular Press, rainfall, Temperature | No Comments

The Texas Forest Service tells us that a half billion trees have died. The first of this series of droughts in 2005/6 was just classified as extreme. The last two have been one category worse than extreme — the exceptional category. The last 12 months…

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Welcome to Climate Change Texas Part 1: What Can Be Done About Climate Change in Texas?

By | Abrupt changes, Agriculture, alternatives, Austin, Central Texas, Climate Catastrophes, Deniers and Delayers, Drought, forest health, Forest Mortality, Impacts, in-depth and Popular Press, rainfall, Solutions | No Comments

As I have been saying in the first two installments of this series, climate change is already much more extreme than most scientists have been predicting. This is mainly because the majority of predictions are based on the “most likely” emissions scenario and because we…

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