Iranian-flagged oil tanker on fire in Red Sea, some oil spilled

Report of an explosion aboard a National Iranian Oil Company Tanker Sinopa carrying 1 million barrels, sailing in the Red Sea near Jiddah. Block TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s state-run news agency and other media say an explosion has struck an Iranian oil tanker off the coast of Saudi Arabia. There was no immediate acknowledgement…

Watch fierce Greta Thunberg shoot poison eye daggers at Trump and Pence

Can we get #GretaGlare trending? This girl is fierce, yo. x This is like a clip from a special episode of The Office where everyone dies from climate change pic.twitter.com/Q0aAxXmrDn — James Felton (@JimMFelton) September 23, 2019 Best GIF evah! Truth to power, Greta. You inspire us all. Is Trump still chafing your arse-cheeks? Then Dear F*cking Lunatic:…

Trump: 'I think I know more about the environment than most people'

Hey, don’t worry about anything — particularly not the environment. Donald Trump is on it.  Trump is an environmentalist — an environmentalist, I tells ya: From his logorrheic assault on logic and consensus reality at the G7: “I think I know more about the environment than most people. I want clean air. I want clean water….

Trump apparently thinks attending the G7 is a huge waste of his time

I mean, he could be setting the world record for most Chicken McNuggets crammed into a U.S. president’s mouth at one time. But instead he has to go to this stupid G7 thing. CNN: [I]n conversations with aides over the past weeks, Trump has questioned why he must attend [the G7], according to people familiar…

Pompeo's solution to climate change: 'Move to different places'

Seems conservatives have two responses to the existential threat of global climate change. The least-educated GOPsters, such as Donald Trump and the secret vault of clones Dick Cheney harvests his replacement organs from, choose to ignore it. Less-benighted Republicans (and we’re definitely grading on a curve here) downplay the crisis by pretending everything will work out…

EPA chief: The media need to do a better job of whitewashing environmental crises

So earlier in the day I read this Vice article that seemed pretty doom-and-gloom. It’s about an analysis from the Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Restoration, an Australian think tank. The gist? The paper argues that the potentially “extremely serious outcomes” of climate-related security threats are often far more probable than conventionally assumed, but almost impossible…

Trump administration rolls back post-Deepwater Horizon safety regs

No one cares about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill anymore, do they? Come on, that was, like, nine years ago. All I remember is some nonsense about millions of gallons of oil gushing from the depths of Hades for five months. Pfft. Whatevs. So, naturally, the Trump administration, in its bid to undo everything Obama ever…

So What's Going On With Nancy Pelosi & The Green New Deal?

First off, Happy Holidays to all my fellow Kossacks. Apologies for not being as prolific as I normally am with my diaries. Once the New Year begins, you can sure bet that I will have a ton of new diaries out on the upcoming races in 2019 and 2020. But for now, I’d like to…

The Stormy Past, Present, And Future.

By Debra Schrishuhn for Mike F., Mike H., Dr. Bill, Janis, Dan, Kimberly, Bryan, Donna, Judy, and Shayna—Your PDA National Team Act Now! Support the Off Fossil Fuels Act! The scientific community agrees that climate change contributes to the frequency and intensity of tropical storms and cyclones. We need to pass the OFF Fossil Fuels…