Thursday, August 5, 2021

Tag: climate change

Obama wants his private presidential center on public land—and mainstream media...

Advocates say an alternate site in Washington Park is less disruptive and more beneficial to the community and the environment.

Climate crisis has cost Colorado billions—now it wants oil firms to...

ExxonMobil and Suncor face lawsuits in the western state but big oil’s apologists say the U.S. consumer is to blame for emissions.

Great Barrier Reef in danger: Don’t fight the diagnosis, fight the...

My plea to the government and to my fellow Australians: Don’t let politics thwart science. Don’t fight the diagnosis. Fight the threats. The world is watching and the clock is ticking.

How a powerful US lobby group helps big oil to block...

“I think it’s fair to say that API and its prominent member companies have a broadly shared goal, which is to keep the social license of the oil and gas industry operating, and therefore enabling them to continue to extract oil and gas for as long as possible, as profitably as possible.”

As US broils and Europe floods, media dismiss EU climate plan...

When humans seek to take aggressive action against this aggressive reality, reporters frame those goals as lofty and unlikely to succeed.

Solar generated 25% of US electricity in April: What this means...

Continued growth in the solar sector is essential to climate change prevention.

The US shale revolution has surrendered to reality

Fracking companies aren’t drilling as investment continues to dry up.

Smoke from western wildfires to spread as far as New York

Wildfire smoke is a problem because it contributes to air pollution.

Heating up the hot spots

Climate change could function as a “threat multiplier” in already touchy regions of the globe, perhaps triggering armed conflicts over water, arable land, or other resources.

The scientists hired by big oil who predicted the climate crisis...

Experts’ discoveries lie at the heart of two dozen lawsuits that hope to hold the industry accountable for devastating damage.

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Obama wants his private presidential center on public land—and mainstream media is looking the...

Advocates say an alternate site in Washington Park is less disruptive and more beneficial to the community and the environment.

A global anti-Olympics movement rises to challenge the games’ darker side

“The Olympics Games put tremendous pressure on the host city’s local budget, crash the democratic government process and destroy the environment."

The far right’s new-old war on women

From the Trumpists who attacked the U.S. Capitol to far-right populists in Europe, insecurities about women are a major ideological motivation that often goes underappreciated. Mainstream conservatives, in particular, should be wary of the role that gender issues play in opening the door to extremists.

The Right’s grotesque, negative learning curve is steadily demolishing its national brand

For a white nationalist base obsessed with “losing its country” (and dominance) to outsiders and non-whites, won’t chronic, severe political whoppers achieve exactly its worst fear?

How Civil Rights Leader Bob Moses used math literacy to push for racial equality

The Algebra Project is a nonprofit dedicated to helping students from historically marginalized communities develop math literacy.