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Record February heat wave – why no clever Trump tweet about global warming?

The last thing the world needs are more 3 AM Trump tweets. But Joe Romm at Climate Progress nevertheless poses an excellent rhetorical question: “Why didn’t Trump tweet that Tuesday’s warmth crushed the D.C. record by 9°F?” Why, indeed, since The Donald™has tweeted attacks on global warming and climate science more than 30 times in the past five years. By Meteor Blades […]

February 8th

To Save The Earth, Look To Space

In the new sci-fi novel Ocean of Storms, a disruptive pulse originating on the moon takes out Earth’s infrastructure. In the face of a crisis, international conflicts are set aside. The book’s authors, Christopher Mari and Jeremy K. Brown, recently sat down with Nexus Media to share their insights on international cooperation, conspiracy theories and […]

January 31st

Fossil fuel lobbyists descend on Morocco climate talks

By Meteor Blades Fossil fuels will be heavily represented at next week’s Morocco Climate talks: Diplomats will convene in Marrakech for a couple of weeks starting Monday to determine how the signers of the Paris climate agreement will meet their pledges. [A]s the advocacy organization Corporate Accountability International shows, coal and gas representatives are also heavily involved. The […]

November 2nd

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

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

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

Exxon’s shareholders are revolting – but it’s not enough

By R L Miller Yesterday I spoke truth to oil at the Exxon annual shareholders’ meeting in Dallas.  I came from California with a simple message for shareholders. Stop empowering and enabling Exxon with the farce of shareholder resolutions designed to nudge the oil giant into disclosing what it knows about carbon risks. Instead, it’s time […]

May 26th

Arctic sea ice collapse is getting seriously scary

By Meteor Blades The data are provisional, but if they hold true—and there is good reason to believe they will—the summer melting of Arctic sea ice is very likely headed for a record year in 2016. For the past month, the National Snow and Ice Data Center hasn’t been updating itsnear-real time daily chart of sea ice observations because […]

May 9th

NASA reports a shocking climate change milestone

By Meteor Blades Jeff Masters and Bob Henson at Wunderblog at Weather Underground have posted a stunning analysis and commentary. The headline: “February Smashes Earth’s All-Time Global Heat Record by a Jaw-Dropping Margin.” Here’s what they had to say about it: On Saturday, NASA dropped a bombshell of a climate report. February 2016 has soared past all […]

March 14th