Here’s a quick and dirty video from the great folks at, one of the best denier debunking site on the web.

Next time someone starts talking about expanding Antarctic ice coverage here’s your response.

Climate Denial Crock of the Week

This is the latest video I’ve produced for the Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media.

The template for climate-skeptic responses to bad weather and climate news, like, well, what we’ve seen recently in the northeast, is to quickly trot out some plausible sounding “experts” on Fox News and talk radio, to give plausible sounding boilerplate explanations for whatever is latest in what’s become, for the last 3 or 4 years, a steady parade of extreme weather, unseasonal oddities, and geophysical black swans.

As scientists further investigate the unlikely confluence of forces that came together to produce Superstorm Sandy, a prime area of interest will be the effects of vast expanses of relatively warm Arctic Ocean water that have in recent years been uncovered by disappearing polar sea ice.  Last spring, I reported here on my conversations with scientists like Dr Jennifer Francis, whose recent work has focused on…

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