Steve Hochstadt: Harvey washed away whole neighborhoods. It is also pushing aside the curtain on the politics of storms.
Climate Change, which was popularly characterized as "global warming", is a factor in all of our lives. The articles here discuss the ways we can challenge the power structure to enact policies that will help us to get off this destructive path.
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.
Judith Lewis Mernit: The Under2 Coalition may be California’s most significant contribution to climate mitigation since 2006, when then-Assemblymember Fran Pavley, successfully pioneered legislation to control climate-forcing pollutants.
Trump reminds me of the spoiled kid in the famous “Twilight Zone” episode, “It’s A Good Life.”
he news is all Trump. His ill-considered words and constantly shifting explanations for impulsive actions dominate our public consciousness. In the midst of all that Trump, it is hard to think clearly about the faraway future, beyond our lifetimes. When the future does intrude, it’s in the form of space ships and aliens, imaginary futures […]
A majority of conservative Republicans believes that climate scientists are influenced by desire to advance their careers and political ideology, not by scientific evidence or public interest.