An under-discussed problem is that the frequency and severity of extreme weather events threatens to shake our financial system to its core.
Lack of Action on Climate Change Will Lead to a Massive Financial Crash
The world’s largest investors, who manage over $32 trillion in financial assets, joined together to issue a strong warning to governments at the U.N. climate summit on Monday.
Without huge reductions in carbon emissions, and the phasing out of all coal burning, the world faces a financial crash several times worse than the 2008 crisis, they said.
Al Gore Says Climate Change is Creating a ‘Global Emergency’
Former Vice President Al Gore on Friday made very clear on Friday that he believes the world is experiencing a “global emergency” due to changes in the earth’s climate caused by human beings. His comments were made after the United Nations’ released a dire new report on climate change.
Antarctic Ice Loss Has Tripled and Coastal Cities May Soon Be Flooded
A new study about the rate of ice loss in Antarctica caused by warmer ocean waters has raised the alarm that sea levels will be rising much faster in the future.
According to the scientists involved in the study this will pose a grave threat to coastal cities and low-lying areas that have not made preparations for the sudden rise in sea levels.
Scientists May Be Able To Stop Global Warming With A Giant Sunshade
When we’re out in the sun it’s nice to be able to sit in the shade to cool off. And now scientists have figured out a way to create a giant sunshade in the sky to cool off our planet. If it works it could be a solution to global warming.
Democrats Erupt On Ignorant Trump After He Wishes For ‘Good Old Global Warming’
One Democratic representative called Trump a "child who hates science class."
Insane Trump Tweets That Cold Winter Weather Is Proof That Climate Change Is Fake
Trump's ignorance on this subject is obvious, but it's neither new nor is it surprising.
Right-Wing Christians Place Party Before Faith Forsaking Compassion For Their Neighbor
It doesn’t matter what the issue is. Right-wing Christians have been placing the priorities of the party before the tenants of the faith for decades. However, now they are reaching ever new extremes, emboldened by Donald Trump’s presidency and Republican control of Congress.
Federal Judge Smacks Down Trump Effort To Dismantle Obama-Era Environmental Protection
On Wednesday, one federal judge reminded Donald Trump that hating Barack Obama is not a good enough reason to ignore key environmental protections.
Al Roker Takes Another Shot At Rush Limbaugh Over Hurricane Irma: ‘We’re Not Hyping This’
"We're not trying to scare people, we're not trying to hype this. We want people to be prepared."
Dozens Of U.S. Mayors Defy Trump And Promise To Commit To The Paris Climate Agreement
Leaders from across the country are proving that one man without any grasp of reality – even if he's the president – will not hijack the global effort to tackle this growing threat.
‘Most Selfish Human Being On The Planet’: Chris Matthews Blasts Trump’s Climate Change Ignorance
"It is hard to think of the worst thing this president has done, but so far this might just be the one. "
Green Activists Swarm The White House To Protest Trump’s Decision To Withdraw From Paris Pact
"Our children and grandchildren will look back on this decision stunned that one world leader could be so divorced from reality and morality."
White House Spirals Into A Civil War After Trump Signals He’ll Pull Out Of Climate Agreement
The fact that there is widespread disagreement and confusion in the White House surrounding the Paris climate accord could signal that Trump may back away from his promise to "cancel" the agreement.
A New Global Warming Threat: Future Pandemics Await Us in Melting Polar Ice
Pathogens can survive centuries and 1918 influenza is just one of many pandemics that previously killed millions lurking below the melting ice
People’s Climate March Sends Thousands Marching in the Nation’s Capital
It's Saturday. Donald Trump is off golfing again and climate change protesters are filling the streets of the nation's capital
What You Can Do Even if You Can’t March for Science on Earth Day
To ignore Earth Day "is to surrender to an ideology that has turned mere environmental indifference into a moral nihilism."
‘I’m With Her’ Takes on New Meaning as the Earth Steps to the Forefront
It is time for all Americans to look and weep and try to explain to their children why they weren't with her when it mattered.
Joy Reid Rips the Silent Donald Trump for His Anti-Science Record
If ever the deck was stacked against science and the environment, it was Donald Trump’s cabinet.
Bill Maher Has An Earth Day Message For Trump: Make The Planet Great Again
"Here's a crazy idea: If we're going to take up the challenge to overhaul a planet, let's do this one."
In a Blow to Steve Bannon, Trump May Keep Obama’s Paris Climate Agreement
"Trump may remain in Paris climate deal. That would deal a huge blow to Bannon's fraudulent nationalism"
Trump Says His Budget Makes Safety ‘No. 1 Priority’ But it Will Kill Americans
Trump's budget directs dollars away from the people who need it most, vulnerable children and the elderly, to fill the swamp he promised to drain
Arnold Schwarzenegger Says States Rights Logic Applies to Pro-Environment States Too
"My Republican colleague here is all about states' rights - except the right to clean air & save lives from pollution"
Bernie Sanders Shuts Down Trump Nominee Who Says Climate Change Is Up For Debate
Sanders showed how all Trump nominees should be questioned going forward.
Noam Chomsky Says GOP is the ‘Most Dangerous Organization in World History’
"The party is dedicated to racing as rapidly as possible to [the] destruction of organized human life. There is no historical precedent for such a stand."
The Media Ignores the Good News On Climate Change
To avoid climate-ending global temperature rise, it is critical for the world to transition off fossil fuels and embrace renewable, clean energy sources.
Not a Hoax: NASA Says 2016 Will Be Hottest Year on Record
"The record-warm September means 11 of the past 12 consecutive months dating back to October 2015 have set new monthly high-temperature records"
Governor Scott Orders 1.5 Million Floridians to Flee the Result of Climate Change
"Scientists are confident that as we continue to heat up the oceans, we’re going to see more of these high-end perfect storms.”
Florida Sinking Beneath the Waves, But Folks in Boca Raton Are Worried About Mosques
Mosques really don't appear to be the problem. Like churches, they will be under water. Along with the people who attend them.
Louisiana Floods Coincide With Announcement July Was Hottest In History
Climate change increases the amounts of rain in the most intense events, and extreme rainfall events like in Louisiana are expected to grow increasingly more common.
ExxonMobil Lies – They Still Oppose Any Climate Change Remedies
ExxonMobil promotes a carbon tax while contributing to Republicans who block all efforts to combat climate change with a tax on carbon.
Forget Terrorism, Republicans Are America’s Greatest Existential Threat
Americans face greater threats of extreme weather, seal level rise, water scarcity, heat waves, and wildfires, and biological systems disturbance.
Oil Giant Pledges Major Shift To Renewable and Green Energy to Fight Climate Change
"Sierra Club welcomes Total’s new policy changes to meet the global climate accord and reduce its role in
Ted Cruz Says ‘Climate Change Is Not Science, It’s Religion’
Drowning in evidence, Cruz denies there is evidence, and then claims if we say he "denies" it we're proving climate change is a religion
Conservative Heartland Institute “Accuses” Pope of Paganism
The problem for conservatives is not that the Pope made room for Paganism in the Church, but that he refuses to make room for capitalism
Ten Lonely House Republicans Acknowledge Climate Change Is Real
The ten signed a resolution "affirming that human activity contributes to climate change" and they endorsed action to respond to the threat.
Republicans Engage in More Treason to Undermine the President on Climate Change
Mitch McConnell and his gaggle of traitors warn foreign governments not to trust Obama when negotiating with Obama in Paris this December
Bobby Jindal Urges President Obama Not To Mention Climate Change On Katrina Anniversary
Bobby Jindal sent a letter to President Obama, requesting that the president not talk about climate change on Katrina's 10th anniversary.
What to Take from Her Firing by HP: Anyone Will Be Better than Carly Fiorina
Fiorina says we need to tell the truth about the science but tells a whole bunch of lies instead, and gets a free pass from the media to boot
GOP Hopeful John Kasich Flip Flops On Climate Change, Jumps Into Denialist Camp
John Kasich told Chuck Todd on MSNBC's Meet the Press on Sunday, that the theory of man-made climate change was unproven.
Bernie Sanders Gets Major Environmental Endorsement
The campaign of Bernie Sanders scored a major coup Saturday, earning the first endorsement of any candidate by a national environmental group, Friends of the Earth.
Granted, the field is limited to Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, given that no living Republican candidate will ever earn the endorsement of any environmental group, local, state, or national. But with the narrowing gap between Clinton and Sanders, this endorsement is no small thing.
Report Shows The Oil Industry Benefits From $5.3 Trillion in Subsidies Annually
In a new and disturbing report from researchers at the International Monetary Fund, the world's governments are providing subsidies to the highly profitable oil industry to the tune of an astonishing $5.3 trillion in benefits per year.
Huckabee Thinks One Beheading Is Worse Than 17 Texans Killed In Record Floods
Huckabee raged and attempted to contradict the President telling Fox News that, "I assure you that one beheading is much worse than a sunburn."
Right-Wingers Claim Texas Flooding Caused Not by Climate Change but Witchcraft and Sodomy
Bryan Fischer and company think they can pinpoint sodomy and witchcraft as the causes of Texas flooding, but the Bible - like science - disagrees
Obama Hammers Republicans For Betraying Their Country On Climate Change
It was prescient, then, that when President Obama addressed graduates of the Coast Guard Academy and told them that "denying it (climate change), or refusing to deal with it endangers our national security. Anything less is negligence. It is a dereliction of duty and it undermines the readiness of our forces," he was describing and referring to Republicans.
Scott Walker and House GOP Pollute the Spirit of Earth Day
It appears that although Earth Day is an annual event celebrated worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection, only Republicans are capable of using the day to perpetuate their anti-environment agenda in service to the Koch brothers.
Wisconsin Becomes Second Koch-Republican State To Ban Climate Change Discussion
Now that the Koch Republicans banned government employees from uttering the words "climate change" because they wanted to prevent damage to the environment, one wonders how long before Republicans issue state-wide bans on citizens mentioning, discussing, or advocating for action to combat climate change.
ALEC Threatens Progressives With A Lawsuit For Calling Out Its Lies
Interestingly, the Koch-backed anti-environmental group is threatening to file suit against progressive and liberal groups for accusing ALEC of lying about the reality of anthropogenic climate change.
Gov. Rick Scott Banned Talk of “Global Warming” and “Climate Change”
Rick Scott's administration banned use of terms like global warming and climate change, but denial won't turn sea level rise into a nuisance
Attention Climate Change Deniers: NASA, NOAA Report 2014 Was Warmest Year Recorded
In a joint press release, NOAA and NASA scientists reported that 2014 was the warmest year on earth, since at least 1880.
Right-Wing Conspiracy Theorists Blame The Federal Government For Polar Vortex
White jets and their chemtrails have replaced black helicopters as harbingers of certain climate doom. It's the black guy in the White House and his government running dogs doing all the harm.
Extremist Climate Deniers Claim Historic Climate March Was An Attack On Their Way of Life
The anti-science crowd loves science that gave them automobiles, medicine, electricity, sanitation, and ability to communicate easily with any location on Earth, and they depend on medical science to eliminate threats to their lives. It is curious, then, that when the preponderance of scientists from around the world warn them of an existential threat to their health, well-being, and their nation's survival, the extremists claim it is "an attack on their way of life."
House Republicans Refuse to Discuss Climate Change Because They Aren’t Scientists
In the House of Representatives, Republicans signaled to the world that not only are they not discussing the veracity of man-made climate change, they signaled to the world they are smarter than climate scientists and officially denied that what 97% of climate scientists say is wrong and that there is no climate change threat.
No Global Warming? NOAA Says January Was Fourth Warmest on Record
You have to go all the way back to 1976 - the year Paul McCartney and Wings made it to #1 with "Silly Love Songs" and Elton John and Kiki Dee followed close on their heels with #2's Don't Go Breaking My Heart, to find a below average temperature for January.
Chris Wallace Says Climate Change Isn’t Occurring Because It Is Cold On The East Coast
There is no place better for conservatives to wrap themselves up in self-denial and make up stuff than Fox News Sunday. Discussions around climate change are no exception.
Climate Change Deniers Using Cold Weather as Proof Exposed as Idiots By Jon Stewart
On Monday night's episode of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart took aim at conservatives who have taken to the airwaves in the past few days to spout idiotic statements regarding climate change in light of record cold temperatures over much of the United States
In the Midst of Historic Flooding Colorado Secessionists Deny Climate Change
Two Weld County commissioners supporting secession made statements that have a direct correlation to why the state is experiencing a event that is bound become a regular occurrence across America.
Crybaby GOP Senator Throws a Tantrum Over Being Called Out As a Climate Change Denier
Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) is throwing a fit that the League of Conservation Voters is including him in an ad campaign because he questions the validity of global climate change.
Science Deniers And the Stupidity Caused by Being Blinded By Faith
It is mindboggling there are so many Americans opposed to science and steeped in myth and superstition in the 21st century.
Republicans Attack Science To Advance Religion and Oil Industry Profits
Religious groups and Republicans are on a campaign to bring an end to science to advance religion and oil industry profits.
Could Obama’s Best Climate Change Strategy Be Thwarted by Religious Fundamentalism?
Fossil fuel barons need to join the efforts to stem climate change, but their religious beliefs may be an unrecognized barrier to progress.
Dirty Weather Puts 24 Hours of Reality in the Face of Climate Change Deniers
2012's weather is a terrifying foretaste of the future of ourworld with Global Warming. Watch 24 Hours of Reality, the Dirty Weather Report
Bernie Sanders Calls Hurricane Sandy America’s Wake Up Call on Global Warming
Sen. Bernie Sanders called on American to heed the warning of Hurricane Sandy, and start working to reverse global warming.
The GOP’s Dystopian Dream of America’s Future
Why should the federal deficit scare us compared to an uninhabitable planet? Aren't mountains without tops more frightening than an IUD?
Closing Minds and Banning Science in North Carolina
By banning science, by banning any discussion at all of climate change in North Carolina, the anti-regulation Republicans are regulating scientific thought.
North Carolina GOP Would Make Truth About Rising Sea Levels Illegal Rather Than Deal With It
Rather than let scientists accurately project sea level rise, the business-friendly North Carolina GOP would make it illegal to tell the truth
Conservatism Looks More Like an Online MMORPG Every Day
You have to wonder the degree to which conservatives are even aware any more of reality as they indulge in increasingly twisted fantasies
Misunderstandings, Misconceptions and Distortions About Global Warming
It's truly sad when the individuals who creates the laws that regulate greenhouse gas emissions understands nothing about carbon dioxide.
When Will 61 Degrees in Minot ND Mean Global Warming is Real?
We can laugh at Sean Hannity every time he says cold weather in winter disproves global warming but what does 60 degrees in Minot tell us?
The Dirty Thirty Year End Edition
The Dirty Thirty Year-End edition is a recap of legislation, local, state and federal, the GOP is using to destroy America
The Myth of Self-Regulation
If a government has no right right, and moreover, no obligation to protect the people on whose behalf it was established in the first place, then what rights and obligations do governments have?
Ten Things You’ll Be Voting Against if You Vote Republican
Today is the day we go to vote in the 2010 midterm elections. The results of this election will reverberate far beyond our localities; they will affect the entire country and indeed, the entire world.
Evan Bayh and the Environment Symbolic of Our National Paralysis
In the world of climate change legislation, everyone seems to be waiting for somebody else to act first. Thus, few are willing to lead; the rest are hesitant to follow. The United States, with a unique opportunity to lead the drive to save the planet, has chosen neither to lead nor to follow.
Director James Cameron Calls Out Glenn Beck
Director James Cameron was on MSNBC's Hardball today and when he was asked by host Chris Matthews about the power Glenn Beck, he delivered an ominous warning, "Guys like Beck and the others, I think they are very dangerous to this country." Some on the Left like Cameron are starting to wake up and realize that Beck, Limbaugh, and the others need to be taken seriously as more than entertainers.
Virginia GOP Politicizes Snow Storm to Argue Against Climate Change
In their quest to politicize everything, the Republican Party sunk to a new low today in the state of Virginia, as they are using the current record snow storm in a new ad that mocks Democrats for supporting climate change legislation. The Republican are ignoring that events like the massive snow event are exactly what scientists are warning of.
Global Warming is Baloney Signs Still Being Displayed at Southern Burger Kings
A dispute has erupted between Burger King and one of its franchisees over global warming. The franchisee, Mirabile Investment Corporation had placed the placed the political statement global warming is baloney on a dozen of their signs across Tennessee. Corporate BK ordered the statement taken down, and the franchisee has refused.
Rep. Barton Argues CO2 Shouldn’t be regulated because it is in Coca Cola
Rep. Joe Barton defended his anti-global warming position on C-SPAN today by arguing that CO2, carbon dioxide should not be regulated because it is not a pollutant. He said that since CO2 is in Coca-Cola it is safe for people and should not be regulated.
Rep. Bachmann: Cap and Trade is a Plan to Enslave Americans
Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann was on the Northern Alliance Radio Network, where she warned that President Obama's cap and trade system to lower greenhouse gas emissions will turn Americans into slaves to the government. She said that cap and trade will give the government control over all of the activities of our daily lives.
Fox News Uses Doctored Video to Smear Al Gore
Laura Ingraham was guest hosting The O'Reilly Factor last night, and she went on the attack against Al Gore. She claimed that Gore's climate change position has been very profitable for him. To make her point, Ingraham used doctored video of Gore's recent congressional testimony that omitted Gore saying that he donates all of his profits back to the cause.
Al Gore Compares Global Warming Deniers to Bernie Madoff
In his testimony to Congress former vice president Al Gore said that the global warming deniers are "like Bernie Madoff, they lied to the people who trusted them in order to make money." He also said that the deniers have committed a massive fraud larger than Madoff's.
Beck Compares Al Gore’s “Lies” on Global Warming to Hitler and the Nazis
Glenn Beck took his anti-global warming rhetoric to a new high or low, depending on your perspective today by comparing former vice president Al Gore's congressional testimony on the importance of cap and trade legislation to the lies of Adolph Hitler, Joseph Goebbels, and the Nazis.
Glenn Beck: Clueless About Photosynthesis
In the midst of urging his listeners to cut down old trees for Earth Day, Glenn Beck argued that carbon dioxide is not poison. Beck asked, "How can carbon dioxide be poison when it is naturally occurring and trees need it to grow?"
The Great GOP $3,100 Energy Tax Lie
After attempts to label President Obama's cap and trade proposal a sales tax on energy failed, Republican have shifted their attack to calling Obama's plan a tax that will cost American families an additional $3,100 a year. The problem is that this is a lie.
Ranking The Top 5 GOP 2012 Contenders
Although Barack Obama has only been in office for a couple of months, this hasn't stopped the 2012 Republican presidential contenders from jockeying for early position in what will likely be a crowded GOP field, and if the length of the 2008 campaign was any indication, it won't be long until the race for 2012 will get going. The question is who among the contenders will challenge President Obama?
GOP Mythmaking: The Obama Sales Tax on Electricity
Today, Sen. Judd Gregg accused Obama of proposing the largest tax increase in history by imposing a sales tax on electricity during his delivery of the weekly Republican radio address. The sales tax Gregg is referring to is actually Obama's proposed cap and trade system to combat global warming.
Jindal: Rooting for Obama to Fail Isn’t Treason
Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) spoke to the NRCC last night, and he proclaimed that wanting Obama to fail is perfectly fine, because the Democrats wanted Bush to fail over the past eight years. He said rooting for Obama to fail isn't treason, civil disobedience, or political obstructionism.
GOP Rep. Bachmann Calls For Revolution Over Cap and Trade Plan
During an interview over the weekend, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) called for armed overthrow of the U.S. government. What is the issue that has Bachmann calling for marches in the streets? She is worried about the danger of a cap and trade system to combat global warming which she denied as a human caused problem.
Jindal: The GOP’s Great Ethnic Hoopla
Ever since John McCain was named the Republican nominee for 2008, and well before he selected little-qualif
The 2012 Palin/Jindal Battle Erupts Over Volcanoes
It seems that Gov.
Chris Matthews on His Oh God Remark
Tonight on his show Hardball Chris Matthews clarified what he meant last night when an open mic cau
Biden Squares off With Jindal over Stimulus Package
On the Today show this morning Vice President Joe Biden and Gov.
Bobby Jindal in Slumdog Governor
Perhaps the GOP has not been given enough credit.
A 2012 Preview? Barack Obama vs. Bobby Jindal
Tonight we will see a conflict of perspective, as President Obama will lay out a realistic but optimistic v
How Republican Governors are lying to the Unemployed
A major talking point of the Republican governors who are not going to take the unemployment funds in
Groups Praise Obama as a Champion of Conservation
Both the Sierra Club and the National Audubon Society praised President Barack O
Conservatives Blast Obama Inaugural’s Carbon Footprint
The conservative group the Institute for Liberty (IFL) is calling Democrats hypocrites on the issue of global warming because they estimated that President Elect Barack Obama inauguration will produce
5 Immediate Changes That President Obama Will Bring
To say that expectations are high for the presidency of Barack Obama, would be an understatement. From the economy to Iraq, here are five changes that you can count on happening now that Democrats are back in control of the White House.
What Happened to John McCain?, Part I: Sarah Palin
With Barack Obama opening up a wider and wider lead, both in national polls as well as state polls (even crucial swing states), and John McCain literally sinking quicker than the Titanic, the question must be asked: what happened to John McCain?
Biden Mocks Palin on Global Warming
At a campaign stop in Rochester, New Hampshire, today Joe Biden took the gloves off against Sarah Palin, by openly mocking her debate answer on the cause of global warming, and he repeated the campaign's promise to end the Iraq war.
Sarah Palin on Global Warming, Evolution, and Abortion
Sarah Palin was back on the CBS Evening News with Kate Couric tonight, and she ducked, dodged, and gave half answers to questions about abortion, global warming, the environment and even what newspapers and magazines she reads to stay up on current events.
Here is the exchange between Palin and Couric over what newspapers and magazines she reads:
Palin: I've read most of them, again with a great appreciation for the press, for the media.