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Bernie Sanders’ drinking problem

March 31st, 2016 · 1 Comment

While the Bernie bird video has gone viral, CitiSven has focused on a prominent item in the images that — well — probably almost everyone else let their eyes pass over without consciously registering that there was a water bottle on the podium. This guest post is a far more thoughtful and eloquent look at […]

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Tags: environmental · guest post · plastic · political symbols

Politi-“fact” vs truth: challenges in fact checking climate statements

February 16th, 2016 · No Comments

Senator Bernie Sanders, amid the Democratic Presidential primary, has had strong words about Republican presidential candidates and climate change.  Amid discussions of the (distorting) influence of interest group financing in politics during the 3 Feb debate with Secretary/Senator Clinton, Sanders said Do you think there’s a reason why not one Republican has the guts to recognize […]

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Tags: political symbols · politics

The power of translation: @BarackObama’s #climate anger emerging

April 26th, 2015 · No Comments

As part of President Barak Obama’s speech at the White House Correspondent’s dinner, as part of his speech (full video), the President introduced his anger translator who expressed — forcefully — perspectives that many in the reality-based community feel (and believe are pent up in many) and wish were part of the general and open dialogue […]

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Tags: barack obama · catastrophic climate change · climate change · Global Warming · global warming deniers · Obama Administration · political symbols · politics · President Barack Obama

The President’s Climate Speech: Everyone will exaggerate costs, understate benefits

June 25th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Today, the President will be giving a speech at Georgetown University on climate change issues, with announcements of initiatives that will be taken leveraging the powers of the Administrative Branch because the Congress is unable (and, to a large extent, unwilling) to take meaningful action to address climate change: whether mitigation or adaptation. There are […]

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Tags: analysis · climate change · Obama Administration · political symbols · politics · President Barack Obama

#ObamaEnv: Steps for Presidential Action in light of Inaugural Address

January 22nd, 2013 · 1 Comment

President Obama’s inaugural address is being accounted for as one of his most progressive statements (certainly to a national audience) as President of the United States. Engaging in ‘climate spotting’, the paragraphs directly discussing Climate Change make it a true centerpiece of this (relatively) short inaugural address. We, the people, still believe that our obligations […]

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Tags: climate change · Energy · environmental · Global Warming · Obama Administration · political symbols · President Barack Obama

Fiscal Cliff molehill vs Climate Cliff crevice

December 31st, 2012 · 4 Comments

The Washington Post’s Tom Toles well deserved the Pulitzer Prize that he won 22 years ago. And, since then, Toles has regularly demonstrated why he should be in the running for another one year after year … as per yesterday. As with so many other of his cartoons, Toles demonstrates the power of an excellent […]

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Tags: climate change · Global Warming · political symbols · Post Watch · Washington Post

President Obama speaks re climate, crowd cheers, ‘The Village’ notices

September 7th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Last night, in his speech at Charlotte, the President spoke directly to climate issues. With a direct slap at Mitt Romney’s sad climate joking to anti-science cheering, the President said: And yes, my plan will continue to reduce the carbon pollution that is heating our planet – because climate change is not a hoax. More […]

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Tags: 2012 Presidential Election · climate change · environmental · Global Warming · Obama Administration · political symbols · politics · President Barack Obama

“Responsibility. Patriotic Pride. Accountability.” Pillars for effective climate change political communication.

September 6th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Climate Solutions for a Stronger America is a communications “guide for engaging and winning on climate change & clean energy” intended for politicians and others regularly engaged on debate.  This guide, driven by the work of Betsy Taylor, lays out an effective communications path for politicians who want — amid all the other issues of […]

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Tags: climate change · Energy · environmental · Global Warming · political symbols · politics

Pres. Obama: “those who have looked at the science of climate change are scared”

July 20th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Increasingly, it seems, we need to look to ‘a-traditional media outlets’ like John Stewart and Stephen Colbert for (the most) truthful discussion about the nation’s challenges and opportunities. Rolling Stone, when it comes to catastrophic climate chaos, ranks among the nation’s best media outlets. As, for example, in the recent Bill McKibben powerful piece “Global […]

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Tags: 2012 Presidential Election · climate change · political symbols · politics

Can you “Connect the Dots”?

April 14th, 2012 · 1 Comment

While the Cherry Blossoms peaked in Washington, DC, well before the Cherry Blossom festival peaked (and maple syrup production plummeted) while Texas experienced four-foot high ‘drifts’ of hail, while Alaska had near record snowfall while the lower 48 states broke 15,000 temperature records in March, 2015, with temperatures over 8 degrees Fahrenheit hotter than normal, […]

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Tags: climate change · environmental · Global Warming · political symbols