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    Climategate: From Skepticism to Investigation

    But as Climategate proves, a bit of skepticism will rarely steer you wrong. In fact, it’s one of the key elements of rational thinking.” Those words come from David Harsanyi’s excellent column in the Denver Post. He writes, As President Barack Obama heads to Copenhagen to work on an international … More

    White House Balks at ClimateGate, Says Climate Change is Happening

    When asked about ClimateGate, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs dismissed its importance, emphasizing that “climate change is happening.” Of course climate change is happening. Soon we’ll be calling press conferences to declare, “The earth is moving” or “It’s going to get dark tonight.” The reality is the climate has … More

    Senator Webb to Obama on Copenhagen: Don’t Do Anything Congress Can’t Do

    While most Americans were out shopping on Black Friday, Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) was busy sending a letter to Barack Obama with an important message for the president to take to Copenhagen: Don’t forget about us. Senator Webb’s letter to President Obama said the following: Dear Mr. President: I would … More

    Obama to Copenhagen: Will Anything Change?

    Before Barack Obama accepts his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, the White House announced that the president will swing by the climate change summit in Copenhagen to outline the country’s climate goals. The AP reports: The president will lay out his goals for reducing the United States’ carbon dioxide emissions, … More

    Climate Change and the Rhetoric of Belief

    In April of this year, when a student in Turkey asked President Obama how he was different from President Bush, Obama said, “When it comes to climate change, George Bush didn’t believe in climate change. I do believe in climate change, I think it’s important.” In this response, Obama is … More

    No Change in Climate of Waste at State Department

    The challenge thrown down this week by the U.S. State Department to the world’s home video makers is an ambitious one — apparently nothing less than changing the climate of the planet. “Change Your Climate, Change Our World,” is the title of the State Department’s new public diplomacy campaign in … More

    Global Warming Ate My Homework: 100 Things Blamed on Global Warming

    Late for a party? Miss a meeting? Forget to pay your rent? Blame climate change; everyone else is doing it. From an increase in severe acne to all societal collapses since the beginning of time, just about everything gone wrong in the world today can be attributed to climate change. … More

    Have “Crisis” and “Catastrophe” lost their meaning for Climate Change?

    Proponents of reducing greenhouse gas emissions view the upcoming climate change conference in Copenhagen as the point of no return. Gordon Brown has famously said that if an agreement is not made in December it will be “irretrievably too late, so we should never allow ourselves to lose sight of … More

    Obama to Copenhagen but No Berlin?

    Proponents of cap and trade legislation and an international treaty to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are pushing for President Obama to make the trip to Copenhagen. For instance, Carter Roberts, CEO of the World Wildlife Fund affirmed, “We believe it’s fundamental for the president to go to Copenhagen, to look … More

    “War on Climate Change” Will Not Advance Security or Freedom

    In his speech to the UN on climate change, President Obama warned that the “security and stability of each nation and all peoples—our prosperity, our health, our safety—are in jeopardy” and that “we must seize the opportunity to make Copenhagen a significant step forward in the global fight against climate … More