Mel Gurtov: It is almost beyond belief that at the very moment national and international action to combat climate change is most urgent, the Trump administration is not just backing away but actively contributing to the problem.
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Lance Simmens: In the latest in an avalanche of inane tweets that emanate from the President’s empty cranium comes the latest treatise on his inability to distinguish between weather and climate.
Ed Rampell: As part of his ongoing struggle against fracking, Cromwell was back in court this week observing a hearing regarding the fate of the controversial Competitive Power Ventures power plant in Orange County, N.Y.
Judith LeBlanc: Native peoples have a unique role to play in building a movement that defends the planet, and in creating a future where we all can live in healthy communities.
Steve Hochstadt: Harvey washed away whole neighborhoods. It is also pushing aside the curtain on the politics of storms.
Jospeh Palermo: At gun shows and Republican rallies Texans are well known for talking a lot about “seceding” from the Union. I doubt if many Texas Republicans are talking about that idea right now.
Steve Hochstadt: Heat waves kill more Americans than lightning, floods, hurricanes and tornadoes combined.
Paul Haeder: Mindless ignorance, presaged by fear, hate, suspicion, paranoia, misanthropy, and then all galvanized to the constructions of neutering culture of consumerism.
Paul Haeder: I was with one of my youth today at the end of a shift when it struck me how plagued and maladjusted these captains of industry and so-called leaders really are.
Tom Hastings: Pulling out of the Paris Climate Accords now means the world shakes it head in disgust at the lack of US conscience, morals, values, common sense and basic decency.
Steve Hochstadt: Now the world’s weathermen and weatherwomen forecast rising seas, more severe storms, more frequent drought and heat waves. Yet those poor fathers ignore their children’s futures. They don’t deserve to be honored on Father’s Day.
Joseph Palermo: Otto’s entry into the governor’s race guarantees that when Minnesotans go to the polls next year anthropogenic climate change, the existential threat it poses, and what steps we must take to counter it, will be front and center.
John Peeler: Trump’s climate denial is just the culmination of a generation of systematic efforts by the right wing and major elements of corporate America to cast doubt on the overwhelming consensus among climatologists.