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Your Own Facts

Leave it to Gary Trudeau to distill something to its basics.  God love him.  As Daniel Patrick Moynihan noted some time back, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.”  The science is settled.  And no, my Denialist friends, I am not going to enter into yet-another long hassle.  You can take that elsewhere.  I’m here to confront the reality of the climate crisis, to shine some light where I can (as best I can) on the lies and the political chicanery that are so persistent, and to highlight and promote best practices that are fostering our progress toward sustainability.  If you want to debate the science, I’m happy, yet again, for you to splatter your biases and ignorance at the folks who deal with this every day at Skeptical Science and RealClimate.  Also, pick up Merchants of Doubt to see how and why the attempts to deny science take place in the first place.  (Hint:  It’s about the money.)






Bill Hewitt

Bill Hewitt has been an environmental activist and professional for nearly 25 years. He was deeply involved in the battle to curtail acid rain, and was also a Sierra Club leader in New York City. He spent 11 years in public affairs for the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation, and worked on environmental issues for two NYC mayoral campaigns and a presidential campaign. He is a writer and editor and is the principal of Hewitt Communications. He has an M.S. in international affairs, has taught political science at Pace University, and has graduate and continuing education classes on climate change, sustainability, and energy and the environment at The Center for Global Affairs at NYU. His book, "A Newer World - Politics, Money, Technology, and What’s Really Being Done to Solve the Climate Crisis," will be out from the University Press of New England in December.

Areas of Focus:
the policy, politics, science and economics of environmental protection, sustainability, energy and climate change