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You cannot adapt to chaos.

"You cannot adapt to chaos." - unknown.

You can find someone to say whatever you want to hear.

"We desperately want to believe that big problems are overblown or nonexistent. Whenever a group of people 'desperately wants to believe' s ...

Would you eat a mushroom that 97% of experts say is poisonous?

If 97% of experts say a mushroom is poisonous but 3% say it is safe, would you feed it to your kids?

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Would you drive on a bridge 97% of engineers agree will collapse?

97% of engineers agree bridge ahead will collapse. 3% say not to worry. Would you keep driving?

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Would you argue with your doctor over a heart condition?

Some people say ‘When you are sure about climate change, then we will do something about it.’ Suppose your doctor says ‘Well, I am very ...

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When in doubt, ask... your insurance company!

“The prospect of extreme climate change and its potentially devastating economic and social consequences are of great concern to the insuran ...

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When in doubt, ask... the Roman Catholic Church!

"At its core, global climate change is not about economic theory or political platforms, nor about partisan advantage or interest group pres ...

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When in doubt, ask...  big business!

"Last month, more than 70 European companies, including Ikea and Coca Cola, asked the European Union to aim for more ambitious carbon cuts." ...

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When in doubt, ask. . . an investor!

Climate change is "a significant investment risk for the foreseeable future".

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Weather you see from your window, climate you see from a satellite

‘Weather is what you see outside your window, climate is what you see from a satellite.’ – Scott Mandia, Professor of Physical Sciences at S ...

Weather is your mood and climate is your personality

"Weather is your mood and climate is your personality." — Dr. Marshall Shepherd, President of the American Meteorological Society

Volcanoes? That’s like blaming climate change on Santa Claus

“It’s a bit like asking us to believe in Santa Claus after we have seen our parents putting the presents under the tree.” – Naomi Oreskes, P ...

Unless you care a whole awful lot, nothing will change – The Lorax

“UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – The Lorax by Dr. Suess

Uncertainty? In science, 95% certainty is the gold standard

“In science, 95 percent certainty is often considered the gold standard for certainty.” - Seth Borenstein Associate Press science writer

To do nothing during a crisis is not a conservative thing to do

"To do nothing when the situation is changing rapidly is not a conservative thing to do." — Spencer R. Weart from his book, The Discovery of ...

Think climate change is a bunch of hooey?  The Chinese do not

"To my free enterprise colleagues -- especially conservatives here -- (if) you think it's all a bunch of hooey, the Chinese don't." — conser ...

The sky is blue... and the temperature is increasing!

"I really, really deplore the politicisation and polarisation of this issue" [global warming]. "There are these increasingly unprincipled at ...

The most effective and memorable request to your congressperson

“Rep. Cantor, we need you to promise us that you won’t leave office until Congress has solved the climate crisis.” — Elli Sparks, Citizens C ...

The greenhouse effect isn’t rocket science

‘The science behind the greenhouse effect was simple enough to have been widely understood by the mid 19th century, when the light bulb and ...

The Google business plan: fully invest in renewable & green energy

“While fossil-based prices are on a cost curve that goes up, renewable prices are on this march downward,” said Rick Needham, Google Directo ...

Category:Clean Energy
The danger is not to the planet but our civilization

‘The danger is not to the planet but to our civilization on the planet. This is the real challenge of climate change.’ – Adam Frank, writer ...

The best job creators: clean energy & energy efficiency companies

‘Clean energy and energy efficiency companies are growing faster than any other sector. They are job creators. I cannot emphasize that str ...

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The best Christmas gift: Go solar!

"This past month, I spent more beer & pistachios than I did on gas & electric. And I am not a big drinker. It’s amazing how much (solar) c ...

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The 'Copernicus' of Global Warming

Joseph Fourier (1768 — 1830), the 'Copernicus' of global warming.

So 97 doctors told you that lump must be removed, but. .

97 doctors said you must have a tumor removed or it'll kill you. But you decided to follow the advice of 3 who said "Nah, it's just a shado ...

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Small Antarctic sea ice gain overlooks total sea ice loss

‘Looking at sea ice and not total ice is like your high school football team winning their game, but your NFL team loses the Super Bowl.’ — ...

Send your grandkids on an unsafe airplane?

Would you put your grandkids on an airplane that 97 of the top 100 aerospace engineers declared unsafe, because you heard the 3 others say ' ...

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Scientists & non scientists: Don't leave your citizenship at the door

"Just because we scientists have Ph.D.'s we should not hang up our citizenship at the door of a public meeting." – Dr. Steve Schneider (1945 ...

Scientific consensus matters; even Galileo made mistakes.

Galileo championed the idea that Earth revolves around the sun, but some of his evidence was later proven wrong. Today, peer review and co ...

Responsibility (personal and for the planet) is a Republican value

"Responsibility is a big Republican theme. Why should we not take responsibility for what we are collectively doing to the climate system?" ...

Reject climate change? your grandkids will read your words

Reject climate change? "Make sure to say that very publicly, because I want our grandchildren to read what you said and what I said." - Bob ...

Reject climate change? Then you are rejecting science itself

'If you disagree with the science of human-caused climate change, then you are disagreeing with science itself,' — World Bank President Jim ...

Reject climate change? That harms your beach house & your kids

'If you dismiss all climate science as a hoax, I can’t help you. That’s between you & your beach house — and your kids, whose future you’re ...

Recent floods: Not just power of nature, but power of man

"(Recent floods) not just by the power of nature but by the power of man." — climate activist Bill McKibben

Psst...Want to get super rich and famous?

If you can find a way to scientifically debunk climate change, you can be rich and famous. Just beware that many scientists before you have ...

Psst...Guess what I heard from the watergate burglars!

Do you believe information provided from the Watergate Burglars? No, neither should you believe computer hackers who steal private e-mails ...

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Only poets can approach explaining this present danger

“Only poets can approach this task (describing the threat of climate change) until we come up with the right metaphor.” — Donald A. Brown, A ...

Obama:  "It's the fossil fuels we insist on burning..."

“...When it comes to climate change, it's the fossil fuels we insist on burning—particularly oil—that are the single greatest cause of globa ...

Category:Human Causality
Nobody ever marched on Washington because of a pie chart

"Numbers numb, jargon jars, and nobody ever marched on Washington because of a pie chart. Stories get stored. And when you can change the st ...

No warming since 1998? Think all stopped cars are broken down?

'No warming in 15 years' is like arguing your car is broken down because it hasn't moved in the 15 seconds while you stopped at a red light. ...

No warming since 1998? It's like the tail wagging the dog

'When you focus on just atmospheric heat to measure global warming, it's like tracking the tip of your dog’s tail to determine its location, ...

New theory? 1965, Pres. Lyndon Johnson warned about climate change

"This generation has altered the composition of the atmosphere on a global scale through...a steady increase in carbon dioxide from the burn ...

Keystone XL? It’s foreign corporations selling dirty crap to China

‘Senator, why do you support this Keystone boondoggle of foreign corporations selling dirty crap to China?’ – Van Jones, co-host of “Crossfi ...

Join the movement to stop the biggest threat to our planet

'Climate change: the single biggest thing humans have ever done to this planet. One thing must get bigger: our movement to stop it.' — Bill ...

Joe Camel thinks he’s a science expert

Would you trust Joe Camel to teach science to your children? Even lifelong smokers don't want Joe near their kids. The tobacco industry pi ...

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Is the fox a "serious" protector of the henhouse?

Calling him [an oil lobbyist] a serious source on climate is like calling a fox a "serious" protector of the hen house.

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Is it going to be bad or horrifically bad? That's the scientific debate

‘Is it going to be bad or horrifically bad?’ This is what the scientists debate, not it could be fine. Nothing like that.’ – Dr. Justin Woo ...

Intense snowstorms!  Yep.  Actually that is global warming.

(With climate change) “we will see a shorter snow season, but more intense individual snowfall events. – Dr. Michael Mann, Climatologist at ...

Insurance companies don't care if you believe in AGW.

"Insurance companies don’t care if you believe in climate change or not: Your premiums are going up anyhow...home insurance premiums are goi ...

Category:Extreme Weather
Ignore climate change?  This increases your risk of being unlucky.

“Think of climate change as something that increases our risks of being unlucky. We need to prepare up front as we move into a warmer, hott ...

Ignore 97 out of 100 oncologists saying, 'Let's remove that mole!'

If 97 out of 100 oncologists advised you to remove a skin mole, would you listen to 3 oncologists saying the spot on your skin is benign? A ...

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If common sense were enough, we wouldn't need science.

"It may not be common sense, but if common sense were good enough, we wouldn't need science."

If 1º melts the Arctic, we're fools to see what 2º will do

"If 1 degee melts the Arctic, we're fools to find out what 2 degrees will do." — Bill McKibben, environmental author & founder of 350.org

Granddaddy was right: you can make money selling the wind

"My granddaddy used to say , 'if we could sell the wind, we'd be wealthy.' Well, who ever thought we would be selling the wind!' — Tim Alex ...

Category:Clean Energy
Global Warming paused since 1998?  Paws are for puppies & kittens

‘People ask me: Is there a pause in global warming? My response: paws are for kittens & puppies. Global warming is still increasing.’ - Jos ...

Galileo Gambit:  "They also laughed at Bozo the Clown."

"The fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed ...

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Fossil Fuels: increasingly risky investments says Forbes Magazine

'Although they were lucrative, fossil fuels are now increasingly risky investments, and the stakes are too high to maintain a stable climate ...

Fossil Fuel: not free market, it's free loading market on our health

'Right now it is now a free market. It is a free loading market. The fossil fuel industry is free loading on our health.' — Mark Z. Jacobs ...

Fly on a spaceship with an overheating air control system?

"The earth itself is a spaceship. We had better keep an eye its air control system." - Roger Revelle, Director of the Scripps Institute of ...

Extreme drought and heat waves are a threat to your freedom.

“Climate change is a threat to our freedoms. If you're a Great Plains rancher or a farmer, your freedom is enormously constrained by the fa ...

Every major national science academy in world...

"Every major national science academy in the world has reported that global warming is real, caused mostly by humans, and requires urgent ac ...

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Drive your car if 97% of mechanics agree your brakes are shot?

97% of mechanics agree your brakes are shot. 3% say your brakes are fine. You family is inside the car. Who do you listen to?

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Drastic climate change is a conservative's worst nightmare

"Under pressure from climate stress even the most robust constitutional democracy may find its character threatened. Faced with more stress ...

Don't like terrorism or high gas prices?  Then solve climate change.

"Congressman, set aside climate change, you realize that...things I suggested will help us be a lot more resilient against terrorism or oil ...

Don't like big government? Then act now to solve climate change

"I do not want the government telling me what to do. But, the longer we wait, the worse this problem gets...then you are going to see a lot ...

Don't hang your science on upside-down hooks

"When looking for a hat rack to hang your science upon, avoid those that have upside-down hooks." — Scott Mandia, tweeting about climate con ...

Don't fear global warming but do fear local climate destabilization

"Unfortunately, the focus remains mostly on “global warming” instead of on the bigger concern—that we are disrupting the planet’s climate in ...

Do you cheer for baseball players who always strike out?

Do you root for baseball players with lifetime .000 batting averages? This is like listening to the rare scientists who reject climate chan ...

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Deny global warming? Do you deny Air Force heat seeking missiles?

'In a bizarre sense, to deny global warming is to question the ability of the Air Force to put the right sensor on a heat seeking missile.' ...

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Debate = contest of orators. Science = contest of evidence.

Debate is a contest of orators; Science is a contest of evidence.

Consensus?  97+% of climate researchers support IPCC

"...97–98% of the climate researchers most actively publishing in the field support the tenets of ACC [anthropogenic climate change] outline ...

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Conflating 'uncertainty' with 'ignorance'.

Some skeptics conflate 'uncertainty' with 'ignorance'. This is the idea that because scientists are uncertain about some aspect [of climate ...

Coal: Not a good long term investment says Goldman Sachs

"The window for profitable investment in coal mining is closing. " — Goldman Sachs, Rocks & Ores Commodities Research Report, July 24, 3013.

Coal: a deadly thug for inner city neighborhoods and minorities.

"It's very easy right now to talk about climate change as... theoretical, to talk about the dirtiness caused by coal plants as...aesthetic" ...

CO2 emissions not at fault?   That's rejecting 90 million tons of evidence

'(Contrarians) seem “certain” the world’s scientists are wrong, and spewing 90 million tons per day of man-made (CO2) pollution into the atm ...

Climate is the canvas and weather is what is painted on it

“Climate is the canvas and weather is what is painted on it. Humans have changed the climate so now all weather is affected by us.” – Scott ...

Cities lead the charge on climate change action

'Around the world, city leaders are not wasting time debating the science of climate change...we are taking action. There’s simply too much ...

Believe in global warming?  Great reply: Do you believe in gravity?

"People often ask if I believe in global warming. I now just reply with the question: 'Do you believe in gravity.'" — Neil deGrasse Tyson, ...

Behind closed doors, most GOP lawmakers accept climate change

“Most Republicans say the same thing behind closed doors: ‘Of course, I get that the climate is changing, of course I get that we need to do ...

Are you still debating if smoking causes cancer?

"Giving scientists and climate change deniers equal time is like having tobacco executives debate doctors on the safety of cigarettes." — Se ...

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Are models wrong? No, they're 'useful'.

“Essentially, all models are wrong, but some are useful” — George E. P. Box

An extra 2°C and you'd have a fever!

"When we look at the last 4 decades, we've seen 0.5°C global warming. Some people say, 'well that's not much!' Then I tell them to think o ...

Al Gore wastes energy, so global warming is a hoax?

One man's personal choices tell you nothing about the validity of the science. It's like saying, "Louis Pasteur sometimes neglected to wa ...

Abe Lincoln created the National Science Academy, and U.S. Presidents have relied on NSA for advice ever since.

3 phases of great scientific ideas: denial, resistance, & acceptance

“Every great scientific truth goes thru three phases: 1st people deny it, 2nd they say it conflicts with the Bible, 3rd they say they knew i ...

100% Certainty?  Not even the military requires this to take action

"You never have 100% certainty in anything. If you wait for 100% certainty on the battlefield, something bad is going to happen." — Vice Ad ...

1 out of 33 dentists recommend sugarless chewing gum

Would you ever see a commercial like this? No, because then you would think, 'what are the other 32 out of 33 dentists saying?'

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'This is not uncertainty.  It's high school physics and chemistry'

'Certain gases trap heat in our atmosphere...Anyone who tells you that's uncertain is either very confused or they're lying.' — Naomi Oresk ...

'Shine, Baby, Shine!' Not 'Drill, Baby, Drill'

"I have nothing more to do with oil. I am producing my own energy -- solar energy," Larry Hagman (the actor who played oil baron J.R. Ewing ...

Category:Clean Energy
'I hate surgery.  So I can't possibly have a tumor!

Imagine your radiologist pointing to a spot on your lung x-ray, which several top oncologists have agreed shows cancer.. Would you say, 'I ...

'I am not going fishing.  I want to get climate change right.'

'Hey, Senator Inhofe, I am not going fishing. (Many) military people like me want to get climate change right.' — Ret. General Steve Ander ...

"We depend on the natural world... for our very sanity"

"We are dependent on the natural world for the very air we breathe and every particle of food we eat. Many people, including me, would say w ...

Category:Extinctions
"If I were wrong, then one would be enough." — Albert Einstein

In 1931, a book was published, "100 Authors Against Einstein." Albert Einstein's response: "If I were wrong, then one would be enough."

"Call me crazy"  I believe in evolution. . .

"To be clear. I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy." — Jon Huntsman

"Believe" in it?   No.  It's about evidence, not belief.

"People ask me if I believe in global warming. I tell them, 'No, I don't,' because belief is faith; faith is the evidence of things not seen ...