Rage. Probably political rage. Maybe just personal rage. Lots of sarcasm and cynicism. Also pretty pictures.
On January 16, the Los Angeles Times revealed that anti-science bills have been popping up over the past several years in statehouses across the U.S., mandating the teaching of climate change denial or “skepticism” as a credible “theoretical alternative” to human-caused climate change…
What the excellent Times coverage missed is that key language in these anti-science bills all eminated from a single source: the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC.
In the wake of Rick Perry’s climate change debacle at last week’s Republican debate at the Reagan Library, former Vice President Al Gore is renewing his vow to convince climate change skeptics of the severity of the problem by launching a brand new climate change initiative, aptly named the Climate Reality Project.
Gore’s presentation comes as concern about climate change in the United States, the world’s second biggest emitter, has fallen steadily to 48 percent in 2011, from 62 percent in 2007, an opinion poll cited by Reuters showed in August.
This time he’ll do it a bit differently though, with a broadcast presentation every hour for 24 hours across 24 different time zones from Wednesday to Thursday with the aim of convincing climate change deniers and driving action against global warming among households, schools, and businesses.
The former Vice President promises to reveal 200 additional slides from well-respected climate scientists, à la “An Inconvenient Truth,” to convince skeptics of the risks posed by ignoring an emerging reality. In addition the Climate Reality campaign plans to ask viewers to hand over control of their social networking accounts on Facebook and Twitter for 24 hours to deliver Gore’s message digitally.
TNR hopes the former Vice President’s slides will contain enough information to convince even the most hardened climate skeptics that the climate problem is both real and severe.
Who knows, there might even be enough new information revealed in Gore’s broadcast to convince the second incarnation of Galileo that climate change and global warming are issues to be truly taken seriously.
Courtesy of Reuters.
Children in elementary school know science better than Bachmann. It’s dangerous for people in power to be so ignorant.
Fox News host asks Bill Nye if volcanoes on the moon mean global warming is fake. Bill Nye rightly treats Fox News host like a 3rd grader.
"Well, a cupcake cools off faster than a big cake."
— Look, Fox News, I don’t think this can be made any simpler.