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NM governor appoints another denier

Two years ago Governor Martinez appointed Harrison Schmitt, a self-described “denier” of human-caused global warming, to head the New Mexico Department of Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources.  Despite the candidate’s truly heroic history as an Apollo astronaut and his past … Continue reading

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My letter to PBS

Today’s NewsHour story on climate change was a low point for PBS. I would expect Fox News to give equal time to pseudoscientists like Anthony Watts, but this should have been beneath the journalistic integrity of PBS. Did it not … Continue reading

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UFO over the Tetons

It was one of those picture-perfect late summer afternoons in the Rockies. Forty years ago, on August 10, 1972, I was a teenager on my last real family vacation before starting my senior year in high school. We were camping … Continue reading

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The right to radiate

One of the barriers to finding solutions to global warming is the insistence of political conservatives and libertarians that their right to burn as much fossil fuel as they want cannot be regulated. Since nobody “owns” the atmosphere, we have … Continue reading

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That refreshing cold front

This afternoon, a friend sent me a link to a column by Susan Stamper Brown, who writes for something called “GOPUSA”.  I have no idea if this is an official publication of the Republican Party.  Its tag line is “Bringing … Continue reading

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Americans make America great

Last year, I became aware of a conservative political organization called “Energy Makes America Great,” which advocates continued dependence on fossil fuels. According to founder Marita Noon, it is an advocacy group “with a name that is a message.”  In … Continue reading

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Lord Monckton* attends the Heartland Institute Conference**

* (not an actual Lord)   **(not an actual conference)   The Heartland Institute held its 7th International Conference on Climate Change a couple weeks ago in Chicago.  It wasn’t very well attended, and many of those who showed up were not … Continue reading

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