Starving polar bears: the fake news face of climate change

Starving Polar Bear

Summary: Climate activists have made polar bears "the face of climate change." This week we see how they have done so: with fake news. That they do so instead of relying on science tells us much about them -- and why they have achieved so few policy changes after 30 years of these tactics. See news about … Continue reading Starving polar bears: the fake news face of climate change

A new paper shows why the climate policy debate is broken

Postcards from the frontier of science

Summary: An important new peer-reviewed paper about climate change reveals much about climate science, the public policy debate, and the role of science institutions in America. Here is a quick look at it and its lessons for us. Do remember you are there to fuddle him. From the way some of you young fiends talk, … Continue reading A new paper shows why the climate policy debate is broken

About polar bears & science on the front lines of global warming

Starving Svalbard polar bear

Summary: Today's post reviews a book about applied climate science, discussing polar bears -- poster animals for the effects of global warming. It tells the rest of the story, the good news. It's well worth reading. Review of Susan Crockford's new book: Polar Bears: Outstanding Survivors of Climate Change. For thirty years we have heard increasingly … Continue reading About polar bears & science on the front lines of global warming

Good news about polar bears, thriving as the arctic warms!

Summary: An oddity of the press coverage of our changing climate is that the news is always bad. Here is an example of unreported good news, about polar bears not just avoiding extinction -- but thriving (less hunting by their #1 enemy has helped). There has been much bad news this year; let's enjoy the … Continue reading Good news about polar bears, thriving as the arctic warms!

Twenty stories of good news about polar bears!

Summary:  Another in our series of good news about the climate, this time about polar bears (others are listed at the end). Good news generates few clicks, so you'll not see this info in the news. This period of good news probably will not last forever, perhaps not even long. Let's stop the playground politics … Continue reading Twenty stories of good news about polar bears!