The Koch brothers political empire continues to metastasize Almost four years ago we started to call attention to the Koch brothers, radical 'free market' oil and gas conglomerate multibillionaires, as significant funders of the global warming denial machine (Koch Industries multibillionaire Koch brothers bankroll attacks on climate change science and policy). Since then, the Koch political empire continues to metastasize into what a Washington Post investigative article on January 5 calls "a far-reaching operation of unrivaled complexity, built around a maze of groups that cloaks its donors, according to an analysis of new tax returns and other documents." (Koch-backed political coalition, designed to shield donors, raised $400 million in 2012) On January 7, Amy Goodman at Democracy Now! ClimateScienceWatch ClimateScienceWatch
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The Cost of Energy The Cost of Energy At breakfast this morning, my wife reminded me that we picked up our Nissan Leaf exactly one year ago. Since I was looking for time to write a summary of our first year in EV-land, this looks like as good an excuse as any. The ultra-short answer: We love the car and we’re very happy with the overall price/performance.
[Crossposted at SpreadingScience] Advances in health IT must be viewed as a whole[Via O'Reilly Radar] Reformers in health care claim gigantic disruption on the horizon: devices that track our movements, new treatments through massive data crunching, fluid electronic records that reflect the patient’s status wherever she goes, and even the end of the doctor’s role. But predictions in the area of health IT are singularly detached from the realities of the technical environment that are supposed to make them happen.To help technologists, clinicians, and the rest of us judge the state of health IT, I’ve released a report titled “The Information Technology Fix for Health: Barriers and Pathways to the Use of Information Technology for Better Health Care.” A Man With A Ph.D. A Man With A Ph.D.

The Yale Forum on Climate Change & The Media

From Social Change to Climate Change: Lessons from the 1960s? The transformative events of the turbulent nineteen-sixties may offer lessons for the climate challenges of the 21st Century. An Emerging Influential Voice on Climate: Citizens Climate Lobby A seven-year-old upstart nonprofit is making a mark in climate dialog circles in part by using a model successful in addressing global poverty concerns. The Yale Forum on Climate Change & The Media
Summary of the debate Introduction The Natural Environment Research Council's Chief Executive, Professor Alan Thorpe, challenged climate change sceptics to an online public debate in December 2006. NERC - Climate change challenge summary NERC - Climate change challenge summary
Dissonance Two quotes from the ‘Dallas Weather Examiner‘: First of all, the warming has taken a vacation for about the past five or six years, which doesn’t make sense as CO2 increases every year. and this: Furthermore, 30 years is a darned short time span in which to draw any conclusion (from ice trends) on either cooling or warming! Mauno Loa is a volcano, so what? Fermi Paradox Fermi Paradox
Cross-posted on Rising Tide North America Sometimes our idols die hard. This long time Marvel Comics true believer is finding Joss Whedon’s new TV show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., a deal breaker after decades of love and devotion to Marvel Comics and Whedon’s fantasy world that’s given us Firefly and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. But now, the other true love of my life, Rising Tide North America, is under attack by the real corporate super villains, Disney and ABC Studios, seeking to co-opt our name and brand for some ratings and commercial air time with Whedon’s new show. Rising Tide vs. It’s Getting Hot In Here It’s Getting Hot In Here
Who is responsible for climate change? Get a handle on carbon with our interactive map showing the current, historical and consumption emissions of nations. Guardian Interactive teamAlex GraulDuncan Clark Naptime is over. Naptime is over.
Climate Denial Crock of the Week « Greenfyre’s The collected videos of Peter Sinclair’s excellent series “Climate Denial Crock of the Week” : MYTH: “They” started calling it “climate change” to hide the cooling Global Warming? or Climate Change? MYTH: Stolen CRU emails “prove” (Insert lie/fable) Climate Denial Crock of the Week « Greenfyre’s
Basic survival undertakings intended to cater for your needs when disaster strikes Disaster rarely ever gives warnings when about to happen; in fact, to the contrary, they usually find most people unaware and totally unprepared. This unpreparedness is evident as according to those that have taken part long time ago and in the recent past. Climate Dilemma Climate Dilemma
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Global Warming Wiki: Climate Change - Global Warming Guides Science of Climate Changehttp://60minutes.yahoo.com/segment/26/global_warming Images and indepth reports from the yahoo global warming special. The Warming of the Earth A beginner's guide to understanding the issue of global warming "Whereas in the past human impacts were local, reversible, and escapable through migration, they are now typically, global, irreversible, and inescapable." - Paul Ehrlichhttp://www.whrc.org/resources/online_publications/warming_earth/index.htm Stop Climate Chaoshttp://www.stopclimatechaos.org/about_us/8.asp Global Warming Special from NY Times, Issues in depthhttp://www.nytimes.com/learning/issues_in_depth/20060406.htmlhttp://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/science/topics/globalwarming/ Greenpeace Climate Change Websitehttp://www.greenpeace.org/international/campaigns/climate-change
Rabett Run Andy Dessler, an old friend of the blog, testified to the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee yesterday, while the testimony is available in full at the EPW site, Eli, with Andy's approval, is reproducing it at Rabett Run, where comments are welcome. There is a general agreement that the testimony is a good statement of the current status of climate science and the challenges of climate change. Without further ado: What we know about climate change Andrew E.
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