Source: NOAA Publication 2009

Okay, Do You “Believe” in Gravity?


The U.S. State Department includes something called the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. The Bureau’s primary mission is “to harness intelligence to serve U.S. diplomacy.” Dr. Rod Schoonover is a Senior Analyst in that Bureau, whose work is primarily focused on the implications of environmental and ecological change on national security and foreign policy. Dr. Schoonover…

Idaho and Climate Change


Unlike Alaska’s Governor Mike Dunleavy, Idaho’s Governor Brad Little recognizes the reality of anthropogenic climate change. Better still, Idaho is trying to plan for the change that can’t be avoided and to avoid fossil fuels as much as possible. That’s part of the reason Idaho Power, Idaho’s largest electric utility, has committed to stop use…

Funding sources for the anti-climate change effort. Credit: Prof. Robert Brulle, Drexel University

Thirty Pieces of Silver


Why do people doubt the reality of anthropogenic climate change in the face of near unanimous expert evidence that it is real? It’s because the fossil fuel industry and its investors have spent billions of dollars working to persuade Americans of a lie: that there is doubt, that the science is uncertain. Those fossil fuel…

Governor Dunleavy: Ignorance Is Not Bliss


WC’s adopted state, Idaho, is politically a very conservative place. More conservative than Alaska, in most respects. At least until recently. But Idaho’s conservatism isn’t ostrich-head-in-the-sand conservatism. Unlike, say, Alaska. WC is speaking here of the approach to climate change. Governor Dunleavy in February abolished Alaska’s climate change commission. He didn’t explain why he issued…