US congressman trolls it up on Twitter

Steve Stockman represents Texas 36 in the US House of Representatives. Yesterday, after Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found by police bleeding in a boat sitting in his neighbor’s backyard, Rep. Stockman tweeted: “Suspect thought he could escape in backyard boat after hearing Gore speak on global warming.” Get it? Because Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was wrong, and global … Continue reading US congressman trolls it up on Twitter

Delusion at RealClearPolitics

Robert Tracinski looks like a friendly guy. I’m sure he’s a good family man and that his friends have only nice things to say about him. Earlier this month he published an avalanche of ignorance in his column at RealClearPolitics. I find columns like these all the time on RCP, but the delusion here is … Continue reading Delusion at RealClearPolitics

The terrible legacy of conservative talk radio

Global warming denial in America runs deepest in conservative talk radio. The leader of conservative talk radio is Rush Limbaugh, who practically invented the concept in the 1980s. He has the most popular radio show in America today, with 14 million weekly listeners as of April 2013, according to Talkers magazine. He signed an eight-year … Continue reading The terrible legacy of conservative talk radio

Using the word “denial”

This blog was hesitant in choosing the word “denial” for its title. It’s a tough word, and I don’t think it applies to most of the Americans who don’t worry about global warming. Most of them are honestly unaware of what’s happening. For example, only 62 percent of respondents to Gallup’s recent poll agreed that “most … Continue reading Using the word “denial”

New Gallup poll – the ignorance is bad but slowly improving

Gallup’s yearly poll on global warming just came out yesterday: “Americans’ Concerns About Global Warming on the Rise.” Some results: 58 percent worry about global warming at least “a fair amount.” What would the rest say if we told them that record-setting heat waves and drought cost up to $150 billion to the US economy … Continue reading New Gallup poll – the ignorance is bad but slowly improving

1 in 5 Republican voters say it’s a hoax, but also that we should do something about it

Two polls came out last week, and at first glance they say conflicting things about Republicans’ views of global warming. First was a Public Policy Polling (PPP) poll on conspiracy theories, which slipped in the question “Do you believe that global warming is a hoax, or not?” among questions like “Do you believe President Barack … Continue reading 1 in 5 Republican voters say it’s a hoax, but also that we should do something about it