Data is data, right? With more facts in more compelling charts, I can certainly convince skeptics that climate science is real, can't I? Just ask climatologist Michael Mann, author of the famous hockey stick graph. Image: Wikipedia. Have you ever found yourself arguing, perhaps on Facebook, with somebody who won't accept that climate change is a real problem and that it's caused by humans, … [Read more...] about Why You’ll Never Win an Argument with a Climate Science Denier
Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming by Naomi Oreskes, Erik M. Conway. I'd heard that companies like Exxon paid PR flacks at right-wing think tanks like the Heartland Institute to attack climate scientists and try to discredit their work. But I didn't know that actual scientists also participated in the … [Read more...] about Book Review: ‘Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming’
In promoting The Solar Patriot, I've been talking to a lot of strangers recently. Of course, I've met a lot of new people while giving book talks. That's how it started. But then, it got weird. And great. Let me explain. An Icebreaker With my wife Lindsay in George and Martha Washington outfits. Forget that George was taller than me and didn't wear a beard. But the outfits sure do help … [Read more...] about Can Talking to Strangers Save America?
Recently I wrote that, whether we like it or not, America is already at war with climate change. Our nation is under attack from coast to coast. Un-natural disasters caused by or made worse by climate change have leveled towns in the Florida Panhandle, flooded ports on the Texas Gulf Coast and burned out the countryside in California. A carpet bombing by the air force of a hostile foreign … [Read more...] about Climate Mobilization Calls for America to Declare War. But Who’s the Enemy?
Yesterday, the clean energy and climate movement crossed the Delaware. When George Washington launched a surprise attack on the Hessian garrison in Trenton, NJ, on Christmas night in 1776, some of his officers thought that he was crazy. They said it could never be done. They said Washington should not cross a raging river in the middle of a blizzard. They said he should wait to attack the … [Read more...] about Breakthrough! Bipartisan Carbon Fee Bill Introduced in Congress
If American soil was attacked by a foreign power, the country would be at war. And all Americans would recognize that our nation was under attack, whether they wanted the fight or not. That's how Americans felt after 9/11, when the whole nation went on red alert and our nation was changed, for good and ill, perhaps forever. Now, imagine an assault on the United States beyond a single … [Read more...] about America is Losing Territory – Why Aren’t We Fighting Back?