President Obama's deal with China to dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions may go down as one of his lasting legacies once everything is said and done with his Administration. The deal, which was announced at a joint press conference, set far reaching goals of reducing carbon emissions that surprised most everyone over how much the two countries agreed to cut.
For the 2014 midterm elections, the GOP has some truly scary candidates with extreme views on women's rights, the climate, and how our government should function. Some of them proudly tout their extreme beliefs while others hide behind them, but all of them would take us a step backward should they be elected.
What is a university supposed to do when they decide to expand its business school and a 250 year old, forty-four foot in diameter oak tree is standing in the way? Should they knock it down? Choose another area to build the expansion? Or what about uprooting the massive tree and physically moving it 500 feet to another location? Perhaps to everyone's surprise, the University of
Hundreds of thousands of people flooded the streets of New York City today to warn the world that humans are killing the planet and insist that something has to be done to fix it before it becomes too late.
President Obama is set to announce far reaching regulations affecting the use of carbon dioxide at our nations existing coal fired power plants that have the potential to be a game changer regarding the way America produces and uses its energy.
Debunking Lies & Misinformation About Environment
Fact Checking Articles on Environment
There is an upcoming junk study from a Koch-funded think tank that has taken on the format and appearance of a truly scientific report from the US Government, but is loaded with lies and misrepresentation of actual climate change science.
Internal Heartland Institute strategy and funding documents obtained by DeSmogBlog expose the heart of the climate denial machine – its current plans, many of its funders, and details that confirm what DeSmogBlog and others have reported for years. The heart of the climate denial machine relies on huge corporate and foundation funding from U.S. businesses including Microsoft, Koch Industries, Altria (parent company of Philip Morris) RJR Tobacco and more. Those companies specifically ask for the research results to align with their interests.
Environment News & Opinion Articles
|Tue Mar 05, 2019 | npr.org|
If they had known, they never would have bought the house on Bayou Glen Road. Sure, it was a beautiful lot, tucked in a bend of the creek, backyard woodsy and wild, the...
|Wed Apr 12, 2017 | newyorker.com|
Next week, millions of Americans will celebrate Earth Day, even though, three months into Donald Trump’s Presidency, there sure isn’t much to celebrate. A White House...
|Wed Feb 17, 2016 | rollingstone.com|
After decades of false starts, solar power in America is finally poised for its breakthrough moment. The price of solar panels has dropped by more than 80 percent since...
|Fri Jan 22, 2016 | rollingstone.com|
Mom moved my two sisters and me to the appropriately named town of Flushing on the outskirts of Flint, Michigan, in 1980. My dad had just been killed in a plane crash, and...
|Mon Dec 28, 2015 | theatlantic.com|
The two words “climate” and “change” are so routinely strung together that just saying them as a pair—“climate change”—seems to somehow obscure the full weight of the...
|Mon Dec 14, 2015 | blogs.reuters.com|
After years of painstaking negotiations, the climate change deal struck by leaders of 195 countries on Saturday was a diplomatic success. It represents a welcome shot in...
"Palin claims that scientists still are unsure about climate change, and that they are cannot come to a conclusion on whether man has something to do with it. However, this is not true. The vast majority of scientists believe in climate change, pointing to ice cores data, carbon emissions, etc to show that this is not a cyclical process, and it is certainly caused greatly by human actions."
"Newt Gingrich falsely suggested that Obama's only energy strategy was to encourage people to keep the tires on their vehicles properly inflated."
"See, when you take a little bit of truth and then you mix it with untruth, or your theory, that's where you get people to believe. You know? It's like Hitler. Hitler said a little bit of truth, and then he mixed in "and it's the Jews' fault." That's where things get a little troublesome, and that's exactly what's happening."
|Mon Nov 17, 2014|
One of the visually striking things about this animation is how much local weather patterns affect carbon...