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NOAA: Globally, the First Four Months of 2015 were the Hottest on Record

One town’s weather is not the same as global climate.

It’s easy to lose track of the difference because as humans we pay more attention to what we see with our own eyes and pay less attention to what we don’t see. It’s even easier to lose track of the difference between local weather and […]

House of Representatives Passes Bill Restricting Scientific Research

Republicans and conservative Democrats don’t like much of what scientific research has to say. So, they passed the American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2015. […]

Pipeline Spews Massive Amounts Of Oil Onto State Park Beaches In California

When you hear politicians in the U.S. Congress say that they are for an All Of The Above Energy policy, keep in mind that all of the above includes massive oil spills like the one yesterday along the California coast. […]

Act Now To Preserve Pollinators

Do your bit, or at least don’t make it worse where you live, and there may be a larger pool of surviving pollinators by the time the federal government gets around to implementing its own plans for pollinator preservation. […]

Chicago Air Stinks

How can Congress continue to coddle fossil fuels companies when the skies of our cities are in this condition? […]

“No Global Warming”? April 2015 was the 3rd warmest April on Record for Planet Earth

Marc Morano of the Exxon-funded and Chevron-funded website Climate Depot declared in April 2015 that “There is no global warming crisis! … now going on almost two decades of no global warming.” Echoing the same theme, Nancy J. Thorner of Lake Bluff, Illinois wrote a letter to the editor of the Madison-St. Clair Record complaining […]

Bernie Sanders Vs. Hillary Clinton On Risky Arctic Oil Drilling

At this point, the familiar narrative, of how Bernard Sanders is more progressive than Hillary Clinton, and Clinton is nothing more than a corporate-owned Republican in Democrat’s clothing, falls apart. […]

Arctic Sea Ice Continues to Show Record Low Daily Extent

On March 19 2015, the National Snow and Ice Data Center declared that sea ice in the Arctic Ocean had reached its high point in its area of coverage (“extent”) for the year, and that this high point was the smallest on record.

As you can see by following the blue line in this […]

Congress Shows The True Face Of All Of The Above Energy

When it comes to energy, the Republican Party has developed what it thinks is a smooth tactic. Republicans saw that the “drill baby drill” motto, which reached its height during the failed presidential campaign of John McCain and Sarah Palin, was too crass in its play for financial donations from Big Oil. It made GOP […]

Hillary Clinton And GOP Presidential Candidates Ignore 400 Parts Per Million

While Bernard Sanders speaks strongly on the issue of climate change, the Republicans and Hillary Clinton pretend the issue doesn’t exist as our atmosphere reaches a global CO2 average of 400 ppm for the first time in recorded history. […]

Mike Huckabee Incoherent On The Environment

Mike Huckabee’s Anything and Everything Energy Policy is a symptom of sloppy thinking and indifference to suffering. Huckabee ought to be ashamed of himself for even suggesting it. […]