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Climate Science

Myth: At least 50% of Americans do not believe in human-caused climate change.
Fact: The overwhelming majority of climatologists consider anthropogenic (human-caused) climate change to be a scientific fact.

Inexpensive energy has literally fueled America’s economy for generations, but many Americans seem to think our economy cannot thrive without the heavy use of fossil fuels and that “clean coal” can alleviate any and all environmental concerns. A remarkably large number of Americans believe climate science–and because of it, climate change–is a hoax perpetrated to take advantage of us. Of those who do see it as a problem, large numbers don’t think it will affect them personally. Others think our economy cannot thrive without heavy use of fossil fuels and that “clean coal” can address any environmental concerns.

The science, however, is clear: Mankind is very likely causing–or at least dramatically worsening–climate change, making it an existential threat to life on Earth.

Where Do Climate Skeptics Get Their Evidence?

Where Do Climate Skeptics Get Their Evidence?

Climate skepticism as a whole is just one piece of a recognizable pattern of ignoring and trying to discredit legitimate scientific research. A good deal of this skepticism rests on conspiracies, despite the fact that there are more than 900,000 pages of evidence in peer-reviewed journals showing that climate change is man-made.

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Why Am I a RepublicEn / EcoRight?

Why Am I a RepublicEn / EcoRight?

Guest author Tyler Gillette is a spokesperson for RepublicEn, a group of conservatives and libertarians who believe climate change is real and that free enterprise can solve the problem. He suggests that a carbon dividend can reduce emissions, help American businesses, and boost national security.

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Where Did Climate Change Go?

Where Did Climate Change Go?

It’s not unusual for messaging to change when the White House changes hands, but the Trump administration seems to have taken it a step farther and buried or deleted any mention of climate change from government websites. This censorship is not only irresponsible, it’s un-American.

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The Intersection of Religion and Climate Science

The Intersection of Religion and Climate Science

It’s tempting to say that religious people don’t care about climate change. However, the truth about religion and climate science—and the truth about religion in general—is more nuanced. There actually are areas in which communities of faith and climate scientists share the same values.

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Who to Trust on Climate Change

Who to Trust on Climate Change

There’s a scientific consensus–climate change is real, and it’s caused in large part by humans. But somehow, the debate goes on. How is doubt about climate change so pervasive when the evidence is so overwhelming? Which experts should you trust, and which ones should you be skeptical of?

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The Success of Energy Loan Programs

The Success of Energy Loan Programs

While some say that Solyndra is an example of the failure of the Bush-era clean energy loan program, which was designed to spur innovation in the field of green energy, the fact is that the Department of Energy has actually made money on the program. Interest payments from successful companies have offset the losses caused by failures.

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The Language of Climate Change Deniers

The Language of Climate Change Deniers

Although 97 percent of climate scientists and 86 percent of Americans across party lines agree that climate change is real, climate change deniers like EPA head Scott Pruitt insist that more “precision” is needed in the study of the subject before they’ll take it seriously.

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