If we have merely delayed the next ice age, we will still be in the Quaternary Period – the last 2.58m years defined by the ice age cycles. But if we have stopped the ice ages, humans will have caused a much greater change and so have entered the Anthropocene period. [more]
New research into the origins and authors of more than 100 of these climate science denial books finds almost all of them – about four out of five – are largely the products of conservative-leaning think tanks. [more]
Drs. Bob Correll, Jeff Masters and Kevin Trenberth take on the question everybody’s asking [more]
Chris Searles is a friend of a friend, and is best known as the drummer for Alejandro Escovedo. It turns out he has been thinking quite a lot about the climate crisis, and has written a very thoughtful piece about it. He called it “The 5 most interesting things about the world’s biggest problem” and while I thought I should tone the title down a notch, the points he makes provide an interesting perspective on our quandary. [more]
We can’t live without this essential element—yet at the same time we’re having an increasingly hard time living with it. What in the world are we going to do? [more]
Heartland’s role in dragging out action on the tobacco industry and their targeting of children refutes their “little old us” posture. Heartland’s purpose is to influence state and federal legislatures in favor of its “donors”, including industries with dubious ethical positions. Providing this service is legal, but Heartland’s ethics, its credibility, its viability, and its tax exempt status merit serious concern.