Climate-conscious investors are preparing to deliver two top U.S. energy companies an unprecedented rebuke at annual shareholder meetings Wednesday. A month after world leaders came together to sign the historic Paris Agreement, cementing a promise to keep the Earth from warming more than 2 degrees Celsius, a record number of shareholder groups have backed proposals […]
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In a Congressional hearing today, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher launched the usual set of right-wing talking points about coal, carbon dioxide, and global warming, but I’m pretty sure he wasn’t expecting Alan Grayson to educate him quite the way he did. “Millions of dollars, if not billions of dollars, we’re talking about is all based on […]
The entire population of Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, is fleeing in an evacuation ahead of a wall of flames now entering the city limits. The army and air force is heading to the province to help 80,000 people escape out-of-control wildfires that are filling the city with smoke. Alberta has called for an airlift […]
ASHLAND, Ky. — Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton promised help Monday for an area of Kentucky hit hard by job losses in the coal and steel industries. On the first day of a two-day visit to Appalachia dubbed her “Breaking Down Barriers” tour, Clinton touted her $30 billion plan to help coal workers and pledged […]
Says NASA: While the recent water shortage in California and other states made headline for months, NASA scientists believe that drought will be viewed as comparatively minor in the not-so-distant future. Based on NASA’s climate models, large parts of North America could begin to experience megadroughts — severe climate events than can last decades — […]
It’s coming to an axis near you. Thanks, Republicans!
Interesting stories I found today: There's something very unsettling happening on the Greenland ice sheet this week: https://t.co/skzV7x8bgP pic.twitter.com/DLKbiTT6Dj — Gizmodo (@Gizmodo) April 14, 2016 I am on the Kill List. This is what it feels like to be hunted https://t.co/2k2qh1b3iK — Medea Benjamin (@medeabenjamin) April 13, 2016 Remember the viral "I am Adam Lanza's […]
Tom Hayden (yes, that Tom Hayden) announced his switch from Bernie to Hillary. Go read the whole thing: The Democratic primary may deepen this antagonism and result in defections among Hillary supporters. Hillary wants limits on fracking: a ban where individual states have blocked it, like in New York; safeguards against children’s and family exposures; […]
And this is why we vote for Democrats. Unbelievably, Republicans are just planning to ignore this, like they did with global warming: Washington (dpa) – Calling what they’ve learned since focusing on the Zika virus “not reassuring,” US health officials said Monday the illness brings a “broader set of complications” for pregnant women than first […]
Posted in Climate Change on Mar 11th, 2016
Ha ha, who cares about that global warming nonsense now? The top U.S. health officials leading the response to the mosquito-borne Zika virus sweeping through the hemisphere said its growing links to a broad array of birth defects and neurological disorders are worse than they originally suspected, increasing the risk for devastating harm during pregnancy. […]