2012 GOP Candidates Demonstrate Dramatic Political Shift on Climate

Republican candidates for the 2012 presidential nomination overwhelmingly agree in rejecting evidence that Earth is warming and that humans are substantially responsible. But just three years ago, both major party presidential candidates were pledging to cut greenhouse emissions. What’s changed?

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GOP Candidates' Climate Views Challenged

Media ‘Fact-Checkers,’ Home State Papers Give Candidates Thumbs-Down

National news media ‘fact-checking’ operations and candidates’ own home state dailies are generally faulting GOP presidential candidates’ climate views, saying they are inconsistent with scientific evidence.

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Unprecedented Jump in Carbon Dioxide Output: Alarming News … but not a Shocking Surprise

A record-breaking build-up of greenhouse gases is reported on eve of latest international climate treaty negotiations. Forecast calls for lots of empty talk, as usual.

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When Muller’s ‘BEST’ Just Isn’t Good Enough; Op-Ed Responses to the Berkeley Surface Temp Reports

Richard Muller’s ‘BEST’ reports trigger a flood of dueling op-ed pieces, some of which actually make no mention of the studies. What are the lessons for a would-be planetary ‘safety net’?

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Contrarians Contest ‘BEST’ Results and Media Interpretations

A widely publicized climate study shoots down key skeptic argument. Some climate ‘skeptics’ now try shooting down that narrative. 

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Occupy the Climate?

Climate activists wanting to piggyback on the Occupy Wall Street movement have their work cut out for them.
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Becoming A Climate Pragmatist*

The climate discourse needs ‘a new way,’ a policy expert advises, with an effort to ‘meet people where they are’ and focus more on solving the climate challenge rather than just winning the argument.

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