Arguing that Republicans don’t reflexively deny scientific facts, conservative MSNBC commentator S.E. Cupp repeated Climategate smears against climate science. Cupp was attacking the premise of author and Science Progress contributor Chris Mooney’s new book, The Republican Brain, which looks at how conservative propaganda and ideological tendencies have led to increasing distrust in science among the American right.
“Almost everyone that dismisses climate change as a problem does it for ideological or political reasons, not for scientific reasons,” [warmist Scott Denning] said. “We scientists need to recognize that.”
The fall in prices has created incentives for burning more coal for electricity generation in Europe. According to the U.K.'s natural gas and power network operator, National Grid PLC, coal accounted for 46% of generation in the first quarter of this year compared with 26% for natural gas. That is a higher percentage for coal compared with previous quarters.
The Administration's recovery.gov website lists five pages of other solar projects, with current and future loans worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Even after the $535 million Solyndra debacle, cheerleaders in Washington still insist these projects are the key to America's economic and energy future. As with so much else these days, Europe is showing what that unhappy future looks like.