The central myth on which opposition to climate legislation rests is crumbling away. This myth states that the American economy is completely dependent on fossil fuels, such that any increase in the price of fossil fuels threatens economic growth—an especially … Continue reading
Via Paul Krugman, global warming must really be getting out of hand if there are palm trees growing in Wisconsin… or else Fox News just showed stock footage of protests in sub-tropical areas to create the illusion of violent union … Continue reading
Was anyone else thinking this while Paul Ryan was speaking?
It’s an irony overload: Exxon Mobil is partnering with the US Navy to understand how the global warming it helped cause will affect shipping routes: Executives from top U.S. companies, including Wal-Mart and Exxon, are teaming up with the U.S. … Continue reading
In light of the controversy over President Obama’s latest unilateral concession on freezing federal employee pay, I’m starting to realize that compromise is a lot like toilets. Guys will understand this – in a row of urinals in a public … Continue reading
If there were an industry whose profits depended on falling up, gravity would be a political issue. Fortunately, airlines make money by using technology to overcome gravity rather than denying its existence. So if there’s ever a physicist on TV … Continue reading
In light of Rep. John Shimkus’s recent controversial remarks that we needn’t worry about global warming because “God said the Earth would not be destroyed by a flood,” I thought this was highly relevant: