That Awkward Conversation (about the Climate)

I’ve spent a lot of time lately thinking about climate change liars. Those people who make a living deliberately deceiving the public about the scientific consensus on climate disruption. These people are awful, they know who they are. They have to live with their lies. But what’s worse is the other lie I’ve discovered in …

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Senator Rick Perry: No proof of the cause of climate change

Rick Perry, the Republican Governor of Texas, is a leading contender for the nomination to be the 2012 Republican candidate for President of the United States. Perry has been in the news lately, disputing that climate change is “man made”.  He thinks it is a theory that is not proven.  He stated: “I think we …

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The great Bernard Lonergan on the climate change debate!

  Who is the late Bernard Lonergan?  A Jesuit priest and the most influential Canadian theologian ever!  But now of only passing interest to a secular society.  But his insights are remarkable.   He did not actually comment on climate change, but the excerpts from his thought that follow give in four paragraphs why the …

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Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events

On May 30 I posted a comment on the connection between climate change and the tornados that hit the US Mid-West this spring.  I suggested that “Increasing concentrations of CO2 are associated with more extreme weather events. So the apparent trend of increasing frequency and intensity of tornados fits in with these observations.” Klem, a …

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Who Says the Science is Settled

Andrew Bolt, an Australian commentator whose words appeared in the Herald Sun, headlined his commentary on the research of Qing-Bin Lu, a Waterloo University Professor of Physics and Astronomy with these words.  Mr. Bolt has written even more scathing remarks about those who consider climate change a risk to the Earth.  Another of his columns was …

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