Political left, right similarly motivated to avoid rival views on climate change, and other topics

Ideological information bubbles conquer financial incentives From the UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO A new report from social psychologists at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Winnipeg suggests people on both sides of the political aisle are similarly motivated to dismiss monetary enticements in order to distance themselves from hearing or…

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Föhn winds: New insight into what weakens Antarctic ice shelves

New research describes for the first time the role that warm, dry winds (katabatic winds) play in influencing the behaviour of Antarctic ice shelves. Presenting this week at a European conference scientists from British Antarctic Survey (BAS) explain how spring and summer winds, known as föhn winds, are prevalent on the Larsen C Ice Shelf,…

Former Obama Official: Bureaucrats Manipulate Climate Stats To Influence Policy

by Chris White A former member of the Obama administration claims Washington D.C. often uses “misleading” news releases about climate data to influence public opinion. Former Energy Department Undersecretary Steven Koonin told The Wall Street Journal Monday that bureaucrats within former President Barack Obama’s administration spun scientific data to manipulate public opinion. “What you saw…