Citizen Action Monitor

More Americans now believe climate change is real, is caused by human actions, and is dangerous

Is Trump’s heavy hand in punishing climate science and climate scientists contributing to this shift in beliefs? No 1949 Posted by fw, May 2, 2017 “Trump’s presidency is generating a backfire … Continue reading

May 2, 2017

Trump chooses reality where climate change doesn’t exist; millions in US now say Trump doesn’t exist

Americans say the ‘reputed’ evidence of The Donald’s existence is a giant conspiracy. No 1673 Posted by fw, May 16, 2016 “Mary Hartford of Nashville, Tennessee argues that, ‘If evidence of … Continue reading

May 16, 2016

Climate change denier groups face investigation by Canada’s Competition Bureau

Call for “thorough, rigorous inquiry of the denier groups and their climate science misrepresentations.” No 1527 Posted by fw, December 3, 2015 “In its application, Ecojustice states that climate science … Continue reading

December 3, 2015

Climate change debate with deniers going nowhere

It’s time for climate scientists to wise up and move on No 1252 Posted by fw, February 5, 2015 “In many ways, we seem to be learning to use different … Continue reading

February 5, 2015

Severe storms fail to convince most Americans that climate change is underway, reveals new study

It’s political ideology that shapes climate change beliefs No 1199 Posted by fw, November 25, 2014 “People may be hesitant to accept the consensus view now, scientists and policy makers … Continue reading

November 25, 2014

Obama bashes climate deniers, but critics note his own proposed solutions fail to stand up to scrutiny

Once again, Obama great with words, not so great with action No 1075 Posted by fw, June 15, 2014 “President Obama offered a new and impassioned speech centered around climate … Continue reading

June 15, 2014

Why do many deniers believe climate change is some kind of leftwing conspiracy?

Seems intervention needed to slash emissions is incompatible with deniers’ belief in free-market economics No 987 Posted by fw, February 24, 2014 “Many deniers have come to the conclusion that … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Harper MP joins the ranks of “Climate Deniers Say the Dumbest Things”

Tory MP Gordon O’Connor says: “The climate always changes. It goes hot. It goes cold, etc.” No 984 Posted by fw, February 21, 2014 My mom once told me it … Continue reading

February 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

“We don’t have time to let a few loud interest groups hijack the climate conversation,” says John Kerry

Should Stephen Harper, TransCanada Corp and other pro-KXL pipeline promoters be worried? No 978 Posted by fw, February 16, 2014 “In a speech to Indonesian students, civic leaders and government … Continue reading

February 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bill Moyers takes on Republican Congressman for denying science behind evolution and climate change

Worse still, Rep Paul Broun (R-GA) is chair of oversight and investigations for Science, Space & Technology Cmte. No 976 Posted by fw, February 12, 2014 A tip of the … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Climate change deniers say the dumbest things

What genius US Senator said: “Climate change is impossible because ‘God’s still up there’”? No 969 Posted by fw, February 05, 2014 This piece is a bit dated, but it’s … Continue reading

February 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

If global warming is real, how come it’s been so brutally cold across North America?

The question is based on popular misconceptions of how cold weather moves across the planet No 960 Posted by fw, January 25, 2014 “The answer to the oft-asked question of … Continue reading

January 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

New Zealand climate deniers must pay $90,000 for bringing “faulty” lawsuit against environmental science institute

The suit claimed the institute’s research methodology was flawed No 906­­ Posted by fw, November 13, 2013 “A New Zealand group dedicated to downplaying the existence of climate change has been … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

“Up Yours” — governments greet IPCC report with continuing promotion of fossil fuel industries

“IPCC’s reports attract denial in all its forms” No 864 Posted by fw, September 29, 2013 “…all governments collaborate in the disaster they publicly bemoan. They sagely agree with the … Continue reading

September 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

What if hurricane storms were named after climate denier politicians?

Viral video outs skeptics in Congress, creates heated debate with over 10,000 comments on You Tube. No 854 Posted by fw, September 17, 2013 “A funny video that calls on … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Obama urges citizens to tell 240 members of Congress there’s a price to pay for being a climate change denier

Video puts Congressional climate science ignorance on full display, reflecting, no doubt, the ignorance of the people who voted for these buffoons No 736 Posted by fw, May 05, 2013 … Continue reading

May 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

“Government’s climate policy firmly based on latest scientific evidence” — UK Energy and Climate Secretary

UK Minister takes dead aim at climate skeptics in speech to Royal Society No 680 Posted by fw, February 19, 2013 “It is fair to say that trust in politicians … Continue reading

February 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bill McKibben goes toe-to-toe with conservative climate deniers — ever-serious Bill even gets laughs

Host comedian Bill Mayer gets some laughs of his own at the expense of the head-in-the-sand deniers No 591 Posted by fw October 11, 2012 At one point Maher asks … Continue reading

October 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Debating denialists — an exercise in futility?

Pointing out the fallacious arguments of denialists is like kicking a bee hive: the comments section will fill with lots of angry buzzing. No 507 Posted by fw, June 19, … Continue reading

June 19, 2012 · Leave a comment