Taking cues from Trump’s exhibitionist tirades, Republicans are ramping up the rhetoric against the EPA. A recent House Energy and Commerce Committee meeting was the latest venue for Republican ranting that climaxed in a condemnation of the Clean Power Plan as “un-American.” Janet McCabe, the EPA’s acting assistant administrator, was called as a witness to
Take a few moments for this video — despite the compromised visual quality, the sound is fine. The conversation flows nicely. Climate Reality leader Al Gore and Bill Maher talk climate change and the deniers. It is a short conversation complete with great reminders and touches of humour (as typical of Maher’s style). Mayer’s questions enhance the
You will find the latest climate petition in an unlikely place—Ben & Jerry’s stores and scoop shops across the United States. The Vermont-based company just unveiled Save Our Swirled, a new ice cream flavor inspired by the company’s campaign to raise awareness about the facts and issues of worldwide climate change. “On every carton of
If you’re concerned about the world’s climate (including what’s happening in the United States), today’s a great day to self-educate. Two good news for climate watchers opportunities are available. First, 24 Hours of Reality: 24 Reasons for Hope starts today at noon and continues for the next 24 hours, live from Brooklyn, New York. The program
If you have concerns about climate, or even if you don’t, set aside a day in September for learning and another 24 hours within the next year for doing. And please tell your friends. The September day begins at noon on September 16. At this time, 24 Hours of Reality: 24 Reasons for Hope will come to
Climate Reality Project, Cape Verde (UN in Cape Verde on Flickr/Climate Reality Project/Masakazu SHIBATA) Sometimes one website just doesn’t seem able to serve all the goals of a complex, multi-actor organization. The Climate Reality Project had this problem and just unveiled its chosen solution today. We recommend you check it out. With a global movement
In a spot aired this afternoon called “Geoengineers: Who will rule the climate?” the world’s third largest radio station, Voice of Russia, seems to be wobbling on whether or not wholesale scientific experimentation could alter the destructive path of anthropomorphic climate change. VOR, reportedly the first radio station to broadcast internationally, serves about 109 million listeners of
Al Gore has finally put his money where his mouth is… or put his mouth where his money is. He has apparently gone vegan. He has done so rather discreetly, maybe wanting to make sure he sticks to his guns before making a big announcement, but the news came out this past week in a
The province of Ontario may soon ban power plants from burning coal. This is an outright ban, nothing less. According to CTV News, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, alongside Al Gore, announced the proposed ban, which will be introduced by Monday and take effect in 2014 if passed. Her party (the Liberals) was criticized for being
The Inquisition of Climate Science by James Lawrence Powell is an essential literary resource for understanding how modern climate science is conducted, and equally, for understanding how climate change denialism has evolved and continues to undermine the public interest, to its great peril. Powell’s title smartly preempts the spurious notion of a “fair and balanced”
Al Gore, again, nails communication of the link between global warming and Sandy, as well as numerous other US climate disasters this year. Check it out: He also nails the fact that political money from dirty energy is what is slowing important efforts to stop global warming:
Last week, at the popular South By Southwest techie conference, former president vice president Al Gore gave us a straight-up line of U.S. politics and society today: “Our democracy has been hacked.” In particular, Gore was focusing on Big Money’s takeover of our political system. Gore’s call to action? “Occupy Democracy!” “He pushed for the creation
For anyone still confused about this, here’s a great post by Joe Romm of Climate Progress reposted in full below. The post, based on a new study, also tackles other common myths the global-warming-denial contrarians love to spread and many greens will even parrot. Other big points are that Obama’s silence on global warming is
We’ve written about Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project several times now. And you can still host a Climate Reality presentation in your town (we encourage that). But Gore and the team have been looking to expand their reach even further by getting into video games. Gore’s already tackled film, concerts, and books — why not
1. Activists occupied KFC on two continents last week. More from the Dogwood Alliance: “Colonel Sanders and various woodland creatures made appearances at over 150 KFC restaurants across the country and various locations in Europe to deliver a message, ‘Stop destroying Southern forests for your throwaway packaging.’ The iconic KFC bucket and other KFC
When I first saw this piece in the Guardian, I thought “WTF?” The Guardian is actually the only mass media machine I really respect and follow on global warming and climate change issues. But this piece tearing into Gore for a quote that was not actually a Gore quote (but a Guardian journalist’s quote) was a shocker, and abysmal piece. Interestingly, it came from a climate scientist who doesn’t seem to be getting the respect his colleagues is getting. Anyway, here’s Dr. Joe Romm’s full debunking:
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24 Hours of Climate Reality, Al Gore’s new, big push to raise climate awareness and promote the solutions available to address climate change today, is tomorrow, September 14. You can check in right here tomorrow at any time for live streaming of this worldwide event. The live streaming will occur below…
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Al Gore turned from a waffling politician to a leading climate action activist a few years ago. If someone mentions Al Gore now, probably the #1 association that comes to mind is global warming, due to his wildly popular and influential film “An Inconvenient Truth” and resulting Nobel Peace Prize. While there are probably thousands upon thousands of trolls spreading misinformation about Al Gore and climate change across the internet, confusing the public and hurting a very respectable man’s reputation, Al Gore and his message are tremendously needed today.
Today is World Population Day. It was established on July 11, 1987 when world population hit 5 billion. This year—just 24 years later—world population is expected to surpass 7 billion. There is hardly cause to celebrate when you consider it took some 50,000 years for the population to reach 5 billion, and just 24 to add another 2 billion.
Yeah, I think I skipped a week or two, but this excellent quote by Al Gore in his completely excellent article in Rolling Stone this week is worth some highlighting:
“Here is the truth: The Earth is round; Saddam Hussein did not attack us on 9/11; Elvis is dead; Obama was born in the United States; and the climate crisis is real. It is time to act.”
I never get political on Facebook, but I need to comment about Al Gore’s Rolling Stone article…
I did a short preview of Power Shift 2011 last week. Unfortunately, living across the pond (and half a continent away), I wasn’t able to make it to the event. If you’re like me & wish you could have been there, here are a few great videos from the event, videos of wonderful speeches on global warming, climate change, and activism by Tim DeChristopher, Al Gore, and Bill McKibben.
Our good friend Timothy Hurst over at ecopolitology recently created a top 10 list of Glenn Beck’s “Greatest” (i.e. most absurd) anti-environment freak outs. Good stuff,.. if he were actually joking. From the EPA merging with churches to the green movement thinking humans are viruses to Al Gore creating Hitler youth, Glenn Beck has proposed
PETA already has a website dedicated to pressuring Al Gore to drop the meat from his diet, but when they caught wind of his proposed new .ECO domain, they couldn’t resist the opportunity to take another stab at him. [social_buttons] Ingrid Newkirk, PETA’s president and founder, sent a letter to the CEO of the Internet
Clean coal doesn’t exist. We know it, but for many Americans the jury is still out. Environmentalists and the coal industry are battling for public opinion. While proponents of carbon capture technologies try to ride on the coat tails of Barack Obama’s approval ratings by quoting his pro-coal sentiments from the ’08 campaign trail, the
Despite the overwhelming scientific evidence, a handful of deniers manage to keep arguing about the existence, causes, and likely outcomes of global warming. Not to be outdone by this conventional irrationality, we have a few oddballs on the ‘believing’ side of the fence too. Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment, a new-age religious cult based out of
The Magical World Of Disney And Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth Are Bringing Teens Across America To The Front Of The Line In The Fight Against Climate Change. About 2,000 teens have signed on with an organization called Inconvenient Youth to tell their friends, neighborhoods, generation and anyone who will listen that the time to take
In a bit of TV Mis-Guided, the ABC Network is refusing adverts by Al Gore’s We Campaign all the while running ads on oil for Chevron. The campaign is working to get the ad aired on the next 20/20. The ad details how massive ad dollars spent by oil and coal companies is the key
It has been one of the most polarizing movies of cinematic history, and it didn’t even feature Brad Pitt. Rather, Al Gore, for the majority of An Inconvenient Truth, stood in front of a crowd of people – or journaled from the road – and told people that global warming was bad, and that we