Tag Archives: climate change

  You Got Your Science In My Religion: A Study In Contrasts

Pope Trolls Creationists, Says Evolution Is A Thing

Sure, they both believe in Invisible Sky Daddy. But one guy at least seems to live on this planet.
Pope Francis gave a lot of fundagelicals a sad Monday when he restated a fairly simple tenet of Catholic belief: There’s no contradiction between faith and science, particularly the theory of evolution and the Big Bang. Read more on Pope Trolls Creationists, Says Evolution Is A Thing…
  We Watch So You Don't Have To

The Sarah Palin Fartknocker Report: Climate Change Is This Century’s Eugenics

The Sarah Palin Fartknocker Report, Presented by Fartknocker
Sarah Palin is a busy former half-term governor these days. She’s hit the campaign trail for Republicans no one really likes; she “wrote” a Facespace note telling us how she had a big sad about the Thrilla in Wasilla; and four days ago, she went foraging for derp berries in the Fever Swamps of Poor Historical Analogies. You guys, look what she found! Read more on The Sarah Palin Fartknocker Report: Climate Change Is This Century’s Eugenics…
  Army Vets Already Know All About Green

Nice Time: Barack Obama Will Get Vets Jobs And Stop Global Warming All At Once

The One shines His Glorious Light Upon Our Valiant Troops
Just to remind people that he is in fact a hippie greenie liberal who likes to stimulate the economy whether the economy is in the mood or not, Barack Obama is moving forward with a program to train 50,000 veterans for solar energy jobs. This is some kind of liberal wet dream, combining a couple of things that Republicans have relentlessly blocked: it’s a jobs program (ugh) that promotes green energy (ugh!) and prepares people for an economy that’s less dependent on fossil fuels (not that; drill baby drill!). Read more on Nice Time: Barack Obama Will Get Vets Jobs And Stop Global Warming All At Once…
  Climate Of Distrust

Texas Texbooks Gonna Jesus Away All The Global Warming

Actual image from a fundie website
We told you a while back about some of the fun distortions of American history that have made it into textbooks written to Texas’s terrible history standards, but history isn’t the only subject that goes off into rightwing fantasyland in Texas textbooks. The Washington Post brings us this review by Josh Rosenau, from the National Center for Science Education, who looks at how some of the books submitted for the Texas Board of Education’s approval cover climate change. You may be astonished to learn that they aren’t always the most accurate, science-wise! (Which is to say if you’re actually astonished, you know nothing about Texas, or politics.) Read more on Texas Texbooks Gonna Jesus Away All The Global Warming…
  the commentczar's in town

Deleted Comments Of The Week: An Armed Society Will Teach Black Teens Some Manners

Scootaloo's more of a Zbigniew Brzezinski fan
It’s time for our weekly mucking-out of the ol’ comments queue — a chore that we manage to be more diligent about than we are when it comes to changing the water in our betta fish’s tank. Sorry about that, Flushy, but the slime is just a lot thicker in the comments queue. This week, we have some fresh steaming nonsense from a couple of Internet warriors who are quite unhappy at the life sentence handed to Florida sociopath Michael Dunn in the first-degree murder of Jordan Davis. According to one “Jim Smithill,” Jordan Davis got exactly what he deserved for being a black teenager in a vehicle that was rudely playing loud music — as we all know, it’s the thuggish rear-seat passengers who cause the most trouble: Read more on Deleted Comments Of The Week: An Armed Society Will Teach Black Teens Some Manners…
  Science: What Has It Done For Us?

Paul Ryan Pretty Sure Scientists Too Dumb To Be Sure about Global Warming

It's Banksy, in a canal, with a spray can.
Paul Ryan one-upped the rest of the Republican Party in a debate against his Democratic challenger Monday night. Most R’s have been content to say that they don’t have to express an opinion on the reality of climate change because “I’m not a scientist.” But Paul Ryan went one better and said that neither are scientists. Read more on Paul Ryan Pretty Sure Scientists Too Dumb To Be Sure about Global Warming…
  the commentczar's in town

Deleted Comments Of The Day: You Lieberals And Your Stupid Fake ‘Global Warming’

My Little Pony: Friendship is a Plot by Scientists to Raise Your Taxes and Destroy Freedom
Oh, golly gee, this will be a fun edition of Dear Shitferbrains, because not only do we have a genuine climate denier in our the ol’ comments queue, we also have a concern troll who accuses us of being fascists, a possible Poe’s Law enthusiast (or straightforward lunatic), and a Ben Carson fan. AND MORE! Read more on Deleted Comments Of The Day: You Lieberals And Your Stupid Fake ‘Global Warming’…
  Hot Time In The Old Hemisphere Tonight

Colorado Gov Candidate: When Would God Ever Allow The Seas To Rise And The Earth To Flood?

We need Gary Larson again, don't we?
Republican candidate for Governor of Colorado Bob Beauprez isn’t too worried about this “global warming” stuff because the Earth can take care of itself, with a little help from God probably. In a debate Tuesday with incumbent Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, Beauprez said that it’s nice that we’re fighting pollution and even CO2 emissions, but we don’t need to do anything drastic because God’s totally got this one: Read more on Colorado Gov Candidate: When Would God Ever Allow The Seas To Rise And The Earth To Flood?…
  He's not a scientist he's a turtle

Mitch McConnell Not A Scientist, Not Much Of A Senator Either

Not a scientist
You can now add Sen. Mitch McConnell’s name to the growing list of Republicans who believe saying “I’m not a scientist” is the perfect way to avoid answering whether they understand that climate change is real. Read more on Mitch McConnell Not A Scientist, Not Much Of A Senator Either…
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Jon Stewart To House Science Committee: ‘Are You F-cking Kidding Me?!?!?’ (Video)

The stupid is on fire in here
Jon Stewart took a moment to talk about the weekend’s climate change march in New York, and wondered why it’s even necessary to have a march about global warming — after all, isn’t the climate science settled? Ah, but then he remembered: there’s this thing called the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, which is largely made up of Republicans who think that science is whatever Koch Industries says it is. Stewart looked at last week’s hearing on the Obama administration’s new carbon emissions rules, which as we’ve already noted included Indiana congressgoober Larry Bucshon explaining he doesn’t believe scientists, since all their big-money research depends on finding evidence of global warming. Read more on Jon Stewart To House Science Committee: ‘Are You F-cking Kidding Me?!?!?’ (Video)…
  All Praise Carbon Dioxide!

Wingnuts Peeing Themselves In Hilarity Over Climate Change March, ‘Science’

That game kind of got into my head a few years back
New York City hosted a big Climate Change protest on Sunday, and that’s cool and all, because raising awareness and solidarity and all that. There were hippies and signs and moms with kids in strollers and probably big protest puppets, we bet, because we’re pretty sure those are required by Saul Alinsky. The march was held to draw attention to the United Nations Climate Summit beginning tomorrow, and in terms of concrete change, sure, it didn’t make the problem go away, and wingnuts all had a fine time calling the participants terrible hypocrites if they got to New York by any means other than a bicycle — and if they rode bicycles, then wingnuts mocked them for those silly spandex pants. Read more on Wingnuts Peeing Themselves In Hilarity Over Climate Change March, ‘Science’…
  Too Darn Hot

Congress Idiot Explains Global Warming’s Just A Scam To Make Scientists Rich

t's getting Hoth in herre, so take off every ZIG
You sort of have to admire Indiana congresslackwit Larry Bucshon for being an out and out global warming denier, since so many of his more sophistimacated Republican colleagues have decided to avoid the question with the “I’m not a scientist” dodge. No such shilly-shallying from Rep. Bucshon, no sir! He takes his science denial old school, thank you very much, and he doesn’t mind saying so. Read more on Congress Idiot Explains Global Warming’s Just A Scam To Make Scientists Rich…
  Here have some news n stuff

Wonder Woman Is Your For Real Based On A True Story Feminist Superhero

Not the REAL Wonder Woman
We got us some teevee news, some how-we-can-save-the-planet-for-free-with-SCIENCE! news, all kinds of feminism up in here (#RIPpatriarchy) … plus bacon. Our little sister site Happy Nice Time People talks about chicks in the teevee bidness: Read more on Wonder Woman Is Your For Real Based On A True Story Feminist Superhero…
  well that's just like your opinion man

Creationist Bobby Jindal Doesn’t Understand Why Obama Hates Science So Much

Stand back! I'm going to try science! Or muffins!
In a bravura performance of the “I Know You Are but What Am I” suite today, Louisiana Gov. Bobby “Volcano Monitoring Is Dumb” Jindal attacked the Obama administration for being a big bunch of “science deniers” who don’t have the good sense to drill for oil everywhere and get all the oil and coal and burn it up quick quick for prosperity, and so we’re all going to die in the cold and the wolves will get us. We’re summarizing a little, there. Read more on Creationist Bobby Jindal Doesn’t Understand Why Obama Hates Science So Much…
  Baby It's Warm Outside

Mean Jimmy Carter Calls Climate Deniers ‘Nutcases,’ Ruining Chances Of Amicable Compromise

If gloabal warming is real, why did he wear a sweater???
Former President and solar water heater aficionado Jimmy Carter went to Aspen, Colorado, this week to accept a lifetime achievement award at the “American Renewable Energy Day summit.” (If he flew there in an airplane, be sure to call him a hypocrite.) There he said people who deny global warming are “nutcases,” prompting howls of outrage on the Right, we figure — they’re always howling and outraged, after all. Oh, yes, just checked Twitchy, and all nine of the fulltime staff were indeed very, very sad at the unfortunate tone taken by the former President. Read more on Mean Jimmy Carter Calls Climate Deniers ‘Nutcases,’ Ruining Chances Of Amicable Compromise…
  birth of a catchphrase

CNN Anchor Guy Insults Climate Deniers; Willfully Ignorant F**ksticks Outraged

You know, besides pointing and laughing
A special bouquet of greenhouse flowers goes to CNN anchor Bill Weir for the perfect reply to climate change deniers, please. You see, Weir was not terribly impressed with this Fox Nation story (aggregated from the Washington Times) that mocked Al Gore for attending a climate change meeting in Denver on a chilly, rainy day, because if it’s rainy and cold during the summer, then climate change is a myth, right? Read more on CNN Anchor Guy Insults Climate Deniers; Willfully Ignorant F**ksticks Outraged…
  everyone poops

Excellent News! Whale Poop Could Save Us All From Global Warming, Maybe

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 the Earth, which was the plot of Star Trek IV: The One Before Some Idiot Let Shatner Direct. Only it’s not because they can communicate with V’Ger, it’s because a restoration of whales to their former population levels would mean a whole lot of whale poop. And all that whale poop could help offset humanity’s successful efforts to crap on the entire planet. Read more on Excellent News! Whale Poop Could Save Us All From Global Warming, Maybe…
  a very convenient lie

Louisiana Congressional Candidate Thinks She’s George Orwell And Global Warming Is Doubleplus Untrue

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 lying doodyhead who hates the petroleum industry, which by the way Lenar Whitney just wants you to know is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful extraction and refining industry she’s ever known in her life. Read more on Louisiana Congressional Candidate Thinks She’s George Orwell And Global Warming Is Doubleplus Untrue…
  nerdgasm

Caption Contest: Bill Nye, Barack Obama, And Neil DeGrasse Tyson Walk Into The White House…

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 warming is fake and that scientists just hate freedom! Read more on Caption Contest: Bill Nye, Barack Obama, And Neil DeGrasse Tyson Walk Into The White House……
  also how is babby formed?

Florida Congressman Thinks Dinosaurs … Climate Change … We Honestly Don’t Even Know

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 Wonkette will never run out of material. Case in point: Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL, of course) went on the teevee so he could pose this fascinating theoretical to MSNBC host Richard Lui. Miller: It changes. It gets hot, it gets cold. It’s done it for as long as we have measured the climate. Liu: But man-made, isn’t that the question? Miller: Then why did the dinosaurs go extinct? Were there men that were causing — were there cars running around at that point, that were causing global warming? No. The climate has changed since earth was created. That is quite the stumper, dumbass…er, Congressman! Almost as great as this classic exchange between former Energy Secretary Steven Chu and stump-brained bohunk Rep. Joe Barton a few years back. Read more on Florida Congressman Thinks Dinosaurs … Climate Change … We Honestly Don’t Even Know…
  gettin' hot in herre

Cosmos Recap: The Big Damn Climate Change Episode

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 in several previous episodes, this is the one where Neil de Grasse Tyson brings out the Big Science guns and talks for the full hour about climate change. This is the episode that you can tell has probably had the most editorial meetings behind it to plan out how to make the case, firmly and clearly, that climate change is real, it’s already here — not off in some distant future — and not only is the science not in dispute, but none of the “alternate” explanations hold water. And for the most part, it works impressively well. Read more on Cosmos Recap: The Big Damn Climate Change Episode…