Category climatology

Willful ignorance about the biology of rape

This is an extremely concise and well-written article that says absolutely everything that needs to be said about Todd Akin’s boneheaded comments over the weekend. Some key portions: “The problem, of course, is that such pregnancies do occur. More than 31,000 of them happen in America every year. Pretending they don’t by listening to a […]

Whom to blame for droughts?

House speaker John Boehner issued a statement saying that President Obama “continues to blame anyone and everyone for the drought but himself.” The statement was later amended to read “continues to blame anyone and everyone for failing to respond to the drought but himself.” We can assume that this was in fact a simple typographical […]

Paul Ryan, the brains of the GOP

Much has already been said about Paul Ryan as Mitt’s VIP pick, and I agree that it’s hard to see how this pick will attract any new voters to Romney. I prefer to focus here on the views of the two of them on climate change, because I think it is a very reliable barometer […]

The bizarre economic calculus of climate change denial

It’s been the hottest month in the U.S. since records have been kept. This is obviously no surprise to those of whose who have sweltered through day after constant day of temperatures 10 – 20 degrees above normal. The frequency, duration, and geographic extent of this and other heat waves is exactly what we expect […]