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Monday, November 24, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘climate change’

Keystone XL – few jobs, higher gas prices

Keystone XL – few jobs, higher gas prices

State Department: Keystone XL Pipeline Would Only Create 35 Permanent Jobs By Zoe Schanger When the State Department released their report on the Keystone XL pipeline last month, news media focused on the report’s conclusion that the pipeline would not significantly worsen carbon pollution. The finding was broadly declared a win for advocates of the project, who are now imploring the White House to approve it. But buried in the 11-chapter report was a less sunny detail: the Keystone ... Full Story

Star Night at the LTO

Star Night at the LTO

  Public Star Night Friday, May 16, 2014 7:00 – 11:00 PM Little Thompson Observatory, 850 Spartan Ave at Berthoud High School (park east of the high school; directions are posted on the website, www.starkids.org). The guest speaker is Dr. Bob Stencel, professor of Astronomy at the University of Denver. The title of his talk is "Astronomy in a time of climate change" Prof. Stencel will survey the skyscape in terms of the increasing rates of terrestrial cloud formation and ... Full Story

10 Preposterous Conservative Myths

10 Preposterous Conservative Myths

  AUTHOR: Wes Williams We keep debunking them, but most Americans still believe these 10 preposterous conservative myths. Cartoon from politicalhumor.about.com. A lot of people will occasionally believe something that “just ain’t so.” Fortunately most will let go of an erroneous belief when presented with proof that their belief is incorrect, but that is often not the case if the person is a conservative. Conservatives are notorious for clinging to, and repeating, myths and ... Full Story

What are Political Issues?

What are Political Issues?

    By David Pakman How many different political issues are there? The obvious answer is probably “too many to count.” That response is understandable, as there certainly appear to be many different issues related to politics, including with the social, culture, economic, religious and other realms. However, an analysis of any individual issue will invariably lead back to the same fundamental factors that address how change happens within any particular issue. Let’s ... Full Story

Climate Change as a Security Threat

  Top Military Officer: Climate Change Biggest Threat to Security Admiral Samuel Locklear told the Boston Globe that global warming could 'cripple the security environment.' By Alex Kane his article was published in partnership with  GlobalPossibilities.org. The nuclear-war themed back and forth between North and South Korea is not the biggest threat to the Asia-Pacific region. Instead, it’s climate change, according to a top military officer. Admiral ... Full Story

Freedom of expression & Heartland I

Freedom of expression & Heartland I

        My post on Heartland Institute has generated a great deal of comment both on the comment section and around the blogosphere. See Heartland Panics Over Leak: 71 Year Old Vet, Young Mom Fire Back at Threats. Most of the comments are positive, several are attacking, but I approve all that do not have offensive language. So far everyone has been relatively civil compared to what I read at other sites. I want to thank you all for that. Two comments ... Full Story

Heartland Institute threatens 71-year-old veteran

  By Gary Wamsley Editor When I read the original articles on the release of confidential documents from the Heartland Institute board meeting, (see They’re Coming for Your Kids)  I was infuriated. I reacted by sending a strongly worded email to the president and all the board members of the Heartland Institute. Surprisingly, one board member and institute president Joseph Bast responded to my email. Bast’s response is one that I would consider threatening. He said he ... Full Story

Americans Are Less Nationalistic than Flag-Waving

  By Lawrence S. Wittner Are American politicians out of sync with the public when it comes to foreign policy?  There is considerable reason to believe so. Throughout the scramble for the GOP presidential nomination, the major candidates have certainly been rabidly nationalistic.  In a major foreign policy address on October 7, 2011, Mitt Romney proclaimed that “the twenty-first century can and must be an American Century.”  Championing a vast military buildup, he argued ... Full Story

Death Threats for Climate Scientists

Death Threats for Climate Scientists

            MIT climate scientist receives frenzy of hate mail Prominent MIT researcher Kerry Emanuel has been receiving an unprecedented "frenzy of hate" after a video featuring an interview with him was published recently by Climate Desk. Emails contained "veiled threats against my wife," and other "tangible threats," Emanuel, a highly-regarded atmospheric scientist and director of MIT's Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate program, ... Full Story

OpEdNews Bold and Daring: The Way Progressive News

OpEdNews  Bold and Daring: The Way Progressive News Should Be

  Todays collection of articles in the OpEd News point at a difficult year ahead. Not the least of our problems is ten months of political campaigning. Keep looking here to see a candid look at the warts and all of the political newsmakers. It appears that war with Iran is inevitable no matter who is in the White House, though Rick Santorium says he will bomb them. Haven’t any of these politicians noticed how poorly we have done in Iraq and Afghanistan? The seem to still ... Full Story

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