Category Archives: Global Warming

Winter Olympics 2078: Nuuk?

Future generations will most likely despise us for our unwillingness to do much about climate change (boldface mine): But preliminary results of an ongoing study published Friday in the journal Lancet warn that infrastructure and security issues could be dwarfed … Continue reading

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What’s More Fun Than Global Warming? Global Warming And Diarrhea!

There’s probably some vomiting involved as well (boldface mine): Background. Positive associations have been noted between temperature and diarrhea incidence, but considerable uncertainty surrounds quantitative estimates of this relationship because of pathogen-specific factors and a scarcity of data on the influence … Continue reading

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Failure Is An Option: Antibiotic Resistance and Global Warming

A while ago, I argued that many of our supposedly ‘scientific’ or technological problems aren’t anything of the sort: instead, they are largely political failures. Consider the problem of antibiotic resistance: There are a lot of things we could currently … Continue reading

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The Soon Scandal Is Very Spiro Agnew

And for those of you who don’t know who Spiro Agnew was, this is what I’m referring to. Recently, I asked this about the scandal enveloping climate change denier Dr. Willie Soon and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophyics: …what the … Continue reading

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Is Soon a Shill Or a Useful Idiot?

Admittedly, this is from someone who lies about climate change for a living, but, as I remarked yesterday, Dr. Willie Soon doesn’t seem to be getting rich from being a professional global warming denialist (boldface mine): But the maverick researcher … Continue reading

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Well, Nothing to Worry About Then

Apparently, the global warming crisis has a simple solution (boldface mine): The fact that half of Americans cite the end times as a cause of recent severe weather events suggests a kind of fatalism that would certainly lead to less … Continue reading

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CNBC Is a Global Warming Denialist Propaganda Mill

Unbelievable (boldface mine): How badly does cable news network CNBC want to deny the existence of global warming? For a network with an embarrassing history of fudging the science around climate change, one CNBC booker apears to have made a … Continue reading

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