Election 2020

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Should John Kerry be the first Climate Secretary? (He’s not even sure there should BE a Climate Secretary)

Adam Aton at Climatewire reports that former Secretary of State John Kerry isn’t showing much enthusiasm for the idea being tossed around by the presidential campaign team of presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden for establishing a cabinet post of climate secretary. Last year, Kerry, former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, and 60 other prominent people founded World War Zero, […]

April 24th

Ecoright News: Florida GOP voters want climate action

A survey commissioned by our friend at the Alliance for Market Solutions (AMS) found that 61 percent of Republican voters in Florida want the country to adopt a “balanced” approach to fighting climate change that considers both environmental and economic impacts, compared with 29 percent who said climate change is not real. By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight […]

March 30th

Has your favorite candidate dropped out? Here’s a suggestion…

Primary season is a bit like Thunderdome: Ultimately, only one person emerges—a disappointment for every political activist and social media junkie whose favored candidate isn’t that person. Already there’s been plenty of disappointment this season. By Meteor Blades If you’ve enthusiastically worked in the past, paid or unpaid, for a losing candidate—presidential or otherwise—whose election you […]

March 9th

Bill Weld calls the extinction crisis a national emergency (yes, he’s running against Trump)

Republican presidential candidate Bill Weld of Massachusetts is the first to publicly announce that the wildlife extinction crisis should be declared a national emergency. Bobby Bascomb, host of the Living on Earth radio program, recently asked Weld: “Environmental groups want to create a national emergency, essentially, around the issue of biodiversity loss. How do you […]

February 22nd

Income inequality: CBS news shocks mall shoppers using actual pie to demonstrate wealth gap

Latecomers though they be, when traditional journalists start scrutinizing economic inequality after decades of pretty much ignoring it, you know the situation has reached serious levels. CBS made its reporting on the subject more palatable and understandable than the usual dry statistics and charts used to describe the situation by using actual pies—pumpkin—to demonstrate to […]

February 6th

Climate Emergency: 8 make-or-break stories for 2020

We are now in a climate emergency and 2020 will be a critical year in the fight for the survival of the planet. The battleground is triple: climate change, biodiversity, and the ocean. What happens in one affects the other two.   by Claude Forthomme Senior Editor, Impakter Three upcoming global events are key and […]

January 28th

Election 2020: Yang drives a Tesla in campaign ad (video)

In his latest campaign ad, Andrew Yang, who is running for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States, drives a Tesla Model X. In a video titled “Right Now,” Yang drives the Model X around while talking about why we need someone with the experience of tackling the economic challenges of our time […]

January 25th

Koch Group giving up on politics? Not so much.

Hey remember back in 2018 when Politico ran a whole big feature about how fortunate son Chase Koch isn’t passionate about politics, and we were skeptical that it signaled the network’s direction would change as Politico suggested? Or what about in 2019 when the Washington Post ran a big piece on the Koch network’s new name and supposed shift away from […]

January 20th