Can the climate crisis can be prevented if the media is effectively an agent of the status quo rather than of the public interest? Murrow's words are as true today as they were in 1954: Those who keep silent on the great moral crisis of our time can't escape responsibility for the grim result.
Scientists predicted a decade ago the loss of Arctic ice would dry out California and the very change in the jet stream that has driven the current drought. One of those scientists told me last week, “the actual situation in the next few decades could be even more dire that our study suggested.”
Rush Holt (D-NJ) saddened climate hawks everywhere when he announced last month he would retire at the end of his (eighth) term in Congress. Physicist Holt brought a unique sensibility to a body that has become increasingly hostile towards science. Here are his thoughts on Keystone and climate.
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Harvard President Drew Faust opposes divesting Harvard University of fossil fuel investments. In this exclusive video, we see that the problem with advancing a morally indefensible position is that your argument quickly becomes a house of cards.
Science Advisor Dr. John Holdren has published a devastating 6-page debunking of Roger Pielke Jr., a leading climate confusionist. Holdren’s views are in the mainstream of climatologists. I can think of no climate scientists who share Pielke’s assessment of Holdren’s views as “zombie science.”
The two greatest myths about global warming communications are 1) constant repetition of doomsday messages has been a major, ongoing strategy and 2) that strategy doesn’t work and indeed is actually counterproductive!
Jeff Bezos, owner of the Washington Post and founder of Amazon -- a company is built around technology and hard-nosed accounting -- must be accountable for the unadulterated anti-science nonsense of columnists like Charles Krauthammer and George Will.
The number of very hot days have soared in the past 15 years, a new study finds. Based on observations, the authors conclude that “the term pause, as applied to the recent evolution of global annual mean temperatures, is ill-chosen and even misleading in the context of climate change.”
The next IPCC report due in March from the world’s top scientists is on impacts, and it isn’t pretty. One summary of a leaked draft of the report noted man-made climate change is likely to worsen “starvation, poverty, flooding, heat waves, droughts, war and disease.”