Daily Archives: January 13, 2014

Video on Climate Skeptics Generates Millions of Views and Some Controversy | InsideClimate News

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The viral video, posted in late August, has brought political satire to the debate on climate change, outing skeptics in Congress and causing a stir.

By Zahra Hirji, InsideClimate News
Sep 10, 2013

The video (screenshot seen here) offers a glimpse of a world in which hurricane storms are named after climate denier politicians, such as Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida.

A funny video that calls on the World Meteorological Organization to name hurricanes after climate deniers in Congress has struck a chord, or a nerve, with people around the world—going viral in the two weeks since it was first posted on YouTube.

“We are knocking at the door of 2 million views of the video in around one week—more than we could have hoped or expected for,” Daniel Kessler, media campaigner for 350.org Action Fund, the climate activist group behind the viral video, said last week.

But the video has done more than generate views and cause a laugh. It has sparked over ten thousand comments on YouTube and other social sites debating the scientific evidence about climate threats and the merits of poking fun at climate science doubters—with slightly more than half favoring the video.

“Awesome video,” wrote one YouTube commentator. “In a perfect world this [naming system] would be true.”

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West Virginia: Example of the Libertarian Paradise!


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Published on Jan 13, 2014

Thom Hartmann says the coal company chemical spill in West Virginia is a perfect example of what is wrong with the Libertarian economic model.

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W. Virginia chemical spill leaves 300,000 begging for water


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Published on Jan 13, 2014

Residents of Charleston, WV spent the weekend driving from one fire station to another, searching for water after a chemical spill left 300,000 people without running tap water. On Thursday, a storage tank at Freedom Industries leaked some 7,500 gallons of 4-methylcyclohexane methanol into the Elk River, just one mile upstream from the local water treatment facility. MCHM is a foaming agent used to clean coal before it goes to market. RT correspondent Meghan Lopez was at ground zero of the chemical spill in West Virginia and she brings us more.

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West Virginia Chemical Spill Leaves Hundreds of Thousands Without Clean Water

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Published on Jan 13, 2014

For the fifth day in a row, 300,000 residents in and around the U.S. city of Charleston, West Virginia, have been left without access to clean water, after a chemical spill contaminated the Elk River. Schools and businesses remain closed as a result of the spill, which has stained the area’s water blue-green and made it smell like licorice. VOA’s Brian Allen has more.

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West Virginia Chemical Spill – Headlines for Monday, January 13

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Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, January 13


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Published on Jan 13, 2014

Visit http://www.democracynow.org to watch the entire independent, global news hour. This is a summary of news headlines from the United States and around the world as reported by Democracy Now! on Monday, January 13, 2014. Visit our website to read the complete transcript, search the vast news archive, or to make a donation to support our non-profit news program.

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