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The science of truth

Writing for Mother Jones, Chris Mooney examines the rationalization of self-delusion.


Climate observer mothballed

The world’s most advanced climate observer has been on ice for almost a decade. In a feature for Popular Science‘s April 2011 issue, writer Bill Donahue tracks down the earth-monitoring satellite DSCVR (Deep Space Climate Observatory) that was supposed to be launched back in 2001. He finds the $100 million device stowed in a Maryland […]


From polar bears to people: Shifting the climate conversation

Today I joined the newly formed Board of Directors of, coinciding with a range of exciting new changes at the organization. I have been a supporter of since I first heard about the wacky plan to turn a wonky scientific target into a global people’s movement, and I’m thrilled and honored to be […]


House Republicans now officially on record denying science behind climate change

House Republicans voted against a measure to adopt the scientific consensus that climate change is real. So here are a few other things they now officially don’t believe.


Photo: The lost colony

A small colony of emperor penguins living on an island off the West Antarctic Peninsula has gone missing. This news marks the first time the disappearance of a penguin colony has been documented.


  Climate change at the doorstep in Norfolk

Norfolk, Va. is already experiencing the effects of sea level rise. A report on how the city is dealing with a problem that may soon be on all our doorsteps.


  Mark Hertsgaard: Climate change comes for us all

Author Mark Hertsgaard anticipates what cities around the U.S. can expect from the effects of climate change in the coming years, and discusses the media’s responsibility in covering it.


Need to Know, February 25, 2011: Sea level rise, National Guard bonuses, Somali pirates

This week on Need to Know, the effects of climate change are already hitting the city of Norfolk, Virginia. We travel to Norfolk to see how the city is dealing with regular flooding caused by sea level rise and a sinking shoreline. Also: We look at an investigation by a Sacramento Bee reporter into millions […]


Futurist Ray Kurzweil isn’t worried about climate change

The noted author and inventor predicts that in 20 years, we’ll be meeting all our energy needs with solar power.

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