Of 16 people tapped for science leadership roles in the federal government, seven have ties to industries they would regulate or help fund.
It’s often claimed that environmental science done in federal agencies is “politically driven” and therefore suspect. While widely held, the idea is demonstrably false. It ignores the simple fact that most of the major contributions of the twentieth century, at least in the physical sciences, came from just such government science.
A new study shows that as Republicans' income rises, they are more likely to dismiss the damaging effects of global warming; some people believe the Israeli government is feeding everyone "lies upon lies" to justify its attack on Gaza; meanwhile, an elephant was photographed crying as he was released from 50 years of captivity. These discoveries and more after the jump.
Roy Spencer is one of the less than 3 percent of climate scientists whose research suggests that humans are playing a relatively minimal role in global warming.
Despite what the Koch brothers may or may not want Americans to believe about climate change, the White House has gone ahead and released a report describing the real, tangible impact of morphing climate conditions in the U.S. in recent decades.
Researchers in the U.S. say most people’s convictions about climate change are largely shaped by the weather outside -- because that’s the most immediate data they can find.
Influential members of the new Australian government are rejecting measures designed to curb greenhouse gas emissions, but the mounting evidence of increasing heat is contradicting them.
Conservative influence groups may have spent as much as $1 billion a year in a campaign to reject science and stymie action on climate change, a gigantic study into the effort shows.