Category: Climate change

Trump isn’t a climate change denier, he’s a climate change cheerleader and champion

Trump isn’t a climate change denier, he’s a climate change cheerleader and champion

As I have been saying on this site and on our podcast for over two years, all of the chaff created by Donald Trump’s reckless chaos is masking the long-term damage he’s doing to our country and our planet. While we worry he’s violating the Emoluments Clause or being the Racist in Chief, his administration is inexorably undoing nearly every […]

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Trump is making George W. Bush’s attacks on science look quaint, doing things you’re probably not even aware of

Trump is making George W. Bush’s attacks on science look quaint, doing things you’re probably not even aware of

What’s become painfully clear over the past two and half years is the Donald Trump is the master of creating chaos, in part to create a distraction from the things he doesn’t want people to know about. Many of these things he wants to keep in the shadows relate to reversing any progress made on reversing global warming, loosening environmental […]

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Trump’s dismantling of the EPA continues apace, Scott Pruitt ready to outlaw critical science in the name of “transparency”

Trump’s dismantling of the EPA continues apace, Scott Pruitt ready to outlaw critical science in the name of “transparency”

After eight years of an anti-science Bush administration, science got a bit of a boost with the election of Barack Obama. Political cartoonist Tom Toles from The Washington Post commemorated the event with this spot-on comic: However, Republicans continued to push their anti-science ways, working to thwart the Obama administration’s efforts to combat climate change at every turn. Again, Tom […]

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Tim Walberg faces international backlash over his comment that “God will take care of” climate change

Tim Walberg faces international backlash over his comment that “God will take care of” climate change

After his comments that “God will take care” of climate change so humans don’t need to do anything different, Republican Congressman Tim Walberg has faced international backlash over the remark (video HERE.) People have pointed out that his approach is akin to the old joke about the guy about to perish in a flood who rejects offers from people in […]

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The cheese stands alone: Trump pulling out of Paris climate agreement isolates him, not America

The cheese stands alone: Trump pulling out of Paris climate agreement isolates him, not America

As climate change denying EPA administrator Scott Pruitt and fascist puppet master Steve Bannon wipe Ivanka Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson off the bottoms of their shoes, President Trump’s move to take the USA out of the Paris climate change agreement is isolating him both inside the USA and on the global stage. The agreement was non-binding so […]

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Republican Congressman Tim Walberg isn’t worried about global climate change because God “can take care of it”

Republican Congressman Tim Walberg isn’t worried about global climate change because God “can take care of it”

Don’tchyoo worry ’bout a thing… While scientists warn us of the coming calamities that will result from the inexorable progression of global climate change, Republican Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) isn’t worried. He’s not worried about the famines or the loss of coastal cities or the flooding or the droughts or any of that. Why? Because, even though Tim Walberg believes […]

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Republican spending bill passed this month equates the burning of wood with solar and wind energy sources

Republican spending bill passed this month equates the burning of wood with solar and wind energy sources

One small section of a 798-page bill titled the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017” was clearly written by lobbyists for the forest products industry. Buried on page 366 is this statement: To support the key role that forests in the United States can play in addressing the energy needs of the United States, the Secretary of Energy, the Secretary of Agriculture, […]

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Wind energy passed hydroelectric in 2016, became the 4th largest source of U.S. electricity, employs over 100K workers

Wind energy passed hydroelectric in 2016, became the 4th largest source of U.S. electricity, employs over 100K workers

While the world was reeling and dealing with the outcome of the November 2016, an election won by a man who claims to value jobs over the environment and the climate, wind energy was quietly sneaking into fourth place as the source of electricity in America. In 2016, for the first time, wind energy became the leading source of renewable […]

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Episode 26 – Obama’s real legacy wsg Michael Grunwald of Politico Magazine

Episode 26 – Obama’s real legacy wsg Michael Grunwald of Politico Magazine

The show notes for Episode 26 (our half-year anniversary!) are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/04/episode-26-obamas-real-legacy-wsg-michael-grunwald-of-politico-magazine.html Fascinating new poll: Women have made 86% of the activists anti-Trump calls to Congress. The resistance is female.https://t.co/Z73PBJ8JYg — Jeff Stein (@JStein_Vox) March 31, 2017 Jana Heigl at Politifact: Does Donald Trump’s cabinet collectively own more than what one-third of Americans do? Jonathan Chait at the New York […]

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Republicans set to pass law defining the burning of wood for energy as “carbon neutral”

Republicans set to pass law defining the burning of wood for energy as “carbon neutral”

A new law called the Energy Policy Modernization Act is on the fast track to being sent to President Obama to sign into law. Inside this bill is a small provision that could have wide ranging impacts. An amendment introduced by Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski would designate the burning of wood and wood products for energy as “carbon neutral”. The […]

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Trump’s answers to questions posed by a science coalition are about as two-dimensionally cartoonish as you’d expect

Trump’s answers to questions posed by a science coalition are about as two-dimensionally cartoonish as you’d expect

ScienceDebate.org, a coalition of fifty-six leading U.S. nonpartisan organizations, including the American Chemical Society of which I am a member, recently sent a comprehensive questionnaire to the four major presidential candidates. Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson declined to participate. The answers given by the other three candidates give us a very good look at their vision for our country, particularly […]

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