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RIP Climate Science: It Is Time For Climate Politics

May 8 2014, 5:22am CDT | by

If President Barack Obama believes half of what the New York Times described as “dire warnings” included in the National Climate Assessment released on Tuesday, he should realize that climate change...

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RIP Climate Science: It Is Time For Climate Politics

May 8 2014, 5:22am CDT | by

If President Barack Obama believes half of what the New York Times described as “dire warnings” included in the National Climate Assessment released on Tuesday, he should realize that climate change is far too important to leave to climate scientists.

The response to the Assessment from both believers and skeptics was grimly predictable.

On Tuesday morning, Senior Advisor John Podesta responded to a question about how climate skeptics would interpret the Assessment during a White House press conference by stating that 97% of scientists agree that “climate change is real . . . [and] caused by CO2 pollution and other pollutants that we’re putting into our air.”

A few hours later, Charles Krauthammer compared climate science to an Indian rain dance while speaking on Fox News’s Special Report on Tuesday evening.

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On Wednesday morning, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) blamed the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch for causing climate change while speaking on the floor of the upper chamber of Congress.

The 3% of scientists who reportedly have doubts about the scientific basis for climate change cannot explain the gulf of understanding that separates Krauthammer and Reid.

In 2011, a survey by researchers at Yale University revealed that individuals who are “predisposed by their values to dismiss climate change evidence” are likely to become more dismissive as their scientific literacy increases.

What does?

Political values and the whole mess of human experience they encompass.

“The future is unknown, the future is uncertain, and there are choices,” said Gavin Schmidt, NASA’s lead climate scientist, during a TED Talk in March. “The differences between these choices can’t be answered by looking at models.”

 
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Khazanah throws MAS RM6b lifeline

Aug 29 2014 5:01pm CDT | Source: Business Times Singapore

August 30, 2014 1:15 AMKHAZANAH Nasional will inject RM6 billion (SS$2.4 billion) over three years to resuscitate loss-making Malaysia Airlines (MAS) under a recovery plan that includes even an Act of Parliament. Other key moves are migrating its operations, assets and liabilities to a new company (NewCo) and slashing the workforce of 20,000 by 30 per c ...
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MAS posts loss of RM307m for Q2

Aug 28 2014 5:00pm CDT | Source: Business Times Singapore

August 29, 2014 1:13 AMMALAYSIA Airlines (MAS) registered a loss of RM307 million (S$122 million) for the second quarter to end-June, but warned of worse to come in the second half when the "full financial impact of the double tragedies of MH370 and MH17" hits hom ...
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