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GW Bush’s Republican EPA Head Blasts Fox On Climate Change

Former NJ Governor and EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman (2013 interview screen shot from youtube) You may remember Christine Todd Whitman, the Republican who served as Governor of New Jersey from 1994 to 2001 and as EPA administrator for President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2003. On Thursday, she repeatedly called out Fox Business’s Varney & Company questioners for their obtuseness on climate issues and on the intent […]

August 2nd

Many State Governors With US House In Blocking Climate Action

On Tuesday, one big handy graphic appeared online detailing what every state governor really believes about climate change. The Center for American Progress released an interactive map of the 50 states. It details the sad fact that half of America’s 29 Republican governors agree with the anti-science caucus of Congress. Tiffany Germain And Ryan Koronowski, who wrote the […]

July 3rd

President Takes Down Congress For Climate Timidity (video)

On Wednesday, June 25, President Obama gave a one-year progress report for his climate plan. He presented the original speech on the climate change plan at a dinner with the League of Conservation Voters. On MSNBC, politics commenter Rachel Maddow showed a series of clips of the President’s LCV talk, saying she wasn’t sure if […]

June 30th

"Clean Gas" More Dangerous Than Coal, Industry Expert Tells TV

US “clean gas” wells in operation (Irekia-Eusko Jaurlaritza in blogs.lse.ac.uk) Turns out that just about everyone (including President Obama) has been hugely underestimating the methane pollution levels of so-called “clean gas.” The booming American economy now seems to come at a greater cost than we originally thought when we found out that natural gas produces […]

May 22nd

Funding More Fire Suppression Won't Do The Trick

A firefighter pauses at the $2013 Rim Fire in Yosemite National Park, August-September 2013 (Calfire photo on facebook). President Obama released the federal budget for 2015 last week. Overall, it involves the lowest deficit ($514 billion) of his five-year tenure in office and restores some funding cut in last year’s sequester. Parts of the new […]

March 9th

Government Shutdown Boomerangs On U.S. Health

Everyone’s thinking about the U.S. government shutdown. American media have chosen to dramatize a health official’s suggestion that children with cancer will not be able to receive advanced clinical treatments because funds are unavailable. But the kids with cancer are only a sideshow. The most frightening health effects concern the entire nation, and by extension, […]

October 5th

Extreme Political Views Caused By The ‘Illusion of Understanding’

  Have you ever tried to engage in a balanced discussion or debate over, say, macro-economics or maybe foreign policy — subjects that are complex and contingent upon many factors — and found yourself frustrated in your attempts by an extreme/unyielding ideological viewpoint? Well, the next time you’re confronted with an extreme (and typically over-simplified) […]

US Senators Propose Carbon Tax

Republicans don’t want taxes at all, whereas Democrats want to tax everything. It might be an oversimple explanation but it’s definitely going to be right more than it’s wrong. It’s also a good indicator of your allegiance when you hear that US Senators Barbara Boxer and Bernie Sanders have proposed a tax on carbon emissions. The […]

February 15th

Ignorance and Political Blinders Shift American Support for Climate Change Action

  A new Stanford-led survey has found that American support for governmental action to address global warming has dropped over the past two years, primarily amongst those who identify themselves as Republicans. A significant downward shift According to the report, political rhetoric and the fact that 2011 was tied for the coolest year on record […]

May 8th

The Republican Triple Threat [CARTOON]

Look who’s behind the people you support… What to read From Grist: We can’t beat China at cleantech as long as GOP keeps kissing fossil-fuel ass From Ecopolitology: Koch Brothers–Tilting at Clean Energy From The Inspired Economist: Koch Industries Exploits Unemployment Rate to Support Big Oil Agenda From PlanetSave: Greenpeace Exposes Oil Industry’s Really Dirty […]

January 24th

Republican Energy Plan (cartoon)

Same old same old from the right side of the aisle. As Treehugger columnist Brian Merchant recently shared, “they are the only major political party of any democracy in the world that gets away with denying climate science.” Scary. More on the ever-tan Mr. Boehner: John Boehner on the Issues (scroll down for “Energy and […]

October 19th