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“Don’t Obey in Advance”: Timothy Snyder /Bill Maher On Tyranny

March 27, 2017 - 10:23pm
Filed under: Crock of the Week
Categories: International News

For Gang that Can’t Shoot Straight: Unwinding Climate Law not a Slam Dunk

March 27, 2017 - 8:11pm
Above, Pollster Ed Maibach: “The average American, while concerned about climate change, rarely, if ever, talks about it. And the reason they don’t talk about it, is because they think they’re in the minority.” Below: polling shows otherwise. But First: New Trump budget proposal makes draconian cuts in Environmental and climate related programs. His party holds […]
Categories: International News

Peru Latest Example of Climate Fueled Extremes

March 27, 2017 - 4:17pm
Weather Underground: The world’s costliest flood disaster of 2017 is still unfolding across parts of coastal Peru, where extreme rainfall atop normally dry terrain has led to episodes of major flooding over the last few weeks. More than 110,000 people have been displaced by flooding since December, according to Reuters, and more than 80 deaths have […]
Categories: International News

Having Solved Health Care, GOP Moves on to Environment, Climate Change..

March 27, 2017 - 1:08pm
The Whores on Science. The good news, we can expect Republicans to bring the same calm, sober expertise to climate action that they brought to the Health care debate. The bad news, ditto. Above, Science Committee chairman Lamar Smith has for years spelled out his action agenda to gut science, and target climate scientists. Now there […]
Categories: International News

Stay Woke – Childish Gambino: Redbone

March 24, 2017 - 7:43am
Important in the film “Get Out”. Lyrics: Daylight I wake up feeling like you won’t play right I used to know, but now that shit don’t feel right It made me put away my pride So long You made a nigga wait for some, so long You make it hard for a boy like that […]
Categories: International News

Get Out – Main Theme ~ Sikiliza Kwa

March 23, 2017 - 9:57pm
You heard right. Instant classic. Deep genius thriller. New Rod Serling. Yada Yada.Filed under: Crock of the Week
Categories: International News

New Video: It’s Alive – Microbes and Melt on the Greenland Ice Sheet

March 23, 2017 - 8:30am
5 years ago the idea that microbial, or algal, growth on the Greenland ice sheet was not getting very much attention, although scientists have known for decades that ice was, in fact a habitat for some kinds of micro organisms. In recent years, several research groups have been looking in detail at the darkening of the […]
Categories: International News

Case for #Russiagate: Adam Schiff’s Opening Statement

March 20, 2017 - 11:28am
  Fox News font sizes — Daniel Bentley (@DJBentley) March 20, 2017 Comey just hinted, by omission, that IC+FBI have classified information about Roger Stone's collusion with Wikileaks & Moscow. Whoopsie… — John Schindler (@20committee) March 20, 2017 BREAKING: Comey confirms FBI is investigating possible links, coordination between Trump associates and Russia. — The […]
Categories: International News

The Snake: Trump’s Coal/Rural Allies’ Rude Awakening

March 19, 2017 - 10:38am
Vox: During the campaign, Donald Trump billed himself as the “last shot” for coal country. He alone could save regions like Appalachia that had long suffered from poverty and dwindling coal jobs. And voters in West Virginia and eastern Kentucky believed him — choosing Trump over Hillary Clinton by wide, wide margins. So it’s striking that President […]
Categories: International News

Study: Right Wing Hate/Ignorance-Bubble Infects Mainstream

March 19, 2017 - 10:06am
WGBH: A major new study of social-media sharing patterns shows that political polarization is more common among conservatives than liberals — and that the exaggerations and falsehoods emanating from right-wing media outlets such as Breitbart News have infected mainstream discourse. Though the report, published by the Columbia Journalism Review, does an excellent job of laying out […]
Categories: International News

Bill Maher on Trump’s Budget, Climate Impacts

March 18, 2017 - 1:27pm
Filed under: Crock of the Week
Categories: International News

No Small Hands or Small Minds: Europeans Think Big for Energy Future

March 17, 2017 - 4:28pm
Copenhagen Post: Denmark has teamed up with Germany and the Netherlands to look into the possibility of building an island in the North Sea to locate wind turbines in the future. The artificial island, which will include a harbour and a landing strip for aircraft, is proposed to be six square kilometres in size and be […]
Categories: International News

While Trump Train Toddles Back to 19th Century, China Ramps up Clean Energy Future, and Jobs

March 17, 2017 - 2:55pm
ThinkProgress: President Trump’s budget slashes investment in clean energy — the biggest new source of sustainable high-wage employment in the world. In contrast, China’s latest five-year energy budget invests $360 billion in renewable generation alone by 2020. Beijing calculates the resulting “employment will be more than 13 million people.” Trump’s self-proclaimed “America First” budget released Thursday zeroes out key Department of Energy (DOE) […]
Categories: International News

The Weekend Wonk: Deniers Pretend to Turn Back Clock, but Progress Won’t be Stopped

March 17, 2017 - 9:26am
New York Times: So perhaps it is no surprise that Mr. Trump’s first budget took direct aim at basic scientific and medical research. Still, the extent of the cuts in the proposed budget unveiled early Thursday shocked scientists, researchers and program administrators. The reductions include $5.8 billion, or 18 percent, from the National Institutes of Health, which […]
Categories: International News

Climate Change Action a “Waste of your money”. So Screw the Grandkids. BTW Granny can starve, too.

March 16, 2017 - 6:27pm
The greatest existential threat to human civilization, barring nuclear holocaust, is not worth preventing, according to alternative facts. Not everyone in the administration is on board. According to Trump’s own @DeptofDefense Secretary, climate change is a threat to the military. — Climate Nexus (@ClimateNexus) March 16, 2017 Meantime, another nexus of terror soon […]
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Ad: Demand Investigation of PutinGate

March 15, 2017 - 1:06pm
Relevant here, of course, because its all about the oil.Filed under: Crock of the Week
Categories: International News

Good News: Methane Leaks are Easy to Fix. Bad News: There’s a lot of them

March 15, 2017 - 11:46am Power plants that burn natural gas produce significantly less pollutants and greenhouse gases than coal-burning plants, according to current estimates of how much methane escapes from such power plants, as well as from oil refineries, and estimates could be off by a wide margin, a new Purdue University study finds. For the past decade, natural […]
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TV Met was a “Hard Core Skeptic”. Climate Crocks Vids Helped Change his Mind

March 15, 2017 - 9:33am
At a meeting of TV Meteorologists last year in Austin, I was approached by Greg Fishel, of WRAL in Raleigh, who let me know that climate crocks videos were part of the process when he woke up. I’ve heard from other TV mets, but also scientists, citizens, teachers who use these vids in their classes, […]
Categories: International News

Inhofe’s Flying Monkeys Attack, Poisoning Air, Water, Climate

March 15, 2017 - 9:25am
Snowstorm. Proof there can’t be any global warming. We’ll be looking for Senator Jim Inhofe to bring another snowball into the Senate. As I posted yesterday, public concern about environment and climate has never been higher- just as the flying monkeys of the Putin/Trump administration are setting about to turn back the clock to the […]
Categories: International News

Gallup: Climate Concern hits New High

March 14, 2017 - 8:25pm
Two Thirds of Americans now worry “a great deal”, or “a fair amount” about climate change – just in time for Vladimir Putin’s wrecking crew to begin dismantling (so they think) of our tools for dealing with it. Gallup: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Record percentages of Americans are concerned about global warming, believe it is occurring, […]
Categories: International News