What happened with people who sided with Hitler and the Nazis in their quest to murder countless humans? As their crowd rose to the heights of power and prestige, many people who supported them must have thought their futures were looking up and they were setting up some kind of positive family reputation for future generations. To […]
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A group of young people have filed suit against the government of Norway seeking to invalidate Arctic drilling licenses issues to foreign companies. The suit is supported by the Norwegian chapter of GreenPeace.
Leonardo DiCaprio used the podium at the Oscars to make a powerful call for an end to the “politics of greed” when it comes to taking action on climate change.
Putting a price on carbon is the only way to make sure that fossil fuels stay in the ground and do not add to the total carbon in the atmoshpere.
http://youtu.be/7sWWeQLBdWc Hypocrisy in the GOP? No way! From NextGen Climate: In a new web video, NextGen Climate is calling out Michigan Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land after her shameful ad made false accusations over funds pledged toward the victims of wildfires. But it’s Land who welcomed millions in outside money into her race—including the Koch brothers’ PAC. […]
I just read a wonderful article about and interview with Al Gore on POLITICO. Worth your time, I believe. Al Gore is such an excellent communicator. One of the best out there on the topic of global climate change. However, if you aren’t drawn to read the full thing, here are some key excerpts from the interview part picked out […]
Peru last week initiated a new program that will provide electricity to more than two million of its poorest residents using solar panels. Energy and Mining Minister Jorge Merino said that the program will allow 95% of Peru to have access to electricity by the end of 2016. Currently, approximately 66% of the population has […]
This was recently reposted over on CleanTechnica, from the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE), but I thought it made for a great Planetsave repost as well. It was written by SACE Executive Director Dr. Stephen Smith. The lead-in video is from the insightful and super talented Peter Sinclair. Check it out: “Welcome to the rest of […]
Occupy activists fed up with the Koch Brother’s insane control over government are gathering this weekend in Wichita, Kansas for a series of events concerning energy, environmental, and climate policies. The series of events is being termed “Occupy Koch Town” since Koch Industries is based in Wichita and since the Koch brothers are infamous as […]
Updated February 19, 2012: New stories from here (Planetsave) and around: Open Letter to Heartland Institute from Climate Scientists Heartland Institute’s Complete Hypocrisy (Look at How It Responded to “Climategate”) Heartland Institute faces fresh scrutiny over tax status DenialGate – Infographic Illustrating the Heartland Denial Funding Machine EXPOSED: The 19 Public Corporations Funding The […]
Here’s some top activism news of the week, other than the stories we’ve already covered (which you can check out via the link above): Climate Activists Call Foul at Rep. Boehner’s Office over Keystone Pipeline and Campaign Cash from Big Oil Climate activists fed up with the influence of corporate money on Congress stormed Speaker […]
This is some concerning stuff here. Apparently, buying politicians isn’t the only tactic the Koch brothers use to increase the wealth of the few at the expense of the vast majority—they’re also buying education. (Note that the video includes university professors, researchers, and even the president of the American Association of University Professors. And, […]
News: Citizens United, the name that represents that horrible decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to designate corporations as people had its anniversary yesterday. In honor of that, citizens all around the U.S. got up and voiced their opinion about the illegality and senselessness of that 2010 Supreme Court decision. “On the second anniversary of the much-despised […]
We’ve spent hours upon hours researching the Solyndra story and debunking every single one of the lies mentioned in this video (it’s packed full of a LOT) — click the link above to read some of those. But the really ironic thing about this video is that it was funded by the Koch Brothers, oil […]
Last week, The Other 98%, Greenpeace, Tar Sands Action, and others continued their efforts to fight the Koch Brothers’ war on democracy with direct action and fun. They crashed the Koch’s “hoity toity” gala for the 1% in DC, “and projected a Guerrilla Drive-In directly onto the side of the building.” Reportedly, 1,200 activists […]
More on Koch Industries From SourceWatch: All About Koch Industries From Greenpeace: Koch Industries: Still Fueling Climate Denial (2011 Update) From Daily Kos: Koch Brothers Limerick & Song Challenge From Me: Koch Brothers–Tilting at Clean Energy (cartoon and article=”cartoonicle”) More on Coke From SourceWatch: All About the Coca-Cola Company From Slate: Coke and Pepsi’s plant-based […]
Good (or crazy) environmental politics stories from the past week or so.
David and Charles Koch might not be household names, but as major funders of climate denial organizations, they’re directly disrupting clean energy innovation and the future of our climate with your dollars. Let us explain….
Following my first top 37 green stories post yesterday, here’s some top green news and commentary from the past day or so.
Koch Industries, owned by Charles and David Koch, is not only the second-largest private company in America, it is the most politically active. As ThinkProgress has carefully documented over the last three years, Koch groups have spent tens of millions to influence government policy and buy politicians. From financing the Tea Parties, to funding junk […]
One of my new favorite websites, the other 98%, just released an “infographic” (I don’t know if I would actually call it that) on the differences between George Soros and the Koch brothers. It is great so I thought I’d share:
Here are some top global warming and environmental stories from the last day or so: Global Warming Politics Anti-Koch Rally (or Rallies) A great video on the Koch Brother Billionaire Bash protests and Uncloak Koch Rally from the other 98%: More on Schmitt We covered a couple pieces going into depth on astronaut Harrison Schmitt’s […]
From the last day or so, other than what we’ve covered, here are some top global warming and environmental politics stories: Monsanto and the USDA, Sittin’ in a Tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G OK, maybe not the best way to start this, but it is almost Valentine’s Day & that did get your attention. The USDA recently approved […]
The Koch brothers were not very well known a few years ago, despite being two of the richest people in America (tied for 5th now). They liked it like that. They could pour money into politics and climate science disinformation campaigns without any notice. But that recently changed. More and more of the media (and, […]
The idiom “tilting at windmills” (or turbines) derives from the novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. It means to attack imaginary enemies, or fight unwinnable or futile battles. Big Oil and Coal (and others) are in a futile battle against clean energy. Clean energy will inevitably emerge victorious. Unfortunately, when oil billionaire brothers, Charles and David Koch of Koch Industries (apologies for putting their names on the horse and ass’s asses) fight unwinnable battles you can be certain the pointless battles will last a lot longer than they should. Putting approximately 100 million dollars of their money into right-wing coffers to keep fellow polluters happy and federal regulations lax, Koch Industries is more than eager to fight a battle that compromises our future and greatly compromises the future of our children. The same children to which they are now eagerly marketing.