The Huffington Post
Puerto Rico Is The Best Argument For The Green New Deal

The island, still struggling under the 2017 hurricane damage, shows why half-measure climate change policies won’t work.

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WND
Emma Thompson jets 5,400 miles to show how green she is

(London Daily Mail) Emma Thompson arrived at Marble Arch yesterday afternoon to support climate change protesters and urged others to join their numbers. What she might not have mentioned to them is that she had just flown back to Heathrow Airport from Los Angeles the day before. Many of the protesters have demanded that the Government limit how many times individuals can fly each year. Extinction Rebellion ringleader Robin Boardman-Pattison declared during a television interview this week that flying ‘should only be used in emergencies" – despite his own apparently extensive travels.

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Thank you to @lildickytweets and all the artists that came together to make this happen. Net profits from the song,… https://t.co/Ao10APTVtz

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I’m making a promise. On the first day of a Warren administration, I will sign a moratorium on new fossil fuel dril… https://t.co/BSnps9XWbV

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The Huffington Post
This Star-Studded Anthem About Climate Change Is Breaking The Internet

Lil Dicky’s “Earth" features Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Snoop Dogg, Sia, Miley Cyrus — and even Leonardo DiCaprio.

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These climate change protestors have a point. Easter was much better when it was cold and wet.

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WND
The political hijacking of climate change

By Vijay Jayaraj Climate change is real. Climate change is happening. Human activity contributes to it. We all can agree on that. Now, can we address a much larger issue that threatens to discredit science? Political bias on climate change is well on its way to making scientific institutions propaganda tools. Why? The U.S. is one of the most powerful nations in the world. Its economic superiority enables it to influence domestic policies of other nations across the globe. Climate change, which began as a scientific issue, has become almost entirely political. One side shouts constant

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8-year-old Ava Martinez impersonates socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and hilariously mocks her: "Like, I want to… https://t.co/sCBgW17VVb

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So many people sneering about the disruption climate change protestors are causing this week. While I have reserva… https://t.co/3SoJ1vVEAp

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The Denver Post
Super Tuesday in Colorado: State’s Democratic primary may play big role in choosing 2020 presidential candidate

Over the course of four recent spring days, Colorado hosted three 2020 Democratic presidential candidates - an unusual amount of political traffic so early in the election cycle for a swing state that is more familiar with a blitz during the run-up to Election Day. Get used to the unseasonable attention. Colorado Democrats and unaffiliated voters can expect to play a new and critical role in choosing the party’s next presidential nominee. Political experts in the first four nominating states suggest that the field of at least 18 candidates won’t be narrowed easily, which means the state

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Counter Punch
Is the American Psychological Association Addicted to Militarism and War?

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair When hijacked planes hit their targets on the morning of September 11, 2001, the American Psychological Association (APA) sprang into action. Within hours, through its disaster response network the APA mobilized expert practitioners and worked with the American Red Cross to provide psychological support to families of the victims and to rescue workers. The APA’s public affairs office moved quickly as well to assist the public—and especially families, children, and schools—by developing and disseminating  materials  that provided psychological guidance about cop

2 days ago.

Counter Punch
Fun Fictions in Economics

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Economists pride themselves on being the serious social science, the one most deserving of status as an actual science. I will let others make the comparative assessment, but there is an awful lot of nonsense that passes as serious analysis within economics. For cheap fun, I thought I would use a nice spring afternoon to highlight some of my favorites. Myth 1: The Robots Are Taking All the Jobs The "robots taking the jobs" story gets top place both because it is completely ridiculous and it is widely taken seriously in policy discussions. The story is ridic

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Joseph Stiglitz: Corporate greed is accelerating climate change. But we can still head off disaster- It’s America,… https://t.co/WWWx6tljvU

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Counter Punch
The Blue Ocean Event and Collapsing Ecosystems

Photograph by P J Hansen - CC BY-SA 2.0 Sometime in the near future it is highly probable that the Arctic will no longer have sea ice, meaning zero ice for the first time in eons, aka: the Blue Ocean Event. Surely, the world is not prepared for the consequences of such an historic event, which likely turns the world topsy-turvy, negatively impacting agriculture with gonzo weather patterns, thus forcing people to either starve or fight. But, the problem may be even bigger than shortages of food, as shall be discussed. Still and all, it’s somewhat consoling to know that the Blue Ocean Ev

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@CooperLorne @ElizabethMay Because he knows what he is talking about. It's worse than he says anyway. https://t.co/UHa2ZBP3Xi

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Counter Punch
The Planetary Cost of Amazon’s Convenience

Amazon is a company that’s drunk on profits and market share. Last year, the online retail giant netted $11 billion in profits while paying $0 in taxes. The company controls nearly half of all online sales in the United States, and its Amazon Web Services division is the leader in providing cloud-based computing services, counting Netflix and the U.S. government among its major clients. You’d think that with all this money, Amazon would be a leader in tackling climate change, since it’s the biggest threat to our planet — and since Amazon uses massive amounts of energy. However, after tak

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Counter Punch
Why is Going Green So Hard? Because the System Isn’t

Every year around Earth Day, I’m reminded of papers I graded in an environmental sociology class. The assignment was to assess your values, explain how you thought you would live as an adult (about 20 years in the future), and then complete an online calculator to find out: If everyone in the world lived like you, how many planets would we need? The students were all young and idealistic, and most of them cared deeply about the environment. In their papers, they professed how they would live their lives in the most sustainable ways possible — eating vegan diets, avoiding car travel, growing t

2 days ago.

Counter Punch
Surreal Realities: Pelosi, Maneka Gandhi, Pompeo, Trump

Pelosi, a “progressive?” In February, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ( AOC ) and Senator Ed Markey announced a program called  Green New Deal  (GND) to tackle economic, social, financial, and environmental issues with the aim of reducing inequality and making people’s lives better. (The full GND resolution is  here . Watch the video about GND,”A Message From the Future,” over  here .) The House Speaker Nancy  Pelosi  is not interested in the Green New Deal and thus dismissed it with contempt: “The  green dream or whatever they call it , nobody knows what it is, but they’re f

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I don't understand how people don't believe in climate change?!?!?!

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The Grist
New York City’s newly passed Green New Deal, explained

This story has been updated. As the rest of the country continues to go back and forth over the possibility of a nationwide Green New Deal, New York City is forging ahead with its own version. The Climate Mobilization Act passed the city council on Thursday with a vote of 45 to 2 amidst cheers and applause from those inside the chambers. The bundle of 10 bills will keep the city in line with emissions reduction targets set by the Paris Climate Agreement. Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to sign the bill into law in the coming weeks.* “This package of bills will be the single largest carbon

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British police arrest nearly 1000 in climate change protests https://t.co/yUHYdUdnKC

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The Grist
Here’s where all the official Democratic presidential candidates stand on climate

So far, 18 Democrats have announced bids to tussle with Donald Trump for the presidency in 2020, with more expected to throw their caps in the ring . In such a crowded field, it’s hard to decipher where each candidate stands on any issue, including climate change - a topic that was conspicuously absent in the 2016 election but appears will be front and center this time around. Luckily, the New York Times sent around a survey to each of the 18 declared Democratic candidates and got them all on the record about everything from a carbon tax to nuclear energy to renewables. There are a few

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Independent Journal Review
Warren Released Plan to Cut Back Natural Gas Production ― That Could Be Bad for the US and the Planet

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released another policy proposal as part of her 2020 bid, this time taking aim at fossil fuel production in the United States. In a Medium post , Warren explained that she wants to cut back oil and natural gas production to help combat greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. If she became president, Warren would prohibit drilling for oil or fracking for natural gas on public lands and coastlines: It is wrong to prioritize corporate profits over the health and safety of our local communities. That’s why on my first day as president, I wi

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@TWistartups @allturtlesco @plibin @evernote @siftnewstherapy @Jason Your climate discussion SEEMed to be very huma… https://t.co/t5y1JaXXyP

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Can we please do something about climate change. It’s bloody hot - and it’s only April. This is terrifying. #redheadsagainstclimatechange

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The Huffington Post
Jay Inslee’s Pitch For All-Climate Change Debate Gains Traction

Environmental groups say Americans have a right to know how Dems plan to address climate change before the 2020 voting.

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@PosterfreeIE @JMurphy10899283 @Tradmusicman I am not avoiding anything other than another stupid row. The issue of… https://t.co/Z2GUzbTrJC

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The Grist
What drought? These states are gearing up to draw more water from the Colorado.

Wyoming wants to modify the Fontenelle Dam so it can use an extra 80,000 acre-feet of water from a tributary of the once-mighty Colorado River. At its headwaters, Denver Water hopes to expand a reservoir"s capacity by 77,000 acre-feet of water. And several hundred miles south, Utah is trying to build a pipeline that can funnel another 86,000 acre-feet out of the river. There are at least six high-profile projects in Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming that combined could divert more than 300,000 acre-feet of water from the beleaguered Colorado River. That’s the equivalent of Nevada’s entire allocatio

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Counter Punch
People Music: Malignant Phallic Narcissism v. Being Ordinary

Mozart Family by Johann Nepomuk della Croce - Public Domain David Yearsley’s fine article “Disaster Music” in April 12 CounterPunch generates thoughts about what can be called People Music. At present, global political and environmental events unfold disastrously. Yearsley writes about people in the past facing the forces of natural catastrophes, framed as People versus God in Handel’s powerful music: “…earthquakes on land and beneath the ocean will presage the coming of the Lord,” and Yearsley writes “The tsunami of retribution is the seal on God’s covenant.” The 18 th century, the

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Counter Punch
Children’s Moral Power Can Challenge Corporate Power on Climate Crisis

The famous anthropologist, Margaret Mead, once said to me that children have a distinct moral authority to change some of their parents’ habits or opinions. She gave use of seat belts and smoking cigarettes as examples. Indeed, most of us know instances when sons and daughters have looked into the eyes of their fathers and mothers and urged them to wear their seatbelts or stop smoking. They say in their own plaintive way that they want mommy and daddy around for them. Many mothers and fathers have had such experiences. Many parents and corporate executives are doing slow motion dances round

3 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
Beto O’Rourke: Nobody Plays the Game of ‘Meanness’ and ‘Pettiness’ Better Than Trump

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O"Rourke advised those running for president in 2020 against spewing "pettiness" and "meanness" like President Donald Trump . O"Rourke, who spent Wednesday campaigning in Virginia, denounced the president"s language and rhetoric. "If we descend into the smallness, the pettiness, the meanness, then there"s no one who plays that game better than Donald Trump," O"Rourke said, attacking his character. O"Rourke then said he planned to take a contrasting approach from Trump, pledging to "speak to our common aspirations, our ambitions, the history of servi

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NPR
Climate Change Was The Engine That Powered Hurricane Maria's Devastating Rains

Maria was the rainiest storm known to have hit Puerto Rico. Scientists say a storm of such severity is nearly five times more likely to occur today, with warmer air and ocean water, than in the '50s. (Image credit: Carlos Giusti/AP)

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Independent Journal Review
Jay Inslee Blasts Report Trump Will Run on Environmental Record: ‘I Don’t Think It Would Succeed’

Washington state Governor Jay Inslee isn"t buying the notion that President Donald Trump could base his re-election campaign on his environmental record. In a new interview , published on Tuesday by the New York Magazine, the governor ripped the president"s environmental credentials after a report that Trump is planning to run on climate issues in 2020. "Whenever you read something associated with Trump, you have to ask whether it’s out of The Onion or not," Inslee said, noting that much of what the president says can sound similar to the famous parody news site. The governor went on

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@samanthap885 @AndrewStoneman It's both and he is the king of the world aswell and it was his fault we have climate change don't forget

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The Grist
What if a city decides it can live without a freeway?

When a government official takes a reporter out to see some concrete colossus, it"s usually to show it off. Not this time. On a recent spring morning, Matt Nichols, transportation director of Oakland, California, gazed down through a chain-link fence walling off a sidewalk overpass from the massive sunken freeway below - I-980, which runs between downtown Oakland and the historically black neighborhood of West Oakland. Five lanes of traffic howled beneath his feet at 70 miles per hour. Throughout the 1970s, Nichols" predecessors had argued that Oakland needed to build this freeway to thrive

4 days ago.

Counter Punch
Vote-Trading for Big Coal

The closing weeks of Montana’s legislative sessions are always perilous. Legislators are worn out from more than three months of hearings, floor debates, and living on chicken wings and bacon-wrapped appetizers at nightly “receptions.” To say their judgment is clouded would be a vast understatement. But what’s going on in the Montana Senate right now cannot be excused due to exhaustion and must fall fully on Senate President Scott Sales and Majority Leader Fred Thomas, who allowed Republican senators to engage in open vote trading on the “save Colstrip” bill. There is no worse form of lawmaki

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The Denver Post
Trump signs Colorado River drought plan

PHOENIX - President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a plan to cut back on the use of water from the Colorado River, which serves 40 million people in the U.S. West. The Colorado River drought contingency plan aims to keep two key reservoirs, Lakes Powell and Mead, from falling so low they cannot deliver water or produce hydropower. It was negotiated among the seven states that draw water from the river. Mexico also agreed to store water in Lake Mead on the Arizona-Nevada border if the U.S. legislation was approved by April 22. The legislation was supported by all 14 senators from the Color

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Washington Free Beacon
Beto O’Rourke on Green New Deal: It Will Spur ‘Sacrifice’ on the ‘Scale’ of U.S. in WWII

Former Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke (Texas) on Tuesday said he backs the Green New Deal because it will spur a scale of "sacrifice" similar to World War II. O'Rourke, who announced recently he was running for president, spoke to college students at the University of Virginia, where he touted freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D., N.Y.) Green New Deal resolution. The Green New Deal is a 14-page economic stimulus resolution that was  released  back in February by self-described democratic socialist Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey (D., Mass.), aiming to fight income inequality and clima

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The Denver Post
Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren rallies her supporters in Aurora

AURORA - Standing in a former airplane hangar, Elizabeth Warren looked out at a crowd of 1,500 supporters Tuesday night, told them her life story of childhood financial hardship and vowed to fight for America"s working class and middle class as president. "I want a government that doesn"t work for giant multi-national corporations," she said, the last words of her line drowned out by boisterous cheers. Warren called it "corruption, pure and simple" that today"s federal government works for big banks, oil and gas companies and the wealthy while ignoring the working class. “That corruption t

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The Grist
Bernie Sanders talked climate on Fox News — and it was a hit

View the video in your browser On Monday night, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders dared to go where only the bravest in his party has gone before: Fox News. The network organized an hour-long town hall with the Vermont senator, and the event turned into a " ratings smash ." Almost 2.6 million viewers tuned in. At the town hall, topics ranged from Sanders’ new millionaire status and his recently released tax returns to Medicaid for All. When asked about national security, Sanders seized the opportunity to pivot to one of his favorite overlooked topics . “I’ll tell you wh

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The Grist
Natural history museum to host anti-natural honoree Jair Bolsonaro

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, known for his strong anti-environmental policies and intention to open up the Amazon rainforest to increased deforestation, will be one of the guests of honor next month at a gala at, wait for it, the American Museum of Natural History. On May 14th, the New York museum, whose permanent collections include the hall of biodiversity and the hall of North American forests, is scheduled to house the black-tie event, put on by the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce. Each year, the organization honors two “persons of the year” - one Brazilian, one American -

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