Tagged: USA

You’ll see with your own eyes - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Jul 11, 2012

An interesting piece in the Huffington Post recently reported Mohamed Nasheed, former President of the Maldives, warning the United States: “You can’t pick and choose on science.” The Maldives is one of the most threatened nations in the world from the sea level rise accompanying global warming. While he was President, Nasheed worked to make [...] … Read More

The truth is molten - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jul 05, 2012

Extreme weather events are where the climate change rubber hits the road, and if events over the last month are anything to go by, global warming is currently doing doughnuts and burnouts on tarmac right round the globe. Kevin Trenberth put it rather nicely in an interview with PBS Newshour in the US: “This is [...] … Read More

Prat Watch #4: Foundation and Empire - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 20, 2012

While the noble Lord, Viscount Christopher “I’m no potty peer” Monckton tours the USA and Canada at the behest of his friends at the Heartland-lite Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (aka the Billionaire Liberation Front), his Australian admirers, led by former Climate Sceptic Party candidate Chris Dawson, have announced the creation of… wait for it… [...] … Read More

The Bast Effect: summertime in wintertime - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 18, 2012

Forget the Gore Effect1, Chicago — and much of the eastern half of the continental USA — is now experiencing the Bast Effect — a record March heatwave in the Heartland of climate denial. The figures for this heatwave are truly extraordinary. Here’s Jeff Masters: For the third consecutive day, Chicago, Illinois hit their warmest [...] … Read More

Inhofe’s ’Hoax’: foolish and dangerous - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Mar 03, 2012

I decided to take a look at Senator Inhofe’s newly published book The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future, thinking I might get a better understanding of what impels a politician like him into aggressive denial of climate science and opposition to any moves to tackle the climate crisis. It wasn’t [...] … Read More

Stuck in the muddle with Obama - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Jan 27, 2012

I look back with some embarrassment on my enthusiastic posts when Barack Obama was in the early days of his presidency.  I thought he was offering strong political leadership in addressing climate change.  His words seemed unequivocal. Here he is speaking at the UN in September 2009: That so many of us are here today [...] … Read More

Prat Watch #2: the 2011 Climate BS Awards - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jan 06, 2012

The 2011 Climate BS Awards (where BS stands for Bad Science) have just been announced by Peter Gleick and the Pacific Institute [Huff Post, Forbes]. Nominated and voted for by a crack team of climate scientists and communicators, the awards go to “particularly egregious, notorious, or well-publicized examples of bad climate science that were produced [...] … Read More

The Climate Show #23: Durban and the return of the electric car - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 21, 2011

Grab some holly, deck your halls, heat up some mince pies, and then settle down to the last Climate Show of 2011. We look at the outcome of the Durban conference, discuss heavy rain in New Zealand and record-breaking weather extremes in the USA, and ponder the implications of news of more methane erupting from [...] … Read More

Liveblog: Durban down to the wire - Hot Topic

Cindy Baxter Dec 09, 2011

3.20 am Sunday morning The South African Minister took key people into a “huddle” for 10 mins. “Can the world be saved in a tea break?”  tweeted @FionaHarvey from The Guardian. Tea Break over… so. They have agreed “to launch a process to develop a protocol, another legal instrument or an agreed outcome with legal […] … Read More