News misreporting a big GAO report about climate change

Prepare Adapt Survive

Summary: This looks at an important new GAO climate change report, and how the news media misreport it. While a small episode, it reveals much about the problem of climate change, about journalism, and why three decades of advocacy for climate change action has produced so little action. “We don’t even plan for the past.” … Continue reading News misreporting a big GAO report about climate change

The EPA chief explains the real reason for Obama’s Clean Power Plan

Summary: The head of the EPA makes an interesting admission in the Q&A at the House Joint Committee hearing about the Fiscal Year 2017 EPA Budget on March 22. She explains what she sees as the big gain from the CPP. Video below; this starts at 2:14. David McKinley (R- WV): "If it {Clean Power … Continue reading The EPA chief explains the real reason for Obama’s Clean Power Plan

Why skeptics will lose the US climate policy debate

Climate victory council

Summary:  The advocates for a massive public policy response to climate change have overwhelming political power, far greater than that of conservatives and skeptics opposing them. Temporary factors have prevented their victory, but weather or politics could change the situation quickly and soon. The illusion of winning keeps skeptics disorganized and ineffective. Skeptics have the … Continue reading Why skeptics will lose the US climate policy debate

We can end the climate policy wars: demand a test of the models

Summary: This is the last of my series about ways to resolve the public policy debate about climate change. It puts my proposal to test the models in a wider context of science norms and the climate science literature. My experience shows that neither side of the climate wars has much interest in a fair … Continue reading We can end the climate policy wars: demand a test of the models

What are your recommendations: how to re-start the climate change debate?

Summary:  Today's post gives a challenge and two useful presentations about climate change. How can climate scientists restart the debate -- and gain majority support for large-scale public policy measures for mitigation of and adaptation to climate change? Plus a presentation overflowing with insights about climate science (not what you might expect from a Professor … Continue reading What are your recommendations: how to re-start the climate change debate?