Author: Meteor Blades

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As climate change accelerates sea level rise, feds censor climate info

Calculations in a new study show that sea level is rising three times as fast as it was before 1990. The scientists concluded in their reassessment that the rise before had been overestimated and the rise since 1990 has been dramatically underestimated. By Meteor Blades Chris Mooney at The Washington Post reports: Their paper, just out in the Proceedings of […]

May 23rd

Montana special election – As Bernie Sanders campaigns for Quist, GOP doubles down on Trump

Montana voters gave Donald Trump a 20-point margin over Hillary Clinton in November. But the red-leaning state is not the lockstep GOP stronghold that Utah, Wyoming, and Idaho are. Otherwise, Jon Tester would not be a twice-elected Democratic senator from Big Sky Country and Steve Bullock wouldn’t be the twice-elected Democratic governor. On the other hand, […]

May 20th

China is eating our lunch on renewable energy. So is India.

Last year, in its annual evaluation of the 40 most attractive national markets for investments in renewable energy, the accounting and professional services firm of Ernst & Young assessed the United States as No. 1. But this year the U.S. slipped to No. 3 with China placing first, and India second. The reason: that climate science denier squatting in the White House. […]

May 16th

Even normally calm people fearful of how Trump will handle a real crisis when one inevitably appears

Edward-Isaac Dovere has a piece up discussing fears over how Pr*sident Donald Trump would handle a serious crisis. Some observers have been profoundly concerned about that since the early morning of Nov. 9. Others, including people previously predisposed to supporting him, have grown increasingly worried. By Meteor Blades One obvious reason that even some people in Trump’s own […]

May 13th

As ship of state lurches, Trump may re-arrange deck chairs

By Meteor Blades Chris Dann at New York Magazine’s “Daily Intelligencer” reports: President Trump, frustrated and increasingly isolated, is considering a shakeup of his communications staff following the spectacular fallout over his stunning decision to abruptly fire FBI director James Comey on Tuesday. For their part, White House staff members don’t seem very happy, either. […]

May 13th

A small victory – public beats fracking industry at Seneca Lake

By Meteor Blades Seven years ago, Arlington Storage Company began plans to expand an underground operation to store natural gas from fracking  in abandoned salt mines Seneca Lake, a small town in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York. In 2014 the project to store natural gas pried from underground rock in Pennsylvania by hydraulic fracturing gained […]

May 12th

Trump bailing on another promise – using US steel for pipelines

Just four days after he took office, Pr*sident Donald Trump fulfilled one of his campaign promises by issuing a memorandum calling for a Commerce Department study on using American steel for pipelines – all-new, retrofitted, repaired, or expanded U.S. pipelines. The problem for Trump is that it’s likely no way can be found to craft a domestic-steel-only policy that’s legal. […]

May 5th

Will Trump dump the Paris Climate agreement?

The rightwingers who were thrilled by Trump’s election are now complaining that the Trump regime may abandon one of the pr*sident’s key campaign pledges for his first 100 days – withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement. By Meteor Blades A distinguished visiting fellow and a research associate at the Heritage Foundation wrote an Op-Ed last month, arguing […]

April 15th