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Deniers and Delayers

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

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

                (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

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

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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Expert credibility in climate change, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science – Almost 98% of Climate Scientists Support IPCC’s Platform

By | Deniers and Delayers

July 20, 2010 Expert credibility in climate change, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, April 2010 – Almost 98% of Climate Scientists Support IPCC’s Platform of Anthropogenic Climate Change AND, Contrarian Experts are by no Means "Experts" Abstract:  Although preliminary estimates from published literature…

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Why Don’t the Contrarians Have Studies – Reaffirming that Climate Change is Bunk – Repeatedly Published in Academic Journals?

By | Deniers and Delayers

A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (here) says that, overwhelmingly, contrarians scientists are underwhelming qualified to be influencing anyone on climate change issues. But to give them credit, they do have their flagship: 30,000 scientists says that climate change…

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