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The Boom is underway The global energy watchdog revealed that the delivery of renewable energy projects, including windfarms and solar power projects, grew by 45% last year in a step change for the global industry. Wind power capacity doubled over the last year, while solar power grew by almost 50%...

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  • May 11, 2021

Republican governor says measure sends message that Wyoming is ‘prepared to bring litigation to protect her interests’ Coal is a 19th century fuel in a 21st century world. It is out of date and filthiest of fossil fuels. Modernize for god’s sake. Wasting money to protect a vanishing industry makes...

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  • May 10, 2021

I read “Biden Can Go Bigger and Not ‘Pay for It’ the Old Way” by Economics Professor and MMT advocate Stephanie Kelton. It is an important read that we need to understand. Stephanie Kelton hits the nail on the head. See full episodes here. Ironically Professor Kelton shared some concerns with former...

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  • April 7, 2021

If I were a betting man, I’d wager that Matt Gaetz’s head is filled with equal parts brain matter, nougat, Nickelodeon slime, and unidentified ooze. I’d bet my 2004 Pontiac Vibe on it. And my entire McLaughlin Group Pog collection. So you might want to put on your 2017 solar eclipse...

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  • April 1, 2021
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Like Martin Luther objecting to Pope Leo X selling indulgences to raise money for a variety of excesses, the environmental costs of carbon markets far exceed the benefits. Austerity would have denied us Renaissance art which is less at risk in an age of non-fungible tokens. Today the consequences for the planet...

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  • March 28, 2021
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The sparse number of actual carbon capture and sequestration projects plus weak carbon markets amplify the problems of the climate crisis yet to be revisited, post-Trump. Two heartland examples in North Dakota and Texas show how there are several interlocking problems addressing the climate crisis that must be included in future environmental policy. More specifically...

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  • February 28, 2021

This is how the mainstream media should cover politicians. It is not taking sides or creating a false balance. Republicans did lie and flee. Republicans lied & fled See full episodes here. One must commend MSNBC’s Alicia Menendez report on Texas Republicans and Texas Democrats and the contrasts in what they...

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  • February 22, 2021

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki used a question to call out Texas politicians lying about the real cause for Texas Electric Grid failure. Jen Psaki checks Texas politician attack on green energy See full episodes here. Texas, a state where its Republican politicians are full of hubris, have a...

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  • February 20, 2021

Texas is the coalmine canary of failures in the GQP’s industrial policy. The “clusterfuzzle” appears to be only in Texas: perhaps they skimmed on costs and failed in winterizing their plants. The structural failure comes from the anti-federal, deregulatory policy of the Texas grid which reveals itself in the disinformation...

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  • February 18, 2021

Beto O’Rourke (D. TX) had some harsh words yesterday: x “We are nearing a failed state in Texas. And it has nothing to do with God, or natural disasters. It has everything to do with the leadership and those in the positions of public trust who have failed us,” says...

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  • February 17, 2021

Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share a virtual kitchen table with other readers of Daily Kos who aren’t throwing pies at one another. Drop by to talk about music, your weather, your garden, or what you cooked for supper…. Newcomers may notice that...

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  • February 13, 2021

When California’s deadly and worst wildfire struck the state of California, intense drought provided the fuel necessary when a PG&E Pacific Gas and Electricity sparked the catastrophe. California has a Mediterranean climate, which is particularly vulnerable to our climate crisis. That explanation was too much for the simple-minded QAnon nutballs. To...

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  • January 28, 2021

When California’s deadly and worst wildfire struck the state of California, intense drought provided the fuel necessary when a PG&E Pacific Gas and Electricity sparked the catastrophe. California has a Mediterranean climate, which is particularly vulnerable to our climate crisis. That explanation was too much for the simple-minded QAnon nutballs. To...

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  • January 28, 2021

Add Trump’s insurrectionists to the huuuuge™  list of people who have found themselves staring in shock at the tread marks on their backs, as once again Trump throws them under the bus in order to save himself. ‘Coward’: MAGA internet turns on Trump The president acknowledged his defeat and urged...

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  • January 8, 2021
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The neoliberals’ “free market” is not going to sequester enough carbon to save the environment. Even Warren Buffett isn’t willing to take a bet on surviving an impending climate crisis catastrophe, because “the rents are too high”. Existential threats have a critical reality, about which ruthless criticism is entailed. Even...

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  • December 27, 2020

I am sure others have put this together, but I think it is something that needs to be out there. Two things are happening simultaneously.  The United States is suffering its worst cyber attack, possibly in history. Trump and his minions are raising the temperature on a military coup.  Even...

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  • December 19, 2020

Retiring Republican Congressman Denver Riggleman has had it with the conspiracy theories and misinformers. He says he is going after them. Congressman Denver Riggleman will take them on. x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. It is refreshing to see a Republican, albeit retiring, comes clean to describe the...

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  • December 19, 2020

There will be plenty of memorials to the Trump reign, but the most significant one will be the betrayal of democracy. It raises the matter of Washington Monument sized piles of information stolen from the US government. But maybe he’ll be remembered for promising some of his advisors that “he will refuse...

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  • December 16, 2020

“The hack is seen as so significant that a National Security Council meeting was held at the White House on Saturday over it, according to Reuters.” Because having at Commerce, a former head of a bank known for Russian money laundering in Cyprus and a Treasury head who approved lifting financial...

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  • December 14, 2020

The crises facing the country are severe — from a pandemic to an economic recession, climate change to racial injustice — and the transition team will continue preparing at full speed so that the Biden-Harris Administration can hit the ground running on Day One. Biden Transition Team As I write...

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  • November 8, 2020

“Oh yes Sapiens, you hungry little monkey, it's all about you” comment via Greenland Ice Sheet — Ice Sheet Melting Is Perfectly in Line With Our Worst-Case Scenario, Scientists Warn New research has found that 50-70% of Antarctica's glacier marine extensions are at risk of hydrofracture due to enormous meltwater lakes on the...

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  • September 3, 2020

The skies have not yield a moment of rain for months.  But I knew how to make it rain. I hung clothes outdoors on our new fancy clothesline.  It’s passive solar at its best.  Except the Rain Gods, laughing, then made it rain twice.  But not much, just enough to...

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  • August 23, 2020

I’m liking that Biden is hammering Trump hard on the economy: “The depth of economic devastation our nation is experiencing is not an act of God, it’s a failure of presidential leadership,” the presumptive Democratic nominee for president said in a statement released by his campaign. “Had President Trump taken...

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  • July 30, 2020

Human consumption and climate change have sent humanity on a steep, dangerous, and deadly spiral spin toward a “catastrophic collapse” warn researchers. The dire warning is published in the scientific journal Nature Scientific Reports. Physicists Mauro Bologna and Gerardo Aquino layout in their research that there will be a ninety percent chance...

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  • July 30, 2020
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The New York Times has a great piece out about how Democrats are eager to not only help Joe Biden take out Trump but also want him to expand the electoral map. The goal is to get to 270 electoral votes and here are the current states Biden’s campaign is...

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  • July 12, 2020

“We have to be aware that climate change and biodiversity loss are stress factors for ecosystems, for humans, for animals, and for the microbiome. Our research shows that if the different axes of the disease pyramid are destabilized, new infectious diseases can be expected, including for humans.” Dirk Schmeller, Université de...

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  • June 30, 2020

The 74-year-old current President of the United States, Donald Trump, has been telling us for days and affirmed by his Vice President, and COVID-19 task force leader Mike Pence, that testing is “generating” more coronavirus cases. I used a thesaurus to find words that can be substituted for generating. The...

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  • June 26, 2020

Received this e-mail yesterday from former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA), in support of John Hickenlooper’s (D. CO) U.S. Senate campaign: John Hickenlooper (D. CO) Democrats need to flip four seats to make sure we take back the U.S. Senate — and that starts right here in...

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  • June 23, 2020

Republicans were not always Neanderthals when it came to science and climate. In 1901, the Theodore Roosevelt administration established the USFS, the United States Forestry Service. Along with that came the establishment of 150 national forests, 51 federal bird reserves, 4 national game preserves, 5 national parks, and 18 national...

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  • May 22, 2020

http://www.msn.com/… The New York Times reports that renewable energy sources including wind and solar power are now regularly outproducing coal fired electric power plants in the United States. Just 10 years ago, almost 50 percent of electricity came from coal but lower costs are now driving up renewables and increasing making...

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  • May 13, 2020

The New York Times reports that renewable energy sources including wind and solar power are now regularly outproducing coal fired electric power plants in the United States. Just 10 years ago, almost 50 percent of electricity came from coal but lower costs are now driving up renewables and increasing making coal...

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  • May 13, 2020

Joel Segal was instrumental in writing H.R. 676, the original Medicare for All bill under Congressman John Conyers. It’s one of the gold standards. Joel Segal talks universal healthcare Watch the entire episode here. Joel will talk much more than Medicare for All. We discuss his impact on Obamacare, his new passions,...

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  • May 6, 2020

We have our hands full of worldwide contagion due to the incompetence of Donald Trump, Remember the same denial and sabotage of scientific facts that have led us to disaster with COVID is in overdrive at the White House when it come to dangers from climate change. What happens in...

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  • April 17, 2020

This should be common sense, but some people apparently still need to hear it: x Please do not take medical advice from a man who looked directly at a solar eclipse.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 24, 2020 If only these folks had heeded the august Madam Secretary’s advice before deciding...

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  • March 24, 2020

I don’t always read The Guardian, but man oh man have they gotten a hold of the usual suspects who dump on failing political campaigns.  They have Larry Sabato, Michael Steele, and drum roll please — Bob Shrum.  They and others listed in the article tell us who questioned the foundations...

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  • February 16, 2020

The firestorms continue unabated in smoldering Australia. If you are a praying person, now would be the time as extreme conditions threaten the lives of thousands of our brothers and sisters down under. From Huffington Post Australia, authorities warn that fire conditions may not be survivable as it is for...

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  • January 4, 2020

And what seems clear now is that Greenland is no longer changing in geological time. It is changing in human time. Jon Gertner, Yale Environment 360                                                ...

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  • December 12, 2019

If you believe, as I do, that Donald Trump is an ineluctably expanding blob of id that would swallow up the solar system if we let him, this won’t come as a surprise. Nor should it. The alleged pee tape incident, it seems, wasn’t the only salacious story Christopher Steele...

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  • December 10, 2019

Forget about Kool-Aid. These idiots would swallow battery acid if Dear Leader told them to. And, you know, in a way they kind of are. You may have seen the recent Economist/YouGov poll in which 53 percent of Republicans claimed that Donald Trump is a better president than Abraham Lincoln.  Yes,...

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  • December 5, 2019

< p class=”is-empty-p”> x YouTube Video In less than 400 days the US could be relieved of perhaps the stupidest self-proclaimed “environmentalist” in US history. We will need to refocus the post-Trump environmental economy to sustainable goals that reposition the discourse about economic growth, particularly energy production, distribution, and consumption. The Green...

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  • October 12, 2019

“We have never observed an ice sheet behaving this way before. It’s unprecedented in human scientific history.” – Kristin Poinar, Glaciologist, University of Buffalo Greenland is, for the most part, a very moist environment (with the exception of northern Greenland which until recently had been a dry environment). The ice...

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  • October 8, 2019

I keep vigil.  Lots of activity on the world's largest reserve of fresh water.  x Following the startling narrative of the IPCC report on the Oceans and Cryosphere, our open access paper came out yesterday in Nature Scientific Reports documenting >65,000 lakes on the surface of the East Antarctic Ice...

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  • October 1, 2019

PDAers Demand Medicare For All In solidarity,  Dr. Bill Honigman for Alan, Mike H., Dan, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., and Shayna—your PDA national team. Tell Congress: We Need Medicare For All!   On this #MedicareForAll (#MFA) Monday during the #ClimateEmergency week of action, we at Progressive Democrats of...

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  • September 23, 2019

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senate candidate, Cal Cunningham (D. NC), in support of Dan McCready’s (D. NC-09) campaign: Dan McCready (D. NC-09) If there's one thing I've learned while serving our country, it's how important it is to always have each other's backs. And time is running out...

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  • September 4, 2019

Of course he would: U.S. Senator John Cornyn positioned himself at the forefront of the resistance to the Green New Deal on Wednesday in Houston, touting a conservative think tank’s new study that claims the legislation would raise the average Texas family’s annual electricity bill by more than $12,000 over...

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  • August 30, 2019

Received this e-mail today from Rep. Conor Lamb (D. PA-17) in support of Dan McCready’s (D. NC-09) campaign: Dan McCready (D. NC-09) This is going to be a close one. Last November, Democrat Dan McCready — a Marine veteran and solar energy entrepreneur — fell less than 1,000 votes short...

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  • August 13, 2019

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senate candidate Cal Cunningham (D. NC) in support of Dan McCready’s (D. NC-09) campaign: Dan McCready (D. NC-09) I’m going to cut to the chase here, Team — we’re one month away from the special election in North Carolina’s  9th Congressional District and the...

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  • August 11, 2019

Received this e-mail from Rep. Adam Schiff (D. CA-28) in support of Dan McCready’s (D. NC-09) campaign: Dan McCready (D. NC-09) Remember in 2018 when rampant voter suppression and election fraud by a GOP House campaign resulted in the call for a special election in North Carolina’s 9th district? Well, that...

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  • August 9, 2019

Received this e-mail today from the People For The American Way: Dan McCready (D. NC-09) The latest poll has the NC special election race TIED!!! Despite a baked-in Republican advantage due to gerrymandering, a new poll out just this week has Democrat Dan McCready TIED with Republican DanBishop! The special election in North Carolina is...

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  • August 7, 2019
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