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West Virginia and climate change

An excellent chart and a WVU conference

From climate scientist, Ed Hawkins

A WVU conference on climate change and public health

The Charleston Gazette-Mail’s Kate Mishkin reported on a free and open-to-the . . .

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September 24, 2019

Want to know how Democrats and Republicans differ on the climate change issue in WV’s 1st congressional district (or, for that matter, any other congressional district)?

Check out this great interactive map from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication

I last wrote about the Yale Program back in 2015. Here is a recent addition to the research. It features polling on climate change questions that can be read on an interactive map by states, counties, and congressional districts. For instance, with a few clicks, you can check-out the views of the citizens of WV’s 1st district represented by . . .

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September 17, 2019

Of red flags and straw men

Today’s Wheeling News-Register features our local congressman and the paper’s editor on gun control

Representative McKinley is doing the same thing on guns as he did on climate change

Earlier this year, I wrote an extended post on how our local representative, David McKinley, had apparently moved away from being a climate-change denier. I argued that McKinley had changed his position because, given the preponderant amount of . . .

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August 18, 2019

Don't expect to learn about the Green New Deal from local media

Here's a short new video from Vox that explains the proposal's basic ideas

The local media wasteland on information about the Green New Deal

My hunch is that a lot people who live in the Ohio Valley know very little about the Green New Deal. Especially if we depend upon local media, we are most-likely uninformed or ill-informed.

As for the local television stations' coverage: I cannot recall . . .

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August 10, 2019

Shorter (EPA head) Andrew Wheeler: If only the media lied to the American public like we do, the public wouldn’t be concerned about climate change.

What else would you expect from a former Murray Energy lobbyist and Trump appointee?

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(source -- cartoonist Ed Stein)

On Monday, The Hill reported that EPA chief, Andrew Wheeler, spoke to the National Press Club:

“Every year since 2001 Gallup has conducted polling on the same question: Do you think the quality of the environment in the country as a whole is getting better or getting worse? Every . . .

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June 06, 2019

The times may be changing: let’s move Representative David McKinley and Wheeling’s “newspapers” out of the “climate change denier” column

But let's not move them too far

You don’t need a climatologist to know which way the wind blows

Nationally, there would appear to be a growing consensus that something must be done about climate change. For example, Axios recently summarized why we may have reached a “tipping point on climate change”:

A rare convergence of science that reveals the . . .

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April 09, 2019

Coal, Trump and West Virginia University

Recent stories about climate change our local “newspapers” have somehow missed

An important international conference on climate change

From today’s Washington Post:

President Trump’s top White House adviser on energy and climate stood before the crowd of some 200 people on Monday and tried to burnish the image of coal, the fossil fuel that powered the industrial revolution — and is now a major . . .

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December 11, 2018

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