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Before 2016 if you told most Americans that Donald Trump would become president, they would have laughed or thought you were joking. The outspoken businessman and tv personality was a complete outsider to the world of politics. Yet his antics and political rhetoric were not. Trump can thank Newt Gingrich...

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  • July 12, 2021

Tom Bowman discusses his new book on climate. An irate Tim Ryan lashes out at GOP. Jen Psaki shades Trump. Black homeowner ripoff is systemic racism. Tom Bowman tells it like it is on climate Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls:...

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  • May 20, 2021

More GQP spotted owl-isms, riffing on culture war again because Moscow Mitch claimed last year that the Democrats’ nanny-state will regulate 'how many hamburgers you can eat'. Now GOP governors are beefing with a Biden policy that does not exist. More manufactured crisis, courtesy of RWNJ media. x Saw Greg Abbott comment on...

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  • April 26, 2021

“Dadirri listens and knows, witnesses, feels, empathizes in the pain under the anger, and, if the anger is accompanied by action, seeks to understand the thoughts and feelings behind the action. Dadirri then seeks to find the source of that pain in knowledge-building for a deepening understanding of the more...

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  • April 23, 2021

I was listening to an Apple representative explain this: Apple and partners launch first-ever $200 million Restore Fund to accelerate natural solutions to climate change Investment builds on the company’s forestry and responsible packaging innovations to deliver new financial and climate returns. The partnership aims to unlock the potential of...

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  • April 19, 2021

One of the more despicable senators in the US Senate now acknowledges that climate change is real after four years of kissing Trump’s ass as the know-nothing did all he could do to derail the fight against climate change and kill life on the planet. Better late than never, but words...

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  • April 19, 2021

Patrick Carolan discusses his important article on climate. Jen Psaki shows why she is worth her salary in gold. Amazon unionization failed, and more. Patrick Carolan speaks climate responsibility Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Once again,...

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  • April 9, 2021

There’s really only one Ted that’s applicable to an unconfirmed source trying to connect Greta Thunberg with the Unabomber and that’s Ted “Zodiac Killer” Cruz. Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has mocked Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) after he criticized President Joe Biden‘s decision to rejoin the Paris climate agreement. “So happy that USA has finally...

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  • March 11, 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

Sen Ted Cruz [Q-Texas] fleeing with his family to Cancún gave us a fine example of this, two thumbs up Ted, well done. This show us all that when climate change really begins to bite, what will the rich and powerful do, run. The rest of us? Well shit. Tough....

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  • February 19, 2021

In particular Bill Gates pontifications under his label of the “Good Billionaire”. Yes he does keep to the science in a way, but  please stop with the hypocrisy. If there is a credibility gap in listening to Gates on this subject, it comes from the suspicion that he lives in...

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  • February 15, 2021

As Climate Crisis returns to the new US administration agenda, negative emissions technologies (NETs) may find their implementation hindered by neoliberal financialization.   An earlier ACM story showed how Steve Keen’s critique of Nordhaus’s use of discounting climate change demonstrates that orthodox economics is incapable of accelerating innovation especially in...

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  • January 31, 2021

I keep vigil. Last summer, record-breaking wildfires in Siberia, “in and around the Arctic circle,” continue to smolder and burn; the fuel feeding the fires is peat, decomposing organic matter that has been stored in the earth for millenniums. According to NASA estimates, at least half of wildfires burned in Siberia in the...

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  • January 29, 2021

A senior Biden climate team transition official alerted E&E News that the damage Trump and his fossil fuel grifters (that have held power over the agencies tasked with protecting the climate system) have been successful in hollowing out the EPA of staff and resources at a time when the “ability to...

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  • January 15, 2021

Yemen’s Houthi rebels in Yemen finally gave the United Nations access to a disintegrating oil tanker that threatens the northern Red Sea and Gulf of Aqaba's coral reefs and coastal communities. Safer, the tanker, had been abandoned with over 1.1 million barrels of crude oil (four times the amount of the...

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  • December 18, 2020

“Until now, Donald Trump served as a support for the Brazilian president to act irresponsibly. Now with the U.S. adding to Europe’s pressure, Brazil is more isolated, and the government will find it harder to stay on this foolish path.” Alessandro Molon, the opposition Brazilian Socialist Party  The Amazon is half...

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  • December 2, 2020

Men argue. Nature acts. Voltaire Climate change does not respect any international borders. Disaster is coming for us all at some point, regardless of the color of our skin. People should insist on the government's actions and not worry about our beautiful minds. It’s not all about you, America. Only wealthy...

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  • November 27, 2020

In 2019 John Kerry was awarded and accepted the Arctic Circle Prize in a speech to an assembly of climate scientists and other Arctic stakeholders in Reykjavik, Iceland. In his dramatic speech, Kerry, who has been nominated by President-Elect Joe Biden, to be the first ‘Climate Tsar’ in a cabinet-level position,  declared a world...

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  • November 24, 2020

From The Intercept: IF SEN. DAVID PERDUE wins reelection in Georgia’s runoff in January, the Republican Party will almost certainly maintain its Senate majority. Perdue, an outspoken climate denier, urged President Donald Trump to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accords; voted against a Senate resolution that affirmed that climate change is real and that...

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  • November 14, 2020

Candida Auris is an emerging fungal disease that COVID 19 is threatening to force with additional infections because it is common in hospital settings. It is difficult to control the fungus as it primarily infects anything in hospitals, bedding, rails, and including patients' ears and open wounds.  Patients that are on...

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  • October 24, 2020

If we lose the Arctic, we lose the whole world. President Niinistö  of Finland There is a record open ocean in the Arctic as a delayed freeze in sea ice formation due to record-shattering heat in the Laptev Sea. Siberia has been freakishly hot recently, resulting in the loss of bone-chilling winds...

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  • October 23, 2020

If you give a climate arsonist four more years in the White House, why would anyone be surprised if we have more of America ablaze — Joe Biden Vice President Joe Biden’s climate plan has received rave reviews across the planet. Many have hope that the United States carrot and...

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  • October 9, 2020

Received this e-mail from sing-songwriter Paul Simon on behalf of the League of Conservation Voters: The upcoming election presents us with an opportunity to preserve and conserve a habitable planet. That's why I'm hosting “Green The Senate, Save the Planet” on Thursday, October 8 at 8pm EST to support pro-environment...

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  • October 5, 2020

Yale Environment 360 notes  “just as global warming has propelled the Arctic Ocean past a tipping point which will lead to a largely ice-free Arctic in summer in the coming decades. Wildfire scientists say that rising global temperatures and worsening droughts mean that the world has entered a new era...

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  • September 29, 2020

Facebook has been waging war on climate science lately. The Guardian reported that over this weekend, hundreds of social justice, indigenous, and climate groups had their accounts suspended apparently to disrupt a virtual protest against the Coastal Gaslink Pipeline in British Columbia.  x Yesterday, GPUSA and hundreds of Wet’suwet’en frontline...

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  • September 23, 2020

Oh boy: Political clashes about the role of climate change in catastrophic West Coast infernos are spilling into a U.S. Senate race in New Mexico, where a Republican meteorologist is campaigning for an open seat. U.S. Rep. and Democratic Senate nominee Ben Ray Luján accused rival Mark Ronchetti on Monday...

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  • September 17, 2020

“It will start getting cooler. You just watch”.  — Donald Trump Eleven Oregon GOP state senators walked out of session in 2019, and some even ‘vanished,’ meaning they fled the state so that a climate change bill could not get a quorum.  Labor 411 connected the dots on their website that...

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  • September 15, 2020

Donald Trump shows why he is an all-around danger to all of the world. His response to the scientist on climate change and science is embarrassing. Trump, the anti-science president x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. The problem with Donald Trump is that he does not know how much...

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  • September 14, 2020

Inside Climate News has been doing profiles on the major races this year and how climate change has been an issue in these races. One of the big races they’ve been following is the Iowa U.S. Senate race between U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R. IA) and businesswoman Theresa Greenfield (D....

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  • September 10, 2020

I keep vigil. I wish I knew how to get people to care, but we seem determined to kill ourselves and ignore all of the code red warnings that the science is telling us. I guess it comes down to what outrages folks and it isn’t our survival. Perhaps it is...

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  • July 24, 2020
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Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, Gov. Jay Inslee (D. WA), on behalf of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee in support former Vice President and Democratic Nominee, Joe Biden’s climate plan: Joe Biden Every day under Donald Trump feels like the world is falling apart. Sadly, when it...

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  • July 15, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, Tom Steyer (D. CA), in support of Sara Gideon’s (D. ME) U.S. Senate campaign: What if I told you that 72% of a particular group of climate candidates — leaders committed to climate justice — go on to win their races? Those candidates are...

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  • July 2, 2020

Received this e-mail yesterday from Academy Award winner, Michael Douglas, in support of U.S. Senator Ed Markey’s (D. MA) re-election campaign: Sen. Ed Markey (D. MA) I need to ask you to support my friend, Senator Ed Markey. He is in the toughest race of his career, and the last...

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  • June 28, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Academy Award winning actress and activist, Jane Fonda, in support of U.S. Senator Ed Markey’s (D. MA) re-election campaign: Sen. Ed Markey (D. MA) This past month has been an important reminder that our fight against the climate crisis must be intersectional. These challenging times...

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  • June 25, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D. WA) in support of Governor Jay Inslee’s  (D. WA) re-election campaign: Gov. Jay Inslee (D. WA) These last few months have driven home the importance of governors. Across the country, state leaders have stepped up to lead the fight against...

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  • June 24, 2020

Received this e-mail yesterday from Dr. Al Gross’ (I. AK) U.S. Senate campaign: Dr. Al Gross (I. AK) Sea ice melting. Zombie wildfires raging. Fish dying. Temperatures skyrocketing. It sounds like an apocalyptic action movie — but it's actually something far scarier: This is the reality of climate change here...

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  • June 21, 2020

I am sharing some of the stories from the Arctic that have not received the media attention that they deserve. We can expect increasing wildfires, a busy and dangerous Atlantic storm season, and rising marine and land temperatures as a result of the incredible speed of the climate crisis. As we...

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  • June 11, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D. RI) in support of Joe Biden’s presidential campaign: Watching President Trump flounder through the largest crisis America has faced in decades has been painful and embarrassing – it’s clear we need change at the top. That’s why I’m proud to join...

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  • May 21, 2020

COVID-19 Emergency Response Group National Town Hall Meeting with U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, & National Leaders covering The COVID-19 Pandemic And The Climate Emergency, “Protecting The People From Harm” Date: Friday, May 15, 2020.  Time: 1:00pm-2:15pm x x YouTube Video Speakers: Moderator: Mayor Jennifer Roberts, Charlotte, N.C....

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  • May 15, 2020

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday said that Democratic New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is serving on a joint policy task force coordinated by him and Democratic Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. The task force will work on campaign goals to attract supporters of Sanders’s former campaign to vote...

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  • May 13, 2020

Received this e-mail last night from the League of Conservation Voters in support of Joe Biden’s presidential campaign: I have some big news to share with you. For the last thirty-nine years, I’ve dedicated my life to public service to advance action to solve the greatest challenge humanity has ever...

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  • April 22, 2020

“I feel like more than anything, we’re just trying to keep our people in some state of calm as we daily put out these bleak circumstances, these bleak numbers. We’re just praying every day that we don’t end up in a state of anarchy.”  Belinda Constant, Mayor of Gretna, Louisiana...

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  • April 3, 2020

Received this e-mail today from singer-songwriter Carole King in support of U.S. Senator Ed Markey’s (D. MA) re-election campaign: Hi, it’s Carole King. First, and most important, I hope you and your family are well and that you stay healthy. I’m reaching out to ask you to join me in...

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  • March 31, 2020

Will You Join The Climate Charge Campaign? In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Dan, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, and Donna—your PDA national team. Pitch In To Build PDA’s Climate Charge Campaign Make Easy, Effective GOTV Calls From Your Home   Russell Greene, Progressive Democrats of America...

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  • March 12, 2020

If you're asking when climate change is going to “happen,” you're really asking when's it going to happen to “me,” because it's already happened to many other people. Eric Roston Swarms of Desert Locusts (Schistocerca gregaria) have haunted parts of Russia, Spain, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia and, SW...

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  • February 17, 2020

If you’re asking when climate change is going to “happen,” you’re really asking when’s it going to happen to “me,” because it’s already happened to many other people. Eric Roston Swarms of Desert Locusts (Schistocerca gregaria) have haunted parts of Russia, Spain, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia and, SW...

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  • February 16, 2020

Faster than previously expected. Those four words are horrifying when it comes to describing the changes to our climate. We have been reading about these phenomena frequently lately and, they haunt with such dire consequences as increasing permafrost thaw, marine heatwaves, climate migration, increasing pressure on our food systems, to...

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  • February 7, 2020

TODAY 3PM ET; Noon PT: How To Win The Climate Struggle photo: Climate Activists Demand the Declaration of a Climate Emergency, (Takver • CC BY-SA 2.0) In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Dan, Deb, Janis, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, and Donna—Your PDA National Team Join Activists On The...

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  • January 30, 2020

The raging bushfires and intense drought that has plagued the Australian continent for several months have taken a heavy toll on wildlife, particularly in the state of New South Wales. The images of burned koalas and kangaroos are chilling, but they are not the only species that are suffering. In...

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  • January 21, 2020

There’s a common belief reflected in popular culture and even “progressive” entertainment media that vegans are part of some ghoulish, otherworldly cabal disgorged from Satan’s viscera to rob our planet of joy. Lazy screenwriters often portray vegans as preachy, joyless, listless, pale, and weak. Similarly, vegan food is seen as tasteless,...

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  • January 17, 2020
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