Category Archives: ‘Unusual Suspects’

Statements and action on climate from unexpected sources — e.g. business, military, religious and conservative leaders.

Another excellent clip from “How to talk to an Ostrich, a series of short takes by PBS’s Earth the Operators’ Manual.

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Here’s veteran TV meteorologist Paul Douglas (“A Message from a Republican Meteorologist on Climate Change): “I’m going to tell you something that my Republican friends are loath to admit out loud:  climate change is real.   I am a moderate … Continue reading

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A conservative specialist in environmental law—Professor Jonathan Adler of Case Western Reserve University—lays out a thoughtful conservative approach to tackling climate change in a recent post at The Atlantic magazine.   Climate hawk David Roberts (Grist) accurately describes Adler’s piece … Continue reading

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Simply the best short videos on climate.  Ever. That’s the only way to describe EOM’s “How to Talk to an Ostrich” series of short clips answering common skeptical  questions.   It’s a spin-off of the PBS series “Earth the Operators’ … Continue reading

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“Sooner or later, everyone who learns about the rapid advance of manmade global warming must deal with the question of fear.” Veteran climate reporter, ABC’s Bill Blakemore, has written an interesting piece on embracing fear (5/6/12) and using it to … Continue reading

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In this 1-minute clip — from the Weather Channel’s excellent Earth Watch series — meteorologist Carl Parker takes on the conspiracy narrative, which views climate change science as a bizarre plot to topple capitalism.    Parker says “There are problems … Continue reading

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A veteran hunter has challenged skeptics with a bet in the sportsmen’s journal Field & Stream: “If you can convince Conservation Hawks chairman Todd Tanner that he’s wasting his time, that he does not have to worry about climate change, … Continue reading

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[Update:  In light of the disgusting recent attacks directed at Dr. Hayhoe, and this terrific interview we are reposting her profile from last October.] Yes, the headline has two possible meanings, and both fit.   Texas Tech Professor of Atmospheric Science … Continue reading

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Soon after Peter Wehren broke with conservative orthodoxy (A Thoughtful Conservative Perspective – Part I) by urging conservatives to accept the reality of climate change and move on to solutions, Commentary editor Jonathan Tobin issued a sharp rebuttal. Tobin charges … Continue reading

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Here’s a refreshing voice.   Peter Wehner has impeccable conservative credentials, having served  under Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and most recently as deputy assistant to Pres. George W. Bush.  He resides at the “The Ethics & Public Policy Center,” a … Continue reading

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