RealClimate: Language Intelligence – Lessons on persuasion from Jesus, Shakespeare, Lincoln, and Lady Gaga: A Review
[Discredited climate hoax promoter Michael Mann] I was forced to defend myself in the face of a well-organized and well-funded campaign by agenda driven front groups, politicians, and policy advocates to discredit me. And I had to learn the tools of self-defense–I had to acquire the sorts of ‘language intelligence’ tools that Romm describes–through a trial-by-fire of sorts.Twitter / BigJoeBastardi: @billmckibben Entire US ...
“Sea ice in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas off the northern Alaska coast was slow to break up this year” | Real Science
Sea ice in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas off the northern Alaska coast was slow to break up this year, leaving the drilling areas inaccessible much later than anticipated.India Coal Deal Bad News for Climate Change | [Fair-and-balanced reporting, minus the fairness and balance, from Kentucky Public Radio]
A recent deal to send millions of tons of Appalachian coal to India could bring billions of dollars to Kentucky coal producers over the next twenty-five years. But it’s not very good news for climate change. The deal will ship up to nine million tons of Appalachian coal to India for the next 25 years. This is a lot of coal—nine million tons is actually about equivalent to the amount of coal purchased by the state of Virginia in 2010.
But burning coal releases carbon dioxide, which contributes to climate change.
“From an environmental public health standpoint and a global climate change standpoint, it is better to just leave that coal in the ground and to invest in other energy technologies,” Jeff Deyette of the Union of Concerned Scientists says.