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Unprecedented ‘Super Fires’ Devastate Smoky Mountains, Death Toll Climbs to 11

Unprecedented ‘Super Fires’ Devastate Smoky Mountains, Death Toll Climbs to 11

Wildfires have devastated eastern Tennessee. The blaze has claimed 11 lives, forced about 14,000 people to evacuate and destroyed hundreds of buildings in Sevier County. Due to continued erratic winds, the fires are very unpredictable and more fire growth is expected. pic.twitter.com/BYd9ANQeT4 — GreatSmokyNPS (@GreatSmokyNPS) November 29, 2016 The wildfires started Sunday from the Great […]

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    Climate Denier Ted Cruz Debunked Again

    Climate Denier Ted Cruz Debunked Again

    Climate-denying arguments by Ted Cruz at a Senate committee hearing last year have been soundly debunked by a new study published in the Journal of Climate. Testimony at the hearing attacked climate change by using cherry-picked satellite temperature data allegedly inconsistent with global warming. The paper found errors in this analysis that refutes the bogus […]

    Yes—Donald Trump Is a Threat to the Planet

    Yes—Donald Trump Is a Threat to the Planet

    In just a matter of weeks, we will be confronted with a critical decision. It is not mere hyperbole to assert that we are facing a make-or-break election as far as climate change is concerned. My co-author Tom Toles (the Pulitzer-winning editorial cartoonist for the Washington Post) and I put it this way in the […]

    Earth ‘Locked Into’ Temperatures Not Seen in 2 Million Years

    Earth ‘Locked Into’ Temperatures Not Seen in 2 Million Years

    By Nika Knight Earth is the warmest it’s been in 100,000 years, a new reconstruction of historical temperature data finds, and with today’s level of fossil fuel emissions the planet is “locked into” eventually hitting its highest temperature mark in 2 million years. 2015 was the warmest year since modern record-keeping began in 1880, according […]

    Michael Mann’s Hotlist of the 9 Most Prominent Climate Deniers

    Michael Mann’s Hotlist of the 9 Most Prominent Climate Deniers

    Earlier this month, my co-author Tom Toles (the Pulitzer-winning editorial cartoonist for The Washington Post) and I published our new book, The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy. Some great early reviews of the book can be found here, here, here, here, here, here […]

    Michael Mann Fights Climate Denial With Comedy

    Michael Mann Fights Climate Denial With Comedy

    By Ann Reid, National Center for Science Education Back when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was testing ads to discourage kids from smoking, they tried arguments based on science: smoking will give you cancer; smoking will give you emphysema; smoking will hurt your unborn child. They tried appealing to kids’ social anxieties: smoking will […]

    Michael Mann: How to Identify Trolling Denial vs. Honest Skepticism

    Michael Mann: How to Identify Trolling Denial vs. Honest Skepticism

    In an interesting new paper, two pairs of authors bring their unique viewpoints to bear on a hard to handle subject—how should scientists and the public interact to ensure the accuracy of scientific studies? How can scientists tell the difference between politically motivated trolls (deniers) and genuinely interested non-academics (skeptics)? A Banksy piece near the […]