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The Hockey Stick On Trial

Is “purposeful avoidance of truth sufficient to establish actual malice” as Eli Rabett posits? This question and more is currently being played out in the DC Court of Appeals in the case of Competitive Enterprise Institute and National Review vs. Mann. Elizabeth Harrington explains how Penn State professor Michael E Mann’s libel lawsuit against…

Why the Climate Movement Must Be Intersectional

“There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.” –Audre Lorde As noted in YES Magazine, intersectionality is “a way of thinking holistically about how different forms of oppression interact in people’s lives.” It is a more collaborative form of organizing for social change that looks at multiple interrelated issues […]

Warming Climate May Spread Drying to a Third of Earth

Warming Climate May Spread Drying to a Third of Earth

Science Daily notes that “a new study by the Earth Institute at Columbia University estimates that 12 percent of land will be subject to drought by 2100 through rainfall changes alone; but the drying will spread to 30 percent of land if higher evaporation rates are considered.” An increase in…

Closing the Consensus Gap About Global Warming

Time and time again we have heard that there is a consensus among scientists that global warming is being caused by human actions. The best documentation of this recent evidence I have found is from a 2013 article by John Cook, et. al. with an accompanying short video on the…

California EPA on Global Warming

A recent editorial in the San Jose Mercury News calls for California to continue to lead the climate change fight. They plea that “If we care about the lives our great-grandchildren will live on earth, then we have to act. And action has to start somewhere. We’re proud that one of…

Which Charities Do You Trust?

Do you respond to telephone or mail solicitations for deciding which charities are most deserving of your funds? How do you know if the charity is well managed and that most of the funds actually get to the intended use rather than for administrative and fundraising costs? Charity Navigator, “America’s leading…

Is Climate Change Action about to Change?

Now that the 2012 U. S. presidential election is behind us, will we again hear about government actions to counteract the global warming of man-made climate change? Overall, the candidates were noticeably silent about the topic except for minor comments and a few jabs. The New York Times on October 25, 2012 quoted Andrew…

Did Global Warming Lead to Syria’s Unrest?

Reds and oranges in the map above highlight lands around the Mediterranean that experienced significantly drier winters during 1971-2010 than the comparison period of 1902-2010. Joe Romm of Climate Progress argues that social unrest in Syria may have been acerbated by drought and long term climate change (global warming). The…

Visualizing Climate Change

Most of us have seen the dramatic time lapse satellite image animations from an Inconvenient Truth showing recent reductions in the Arctic ice coverage in Greenland and north of Canada, but it is often hard to translate the impact of global warming locally, close to where we live. However, a phenomenon know…