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Global warming denialism, continued

I was totally stoked yesterday to see that Paul Krugman responded to my post about global warming denialists. It seems that most of us agree on the basic shape of the motivations for denialists—liberals “believe” in global warming, so it must be wrong!—but Krugman suggests that it’s more a burning…

Global warming and the centrality of irritating liberals

So, it seems some scientists have been caught talking about global warming in political terms, privately, but in a way that simply reaffirms that global warming is real and caused by human activities. But since these scientists take global warming very seriously, and want the world to take it seriously,…

Oh yeah, dead dinosaurs

Jay, I wouldn’t call Friedman’s latest piece “good”, in the sense that it’s still incoherently written and full of just weird ideas. Such as his belief that the only way to slow population growth is abstinence, getting right into the Village and the Hill’s ongoing pact to pretend that no…

Vote Pandagon!

This is it—the final bleg. Vote for us in the meaningless contest! The Weblog Awards are outdated and irrelevant, as they are still dominated by a bunch of wingnuts who are reliving the glory days when political blogs were conservative. Nowadays, most people I meet who haven’t been in the…

Minor convention update

Because of traveling issues, I missed Gore’s speech when he was making it. Watching it now. It’s depressing that gas had to be $4 a gallon before the nation was ready to really hear Gore’s message, but I’m so glad that he has an opportunity to address the nation on…

So history can end when you do

Atrios tosses out something of a challenge. I’ve long been somewhat puzzled by the widespread belief in the inevitability of worldview-affirming apocalyptic scenarios. Obviously you come across everything on the internets, but there are plenty of people across the political spectrum who are quite convinced that [insert apocalyptic scenario here]…

John McCain Will Stop Some Other Globe From Warming

During the Republican primary, John McCain made a big to-do about how he was going to tackle global warming head-on. “I will clean up the planet,” McCain said. “I will make global warming a priority.” McCain often says that he wants to reduce dependence on foreign oil and that he…

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