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How To Debunk A Myth (Effectively)

March 22nd, 2020 | by Winter Wilson

In the second half of this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, sits down to continue talking with John Cook, cognitive scientist and founder of Skeptical Science, about climate change misinformation and communication

EPA “Head” Scott Pruitt Discounts The Value Of Human Life (Literally)

May 8th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Scott Pruitt, still clinging to the helm of President Trump’s EPA, met with allies at the Heritage Foundation Wednesday for what one attendee described as a “deniers’ convention,” according to E&E News. Pruitt told attendees that he is planning to stop counting the co-benefits of environmental protections, The Daily Caller reported

Cognitive Science Offers Tools To Rebuff Climate Deniers

March 29th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

Cognitive science offers tools for fighting back against the barrage of inaccuracies coming from the Trump administration. Scholars lay out the best weapons for winning a war of ideas. Here is why human brains are so bad at separating what is real from what is not — and how to combat climate denial

We Might Still Have Food in the Future After All

January 20th, 2010 | by Susan Kraemer

Whenever plants are subjected to extreme stress, such as very high or low temperatures, they do not flower and grow because they divert their food to their embryo. "Their instinct is to protect the next generation," said Wigge. Plants are better adapted to survive, than people are, in that respect. But then they have had a million or so more years to learn that clever trick. They might outlive us

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