Representing Himself–Why Are We (sort of) Okay With Ken Cuccinelli’s Witchhunt?

Ken Cuccinelli might run the 2013 Governor’s seat in Virginia, one year before his tenure as Attorney General would have run its course. As we ponder the bizarre discrepancy between voters’ articulated demand for transparency and surging support for disingenuous, pandering candidates for public office, we would be wise to avoid making firm predictions about …

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TX & VA v. EPA GHG Endangerment Finding

Here's the latest example of why communicating climate science is so important.  From a petition filed by Texas asking the EPA to reconsider its Endangerment Finding that "the current and projected concentrations of the six key well-mixed greenhouse gases--carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6)--in the …

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“Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last?”

“Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last?” Yesterday I got into an exchange with a person who posted a comment wishing the curse of a pox to the students writing on the UoMichigan COP15 Blog . It reminded me of Joseph Welch’s question to Senator Joe McCarthy, “You've done enough. Have you …

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"Climategate" — not: IPCC press briefing today at noon

Today at noon the IPCC will hold a press briefing that will attempt a pre-emptive strike against last week's calls from 28 US Senators for an "investigation" into the leaked CRU emails. Whoever did it, the email leak appears to have been calculated to provoke exactly this kind of response, much as the furor over …

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