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Flunking climate science

Who cares -- it's just a theory

As of 10 AM this morning there were 4250 sources that carried this AP report:

Most GOP Candidates Flunk Climate Science

Not surprisingly, the Wheeling Intelligencer was not among them.

Here is what the AP did:

At the request of The Associated Press, eight climate and biological scientists graded for . . .

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November 23, 2015

Is the SEC the new IRS?

Will it become a scary government agency for some coal companies?

For as long as I can remember, the IRS has been seen as one of the scariest of government agencies in our popular culture: "You can mess with the rest, but watch out if the IRS is coming after you. Don't forget, that's who got Al Capone!" I don't know how true it was or is but I do think the IRS is still one of the most . . .

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November 11, 2015

Major corporations make climate change pledges (a follow-up to an earlier post)

because "business and climate change can go hand-in-hand"

I wrote about this back on September 24. Here is some follow-up from today's Think Progress:

President Obama hosted a roundtable for CEOs from five Fortune 500 companies and five supply chain companies on Monday, as part of the White House’s Act on Climate Initiative, which urges businesses to make carbon-reduction pledges . . .

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Posted in: climate change

October 19, 2015

Major corporations switch sides in the "war on coal"

(Walmart, Proctor & Gamble, Starbucks and other Fortune 500 companies turn to renewables)

Our local "newspapers" like to place primary blame for the decline of West Virginia coal mining on President Obama and "his" EPA. For any number of reasons, he is a convenient scapegoat -- never mind that market forces and a growing public awareness of the causes of climate change started coal's decline long before his . . .

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September 24, 2015

NOAA says heat records broken again

Of course, no mention by the locals

On Thursday, the AP featured the effects of climate change in an article on the continued warming of the earth: "Earth's record streak of record heat keeps on sizzling":

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Earth's record-breaking heat is sounding an awful lot like a broken record.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric . . .

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September 19, 2015

Two recent films of interest

This Changes Everything

From the film's website:

Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.

Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction . . .

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September 14, 2015

Alaska and climate change

The Intelligencer is still in denial

Here's the shorter version of this morning's Intelligencer editorial, "Scare Tactics Have a History in Alaska:" because some "radical environmentalists" may have been wrong once in the 1970s, we should never trust any scientist again.

The president's current Alaskan tour features the environment and so . . .

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September 03, 2015

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