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|Emulate @BarackObama: release your #climate anger
As part of President Barak Obama's speech at the White House Correspondent's dinner , as part of his speech, the President introduced his anger translator who expressed -- forcefully -- ...
|The Lomborg bonanza (Or, how could Australia better spend $4 million?)
The Australian government has given The Smiling Dane, Bjorn Lomborg , a major reason to smile. It seems that Bjorn won't have to headquarter out of a post office box any more. While imposing ...
|Hit piece on #wind in @Newsweek. Do editors even care when basic "facts" are wrong?
There is an old adage: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics . With an advocacy piece, with heavy over tones of analysis and citations with reams of numbers, it is hard to work through a series of ...
|On a 35th anniversary, revisiting why we trusted the "most trusted man in American"
Many Americans recognize that the introduction of the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards was a key tools to reduce US oil demand in face of OPEC's emergence and the various oil ...
|Jonathan Franzen's @NewYorker diatribe re #birds & #climate change is for the birds
The New Yorker has been a bright spot, in many ways, in the media disaster that has been global warming reporting. Elizabeth Kolbert is not just a beautiful writer, a pleasure to read, but ...
|Inspiration from the Bronx
To some, perhaps the idea that they should look to the Bronx for true inspiration likely seems foreign. Here are three examples of Bronx institutions and people who take my breath away and inspire ...
|.@badler states bluntly: @JimWebbUSA "sucks on #climate change"
Former Marine, Former Secretary of the Navy, Former Senator Jim Webb is the first out of the box for the 2016 Democratic Party Presidential nomination hunt. Here at DKos, Markos has a biting (and ...
|"Where's the Global Warming?" thought Buffalonian; then they looked at a map
The continental United States has been slammed by cold temperatures and it is difficult to escape images of Buffalo's massive snowfall. When there is a ...
|A hero has passed. He will RIP only if we take up his mantle.
You are likely aware that the Bush-Cheney Administration put a fossil-foolish lobbyist in a position to edit and change material like Federal government climate change reports . The man -- the ...
|Georgia Power Solar Deal is a Big Deal
Georgia Power announced the results of its 2014 solar solicitation . In April, Georgia Power asked for bids for 495 megawatts of solar capacity ... and just announced that they are contracting ...
|Energy Bookshelf: Even though we must think about Climate, "Don't Even Think About It"
George Marshall's Don't Even Think About It: Why our brains are wired to ignore climate change ( first chapter in pdf ) should be on the must read list for anyone concerned about communicating ...
|To solar carport or not to carport, that is the (or at least a) question ...
Most people think and most analysis occurs in a stove piped fashion. Difficult in conception and more costly in resources (whether brain cells, time or cash), narrow and constrained thinking often ...
|Can 100,000+ be heard past the crickets? Climate March in NYC right now ...
Around the globe, people have taken to the streets today to march for climate awareness and, even more importantly, Climate Action. Last count, 0957 EST, 2808 events in 166 countries with some ...
|OMB striving to 'get wonky stuff' right on climate change costs
Shaun Donovan, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and former Secretary of the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) along with lead on Hurricane Sandy relief, gave ...
|Birds die ...
Birds die ... naturally and due to human causes. To provide some context , 5 billion birds dies in the United States each year. America's cats kill between 1.4 to 3.4 billion (yes, 1,700,000,000 to ...
|Climate: Inaction costs, action benefits. We're talking trillions in benefits
Simply put, the economic analysis related to climate change ...
|"It's 10,883 to 2.": Toe-tapping takedowns of climate deniers
Communicating on science is difficult in American society. Tackling that communication in the face of concerted efforts to undermine science is an even more difficult challenge. Effective teachers ...
|Be a skeptic! (on claims of disaster due to @EPA regulation ...)
With today's roll-out of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidance for reducing coal-fired electricity plants carbon emissions , industry interests have been pressuring hard with efforts to ...
|New EPA Clean Power Plan: 3 minutes of clarity
The Administration is going all out in explaining the just released rules. Here is a three minute "white board" explanation:
|India transforming "Chicken in Every Pot" to "Solar on Every Roof"
Energy poverty is one of the world's greatest challenges. There are billions of people without access to reliable and reasonably priced electricity. In ...
|"best is a future free of fossil fuels": @DevalPatrick inspires @UMass (and me)
Each spring, millions of Americans at 1,000s of High Schools and Universities sit through commencement speeches. While many are filled with overused cliches and serve only as a speed bump en ...
|"The dinosaurs never saw that asteroid coming. What's our excuse?"
At this time, US television screens are graced with several blockbuster science programs. Showtime's The Years of Living Dangerously provides serious and substantive looks at climate change. With ...
|Sun shining on and at White House: Honoring Solar #WHChamps
Today, there is an all day event at the White House on solar power , both announcing a series of initiatives and honoring "solar champions" from around the nation ( full press releases ). These ...
|Whiplashed by weather?
Drastic shifts in weather (from beautiful sunny skies to dark menacing ones, from t-shirt frisbee temperatures to parka-wearing cold, from ...) are natural. Humanity, however, has been putting ...
|Democratic Senators to pull #Up4Climate all-nighter
Monday night, the Democratic Party Senate leadership will take to the floor with speeches on climate change. Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) has pledged in recent weeks to continue allowing ...
|#KeystoneXL: Three comments to @StateDept as to "Why #NoKXL?"
Today is the last day to provide comments to the Department of State as to the KeystoneXL pipeline national interest determination . The reviewers of public comments -- if they take their work ...
|KeystoneXL: The answer is clear: NOT in U.S. National Interest
Despite $100s of millions spent to obfuscate the issue, the reality of the Keystone XL pipeline is that it is NOT in the U.S. national interest. Keystone XL will: Increase climate risks Worsen ...
|Steer-ing the climate conversation to sanity re economic analysis
Monday evening, the PBS' Newshour hosted a segment on climate change issues building on Secretary of State John Kerry's strong comments over the weekend equating climate change with weapons of mass ...
|W2 (@SenWhitehouse and @WaxmanClimate) school @SenJohnMcCain and @NewtGingrich re #ClimateChange
Secretary of State John Kerry made strong statements about climate change over the weekend, including equating climate change impacts and risks with those from weapons of mass destruction. When I ...
|Pres. Obama's Truck Efficiency is a W6+ solution: Win-Win-Win-Win-Win-Win+
When it comes to climate mitigation opportunities, there is a simple reality: Benefits outweigh costs ... enormously . And, when it comes to climate mitigation and adaptation investments, we ...
|Tom Steyer to SecState John Kerry: Investigate: tainted Keystone XL EIS has fishy smell
Earlier today, multi-billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer call ed on Secretary of State John Kerry to apply climate realism and good government oversight when it comes to ...
|Will the SEC investigate the State Dept's Keystone Climate Bombshell?
A typical Washington ploy -- release late on Friday afternoon material that you hope disappears into the dustbin of weekend inattention to serious matters. The State Department's release, earlier ...
|Climate will sit next to #FLOTUS at #SOTU
The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Climate Corps program to put people impassioned about clean energy within major Corporations and institutions to help drive energy efficiency and clean energy ...
|OFA Question & Response: State of the Union
Many Kossacks likely have an email from Organizing For Action (OFA) in their inbox about a survey : "What issues do you think should be at the top of the national agenda?" This is the question ...
|Don't worry, be happy: "5 Reasons Why 2013 Was The Best Year In Human History"
According to Think Progress blogger Zack Beauchamp, " 2013 was the best year in human history" . As an institution with "Progress" in the title, we should expect that there should be serious ...
|Anti-Science by anecdote vs evidence-based scientific method
Katie Couric took on the journalistic challenge of hosting a show on the HPV vaccine . And, with this show, Couric demonstrated a ...
|Tell Terry McAuliffe: Use Dirty Money for Clean Future
ACTION :If you agree that Governor-Elect McAuliffe should turn dirty money into good, join the call. The fundraising for the inaugural party for the incoming ...
|Toe-tapping science education, "One Bottle At A Time"
Twitter has many uses and value streams. For me, the primary value is to learn about things that I should or want to know about. Most often, this is studies and articles in the energy, climate, ...
|Near Shore Wind: A viable change the game potential for NYC
While there are many bottlenecks that constrain the deployment of renewable energy, two fundamental challenges that inhibit significant deployments seem eminently solvable even within realistic ...
|2C limit: climate scientists say this means disaster
In a very broad way, climate specialists have laid down a target for climate mitigation: keep global warming below two degrees centigrade and we have a decent chance ...
|"Humanity is altering Earth's life support system ..."
This video -- transcript after the fold -- calmly reviews with both data visualization and a rather disconcerting calm narration how "humanity is altering Earth's life support system".
|Energy COOL opportunity at govt facility in DC amid shutdown
Since diving into the deep end when it comes to energy issues, almost every day sees new fascinating concepts, approaches, and technologies. Fascinating … exciting … even hope inspiring at times.
|Coal's war on humanity ...
As even the most casual student of history knows, yesterday's friends can be tomorrow's enemies and vice versa. Germany and Japan as America's most mortal allies transformed, post World War II, ...
|Hummingbirds: Ashamnu: Our souls have transgressed with climate silence
Arev Yom Kippur ... The eve of the Day of Atonement. After the period of reflection and engagement with others between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur, this is a moment to turn to internal ...
|Energy COOL: Triple Bottom Line Opportunity for the 99%?
Since diving into the deep end when it comes to energy issues, almost every day sees new fascinating concepts, approaches, and technologies. Fascinating … exciting … even hope inspiring at times.
|An Open Letter to America's School Boards: Imagine being heroes ...
To America's School Boards, What if I could you offer you a reliable path to ... Improve Educational Results Improve Student, Teacher, and Staff morale Improve Student, Teacher, and Staff health ...
|Putting money where the mouth is ... a(nother) solar edition ...
At the Georgetown University climate speech, President Obama gave a tip-of-the-hat to the fossil fuel "disinvestment" campaign by commenting "invest, divest" . Convince those in power to reduce our ...
|LiveBlogging: President Obama at Georgetown Univ
Here I sit, in the press gaggle, watching the crowd awaiting the President to start speaking ... in a few minutes. (first posted with 40 minutes or so to go ...) Honestly, this is probably the best ...
|The President's Climate Speech: Everyone will exaggerate costs, understate benefits
Today, the President will be giving a speech at Georgetown University on climate change issues , with announcements of initiatives that will be taken leveraging the powers of the Administrative ...
|@OFA "Call Out Climate Change Deniers"
Organizing for America (OFA) is moving toward an ever-more aggressive positioning when it comes to clean energy and climate change issues. Added this past week to the website, " Call Out Climate ...
|#NoKXL: (un)Ethical Pipeline?
Perhaps you missed it, but dirty oil money backed a (serious) play to brand heavily polluting tar sands as "ethical oil" . After all, Canadians don't chop people's hands off and Canadian oil barons ...
|Admiral calls Climate Change top security issue ...
According to the Commander of U.S. Forces Pacific (PACCOM) , significant upheaval related to the warming planet “is probably the most likely thing that is going to happen . . . that will cripple ...
|Can VA Democrats use a rare moment of leverage for better legislation?
The Virginia legislature seems poised to adopt a mediocre transportation bill - better than what Governor McDonnell proposed originally, but still pretty bad -- but the voting is likely to be close, ...
|NYTimes should be embarrassed. Almost certainly isn't ...
New York Times columnist Joe Nocera has put up How Not to Fix Climate Change . In private correspondence, in bringing this to my attention, one person commented that reading this "lowered my IQ by ...
|Mr. President: Stop your waffling on climate change
Last Tuesday evening, President Obama warned Congress that he would use executive authority to act on climate change is Congress continues to prove itself unwilling and unable to take action. for ...
|GAO reports Climate Change one of top US government risks
As part of its responsibilities to support more informed Congressional decision making and inform members of Congress about key issues, since 1990 the Government Accounting Office (GAO) has provided ...
|BREAKING: WH arrests to come: Civil Disobedience Action on Keystone XL today
The morning after the President actually discussed climate change in the State ...
|SOTU energy/climate highlights: P3: Priority + Payoff = Promise.
After several years of essentially ignoring Climate Change in the State of the Union address , President Obama spoke forcefully about climate change and clean energy in the speech. While there are ...
|Keystone XL pipeline is not in the U.S. National Interest
Secretary of State John Kerry's first major international meeting came with Canadian foreign minister John Baird. At the press conference, Secretary Kerry faced (and essentially shunted aside) ...
|Another reason Koch-topus hates unions
Today, National Nurses United announced their opposition to Keystone XL . “Nurses care for patients every day who struggle with health crises aggravated by environmental pollution in its many ...
|VA Gov Bob McDonnell's New Math Doesn't Add Up
Virginian Republican legislative initiatives have earned the Commonwealth unpleasant nation (and global) wide attention in recent years. Whether the a buse of public ...
|Pres. Obama to give "Godfather" a medal today
Later today (scheduled for 1415 eastern), President Obama will award the National Medal of Technology to a true hero: Art Rosenfeld. Simply put, Art's is a name that every American should know. ...
|The power of "and" ...
Our challenges, opportunities, and solution paths are complex and interrelated. Yet, all too often, we see them individually, not linked and interacting. Fishgrease has a powerful, useful, and well-...
|#ObamaEnv: Inaugural Address as Launchpad for Second Term Climate Action
President Obama's inaugural address is being accounted for as one of his most progressive statements (certainly to a national ...
|WH solar panels: A second term bone?
The White House roof remains without solar electric panels despite Administration promises that this would have occurred well before now. While putting a few kilowatts (or even a few tens of ...
|Nightmare of American politics: two exemplary graphs
Harvard University's Theda Skocpol just put out a serious look at the fight for a cap and trade bill in 2009-10 with an effort to draw lessons for environmental organizations (and others) for future ...
|"increasingly gloomy about the future of human civilization". Hell, yes!
|"Pray-in for the Climate", White House, 15 January
This Tuesday, 15 January 2013, an interfaith coalition will hold a "Pray-In for the Climate" in front of the White House. (Yes, sadly, this will be in front of the White House rather than in it even ...
|Move aside Star Wars, "Declare War on Climate Change" at WH site
Sparked by the White House's thoughtful (and wonderfully hilarious and must read) rejection of the petition to build a Death Star (by 2016), actor Mark Ruffalo has posted a White House petition ...
|Global Warming is real: Dealing w/"No warming for years ..." / Temp plateaued canards
With 1998 either being the hottest or one of the hottest (dependent on which temperature record set one works with) years in recorded history, a constant refrain has been "there has been no warming ...
|BREAKING RumINT: Obama to host Climate Summit (?)
The Guardian is reporting that President Obama is "seriously considering" hosting a climate summit. Barack Obama may intervene directly on climate change by hosting a summit at the White House ...
|#s are hot! Hot! HOT! NOAA's 2012 Climate Survey
The U.S. Climate Extremes Index was just released. While it should surprise no one who lived through it and/or is somehow connected to reality, here is the NOAA ( summary , full report ) headline/
|#BigAussieHeat: Down Under sweltering
Some might say that those 'Down Under' have a competitive streak with Americans -- great allies but truly ecstatic when an Aussie beats an American at the Olympics. At times, however, competition ...
|New Yorkers & Californians have rights all Americans should have when it comes to solar power
The investment world is, well, truly a mess. To raise funds in the truly open market, companies have to have huge (HUGE) amounts of resources invested in lawyers, paperwork, and otherwise. This is ...
|Sustainability and Water Rights in draft Tunisian Constitution
The nation which sparked the Arab Spring is engaged in a national conversation as to what should be the basic legal rules and structure for the nation. As part of this, ...
|"Investigate the Gun at FreedomWorks"
Such is the print version title of my letter to the editor published in The Washington Post this morning. Published prominently on the top page of the "Free for All" section, it appears online as ...
|To Challenge, To Imagine Life Differently: New Year's Resolutions that I live by
C4 ( Catastrophic Climate Chaos Cliff ) threatens our future prospects and our ability to create a positive future reality for ourselves and descendents. George Herbert Walker Bush lies at the core ...
|An odd touch of Climate Silence at Think Progress
The Center for American Progress' Think Progress website is home for one of the strongest and most widely read climate science / clean energy blogs. Led by Joe Romm, Climate Progress/Think ...
|Climate Chaos: some key 2012 events
A seemingly simple question heading to the end of 2012: What were the most notable climate-related stories of the year? A group led by Greg Laden,
|Sen. Boxer meeting NRA (more than) halfway?
Last week, Senator Barbara Boxer introduced the Save Our Students Act . The central element: allow the federal government to reimburse Governors who want to use ...
|C4: The explosively dangerous Climate Cliff
We all know that C4 is a dangerous explosive created by mankind. C4 is also one of the most explosively dangerous risks ever created by humanity:
|Denial to Determination: The stages to climate change activism
Acceptance of and understanding of Global Warming is an overwhelming action. Truly understanding what we (all of the US and all of us) face commands decisions about how one will interact with the ...
|Energy Smart America: a much-needed (alternative?) future path
We must take the time to imagine the future(s) we want (that we need) to help figure out how we get there. With that in mind, imagine this ... Twenty minutes into the 2013 State of the Union ...
|Advocates for Climate Action Again Understate Case -- Significantly
Systematically, for numerous issues, those advocating for action to mitigate our headlong rush over the Catastrophic Climate Chaos Cliff understate the case. The scientific community, notably the ...
|California Megastorm as sign of Catastrophic Climate Chaos Cliff
Several days ago, my email burned with a weather notice from one of the Republicans that I do pay serious attention to: Republican meteorologist Paul Douglas . This email was a weather alert: ...
|Fox Affiliate Anchors Quit On Air due to political interference in their reporting
Bangor's longest running news team -- on a combination ABC and Faux News affiliate -- quit their jobs to the surprise of colleagues and viewers. Cindy Michaels and Tony Consiglio have been ...
|"Climate change: it's even worse than we think." A sobering reality for Thanksgiving ...
"Climate change: its even worse than we think" (than we thought) is an increasingly common conclusion from the scientific experts. Often decried ...
|Tar Sands hotline ... in the event your fuel isn't dirty enough for you
Ever had late night urges that your fuel simply isn't dirty enough to penetrate into your darkest corners? If so, Canada has the fuel for you. And, recognizing the lure of dirty energy, there is ...
|Climate Change to a Beat ... Challenge, Opportunity, Action ...
Last week, the Climate Reality Project (Al Gore) ran a 24 event on "Dirty Weather". Here, in a few minutes, is a foot-tapping musical outline of why climate change is such a challenge and what we ...
|Ken Burns' Prequel to the Dust-Bowlification of America's Southwest
This evening, PBS will start broadcasting the latest of film documentarian Ken Burns' treatises on significant periods and issues of American history. THE DUST BOWL chronicles the worst man-made ...
|Mr. President: begin the climate "education process" with your senior staff
In his 14 November press conference, President Obama took a serious question about climate change. Amid his response, So what I’m going to be doing over the next several weeks, next several months,
|NY Times reporter asks President question that NY Times deems not newsworthy
President Obama held a press conference earlier today. Perhaps due to coming from a city still reeling from a climate disruption fed disaster, Hurricane Sandy, the New York Times White House ...
|"Dirty weather" reports ...
Starting at 8 pm (east coast) tonight, starting in New York City, Al Gore is running another " 24 Hours of Reality " -- bringing searing (and searingly accurate) discussions of climate disruption ...
|Energy Bookshelf: Making a Clean Break with an Energiewende
With Clean Break , a recommended 99 cent 'Kindle Single' purchase/read, Osha Gray Davidson has provided English speakers an enjoyable and illuminating look at Germany's Energiewende -- that ...
|Today's GOP: Pale, Male, Stale & Addicted to the Tall Tale
Today's core GOP (accurately called the Grand Obstructionist Party) can be easily summarized as: Pale Male Stale, and Addicted to the Tall Tale. The first three are quite well understood and are a ...
|Reasons to vote for Obama-Biden: OFA: 38 and counting
Along with 10s of millions of other Americans, an Obama for America email hit my inbox this morning. In full after the fold, this email provides 38 explicit achievements to refute RWSM deceit that ...
|ECO New York, ECO New Jersey, ECO East Coast
In 2005, just a week after Katrina hit New Orleans, Meteor Blades outlined a plan for rebuilding New Orleans in a smart, sensible, leading-edge way: Eco New Orleans: 'A Shining Example for the ...
|Big Dog Speaks some TRUTH!
Bill Clinton laid out the issue of the differences betweeen Mittens and President Obama when it comes to climate change and the risk to the United States from extreme weather events like ...
|Ostrich Heads in the Sand(y)?
Like billions of others around the world in recent year s and this year, Americans have been experiencing "unprecedented" after "...
|Pres. Obama breaks climate silence on MTV
While far from the 'breaking news' MTV created with a "boxers vs briefs" question to Bill Clinton, MTV interviewer Sway Calloway did what journalist moderators at the three presidential and one vice-...
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