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Category Archive for 'Climate Change'

So our new progressive governor announced a moratoriun on oil and gas leases in state lands, but leaves forests available for drilling. I can understand the problem — Tom Corbett left a huge deficit, and Wolf’s going to have to come up with revenue somehow. But still! Thursday’s order does not stop the Department of […]

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“What we got here is a failure to communicate,” I told Swamp Rabbit, quoting from an old movie but referring to Philly-based John Bolaris, one of the many talking heads paid by the media machine to make weather forecasts. Bolaris was on the radio, explaining why the “monster storm” predicted for us barely touched PA […]

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And new chair of the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee. Bookmark It

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They’re predicting they could get as much as 40 inches of snow Tuesday! “While the storm from Saturday may have been a mere nuisance to travelers and a delight to skiers, the storm Monday night into Tuesday could be far more disruptive in terms of travel and daily activities,” said AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski. […]

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Let’s just burn the whole damn thing! Fuck it, we’ll figure out what to do later: It’s not possible to listen to petroleum industry executives defending their reckless extraction of oil without feeling that we are living in an age of madness. In a recent private conversation under the Chatham House rule, one of the […]

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Anger rife in flood-hit Malawi

Malawians are angry, at least many of those who have been uprooted from their homes by floods after days of heavy rains. They are angry that they did not receive the necessary help from their government or aid agencies when they needed it most. Some have been sleeping rough on top of hills after they […]

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Pretty crazy day yesterday

Ice storm. Lots of people slipped and fell, and there were many, many chain collisions. It was a good day to stay home! At least five people across the Northeast were killed Sunday in crashes caused by rain “flash-freezing” on roads. A crash involving 30 to 50 vehicles on Interstate 76 outside Philadelphia killed one […]

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Hey! We’ve just come up with the best drinking game EVER! We’ll get to that in a moment, but first the news: Mitch McConnell announced yesterday that the Senate will openly debate and take a vote on whether climate change is a real thing. Yes, Bernie Sanders’ amendment is coming up on the Senate floor. […]

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It is so damned cold today, and I had to go out and order a cake for my daughter-in-law’s baby shower. I tried to get the cake at least somewhat customized, but Stock’s bakery has been around 125 years and they do a certain thing. They have their system, and it’s not going to change. […]

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I love Pope Frank. In a world where so few people speak out in favor of the right thing, he doesn’t disappoint: AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman, for our last report of 2014. Pope Francis is set to make history by issuing the first-ever comprehensive […]

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