Foreign policy experts on both sides of the aisle predicted that President Trump’s decision to take the U.S. out of the world’s most significant agreement to fight climate change would leave the U.S. isolated on the issue. Now they have one of their first examples of that argument.
via 50 World Leaders Will Discuss Climate Change in Paris. Donald Trump Wasn’t Invited
This didn’t get the coverage it should have. This is awful.
Dems ask for EPA info after scientists kept from speaking
Suppressing data isn’t what you do when the data supports your position. It’s what you do when the data contradicts it. This is the literal definition of political correctness.
Everything Conservatives Said About the Paris Climate Agreement Is Already Wrong
The only reason conservatives hate this agreement is that liberals like it. It’s a non-binding agreement. The sole purpose is to make sure that those who live up to the agreement get a voice in the next phase four years from now. Pulling out serves no US interest other than Trump’s desire to troll the American public.
‘A Conservative Climate Solution’: Republican Group Calls for Carbon Tax
I’ve long joked that conservatives would change their minds on climate change once someone came up with a plan to fight it via tax cuts and deregulation.
Trump Team Memo Hints at Big Shake-Up of U.S. Energy Policy
Two Energy Department employees who spoke on condition of anonymity confirmed the questionnaire and said agency staff were unsettled by the Trump team’s information request.
This is what actual political correctness looks like.
New solution to carbon pollution? | Science
Carbon sequestration might actually be possible.
The ironclad logic of conspiracy theories and how to break it
to deny the science of climate change is to believe in a conspiracy. It may be thought of as a conspiracy between scientists and “the left”, the UN, or all of them, but it is a necessary part of any such position.
Those in public life who deny climate science have long had a free reign in the media, appealing to the right for alternative views to be heard, claiming that this or that study is flawed, or explicitly claiming that a conspiracy exists.
Worth a read.
Exclusive: Elevated CO2 Levels Directly Affect Human Cognition, New Harvard Study Shows
It’s a game changer since the only way to convince the skeptics is to show they’re is some negative impact that they will personally will experience. Nothing short of that will matter.