This year is likely to end up as the warmest on record

Global-warming deniers like to pretend that stuff like THIS just isn’t true, no matter the scientific credentials of the agencies reporting it: The first nine months of 2014 have a global average temperature of 58.72 degrees (14.78 degrees Celsius), tying with 1998 for the warmest first nine months on record, according to NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. ‘It’s pretty likely’ that 2014 will break the record for hottest year, said NOAA climate scientist Jessica Blunden. (Snip) All of the world’s top 10 warmest years...

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Is this guy the dumbest global-warming denier of them all?

While dealing with a host of climate-change issues today, I came across one especially delicious example of dimwitted global-warming denialism. The occasion was a hearing of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, where John Holdren, a science adviser to the Obama administration, was trying his best to explain climate issues to certain Republican lawmakers. At one point in the proceedings, Rep. Steve Stockman (above) seemed to think that he had come up  with something that cleverly trumped the foolish notions of his...

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Researchers see a possible link between global warming and fewer births of boys

The one potential good thing about THIS is that males are responsible for most of the world’s greatest problems: It turns out that warming temperatures may have a surprising gender bias—in favor of women. That’s the conclusion of a team of Japanese researchers who have discovered a “statistically significant” association between climate change—including rising temperatures and extreme weather events—and the birth rates of boys and girls in Japan. Warmer temperatures have accompanied an increased proportion of female...

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Why are black folks more concerned than whites about global warming?

I don’t have an answer to the question in the headline above, but I do have some perhaps surprising data on the matter. Or rather Harry Enten has the data HERE: Since 2007, Pew Research Center has asked people what areas, including global warming, should be a top priority for the president and Congress. Given the talk about the need for diversity in the global warming movement, you might expect that the people who say fighting global warming should a top priority would be overwhelmingly white. You’d be wrong. Every time the question has...

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Here’s what passes for good journalism among global-warming deniers

The good folks over at Hot Air, a right-wing blog site where global-warming denialism would persist even in the face of the worst possible climate calamities, waxed highly amused today at how Kmele Foster, a so-called journalist who labors for both Fox News and Reason Magazine, covered yesterday’s People’s Climate March in New York City. Hot Air’s Noah Rothman (above) quoted from Foster’s interviews with a half-dozen leftish extremists he found among the tens of thousands of people who participated in the march. And on...

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