Daily Archives: November 7, 2016

Climate Change Denial Is Real & Man-made, Here’s Undeniable Proof

The Young Turks

Published on Feb 25, 2015

“A prominent academic and climate change denier’s work was funded almost entirely by the energy industry, receiving more than $1.2m from companies, lobby groups and oil billionaires over more than a decade, newly released documents show.

Over the last 14 years Willie Soon, a researcher at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics, received a total of $1.25m from Exxon Mobil, Southern Company, the American Petroleum Institute (API) and a foundation run by the ultra-conservative Koch brothers, the documents obtained by Greenpeace through freedom of information filings show.

According to the documents, the biggest single funder was Southern Company, one of the country’s biggest electricity providers that relies heavily on coal.

The documents draw new attention to the industry’s efforts to block action against climate change – including President Barack Obama’s power-plant rules.”* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

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How the Climate Denial Industry Works

David Pakman Show

Published on Dec 4, 2015

–Kert Davies, Director of the Climate Investigations Center, a research group that works to expose the anti-environmental movement, joins David to discuss the funding of climate skeptics

Rhymes with Smokey Joe


Published on Nov 25, 2013

“Smokey Joe” Barton is known for apologizing to BP after the 2010 Oil spill, and harassing climate scientists.
Turns out he’s also been a key connection between the tobacco industry and the climate denial industry. Archival footage from ABC News on the tobacco wars of the 90s turns up sequences of Smoky Joe in action on behalf of Big Cancer.

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: “The Earth is Carbon Starved.”


Uploaded on Aug 26, 2010

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The history of the earth is immense, and diverse – and its easy to get confused and mangle history, — to mix things that never belonged together in the real world.

What was natural in the distant past might not be a good fit alongside man’s creations.
Human beings and the climate of the ancient world, could find themselves on a collision course.

Richard Alley, Bjerknes Lecture, American Geophysical Union,
December 2009

Paleocene/Eocene Thermal Maximum sediments

Hydrogen sulfide blooms off Namibia

snowball earth – dropstones and carbon cap

“The Day Earth Died” BBC
part 1
part 2

A major drop in seawater 87Sr/86Sr during the Middle Ordovician (Darriwilian): Links to volcanism and climate?

Tripati et al, Miocene sea levels and CO2

University of York, Greenhouse/Extinction connection

US Geological Survey, Volcanic gases

Earth: A Biography

Alley and Rohrabacher: Brain vs Blowhard


Uploaded on Dec 2, 2010

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Dana Rohrbacher is angling to be chairman of the Science and Technology committee.
Richard Alley is the highly regarded expert on paleo-climate from Penn State.
On November 17, Alley gave testimony before the committee.
Watch Rohrbacher try to beat brains with bluster – I think Alley is wayyy to good humored and patient with him.

See full discussion, Nov 17, 2010:
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Richard Alley – 4.6 Billion Years of Earth’s Climate History: The Role of CO2

National Academy of Sciences

Published on Jun 1, 2015

NAS member Richard Alley presents on 4.6 Billion Years of Earth’s Climate History: The Role of CO2, during the Symposium—Earths, Moons, Mars & Stars at the National Academy of Sciences 152nd Annual Meeting.

What the Ice Cores Tell Us, and How Deniers Distort it


Uploaded on Feb 24, 2011

A widely circulated piece of climate denial nonsense purports to use legitimate evidence from greenland ice cores to debunk the record of global warming.

Displaying temperature records out of context, and making the claim of legitimacy by citing the data, and it’s primary author, Dr Richard Alley, this popular propaganda piece pretends to be based on actual evidence, when it is anything but.

Further explanation here:

Richard Alley in the New York Times

Richard Alley before congress

Richard Alley Speech to American Geophysical Union
excerpted here

Alley Dances to explain Ice Ages

Richard Alley: Conversations from Penn State

and here

Reading Greenland Ice Cores

The Paris climate deal: origins, ambitions and implications

Environmental Change Institute

Published on Oct 21, 2016

Launching the 1.5 Degrees International Conference the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford was proud to present a special evening of keynote speeches and discussion from some of the key figures behind the historic Paris Climate Agreement on 20 September 2016. Keynote speeches were given by Laurence Tubiana, French Ambassador for climate negotiations, Nebojsa Nakicenovic, IIASA and IPCC scientist, and Janos Pasztor, Senior Advisor to the UN Secretary-General on Climate Change.

The evening was opened by Vice-Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson and moderated by the award winning Environment Correspondent at the Financial Times, Pilita Clark. It featured a poem by Hazim Azghari, ECI MSc student and an introduction from Professor Jim Hall, Director of the ECI.

Q&A: Naomi Klein criticises Institute of Public Affairs over climate interventions | Australia news

Don Watson and Naomi Klein listen to a response from the Liberal senator James Patterson on Q&A on Monday. Photograph: ABC

Writer says the rightwing thinktank is the ‘foremost organ in Australia for spreading climate change denial and doubt’

Naomi Klein: Climate change is intergenerational theft. That’s why my son is part of this story

Monday 7 November 2016 14.36 EST
Michael Slezak

Naomi Klein delivered a stinging rebuke to Australia’s approach to refugees and climate change, as well as criticising interventions from the Institute of Public Affairs, in a fiery episode of ABC’s Q&A on Monday night.

The Canadian journalist, author and winner of the 2016 Sydney peace prize appeared on the panel alongside two panellists from the free-market thinktank the IPA, as well as Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese and writer Don Watson.

A dispute on climate change policy was provoked by a question from audience member Jim Sandford, an economist with the leftwing thinktank the Australia Institute.

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Climate summit opens on a high in Marrakech

euronews (in English)

Published on Nov 7, 2016

The Marrakech climate summit has begun in an atmosphere of celebration. Almost 200 nations marked the entry into force of the Paris Agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

Opening the proceedings the UN’s climate change chief, Patricia Espinosa reminded the delegates that they needed to walk the talk.

“Early entry into force of the Paris agreement is a clear cause for celebration, it is also a timely reminder of the high expectations that are now placed upon us all. Achieving the aims an…
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