What If We Named Catastrophic Hurricanes After Climate Change Deniers?

What If We Named Catastrophic Hurricanes After Climate Change Deniers?
fastcoexist.com

We give hurricanes such friendly, blameless names. What did Sandy ever do to anyone? An advocacy group wants to name disastrous storms after the politicians who are blocking effective climate policy.

Spare a thought for peo­ple named Ivan,…

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For the price of the Iraq war we could have built a renewable energy system

For the price of the Iraq War, the U.S. could have gotten halfway to a renewable power system
David Roberts, grist.org

Discussions of how to respond to climate change often involve Very Large Numbers — the needed investments to transition to a fully renewable energy system are in the hundreds of billions. The brain sort of shuts down when it encounters numbers lik…

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey perceptions about climate

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey knows what’s best for you, and fighting climate change ain’t it
By Philip Bump, grist.org

You’d think that by now John Mack­ey would have learned to shut up.

The Whole Foods CEO and cofounder would no doubt be incensed at my say­ing so, of course, since — in clas­sic hyper-entitled, super­flu­ous­ly wealthy, priv­i­leged white-man st…

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Is Climate Change Self-Correcting?

Is Climate Change Self-Correcting? Australia’s Heatwave Stops Gasoline Sales
By Shaunacy Ferro, popsci.com

At high outback temperatures, gasoline vaporizes too quickly to pump.

Con­tin­u­ing Aus­tralia’s trend of being major­ly unpleas­ant this week, it got so hot in the Out­back town of Ood­na­dat­ta a few days ago that you couldn’t even pump gas.

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Countries where climate change kills

The 10 Countries Where Climate Change and Pollution Is Killing the Population
Timon Singh, inhabitat.com

When you hear about the effects on climate change on global populations, some of the places that might immediately spring to mind might include the low-lying island of Tuvalu or Haiti, which is increasingly bearing the brunt of ever-more powerful…

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How Cultural Cognition Can Inform the Gun Conversation

discovermagazine.com

Like the debate on climate change and other societally important issues caught in the maw of our culture wars, the discourse on guns and violence has had a depressing, unchanging quality. Here’s President Obama two years ago: You see, when a trage…

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How Cultural Cognition Can Inform the Gun Conversation

Why sustainability is not appealing and what else to call it

 

English: Swanson Drilling making hole in south...
English: Swanson Drilling making hole in south Texas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Green Blog: What’s Your Meme? Changing the Climate Change Conversation
By RACHEL NUWER, nytimes.com

What’s the counterpoint to “Drill, baby, drill”? In the emerging field of meme science, researchers try to figure out what language and ideas resonate when it comes to the warming of the planet.

What’s Your Meme? Changing the Climate Change Conversation – NYTimes.com http://flip.it/qYMRj http://flip.it/ZashE

Bankers realize food speculation is causing global food insecurity

Banks consider quitting food speculation due to role in global hunger
By Brandon Keim, wired.co.uk

Business

Finan­cial giant Bar­clays is con­sid­er­ing an end to food spec­u­la­tion, a con­tro­ver­sial prac­tice linked to sud­den, dan­ger­ous spikes in glob­al food prices.

Rich Ricci, head of Bar­clays’ cor­po­rate and invest­ment bank­ing…

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Why Climate Change Denial Is Just Hot Air

Philip Plait at The Amazing Meeting on January...
Philip Plait at The Amazing Meeting on January 20, 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Phil Plait, slate.com

I was thinking of writing a lengthy post about climate change denial being completely unscientific nonsense, but then geochemist and National Science Board member James Lawrence Powell wrote a post that is basically a slam-dunk of debunking. His…

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Why Climate Change Denial Is Just Hot Air

How to describe environmental science to conservatives

Concept Of “Purity” Makes Conservatives Care About Environmental Issues
By Rebecca Boyle, popsci.com

Re-framing environmental rhetoric so it appeals to conservatives can really work, a study finds.

It’s not that polit­i­cal con­ser­v­a­tives don’t care about things like cli­mate change, recy­cling and deforestation—it’s that they don’t care ab…

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Climate change caught in action in iceberg destruction

Behold: The Largest Iceberg Breakup Ever Caught on Film
Eric Liu, theatlantic.com

The effects of climate change, in one gorgeous, terrifying video

So, wow. Wow­wow­wow. A group of film­mak­ers, mak­ing a movie called, aptly, Chas­ing Ice, have cap­tured what they claim to be the largest ice­berg calv­ing ever filmed.…

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Blame Wimpy for Slow U.S. Response to Climate Change

Wimpy (restaurant)
Wimpy (restaurant) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Eric Roston, bloomberg.com

In the halt­ing, mea­sured lan­guage we’ve come to expect from his impromp­tu pub­lic remarks, Pres­i­dent Obama posed a core dilem­ma of cli­mate change yes­ter­day at his first post-election press con­fer­ence. Explain­ing the pos­si­ble…

Blame Wimpy for Slow U.S. Response to Climate Change