Climate Change Category Archive


  • Robin Vos Definitely Not Helping Address Climate Change Crisis He Thinks Might Exist

    Robin Vos acknowledged climate change “probably” exists but, despite overwhelming peer reviewed scientific evidence of human impact, he has “no idea why it is occurring.”

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/31/2019
  • Gov. Walker Seeks Federal Flood Damage Assessment

    Gov. Scott Walker is requesting a federal assessment of damage from last week’s heavy rains to determine whether the state will request federal disaster assistance. The storm and flooding caused an estimated...

    WMTV-TV, 07/18/2016
  • Walker Halts State Work on Clean Power Plan

    Citing last week’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Monday ordered state agencies not to do any work to prepare for federal climate change regulations that would...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 02/15/2016
  • Paris Climate Debate Reflected in Wisconsin Divisions

    The conflicts now playing out on a world stage are also evident in Wisconsin, where the Republican-controlled state government is at odds with public sentiment on climate change. At the same time,...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12/05/2015
  • “We Can’t Predict the Weather Next Week!”

    U.S. Senator Ron Johnson wrongly compares climate with weather in this clip from the Devil's Advocates.

    WXXM-FM, 11/06/2015
  • Scott Walker, Legislature Altering Wisconsin’s Way of Protecting Natural Resources

    “Governor Walker believes it’s possible to protect our clean air, clean land, and clean water while enacting policies that improve our business climate and spur economic growth,” Walker spokeswoman Laurel Patrick said...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 10/04/2015
  • Scott Walker Blasts Clean Power Plan, Won’t Say If Climate Change Tied to Human Activity

    Gov. Scott Walker slammed President Barack Obama’s plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions at a rapid-fire Republican presidential candidate forum Monday… “Governor Walker believes facts have shown that there has not been...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 08/04/2015
  • Scott Walker’s Record on Environmental Issues

    When Gov. Scott Walker has taken action on environmental issues, it has been to the detriment of environmental protections and sustainability efforts.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/09/2015
  • The Foundations of Scott Walker’s Agenda: Bradley and Koch

    On issues like public education and the environment the foundations of Scott Walker’s agenda are not us. Instead he’s is shilling for right-wing billionaires and their foundations to advance his own political ambitions.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/15/2015
  • An Earth Day 2015 Primer on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Climate Change

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has been making news on climate change recently with lawsuits, gag orders and an appointee to regulate state utilities

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/22/2015
  • Koch Brothers Support Koch Loyalist Scott Walker in Race for 2016 GOP Presidential Nomination

    In what may be one of the least surprising endorsements thus far in the race for the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination, billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch have said they favor Walker.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/21/2015
  • Gov. Walker Fails to Denounce Climate Change Gag Order on State Employees

    Gov. Scott Walker failed to come to the defense of science and denounce a gag order prohibiting state employees from mentioning the words “climate change” during their workday.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/17/2015
  • Scott Walker Appointee Says Climate Action Is Pointless Because Volcanoes. He Is Wrong

    “Gov. Scott Walker recently appointed Mike Huebsch to the state Public Service Commission, and Huebsch was asked about his views on climate change during his confirmation hearing this week. The Public Service...

    Mother Jones, 04/10/2015
  • Walker Says It’s Not “unreasonable” to Prohibit State Employee From Working on Climate Change

    While Walker did not directly vote on the matter, his office issued a statement indicating the policy was not “unreasonable.” “A small Wisconsin agency that manages thousands of acres of state land...

    New York Times, 04/09/2015
  • State Attorney General Brad Schimel Votes to Impose Climate Change Gag Order on State Employee

    The support of State Attorney General Brad Schimel for State Treasurer Matt Adamczyk's anti-science jihad raises troubling questions.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/08/2015
  • Walker Wants to End Funding for Renewable Energy program.

    “In an about-face from his first term, Gov. Scott Walker wants to eliminate funding for a University of Wisconsin-Madison renewable energy research center that has played a key role in helping land...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 02/28/2015
  • Walker Suing Federal Government Over EPA Limits on Carbon Emissions

    “Walker has been working to paint himself as a reformer who opposes big government since he won re-election to the governorship in November. He announced during his “state of the state” address...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 01/16/2015
  • Walker, DNR, Journal Sentinel Can Better Confront Climate Change

    “The Wisconsin DNR’s climate change web page which pops up first when you enter “climate change” in the DNR searchbox. That page which contains only one paragraph, offers a single off-site link...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 04/03/2014
  • Walker Lobbies Kerry for Keystone XL Pipeline

    Gov. Scott Walker is sending another letter in support of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would deliver oil from Canada to refineries along the Gulf Coast. Walker addressed the letter Thursday...

    Pioneer Press, 03/06/2014
  • Under Walker’s Leadership, Wisconsin Republicans Have Taken No Action to Address Climate Change

    “Sept. 11: ‘State cool to climate-change action’: While the Wisconsin Federation of College Republicans drew national notice for arguing that climate change is an issue the GOP should address, the Republican-controlled Legislature...

    Capital Times, 12/24/2013
  • Lost Opportunity for Investment in Wind Energy Under Walker

    “Only a few years ago, fighting global warming was a front burner topic among state policy makers. But the issue has been largely ignored in Wisconsin since 2010 with the collapse of...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 09/26/2013
  • Under Walker, Global Warming Takes Back Seat In Wisconsin

    “After an intense focus on climate change under Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle, Republican Gov. Scott Walker and the GOP-controlled Legislature have devoted little attention to such issues…Shortly after taking office in 2011,...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 09/26/2013
  • State Cool to Climate-change Action During Walker’s Term

    “A recent study ranked Wisconsin 19th in the nation for clean-energy leadership, behind all four of its Midwest neighbors. Of the more than 600 bills introduced in Wisconsin’s 2013-14 legislative session, none...

    Wisconsin Watch, 09/11/2013
  • Walker Among Signers of Koch-backed ‘No Climate Tax Pledge.’

    “Signers of the pledge, now numbering 411, promise to “oppose any legislation relating to climate change that includes a net increase in government revenue” — in other words, no legislation on climate...

    Capital Times, 07/03/2013
  • Wisconsin Lags in Wind Power Under Walker

    Until we get the policies corrected in this state, we’re going to see more wind-power jobs leave Wisconsin, said Jeff Anthony, director of business development for the American Wind Energy Association. “Getting...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 03/25/2013
  • Walker Aligns Himself With Climate Change Denying Heartland Institute

    “Walker will be the keynote speaker at a benefit dinner for the Illinois-based Heartland Institute, a group that has recently come under fire for a billboard campaign linking those concerned about global...

    PR Watch, 06/11/2012
  • The Heartland Institute’s Special Guest: Scott Walker

    Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) is scheduled to be the keynote speaker for the Heartland Institute’s benefit dinner in August, 2012. Heartland has lost more than $1 million in expected corporate funding in...

    Think Progress, 06/06/2012
  • Ron Johnson’s Says Climate Change Not Proven

    So no I think [climate change] is absolutely not proven.

    WTAQ-FM, 05/29/2012
  • In Her Own Extreme Words: Some of the Worst ‘Stuff Simac Says’

    MADISON, Wis. — Tea Party fanatic Kim Simac has continually refused to talk to the media about her record of tax avoidance and her out-of-touch viewpoints. Many of these controversial statements, some...

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/10/2011
  • One Wisconsin Now Launches Website: ‘Stuff Simac Says’

    MADISON, Wis. — The controversial, extremist and out of touch statements made by Tea Party fanatic Kim Simac are now catalogued and being added to daily at One Wisconsin Now’s website: http://www.onewisconsinnow.org/blog/2011/07/kim-simacs-disappearing-act.html....

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/28/2011
  • Introducing S***f Simac Says

    Whether its Michele Bachmann’s history lessons, Sarah Palin’s death panels or Glenn Beck’s every word, extremely out-of-the-mainstream conservatives are known for saying some pretty outrageous stuff. Wisconsin is lucky to have its...

    Cody Oliphant, 07/26/2011
  • Major Changes for Focus on Energy Program

    Focus on Energy, a statewide program that promotes energy efficiency, is in the midst of big changes: new management by an out-of-state corporation, suspension of a popular rebate program, and sharp funding...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 06/26/2011
  • Walker Eliminated the Renewable Energy Grants and Loan Program

    2011 WI Act 32: In the budget, Walker eliminated the Renewable Grants and Loans Program which provides incentives for Wisconsin businesses to develop emerging technologies such as manure digesters and biofuels.

    2011 WI Act 32, 06/26/2011
  • Walker Eliminated the Office of Energy Independence

    2011 WI Act 32: In the budget, Walker eliminated the Office of Energy Independence, which as part of the Department of Commerce. The Office provided long term-planning and development of Wisconsin fuel,...

    2011 WI Act 32, 06/26/2011
  • Your Logic Is a Farce? Blame Sunspots!

    Some of Johnson’s recent comments point to a different reason: he fails to grasp even the most basic concepts of any high school science curriculum.

    Jonathan Hayden, 09/07/2010
  • Ron Johnson Said Greenland Used To Be Green

    Greenland was actually green at one point in time. And it's been, since, it's a whole lot whiter now.

    Talking Points Memo, 08/23/2010
  • RoJo’s Sunspot Solution?

    Johnson is making news over his head-scratching declaration that sunspots, and not industry-created pollution, is the reason for the global climate change causing historic flooding, severe heat and cold and erratic weather events.

    Scot Ross, 08/19/2010
  • Ron Johnson Claims Sunspots Are Behind Climate Change

    I absolutely do not believe in the science of man-caused climate change. It’s not proven by any stretch of the imagination.

    Uppity Wisconsin, 08/18/2010
  • More Scientists Cleared of Any Wrong Doing in “Climategate”

    When the “TRUTH!!” about “THE CONSPIRACY!!!” behind “THE GLOBAL WARMING HOAX!!!” was finally “revealed,” right-wing groups and their cronies in the corporate media practically trampled each other in their excitement to report...

    Robert Doeckel, 07/01/2010
  • Don’t Let Them Nuke Wisconsin’s Climate

    Wisconsin citizens will have their first chance on Wednesday, Jan. 27, to tell state legislators that making it easier to build more nuclear reactors should not be part of a proposed Clean...

    Bill Christofferson, 01/16/2010
  • WI Environment Debunks False Claims by WPRI

    Wisconsin Environment slammed the right-wing Wisconsin Policy Research Institute (WPRI) yesterday about their inaccurate and misleading report about the Governor'€™s initiatives to grow the renewable energy industry and create green jobs.

    Anna Landmark, 01/07/2010
  • Progressive Alert: MacIver Institute’s Phony ‘Reporting’

    Over the past months, a staffer from the conservative MacIver Institute has been attending press conferences in Madison and Milwaukee, armed with a camera to take footage and attempt to get interviews...

    Scot Ross, 01/07/2010
  • That’s Debatable: Climate Change

    Here’s the latest WisOpinion “That’s Debatable” exchange featuring One WI Now’s Executive Director Scot Ross. http://www.wisopinion.com/index.iml?mdl=article.mdl&article=25053 This week’s topic? Climate change. Check it out!

    Robert Doeckel, 12/06/2009
  • Can Wisconsin Afford More Nukes?

    Wisconsin urgently needs to reduce its carbon footprint while providing safe, secure, dependable and affordable energy. One proposed solution is to build new nuclear reactors to boil water to produce electricity. But...

    Bill Christofferson, 10/28/2009
  • Polluters and Energy Companies Vs. Wisconsin Values

    Two new polls out this morning that paint a very different picture of Wisconsinites’€™ attitudes toward state policy to curb climate change and help bring about a new green economy in Wisconsin....

    Robert Doeckel, 09/27/2009
  • “Republican Rally for Failure” With John Stossel

    Americans for Prosperity’s ‘€˜Republican Rally for Failure’€™ is central in the Republican strategy, bankrolled by Republican interests, to defeat the Democratic President at any cost. They don’€™t care about lying to us....

    Anna Landmark, 08/26/2009
  • One Wisconsin Now’s Statements on Tonight’s ‘Republican Rally for Failure’ With John Stossel

    MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now released the following statements about tonight’s Americans for Prosperity health care opposition event, the ‘Republican Rally for Failure,’ hosted by corporate-accountability foe, ABC’s John Stossel: “Tonight’s...

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/25/2009
  • Campaign Against Violence Hosts ‘Put the Guns Down’ Festival

    On Sunday, August 30th, 2009, Campaign Against Violence (CAV) will cap off its summer initiative with their 5th annual ‘Put the Guns Down Festival’, at Washington Park starting at 11am. The non-profit...

    Scot Ross, 08/19/2009