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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

‘Jonas’ illustrates dark magic of storms, tides, and sea level rise

January 24th, 2016 · Comments Off on ‘Jonas’ illustrates dark magic of storms, tides, and sea level rise

Storms,   Tides, and      Sea Level Rise … Sadly, this rolls off the tongue. Sadly, because is a rather terrifying presage of the world that we are moving into. This guest post comes from John Englander, one of the most prescient voices as to the implications of sea level rise and the ever-increasing […]

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Tags: catastrophic climate change · climate change · guest post

This shouldn’t happen: salad in a #climate change(d) DC suburb

January 3rd, 2016 · 1 Comment

There are many joys of gardening, not least of which is harvesting food feet from your front door to dine on just minutes or hours later. It is 3 January 2016. Here is the lettuce that I just harvested from my garden — wild lettuce from plants we had dined off of last spring and then […]

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Tags: climate change

A call to journalists: treat #climate like a #sex scandal

December 30th, 2015 · 1 Comment

This guest post from Dean Baker provides a different perspective on inadequate media discussion and coverage of climate change issues.  In short, Dean reminds us that journalists do know how to dig to the bottom of a story and how to pressure politicians.  He asks media outlets and journalists to treat climate change with, at […]

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Tags: climate change · climate delayers · climate zombies · Congress · global warming deniers · guest post · journalism · Washington Post

Will the ‘invisible’ Porter Ranch #climate catastrophe lead to the largest lawsuit ever?

December 29th, 2015 · Comments Off on Will the ‘invisible’ Porter Ranch #climate catastrophe lead to the largest lawsuit ever?

That is the question that Shockwave asks in this guest post. “Porter Ranch” refers to a massive California methane gas leak equivalent, while unchecked to 25% of that state’s greenhouse gas emissions. This is, in terms of global impact, potentially of greater real import than Deepwater Horizon. With the latter, the Cabinet was in full […]

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Tags: climate change

US East Coast basks in warmth while the North Pole is melting?

December 28th, 2015 · Comments Off on US East Coast basks in warmth while the North Pole is melting?

While pleasurable, it felt odd to bike comfortably in shorts and a t-shirt in late December in the D.C. suburbs. The table is pretty with a vase of roses, but weird to have them coming from the garden. And, there is nothing more Locavore than vegetables from the garden, but — really — a bed of […]

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Tags: catastrophic climate change · climate change

Shhh … when it comes to #weather/#climate links, nothing to be seen here (@WashingtonPost edition)

December 27th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Shhh … there is nothing to be seen here. Even with perhaps the nation’s top political cartoonist on climate change, Tom Toles, and the excellent climate/energy/science reporting of the likes of Chris Mooney, article after article in The Washington Post discussing ‘weird weather’ in the DC area and elsewhere goes with nary a mention of […]

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Tags: climate change · environmental · journalism · media · Washington Post · weather

#Climate change has changed my (and your) backyard

December 27th, 2015 · 5 Comments

It is late December, Washington, DC, suburbs and things are out-of-whack. Roses and azaleas blooming in the garden with cut flowers adorning the dining room table and enough lettuce coming up that we’re looking toward fresh salad from the garden for a New Year’s brunch. Let me tell you: this is not normal.  Actually, correction: this […]

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Tags: climate change

Climate reality debunking

December 22nd, 2015 · 1 Comment

Debunking deceit is difficult business. Among other things: Deceit and dishonesty is easier than thoughtful, substantive, truthful engagement. As Winston Churchill put it, “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” People simply don’t have the capacity (think time and luxury of deep consideration) to […]

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Tags: climate change · climate delayers

.@SenSanders releases climate plan … lots of great material but …

December 7th, 2015 · Comments Off on .@SenSanders releases climate plan … lots of great material but …

Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign has released his climate change plan, advertised as People before Polluters. Several upfront comments To be clear, there is much of real and substantive value in the Sanders’ plan — despite some critical comments to follow.  With whatever faults it may (or may not) have, adopting (and executing) this plan would put the […]

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Tags: climate change · Election 2016