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A clear-eyed look at Gov. McAuliffe’s climate record …

November 28th, 2017 · No Comments

Recently, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has been making some news when it comes to climate change. When climate-science denier Donald Trump declared his intention to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord, Gov. McAuliffe stepped up to declare that Virginia would act to address climate change at the state level. Following an executive order […]

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Tags: climate change · climate hawk · virginia

How are Trump & Coal the same? both pollute the commons, people hate them, and vast majorities want them gone

November 22nd, 2017 · 4 Comments

For the first time in history, green energy is now cheaper than black energy. The world now has a unique opportunity to create a world that runs entirely on green energy. With this reality in mind, Orsted (the Danish clean-energy firm formerly known as DONG (Danish Oil & Natural Gas)), chartered  the largest global survey […]

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Tags: ActOnClimate · China · climate change · Energy · Public Opinion

Insects disappearing: pesticides, climate change, …????

October 23rd, 2017 · 3 Comments

Friday night, at my niece’s birthday party,the conversation turned (not started by me … surprisingly) to news from Germany: the insects are disappearing. abundance of flying insects has plunged by three-quarters over the past 25 years In this serious study (peer-reviewed publication: More than 75 percent decline over 27 years in total flying insect biomass in protected areas), that […]

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Tags: climate change · science

Journalism entails more than stenography: PBS Newshour malfeasance re Clean Power Plan

October 11th, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Trump Administration’s decision to undermine America’s economy and future prospects by its announced intent to reverse the Clean Power Plan and expand its denial of that Chinese Hoax, climate change made headlines and created an imperative for serious news coverage.  Last evening, the PBS News Hour — often the gold standard when it comes […]

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Tags: climate change · climate delayers · climate zombies · Energy · environmental · Global Warming · global warming deniers · journalism · SciComm · science · Science Communication · science denial

A minute of changed #climate

September 29th, 2017 · Comments Off on A minute of changed #climate

This graphical representation of our changed climate is tremendous, perhaps even meriting a visualization award …   Yet, … On watching and considering this, I had a dual reaction: Amazing, with lots of information packed … Which audience(s) would appreciate/be able to absorb this? Powerful @EssaysConcern #climate #science graphic sparks question: Where/with whom is this […]

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Tags: climate change · SciComm · science · Science Communication

Documenting Trump Administration Silencing of Climate Science

September 18th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Donald Trump’s and his GOP acolytes anti-science attitudes created a flurry of activity in the interregnum prior to their White House occupation to capture key U.S. government science (especially climate science) information on servers accessible to the world’s researchers (and, well, everyone with internet access) that are outside U.S. government control (good example/discussion). In the […]

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Tags: climate change · science denial · Trump · Trump Administration

Polluters as proud parents: Climate-enhanced weather event achievements

September 12th, 2017 · Comments Off on Polluters as proud parents: Climate-enhanced weather event achievements

Parents are (often too) proud of their children’s accomplishments (and it can go too far, from the screaming parents on the side-line  to one-upmanship comments at back-to-school night to …).  Considering the significant accomplishments of the past month’s climate catastrophes From Sea to Shining Sea, the public affairs staffs of the 90 global firms responsible […]

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Tags: catastrophic climate change · climate change

Stunning contrast … must watch/consider video re #climate & #science denial politicians

September 11th, 2017 · Comments Off on Stunning contrast … must watch/consider video re #climate & #science denial politicians

Two Get Energy Smart Now blog posts inspired the above DeSmogBlog video: The contrast stuns me/should stun you: Climate Catastrophes vs Fossil Foolish Promotion http://getenergysmartnow.com/2017/09/04/climate-catastrophes-striking-from-sea-to-shining-sea/

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Tags: catastrophic climate change · climate change · science denial

The contrast stuns me/should stun you: Climate Catastrophes vs Fossil Foolish Promotion

September 7th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Whether purposeful or not, Donald Trump manages to provide stunning, jaw-dropping moments and actions at a pace impossible for a reasonable person to track while attempting to maintain anything close to a normal life.  Amid outrageous actions (like against the Dreamers & DACA), immoral and despicable commentary (such as emphasizing those “very fine people” who […]

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Tags: climate change · Donald Trump

#HurricaneHarvey & the #HoustonFloods proves #climate adaptation investments can pay off …

August 31st, 2017 · 1 Comment

Scenes of the Cajun Navy, CNN rescues, Waffle House and other businesses acting decently to great, and basic human decency (even heroism) seem to dominate ‘the’ story as to helping Houstonians amid and after Hurricane Harvey’s (still probably inconceivable for all of us who were under its) 50 inches of rain. AJ+  ?@ajplus As emergency […]

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Tags: climate change · economics