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Who Are Your Elected Officials Listening to About Climate Change?

The billion dollar question: Who are elected officials listening to when it comes to climate change?

If not the Pope, the Pentagon, or business leaders, who are elected leaders listening to when it comes to climate change? Make your voice heard. Visit NextGen Climate Action.

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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends--with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.


  1. splendidrecipes

    People who refuse to believe in global warming or climate change world wide don’t want to face the truth. You don’t need science to tell you, just look around you. Things are drastically different as regards to the climate then 50 or 60 years ago. I just heard on news last night that animals are going extinct faster then any time in history and they added not by mans hands but due to their habits drastic changes. As for politicians refusing to except global warming is there main objective or bottom line – money. They said the Titanic could never sink, not even God could sink it.

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Couldn’t agree we you more. We belong to the common sense group!

  2. memadtwo

    That was an interesting exchange!
    The earth is dying. But if you don’t look, you won’t see. No amount of words can show you.

  3. Nini

    Like I said – I’m not focused on what Watts was saying. I’m just interested in the information that he presented.

  4. JoAnn Chateau

    May I ask why you give Watts’ perspective such great weight?

    • JoAnn Chateau

      It takes a scientist to interpret scientific data. The chart your article links to refers to shows a downtrend, yet This chart shows an uptrend: – both charts are from NOAA.

      • JoAnn Chateau

        Sorry, Nini, but Anthony Watts is not a climate scientist.

      • Nini

        Are you saying that because he is not a scientist himself (maybe just a journalist) that his posting of direct quotes by scientists and that of scientific data which has been published, have no veracity? C’mon, please. That’s like saying the NYT stories of corruption and cover-ups in the Obama administration are to be dismissed because the journalists are not politicians. I guess we ought to dismiss the Pope’s thoughts and writings on natural climate variability too. He’s certainly NOT a climate scientist.

      • JoAnn Chateau

        May I ask why you give Watts’ perspective such great weight?

      • Nini

        I’m not focused on what he’s saying. I’m interested in the information that he presented. That’s all. I firmly believe that all scientists should constantly try to refute their own pet theories. There must be falsification or it’s not science. When a so-called theory explains EVERY phenomena, that’s a problem because there is no way to falsify it. When the faithful do this, we can understand it. When scientists do this, it’s unconscionable.

        Climate Science has been hijacked by political shenanigans. I’m not interested in carbon taxes and redistributive social justice. I’m interested in the science.

        ALL scientists should be skeptics at heart. Anyone says that the science is settled, is 1. Not a scientist and 2. Not well read about early 20th century physics!

        We all must have the pursuit of TRUTH (however uncomfortable) as our highest goal.

      • Nini

        “It is easy to obtain confirmations, or verifications, for nearly every theory—if we look for confirmations. Confirmations should count only if they are the result of risky predictions… A theory which is not refutable by any conceivable event is non-scientific. Irrefutability is not a virtue of a theory (as people often think) but a vice. Every genuine test of a theory is an attempt to falsify it, or refute it.”
        — Karl Raimund Popper

      • JoAnn Chateau

        Exactly – on the first sentence. (I don’t understand the rest.) But you didn’t answer my question…

      • Nini

        At least we can agree on TPP and so does Trump, by the way. Politics sometimes makes strange bedfellows!

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