Author: Meteor Blades

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Court says Exxon must hand over climate documents

By Meteor Blades NY Supreme Court orders Exxon Mobil to produce climate documents: In a loss for ExxonMobil, the New York State Supreme Court has ordered the oil giant and its accounting firm to produce documents subpoenaed in a highly charged investigation of whether the company concealed from investors and the public what it knew […]

October 27th

Green news roundup – from climate to the Bundy Trial

By Meteor Blades FishOutofWater writes—Tropical Storm Matthew Forms, Moving into Caribbean’s All Time Ocean Heat, Looks Like a Killer: “I have feared for over a year that the combination of global warming and El Niño would warm the tropical Atlantic to record levels producing the conditions that would allow a hurricane as destructive as Sandy or Mitch […]

September 28th

Hillary Clinton brings up climate change in the Presidential debate (but not the moderator)

By Meteor Blades Despite the fact that polls indicate most Americans put a low priority on dealing with the climate crisis (with the percentages giving it a high priority registering in just single digits), our leadership needs to make clear—in oratory and policy—that this is no single-digit matter. While there have been some important moves in the right direction the […]

September 27th

Trump putting climate denier in charge of EPA?

By Meteor Blades Back in 2007, Myron Ebell said: “Every interview I do, when I’m asked about scientific issues, I say I’m not a climate scientist. I’m just giving you the informed layman’s perspective.” Too modest by far—then and now. Ebell certainly is not a climate scientist. He is instead a disinformation specialist on global warming, working out of the D.C. offices […]

September 26th

Clinton vs Trump vs Congress on fixing America’s decrepit infrastructure

By Meteor Blades Both Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump have laid out plans for tens of billions to be spent on restoring America’s infrastructure as well as innovating some modernization. Clinton’s $275 billion, five-year plan, not surprisingly, contains solid detail. In place of specifics, Trump’s plan, which proposes $1 trillion in spending and leverage over the same period, depends, as you […]

September 20th

Candidates give their answers on climate change. Trump fails BIG TIME

By Meteor Blades On Tuesday, the non-partisan ScienceDebate.org released answers to 20 science-related questions it had posed to the four leading presidential candidates. Only three of them responded: Democrat Hillary Clinton, Green Party nominee Jill Stein, and Republican Donald Trump. Libertarian Gary Johnson apparently couldn’t be bothered. The questions covered a wide range of topics, from research, […]

September 15th

Bill Moyers – We the Plutocrats vs We the People

By Meteor Blades Sometimes, an excerpt—even a long one —simply doesn’t do justice to an essay. Since that is the case with Bill Moyers’ piece “We, the Plutocrats vs. We, the People—Saving the Soul of Democracy,” first published by TomDispatch, I’m only providing the link along with his ending paragraph. I know some of you may click that link and upon […]

September 15th

Who is the shadowy security company attacking pipeline protestors?

By Meteor Blades G4S, a U.K.-based security multinational, admitted to having personnel deployed at “remote sites” where Native Americans are defending their lands from the planned US$3.8-million Dakota Access pipeline that they say would pollute the drinking water of millions. The actions have brought together over 200 tribes in solidarity and faced a heavy offensive […]

September 9th

Doubting climate change? July was hottest month EVER

By Meteor Blades According to NASA data, not only was last month the hottest July on record, it was also the hottest month ever on record. That means 2016 is still on the path to becoming the hottest year on record. Andrea Thompson from Climate Central reports: In NOAA’s records, the streak of hottest months goes back to […]

August 16th

Why would an EV company hire a climate-denier lobbyist?

By Meteor Blades Electric Vehicle company Atieva hires Ben Quayle, climate change denier, as lobbyist: The son of former Vice President Dan Quayle and a former one-term Congressman himself, Ben Quayle was named “The Most Conservative Member of the House of Representatives” by the National Journal in 2012: So, are you wondering why a cutting edge American EV company would hook […]

July 6th

Bernie Sanders supporters at national People’s Summit plan the next steps for progressives

By Meteor Blades This past weekend, a few thousand activists and Bernie Sanders supporters gathered in Chicago for the People’s Summit, a three-day event designed to “bring together activists committed to a different kind of agenda: a People’s Agenda that can enhance and expand issue campaigns and hold all elected officials accountable to popular demands for […]

June 20th