Category Archives: Politics

U.S. presidential politics discussion thread

by Judith Curry

Please keep your discussions of presidential candidates  on this this thread

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‘Fact’ checking the U.S. presidential candidates

by Judith Curry

So, which of the U.S. Presidential candidates are ‘flunking’ climate science?

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JC op ed: the politics surrounding global temperature data

by Judith Curry

My op-ed in Fox News:  Is government tinkering with global warming data?

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My Fox News op-ed on RICO

by Judith Curry

A new low in science: criminalizing climate skeptics.

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Carbon mandate: an account of collusion, cutting corners and costing Americans billions

by Judith Curry

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Releases Oversight Report: Obama’s Carbon Mandate: An Account of Collusion, Cutting Corners, and Costing Americans Billions

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Carly Fiorina hits the ‘sweet spot’ on climate change

by Judith Curry

Carly Fiorina shows how to address the left on climate change.

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State of the climate debate in the U.S.

by Judith Curry

I am just about to head to London, to make my presentation in the House of Lords:  State of the Climate Debate in the U.S.

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Road to Paris: Tracking climate pledges

by Judith Curry

I’m working to wrap my head around the emerging UNFCCC pledges to cut carbon emissions, in preparation for the Paris meeting next December.  Here’s what I’m reading.

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The stupid party

by Judith Curry

The emergence of candidates for U.S. President in the 2016 election is raising some interesting issues about climate change.

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Nonsensus about the Senate’s non consensus on climate change

by Judith Curry

On the politicization of ‘climate change’.

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Raw politics of climate change in the U.S.

by Judith Curry

President Obama’s State of the Union address, and the reactions from opposing politicians and the media, illustrate the raw politics of climate change in the U.S.

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Georgia politicians cool to global warming

by Judith Curry

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution asked a dozen of the state’s top elected officials and the director of the agency tasked with the state’s environment whether they believe the globe is warming, and whether they think pollution caused by human activity is a cause.

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Climate/Energy Policy and the GOP Congress

by Judith Curry

With the Republicans in majority for both Houses of the 114th Congress, what are the implications for U.S. climate and energy policy?

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Politics of the 2C target

by Judith Curry

The modification of the 2C climate target will put an end to the vision of a “science-based” climate policy – Oliver Geden

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Big green in denial

by Judith Curry

Naomi Klein explains how environmentalists may be more damaging to their cause than climate change deniers.

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U.S. Republicans: critical thinking on climate change

by Judith Curry

The U.S. Senate Republicans on the Environment and Public Works Committee have issued a Minority Report entitled Critical Thinking on Climate Change.

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Pause politics

by Judith Curry

U.S. and European Union envoys are seeking more clarity from the United Nations on a slowdown in global warming that climate skeptics have cited as a reason not to “panic” about environmental changes, leaked documents show.

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JC on NPR

I have an interview tonite on NPR’s All Things Considered.

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Why conservatives should love a carbon tax

. . . and why some of them do. – Ed Dolan

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Have U.S. Republicans shifted strategy on climate change?

by Judith Curry

One day after President Barack Obama unveiled a broad blueprint for reining in heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions and adapting U.S. infrastructure for more droughts and floods, Republicans are taking aim at the plan’s economic costs — not the science underpinning it. – Jennifer Dlouhy

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Reactions to President Obama’s Climate Change Policy

by Judith Curry

President Obama has released his new climate change policy:  Plan to Cut Carbon Pollution – Taking Action for Our Kids.

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Rep. Lamar Smith on climate change

by Judith Curry

Last week, Rep. Lamar Smith wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post entitled Overheated rhetoric on climate change doesn’t make for good policies.  Critics are responding with . . . overheated rhetoric.

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Calling out climate change deniers in Congress

by Judith Curry

We need to work to curb climate change, and a big step is to raise our voices to change the conversation in Washington. Call these deniers out. Hold them accountable. Ask them if they will admit climate change is a problem.

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How to humble a wing nut

by Judith Curry

A central puzzle of modern American politics is why so many voters can maintain strong political views concerning complex policies yet remain relatively uninformed about how such policies would bring about desired outcomes. – Phillip Fernbach et al.

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U.S. climate change policy news

by Judith Curry

A roundup of some recent news on U.S. climate change politics and policy.

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