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Category Archive for 'Climate Change'

Not to piss on your enthusiasm or anything, but political insiders have told me they believe Obama will use the Keystone XL later in an attempt to bargain. I hope it’s not true, but look at how he justifies the veto: Because Congress tried to circumvent his authority. We’ll see: The Keystone bill cleared the […]

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And it leads you right to a Koch climate whore: A prominent academic and climate change denier’s work was funded almost entirely by the energy industry, receiving more than $1.2m from companies, lobby groups and oil billionaires over more than a decade, newly released documents show. Over the last 14 years Willie Soon, a researcher […]

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Cyclone Marcia, a Category 5 storm, hit the coast of Queensland, Australia yesterday. Nary a mention in U.S. media, and certainly no talk of all these RECORD-BREAKING WEATHER EVENTS we’re having lately. Hmm. Authorities say it’s now too late for the 30,000 Queenslanders in the direct path of this category-five storm to evacuate, AAP reports. […]

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How cold is it? Let me put it this way: I was meeting a friend downtown for dinner last night, and the wind chill was 20 below. I wore leggings, pants, wool socks, suede boots with wool lining, a tank top, a flannel shirt, a fleece pullover, a neck scarf, a down-filled parka, a wool […]

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Yeah, like Brian Williams lying is the biggest problem with the media! And it’s not as if they’d mention this, either: A senior US scientist has expressed concern that the intelligence services are funding climate change research to learn if new technologies could be used as potential weapons. Alan Robock, a climate scientist at Rutgers […]

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Dangerous new bugs in new places

I’ve been pissing and moaning about this for years now (ask my friends, they think I’m crazy and obsesses). But it’s real, and it sucks: Lincoln, Neb., February 16th, 2015 — The appearance of infectious diseases in new places and new hosts, such as West Nile virus and Ebola, is a predictable result of climate […]

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After all, it’s not as if the TPP establishes corporate rule over international law, or anything crazy like that! WASHINGTON — A Democratic congressman has accused the Obama administration of dodging his request for “unimpeded” access to two controversial trade agreements — reigniting a dispute over transparency as the president presses legislators for so-called “fast-track” […]

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Our longtime contributor Dr. S. says he’s got at least six feet of snow. Seems like we’ve had quite a few weather records broken lately! BOSTON (AP) — A storm brought a new round of wind-whipped snow to New England on Sunday, threatening white-out conditions in coastal areas and forcing people to contend with a […]

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Weather report

Let me put it this way: I am wearing more layers than I have since I was a little kid, and had to wear a snowsuit: The coldest air mass since February 15th 1888 will strike this weekend. Temps by 6am Sunday zero, with wind chills of 15-30 below. (Dangerous cold) Bookmark It

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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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