A search today for “Climate Depot” will place my name above Morano’s!
Also, I appear in the sixth listing and am probably nearby in the association network for the third one (follow the “recently hired” link in the Wonk Room story). So it looks like the Google is supporting my candidacy, as prominently mentioned in the first blurb! [more]
Another take on it is here: “Why the right goes nuclear on global warming” by Jonathan Chait in the L A Times. I suppose that I should acknowledge that this article is what kicked off the thinking behind this blog.
Very interesting article here making some of the same points I just made.
However, I think it misunderstands the nature of the discomfort with the idea of “consensus” though. I think the idea of scientific consensus is so important and central to the way we manage our common interests in a modern democracy that it must be defended. [more]
It stands to reason that there would be a split in tendency to believe the science based on political persuasion; those more inclined to favor collective action will be more willing to take seriously a phenomenon which seems to indicate a need for collective action than those who are disinclined.
The huge opinion spread on climate change is disconcerting though, and the trend toward increasing disbelief among the right while the substantive evidence against them becomes ever more compelling is downright alarming. [more]