Often in politics what is important is not the overall level of support but the intensity of opinions and this is one of those cases.
|By: Jon Walker Friday March 14, 2014 9:20 am|
|By: DSWright Monday February 24, 2014 1:34 pm|
When kings make risky bets it is the serfs who pay. According to NBC News the plutocrats have successfully gotten the federal government to make taxpayers liable for the consequences of increasingly likely floods on expensive waterfront homes. The 99% can now not only look in wonder at the ornate plush homes on the beaches, they can underwrite them.
|By: Connor Gibson Friday February 14, 2014 7:15 pm|
Over the last four years, Greenpeace has made a Valentine’s Day tradition of spoofing the influence peddling of corporate lobbyists and captured politicians. This year’s installment embodies the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, which reporters have characterized as a “dating service” for its role in pushing copycat, corporate-crafted laws through state legislatures.
|By: Peterr Saturday February 1, 2014 9:00 am|
The illogic emerging from the State Department yesterday on the Keystone XL pipeline would be mindboggling, if my mind hadn’t already been boggled so often in the past when it comes to this funnel of death. “Approval or denial of any one crude oil transport project, including the proposed project, is unlikely to significantly impact the rate of extraction in the oil sands,” they said. By this logic, TSA should be shut down. After all, “Inspection of passengers on any one airplane trip, including those going in and out of DC’s National Airport, is unlikely to significantly impact the rate of terrorism.”
But if they won’t listen to scientists, and they won’t listen to to lefty tree-hugger environmentalists, maybe they’ll listen to the military . . .
|By: Jcoleman Thursday January 30, 2014 3:11 pm|
Test your BS meter with this one question quiz.
|By: DSWright Wednesday December 11, 2013 1:24 pm|
America’s richest brothers, Charles and David Koch of Koch Industries, are upset with the New York Times. Representatives for the family claim that the Times characterized their position on government policies related to climate change.
|By: Jcoleman Tuesday November 19, 2013 6:22 pm|
With approval from major drilling and fracking companies, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has proposed a set of regulations to reduce pollution from methane and other dangerous gases leaked by the oil and gas industry. The rules are focused on fracking wells, a mostly unregulated drilling technology that has allowed an unprecedented increase in fossil fuel extraction in Colorado and across the nation.
|By: Kevin Grandia Monday November 18, 2013 8:55 am|
A new study released today at the UN climate conference underway in Warsaw, Poland finds that new coal plants cannot be built if we are to keep global warming below the 2° Celsius threshold. That is, unless the coal industry can deploy commercial-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS).
|By: DSWright Wednesday November 13, 2013 6:38 am|
A leaked 29 page summary of a draft report by the United Nations backed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns of a planet plagued by disasters in the wake of a changing climate. The report notes serious threats to the stability of the food and water supply contributing to increased political conflict that is likely to turn violent as resources become scarce.
|By: Connor Gibson Wednesday October 9, 2013 5:17 pm|
A high profile public relations executive once said, “Nothing, and that means nothing, kills a PR career quicker than lying.”
Funny enough, the same PR flack was caught joking with a coal mining executive about her responsibility to deny climate change science, depending on the audience.