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If you enjoy these comics, and you can spare it, please support them on Patreon. Even $1 matters a lot to me. Transcript of cartoon Panel 1 A white man wearing a collared shirt and glasses, sitting at a desk. … Continue reading
If you enjoy these cartoons, please help me make them by supporting my Patreon! A $1 pledge makes a big difference for me. Extra thanks to SocProf, who is thanked in the sidebar of this cartoon. All $10 patrons occasionally … Continue reading
If you enjoy these cartoons, please support them on Patreon. Transcript of cartoon: Panel 1 The panel shows two white men; one is wearing a turtleneck shirt, the other is wearing a necktie with a sweatervest. Both are balding, but … Continue reading
There is now a significant discussion of global warming and denialism going on in the “Six Kinds of Republican” thread. I’m creating this post to move those comments to.
TRANSCRIPT Panel 1 The image shows a businessman wearing a jacket and tie and standing on a tiny planet Earth. He is angrily lecturing. In the background we see outer space. MAN: Global warming can’t be real. Because if it … Continue reading
Christopher Flavell, in an article about climate denialism, interviews Harvard professor Vanessa Williamson: Williamson attributed the receptiveness of Tea Party supporters to two widespread views: First, the coastal elite looks down on people in Middle America; second, the government wants … Continue reading
Earlier this month, Drexel University’s Robert Brulle published a paper: Institutionalizing Delay: foundation funding and the creation of U.S. climate change counter-movement organizations. The paper examines how a huge portion of the funding of “climate change counter-movement organizations” has moved … Continue reading
From the AP (via ThinkProgress): U.S. oil production is back to the same level it was in March 2003, when gas cost $2.10 per gallon when adjusted for inflation. But that’s not what prices are now. That’s because oil is … Continue reading
Regarding the reliability of climate modeling, maybe you’re right, despite your lack of expertise, and despite the fact that the last time you made a testable prediction about statistical modeling, you revealed yourself to be a great deal less accurate … Continue reading
In another thread, Ron – I suspect with tongue in cheek – quoted Jerry Pournelle’s Iron Law of Bureaucracy: In any bureaucratic organization there will be two kinds of people: First, there will be those who are devoted to the … Continue reading