Billionaire To Use $100 Million To Help Climate Change Candidates; Scientist Says All Is Lost

By: Wednesday February 19, 2014 9:01 am

t was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It seems as though at least one member of the 1% has decided to fight against the oncoming catastrophe of global climate change. Tom Steyer is planning to spend as much as $100 million in the 2014 election cycle to help advance the cause of addressing climate change by supporting pro-environment candidates.

 

A Dispatch From The Committee To End The Future

By: Wednesday February 27, 2013 5:15 pm

Greetings fellow inhabitants of Earth. We, the Committee to End the Future, a purposely shadowy global organization of extremely wealthy and powerful people wish to thank you for your cooperation in completing the final round of our “Great Game.”

Obama’s SOTU Remarks On Climate Change Confuse

By: Wednesday February 13, 2013 7:11 am

During last night’s State Of The Union President Obama addressed an issue he has long ignored during his presidency – climate change. Unfortunately his statement was contradictory and confusing.

2011: 9th Warmest Calendar Year On Record, Even With A La Niña

By: Wednesday January 25, 2012 5:45 pm

NASA’s James Hansen and a few of his colleagues released their assessment of 2011 global temperatures recently. In short, 2011 was the 9th warmest year in the GISS dataset. After accounting for La Nina effects, it is the assessment of an overwhelming majority of climate scientists that global warming has not stopped.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Bill McKibben, The Global Warming Reader

By: Saturday October 15, 2011 1:59 pm

Bill McKibben is one of the most effective and widely-respected writers on environmental issues today. Starting with The End of Nature in 1989, he’s written and published a long line of powerful works that make complex environmental issues accessible to a general audience.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Christian Parenti, Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence

By: Saturday September 24, 2011 1:59 pm

Progressives’ concerns about the climate crisis typically bring our gaze to the north – struggling polar bears and melting ice caps. But in Tropic of Chaos, Christian Parenti makes the case that we’re missing the real story to the south – where our addiction to dirty fuels is introducing a new level of disorder in places that are already struggling and unstable.

Carney on Obama’s View of Tar Sands Arrests & Protests: “I haven’t talked to him about it.”

By: Tuesday August 30, 2011 3:35 pm

Welcome to “under the bus,” environmentalists and eco-conscious Eaarth citizens. We gays have decorated it quite festively, and our Latino and other immigrant communities have added their own touches as well. We’ve all been thrown under here, sacrificed to the highest goal: Obama’s re-election.

Before the Sierra Club’s New Director Invites Guests Over, He Needs to Clean House

By: Thursday June 17, 2010 2:20 pm

While I’m pleased to see Michael wants to welcome Jane Hamsher and other progressives to the Sierra Club under his watch, I’m waiting for Michael to do what any good host does before he throws a housewarming party: clean the house.

The Power Of 350 … Spreading The Word

By: Sunday June 22, 2008 9:32 am

The situation is dire. How can we communicate this more forcefully? There are many serious issues out there, from FISA to Flooding, gas prices to gotcha politics. Yet, every moment that passes, we are pumping more CO2 into the atmosphere and we’ve crossed the line of atmospheric levels able to sustain viable, progressive modern society. 350 ppm or bust … Spread the word!

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