How dare an EPA official believe in the overwhelming science on the environment?
|By: Attaturk Thursday April 10, 2014 1:30 am|
Congratulations. ‘Murica, congratulations world!
“The concentration of carbon dioxide, the greenhouse gas that drives climate change, hit 402 parts per million this week — the highest level recorded in at least 800,000 years.”
|By: Connor Gibson Wednesday April 9, 2014 5:12 pm|
Students at Florida State University are telling Charles Koch to stop compromising academic integrity with multimillion dollar grants that come with strings attached.
You may recall: back in 2011, two Florida State University (FSU) professors revealed that the Charles Koch Foundation was given inappropriate control over the professor hiring process in the economics department, where millions of dollars were granted from the Kansas billionaire. Three years later, the case still isn’t closed on this corporate manipulation of university functions.
|By: TarheelDem Saturday April 5, 2014 11:55 am|
This year 2014 is an election year in the United States and several other nations. In most of the world, electoral politics has reached a dead end because it is sidelined by the economically, politically, or culturally powerful into self-aggrandizement at the expense of citizens. This is a year in which there is an international call for a wave of action. This year is one of those times that the ancient Greeks called kairos and the ancient Chinese saw as the movement of Heaven. Like most times of this character, it will likely also satisfy the Urban Dictionary’s definition of kairotic moment in echo of the late 1960s.
|By: DSWright Wednesday April 2, 2014 6:53 am|
Apparently ExxonMobil did not get the memo that climate change is a hoax as the world’s largest energy corporation acknowledged that the carbon being pumped into the atmosphere posed serious risks.
|By: DSWright Monday March 31, 2014 6:48 am|
After decades of near total inaction by the major world economies a new report by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) claims the worst effects of greenhouse emissions have yet to be felt. Already the effects of climate change are being seen with coastal flooding, severe weather, and rapid extinctions of wildlife, but that is just the beginning.
|By: cassiodorus Saturday March 29, 2014 10:29 am|
…I think that’s how future historians will remember the “teens” — that glorious decade between 2010 and 2020 when we suffered chronically higher unemployment and paid for improved access to health care with something less than 8% of our gross annual incomes and with continuing insurance company hegemonic control over the whole process.
|By: Peterr Wednesday March 26, 2014 3:57 pm|
After reading through some of the recaps of the oral arguments at SCOTUS yesterday in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius, it appears that some of the justices, and perhaps a majority, are willing to allow private religious objections to trump the laws, regulations, and ordinances enacted by local, state, and federal governments. Just so that no one is surprised later, I thought I’d lay out some of my strongly held religious beliefs now.
|By: BrandonJ Monday March 24, 2014 6:30 pm|
The White House announced a new initiative, presented by two science advisers, to provide resources on the impact of climate change with climate.data.gov.
By presenting such information, citizens and companies would be able to plan what to do in response to climate change threats. Data would be provided through federal agencies, such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
|By: DSWright Monday March 24, 2014 2:13 pm|
Today, on the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez spill, Greenpeace climbers scaled an ExxonMobil rig in Norway set to drill in the Russian Arctic.