climate change

Everyone knows how prophetic the popular “The Star Track” television show was: Nowadays you got your “communicators” — cell phones — and your “PADDs” — tablet computers — and your “Ferengis” — the Koch Brothers. In yet another instance of Star Trek getting The Future absolutely right, it turns out that whales may actually save […]

This nice lady is Sarah Palin wannabe and Louisiana state Rep. Lenar Whitney, who would like to bring her special brand of smarts to the U.S. Congress. She has an exciting video in which she explains that Global Warming is not real, because Al Gore, who made the whole thing up himself, is a big […]

Put on your thinking caps and caption this photo from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) Facebook page — they’re promoting a petition calling on Republicans to stop denying climate change; but we’re just in it for the yuks. Maybe you will find inspiration in the Facebook comments, which are mostly idiots explaining that global […]

There is both good news and bad news for America with regard to Congress being in the grip of shitwitted climate change-denying wingnuts. The bad news is that we’ll be buying oceanfront property in Cincinnati before these nitwits admit maybe they could pass some laws to mitigate the problem. The good news is that yr […]

We are down to the last two episodes of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, already. You can pretty much bet that this week’s episode, The World Set Free, is going to be the one that gets talked about the most, and probably shown in more classrooms than any other, because after making passing mentions of it […]

#167001916 / You know how climate change is just a big scam by liberal scientists to shake loose grant money and to force Americans to submit to socialist Big Government schemes to make everyone buy an electric car? Turns out that insurance companies, those bastions of crunchy-granola radical Marxism, are also trying to get […]

This post made possible by the Patty Dumpling Endowed Chair For Can You Even Believe This Bullshit? Tom Ashbrook’s NPR show On Point is a national treasure, and if you’re not listening to it, then you can’t party with us. Yesterday’s episode focused on a disturbing new study suggesting that the collapse of the West Antarctic Ice […]

For this week’s episode of Cosmos, “The Immortals,” Neil deGrasse Tyson has got us thinkin’ about bout eternity — or at least the transmission of messages through time and space. (It’s a nice tie-in to last week’s episode, which closed with all that communications tech bringing the world together.) The episode begins with an animation […]

Neil deGrasse Tyson and former CNN science correspondent Miles O’Brien had a nice chat about how cable news — especially CNN — doesn’t do so well with this “reporting” stuff. On Tyson’s “StarTalk” podcast, O’Brien said that CNN didn’t care so much for science reporters: “After all, what do we know about the Kardashians?” RawStory […]

Human-shaped fecal matter Marco Rubio has been taking some heat the last couple of days over his weekend comments regarding climate change and how it’ll take a lot more than 99% of climate scientists saying it is happening to convince him that it is actually happening, and even if it is happening, we don’t know […]

Stephen Colbert has The Word on the White House’s recently released climate report, an assessment that has him “so terrified that it left a carbon footprint in my pants.” Climate change is real, it’s here now, and it’s bad (“I have always believed that I have always said that”). So what’s to be done about […]

Let’s get ready to Happy! We do not feel good about Solange literally trying to kick Jay-Z’s ass, because we cannot handle any discord in the Knowles clan. John Oliver reminded us that it is blindingly stupid that one in four Americans do not believe climate change is real. Surprisingly, we quite liked the new […]

We do not usually watch “Morning Joe” unless we are looking for tips as to whether to tuck our shirt collar inside our sweaters or not these days, and also too because “Morning Joe” is a monumentally stupid name. However, we will always endure a few minutes of it whenever it involves Mika Brzezinski telling […]

Maybe the Republican National Committee should consider sending all its party’s presidential candidates on a round-the-world cruise for the next two years so they can’t spend that time saying stupid shit on television and turning off the American public. Take Marco Rubio. Over the weekend he senator from the great insane state of Florida gave […]

John Oliver and Last Week Tonight just keep nudging us ever closer to actually getting HBO. Take, for instance, this segment on climate change, which really should provide the template for all further news coverage of people who deny the evidence. When the U.S. Global Change Research Program released a report last week stating that […]