The Internet hasn’t improved voter turnout, hasn’t advanced the cause of peace, hasn’t helped the environment, and has made economic inequality worse. Indymedia’s last major post was in 2013.
Republicans in the U.S. Senate didn’t want the truth to come out. Not one single senate Republican voted in favor of the Whitehouse amendment. They killed the legislation, voting to maintain the coverup of payoffs to politicians from dirty fossil fuel corporations.
NOAA’s climate data, newly revamped in its presentation, is utterly fascinating to me. Today I’ve been looking at NOAA’s snow cover data, which is provided courtesy of Rutgers University’s Global Snow Laboratory. Do you remember how much it used to snow when you were a
It’s official: the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration has crunched the numbers and confirmed that yes, 2015 was the hottest month on record, and last month, December 2015, was the hottest single month ever recorded. What’s more, last year’s record-breaking global warmth was warmer than
2015 Global Temperature Data Smash All-Time Record, UK Conservative Newspaper Responds With “What Global Warming?”
You may have heard today’s news from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, but just in case you haven’t: Around the globe, 2015 was the hottest year on record in NOAA’s temperature record stretching back to 1880. The margin by which 2015 was warmer than
In Chicago, I woke up in the middle of the night and decided to go for a run. While preparing my warm clothes I looked at the weather report and saw that it was 45° outside. The ice that had built up along the shore
Why are Republicans objecting to an EPA rule that actually plays right into their hands?
The video below, produced by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, illustrates the change in arctic sea ice over the last generation – not just in surface extent, but also in thickness. Shifts in these measurements are subtle in the early years, so have the
The following are three graphs representing the change in parts per million of carbon dioxide (CO2) measured at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii from March 1958 through December 2015: All three graphs accurately represent the same data. Each is presented on a different scale. The
It’s been almost week now that an unruly gang of right wing extremists from as far away as Texas grabbed their guns and broke into the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon, threatening to kill anyone who tried to interrupt their
The value of well-funded science is that it produces sustained observations over long periods, not just when an issue is hot. I am appreciative of the National Snow and Ice Data Center, funded by NASA, NOAA and the National Science Foundation with the task of