Tag: Climate Change

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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The Ministry of Truth has arrived: Trump administration erasing “climate change” from its lexicon

The Ministry of Truth has arrived: Trump administration erasing “climate change” from its lexicon

In George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, documents that contradicted Big Brother’s enforced worldview were burned by sending them down the Memory Hole by the Ministry of Truth. It’s a frightening concept really, that the government could control our thoughts and memories by eradicating any it doesn’t like. That is no longer a concept, it’s being put into practice by the […]

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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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Detroit Joins Hundreds of Thousands to March for Climate Justice

Detroit Joins Hundreds of Thousands to March for Climate Justice

Three years ago, I was fortunate enough to join nearly 400,000 people in New York City for what has been called the “largest climate-change demonstration in history.” I was in NYC with water warrior, Monica Lewis Patrick of We the People of Detroit to attend the climate march and facilitate a workshop on water at the Church Center for the […]

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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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Obama administration takes another step toward slowing climate change – tougher regulations for methane emissions

Obama administration takes another step toward slowing climate change – tougher regulations for methane emissions

As LOLGOP has been telling us for years (like HERE), President Obama has created a green energy revolution that is unparalleled in American history. Not only that, his administration has done more to curtail the emissions of greenhouse gases than anyone before him. Earlier this month, his administration took a huge step forward in limiting greenhouse gas emissions when they […]

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GUEST POST by Paul Clements, candidate for MI-06: The Cost of Congressman Upton’s Climate Science Denial

GUEST POST by Paul Clements, candidate for MI-06: The Cost of Congressman Upton’s Climate Science Denial

The following is a guest post by Paul Clements, the Democratic candidate for Michigan’s 6th Congressional District seat now held by Big Oil puppet Fred Upton. Clements ran for this seat in 2014. Though he was ultimately unsuccessful, he received a huge boost from the Mayday PAC which spent $1.5 million to support his candidacy. I interviewed him then (HERE). […]

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GUEST POST: Congressional Republicans begin to move toward sanity on climate change with The Gibson Resolution

GUEST POST: Congressional Republicans begin to move toward sanity on climate change with The Gibson Resolution

In mid-September, just prior to the U.S. visit of Pope Francis, a group of 11 U.S. members of Congress introduced a House Resolution that has become known as “The Gibson Resolution“, named after Rep. Chris Gibson of New York who was the driving force behind it. The resolution, H.R. 424, calls upon Congress to begin taking action on global climate […]

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