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Entries Tagged as '2016 Presidential Election'

You are not the only one seeing emergence of dystopian nightmare in America

November 14th, 2016 · 2 Comments

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Ashamnu: we have transgressed on climate change

October 12th, 2016 · Comments Off on Ashamnu: we have transgressed on climate change

Yom Kippur … the Day of Atonement. After the period of reflection and engagement with others between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur, this is a moment to turn to internal considerations and the relationship between the individual and G-d. As part of the prayers for the Day of Atonement, the Vidui, the Al Cheyt or […]

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Tags: 2016 Presidential Election · Energy

Amid #climate drought during #debates, #coal worker given stage–w/o disclosure

October 10th, 2016 · 4 Comments

Ken Bone is an internet sensation.  Red sweater and all.  Lost amid the hoopla, for virtually everyone, is that he actually asked a substantive question about an issue arena that literally touches everyone of our lives every single day of our lives: energy policy.  Even less realized, essentially hidden by the debate moderators — partially […]

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#KenBone becomes famous — and not for asking a non-#climate question

October 9th, 2016 · 4 Comments

The second 2016 Presidential debate just finished and a new meme is emergent: #KenBone. Sadly, Ken Bone is more likely to be remembered for his red sweater, disposable camera, and other attributes rather than the substance of his question: ANDERSON COOPER We have one more question from Ken Bone about energy policy. Ken? AUDIENCE MEMBER […]

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Echoes of 2008 energy discussion in 2016 VP debate: Looking above shoulders or down between legs

October 5th, 2016 · Comments Off on Echoes of 2008 energy discussion in 2016 VP debate: Looking above shoulders or down between legs

Now Governor Jay Inslee served as a surrogate, on energy issues, for then Senator Barack Obama during the 2008 election. In that role, Inslee provided one of the least-heralded (in my mind) but most important ways of looking at the 2008 election: John McCain thinks that when you look for energy, you look under your […]

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Tags: 2016 Presidential Election · coal

When graded on curve, @RealDonaldTrump flunks #Science

September 26th, 2016 · Comments Off on When graded on curve, @RealDonaldTrump flunks #Science

For nearly a decade, an effort has existed to try to drive attention to science issues in the Presidential Debates. Regretfully, Science Debate has not succeeded in getting prime time debates focused on “STEM” (or STEAM or…) nor even many serious questions asked of candidates in debates. However, the effort has succeeded in getting written responses from […]

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Tags: 2016 Presidential Election · science

Understanding climate change is not a matter of faith, but science … note to #DNC / #DemsiInPhilly

July 25th, 2016 · Comments Off on Understanding climate change is not a matter of faith, but science … note to #DNC / #DemsiInPhilly

The Democratic Platform has significant discussions and objectives about understanding and acting to deal with climate change.   Within it, however, the wordsmiths inappropriately conflated belief structures and science — writing “Democrats believe” when a more appropriate verb might have been “understand” or “conclude” or …  Using “believe” implies an article of faith when science and […]

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Tags: 2016 Presidential Election · climate change

Thinking about the outrage over @HillaryClinton’s #coal (non)gaffe

May 21st, 2016 · 1 Comment

UPFRONT:  Hillary Clinton — unlike Donald Trump — has a serious and substantive plan to help American coal miners and mining communities flourish as the nation and global community move beyond coal.  Because of reporting on Clinton’s (non)gaffe on coal and her (campaign’s) reaction to it, few Americans — and few in coal country — […]

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Tags: 2016 Presidential Election · coal · media

Elizabeth Warren’s glaring gap re @RealDonaldTrump

March 21st, 2016 · 1 Comment

At the moment, Senator Elizabeth Warren’s facebook post on Donald Trump is shooting around the net. While much of the focus is her defining of Trump as “loser”, the fourth paragraph is the most substantively important discussion. In this, Warren elucidates what is at stake in this election: Affordable college. Accountability for Wall Street. Healthcare for […]

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Tags: 2016 Presidential Election · climate change

Climate Hawks’ Primary: A window on @SenSanders vs @HillaryClinton

March 7th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Simple truth:  Due to the dysfunctional nature of the American political process (and essentially in one major party), there is zero question that the Democratic Party candidate for President will be far better on climate and clean energy issues than the GOP candidate. anyone who considers themselves a Climate Hawk should work, full bore, to […]

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Tags: 2016 Presidential Election · Bill McKibben · climate change