Climate Change

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Failing dam forces gov’t scramble to evacuate 1000s in Puerto Rico, but many towns unreachable

As if Puerto Ricans weren’t already battered enough by Hurricane Maria, which has left most of the island’s population without electricity and hundreds of thousands of people without drinking water, authorities last night rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people downstream of a failing dam. By Meteor Blades But they said they could not reach more than […]

September 23rd

Katherine Hayhoe: I was a an Exxon-funded climate scientist

ExxonMobil’s deliberate attempts to sow doubt on the reality and urgency of climate change and their donations to front groups to disseminate false information about climate change have been public knowledge for a long time, now. Investigative reports in 2015 revealed that Exxon had its own scientists doing its own climate modeling as far back as the 1970s: science and modeling that […]

September 23rd

W(h)ither EPA’s climate science website

It’s been more than four months since news first surfaced on April 28 that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s climate change website for all practical purposes had gone dark. It was by no means “fake news,” though the frequent messages that the entire site had been flat-out “killed” appear overstated, at least in limited ways. […]

September 22nd

Bloomberg shares some mind-bending clean energy charts (plus wind turbines on steroids!)

As I noted in my article earlier today, Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s Future of Energy Summit just wrapped up in London. Michael Liebreich, BNEF’s Founder* and Chairman of the Advisory Board, knocked the ball out of the park in his keynote presentation (whoops, wrong continent for that metaphor). By Zachary Shahan  From the 170 slides, a few of them have already […]

September 21st

27 companies publicly support Paris climate agreement, but donate millions to GOP group undermining it

Twenty-seven companies that urged the Trump regime to stick with the Paris Climate Accord also contributed a total of $3.3 million to the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) that has worked assiduously to dump President Obama’s signature Clean Power Plan. That plan was designed specifically to reduce greenhouse emissions from U.S. power plants in 2030 by 32 […]

September 21st

Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus hears how climate change devastates Western states’ economies

At a meeting to discuss the impact of climate change on tourism, Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo, co-chair of the bipartisan House Climate Solutions Caucus, weighed in on Hurricane Irma, which decimated the Florida Keys that he represents. By Flannery Winchester Citizens Climate Lobby “There were hurricanes before human-induced climate change—we should not blame every hurricane on climate change. […]

September 20th

Evangelicals call for climate action in the wake of Hurricane Harvey

It’s true, everything is bigger in Texas. Especially the storms. The meteorological monster named Harvey doesn’t quite fit the traditional definition of a storm. What we witnessed over southeastern Texas in late August requires a new lexicon, a word salad composed of ALL CAPS! There is no historical precedent for what unfolded. Normally glib meteorologists were suddenly […]

September 17th

Ecojustice: Hurricanes hurt people unequally

Sonali Kolhatkar is the founder, host and executive producer of “Rising Up With Sonali,” a television and radio show that airs on Free Speech TV and Pacifica stations. She is co-director of the Afghan Women’s Mission, a U.S.-based non-profit solidarity organization that funds the social, political, and humanitarian projects of the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan. By […]

September 17th