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The Science of Why We Don’t Believe Science

Posted by in Environment, Everything else

How our brains fool us on climate, creationism, and the end of the world. By Chris Mooney | Mon Apr. 18, 2011 3:00 AM PDT “A MAN WITH A CONVICTION is a hard man to change. Tell him you disagree and he turns away. Show him facts or figures and he questions your sources. Appeal to logic and he fails to see your point.” So wrote the celebrated Stanford University psychologist Leon Festinger [1] (PDF), in a passage that might have been referring to climate change denial—the persistent rejection, on the part of so many Americans today,…read more


Climate change is here — and worse than we thought

Posted by in Commentary, Environment

By James E. Hansen, Published: August 3 James E. Hansen directs the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. When I testified before the Senate in the hot summer of 1988 , I warned of the kind of future that climate change would bring to us and our planet. I painted a grim picture of the consequences of steadily increasing temperatures, driven by mankind’s use of fossil fuels. But I have a confession to make: I was too optimistic. My projections about increasing global temperature have been proved true. But I failed to fully explore how…read more


The Secret, Corporate-Funded Plan To Teach Children That Climate Change Is A Hoax

Posted by in education, politics

By Brad Johnson on Feb 14, 2012  Heartland Institute’s secret plans for a K-12 climate-denier curriculum. Internal documents acquired by ThinkProgress Green reveal that the Heartland Institute, a right-wing think tank funded by the Koch brothers, Microsoft, and other top corporations, is planning to develop a “global warming curriculum” for elementary schoolchildren that presents climate science as “a major scientific controversy.” This effort, at a cost of $100,000 a year, will be developed by Dr. David E. Wojick, a coal-industry consultant.   “Principals and teachers are heavily biased toward the alarmist perspective,” Heartland’s confidential…read more


Climate changes faster than species can adapt, rattlesnake study finds

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Via – “Environmental, Climate, Global warming, Oil, Trash, recycling, Green, Energy” The ranges of species will have to change dramatically as a result of climate change between now and 2100 because the climate will change more than 100 times faster than the rate at which species can adapt, according to a newly published study that…Via