CREDIT: AP PHOTO/CHRIS CARLSON CLIMATE PROGRESS Ben Carson is not a fan of the uneducated. At his town hall meeting in Iowa City on Friday, the Republican presidential candidate insulted people with low IQs and lamented that they were allowed to vote. He said it was “disturbing” that many people are unable to pass the… More Voter Asks Ben Carson: If You’re So Smart, Why Don’t You Accept Climate Change?
Image Credit: Getty Images SCIENCE.MIC Are you cold? Is that looming snowstorm making you shake in your Uggs? Enjoy it while it lasts. Earth just set a terrible record. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA just announced that 2015 was the warmest year on planet Earth recorded in the 136 years such records have… More 2015 Was the Hottest Year in Recorded History, NASA Warns
Screen Capture (NY Times) | AP Watch in Times Video » THE NEW YORK TIMES WASHINGTON — Six years ago, President Obama came away from a round of global climate talks bitter and frustrated, having been reduced to personally chasing other world leaders around a Copenhagen conference center and bursting uninvited into a meeting with… More Obama, Once a Guest, Is Now a Leader in World Talks
attribution: NONE NATIONAL MEMO Much as the world must hope that the governments assembled in Paris achieve their objectives, at the very least they have provided an occasion for business leaders of all descriptions to announce their commitment to climate sanity. With sponsorships, pledges, and official statements, a long list of major corporations has declared… More When Will Corporate America Confront Republican Climate Denial?
THE HUFFINGTON POST Chesnot via Getty Images CLIMATE SUMMIT PARIS… Demonstrations Around The World… Hundreds Arrested… Obama ‘Optimistic’… Could Redefine 21st Century Economy… GOP Threatens To Derail… MAP: What’s At Stake… 2015 Already Set To Be The Hottest Year On Record… Melting Glaciers… ‘Major Cities Will Be Submerged’…Why Some Conservatives Can’t Accept That Climate Change… More LAST CHANCE TO SAVE THE WORLD
CREDIT: SHUTTERSTOCK THINK PROGRESS When it comes to climate deniers in the halls of Congress, some have suggested that their rejection of the scientific consensus on climate change stems from their financial ties to the fossil fuel industry. But it turns out that it’s not just members of Congress whose climate doubt may be traced… More Scientific Proof That Exxon And The Kochs Distorted The Public’s Understanding Of Climate Change
DAILY KOS On June 20, 1979, solar panels were installed on the roof of the White House. It was the first time any president had done so, back when solar energy was just a concept. John Wihbey withYale’s Climate Connections writes: “For President Jimmy Carter, it had been nearly three years of tough fighting for… More President Carter First To Use Solar Panels On The White House In 1979 – Guess Who Took Them Down?
THINK PROGRESS Today, during a convention in New Hampshire hosted by the bipartisan group No Labels, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) took a moment to differentiate himself from the rest of the GOP field by talking about climate change. As one of the only Republican presidential candidates to repeatedly bring up climate change… More Lindsey Graham Challenges Republicans: ‘Tell Me Why’ You Deny Climate Science
THINK PROGRESS The most important benefits of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan do not involve either President Obama or his “legacy” — seriously, New York Times? The Clean Power Plan is primarily about public health and preserving a livable climate by reducing carbon pollution from the dirtiest coal plants. It is directly aimed at improving… More Memo To Media: Obama’s Clean Power Plan Is Not Primarily About Politics
The “almighty dollar” seems to be top priority here. Big Money buys political power: (support via campaign contributions), political power gets money for supporting Big Business – and it’s a vicious cycle ad infintum. The old saying “You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours” comes to mind. TRUTHOUT In September 2013, 30 Greenpeace activists… More Melting Arctic Ice Is a Warning, but Oil Companies See It as a Chance to Drill