Shock study results: Calling climate skeptics 'deniers' just pisses them off

Academics discover civlity – Guest essay by Eric Worrall A study into why skeptics are not persuaded by the apocalyptic predictions of broken climate models has concluded that the solution is better communication. According to the Toronto Star; ““When talking to skeptics it is probably important to focus on aspects that both skeptics and believers…

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UI researchers link smoke from fires to tornado intensity

Can smoke from fires intensify tornadoes? Study finds smoke from Central America intensified 2011 tornadoes “Yes,” say University of Iowa researchers, who examined the effects of smoke–resulting from spring agricultural land-clearing fires in Central America–transported across the Gulf of Mexico and encountering tornado conditions already in process in the United States. The UI study, published…

Groundhog Day – Al Gore edition

Today, February 2nd, is groundhog day. From the “Monday Mirthiness” Department: Political cartoonist Rick McKee of the Augusta Chronicle sends this cartoon this way. Originally from 2009, it is just as pertinent and relevant today as it was then. He also drew one last week that spoke to the forecasting fiasco of the 2015 Blizzard…